ARTS BRIEFS

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‘Vagina Monologues’ returns March 23

Pima Community College West Campus will host a free performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The seventh annual production will feature a cast of PCC students, faculty, staff and alumni sharing powerful stories based on a play written by Eve Ensler.

The production is open to the public. Although there is no charge, donations will benefit the nonprofit EMERGE! Center Against Domestic Violence.

For additional information, call 206-6742.

Cababi accepting employee submissions

A PCC employee art and literary magazine, Cababi, is soliciting submissions from faculty, staff and administrators. Deadline is May 20.

The magazine accepts unpublished work in categories that include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, sculpture, essays, editorials, satire, travel endeavors, culinary feats and performance art.

Cababi dedicated its 2016-2017 issue to writing instructor Meg Files, who retired in December 2016 after 30 years at the colleg

For rules and to submit work, visit https://cababiartliterarymagazine.submittable.com/submit.

Andres a finalist for governor’s art award

David Andres, director of PCC’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery and an adjunct instructor, has been named one of three finalists for a 2017 Governor’s Art Award.

Andres was nominated in the Arts in Education–Individual category. The other two finalists are Mary Erickson of Tempe and Dennis Ott of Sedona.

Honorees will be named at a Governor’s Arts Awards Gala on May 4 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale.

For further information, visit azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards.

Rodriguez wins Molly Starr scholarship

PCC student Lucas Rodriguez, who played the lead role in recent performances of “In the Heights,” has received the theater department’s 2017 Molly Starr scholarship.

When director Todd Poelstra announced the award following a March 2 performance, audience members gave Rodriquez a standing ovation.

The scholarship provides $250 per semester for two semesters. Friends and family created the Molly Starr Scholarship Endowment to memorialize the well-known member of the Tucson theater community.

Bernal Gallery receives $1,925 donation

PCC’s Bernal Gallery benefitted with a donation of $1,925 from a charity drive held to raise money and to spotlight the Southern Arizona community of glass artists.

Mr. Head’s Gallery and Bar hosted the Second Annual Desert Fire Charity Drive Feb.2-5.

Micah Blatt of Mr. Head’s and Fathead Glass, Chris Drury of Ammazzi Glass, Josh Forche and Brett Hughes of Zombie Hand Studios and Brian Jacobsen worked together in the Fathead Glass Studio to create and donate glass art for sale.

Jacobsen is a former PCC student who took Andres’ gallery and museum practices class. He now works at Desert Glass Gallery creating functional glass pieces and figurines.

Bernal Gallery director David Andres and dean of arts and humanities Tom Nevill accepted the donation. The PCC Foundation will use the money to award scholarships for visual arts students.

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