Fine and Performing Arts at Vista


Spring 2024 Calendar of Events

FINE ART EVENTS

JANUARY 28 - MARCH 8 | 1st Bi-Annual NVC Art Alumni Exhibition
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January 22 - March 8, 2023
Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery
Curated by Diana Kersey

This exhibition highlights the diverse works of art alumni from Northwest Vista College, showcasing the evolution of their talents since their time at our college. Alongside the exhibition, a scheduled Art Alumni Panel Discussion aims to inform our current students about the various career paths in the arts. The discussion serves as a celebration of alumni achievements and will provide our current students with valuable insights into the practical aspects of pursuing a career in the arts. 


Art Alumni Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 6 from 1-2PM 
Join us via Zoom


Presented by NVC Fine Art
Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

MARCH 7 at 7-9pm | Cosmic Art Night

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Presented by NVC Fine Art
Location: Palmetto Center for the Arts
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Free Admission

The NVC Fine & Performing Arts Department presents Cosmic Art Night! Materials and studios glow under ultraviolet lights creating a surreal, dreamy vibe while you explore the arts of ceramics, drawing, printmaking and dance. Professors and students will demonstrate the potter’s wheel and screen printing techniques on paper. Bring your own t-shirt to silkscreen.

All additional materials provided. 
Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, and families!
All ages! No experience necessary!

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MARCH 25 - MAY 3 | PARALLEL Paintings & Sculptures by: Enrique Gutierrez y Ernesto Ibanez

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PARALLEL
Paintings & Sculptures by:
Enrique Gutierrez y Ernesto Ibanez

March 25 - May 3, 2024
Palmetto Center for the Arts Gallery
Curated by Jimena Marin


Multidisciplinary artists Ernesto Ibanez and Enrique Gutierrez share a parallelism in their personal and professional lives. Both were born in Mexico and currently live in San Antonio. They have explored different disciplines in their artistic practice, including sculpture, drawing, design, and painting. Gutierrez and Ibanez materialize thoughts and feelings using non-conventional media, problem solving skills, intuition, and vivid colors.


Artist Talk
Thursday, April 18, 2024
10am at Palmetto Gallery


Presented by NVC Fine Art
Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

 

DANCE EVENTS

Saturday, MAY 4 | Dance @ Vista


Presented by NVC Dance

Performances by the NVC Repertory Dance Ensemble & guest artist.

Date:  Saturday, May 4
Time:  7:30pm
Location:  Palmetto Theatre

THINK YOU CAN DANCE? YOU CAN!
Learn about Vista's student-based dance company:
NVC Repertory Dance Ensemble

 

DRAMA  EVENTS

FEB. 29, MARCH 1, 2 & MARCH 7, 8, 9 | HONK! the musical

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Directed by Michelle Pietri
Presented by NVC Drama

Location: Palmetto Theatre
Dates: February 29, March 1, 2 and March 7, 8, 9
Time: 7:30pm
Free Admission

 
HONK! is a musical adaptation of the 1843 Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling, incorporating a message of tolerance.

HONK! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also provided by MTI.
www.MTIshows.com



APRIL 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20 | Antone in Show Business
Anton in Show Business
by Jane Martin

Directed by Mellissa Marlowe
Presented by NVC Drama

Location: Black Box Theatre
Dates: April 11, 12, 13 and March 18, 19, 20
Time: 7:30pm
Free Admission


MUSIC EVENTS

MARCH 26 at 7PM | Jack Stone Award for New Music


Jack Stone Award for New Music

The Jack Stone Award for New Music is a national competition open solely to community college students exploring music composition. Original student compositions will be performed by professional music ensemble (TBA).


Presented by NVC Music
APRIL 15 | NVC Chamber Ensemble

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NVC Instrumental Chamber Ensemble
Directed by Dr. Emmanuel Godoy

Date: Monday, November 13
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free
Location: Palmetto Theatre

APRIL 16 | Guest Artist with Aaron Prado

Guest Artist Performance with Aaron Prado

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free
Location: Palmetto Theatre


More info TBA


Presented by NVC Music

Sponsored by the Student Activity Fee

APRIL 17 | NVC Concert Choir & Solo Performances

NVC Concert Choir & Solo Performances
Dream Community: We Shall Walk without Fear


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Presented by NVC Music
Directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee


Date: Wednesday, April 17
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Palmetto Theatre
Admission: Free


Dr. Minkyung Lee will conduct the NVC Concert Choir featuring choral masterpieces with the compelling theme of Dream Community: We shall walk without fear. Captivating lyrics will fill every heart with beautiful contemporary hymns and songs beyond the original empirical richness of the work. NVC Concert Choir will harmonize a well-crafted arrangement of A Capella, Salutation by Eriks Esenvalds and Esto Les Digo from Matthew 18 in Spanish. With impressive vocal moments and exquisite lyrics to deliver messages from both Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and prayers from "Psalm 56," NVC Concert Choir will harmonize a well-crafted arrangement of masterfully polished gems including, Father of Light, This is The Dream, and I Will Rise. Glory Day from the opera Gabriel's Daughter exemplifies a message of celebration of the dream community.

APRIL 18 | Vista Jazz Ensemble

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Vista Jazz Ensemble

Presented by NVC Music
Directed by Dr. Aaron Prado


Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Palmetto Theatre
Admission: Free




  • The Palmetto Center for the Arts opened in 2009 as a product of community leadership, vision and unwavering determination to bring fine and performing arts to the Northwest area of San Antonio. The arts complex offers the finest facility and programs to those who join us in celebrating the arts.

    The fine and performing arts programs at Northwest Vista College engage students and enrich their skills needed to give life to creative impulses—on stage, in the studio, and in the concert hall. Our emerging artists interact and learn from community professionals and visiting artists from across the country and abroad. 

  • We believe that the arts have always been and always will be a meaningful force in human life. Northwest Vista College is dedicated to making the arts a living presence within our neighboring communities. Art lovers who support the development of artists help to enrich the human experience. 

    Our goal is to cultivate the imagination and technical skills of artists who will reinvigorate existing works and create new masterpieces that will grip the heart and thrill the mind. We welcome the diversity that sustains our community and empowers our voice through art and artistry.