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February/March Pima Arts Events

Feb. 4-March 8
Reception/Gallery Talk - Feb. 7, 5-7 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. Closed rodeo break 2/12-22
and open to the public

SEPARADOS POR FRONTERA - SEPARATED BY BORDERS features work by Mexican artists Francisco Larios Osuna, Miriam Salado, Carlos Iván Hernández and Nahatan Navarro. The artists present a provocative body of work from the Mexican state of Sonora that shares Arizona’s southern border. Their art features a variety of mediums—graphite drawing, photography and painting. 

Bernal Gallery director David Andres explains, “The mission of the Bernal Gallery is to embrace the importance of exhibiting original works by emerging and established artists from diverse cultures, including international artists with strong links to Southern Arizona. The exhibits offer opportunities for critical dialog that build inclusivity. Separated by Borders looks beyond the southern border to artists with ties to the state of Sonora, Mexico. The four exhibiting artists bring a new perspective to who and what is being cultivated and produced in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora.”

 Art by Francisco Larios Osuna

Franciso Larios Osuna, Untitled

Selected work by all artists also on display in the Extension Gallery, Tucson International Airport through April 4.

Pima Theatre: MAMMA MIA!
Feb. 21- March 3
Thu.-Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m./7:30 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: Feb. 28.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets are $24/$21/$18 Pima students $12 at the window

Pima Theatre presents the musical MAMMA MIA by Catherine Johnson based on the songs of ABBA, music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson. Brought to the stage by the creative team of director Todd Poelstra, choreographer Mickey Nugent, and music director Martha Reed, with live music by the PCC Pit Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. 

A tightly written script highlights a portrayal of womanhood, sisterhood and a single mother-daughter relationship. Set on a Greek island paradise, this poignant and funny tale is about young Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known before her upcoming wedding. This results in her mother, Donna, coming face to face with three men from her distant romantic past. Donna’s dear friends, Tanya and Rosie provide support and comic relief, while the story-telling magic of ABBA's songs propels the tale of love and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

The familiar ABBA songs including Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, SOS, Knowing Me Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, The Name Of The Game, Money Money Money, Super Trouperand Gimme Gimme Gimme; explosive dance numbers, live music and talented cast creates the perfect formula for the audience to have the time of their life!



Opening Night Celebration! February 21. The opening night pre-show features production-themed activities and contests, refreshments and prizes. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and is included with the purchase of the ticket.

Sing-Along performances Friday, Feb. 22 & March 1 at 7:30 p.m. - for those who can’t help but want to sing and dance in their seats.

Pima Night Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. A $5 discount for employees.

Molly Starr Scholarship Benefit for PCC Theatre Arts students, Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ngand and accompanied by Miss Shuo Pan on piano.

The program features the mixed voice Chorale singing “Hold fast to dreams” arranged by Susan LaBarr, “Pie Jesu” from “Requiem” by Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Laudate Dominum” from “Vesperae solennes de Confessore” by W. A. Mozart, and “Rise and Shine!” arranged by Rollo A. Dilworth.

The select mixed-voice a cappella choir College Singers perform the English madrigal “Quick, quick, quick away dispatch!” by the Renaissance master Michael East, and the 20th century choral compositions: “Sure on this shining night” by Samuel Barber, “Let my love be heard” by Jake Runestad, and “O magnum mysterium” and “Hodie, Christus natus est” from “Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel” by Francis Poulenc.

The last part of the concert features both choirs performing together the traditional hymn “Abide with me” with new harmonization, and “My soul’s been anchored to the Lord” by Moses Hogan.

March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets $6-$5

Under the direction of Dr. Mark Nelson. The program features a rousing mid-semester concert featuring music from Germany, Ireland and the United States. Selections include Beethoven's first “Zapfenstreich” or Tattoo for military band, the band classic “Irish Tune from County Derry” and “Shepard's Hey” by Percy Grainger, “Pezelianna” featuring music by Baroque composer Johann Christoph Pezel arranged by Barton Cummings, the “Suite of Old American Dances” by Robert Russell Bennett, and ending with John Philip Sousa's immortal “El Capitan” march. 

wind ensemble

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