Maricopa Colleges to Honor Emerging Artists

Artists of Promise PosterArtists of Promise Poster MESA, Ariz.—The public is invited to attend Artists of Promise, a gala performance and exhibition celebrating the artists of the Maricopa Community Colleges. The annual event features some of the finest emerging artists in the Valley in choreography, theatre, music and visual mediums such as photography, sculpture and painting.  

Guests can view multi-disciplinary displays and presentations at the event. Copies of "Passages," the publication of Maricopa creative writing winners, are also available.

The event, hosted by Arizona Historian Marshall Trimble, takes place on Wednesday, April 9 at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 West Adams St., Phoenix. Artists of Promise is open to the public. Seating is not assigned, so guests are advised to arrive early for desired seating. Art Exhibit and reception begins at 6 p.m. and performances begin at 7 p.m.

Mesa Community College winners include:

DANCE: Randee Powell, Emigdio Arredondo, Natalie Beam, Marissa Esparza, Andrew Gatti, Taylor Hayne, Elisa Krick, Randee Powell, Taylor Thomason, Scotty Breckenridge, Xavier Pattern, Mar-Seana Granberry Pearson, Brianna Smart, Chris Valdez and Kristine Washington.

CREATIVE WRITING: Bill Alewyn, Charlotte Coburn, Noah Leben, David Klose, Carol De Vane, David Klose, Melissa Tramuta, Danielle Corral, Marcia Schwartzstein, Jay Connor, Norman Woolsey and Carol DeVane.

MUSIC: Nina Tahbaz, Yumiko Ueda, Brittany O’Quinn, Conor Anderson, James Gramp, Martin Haub, Sammi Wilkins, Laynee Overall, Katherine McCarthy, McKenna Seckman, Kinsay Peotter, Katherine McCarthy, Laynee Overall, Jonathan Holdsworth, Aaron Ford, Ammon Opie, Jordan Woolen, Joshua Aguirre, Steven Avalos, Torrey McDannald, Chriss Ross, and Steve Rowell.

THEATRE: Janae Dunn, Melissa Salazar, Dolores Mendoza, Jared Valin, Tyler Scrivner, Lindsey Halfhill and Sergio Marin.

ART: Lara Harris, Eric Ellerston, Sage Amoroso, Claudia Sauder and Jesse Stephens.

The public may contact the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) at 480-731-8300 for more information or contact Linda Speranza at; (480) 731-8630, or visit

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Media Contacts
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About Mesa Community College
Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information please visit

About Maricopa Community Colleges
The Maricopa Community College system is one of the largest in the nation. We are: Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain (and SouthWest Skill Center), GateWay (and Maricopa Skill Center), Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain; the system also includes satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes Valley-wide.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014