Art Briefs

Tuba player Deanna Swoboda will perform at Pima Community College on Feb. 14.
Photo courtesy of PCC Center for the arts.

Tuba concert

Feb. 14

Arizona State University assistant professor and accomplished tuba player Deanna Swoboda will bring a “Tuba: Song, Dance and Romance” recital to the Pima Community College West Campus on Sunday, Feb. 14.

The performance begins at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $8, with a variety of discounts available.

The program will feature romantic music by composers such as Robert Schumann, Rolf Wilhelm, Barbara York and Samuel Pilafian. The performance will also feature a tuba duet between Swoboda and PCC music instructor Mark Nelson.

Swoboda is a longtime performer whose accomplishments include four CDs and hundreds of concerts and performance appearances.

She also has collaborated with horn player Lin Faulk on TubaCOR, an ensemble that commissions new works for female horn players.

For additional information, call the Center for the Arts box office at 206-6986 or visit online at

-By  Eddie Celaya

Fiber exhibit

Feb. 20

Artists from Arizona and other states will visit Pima Community College’s West Campus on Saturday, Feb. 20, for a free “Many Facets of Fiber” presentation.

Ten artists with Friends of Fiber Arts International will display small works of art and show PowerPoints of their creations from 8:45-11:30 a.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Presentation highlights will include weaving, embroidery, felting and beading.

PCC’s fashion design department worked with the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery to bring the show to Tucson.

Bernal Gallery Director David Andrés recently opened a “Broaden the Aperture” exhibit that includes photographic art. Some pieces incorporate unusual forms, including fiber. The Bernal Gallery will be open after the fiber presentation.

Call 206-6942 or visit for additional information. To learn more about Friends of Fiber Art International, visit

-By Alyss Ramer

Cantores quartet

Feb. 21

The Pima Community College music department will host Cantores, an a cappella male quartet founded by PCC music instructor Jonathan Ng.

The concert will be held Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Tickets are $8, with discounts available.

Cantores features Ng, counter-tenor and tenor Jose Snook, tenor Vincent Jackson and baritone Darryl King. The group will perform pop music and choral selections from stage and screen.

The program includes the Simon and Garfunkle hit “Scarborough Fair,” “Tonight” from the Broadway hit “West Side Story” and “Get Me to the Church on Time” from “My Fair Lady.”

For additional information, call 206-6986, or visit online at

-By  Eddie Celaya

‘Crazy for You’

Feb. 25-March 6

A beloved western musical will run Feb. 25-March 6 at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Todd Poelstra and his team selected “Crazy for You” to be the next show interpreted by student actors.

“Crazy for You” features music by composer George Gershwin, and received a Tony award while on Broadway in 1992. The play, set in the ‘30s, revolves around a passion for dancing and two lovers.

A pre-show celebration, “Opening Night Round-up of Cowpokes and City Slickers,” will be held on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is included in the price of the show ticket.

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets cost $18, with discounts for students, groups, seniors and members of the military. For additional details, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit

-By Alyssa Ramer

SandScript deadline

March 4

SandScript, Pima Community College’s art and literary magazine, will accept student submissions through March 4. Eligible entries include prose, poetry and visual art created by students.

Joshua Cochran’s WRT 162 class produces SandScript each spring. Students in the class choose entries through a blind-judging process, prepare the selected entries for publication and design the magazine. The 2016 edition will be unveiled in a ceremony on May 18.

SandScript has won numerous awards during its 20-year existence, include first-place national honors in 2015 from the Community College Humanities Association’s literary magazine competition.

Students may submit up to three works of fiction or non-fiction prose, six poems and six works of visual art.

All works must be previously unpublished, and submissions must be identified only by student ID number. Download 2016 guidelines and submission forms at Follow all requirements to avoid disqualification.

For further information, email the magazine staff at

-By Alyssa Ramer

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