Arts Briefs

Compiled by Katie Stewart-Vacio

Student art exhibit

Artwork created by Pima Community College students will be on display April 6-May 8 at the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.

The Bernal Gallery is located in the Center for the Arts complex on West Campus. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A reception and awards ceremony will be held Thursday, April 16, at 2 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

The exhibit has been recognized as an important showcase for emerging student artists. Students from all PCC campuses were offered an opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public.

Three jurors selected the student artwork for this year’s exhibition: Diane Dale, visual artist; Simon Donovan, public artist, and Stephen Strom, photographer and writer.

For more information, call the gallery at 206-6942 or visit

Poetry workshop

Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus will host a Creative Writing Weekend Workshop April 24-26 with Brian Blanchfield.

The workshop will offer focused, intensive exploration of poetry writing, with a variety of activities and lots of hands-on practice.

Workshop hours are 6-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Participants will also write on their own Saturday night.

Blanchfield, a poet and essayist, is the author of two books, “Not Even Then” and “A Several World,” which was awarded the 2014 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and named a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award in Poetry.

His nonfiction collection, “Onesheets,” is forthcoming from Nightboat Books next winter. Blanchfield is also the poetry editor for Fence magazine.

He has taught creative writing at the University of Arizona, University of Montana, Pratt Institute of Art and Otis College of Art and Design.

Current PCC students can enroll through MyPima. Non-students can fill out an online admission form at, then enroll.

The workshop counts for two credits. The course number is WRT 298T2 and the CRN is 22951. Cost for Arizona residents is $141 for tuition and $21 in fees.

For more information, contact Josie Milliken at or 206-7156, or Brooke Anderson at or 206-7350.

Miss Indian pageant

The Native American Student Association will hold a pageant on 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.

Pageant contestants will showcase their talents through dance, skits, storytelling and singing.  They will also write an essay. The runnerup will hold the title of first attendant.

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