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ARTS BRIEFS: Four December concerts on tap

ARTS BRIEFS: Four December concerts on tap

Compiled by Katie Stewart

Pima Community College will host four concerts in six days at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Tickets for each concert cost $6, with discounts available. Box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and one hour before performances.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

PCC Jazz Ensemble (Photos courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

PCC Jazz Ensemble (Photos courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCC Jazz Ensemble - Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The PCC Jazz Ensemble’s winter concert, directed by Mike Kuhn, will feature big band music of all styles with many instrumentalists in solo roles.

Program selections include:

  • Count Basie’s “Moten Swing” arranged by Ernie Wilkins.
  • Benny Golson’s “Killer Joe” arranged by Al Casagrande.
  • Miles Davis’ “Milestones” arranged by Dave Barduhn.
  • Bob Dourough’s “Comin’ Home Baby” arranged by Roger Holmes.

Vocalist Rachel Peterson will sing Dave Wolpe’s arrangement of Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here To Stay” and “I Only Have Eyes For You,” arranged by PCC trombonist Roger Wallace.

Kuhn will perform one of his compositions, the Latin-flavored “Don’t Look Now,” in a small combo format.

PCC Wind Ensemble

PCC Wind Ensemble

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Ensemble – Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The PCC Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Nelson, will perform an eclectic selection of band pieces in its final fall semester concert. Woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles will be featured throughout the concert.

The diverse program begins with “Procession of the Nobles” by Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov, followed by a rousing rendition of the rarely heard “March of the Women Marines” by Louis Saverino.

The concert will continue with the band standard “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” by Malcom Arnold, then fly into a hip concert band version of “Birdland” by Josef Zawinal.

It will flow on with the melodic “River of Life” by Steven Reineke, followed by the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” symphonic suite by Klaus Badlet.

Finally, as tradition dictates, the band will usher in the holiday season with “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson.

PCC Chorale & College Singers

PCC Chorale & College Singers

 

 

 

 

Chorale & College Singers – Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

“Love, Hope and Joy” will be the theme for a winter concert by the PCC Chorale & College Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng. The program will feature choral standards followed by sacred music and holiday selections.

The Chorale, a large mixed-voice choir, will open the program. Selections include:

  • “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland.
  • “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst.
  • “Love Changes Everything” from Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Irish folk song “Danny Boy” arranged by Joseph Flummerfelt.

The College Singers, a select mixed-voice a cappella choir, will herald a season of hope with:

  • “The Shepherd’s Farewell” from L’enfance du Christ, Op. 25 by Hector Berlioz.
  • “Cantate Domino” by Giuseppe O. Pitoni.
  • “Tecum principium” (trio) from Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns.
  • “Shepherd Chorus” from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Giano-Carlo Menotti.

Male singers from both choirs will perform “Standchen, D920” by Franz Schubert.

The concert will conclude with both choirs singing holiday selections, including:

  • “Hymn to the Virgin” by Benjamin Britten.
  • “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” accompanied by a viola solo arranged by John Ferguson.
  • “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst.
  • “In Dulci Jubilo” with two trumpets and double chorus by Samuel Scheidt.
PCC Orchestra

PCC Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCC Orchestra – Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.

PCC’s Orchestra, under the direction of Alexander Tentser, will perform a new program of orchestral masterpieces. Selections include:

  • “Symphony in C Major” by George Bizet.
  • “Dance Macabre” and “French Military March” by Camille Saint-Saëns.
  • “From the New World” symphony by Antonin Dvorak.
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Submit to SandScript

Submit to SandScript

Pima Community College’s SandScript art and literary magazine is accepting student submissions for the 2015 edition.

The fall submission deadline is Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. A second submission period will be held in the spring, and the magazine will publish in May.

Submissions are limited to PCC students who enrolled in at least two credits while attending classes during the summer or fall, or who enroll for Spring 2015.

Students may submit a maximum of two works of fiction or nonfiction, five poems and/or five visual art works. They may submit multiple genres, but each genre requires a separate submission form.

All works must be previously unpublished, and hard copies will not be returned.

For detailed submission guidelines and forms, visit aztecpressonline.com/sandscript. For more information, email sandscript@pima.edu.

The 2014 SandScript won first place in the Southwest Division of the Community College Humanities Association for the third year in a row.

SandScript adviser Joshua Cochran and student staffers will attend the association’s conference and award ceremony Nov. 6-8 in Austin, Texas.

-By Katie Stewart

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‘Wait Until Dark’ ends Nov. 8

‘Wait Until Dark’ ends Nov. 8

By KATIE STEWART

Arizona Theatre Company will showcase the classic thriller “Wait Until Dark” through Nov. 8 at Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.

The play, a 1966 Broadway hit and a 1967 Oscar-nominated movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin, pits a con man against a young blind woman.

ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein oversees the local production.

“In ‘Wait Until Dark,’ we have a woman in peril, the sudden importance of a mundane prop and the use of a McGuffin, all Hitchcockian tropes that work on us in a psychologically insinuating way,” Goldstein said.

Jeffrey Hatcher has adapted the original script by Frederick Knott, moving the setting from the 1960s to 1944.

Goldstein said Hatcher also boiled down the language into the terse, lean dialogue of period films from that era.

The play is about darkness and light, and makes use of shadows that people associate with film noir and classic Hollywood movies, he added.

“It gave my marvelous design team and actors wonderful opportunities,” he said.

Brook Parks, who plays the blind woman, described the role as a very challenging yet thrilling experience.

She said she’s a fan of the 1960s movie but considers the Arizona Theatre Company production an entirely new version.

Tickets start at $37, with discounts available for seniors and active military.

For more information, visit arizonatheatre.org. For tickets, call 622-2823.

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Live Theatre Workshop stages ‘9 Parts of Desire’

Live Theatre Workshop stages ‘9 Parts of Desire’

BY KATIE STEWART

Live Theatre Workshop will perform an off-Broadway play, “9 Parts of Desires,” from Oct. 16 to Nov. 15.

The play, written by Heather Raffo, was inspired by the playwright’s trip to a modern art museum in Baghdad in August 1993. It details the lives of nine Iraqi women and spans the decades between the first and second Gulf Wars and occupation.

Performances, directed by Glen Coffman and featuring Lori Hunt, begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. on Sundays.

“9 Parts of Desires” explores the many conflicting aspects of what it means to be a woman in a country overshadowed by war. The New York Times described the play as powerful, impassioned, vivid and memorable.

General admission is $20, discounted to $18 for students, seniors ages 62+ and military. Final Thursday tickets cost $14.

The Live Theatre Workshop is located at 5317 E. Speedway Blvd., on the north side of Speedway between Rosemont and Craycroft.

For more information, visit livetheatreworkshop.org or call 327-4242.

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Calendar art entries due by Nov. 3

Calendar art entries due by Nov. 3

Pima Community College students who are attending at least one class during the Fall 2014 semester are invited to submit artwork for possible use in the college’s printed 2015 calendar.

Entries are due by Nov. 3 at 5 p.m.

Student who submit entries are giving PCC permission to use the work online or in print for publicity purposes at no charge.

The artwork must be original. Any entries that use stock or copyrighted images will be disqualified

Mediums can include paintings, drawings, photography or illustrations. Pima can also photograph three-dimensional work such as pottery, jewelry, sculpture or weavings if it is selected for use in the calendar.

Other specifications include:

  • Submit digital files on a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. Digital files must be 300 dpi at 100 percent size. Digital file formats accepted are .PSD, .JPG, .EPS, .AI.
  • For non-digital photography, negatives or print are acceptable; negatives are preferred. All CDs/DVDs, drives and non-digital photographic media will be returned to the artist.
  • 2-D artwork: Submit the original for consideration. If original 2-D artwork is selected, it will be scanned or photographed and returned to the artist.
  • 3-D artwork: Small items may be submitted for consideration. Photographs of larger items should be submitted. If original 3-D artwork is selected, it will be photographed and returned to the artist.

For full entry specifications, visit pima.edu and enter “2014 call for student art” into the search box.

For detailed entry specifications, visit https://www.pima.edu/press-room/whats-happening-announcements/201410-06-student-artwork.html.

Students must complete an entry form and attach a copy to their entry. Artwork with incomplete entry forms will be disqualified.

Send all entries to PCC’s Media Production and Publications Department at 4905 E. Broadway Blvd, Room B-102, Tucson 85709-1150.

For more information, email mpp@pima.edu or call 206-4924.

-By Katie Stewart

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Art Briefs

Art Briefs

PCC Wind Ensemble plays the Three B’s

BY KATIE STEWART

The Pima Community College’s Wind Ensemble will be performing their first concert of the 2014-2015 season on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The ensemble is under the direction of Mark Nelson for their first performance this season they will be performing works from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and other well know composers.

Featured works include, “Zapfenstreicke No. 3” by Beethoven, “Contrapunctus V from the Art of Fugue” by Bach and “Academic Festival Overture” by Brahms.

Other works include “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Gustav Holst, “American Barndance” by Richard Saucedo and the band original classic “Chant and Jubilo” by W. Francis McBeth.

The program also includes individual ensembles performance featuring the percussion, brass and woodwind section.

Admission is $6 with available discounts.

The PCC CFA is located at the west campus at 2202 W. Anklam Rd.

For more information contact 206-6986 or pima.edu/cfa.

PCC Chorale and College Singer Concert

BY KATIE STEWART

The PCC Chorale and College Singer will be having their first concert featuring the diverse works spanning from the Renaissance period through the 20th century.

The Chorale singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng and will be performing works like “Wayfarin’ Stranger” by Gilbert M. Martin, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw and “Medley from West Side Story” by William Stickles.

The College Singers will be performing three Renaissance Madrigals with “My Bonny Lass She Smileth” by Thomas Morley, “Weep, O Mine Eyes” by John Bennet and “Il est bel et bon” by Pierre Passereau.

They will also be singing the 20th century part with “Blue Bird” by Charles V. Stanford and two Baroque choral pieces “Miserere mei” by Antonio Lotti and “Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite” from SAMSON by G. F. Handel.

The final performance of the evening includes a showcase of Franz Schubert with male singers from both choruses performing two male chorus works “Tirinklied, Op. 155” and “Standchen D920”.

 

 

 

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Tucson Meet Yourself seeks volunteers

Tucson Meet Yourself seeks volunteers

By JAMIE VERWYS

Every October, the Tucson Meet Yourself festival turns the downtown area into a vibrant venue for food, music and performances that celebrate local cultures.

The event owes much of its success to volunteers who work behind the scenes and along festival-goers.

Meet Yourself is currently seeking help for this year’s festival, which will be held Oct. 10-12.

Volunteer opportunities are available in many areas, including folk art assistants, kitchen assistants, set-up teams, vendor hospitality and youth volunteering for ages 13-17.

For Pima Community College students, volunteering offers a chance to serve the community, network and become immersed in culture and the plentiful food, according to Volunteer Operations Director Hilary Walker.

“Tucson Meet Yourself is a folklife festival that features hundreds of folk artists, performers, food vendors and non-profit organizations from our Tucson community,” Walker said.

“These are often the people and organizations PCC students will be working with when they graduate,” she added. “The festival creates a platform for students to see our community at large in one location, in one weekend, and one way to enjoy the experience is by volunteering.”

Tucson Meet Yourself began in 1974 and is run by a nonprofit organization called Southwest Folklife Alliance.

The festival draws more than 100,000 visitors and needs 500-plus volunteers. Potential helpers should register as soon as possible to select the activity that interests them most.

Volunteers are asked to be flexible, as festival needs are subject to changes.

To register, visit TucsonMeetYourself.org/Volunteer and complete the signup form.

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Tucson Symphony opens season Sept. 26

Tucson Symphony opens season Sept. 26

BY KATIE STEWART

Tucson Symphony Orchestra conductor George Hanson will open his 19th and final season Sept. 26-28 with a program featuring three American classics.

Performances will be Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave.

The concerts will open with Leonard Bernstein’s “Three Dance Episodes” from the 1944 musical “On the Town.”

Bernstein is among Hanson’s favorite composers, and became Hanson’s friend and mentor after they met at Indiana University.

“His remarkable personality, which I remember so well, is reflected in every note he put on paper,” Hanson said.

Hanson will reunite with another friend, acclaimed pianist Alain Lefèvre, for George Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F.”

Lefèvre has been saluted by the international press for his “phenomenal technique” and as a pianist who “breaks the mold.”

After hearing Lefèvre, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns raved: “I’ve heard perhaps the single greatest performance of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F.”

The program will conclude with Aaron Copland’s “Symphony No. 3,” considered by many to be the essential American symphony. It features his well known and much loved “Fanfare for the Common Man.”

Tickets cost $28 to $84 and are available online at tucsonsymphony.org, by phone at 882-8585 or at the TSO Box Office, 2175 N. Sixth Ave. New box office hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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ART BRIEFS

ART BRIEFS

Weekend workshop Oct. 17-19 explores creative nonfiction

Author Sheila Bender will lead a creative writing weekend workshop in nonfiction Oct. 17-19 at Downtown Campus.

This workshop will offer focused, intensive exploration of memoir and creative nonfiction writing with varied activities and hands-on practice.

Bender is a poet, essayist, memoirist and writing coach. She teaches at colleges and universities, and presents at national literacy programs.

Her newest works include a memoir about the months after her son’s sudden death, titled “A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief.” She has also published an instructional book, “Writing and Publishing Personal Essays.”

The workshop costs $162 for Arizona residents and provides two academic credits. Register for WRT 298T4 using CRN 14299.

Current Pima students can enroll through MyPima at pima.edu. Non-students can fill out a college admission form online at pima.edu/admissions, then enroll.

Workshop sessions will meet in Room AH-140 on Friday from 6-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

or more information, contact Josie Milliken at 206-7156 or jlmilliken@pima.edu , or Brooke Anderson at 206-7350 or bdanderson@pima.edu.

-By Katie Stewart

‘Southwest Observed’ art exhibit continues through Oct. 10

A “Southwest Observed” art exhibit on display at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will continue through Oct. 10.

The seven featured artists draw upon their experiences in the Sonoran Desert and American Southwest to create unique interpretations.

The Bernal Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts at West Campus, is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, call 206-6942 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

-By Jamie Verwys

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Screenwriting: Sept. 16

The Downtown Campus Reading Series will present a free screenwriting seminar with Ken White on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. in Room LB-153.

White teaches screenwriting at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. The seminar will be an introduction to the craft of screenwriting.

For additional information, contact Brooke Anderson at bdanderson@pima.edu.

Tuba recital: Sept. 17

Guest artist Justin Benavidez will perform a tuba recital on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Recital Hall on West Campus. Tickets are $8, with discounts available.

Benavidez was the first tubist to receive both the New Horizon Fellowship and the Orchestral Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival.

For more information, call 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.

-By Eduardo Caldera

 

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Shows, exhibit fill PCC calendar

Compiled by Nick Quihuis

Tickets for all Center for the Arts performances are $6-$8, with discounts available. All events take place at the West Campus. For more information, contact the box office at 206-6986 or pima.edu/cfa.

 

Ben McCartney classical guitar concert April 27

Pima Community College music instructor Ben McCartney will perform a solo classical guitar recital on April 27 at 3 p.m. The recital will be at PCC’s Center for the Arts Recital Hall.

The program features a selection of music from the Americas with a special emphasis on 20th century Latin American composers.

The range of composers includes Leo Brouwer of Cuba, Heitor Villa Lobos of Brazil, Augustin Barrios Mangoré of Paraguay, Manuel Maria Ponce of Mexico and others.

McCartney is known internationally as a publisher of new editions of classical music, instructional texts and arrangements for solo guitar. His recently released CD, “New Interpretations,” will be available for purchase along with other publications.

 

Jazz ensemble performs influential band works April 29

Pima Community College’s Jazz Ensemble, under, will perform its spring concert on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Selections include “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Big Swing Face” by the Buddy Rich Orchestra and “Gospel John” associated with Maynard Ferguson. Roger Wallace, first trombonist, will contribute arrangements of “Peace” by Horace Silver and “In Your Own Sweet Way” by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.

Vocalist Rachel Peterson will sing two numbers by Miles Davis, “They Can’t Take That Away From Me” and “All Blues.”

 

Wind ensemble breezes through performance May 1

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble, will perform its final concert of the 2013-2014 season on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The ensemble will perform two highly revered band works, “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett and “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance.

Selections also include “A Maverick Overture” by Jared Spears, “Rivers” by Tom O’Connor and “Zapfenstriche No. 1” by Beethoven.

 

‘A Night at the Cinema’ fashion show May 2

The Pima Community College Fashion Design and Clothing Department will host “A Night at the Cinema” fashion show on May 2 at 7 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The fashion design department suggests a $5 donation for the show.

For more information, contact the box office at 206-6986 or email Yekatherina Bruner at ybruner@pima.edu.

 

Orchestra highlights classical compositions May 3

The Pima Community College Orchestra will perform a spring concert on May 3 at 3 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

The PCC Orchestra, consisting of PCC students, high school students and adults, will feature a variety of popular classical compositions.

The program includes “Polovtsian Dances” by Alexander Borodin, “American in Paris” by George Gershwin and “Symphony in G Minor #40” by W. A. Mozart.

 

Chorale and college singers to perform May 4

Pima Community College’s Chorale and College Singers, will perform a final spring concert on May 4 at 3 p.m. at PCC’s Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus.

The Chorale will perform two folk songs, “The Ash Grove” by Mark Hayes and “Black is the Color” by Norman Luboff, as well as the medley “Les Misérables” arranged by Ed Joleski.

The College Singers will present a mix of Renaissance English madrigals, a Renaissance motet and a baroque coronation anthem.

Both groups will come together to perform two selections from George Bizet’s “Carmen,” “Habanera” and “Here They Come!”

 

Center for Archaeology Field Training hosts exhibit

The Pima Community College Centre for Archaeological Field Training will host a student visual art gallery exhibit through Sept. 5 on the second floor of West Campus’ Santa Rita Building.

The exhibit includes field archaeology photographs taken by PCC student and Aztec Press assistant Larry Gaurano.

The visual art gallery is free and open to the public. Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

PCC’s archaeological field training program offers hands-on learning. For more information, contact 206-6022 or pimaarchaeology.org.

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Family Heritage Project submissions on display

Family Heritage Project submissions on display

Before the opening performance of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” on Feb. 20, Pima Community College presented a Family Heritage Project.

This project was an opportunity for the community members to showcase their culture and share unique family stories.

The Family Heritage Project received more than 125 images from the community and from PCC faculty, staff and students.

The display featured a cultural mosaic of multimedia presentations, displays and entertainment.

A large photo montage of selected submissions is now on display in the West Campus Saguaro Community Room.

It can also be viewed online at  pima.edu/community/the-arts/family-heritage.html.

-By Shana Rose

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ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Compiled by Nick Quihuis

Chorale, College Singers plan March 11 concert

The Pima Community College Chorale & College Singers, directed by Jonathan Ng, will perform March 13.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Admission is $6, with discounts available.

The Chorale is a large mixed-voice choir, while the College Singers perform mixed-voice a cappella sections.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email pima.edu/cfa.

PCC Wind Ensemble to perform March 13

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Nelson, will host its opening performance of the spring semester concert series on March 13.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on West Campus. Admission is $6, with discounts available.

The program will include band music spanning 220 years and spotlights the woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email pima.edu/cfa.

Downtown Campus to host creative writing weekend

Poet Kristi Maxwell will provide an intensive exploration of poetry writing during a Creative Writing Weekend Workshop at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus March 28-30.

The workshop will offer a variety of activities, including hands-on practice.

Maxwell, the author of five books of poetry, has taught at Pima and at the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center.

She also lectures at the University of Tennessee and co-founded KnowHow, a Knoxville-based organization that focuses on social justice and youth empowerment through the arts.

Current Pima students can enroll for the workshop through MyPima, and non-students can complete an online admission form at pima.edu.

For more information, contact Josie Milliken at jlmilliken@pima.edu or 206-7156, or Brooke Anderson at bdanderson@pima.edu or 206-7350.

 

 

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Art Briefs

Art Briefs

Compiled by Katie Stewart

‘Magical Realism’ reception Feb. 13

Three events related to the “Magical Realism” exhibit at Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery will take place Feb. 13 at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

A gallery talk will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a reception in the gallery from 5-7 p.m.

Exhibit artists Gail Marcus-Orlen, Penny McElroy and Janet Prip will give an artist lecture in the Recital Hall at 6:30 p.m.

The “Magical Realism” exhibit, which also features artist Robert Cocke, will continue through March 14.

The Bernal Gallery and its programs are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and before most evening performances at the CFA theaters.

For more information, call 206-6942 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

Solo piano concert features Ryder

Pima Community College’s Music department will host a faculty solo piano concert featuring Raymond Ryder.

The “In a Different Light” concert will take place on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Admission is $8, with discounts available.

The program will feature works of music and transcriptions spanning from the 18th through the 21st centuries.

The first part of the program will pieces based upon the music of J.S. Bach, including Gounod’s piano version of “Ave Maria” and a “Bach Study” by contemporary Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

The second half of the program will open with Beethoven’s turn on “America,” which he knew as “God Save the King.” Ryder will also perform Chopin’s “Nocturne in E-flat” and some Billy Joel tunes.

The recital will end with a variation of a Lebanese song, “Peace Be with You,” by composer Naji Hakim.

Ryder earned his doctorate in piano at the University of Arizona.

He is an adjunct faculty member at PCC and owns a private teaching studio in Tucson.

His extracurricular activities have included nine summers on the accompanying staff at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, three seasons accompanying the Tucson Masterworks Chorale, and the Arizona Choral Society.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

 

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Art Exibits on display

Art Exibits on display

Compiled by Katie Stewart

‘Mars Madness’ on display

Pima Community College adjunct instructor Gloria McMillan has organized an exhibit honoring science fiction writer Ray Bradbury.

“Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradley’s Literary Journey to Outer Space” will be on display through August in Special Collections at the University of Arizona, 1510 E. University Blvd.

McMillan teaches writing at Northwest Campus. Her work, “Orbiting Ray Bradbury’s Mars: Biographical, Anthropological, Literary, Scientific and Other Perspectives,” was published in 2013 by McFarland and Co.

She said she aimed to present a “kaleidoscopic view” of Bradley and his work, with aspects of anthropology, literature, science, media and education.

Exhibit artifacts include original works by Bradbury, works of others who influenced him, pulp sci-fi magazines, photos of Mars and movie memorabilia. The exhibit also includes sci-fi related toys on loan from the private collection of local aficionado Wolf Forrest.

McMillian will hold a book signing on March 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. during the Tucson Festival of Books.

For more information, call 621-7010 or email diazj@u.library.arizona.edu.

‘Beauty of the Beast’

Beauty in animals will be the theme for a “Beauty of The Beast” exhibit at The Drawing Studio from Feb. 1-22.

The studio will exhibit animal-themed works in a variety of mediums and styles.

An opening reception will take place at the studio on Feb. 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Volunteers from the Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson will bring at least one raptor.

The raptors on display are educational birds that are not releasable due to their injuries.

Wildlife Rehabilitation, which is directed by registered wildlife rehabilitator Janet Miller, receives no public funding and is staffed by volunteers.

The Drawing Studio is located at 33 S. Sixth Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Friday and Sunday.

For more information, call 620-0947 or email exhibit@thedrawingstudio.org.

 

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