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PCC presents April 11 faculty tuba recital

Pima Community College will feature a tuba recital by Mark Nelson at the Center for the Arts Recital Hall at West Campus on April 11 at 7 p.m.

The annual faculty recital will feature Nelson and guest musician Kelly Thomas on euphonium performing “Double Concerto for Euphonium and Tuba” by James Grant.

The program will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Grant’s “Three Furies for Solo Tuba” in a tuba performance by Nelson, accompanied by Marie Sierra on piano. Grant will provide commentary on the works.

Faculty members Rob Boone, trombone, and Victor Valenzuela, horn, will team with Nelson for “Trio” by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas.

The program will also mark the 10th-anniversary performance of “Tango Images,” written for Nelson by Adriana Figueroa Mañas.

Tickets are $6 with discounts available. For information, contact 206-6986, or visit


-By Bruce Hardt


Student art reception April 17


The annual Juried Student Art Exhibition is on display through May 3 in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College West Campus.

A reception will be held April 17 from noon-3 p.m., with an award ceremony at 1 p.m.

The exhibit is divided into two sections: media and fibers. Jean Marie Nutt’s fiber works, “Nuclear Family” and “Studio Portrait,” were named Best of Show.

The exhibit gives students from each PCC campus an opportunity to present their work in a professional venue, gallery director David Andres said.

“Every year we ask students to send in three possible entries, then I hire three jurors that are known throughout Southern Arizona to choose students who they think fit the idea of the exhibit,” Andres said.

The gallery received 77 entries from 70 different artists.

This year’s jurors were Bailey Doogan from the University of Arizona School of Art, Liz Allen from the Arizona State University Northlight Gallery in Tempe and Ben Mckee from Cochise College in Sierra Vista.

Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and before most evening theatrical performances. Admission is free.

For further information, call 206-6942 or visit



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