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Central’s Popular ‘Popcorn Show’ Back for Another Run

Audiences attending ‘The Perils of Truly Sweet’ will engage with the performance by talking back to the actors and throwing popcorn.

Phoebe Buras, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

The San Jacinto College Central Campus Department of Theatre and Film is presenting “The Perils of Truly Sweet” March 25-29, an interactive melodrama meant for audiences of all ages. The show, a story that pits good against evil, features villain Larson E. Blacklash attempting to take over a town by opening...

Brick Exhibition Examines Labor, Migration Themes

Artist Alexander Squier was inspired to create Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive while working on a cultural project in the Sharpstown area and saw old homes, once the symbol of wealth, demolished down to bricks.

Julissa Herrera, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

Houstonians see bricks on every corner and do not give them a second thought, but visitors attending San Jacinto College Central Campus’s art exhibition, Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive, will think otherwise. The display features the work of Alexander Squier and showcases over 300 brick...

South to Present ‘Passionate’ Lorca Drama

Stephanie Garza, cast as The Bride, rehearses a scene from ‘Blood Wedding,’ a play by Federico García Lorca.

Alonzo Guadarrama, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

A wedding is coming to the San Jacinto College South Campus but not a very happy one. “Blood Wedding,” a production by the Department of Theatre and Film about how love and passion turn tragic when someone follows their heart instead of their head, kicks off March 5. Fine Arts major Stephanie Garza, ...

Mixed-Media Installation Showcases Multiple Art Forms

The Ways They Are features the artwork of (from left) Carris Adams, Sebastien Boncy, and Matt Manalo.

Maggie Habermas, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2020

A new mixed-media exhibition is on display in the San Jacinto College South Campus art gallery, showcasing three artists whose work brings together multiple art forms, including assemblage, painting, and photography. The Ways They Are features pieces from Carris Adams, Sebastien Boncy, and Matt Manalo....

Group Exhibition Features 7 UH Alums

The artists featured in Moving Still met as students in the Painting graduate program at University of Houston and continue to meet to discuss their studio practices.

February 21, 2020

North Gallery, the art gallery on the San Jacinto College North Campus, is hosting the work of seven artists in a group exhibition titled Moving Still. The art of Charis Ammon, Tracey Ceniceros, Gao Hang, Melinda Laszczynski, Caroline Roberts, Erika Whitney, and Amy Beth Wright will be on display unt...

Dance Program Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Dancers (from left) Brielle Hudson, Tyler Rooney, Juanita Alanis, Bethany Mills, Anitra Danielle, Isabella Marcuccio, Tiara Blake, and Breyonna Milton perform ‘Zoom Pop Pop’ choreographed by Jamie Williams during a past concert.

Sharde Hawkins, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2019

The San Jacinto College dance program, located on the South Campus, is celebrating its twentieth anniversary on Nov. 22-23 with a packed lineup of events including two dance concerts, eight free master classes, and a closing night reception in the campus art gallery. The two-day celebration is a chance...

Fine Arts Week Events Take Place Across College

Central Campus concluded the week of events with a gallery reception featuring a performance and dance lesson from the Houston Hepcats of the Houston Swing Dance Society.

November 15, 2019

The San Jacinto College community had a chance to celebrate all things artistic Nov. 5-7 when the three academic campuses hosted a wide range of events for Fine Arts Week 2019: Celebrate the Americas. Jeff McGee, the South Campus Fine Arts Department Chair, said the plan to showcase the College's...

Christmas Show Returns to Central Campus

Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical is back on Dec. 6 to delight audiences of all ages.

November 15, 2019

Dropping temperatures and the smell of pumpkin spice are typically associated with the beginning of the holiday season. However, on the Central Campus of San Jacinto College, they signal the return of an annual holiday tradition, Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical. The Department of Theatre and...

Exhibition Presents Tech Program Student Art

The San Jacinto College Art and Design Technical Program on the South Campus will spotlight the design-centered art of ‘workforce’ students.

Victoria Williams, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2019

The San Jacinto College Art and Design technical program on the South Campus is unveiling an exhibition Nov. 4 that showcases the talents of the department’s workforce students. South Campus Art Professor Brian Piana said this is the first exhibition since 2011 to “shine a light” on the design-centered...

Central Debuts Shrek the Musical

The Department of Theatre and Film is staging the musical version of the lovable ogre who retreats from the world to exist in happy isolation.

Xitlalic Valles, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2019

The San Jacinto College Central Campus Department of Theatre and Film debuted Shrek the Musical last night, a show based on the Oscar-winning animated film. Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking ogre who, after being mocked and feared his...

Exhibition Inspired by Artist’s Stroke

John Bavaro shares his personal experience in a showcase of the imaging his doctors used to explain his medical condition.

Sharde Hawkins, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2019

The San Jacinto College South Campus art gallery kicked off a new exhibition titled BrainTree Oct. 7 featuring the work of artist John Bavaro, a professor of illustration at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This showcase is Bavaro's first solo show in Texas, where his work illustrates his experience...

South Theater’s Thoreau Production Looks at Morality; Promises ‘Individuality’

‘The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail’ chronicles the writer’s life, including his infamous incarceration for refusing to pay federal taxes.

Osasere Ewansiha, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

In 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a night in jail. In 2019, the San Jacinto College South Campus Department of Theatre and Film is revisiting the writer’s infamous incarceration in its fall production, “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.” Theater Professor Kevin Holden, also the show’s director,...

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