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May Events

April 6 - May 8
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

Under the direction of David Andres. The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition has been recognized as an important event for emerging artists in southern Arizona. Students from all the Pima campuses have 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 Diane Dale, visual artist (painter/printmaker/sculptor); Simon Donovan, public artist (painter/sculptor); and Stephen Strom, photographer and writer.


student art

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is exhibiting several art pieces, by the artists exhibiting in ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION, at the Tucson International Airport April 8 - Sept. 9, 2015. 

The gallery and its programs are free and open to the public.

May 1 at 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
$5 suggested donation

Under the direction of Yekatherina Bruner, Pima's fashion show and event planning students present A Fashion Journey Around the World,” a showcase inspired by the fashion capitals of the world: Tokyo, Milan, Paris, London and New York.  The show features garments designed and sewn by students during the 2014-15 academic year.Students from Flowing Wells High School fashion design program also are showcasing garments designed using recycled materials. “The guests will get a glimpse of international fashion trends from some of Pima’s most creative designers,” said Yekatherina Bruner, PCC Fashion Design instructor.  “You don’t want to miss this show.”Also as part of this event, guests will have the opportunity to view a fashion exhibit created by students in Pima’s Introduction to Fashion Design class.  Visitors will not only get to see the merchandise on display, but will also have an opportunity to talk with the designers, producers and promoters of the brands.

2015 Fashion Show

May 2 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

Under the direction of Alexander Tentser, the new spring program features works by Vivaldi, Mozart and Gounod. The concert includes the popular "La Primavera" (The Spring) Concerto from "Le Quattro Stagioni" (The Seasons) by Antonio Vivaldi, “Ballet Music” from the opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod and “Symphony #30” and “Piano Concerto #21” by W. A. Mozart, with the solo piano performed by Tentser.

PCC Orchserta

May 3 at 3 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $6 with discounts available

Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ng, the final spring semester concert featuring the Chorale singing the folk songs “Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier” by Robert Shaw and “Shenandoah” by Mack Wilberg, the pop song “The Prayer” (duet) by David Foster, “Excerpt” from Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan and “Festival Sanctus” by John Leavitt. 

College Singers present a group of 20th century choral works including “Sing me to heaven” by Daniel E. Gawthrop, “Cantate Domino” by Z. Randall Stroope, “Fugue in C minor” arranged by Ward Swingle, the English anthem “Lift up your heads, O ye gates” by William Mathias, and two Baroque pieces “Christe eleison” (duet) and “Gloria” from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by J. S. Bach. The last part of the concert features Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece from the 19th century “Fantasia in C Minor” op. 80 (“Choral Fantasy”). This piece is performed by the Chorale and the College Singers, two pianists (David Craig and Raymond Ryder) and timpani. 

PCC chorale

May 8-9, Fri. at 7:30 p.m., Sat. at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Tickets: $10 with discounts available

Under the direction of Nolan Kubota, this diverse and dynamic performance features dance faculty and student choreographed pieces inspired by a variety of classical and contemporary movement processes distinctive of each choreographer. The program highlights a vibrant blend of music and dance styles including romantic ballet, modern, jazz and hip-hop. Kubota describes this spring’s Dance Fusion as “an elegant presentation featuring not only Pima’s talented dancers, but also dancers from local dance companies.” In addition to Kubota, PCC dance faculty include Gabrielle McNeillie, Ariella Brown and Erika Columbi.

PCC Dance

PCC Digital Arts - Digital Video & Film Screening
May 18-19 at 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Free admission

The screening includes film and video work from students in the beginning and advanced classes. The program is different each night. The advanced cinematography project “American Burger” will screen both nights. The film is about the coming of age of a group of fast food workers in an unusual restaurant. “American Burger” is directed by James Alvarez. The screening is free and open to the public. Please note: Some of the work contains adult content and language.

digital video & film screening

May 20 at 7 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre
Free admission

Sandscript is an annually published book featuring student poetry, prose and visual art under the direction of Joshua Cochran. The event highlights readings and visual art from the newly released 2015 book.


PCC Communications - Writers' Workshop
May 28 - 31 all day
Center for the Arts complex
registration: $150

Workshops for all writers, beginning and experienced. The workshop offers opportunities to talk and consult with professional writers and agents. For registration and information contact Meg Files ( or phone 520-206-6468.

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