Bernal Gallery

Connie’s colorful canvases featured

April 12, 2018

Periwinkle blue. That’s what you could thank when you look at Connie Nicholson’s art.  The Pima Community College student, who counted her crayon box and family as motivators to study art, recently was selected to be showcased at the Bernal Gallery Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit at the Center for the Arts at West Campus. […]

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Trans-Atlantic opens Bernal 2018

February 8, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the first exhibit of 2018: “The Trans-Atlantic Fusion” exhibit, curated by David Andres. Hosted at the Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College’s West Campus, the exhibit runs through March 9. The gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

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Alexander Cardier: Popular Piano

November 2, 2017

PCC Music Faculty members George Cardier, Mark Nelson and José Luis Sandoval will perform in the faculty recital, “Alexander Cardier: Popular Piano” at 3 p.m. Nov. 5. The recital will take place in the Recital Hall  at the Center for the Arts at West Campus and admission costs $8. Music includes popular American songs from […]

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Director Andres wins prestigious award

May 11, 2017

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 […]

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Bernal Gallery exhibit echoes ‘Stillness’

February 2, 2017

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 […]

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“FRIDA KAHLO: ART, GARDEN, LIFE” Tucson Botanical Gardens lands major exhibit

September 29, 2016

By ROBYN ZELICKSON   On a sunny September Saturday, a construction crew from Pima Community College gathers in the Children’s Garden at Tucson Botanical Gardens to reconstruct a blockbuster exhibit. As the men labor in the hot sun, layers of a famous pyramid associated with artist Frida Kahlo appear. Exhibit curator David Klanderman sits in […]

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3-D creature sculptures wow viewers

April 21, 2016

By B.M. BAILER Amid the deadly serious portraits carefully rendered in charcoal and acrylic … starkly beautiful black-and-white photography … and painstakingly constructed woven artwork on display in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, you’ll also find two scar-covered sculptures that appear to have muscled their way in from a seedier dimension. One of them – […]

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‘BROADEN THE APERTURE:’ Expressing photography in a new lens

January 28, 2016

By ALYSSA RAMER A naked woman holds prickly pear pads in a black and white photograph. In another, she caresses a cotton plant along the back of her neck. Visual artist Karen Hymer, who manages the photo lab at Pima Community College’s West Campus, created the images using photogravure etching on polymer plates. Her work, […]

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Bernal Gallery seeks student art submissions

February 24, 2015

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery has issued a “call for entries” for its Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The competition is open to any student enrolled at Pima Community College in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015. Students may submit up to three pieces of artwork. The media can be ceramics, digital, drawings, fibers, metals, mixed […]

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‘THEN AND NOW’ Bernal exhibit explores artists’ careers

October 30, 2014

By ZACK LEDESMA The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College’s West Campus is shining a spotlight on artists with unrecognized Tucson origins. “Then and Now,” curated by Bernal director David Andres, dusts off the work of four artists to compare them to the creators’ latest and greatest. “They’re important artists but they don’t […]

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‘Magical Realism’ on display

January 30, 2014

By SHANA ROSE Artists who portray realistic settings invaded by bizarre elements will be spotlighted through March 14 in a “Magical Realism” exhibit at Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. Featured artists are Gail Marcus-Orlen, Robert Cocke, Penny McElroy and Janet Prip. The exhibit is under the direction of curator David Andres. Special events […]

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Bernal Gallery ‘constructs’ new art exhibit

October 31, 2013

By KATIE STEWART   The latest exhibit at Pima Community College’s Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery examines the way artists use the mediums of assemblage, collage and fabrication.   “CONSTRUCT: Putting It Together” will be on display through Dec. 13 in the Center for the Arts on West Campus. Admission is free.   A gallery talk […]

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September 5, 2013

By BETO HOYOS Instructors at Pima Community College have always been known as multifaceted. An art exhibit on display through Oct. 11 reveals yet another layer. For the first time since 2001, the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery on West Campus is showcasing full-time faculty members from all PCC campuses. The timing is finally right for […]

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