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Director Andres wins prestigious award

Director Andres wins prestigious award

By ROBYN ZELICKSON David Andres, director of the Pima Community College Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, has received a prestigious Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education – Individual. He was nominated for the honor in January and received the award on May 4 during a ceremony in Scottsdale. Governor’s Arts Awards are given in seven […]

Artist’s difficult life won’t define her

Artist’s difficult life won’t define her

By ERIK MEDINA Call Pima Community College student Montessa White an artistic Cinderella. “I’m a creative, ambitious person — I like to think at least,” White said. “I think I’m pretty smart and I want to do what I want to do. I have a lot of dreams and passions and I’m trying to pursue that. I’m a dreamer.” White was born […]

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 […]

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 […]

PCC previews Kahlo exhibit

PCC previews Kahlo exhibit

By ANDRE CHAVIRA Broadway set designer Scott Pask discussed inspiration when he previewed an upcoming Frida Kahlo exhibit during a Pima Community College reception. “This is very special for Tucson, and a very special collaboration as it’s the first that the New York Botanical Gardens has ever had” Pask said during an interview before the […]

Artist competition takes aim at graffiti

Artist competition takes aim at graffiti

By AUDRIE FORD The city of Tucson unveiled five murals made to discourage graffiti and tagging in the downtown area during a ceremony on Feb. 5. The Environmental Services Department, along with Tucson Arts Brigade, created a competition that whittled 44 entries down to five winning designs that were painted on refuse containers. Artists Johanna […]

Submission deadline nears for student art show

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 […]

Art Briefs

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. […]

PCC students create winning art

PCC students create winning art

By KIT B. FASSLER Alma Davila didn’t start appreciating art until she attended Pima Community College. “When I was in elementary school, I didn’t have interest in art,” she said. “If I drew people, I just drew sticks.” No one in her family was interested in art either, Davila said. They all loved math instead. […]

Art, literary submissions due by March 2

Art, literary submissions due by March 2

By DANYELLE KHMARA Call to artists and writers: March 2 is the deadline to submit work to SandScript, Pima Community College’s award-winning art and literary journal. The annual journal, created and designed by students, is accepting submissions from PCC students registered for at least two academic credits this spring or last fall. Each year, the […]

Jacob Bannon creates dark, emotive works

Jacob Bannon creates dark, emotive works

By BRUCE HARDT Jacob Bannon has been making a name for himself in the underground music scene for more than 20 years. His prominent endeavor is his work with Converge, a Salem, Mass., metallic hardcore punk band. In addition to his musical work, he is also famous for his work as a visual artist. “I […]