Arts Briefs

Piano concert March 21

Pima Community College music instructors Raymond Ryder and June Chow-Tyne will perform a piano concert on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Admission is $8, with discounts available.

Ryder has a private teaching studio in Tucson in addition to teaching piano at PCC. Chow-Tyne has performed extensively in Asia and North America as a soloist and chamber music player.

For ticket information, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit

-By Katie Stewart-Vacio


Native American culture pageant

The Native American Student Association will hold a pageant March 28 to select Miss Indian Pima Community College.

The main purpose of the pageant is to promote the culture and traditions of Native American students, according to NASA vice chairman Deljean Valentine.

“There are many nations but we are all different nations,” she said. “NASA’s goal is to promote unity and understanding in spite of differences.”

Pageant contestants will showcase their talents through dance, skits, storytelling and singing.  They will also write an essay.

The runner-up will hold the title of first attendant.

For additional details, email

-By Kit B. Fassler


Photojournalism exhibit on display

East Campus will host a photo exhibit and special presentation by Pulitzer Prize- winning photojournalist José Galvez March 26.

Galvez earned his degree in journalism at the University of Arizona and worked for major newspapers including the Los Angeles Times after graduating.

His roots in the southwest are reflected in his images covering Latino life and the Chicano movement.

His photos, in honor of Cesar Chavez, have been on display in the East Campus Library since March 2 and will remain until March 26.

Galvez will be speaking to PCC students at 10:10 a.m. in the Library Learning Studio and at noon in the Art Studio, Room E-5.

The headline presentation, “Shine” begins at 2 p.m. in Community Room, L-101. The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information on the exhibit, email or call 206-7616.

Information about José Galvez can be found at

East Campus is located at 8181 E. Irvington Road.

-By Jamie Verwys

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