Palmetto Center for the Arts

Spring 2019 Calendar of Events

February 4 - March 3 | Flourish + Collapse (ART)

Flourish+Collapse art exhibit flyer

Flourish + Collapse
Featuring Adrienne Butler, Megan Moore + Ashley Nason

Curated by Nicole Geary + Rachael M. Bower

Flourish + Collapse unites three artists whose work is inspired by the natural environment. Images are collected, combined, deconstructed and recontextualized in the work of Texas artist Adrienne Butler, New York artist Megan Moore and Colorado artist Ashley Nason. They employ printmaking, mixed media, collage and watercolor to bring their ideas to life on paper. Flourish + Collapse is a collaborative curatorial effort between NVC faculty Rachael M. Bower and St. Philip’s faculty Nicole Geary.

Palmetto Center for the Arts Lobby
Viewing Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30am-9:45pm, Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Ashley Nason Gallery Lecture: Wednesday, February 6 at 12:30pm
Adrienne Butler Gallery Lecture: Friday, March 1 at 11:00am

February 5 - 7 | Printmaking Workshop with guest artist Ashley Nason (ART)

Ashley Nason printmaking workshop

February 25 - 28 | Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater Residency (DANCE)

SPDT poster

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) has continued to engage populations worldwide through its performance works and community inclusive programs since its founding in New York City in 1979. Artistic Co-Directors Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler and their company of compelling artists continue to garner critical acclaim for their “theater for the heart & mind”. SPDT’s interdisciplinary vision weaves movement, spoken text, song, and visual imagery that comments on the personal and political. SPDT’s company artists have been distinguished for their artistic excellence, garnering seven McKnight Fellowships and five Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance.


February 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, & 10 | Lionel Bart's Oliver! (DRAMA)

Lionel Bart's Oliver! Book, Music & Lyrics by Lionel Bart.

Directed by Michelle Pietri with Tim Hedgepeth at Fagin

February 28 & March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7pm
Sunday, March 10 at 2:30pm
Palmetto Theatre

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

The Palmetto Box Office opens for ticket sales one hour before curtain time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Please arrive early to ensure a seat.

- Thursday, March 7:
Free for all NVC students (must have student I.D.)

- Sunday, March 10 - Family Matinee Day:
$5 Student Price for All

Oliver! poster

March 25 - April 21 | Salon featuring Jiemei Lin (ART)
Salon featuring Jiemei Lin
Curated by Sara Corley Martinez
jiemei lin exhibit

Feminist Statement:
My work explores the challenge of being female with a multicultural background in a
globalized world. The propose of my work is reminding the audience that women
throughout history have fought patriarchy, everywhere in every age. My sources
include Asian patterns, vintage photographs and Italian paintings from the 12th
through the 15th centuries. By replacing the male figures in historical scenes with
female figures, I, as an Asian female artist am “reverse appropriating” in hopes of
imagining a different possibility of reality: one where the female figure features

Jiemei Lin is an artist, designer, and curator born in Hangzhou, China, currently living
and working in the Inland Northwest, Washington State. Lin works with both digital
media and traditional media such as drawing, ceramics, installation, and embroidery.
Lin’s works frequently take on themes of individual and cultural identity with a keen
eye for design and color. She is committed to combating social injustice through
exploring themes in her work, and through promoting the fine arts. As a curator, she
has helped to organize a variety of exhibitions from Cincinnati, OH to Beijing, China.
March 26 | Jack Stone Award for New Music (MUSIC)

Jack Stone with Line Upon Line Percussion

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 Line Upon Line Percussion.

Congratulations to the three composer awardees for their winning scores featuring percussion instrumentation:

Jack Stone Award for New Music:
“Downright Up and Left” by Melissa Wang (College of DuPage)

First Runner Up:
“The Square” by Connor Weir (Clark College)

Second Runner Up:
“ClockWork” by Mikael Baisch (Edmonds Community College)

line upon line percussion -
Formed in 2009, line upon line is considered “a riveting, always-surprising and delightful trio” by the Austin American-Statesman. The Austin-based trio has premiered over 40 new works for percussion trio by composers such as Aaron Cassidy, Laurent Durupt, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino and Claudia Molitor and has worked with composers at Stanford University, the University of Huddersfield, City University of London and Monash University (Melbourne, Australia).

In Texas, the group has taught at UT Austin (Spring 2018), performed at the 2013 and 2017 Fusebox Festivals, Menil Collection (Houston), Victoria Bach Festival, International Festival-Institute at Round Top and is currently a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster. 

Nationally, line upon line has performed and taught in twenty-one different states, at two Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and at the 2017 Festival of New American Music (Sacramento).  

Internationally, the group has performed at the 2018 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (Australia), the Conservatoriums in Melbourne and Sydney, in London (Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Manchester (Royal Northern College of Music), Basel (Hochschule für Musik), Cologne (Loft Köln) and Berlin (Unerhörte Musik).

line upon line consists of its three original members, Adam Bedell, Cullen Faulk and Matthew Teodori.

Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre at Palmetto Center for the Arts


March 26 | Spring Workshop: NATS South Chapter Audition Preparation (MUSIC)

spring workshop dr lee

Spring Workshop: NATS South Chapter Audition Preparation
with Dr. Minkyung Lee

March 26, 9:00 am
Recital Hall, PCA 107 (Open to the public)

Dr. Minkyung Lee will be conducting a master class of seven selected students who will be competing at the NATS Auditions, South Texas Chapter in March, at Del Mar College. Collaborative Pianist, Bogum Park is the special guest accompanist.

April 4 | Cosmic Art Night (ART)

Cosmic Art Night

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, music and dance. Professors and students will demonstrate the potter’s wheel, dance moves, and screen printing techniques on paper. Bring your own t-shirt to silkscreen on. All additional materials provided. Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, and families! All ages! No experience necessary!

Thursday, April 4 from 7pm-9pm
Palmetto Center for the Arts
Free Admission

April 22 | NxNVC: NVC Instrumental Chamber Ensemble (MUSIC)

NxNVC Spring 2019 presents the NVC Instrumental Chamber Ensemble
Directed by Dr. Andrew Converse

Monday, April 22 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 23 | Katchie Cartwright's Brazilian Ensemble (MUSIC)

Katchie Cartwright's Brazilian Ensemble
NxNVC Spring 2019 presents the NVC Faculty and Guest Artist Recital
Katchie Cartwright's Brazilian Ensemble

Featuring Marco Antonio Santos on electric guitar, Fabio Augustinis on drum set and Brazilian percussion, Mike Porter on double bass, and Professor Katchie Cartwright on flutes in a program of "musica instrumental brasileira," a Brazilian idiom encompassing jazz, choro, samba, and bossa nova. Students and audience are invited to meet the artists after the show. 

Fabio Augustinis, a native of Sao Paulo, is new Texas, where he is currently studying for his doctorate in music at the University of Texas at Austin.  Marco Antonio Santos who hails from Bela Horizonte, is a recent graduate of UT Austin, where he studied composition and jazz performance. Mike Porter, a resident of New Braunfels, is one of the most highly sought-after jazz bassists in Central and South Texas. Dr. Cartwright, who moved to San Antonio from New York in 2006 to teach at Northwest Vista College, received her Ph.D. in music (ethnomusicology) from the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Free Admission

April 24 | NxNVC: NVC Concert Choir & Solo Performances (MUSIC)

NVC Concert Choir

NVC Concert Choir and Solo Performances
Directed by Dr. Minkyung Lee

The Power of Appreciation: Building Bridges of Relationship
Dr. Minkyung Lee will conduct the NVC Concert Choir featuring choral masterpieces with heartwarming lyrics and coloristic harmony. The Concert Choir will, through music, express sincere love and gratitude to friends, family, and people around the world. It will be a performance with compelling themes of appreciation and the gift of healing with powerful lyrics to fill every heart with well-known beautiful hymns and songs of gratitude. It is time to show our appreciation for one another and build a bridge of connection, full of love and hope.

Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 25 | NxNVC: Vista Jazz Ensemble & Student-Led Combos (MUSIC)

NxNVC Spring 2019 presents the Vista Jazz Ensemble and Student-Led Combos
Directed by Dr. Aaron Prado

Thursday, April 25 at 7:30pm
Palmetto Theatre
Admission - $5

April 25, 26, 27 & May 2, 3, 4, 5 | Daring Giants (DRAMA)

Daring Giants Theater

When the stars have been hidden for a thousand years, humanity struggles with their potential return. What do they mean? Can we control them? Or, is the whole idea an elaborate deception?

NVC Drama Program presents a devised performance written and directed by guest artist Tyler Keyes.

Black Box Theatre
Palmetto Center for the Arts

(Bring Student I.D.)

Seven Performance Dates
April 25, 26, 27 & May 2, 3, 4 at 8pm
& Sunday Matinee, May 5 at 2:30pm

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

April 29 | Master Class II: NVC Honors Recital Dress Rehearsal (MUSIC)

Master Class II: NVC Honors Recital Dress Rehearsal
with Dr. Lee

Monday, April 29, 10:30am-2:00 pm
Recital Hall, PCA 107
Open to the public

Selected outstanding singers for both NVC Honors Recital in Musical Theatre and Classical division will be working on their solos and ensembles for upcoming recitals.

May 1 | NVC Honors Recital I: Musical Theatre Gala (MUSIC)

NVC Honors Recital I: Musical Theatre Gala

Wednesday, May 1, 12:30pm
Recital Hall - PCA 107
Open to Public • Free Admission

Dr. Minkyung Lee is excited to host the NVC Honors Recital for students who are selected because they have gone above and beyond in their studies for this special recital showcase. Students will perform famous musical theatre solos and ensemble. The group of soloists and ensemble singers will feature absolutely thrilling ever-popular musical theatre repertoires from West Side Story, Chicago, Wicked, Aida, the Greatest Showman and more.

May 4 | Vista Dances (DANCE)

Vista Dances

Vista Dances

The NVC Repertory Dance Ensemble in Concert
Featuring Choreography by Faculty, Students
& Guest Artist Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater

Saturday, May 4 at 8pm
Palmetto Theatre

$5 - ACCD Students / Faculty / Staff
$5 - Students: K-12 & Higher Education
$8 - Senior / Military
$10 - General

May 6 | NVC Honors Recital II: Art Songs and Opera Theatre Gala (MUSIC)

NVC Honors Recital - Voice event

NVC Honors Recital II: Art Songs and Opera Theatre Gala

Monday, May 6, 12:30 pm
Recital Hall - PCA 107
Free Admission

Under the direction of Dr. Minkyung Lee, an exploration of songs by American composers has been a great journey this spring semester with students who are selected because they have gone above and beyond in their studies for this special recital showcase. The audience will experience the simple beauty of word and music, true meaning of communication, and freedom of thoughts from poetry and unique character of music from acclaimed American composers including Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Amy Beach, Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, Gian Carlo Menotti, and more.

May 6 - August 18 | Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition (ART)

 Curated by Instructor Paul Northway.

May 8 | Concert Choir Outdoor Party (MUSIC)

Concert Choir Outdoor Party

Wednesday, May 8, 12:45pm
CCC Patio

Come and enjoy the final concert of the year with NVC Concert Choir’s Outdoor Performance. Vista’s exciting Concert Choir presents beautiful songs such as I Sing Because I’m Happy, Thank you, Let the River Run, Lean on me, This is Me and more musical jewels.

May 11 | ExtravaDanza (DANCE)

ExtravaDanza Spring 2019


Recital showcasing all Spring 2019 NVC dance classes
Presented by the NVC Dance Program

Performance features ballet, jazz, ballroom, swing, modern and contemporary styles.

Saturday, May 11
Program A at 7:30pm & Program B at 8:30pm
Palmetto Theatre

Each Program $5

About Palmetto 

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. 

Our Goal

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. 


 Campus Map : Location of Palmetto Center for the Arts


We are excited to welcome you, your family and friends to the Palmetto Center for the Arts!

The Palmetto Box Office generally opens for ticket sales 1 hour before a production/event start time. Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

How can I purchase event tickets?

We accept cash and credit cards at the Box office.

ACCD students, faculty and staff enjoy $5.00 Admission.
All students (K-12 and Higher Education) enjoy $5.00 Admission.

Please check the Palmetto Calendar of Events listing for specific ticket sales on each event as the price varies for general admission. Some events have free admission.

Everyone attending a performance must have a ticket for admission into the theatre, including infants. Due to fire safety regulation, strollers are not allowed inside the theatre.

May I bring food and drinks with me to the show?

Food and drinks are not allowed inside the theatres. Occasionally, student or faculty/staff organizations provide or sell concessions in the lobby. We ask that you please refrain from bringing any food or drink inside the theatres. Thank you.

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