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MARI TUDISCO

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Birth Date: 1956
Birth Place: Downey, California

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Date submitted: October 24, 2006
Gift: Leaf Tile - medium
Location on plaza map: C3
Areas of Achievement: Adventure, Arts, Volunteer
 
Mari Tudisco began her career and lifelong love of art at an early age, receiving recognition and honors for her work while growing up in Palm Springs, California. After earning her bachelor of science degree at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, she migrated to Tucson in the fall of 1979 after spending two years in Europe traveling and developing her skills. Not content to express herself in one medium, she explored and perfected her craft in working in pastels, ceramics, faux painting, sketching and interior design. Her commissions are displayed prominently in several of Tucson’s best-loved restaurants, including Vivace, La Salsa and Gavi, as well as being centerpieces in many of Tucson’s finest office complexes and private homes.

While Mari has traveled the world extensively, her love of Tucson has always drawn her back to its quiet beauty and her belief in giving back to the community which has so graciously embraced her work. She has generously given her time and talents to many ongoing charities, including but not limited to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, St. Gregory’s "The Sip" and District 16 school foundation fundraisers.

Throughout her life, Mari has lived with the simple rule of building a strong home life, family life, and community life. She finds color, poetry, and music in everyday things and translates those pleasures into her electric personality.

Of all her many adventures, challenges, honors and talents her proudest accomplishment is her precious daughter Isabella Pilar Sadacca, whom she remains forever devoted to.

From the moment Mari was born into a unique family of seven children, she has always stood out for her beauty, style and grace. She is loved and revered by many.