PVCC x PVUSD Art Exhibit

 Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Artist: Emma Pachesky 

Please join us in celebrating the work of accomplished students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District. Featuring a variety of media from painting, drawing, cut paper and ceramic sculpture, students from Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School and the North Valley Arts Academies display their individual perspectives and technical skills. 

Each work is unique in its theme and composition, and ranges from the surreal to the hyperrealistic. Artwork selected for this exhibit demonstrates the scope of students' experience and interests while forming a collective vision of the future art world.

 

EMERGING ARTISTS FROM PV SCHOOLS
PVCC's Center for the Performing Arts Gallery
June 11 - July 1, 2018
FREE ADMISSION 

RECEPTION
Thursday, June 21st 5:30-7:30pm
Reception attendees are also invited to attend a free preview of PVCC's summer musical: PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER at 7:30p.m. 


Center for the Performing Arts Gallery Hours Operation:

June 11-14 1030am-630pm

June 18-22 1030am-630pm

June 23 5-10pm

June 24 12-5pm

June 25-29 1030am-630pm

June 30 5-10pm

July 1 12-5pm


For additional information about the art exhibit or to schedule a visit, contact the PVCC Box Office at (602) 787-7738 or via e-mail at boxoffice@paradisevalley.edu.

 

 

A Nostalgic Project for David Bradley's Ceramic Students

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This spring professor David Bradley tasked his ceramics students to create sculptures of cherished childhood friends. Taking the form of pets, toys and stuffed animals, the works are on now on display in the PVCC Buxton Library. 

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Emerging Artist Series 2017

Opening Reception - Wednesday, March 1st at 5:30pm - Center for the Performing Arts

Highlighting up-and-coming student artists Michael Moretti, David Warner, and Taylor Wilson.

The artwork will be on view from February 27, to March 23, 2017. 


Taylor Wilson: Mixed Media

Wilson’s work focuses on duality of internal and external views of divorces and the ways it affects the family. Her imagery and structure is meant to allow people to feel the impact of divorce that becomes so ingrained in the notion of what it brings about.


David Warner: Painting

Warner’s work explores themes of loss and gain, perseverance, and the search for one’s own integrity and truth: both conscious and subconscious progression through adversity and the search for inner truth. He expresses these ideas through a combination of abstract and surreal elements.


Michael Moretti: Photography

For Moretti, photography is often aside effect of venturing out into nature and absorbing the whole experience. Taking what’s before him and trying to convey the experience through a single photo. Much of his work and way of thinking is influenced by the many great photographers who have been featured in Arizona Highways magazine. 

Artist Talk + Reception: Wednesday May 11th, 2016

CONTEMPORARY FORUM LECTURE SERIES

SPONSORED BY FENNEMORE CRAIG, P.C.

PRESENTS
 
PVCC art faculty Saskia Jordá
A presentation from the 2015 Arlene and Morton Scult
Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient
 
& Contemporary Forum
Awards Presentation & Art Exhibition
 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
6:30pm
 

Phoenix Art Museum, Whiteman Hall
Open to the Public, Admission is Free
A Private Reception for CF Members and Award Recipients
to follow in the Great Hall

 
Saskia Jordá is an interdisciplinary artist whose work encompasses site-specific installation, soft sculpture, and drawing. Using iconic images that repeat as multiples, Saskia explores the idea of skin as a multi-layered artifact. Saskia Jordá: A Geography of Line uses the vocabulary of mapping and geography to further explore themes of mobility, home, and connection to place, often reflected through fictional landscapes and alternate terrains.
 
Saskia’s presentation will be followed with the announcements of the 2016 Contemporary Forum Artists Grants Recipients and the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient. Afterwards, walk through the Harnett Gallery and view the remarkable contemporary works created by the 2015 award recipients.
2015 Artist Award Recipient
Saskia Jordá
 
2015 Artists Grants Recipients
Anna Garner, Nathaniel Lewis, Abbey Messmer, Rembrandt Quiballo,
Kazuma Sambe, Rossitza Todorova, Claire A. Warden
 
Phoenix Art Museum is now accepting online reservations for lectures in Whiteman Hall.
To make your online reservation, visit https://tickets.phxart.org/public/show.asp and scroll down to the event (all events are listed by date).  Your reservation secures a general seat in Whiteman Hall.  (It does not secure an assigned seat.)  Early arrival recommended for best seating selections.  Walk-ins will be accepted the night of the lecture if seats are still available.  
 
EVENT SPONSORED BY CONTEMPORARY FORUM at PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

3D Sustainability Installation in KSC

 All the art objects were laid out prior to the installation. The class made over 200 flowers and bugs for the project. Pictured left to right: Nicole Nielsen, Michael McCarthy, Daniel Reed (Amber Ries Manning behind) - all 3D students

All the art objects were laid out prior to the installation. The class made over 200 flowers and bugs for the project.
Pictured left to right: Nicole Nielsen, Michael McCarthy, Daniel Reed (Amber Ries Manning behind) - all 3D students

The PVCC Sustainability Club and the Art Department’s 3D Design class have teamed up to create an art installation in KSC Building in the bright green recycle bin area. The display is all about educating students and visitors about the do’s and don’t’s of material recycling. Often, students will deposit recyclable items in the trash, and visa versa, trash items in the recycle bins. Initiated by the PVCC Sustainability Club, this installation is a fun and visually exciting way to educate everyone.

Approached by the club, students in the ART 115 3D Design class surveyed the location and brainstormed to create a textural, dimensional display of flowers and bugs, all made from the recyclable materials that will be listed as part of this display. Against the backdrop of the recycle bin area, this amazing collection of objects calls attention to the Sustainability Club’s message while providing a whimsical and surprisingly beautiful art installation.

 Installation was a group effort between the 3D Design Class and members of the Sustainability Club. The club also collected much of the materials used for the art objects. Pictured: foreground - Amber Ries Manning, 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

Installation was a group effort between the 3D Design Class and members of the Sustainability Club. The club also collected much of the materials used for the art objects.
Pictured: foreground - Amber Ries Manning, 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

 As the installation progressed, the swirling patterns began to emerge and take shape. Pictured: foreground - Michael McCarthy, Nicole Nielsen, 3D students - above lt to rt - Brigette Pina Sustainability Club member, Noa Paden 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

As the installation progressed, the swirling patterns began to emerge and take shape.
Pictured: foreground - Michael McCarthy, Nicole Nielsen, 3D students - above lt to rt - Brigette Pina Sustainability Club member, Noa Paden 3D student, and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club member

 Materials included plastic bottles and lids, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail catalogs, office waste paper, and printed food boxes. The variety of designs and methods for making the art objects was unlimited. Each item is individually attached to the wall with magnets.

Materials included plastic bottles and lids, aluminum cans, cardboard, newspaper, junk mail catalogs, office waste paper, and printed food boxes. The variety of designs and methods for making the art objects was unlimited. Each item is individually attached to the wall with magnets.

 The overall final installation includes information about what materials belong in the recycled bin and what do not, providing information for on-campus best practices, but also messages about at-home recycling as well.

The overall final installation includes information about what materials belong in the recycled bin and what do not, providing information for on-campus best practices, but also messages about at-home recycling as well.

 Here is the happy group of informed students, artists, and activists - lt to rt: Bridgette Pina and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club members; Daniel Reed, Nicole Nielsen, Hannah Alcocer, Noa Paden, Amber Ries Manning, and Michael McCarthy, 3D Design students.

Here is the happy group of informed students, artists, and activists - lt to rt: Bridgette Pina and Amber Bingham, Sustainability Club members; Daniel Reed, Nicole Nielsen, Hannah Alcocer, Noa Paden, Amber Ries Manning, and Michael McCarthy, 3D Design students.

Emerging Student Artist Series

The Center for the Performing Arts Gallery at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to announce the Emerging Student Artist Series for 2016, highlighting up and coming student artists Fallon Shell-Kenny, Gayana Babiyan, and Ping Yi-Rivera.

The artwork will be on view from February 29, to March 24, 2016. The reception is Wednesday, March 2, at 5:30pm. The reception is open to the public; light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will be closed during Spring Break, March 14 - 18. The CPA Gallery is open and free to the public, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm. Parking is available on the NE side of the CPA.


Ping Yi-Rivera

Mixed Media

Ping’s installation is a visualization of life in her neighborhood unofficially known as “The Square”, and profiled as one of the most densely populated and poorest square miles in Arizona. Her mixed media drawings are meant to invite you to see with your eyes and to ponder life with in “The Square”.


Fallon Shell-Kenny

Ceramics

As a child, Fallon used to love playing with my food. It gave her the freedom to freely express all of the thoughts and feelings that she could not at the time express with words. Her pieces are a reflection of this want to play with food now as an adult. 


Gayana Babiyan

Photography

Gayana believes that every human being appreciates beauty. However, each of us finds it in different things. As for her, she has been fascinated by beauty since childhood. Moreover, she is happy now beauty not only in her mind, but on her photographs which she can share thebeautiful moments with others.

Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival - February 20th, 2016

Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Paradise Valley Community College

Center for the Performing Arts (CPA)

 

#puttingtheAinsteam

 

Events/Activities:

 

12:00pm-4:00pm: OPEN HOUSE

Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Gallery:

• PLAY, located in the SE corner of the gallery, is an interactive sound installation featuring a Theremin (electronic musical instrument) and several audio filters to alter the sound (via guitar effects pedals). Visitors are invited to PLAY the theremin and engage the guitar effects pedals to create unique tambres. In addition, schematic diagrams of the theremin and filters will be displayed for those interested in electronics and engineering.

• D!G, located in the West corner of the gallery. Designed as a dance/installation piece, D!G comprises 22 self-contained microprocessor/sensor/speaker assemblies. Each assembly utilizes a micro SD card to store and playback sensor data and a LiPo battery for power. Sensor/speaker assemblies are covered by hand-made crocheted pieces to give them a more appealing aesthetic. In playback mode in installation, sensors are distributed on string tapestries throughout the gallery. The intention is to allow audiences a more exploratory approach to the sound. Other features of the installation include a subsonic vibrating bench and tablets preloaded with an Android app. All elements work with the concept of the measurement/capture/representation of movement.

 

Center for the Performing Arts Music Room (CPA 115):

• A live electro-acoustic music performance featuring acoustic musical instruments (piano, percussion, strings, etc.) and electronic components, filters, compressors, effects units and computer software. PVCC commercial music faculty members Jacob Adler (instruments) and Tony Obr (technology) will lead the performance and hold a series of Q & A’s with audience members.

 

6:00pm-7:00pm: PRE-PERFORMANCE EXHIBITS

Center for the Performing Arts Lobby/Gallery:

• PLAY, located in the SE corner of the gallery, is an interactive sound installation featuring a Theremin (electronic musical instrument) and several audio filters to alter the sound (via guitar effects pedals). Visitors are invited to PLAY the theremin and engage the guitar effects pedals to create unique tambres. In addition, schematic diagrams of the theremin and filters will be displayed for those interested in electronics and engineering.

• D!G, located in the West corner of the gallery. Designed as a dance/installation piece, D!G comprises 22 self-contained microprocessor/sensor/speaker assemblies. Each assembly utilizes a micro SD card to store and playback sensor data and a LiPo battery for power. Sensor/speaker assemblies are covered by hand-made crocheted pieces to give them a more appealing aesthetic. In playback mode in installation, sensors are distributed on string tapestries throughout the gallery. The intention is to allow audiences a more exploratory approach to the sound. Other features of the installation include a subsonic vibrating bench and tablets preloaded with an Android app. All elements work with the concept of the measurement/capture/representation of movement.

 

7:00-10:00pm: SIGNATURE PERFORMANCES

Center for the Performing Arts Mainstage:

• An electro-acoustic musical performance featuring 3 miniature toy pianos and specially constructed speaker cones to playback 3 channels of 1-bit electronics.

• A new electro-acoustic performance and a multimedia embodiment (visual/audio) of real-time Twitter data. The Twitter data creates a generative graphic score that is interpreted by the performer on percussion instruments. Audience members are encouraged to participate by including the hashtag #SIFTT in their reaction tweets during the performance. Tweets that include the #SIFTT influence the algorithms that generate the audio and visual components of the work. 

• A live, improvised, multi-media work that blends digital and analog instruments and processes during a live performance

• A new percussion composition, Omónoia combines specific constellations (listed by Ptolemy) mapped as musical material and visual stimuli. The purpose is to create a graphic score that can be read in any direction. Additionally, the performers participate in creating the score by matching up portions of the score to make a map for performance. Performers use a wide range of implements to create various timbres while occasionally returning to the conventional method of playing the instrument. This piece demonstrates the importance of perspective and how vastly different interpretations can arise from the same material. 

• A real-time collaborative performance between two dancers, two musicians and a lighting designer. These five artists come together to compose a piece with light, music and dance in real-time. Each performance offers unique perspectives to the audience as it unfolds. Inspired by the passage of time, this collaboration revels in a temporal ebb and flow via the body, sound and shifting light.


Call for Submissions: Western Eye Student Photography Competition

The Western Eye Photography Competition is open to all Maricopa Community College students. Photos must have been taken between November 2014 – October 2015. This year's judge is nationally-acclaimed commercial photographer Rick Gayle.

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. A ribbon will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

1st place $400

2nd place $200

3rd place $100

Submissions will be accepted October 26 – 28, 2015 at the Eric Fischl Gallery or the Art Program Office in the ART Building at Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix. (602.285.7277)

The deadline for entries is Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by 6:30 p.m. Click here for full details and a downloadable submission form.

All winners will have their photography displayed in the Eric Fischl Gallery at Phoenix College from November 2 – 26, 2015. An opening reception will take place in the Eric Fischl Gallery on Monday, November 2, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. All are welcome! 

For more information, contact Jennifer Laffoon at 602.285.7280 or email jennifer.laffoon@phoenixcollege.edu


Mountain Minorities: Rai and Tamang Cultures of Nepal Exhibit

From October 1 - November 30, 2015, Paradise Valley Community College is hosting the Mountain Minorities: Rai and Tamang Cultures of Nepal. The exhibit is on loan to the college from the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI and PVCC is the first mainland host. The curator of the exhibit is Dr. Michael Schuster.

Reception Details

Dr. Schuster will be visiting the college on Tuesday, November 3rd for two presentations and a reception. We will welcome Dr. Schuster to the college on 3 NOV @ 6:30P with a reception and presentation in the Buxton Library. Dr. Schuster will also be presenting @ 12:30p in the library on that same date.


Nepal, high in the Himalayas and the birthplace of the Buddha, is a crossroads between India and China. This small landlocked country is home to a great diversity of peoples, languages, flora, and fauna. Nepal has a population of more than 26 million people,made up of over 80 different ethnic communities. Although people often think of the Sherpas guiding trekkers and mountain climbers up to the Everest base camp, there are many lesser known communities living in the lower ranges of the mountains. These are very isolated communities who are often very poor, and have unique ritual practices, clothing,weavings, paintings, and utensils,many of which are on display. This exhibition will focus on two communities: the Tamang and the Rai peoples.

Click here to download the exhibit handout.

Click here to view a gallery of selected exhibit items.