Month: January 2022

Preview: Gem & Jam
Arts & Entertainment, Culture, News

Preview: Gem & Jam

By JOSHUA BAILEY The Tucson 14th annual Gem & Jam show will be premiering Feb. 4 until the 6.  In addition to showcasing (and selling) a wide variety of minerals and gems and interactive art installations, Electronic Dance artists from a large range of backgrounds will be entertaining audiences in attendance at the Pima County Fairgrounds. The sonically diverse festival will feature a wide variety of musical acts ranging from jam, rock, indie, bluegrass, funk and soul bands, to bass, indie-dance, experimental, trip-hop and dubstep DJs.  Headliners will include STS9, Liquid Stranger, Shpongle (Simon Posford Live Set), Claude VonStroke and Lotus, with support from Goldfish, Opiou, Quantic, Rising Appalachia, Sunsquabi, TAUK, Random Rab, Daily Bread and Wreckno....
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with origami
Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Events

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with origami

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post The East Campus is hosting an origami folding event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 1 in the East Campus Makerspace, Room 116. Origami is the art of folding paper into sculptures. It’s one of the oldest art forms, and it has evolved into forms of modern art and is practiced globally. Join and participate in the fun paper-folding projects including money (actual money not provided), zodiac animals, lanterns and Chinese fans.  For questions, email ec-library@pima.edu.
Festival of Books volunteers needed
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Festival of Books volunteers needed

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Help celebrate literature this Spring at The Tucson Festival of Books on March 12-13 at The University of Arizona campus. Pima Community College is seeking volunteers to provide a Pima presence at its table. Volunteers can share and present information on their subject matter expertise, while partnering with Pima’s external relations staff during the festival. The event will run from  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day — if you are interested in volunteering, complete this form by Feb. 25. 
Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win
Sports

Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (13-8) returned to its home court last night at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium where the team faced off against Phoenix College (10-9) in a close one. Both teams started off slowly. The score was a mere 2-3 for the first five minutes of the game. Freshman Traivar Jackson started to get things going for the Aztecs both on the offensive and defensive end as the team was feeding him in the post. He finished with 33 points and 8 blocks. Coach Peabody subbed in freshmen Jalen Johnson around the 12-minute mark as the team needed an offensive spark off the bench. Johnson finished with 15 points on an efficient 60 percent shooting performance. At the end of the first half, the Aztecs led the Bears 49-39. Th...
Visit Pima’s free art exhibit at West Campus
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Visit Pima’s free art exhibit at West Campus

Wayne Gudmundon’s photograph of Mescal Spring, part of his What Place is This collection, and Perla Segovia’s Threads of Immigration on display starting Jan. 31 in Pima Community College West Campus’ Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. (Photo courtesy of the Bernal Gallery) By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College will be hosting a free art exhibit at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery on West Campus Jan. 31-March 11.  The reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10. On display at the art exhibit will be Wayne Gudmundson’s “What Place is This” and Perla Segovia’s “Threads of Immigration.” Gudmundson is a photographer who was born in Fargo, North Dakota, in 1949. Gudmundson’s photography has been exhibited in institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Center...
Movie review: ‘Licorice Pizza’
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

Movie review: ‘Licorice Pizza’

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “Licorice Pizza”Directed by: Paul Thomas AndersonRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 13 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema “Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie is a charming and sweet coming of age story” is a sentence I never thought would be written or said, but that’s what “Licorice Pizza” is. Anderson’s films usually involve scenes with Daniel Day-Lewis throwing bowling balls and pins at a preacher-slash-hustler during the early 20th century oil rush in California. Or drug-induced shootouts in a living room with “Jessie’s Girl” and “99 Red Balloons” playing in the background. “Licorice Pizza,” however, is not a consuming character study nor an intense journey into darkness. It is a fun, hazy and more personal film for the eight-time Oscar-nominated au...