Talks to explore ‘Frida’ topics

Two upcoming talks will explore aspects of artist Frida Kahlo’s work as part of an ongoing exhibit at the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

Pima Community College’s district office will host a free Feb. 3 lecture by Edward J. Sullivan, “Frida Kahlo as Subject and Object in Contemporary Art.” Sullivan, an art history professor at New York University, will speak from 6-7:30 p.m. The district office is located at 4095 E. Broadway Blvd.

Guadalupe Cruikshank, chair of PCC’s world languages department, will talk Feb. 9 on “The Popul Vuh: The Sacred Stories of the Maya Guadalupe.” Her talk will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way. Admission is $10.

For further information, visit or call 326-9686.

-By Daniella Campuzano


Vocal recital set for Feb. 12

PCC music instructor Jonathan Ng will perform a vocal recital, accompanied by Marie Sierra, on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

Aside from his teaching responsibilities, Ng is a lyric tenor who has performed across the U.S., Europe and in Hong Kong. The recital will explore various musical styles from Baroque to the 20th century.

Ng will perform selections for tenor by J.S. Bach, Benedetto Marcello, Franz Schubert and Roger Quilter. He’ll also include pieces for counter-tenor by Handel and Vivaldi.

Tickets are $8, with discounts for students/ seniors/ military/ PCC employees and groups of 10 or more.

For more information, call 206-6986, visit or email

 -By Robyn Zelickson


Submit SandScript entries by March 3

PCC’s award-winning literary magazine, SandScript, is accepting submissions from students for the 2017 edition. Deadline is March 3.

Guidelines are specific and must be carefully followed. No previously published work will be accepted and hard copies will not be returned.

Students may submit visual art, poetry, prose or a combination of all three. Each entry requires a separate form.

SandScript adviser Joshua Cochran is proud of the work published each year, and said participation continues to rise.

“Last year, the Downtown Campus was extremely well represented in submissions, and we could always use more from Northwest, East, Desert Vista and Community,” he said.

For more information, email For complete submission criteria, visit or

-By Robyn Zelickson


 ‘Heights’ contest entries due by Feb. 20

The theater arts program is sponsoring two contests as part of upcoming “In the Heights” performances.

The first contest is all about food and recipes. The idea is to share a favorite recipe that has been passed down in your family and represents your culture.

The second contest is about your neighborhood. Use a story, poem or photo to describe the neighborhood in which you live or work.

Each submission will be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include gift cards to Drop Dance and Breakout Studios, Movement Culture, Harkin’s Theaters, Old Tucson Studios, Roadhouse Cinema and more.

Recipes and stories will be exhibited at the Center for the Arts during an “In the Heights” opening night Carnaval Del Barrio celebration on Feb. 23.

To enter, email your entry to by Feb. 20 with “In the Heights” contest in the subject line.

-By Robyn Zelickson


Gallery director receives award nomination

David Andres, the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery director and an adjunct instructor, has been nominated for a 2017 Governor’s Arts Award. Finalists for the prestigious award will be announced on Feb. 20, and honorees will be named May 4.

Nominees come from 20 Arizona arts communities, 17 of which are in Tucson.

For further information, visit

 -By Robyn Zelickson


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