Arts briefs

By MYLO ERICKSON

aztecpress@pima.edu

Pima Community College’s spring semester will end with a flurry of arts events, including a fashion show, musical concerts, a film premiere and a writer’s workshop.

Student Fashion Show – May 6

Pima fashion design students will showcase their clothing creations during “Pima Runway” on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

The fashion show, planned by the Fashion Show and Event Planning class, is free and open to the public.

Orchestra concert – May 7

The PCC Orchestra will perform Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

Program selections include compositions by Rossini, Schubert, Brahms and Stravinsky, under the direction of PCC instructor Alexander Tentser. The program highlight is “Concerto for Harp and Flute” by Mozart.

The orchestra is made up of high school students, college students and community adults.

Admission costs $6, with discounts available. For tickets or information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Chorale & College Singers concert – May 8

The PCC Chorale & College Singers will present their final concert of the 2010-2011 season on Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

Chorale selections include highlights from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin and three choruses

from the opera “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell.

The College Singers lineup will include the Scottish folk song “Bobby Shaftoe” arranged by David Willcocks, “Two Songs” by Gwyneth Walker and “Good Ale” by John Rutter.

The performance will be under the direction of Benjamin Sorenson, who has directed the PCC Chorale & College Singers since 1978.

Admission costs $6, with discounts available. For tickets or information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

‘Byline’ film premiere – May 15

PCC’s digital video and film arts department will premiere “Byline,” a short film completed by advanced cinematography classes, May 15-16 in the Proscenium Theatre at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

The Sunday showing will be at 2 p.m. and the Monday screening begins at 7 p.m.

“Byline,” using 1950s film noir genre, features a female newspaper reporter who ruthlessly manipulates the system after being denied advancement by sexist male management. The film was shot in black and white using a high-definition digital camera.

During the event, students will also showcase film and video works from beginning and advanced classes under the direction of David Wing.

The event is free and open to the public. For details, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Pima Writers’ Workshop – May 27-29

PCC will host a Pima Writers’ Workshop May 27-29 designed for both beginning and advanced writers.

A pre-workshop meet-the-authors reception and reading by Jo-Ann Mapson will be held May 26 at 7 p.m. at Hotel Tucson City Center.

Award-winning authors and agents will lead workshop discussions and writing exercises at the West Campus Center for the Arts on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Topics include writing for fiction and nonfiction, sassy stories, memoirs, plot development, tips to overcome writers block, query letters, how to hook an agent and the new electronic world of books.

Workshop faculty members include Steve Duno, Jeff Gerecke, Jeff Helgeson, T.R. Hummer, Nancy Mairs and John Vornholt.

The workshop costs $100.

For more information, call Meg Files 206-6084 or e-mail mfiles@pima.edu

 

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