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Spring fine arts at Paris Junior College

Published or Revised February 20, 2014

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare opens the spring fine arts season at Paris Junior College. Considered one of Shakespeare’s most powerful tragedies, the corroding psychological and political effects of choosing evil to fulfill ambition are dramatized through the protagonist, the Scottish lord Macbeth. His descent is followed after he commits regicide to become king. The play will run Feb. 27 through March 1 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. in the Ray Karrer Theater. Tickets are $5 or free with PJC ID.

The first of two concerts presented by the PJC Music Department occurs on March 4. The Spring Concert features two PJC student groups: Chorale and Bella Cantati. This free production will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Ray Karrer Theater.

The Foyer Gallery will host Public Art for the Paris Community in collaboration with Friends of the Trail. This one-day event will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

The gallery will also host a show by guest artist Kelly Avery April 1-18. Her paintings demonstrate a strong interest in the outdoors, natural world, and animal life. An opening reception will be held on April 1 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

PJC’s drama department will present the Seventh Annual Student Showcase in the Ray Karrer Theater at 7 p.m., April 25-26. The showcase is a collection of scenes from the global stage brought to the public by PJC acting students. Tickets are $5 or free with PJC ID.

April 29 brings the Second Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, opening with a 4:30 - 6:00 reception. Avery Kelly will judge the exhibit in the Foyer Gallery, slated to run through May 6.

Also on April 29 is the second music department event, a pops concert featuring the combined PJC choirs in the Ray Karrer Theater at 7:30 p.m. The evening features songs celebrating the rich heritage of the Music of Disney. Included on the program are the Cabaret Singers of Paris and PJC’s Musical Theatre students presenting the music of Stephen Sondheim.

The free Music Student Recital will be held on Thursday, May 1st in the Shaw Recital Hall in the Music Building on the Paris Campus at 7:30 p.m.

The PJC ensembles are under the direction of PJC Instructor of Music/Director of Choral and Vocal Studies Phil Briggs. For more information contact the PJC Music Department at 903-782-0343 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For information about drama productions, contact PCJ drama instructor William Walker at 903-782-0488 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For information about art events at PJC, contact art instructor Susan Moore at 903-782-0438 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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