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The magazine accepts unpublished work in categories that include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, sculpture, essays, editorials, satire, travel endeavors, culinary feats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

ARTS BRIEFS: Four concerts on tap between March 5-23

ARTS BRIEFS: Four concerts on tap between March 5-23

Compiled by Elise Stahl

Pima Community College will present four concerts during March at the West Campus Center for the Arts.

Tickets are either $6 or $8, with discounts available for students, seniors, military, PCC employees and groups.

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

 

Classical guitarist Lich: March 5

PCC adjunct instructor Michael Lich will give a classical guitar performance on March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are $8.

Lich’s program will include pieces by Bach, Brouwer, Torroba and Rodrigo. Lich will also perform his own original compositions, including a new work in the theme of East Indian musician Amjad Ali Khan.

Lich has performed throughout the U.S., Brazil, Germany and South Korea. He also plays the banjo with his bluegrass ensemble, Noctrane, which will perform at PCC on March 23.

 

Chorale, College Singers: March 7

The Chorale and College Singers, directed by Jonathan Ng, will perform a spring concert on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $6.

The Chorale will perform “Keep Your Lamp,” by Andre Thomas; “Oklahoma,” arranged by William Stickles; and “Choral Selection from Carousel,” arranged by Clay Warnick.

The College Singers will sing “Cantate Domino,” by Z. Randall Stroope; “Quick, Quick Away Dispatch,” by Michael East; “Bushes and Briars,” arranged by Donald James; and “Bobby Shaftoe,” arranged by David Willcocks.

The Chorale and College Singers will finish the show together, performing Fauré’s “Libera Me” from “Requiem.” They will also sing “Kyrie” and “Agnus Dei,” two movements from Haydn’s “Mass in the Time of War – Timpani Mass.” They will be accompanied by Susan Simpson on piano and Barbara Freischlad on percussion.

 

PCC Wind Ensemble: March 9

PCC’s Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Nelson, will perform with Sierra Vista’s Buena High School Honor Band, directed by Duane Chun, for a spring concert on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Proscenium Theatre. Tickets are $6.

The Wind Ensemble will perform the overture from “Marriage of Figaro,” by Mozart; “Third Suite,” by Robert Jager; and “Puszta Four Gypsy Dances,” by Jan van der Roost. They will also play the “Zapfenstreich No. 2” military band tattoo march by Ludwig van Beethoven.

(A tattoo is a military performance of music. The term comes from a Dutch phrase meaning “turn off the tap,” which was a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers near military garrisons to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks.)

The Buena High School Honor Band will perform “Resplendent Glory,” by Rossano Galante; “Among the Clouds,” by Brian Balmages; and “Clown Act,” by Thomas Kahelin.

The two bands will combine to close the show with “Pas Redouble,” by Camille Saint-Saens and “Into the Storm,” by Robert W. Smith.

 

Noctrane jazz/bluegrass: March 23

Noctrane: Progressive Bluegrass Ensemble will perform in concert on March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are $8.

The band features Michael Lich on banjo, Jason Roederer on double bass and Jeff Sanders on guitar and voice.

Noctrane’s music explores the dynamic rhythms and sonic landscapes of jazz, bluegrass and roots, themes that will be highlighted in their program.

The band draws its influence from various music pillars such as Thelonious Monk, Pat Metheny, Bela Fleck and J.S. Bach. Noctrane has been featured at several Arizona festivals, including the Tucson Folk Festival, the Flagstaff Folk Festival and the Fiddler’s Dream Festival.

Noctrane, featuring Jeff Sanders on guitar and voice, Jason Roederer on double bass and Michael Lich on banjo will perform March 23. (Photo courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts)

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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 tucsonbotanical.org 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 pima.edu/cfa or email centerforthearts@pima.edu.

 -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 sandscript@pima.edu. For complete submission criteria, visit facebook.com/sandscriptmag or aztecpressonline.com/sandscript.

-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 CenterForTheArts@pima.edu 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 http://azcitizensforthearts.org/governors-arts-awards.

 -By Robyn Zelickson

 

Four end-of-semester music concerts on tap

Four end-of-semester music concerts on tap

 Compiled by Robyn Zelickson

Pima Community College will stage four musical concerts Nov. 29-Dec. 4 in the West Campus Center for the Arts. Each performing group will present its final concert of the semester.

Tickets for each concert cost $6, with discounts available for students, seniors, military, PCC employees and groups of 10 or more.

For further information, call the box office at 206-6986, email centerforthearts@pima.edu or visit pima.edu/cfa.

Jazz Ensemble: Nov. 29

Director Mike Kuhn leads the PCC Jazz Ensemble in its winter concert on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

The program will spotlight the 1935-45 swing era and feature pieces by Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton. Some modern jazz standards will also be included.

A highlight of the evening will be first trombonist Roger Wallace performing an arrangement of “Invitation.”

Wind Ensemble: Dec. 1

The PCC Wind Ensemble’s winter concert, directed by Mark Nelson, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

Selections include a diverse mix of music, both old and new. One highlight will be John Williams’ “Harry Potter Symphonic Suite” as a tribute to the new Harry Potter movie.

Woodwind, brass and percussion ensembles will perform a variety of numbers and the evening will conclude with Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.”

Chorale and College Singers: Dec. 2

The PCC Chorale and College Singers, under the direction of Jonathan Ng, will celebrate the semester’s end with a selection of popular and holiday choral works on Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

The Chorale is a larger chorus and the College Singers are a more select a capella choir. Both groups will perform a variety of selections.

The evening will conclude with the two groups combining, accompanied by Susan Simpson on piano and Tony Martin on percussion.

A highlight will be “When the Saints Go Marching In,” arranged by John Rutter. Ivan D. Duran will perform a clarinet solo.

PCC Orchestra: Dec. 4

PCC Orchestra, directed by Alexander Tentser, will perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m. in the West Campus Proscenium Theatre.

At the conclusion of the program, the orchestra will perform a series of “Harry Potter” themes composed by John Williams.

The orchestra’s mission is to provide education about classical and other orchestral styles. The group is made up of high school and college students along with community adults.

 

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‘Bye Bye Birdie’ runs Oct. 28-30

 

Christian Youth Theater will present four showings of “Bye Bye Birdie” on Oct. 28-30 in Pima Community College’s West Campus Proscenium Theatre. Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at cyttucson.org.

For more information, contact Ray Frieders at 370-4000.

 

Student art display opening Nov. 7

Work by Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal scholarship and visual arts students will be on display from Nov. 7 to Feb. 3, 2017 in the West Campus Student Gallery.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the Santa Rita “A” building, near the administration offices. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

A gallery reception will be held Thursday, Nov. 10, from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 206-6942.

 

Cababi launching with Nov. 9 party

 

Cababi Art and Literary Magazine will hold a launch party for its Fall/Winter 2016-17 edition on Nov. 9 from 4-6 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Amethyst Room.

Activities will include recognitions and awards, hors d’oevres and storytelling with Molly McCloy.

The magazine provides a platform for artistic work from all campuses in categories including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, painting, sculpture, essays, editorials, satire and travel writing.

An editorial board made up of faculty and students chooses submissions from staff, students and faculty.

The PCC Foundation awarded Cababi a grant for its dedication to making the magazine an inclusive project that provides opportunities and work experience.

For more information, email pcc-cbabi@pima.edu.

 

‘Ghosts’ theme of gallery exhibit

Especially appropriate for this time of year, the CasaBella Fine Arts gallery will host a show by Santa Fe photographer/artist Angel Wynn entitled “Ghosts” through Nov. 27.

Wynn’s series of photographs depict haunting encounters from various locations, including the Fox Tucson Theatre. Over the years, there have been many reports of ghostly apparitions, strange noises and spooky shadows.

An opening reception on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. will feature models dressed in the period clothing they wore during photo shoots. Wynn will also discuss her ghost series project and the effects used to create spirit-like images.

While preparing images for a previous exhibit, Wynn came across a photo with a wisp-like flare. The phantom image inspired her “Ghost” project.

The CasaBella gallery, located at 4425 N. Campbell Ave. in Joesler Village at River Road, is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

For more information on Wynn, visit her website at angelwynn.com.

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East Campus to unveil seven new sculptures

East Campus will host a Sculpture-on-Campus installation reception on Oct. 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Courtyard. The event is free and open to the public.

Seven sculptures will be added to other works that have been installed since 2004. The new artwork will feature creations by artists Kevin Caron, Barbara Jo McLaughlin, Hector Ortega, Brain Painter, Andrew Turley and Joan Waters.

Attendees can meet the artists, take tours to see all campus sculptures and enjoy refreshments.

For more information, contact 206-7619.

 -By Francisco Zapata

 

Chorale, College Singers plan concert Oct. 23

The Chorale and College Singers will perform a fall concert on Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in the

West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre.

Music instructor Jonathan Ng directs both mixed-voice singing groups. The Chorale is a larger chorus and the College Singers are a more select a capella choir.

The Chorale program will include:

  • “Barbara Allen” by Linda Spevacek
  • “Locus iste” by Anton Bruckner
  • Three choruses from “Le nozze di Figaro” (“The Marriage of Figaro”) by W.A. Mozart
  • “The Music of the Night” from “The Phantom of the Opera” (arranged by Ed Lojeski)
  • “This Little Light of Mine” spiritual (arranged by Mark Hayes)

The College Singers will perform:

  • “Ach, Weh des Leiden” and “Tanzen und springen” by Hans Leo Hassler
  • “The Boatman’s Dance” by Aaron Copland
  • “My Spirit Sang All Day” by Gerald Finzi
  • “I Want God’s Heaven to be Mine” spiritual (arranged by Betty Jackson King)
  • “Every Time I Feel the Spirit” (arranged by Bob Chilcott, former member of King’s Singers)

The evening will conclude with both groups performing together, accompanied on piano by Susan Simpson and on percussion by Tony Martin.

Their selections will feature:

  • “Vive L’Amour” male chorus (arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw)
  • “Polly-Wolly-Doodle” choral scherzo (arranged by Gail Kubik)
  • “Geographical Fugue” by Ernst Toch
  • “Thanks Be To God” from “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn

Tickets are $6, with discounts available for students, seniors, military, PCC employees and groups.

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

-By Robyn Zelickson

Pow Wow friendship dance

Pow Wow friendship dance

Native American dancer Kelvin Yazziz leads a friendship dance with volunteers in the West Campus cafeteria during a presentation on Oct. 10.

Photos by Nicholas Trujillo

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Wind Ensemble performs Oct. 11

The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the fall semester on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus.

Tickets cost $6, with discounts available.

The program will include a mix of new and traditional arrangements including “Galop” from the “Dance of the Hours” by Amilcare Ponchielli—made famous by Walt Disney’s “Fantasia.”

The performance will end with pieces performed by smaller wind and percussion ensembles.

For more information, call the box office at 206-6986.

 

Writing workshop set for Oct. 14-16

Pima Community College and professional writer Annie Guthrie will present a weekend writing workshop Oct. 14-16.

The workshop will focus on immersive reading and writing techniques.

Readings will include essays, writings and poetry from contemporary writers including Hiromi Ito, Kamau Brathwaite and G.C. Waldrep.

Sessions will be held at the Downtown Campus in Building AH, Room 140, on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Participants will also work independently on Saturday night.

Students can earn two credits. Current Pima students can enroll for WRT 298T4 through MyPima, using CRN 14536. Non-students can fill out an online college admission form at pima.edu/admissions. Cost for Arizona residents is $183.

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

 

Events near final run

Two college arts events will end in early October.

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” enters its final weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Call the box office at 206-6986 for information.

A free faculty art exhibit at the West Campus Bernal Gallery will close on Oct. 7. Call the gallery at 206-6942 for details.

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Sept. 22 show explores immigrant journeys

 

East Campus will host a free one-woman show called “They Call Me Q” on Sept. 22 at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

 

The play, written and performed by Qurrat Ann Kadwani, explores the experiences of a girl from Bombay growing up in the Bronx.

 

“They Call Me Q” symbolizes the journey of immigrants who seek balance between cultural pressure and wanting acceptance into American culture.

 

During the one-hour performance, Kadwani will perform as 13 different characters, portraying her parents, teachers, classmates and friends who shaped her life.

 

Kadwani has received many national and international awards.

 

In 2014, she became the first South Asian female to have a solo play produced off Broadway, where it ran for seven months. She was also featured on Fox 5 NY as a “Woman Who Shapes the Future.”

 

For more information, call 206-7616 or email ec-studentlife@pima.edu.

 

-By Francisco Zapata

 

Student Gallery exhibit spotlights Digital Arts

 

Work by Pima Community College Digital Arts students will be on display Sept. 19 to Oct. 14 in a Fall Visual Arts exhibition in the West Campus Student Gallery.

 

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

A gallery reception will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m.

 

The Student Gallery is located on the second floor of the Santa Rita “A” building, near the administration offices.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

 

For more information, call 206-6942.

 

-By Robyn Zelickson

Arts Briefs: Spring musical concerts on deck

Arts Briefs: Spring musical concerts on deck

Compiled by Katta Mapes

Four spring concerts will be held at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts on the West Campus. All tickets are $6, with discounts available.
More info is available at the CFA box office, 206-6986, and centerforthearts@pima.edu. Box-office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before performances.

Jazz Ensemble
April 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Mike Kuhn will direct the Pima Community College Jazz Ensemble in a program featuring big-band music from jazz eras.
Two pieces will be contributed by professional trombonist Roger Wallace: “Who’s Got the Blues,” and “Summertime.” Wallace has recorded or performed with a wide variety of musicians, including the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

Wind Ensemble
April 28 at 7:30 p.m.

The Cienaga High School Concert Band, directed by Jim Matsushino, will join the PCC Wind Ensemble, directed by Mark Nelson, for this concert. Each group will perform several pieces before joining for the grand finale, “Symphonic Suite” from “Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace,” by John Williams.

Orchestra
April 30 at 3 p.m.

The PCC Orchestra, directed by Alexander Tentser, will perform various well-known works by Ludwig Van Beethoven, Johann Strauss and Gioachino Rossini. The orchestra will also play an eclectic blend of pieces by American composer Leroy Anderson.

Chorale & College Singers
May 1 at 3 p.m.

Directed by Jonathan Ng, the PCC Chorale & College Singers will perform its final concert.  First the large, mixed-voice chorale will perform various classic and spiritual pieces, plus song highlights from the Broadway musical “Oliver.”
Then the College Singers, an a-capella choir, will present a similar mix of songs.
The groups will join for a performance of two final pieces, accompanied by pianist  Susan Simpson and percussionist Tony Martin.

CORRECTION

In the April 7 issue of Aztec Press, Taylor Falshaw was misidentified in two “Love’s Labour’s Lost” photo captions. The error has been corrected online.

PCC pianist promises classical to jazz

PCC pianist promises classical to jazz

By ALYSSA RAMER

Pima Community College adjunct instructor and pianist Alex Cardieri will perform at the West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall on April 10 at 3 p.m.

Cardieri will perform genres including new age, classical, Latin American and jazz.

“All the selections on the program are my own arrangements. It’s the most natural way of making music,”said Cardieri.

Cardieri was inspired to become a pianist when he saw a Broadway show by Andrew Lloyd Webber as a child.

He was surrounded by musical art in New York during his childhood and began studying piano at age 8.

“When I was a child I used to watch Liberace on television on my rocking horse,” he said.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in piano from the Manhattan School of Music in 1976, and a master’s in music theory in 1979.

Cardieri moved to Tucson in 1984 and played piano at a restaurant called Anthony’s in the Catalinas for 20 years.

He has taught at PCC for 20 years, in locations including Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Northwest Campus, the former Nogales Campus and Community Campus. He moved to strictly online classes in 2013.

Cardieri also teaches at Rivera Elementary School, where he focuses on general music.

At the recital, Cardieri will focus on the kind of music he teaches in PCC’s Popular Music in America (MUS 160), a 16-week online class. Cardieri also teaches Exploring Music (MUS 151) online.

Tickets cost $8, with discounted rates available. For more information, call the Center for the Arts box office at 206-6986.

Pianist Alex Cardieri will preform April 10. Photo courtesy of PCC.

Pianist Alex Cardieri will preform April 10. Photo courtesy of PCC.


FYI

What: “Alex Cardieri and Friends”

Where: Recital Hall, CFA, West Campus

When: April 10 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $8, with discounts available

Box office: 206-6986

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Student artists honored

Five Pima Community College students have won top awards for their entries in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery in the West Campus Center for the Arts will display the exhibit from April 11 to May 6.  A reception and award ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 14, from 2-4 p.m.

Hector G. Barajas won Best of Show for his oil on panel titled “A Self Portrait: A Peach from Caravaggio.”

The exhibit allows emerging artists to share their work in a free, public and professional venue.

Jurors include international art curator and writer Joanne Stuhr, sculptor and installation artist Marvin Shaver and painter Ed Musante.

Bernal Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The gallery is also open before most evening performances at neighboring CFA theaters. For more information, call David Andres at 206-6942.

-By Katta Mapes

Tuba recital April 14

Mark Nelson, a tuba soloist with international acclaim, will perform in his annual faculty recital April 14 at 7 p.m. with a variety of songs, suites and sonatas.

Many pieces are original creations, and some are transcribed especially for tuba. One highlight will be a special 30th anniversary performance of a sonata written for Nelson in 1986 by Louis Calabro.

Matt Tropman, a University of Arizona professor of euphonium and tuba, and Marie Sierra, Nelson’s long-time accompanist, will perform with Nelson.

Nelson has played in venues around the world and currently sits on the board of directors for the International Tuba Euphonium Association. He has also released two CDs of his tuba solos.

The recital will be at Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Tickets are $8 with discounts available. For more information, call the box office at 206-6986.

-By Katta Mapes

Downtown Radio benefit

Downtown Radio, Tucson’s nonprofit underground radio station, will host a fundraiser at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St., on April 9 at 8 p.m.

“Psych-Out!” is a showcase of top neo-psychedelic bands such as Crystal Radio and Mute Swan.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase by attendees 21 and older.

Admission is $6. All proceeds benefit Downtown Radio. For more information, call Jason LeValley at 820-3482 or email LeValley@downtownradio.org.

-By Travis Braasch

Door art contest open

West Campus students are invited to submit artistic proposals for a door-sized panel outside the Creative Writing Center, located in Sentinel Peak JG-18.

The winning artist will receive $100 plus supplies.

Designs must be submitted on 8.5-by-11 paper by April 22 at 5 p.m. A cover sheet including name, contact information and student number must be attached separately.  For more information, contact Meg Files at 206-6084 or mfiles@pima.edu.

-By Melina Casilla

Correction

In the March 24 issue of the Aztec Press, the cast reunion for “Crazy for You” was misprinted as March 12. It actually occurred on Saturday, March 5.

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Downtown Campus hosts “About Face’ art exhibit

“About Face: A Student Exhibit of Faculty Portraits” will be on display through April 1 in the Art Gallery at Downtown Campus.
Students in Art 100 classes painted black and white acrylic portraits of campus faculty and staff.
Next to each of the 49 portraits on display, the exhibit posts insights from the employees on their motivation and passion for teaching and learning.
The Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the Campus Center, in the lobby area just outside the faculty resource center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
For additional information, contact Laura Milkins at lmilkins@pima.edu.
-By Katta Mapes

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Classical guitar concert scheduled for April 3

Music instructor Ben McCartney’s annual solo classical guitar concert will take place on April 3 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall in the West Campus Center for the Arts.
He’ll perform a variety of works, including pieces by Heitor Villa-Lobos and Leo Brouwer.
McCartney has performed in venues throughout the U.S. and South America, and has won prizes in solo guitar competitions. Copies of his latest CD, “New Interpretations” will be on sale.
Concert tickets cost $8, with discounts available, and can be purchased at the CFA box office. For additional information, call the box office at 206-6986 or visit pima.edu/cfa.
-By Alyssa Ramer

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Submission deadline nears for student art show

-By Alyssa Ramer

Pima Community College students can submit artwork for consideration in the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery April 11-May 6.

Students may enter up to three pieces in these categories: ceramics, digital, drawing, fibers, metals, mixed media, painting, photography, prints, sculpture and fashion design.

Three jurors will select pieces for the exhibit. Interested artists should drop off their work at the Bernal Gallery in the Center for the Arts on West Campus on March 21-24 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Students will be notified of acceptance by March 30.

The competition is open to any student enrolled at PCC on any campus during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. Work must have been completed during those semesters.

An informational flier and entry forms are available at the Bernal Gallery, or can be downloaded at pima.edu/cfa. Call 206-6942 for further information.

Art Briefs

Compiled by Melina Casillas

Chorale and College Singers: March 8

The Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers will perform their first concert of the spring semester on Tuesday, March 8, under the direction of Jonathan Ng.

The concert will be begin at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6, with discounts available.

The Chorale is a large mixed-voice choir. Their program will include Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus,” “O Cara Mia, Addio” by Mike Morasky and a Tom Fettke arrangement of the popular song “You Raise Me Up.”

The College Singers, a select a cappella group, will present 20th century classical compositions including “The Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre and “Sweet Love for Me” by Charles V. Stanford. They will also perform “His Voice as the Sound,” a hymn arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw.

The Chorale and College Singers will be joined by Susan Simpson and Josh Gastelum on piano and Tony Martin on percussion, for some performances.

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

PCC Wind Ensemble:

March 10

PCC’s Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Nelson, will perform new and classical works at the first concert of the spring semester.

The concert will take place Thursday, March 10, at the West Campus Proscenium Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $6, with discounts available.

The program will highlight Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento for Band.” Other pieces include “The Southerner” by Russell Alexander, an arrangement of George Gershwin’s “Second Prelude,” Percy Grainger’s “Australia Up-Country Tune” and “Toccata” by Frank Erickson.

Wind Ensemble members will also perform in a flute choir, clarinet choir, brass ensemble and percussion ensemble.

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

‘Variations’ student art:

Through March 25

PCC visual art students will display work through March 25 at the Student Visual Art Gallery, located at West Campus on the second floor of the Santa Rita building.

Gallery displays will featurework by the Louis Carlos Bernal 2016 scholarship recipients: Susan Marvin, Tony Polzer, Adrian Vargas, Karima Walker, Vincent Vigil and Brett Starr.

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

For more information, call 206-6942 or visit pima.edu/cfa.