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April/May Pima Arts Events

Find out what Pima Theatre, Music, Dance and Bernal Gallery events are scheduled for the 2017-2018 Season: IMAGINE!

April 2-May 4
Reception & Award Ceremony - April 12, 3-5 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
Mon. -Thur. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and before most evening performances in the Center for the Arts theatres.
and open to the public

Under the direction of David Andres the Bernal Gallery presents the artwork of students from all six Pima campuses. Recognized as an important event for emerging artists in southern Arizona, this exhibit gives Pima students the opportunity to present their work in a professional venue to be viewed by the general public. 

Distinguished jurors for this year’s exhibition are Meg Hagyard, interim director, University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson; Angie Zielinski, assistant professor, Painting/Drawing School of Art, University of Arizona; Aaron Coleman, assistant professor, Art/Printmaking School of Art, University of Arizona. Awards, gift certificates and prizes are awarded to selected student artists.

The student exhibit awards are made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: Antigone Books, Arizona Art Supply, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona Picture & Frame Gallery, Barb’s Frame of Mind, Claire Campbell Park Award, Century Award, Contemporary Art Society, Contreras Gallery, Grandma’s Spinning Wheel, Greg’s Camera Shop, Jerry’s Artarama, JW Marriott, Kingfisher Bar & Grill, Lewis Framing Studio, Loft Cinema, Marjon Ceramics, Mark’s Ace Hardware, McGuire’s Jewelers, MOCA Tucson, West Campus Bookstore, Photographic Works, Posner’s Art Store, Sarnoff Art & Writing Materials, Star Gems, Tucson Museum of Art, Woodcraft.

2017 award-winning art 

2017 award-winning art

Selected works not included in the Bernal Gallery exhibit are installed at PCC’s Tucson International Airport Gallery March 29 through September 6.

April 12 at 7 p.m.

Recital Hall
Tickets $8 
discounts available

An annual faculty tuba recital featuring classic, contemporary and premiered works for tuba. Dr. Nelson has given recitals, master classes and lectures in such diverse locations as Austria, Canada, England, Japan, Australia and many parts of the United States. He has premiered over 30 new works for tuba and has been instrumental in helping establish a number of consortium commissions for new works.

 Mark Nelson Tuba


Pima Theatre: EURYDICE
April 12-22
Thu. - Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Black Box Theatre
Tickets $18
discounts available

EURYDICE, written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nikki Martinez. Lush and dreamlike, the 2003 play is a whimsical re-imagining of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. After tragically dying on her wedding day, the play follows Eurydice into a cryptic and magical underworld where she is dipped into the river of forgetfulness and then reunited with her dead father. However, the reunion is bittersweet, as Eurydice does not remember her father. As she struggles to recall her past and the name of her great-lost love, she must orient herself in a strange new land where the characters are as quirky and mystifying as they are cruel. Orpheus, heartbroken and desperate, fights for her from above. He sends her letters and ultimately sings his way into the land of the dead to retrieve his bride. But Eurydice is caught between love and family, memory and loss; and she must make a choice to return to the living or succumb to the dead. The play is wonderfully strange and full of potent lyrical sound, arresting images and wholehearted humanity creating a fascinating experience that is as disorienting as it is alluring.



Director Martinez describes the play, “EURYDICE is an investigation into what transcends mortality, and how memory shapes the way we love. Filled with strange magic, the audience can expect the unexpected.”

April 27-28
Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m./7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $10 
discounts available

Under the direction of Nolan Kubota. The eclectic concert features faculty and student choreographed pieces inspired by a variety of classical and contemporary movement processes, highlighting a vibrant blend of music and dance styles including ballet, modern and jazz.

May 1, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6 
discounts available

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn. The concert features jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style. Program TBA

May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6 
discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The concert features classics for full band, along with small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists. Program TBA

May 5, 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6 
discounts avaiable

Under the direction of Mike Kuhn. The concert features jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style. Tentser is a well-known concert pianist and conductor. He founded both the Cochise College Orchestra and the Pima Community College Orchestra, and has also directed the International Balalaika and Domra Association Orchestra in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at their annual Russian Music Convention. Tentser also conducts the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra in their annual winter performance of Russian music. Program TBA

May 6, 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6 
discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng. The concert features selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir. Program TBA

Pima Digital Arts: MEDIA FUSION
May 10, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Film, Game Design, Animation. Under the direction of Dennis Landry. Featuring a collaboration of student work in three areas—game design, animation and film. A preshow event iinvites the audience to participate in interactive gaming and additional work not in the main show. The screening highlights the best of all three areas.

May 14, 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

Under the direction of Joshua Cochran. First look at the annually published book featuring student poetry, prose and visual art. 

For information on community events happening at the Center for the Arts visit the Center for the Arts calendar.