We are starting off the year slowly due to a rise in Covid cases nationally and will keep our theater offerings to a minimum until the situation lets up- look for more events starting in February.

Please note that PCAA requires masks when attending all Art Center and Tin Shed Theater events.

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NEA Big Read Kickoff: Art and Poetry Walk

Patagonia Town Park 325 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Join us for a walk in the park! Using the library’s StoryWalk panels, view original artwork inspired by Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” created by local artists. The walk begins at Town Hall (Patagonia’s historic Train Depot).

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: An American Sunrise

Patagonia Public Library 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ

In our first of 3 adult book discussions, Deb Goff will facilitate this meeting about Joy Harjo’s "An American Sunrise." Discuss favorite poems from the book, ask questions, and delve deeper into the themes of the book.

NEA Big Read Indigenous Film Series: Barking Water

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

"Barking Water," written and directed by Sterlin Harjo, is a uniquely delicate and moving road movie that tells the story of a proud Native American attempting to reconnect with his estranged family.

NEA Big Read Keynote Speaker: An Evening with Joy Harjo (Tentative)

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

*Tentative date and time* Join us on Zoom for a virtual discussion with U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, who will read from and discuss her newest book of poetry. Zoom link will be posted here.

NEA Big Read Indigenous Film Series: Gather

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

GATHER follows the stories of natives on the frontlines of a growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities that were devastated by genocide. An indigenous chef embarks on an ambitious project to reclaim ancient food ways on the Apache reservation; in South Dakota a gifted Lakota high school student, raised on a buffalo […]

NEA Big Read Art Opening and Photography Exhibit

The Patagonia Museum 100 School St, Patagonia, AZ

4th generation Patagonians Glen “Gooch” Goodwin and Kayla Lewis-Simpson will present their photography highlighting the landscape, wildlife, people, and history of the area. This will be a three-week exhibition held at The Patagonia Museum and will be open for public viewing during museum open hours.

NEA Big Read StoryWalk and Book Discussion for Elementary Students: Fry Bread

Patagonia Town Park 325 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Laura and Cassina will lead participating elementary school classes on a walk through the park reading “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story” by Kevin Noble Maillard. The event will culminate with a book discussion and fry bread demonstration at the Patagonia Creative Arts Association. *tentative time*

NEA Big Read AZ Speaks Keynote Our River Stories: The Gila and the Salt

Patagonia Public Library 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Join Zarco Guerrero for a series of stories that share the vibrant and tragic history of water and the River People, over a 2,000-year period beginning with the Toltec trade route that brought agriculture and corn to the Southwest. The history of the O’Odham before and after the expansion west is revealed. We learn about […]

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Crazy Brave

Patagonia Public Library 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ

The second of 3 adult book discussions, Deb Goff will facilitate a discussion of Joy Harjo’s 2012 coming-of-age memoir, “Crazy Brave.”

NEA Big Read Music and Storytelling with Randy Granger

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Native American flute player and storyteller, Randy Granger, will present a program of flute music and storytelling. Granger is a native of New Mexico, a professional musician and specializes in Native American tales and creation stories often interweaving flute and drum within the stories. He is an award-winning recording artist, instructor, spiritual teacher, actor who […]

NEA Big Read Indigenous Film Series: Rumble

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World […]

NEA Big Read StoryWalk and Book Discussion for Elementary Students: Fry Bread

Patagonia Town Park 325 McKeown Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Laura and Cassina will lead participating elementary school classes on a walk through the park reading “We are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom. The event will culminate with a book discussion and activity. *tentative time*

NEA Big Read AZ Speaks Keynote: Metalsmith Matriarchs: Makers, Memory, and Reciprocity

Patagonia Public Library 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Nanibaa Beck addresses the ways Native women metalsmith integrate indigenous knowledge, practice and tradition into their craft. She focuses on four to five metalsmiths with a rotation in place, person, and style. Beck is a 2nd generation Diné (Navajo) jeweler. Being intricately connected to the creation process motivated her to become more knowledgeable about the […]

NEA Big Read Two-Part Art Workshop: Pottery and Clay Making the Indigenous Way

Patagonia Creative Arts Association 304 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Expert potter, Martha Kelly, will instruct students on how to identify and collect natural clay from our area and help them to create one of a kind pottery pieces. Workshops include instruction on natural glazing techniques as well as traditional firing methods. Workshop #1 will detail pottery-making, Workshop #2 will be glazing and firing. This […]

NEA Big Read Author Reading and Documentary with Brian Jabas Smith (moved from Nov 13)

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Tucson author and journalist Brian Jabas Smith will read selections from his new book of Tucson Salvage columns accompanied by a new documentary directed by his wife Maggie Smith. Formerly a singer/songwriter, Smith is an award-winning journalist, first as a staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times and then as an editor at Detroit’s […]

NEA Big Read Book Discussion: Secrets from the Center of the World

Patagonia Public Library 346 Duquesne Ave, Patagonia, AZ

The final book discussion of our NEA Big Read program, Deb Goff will facilitate this discussion of Joy Harjo and Stephen Strom’s collaborative 1989 book of poetry and photography, “Secrets from the Center of the World.”

NEA Big Read Poetry Slam

Gathering Grounds 319 Mc Keown Ave, Patagonia, AZ

The Patagonia High School English classes under the direction of their instructor, Journee Hayes, will perform original poetry inspired by An American Sunrise, along with the winners of the PRT’s middle and high school poetry contest. Open to all lovers, readers, and practitioners of the spoken and written word. Members of the community are highly […]

NEA Big Read Two-Part Art Workshop: Pottery and Clay Making the Indigenous Way

Patagonia Creative Arts Association 304 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Expert potter, Martha Kelly, will instruct students on how to identify and collect natural clay from our area and help them to create one of a kind pottery pieces. Workshops include instruction on natural glazing techniques as well as traditional firing methods. Workshop #1 will detail pottery-making, Workshop #2 will be glazing and firing. This […]

Pilgrimage to Magdalena (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

Tin Shed Theater 304 Naugle Avenue, Patagonia, AZ

Due to the recent Covid surge The Border Community Alliance board of directors has decided to postpone the Tin Shed Theater January 23rd premier of their documentary Pilgrimage to Magdalena. A rescheduled date will be announced soon. Sorry for any inconvenience.$5 suggested donation Presented by the Border Community Alliance    

$5

Painted Paper Collage with Joan Richmond

Patagonia Creative Arts Association 304 Naugle Ave, Patagonia, AZ

Create artworks using painted paper collage. Through a series of exercises, we'll lay the creative groundwork for unlimited images. Color and form will be the subject matter for our compositions. Join this three-hour workshop to begin your pieces and stay longer if you get "hooked" (bring your lunch). Cost per person is $15 all materials […]

$15