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News in Pima Arts

Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Fashion Design, and Digital Arts departments are thrilled to get back to performing and showcasing artwork to live audiences.

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Carina Garcia, Marketing and PR Coordinator of the PCC Arts Division

2022-2023 Season Dates

For questions, please call 520-206-6986 or email centerforthearts@pima.edu

PCC Students are FREE* for the 22-23 Season.
*Student service fee collected during registration includes one ticket to each Pima performing arts event (theatre, music, dance). Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students should contact the box office to reserve their tickets.

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Use the following links to view upcoming events from Pima's various galleries and departments: 


Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

Programs and exhibitions are always free to the public.
2202 W. Anklam Rd. 85709, Center for the Arts complex

A Tribute to Clay: Marcy Wrenn, Maurice Grossman, Lauren Grossman, Hiro Tashima, Colleen Quigley, Kazuma Sambe, Andy Iventosch, Aurore Chabot, Joy Fox McGrew

August 29 - October 7, 2022 

Reception: September 8, 5-7 p.m.
Lecture: Aurore Chabot, September 15, 6 p.m., Bernal Gallery
Lecture: Joy Fox McGrew, September 22, 6 p.m., Bernal Gallery

The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents A Tribute to Clay, an exhibition of nine artists specializing in clay: Marcy Wrenn, Maurice Grossman, Lauren Grossman, Aurora Chabot, Joy Fox McGrew, Colleen Quigley, Hiro Tashima, Kazuma Sambe, and Andy Iventosh. Sculptural forms created by artists past and present, hand built or thrown on the wheel.

Invisible Borders: Women Photographers from Fotógrafas del Norte and MAPA, Mexico City, and BorderLens Southwest

October 24 - December 9, 2022 

Reception: November 2, 5-7 p.m.
Panel discussion: November 2, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Sonja Madrigal, Velia de la Cruz, Alejandra Platt-Torres and Vicky Westover 

Invisible Borders is an exhibition that includes 31 female photographers from Mexico and Tucson. The women represent three groups of photographers for both sides of the US and Mexican border, Fotográfas del Norte from the northern border states of MÉXICO and MAPA a group of photographers from Mexico City, as well as, BorderLens Southwest, a new group of Tucson women photographer’s represent the artist’s in this massive exhibition. 

The American Landscape An Endangered Species: Joseph DiGiorgio - The Grand Canyon

January 30 - March 10, 2023

Reception: February 9, 5-7 p.m.,
Lecture: Chief Curator Julie Sasse, PhD, Tucson Museum of Art, February 9, 6 p.m. Recital Hall

The Bernal Gallery is exhibiting Joseph DiGiorgio and his large-scale paintings of the Grand Canyon created in a Pointillist style.

2023 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 12 - May 5, 2023

Reception: April 20, 3-5 PM, Ceremony 4 p.m.

This annual exhibition brings together the jurors' selections of the best student artists from the Summer and Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters from all of Pima Community College’s campuses. Jurors TBA.


Pima Theatre

Ballet & Bagels

Oct. 6 - 16, 2022
Th-Sat at 7 p.m. | Sun at 2 p.m.
ASL Night: Oct. 14

Directed by Military Ortiz. An original play with a diverse cast that centers around a young Latina, who learns the power of her own voice. Original work written and performed by Pima Theatre students.

Tickets: $10, $5 Students/Seniors/Military/Groups

Cabaret

Nov. 10 - 20, 2022
Th-Sat at 7 p.m. | Sun at 2 p.m.
ASL Night: Nov. 18

Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Set in Berlin during the the Jazz Age as the Nazis are ascending to power, the musical focuses on the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub and American writer Clifford Bradshaw’s relationship with English cabaret performer Sally Bowles.

Tickets: $15, $10 Students/Seniors/Military/Groups

Sunday in the Park with George

March 2 - 12, 2023
Th-Sat at 7 p.m. | Sun at 2 p.m.
ASL Night: March 10

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Directed by Chris Will. The story follows the struggling painter, George Seurat in the time leading up to the making of his famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”

Tickets: $15, $10 Students/Seniors/Military/Groups 

Proof

April 13 - 23, 2023
Th-Sat at 7 p.m. | Sun at 2 p.m.
ASL Night: April 21

Written by David Auburn. This story follows Catherine, whose celebrated mathematician father, Robert, has recently died after battling with mental illness. When a former student discovers an original proof in Robert’s office, Catherine must prove it is her work even when no one believes her.

Tickets: $15, $10 Students/Seniors/Military/Groups

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Less Than 30 Minutes

April 29 and 30, 2023

Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Chris Will. This exciting live performance will give viewers the option to see a few different versions of scenes from “Romeo and Juliet” by different casts.

Tickets: Free


Pima Music

Music performances are at the PCC Center for the Arts. Tickets: $6/$5.

Fall and Spring Music Showcase, Oct. 23 and March 26

Spend an afternoon at the Center for the Arts sampling our music ensembles. Chorale & College Singers, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Mariachi Ensemble and Orchestra perform selections throughout the CFA.

Michael Lich, Guitar, Oct. 27 

A concert featuring faculty Michael Lich on classical guitar. The concert will feature a variety of songs from classics to more current selections.

Music Faculty Showcase, Nov. 6

Enjoy performances by the talented music faculty including Raymond Ryder, piano; Jonathan Ng, voice; Anne Grimes, piano, and more.

Jazz Ensemble, Dec. 7 and May 10

Under the direction of Brice Winston, the concert features jazz standards performed from a variety of periods in big band style.

Concert Band, Dec. 8 and May 11

Under the direction of Victor Valenzuela, the ensemble will perform classics for a full band, along with small wind and percussion ensembles and soloists.

Mariachi Ensemble, Dec. 9 and May 12

Under the direction of Don Fuentes, this ensemble is starting back at Pima after being gone for 20 years. 

Guitar Ensemble, Dec. 10 and May 13

Under the direction of Michael Lich, the ensemble, as well as soloists perform a classical and contemporary repertoire.

Orchestra, Dec.10 and May 13

Under the direction of Anne Grimes, D.M.A., the Orchestra performs a classical and contemporary repertoire.

Chorale and College Singers. Dec. 11 & May 14

Under the direction of Jonathan Ng, D.M.A., the singers perform selections for a large mixed-voice choir and a more select mixed-voice a cappella choir.

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop, Dec. 13, 15 and May 16, 18

Under the direction of Darryl King, D.M.A., the performers feature selections from various musicals and operas.


Pima Dance 

Fall and Spring Dance Concerts

Dec. 2 & 3, 2022 | May 5 & 6, 2023

Under the direction of Nolan Kubota, Pima Dance presents a wide selection of faculty and student choreography, featuring a variety of dance styles, including contemporary, jazz, modern, and hip-hop.

Tickets: $10, $8 Students/Seniors/Military/Groups


Pima Visual Arts

PCC West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Santa Rita Bldg., Second floor. Programs and exhibitions are always free to the public.

Student Visual Artwork 2022

September 19 - Jan 27, 2023 
Reception: September 22, 12 - 2 p.m.

Featuring student artists from Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. All media from the Visual Arts and Digital Arts Departments are accepted.  

Gallery Exhibit - Darla Masterson and Phillip Bellomo

February 13 - March 24, 2023 
Reception: February 15, 2-4 p.m. 

BorderLens Southwest - Photography 

April 17 - September 1, 2023
Reception: April 27 2-4 p.m.


The Art Gallery @ Downtown Campus 

PCC Downtown Campus 1255 N. Stone Ave., programs and exhibitions are always free to the public.

Student Art Exhibit - SURREAL

September 19 - May 19, 2023

Reception: November 4, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Sometimes images fool our eyes. Sometimes they unveil a secret. Memories, fantasies, and perceptions create a rich symbolic tapestry in art. Our student art exhibit celebrates the power of art, to show us the truths that lie beyond our eyes.


Pima Digital Arts

Digital Arts Expo and Showcase

May 18 - 19, 2023

This two-day event highlights the different Digital Arts program: Game Design and Simulation, Film & Animation, and Graphic & Web Design. Featuring student work, faculty presentations and guest speakers who are discipline-area experts and industry professionals.

Tickets: Free


Pima Fashion Design 

Fashion Arte Runway Fashion Show

May 20, 2023

This year's event will showcase amazing students and their work, including fashion student alumni brands and class collections. The ever popular fashion upcycling project with Goodwill Industries will be featured once again.

Tickets: Ticket prices and venue TBA 


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