CFA Previews

Instructor takes Pima to tuba city


Pima Community College Music presents Mark Nelson performing in a tuba recital featuring original works by living composers.

The recital will take place at 7 p.m. April 12 at PCC Center for the Arts, West Campus.

Nelson will perform the world premiere of “Sonata for Tuba and Piano” by English composer George Odam. He will be accompanied by Marie Sierra on piano.

Odam is a teacher, composer, writer, editor and lecturer is attending the recital to deliver remarks about his work.

Other selections include the premiere of “Tango Images,” a piece for tuba and strings. Adriana Figueroa Manas will perform the strings rendition. Musicians from the Tucson High School Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Cayce Miners, will accompany.

Tickets for general admission are $8 with discounts available. Box office hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and one hour prior to each performance. For more information, call 206-6986 or email


Student art exhibit returns


The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit returns to the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College Center for the Arts, West Campus. It will take place April 2-May 4, with a reception and award ceremony on April 12.

The free exhibit is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays.

The gallery will present the artwork of students from all six Pima campuses.The exhibit gives the opportunity for Pima students to showcase their work in a professional venue. Those whose work is not selected will be installed at PCC’s Tucson International Airport Gallery March 29-Sept. 6.

This year’s jurors for the exhibit are Meg Hagyard, Angie Zielinski and Aaron Coleman.

Hagyard is an interim director at the University of Arizona Museum of Art. For over 20 years, Hagyard has been working with different institutions around Tucson such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Tucson Children’s Museum. She also has worked as senior director of external relations for the UA Research, Discovery and Innovation Department.

Zielinski is an assistant professor at the Painting and Drawing School of Art at UA. Zielinski is an artist who works within painting, drawing and installation. Zielinski uses carnivals, fireworks and war zones as inspiration in her work. Her work takes events that are interpreted as celebratory or violent, depending on experiences, and she explores the emotions within the events, because such events consist of moments of fragility, stability and danger.

Coleman is a assistant professor at the Art/Printmaking School of Art at UA. He has taught media in printmaking and traditional stone lithography. Coleman art focuses on political and social issues and brings them to life with mixed media and printmaking.

Awards, gift certificates and prizes will be awarded to selected artists.

For more information, contact the gallery at 206-6942 or

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