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February Events

Feb. 1 - March 11
Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery
free and open to the public

Reception: Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit features work by Karen Hymer, Alejandra Platt-Torres, Karen Strom, Kathleen Spain, Carol Shinn, Joseph Labate and David Emitt Adams. 

Several of the seven artists use the medium of photography, Labate, Platt-Torres, Adams and Strom, while Shinn and Hymer use photography to produce images in other mediums. Hymer is a photographer who translates her images into photogravure polymer etchings and Shinn uses photography to create objects with thread. Spain works with the illusion of common objects, such as logs and birch bark, in the trompe l’eoil style in clay. Adams uses an older form of photography, wet-plate collodion, and attaches the film to tin cans and other rusted objects. Strom’s assembled images are completed in Photoshop from many layered photographs similar to work by modern artists, such as, Joseph Cornell and Henry Moore. All seven artists use the concept of broadening the concept of photography.


Broaden the Aperture

The gallery is open on Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m.-noon for the Friends of Fiber International lecture in the Recital Hall. The lecture begins at 9 a.m. (Closed Rodeo Break 2/25-26.) 

Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall
Tickets: $8 with discounts available

A guest artist recital. Dr. Deanna Swoboda, assistant professor of music at Arizona State University, performs a guest artist tuba concert featuring selections inspired by classics and contemporary literature.

The program features romantic music she enjoys sharing. Selections include music by Robert Schumann, Rolf Wilhelm, Barbara York and Samuel Pilafian. The program also spotlights a tuba duet with Swoboda and Dr. Mark Nelson. The collaborating pianist is Gail Novak.

Deanna Swoboda

Dr. Swoboda has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur. As a performer she played tuba with the internationally recognized Dallas Brass and performed hundreds of solo recitals throughout the United States and Europe, including solos and presentations with the United States Army String Orchestra, the Deutsches Tubaforum, the National Conservatory of Madrid, the Porto Portugal Higher School for the Arts Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory.

Feb. 21 at 3 p.m.
Recital Hall
Tickets: $8 with discounts available

A guest artist vocal recital. The male a cappella quartet features faculty Jonathan Ng, counter-tenor and tenor; and guest artists Jose “Chach” Snook, counter-tenor and tenor; Vincent Jackson, tenor; Darryl King, baritone and Suzanne Thompson, accompanist.

The program highlights different styles of choral music including folk song, popular, sacred and Broadway musical. Popular selections include “Scarborough Fair” by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel; two barbershop quartets—“Good-Night, Ladies” and “Row, Row, Row;” and “Vive L’Amour” arr. by A. Parker and R. Shaw. The sacred music selections include “Rise up, O Men of God” arranged by K. Jennings, “He” by J. Richards, and “The Majesty and Glory of Your Name” by T. Fettke. Favorite Broadway musical selections performed are “Somewhere” and “Tonight” from West Side Story and “Get Me to the Church On Time” from My Fair Lady.


PCC Performing Arts: CRAZY FOR YOU
Feb. 25 - March 6
Thu.- Sat. 7:30 p.m.,
Sat. - Sun. 2 p.m. 
Proscenium Theatre
ASL interpreters: March 3.
Tickets: $18 with discounts available

CRAZY FOR YOU, a high-energy, tap dancing musical extravaganza, features mistaken identities, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music. The plot centers around Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930′s New York playboy whose dream in life is to dance. When his banker mother sends him to a small, run-down town out west to close down the local theater, Bobby falls in love with the theater owner’s daughter, Polly. In order to save the theater, he dreams up the idea to put on a show to raise money. In the end, the town is reinvigorated, the theater is saved and Bobby finds true love.

Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. CRAZY FOR YOU won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical.

According to director Poelstra, “Crazy for You is one of the best musical theatre scripts ever. It has classic stereotypical characters from melodrama with vaudevillian humor, and it’s balanced with the truly heartfelt pathos of lost love. The show stopping first-act closer, I’ve got Rhythm is worthy of a standing ovation all by itself. The countless classic jazz standards in the orchestration make this a timeless milestone in musical theatre and a guaranteed night of fun!”

Crazy For You
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig, co-conception by Ken Ludwig and Mike Ockrent, and inspired by material by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Originally produced on Broadway by Roger Horchow and Elizabeth Williams. Brought to the stage by the creative team of Todd Poelstra, Mickey Nugent, Martha Reed and Dr. Mark Nelson.

An Opening Night Roundup of Cowpokes & City Slickers is planned for Thursday, Feb. 25. The event features western-styled fun and refreshments with a twist of Gershwin. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. and is included with the purchase of the ticket. 

The Molly Starr Scholarship Endowment Benefit for PCC Theatre Arts students, is Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.