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January/February Events

Jan. 30 - March 10
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed Veterans' Day 11/11, Thanksgiving 11/24-25)
Reception: Feb. 9, 5-7 p.m.
Art Lecture: March 1, 7 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.

Under the direction of David Andres. The exhibit features work by Colin Blakey, Kate Breakey, Sean-Paul Pluguez and Claire A. Warder. Stillness brings together one sculptor and  three photographers that use the concept of silence or motionless to give the viewers a sense of calmness.  Each artist uses unique mediums including encaustic, iconic scrolled landscapes, identity in saliva, and grape stake wood with 24kt gold leaf. 

Colin Blakely, the new chair at the School of Art, UA, is exhibiting large-scale landscape archival pigment prints of iconic landscapes. 

Kate Breakey’s, “Taxonomy of Memory,” includes still life and figurative archival digital prints with encaustic (wax), displayed in unique picture frames.

Sean-Paul’s “Genetically Modified Forest” is one element of his AU79 Gold series. Grape stake substrates and lumber pieces, with 24kt   gold leaf, mounted on Baltic birch bases.

Claire A Walden’s exhibit “Mimesis” is a series of pigment prints grounded in issues of identity. She uses saliva and mark making as part of her process. Claire says of her photographs, “Resembling systems of the natural sciences…they allegorize the complexity of systems that make up an individual and perception of self.” 



Niagra by Colin Blakely

Additional images are on display at the Tucson International
Airport gallery Feb. 1 – March 30.

Feb. 12, 3 p.m.
Recital Hall
Tickets: $8, $6

An annual faculty vocal recital. 

Jonathan Ng

FEb. 23 - March 5
Thu.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.
ASL interpreters: March 2
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $18 with discounts available

Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quira Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Originally produced on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine and Everett/Skipper. (Tony Award-winning Miranda is an American actor, composer, rapper and writer, most recently recognized for creating and starring in Broadway’s latest award winning musical HAMILTON.) IN THE HEIGHTS is brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson. This upbeat contemporary musical embraces Latin rhythms and dance and spices it with hip-hop lyrics to tell a captivating story about chasing the American dream while clinging to your roots and celebrating the community from which you grew. Winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography and Best Orchestration. The story is set in a vibrant New York City neighborhood on the brink of change. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner. He looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the other colorful residents of the Washington Heights get a dose of what it means to be home. 


 In The Heights

Carnaval Del Barrio, opening night celebration featuring preshow activities, entertainment and refreshments - Thursday, February 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Free with purchase of ticket.

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