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Student artwork on display

Student artwork on display

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Pima Community College’s Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will continue through May 5 in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at the West Campus Center for the Arts. Students from all six campuses are represented in the exhibition, which displays 69 works of art. Another 39 student pieces are on display at the […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

Concerts spotlight musical ensembles

Concerts spotlight musical ensembles

Compiled by Robyn Zelickson Pima Community College will present four spring concerts in the Center for the Arts on West Campus between April 25 and April 30. Tickets are $6 for each concert, with discounts available. For more information, call 206-6986, visit pima.edu/cfa or email centerforthearts@pima.edu. Jazz Ensemble spotlights student solos The Jazz Ensemble will […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Robyn Zelickson Paperworks on display at Visual Gallery Artwork from Paperworks: the Sonoran Collection for paper and book artists will be on display through Sept. 1 in the Student Art Visual Gallery on the second floor of the Pima Community College West Campus Santa Rita building. The free gallery is open Monday-Friday from […]

Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters’ offers subtle message

Chekov’s ‘Three Sisters’ offers subtle message

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Anton Chekov is a Russian writer and dramatist best known for ‘The Cherry Orchard,” “Uncle Vanya” and “The Seagull.” But another work, “Three Sisters,” may be his best. Chekov wrote “Three Sisters” in 1900, and the play debuted in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre. The Pima Community College theater arts department […]

Sonoran Glass art studios preserve ancient traditions

Sonoran Glass art studios preserve ancient traditions

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Glassblowing is an ancient art. Historians believe shipwrecked Phoenicians accidentally discovered glassmaking around 50 B.C. when they built cooking fires on a sandy beach. Fast forward to Tucson in 2001. Tom Philabaum and Dave Klein transformed an old tire-changing station near Interstate 10 into a home for glass artists. Over the years, […]

Veterans want more 'safe spaces'

Veterans want more ‘safe spaces’

“It’s important for every employee at Pima to have an awareness and understanding of the veterans ” Jorge Camarillo, veterans center coordinator By ROBYN ZELICKSON Will Wood was a 26-year-old Army sergeant when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. He was responsible for six or seven soldiers, many of them just 19 years old. “It’s not […]

Pima volunteers ‘RISE’ for homeless

Pima volunteers ‘RISE’ for homeless

 By ROBYN ZELICKSON Homelessness remains a pervasive problem in America. The Tucson/Pima Coalition to End Homelessness reported 1,762 homeless people in January 2016. Of those, 281 were veterans. The 2017 count has just been completed and results are being tabulated. We may ask, what can we do to help end homelessness? Pima Community College student […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Robyn Zelickson ‘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 […]

FROM THE EDITOR: College encourages arts' excellence

FROM THE EDITOR: College encourages arts’ excellence

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Music. Art. Theater. Dance. Before I worked on the Aztec Press, I was oblivious to these programs at Pima Community College. Because I’ve been interested in the arts from a young age, however, I was naturally drawn to writing about arts and entertainment. When I take a trip down memory lane, I […]

Director Andres nominated for prestigious award

Director Andres nominated for prestigious award

BY ROBYN ZELICKSON Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery director David Andres works in his office, sorting through images to send to panels of volunteers who evaluate nominees and choose winners for the Governor’s Arts Awards. Bailey Doogan, a friend and fellow artist, nominated Andres for the Governor’s Award. Doogan is an emeritus faculty […]

‘IN THE HEIGHTS:’ Musical features all-Latin student cast

‘IN THE HEIGHTS:’ Musical features all-Latin student cast

By ROBYN ZELICKSON   Costumed actors mill around, waiting for rehearsal to begin. Todd Poelstra, the director for “In the Heights,” stands at a lighting station on the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre stage. Choreographer Mickey Nugent arrives to work with his singer/dancers. Although he’s choreographed hundreds of shows, he’s excited about working for […]

Christian Youth Theater stages ‘Charlie Brown’

Christian Youth Theater stages ‘Charlie Brown’

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Christian Youth Theater will stage its production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Feb. 3-5 in the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. The young actors are divided into two casts of 22 performers. […]

Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

By ROBYN ZELICKSON The Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will host an art exhibit titled “Stillness” through March 5. Bernal Gallery, under the direction of curator David Andres, is located on the West Campus in the Center for the Arts complex. A reception will be held on Feb. 9 from 5-7 p.m. and […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

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 […]