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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

Vocal faculty Jonathan Ng, accompanied by Marie Sierra, in concert exploring the different performance practices of singing from Baroque to 20th century. The art and style of singing during 17th and18th century is very different from that of the 19th and20th century. During 17th and 18th century, composers such as Handel or Vivaldi wrote a great deal of music for castrati. For modern performance, these parts are sung by either counter-tenor or mezzo-soprano.The concert program features repertoire for both counter-tenor and lyric tenor from operatic and sacred arias by Baroque masters, 18th and 19th century Italian art songs, 19th century German art song (Lieder) and 20th century English art song.

Jonathan Ng

PCC Performing Arts - IN THE HEIGHTS
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 of Washington Heights, a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. 


 In The Heights

Community Recipe and Neighborhood Stories/Poems contest.
Submit a family recipe or a story/poem about your neighborhood and be entered into a drawing to win prizes! Email to by Feb. 20

PCC Performing Arts - Carnaval Del Barrio
Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.
Center for the Arts courtyard
with IN THE HEIGHTS ticket

Neighborhood intercultural party with fun activities, prizes and refreshments!

Activities: a hip-hop dance-off, rap demonstrations, graffiti walls, photo booth, trivia and Spanish word contests.

Refreshments: Cafe con leche, horchata, plantano chips, empañadas and more.

Prizes: I-Pod from Dr. Jaws Orthodontists, tickets to Old Tucson Studios, Roadhouse Cinema and Harkins Theater; IN THE HEIGHTS cd; gift certificates to BreakOut Studios, Movement Culture and Drop Dance Studio; tickets to Chekhov's Three Sisters and more!

Carnaval del barrio

Bonus Prize: Everyone who purchases tickets to opening night (Feb. 23) is entered into a grand prize Golden Ticket drawing for a season pass to every Pima performing arts productions in the 2017-18 season! 
Tickets: $18 with discounts available

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