Concert Week at PVCC: April 29th - May 3rd, 2019

Join us for for four nights of free music performed by our Spring ensemble students. This week at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for Performing Arts, it’s Spring 2019 Concert Week!

Spring 2019 Festival of Tales - Free Storytelling Event for Families

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Festival of Tales is a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children and families that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and much more!  PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Education Program, the Division of Fine & Performing Arts, and the Commercial Music Program present this free event for children in the community.

For information, visit www.festivaloftales.com

Songwriting Tips From The Trenches

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Join us for the final installment of our spring series of guest artists as PVCC Music welcomes songwriters Jon Iger and Randy Brown. Jon and Randy will present Songwriting Tips From The Trenches, discussing songwriting tips and techniques, resources for songwriters, and the Arizona Songwriters Association, a group started by Jon in 1977.

Wednesday, April 24th
5:30pm-7:00pm
CPA 115
Free Admission | Open to all

Jon and Randy, Arizona Songwriters Association members, have had songs placed in many movies and TV shows with major label cuts on MCA and Capitol Records and have taught songwriting at the annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering, the Musical Instrument Museum and are co-hosts of the ASA Songs in Progress Workshop, happening the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Glendale Public Library.   

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Musical Comedy)

In the form of a series of vignettes, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change covers everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.

Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Andrea Robertson
April 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th @ 7:30pm
April 14th and 20th @ 2:00pm
$15 adults; $12 seniors/staff; $10 students/military; $8 children
*4 additional ticket fee at the door 1‐hour prior to performance

Click HERE to purchase tickets

Cultural Arts Festival at Phoenix Art Museum

On April 4, 2019 Maricopa Community Colleges presents its second annual Elemental: Cultural Arts Festival. This unique event invites a diverse group of artists within our student body, faculty, and community to come together and culturally express themselves through art.

Artists showcase their talent in the areas of sound, movement, vision, and expression – i.e. DJing, dance, street art, spoken word, and storytelling. The art exhibition and reception will take place from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and performances from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

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Thursday, April 4th, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85004

Free Admission


For more information contact:
Kara Thomson at 480-731-8630 or kara.thomson@mesacc.edu
Dr. Rob Morales at 480-731-8302 or rob.morales@domail.maricopa.edu


2019 Summer Camps Are Here! Early Bird Registration

Registration is now open for 2019 Summer Camps at PVCC! Programs are offered for Elementary, Middle and High School Students. Select a camp that interests you! Come experience PVCC's vibrant campus and rigorous academic environment before freshman year. Take time to think about what you like to do and what you're passionate about, as well as your skills and talents. Then explore the following to see which camp is the best fit for you!

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Dates & Registration

Camps Run June 3 - July 18

Register here by April 30 for 20% Early Bird Discount!

Life Skills | Performing Arts | STEAM | Music and More!

  • One-week and/or two-week camps

  • Full-day and half-day camps

  • Varying start times, 9am-3pm

  • 20% discount for sibling registration

  • Easy payments online

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What to look forward to:

  • Programming created and taught by college professors

  • Hands-on learning activities based on your area of interest

  • Real-world insight from partnering businesses around the Valley

  • And so much more!



For additional information, visit the summer camp website or contact Elba Boe at 602-787-7073. 

Last Week of "Expectations" Photography Exhibit In the CPA Gallery

Photography faculty Kip Sudduth along with students from classes ART 131, 142, 143, 234, and 290 have put together a show emphasizing creative vision in photography. Hanging in the CPA gallery till March 18th, 2019, the theme is organized around this quote:

Photography’s supposed objectivity has dominated the evaluation of its role in the arts for almost a century and a half […] The most important control is, of course, the creative photographer’s vision.

-from History of Photography

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Artist Statement

“The artistic quality of photography has been the discussion of countless critics and artists since its discovery in the early part of the 19th century. Visualization is the most important aspect of art-making: past, present and future.

I believe this visualization process encourages the active participation of the viewer as well as the artist. Dynamic photographic design acts as a visual catalyst for overall participatory art satisfaction.

This exhibit reprints my students’s and my overall expectation with the art-making process and that satisfaction.”

Kip Sudduth, PVCC Photography Faculty

Over $5,000 Raised For PVCC Fine Arts Students

PVCC's 2019 scholarship fundraiser ROCK 'N' ROLL SYMPHONY raised over $5,000 for student scholarships in the Fine and Performing Arts. The show featured 17 classic and modern rock songs and was performed by 30 musicians including PVCC music faculty, PVCC students, PVUSD high school music faculty, PVUSD high school students, members of the North Valley Symphony, and adult musicians from our community. 

If you missed the show but would like to donate to the Fine And Performing Arts Student Scholarship Fund, contact Jessi Wright, PVCC's Director of Development & Community Relations.

See the show’s encore, Stairway to Heaven, recorded by Monty Scudder: