Taft High School artist earns ‘Best of Show’

Kati Pina of Taft High School earned Best of Show honors for her entry, "Katy Perry." Pina’s work was awarded first place for her entry, "Waitress" in the Drawing/Pencil category. Last year, Pina earned first place for her pencil drawing and first place for her colored drawing. Ten area high schools participated in the annual art competition. The award-winning student work is currently on display in the Simon Michael Art Gallery in Coastal Bend College’s Frank Jostes Visual Arts Building in Beeville. The show will run through March 11. The gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Antonio Symphony to perform in Beeville

The San Antonio Symphony, under the direction of Assistant Conductor Akiko Fujimoto, returns to Beeville for an exciting performance celebrating the works of Beethoven on Tuesday, Feb.21, at A. C. Jones High School Auditorium at 7:30 pm. The program also includes Grondahl’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra, with the solo played by Amanda Davidson.

High school sophomores to gain full access to college

A.C. Jones High School sophomores and parents are encouraged to attend the Passport Program, a dual credit presentation by the high school and Coastal Bend College, to receive information regarding dual credit courses. The Passport Program will take place at Coastal Bend College in Beeville on Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Peter S. Marecek Physical Fitness Center.

Guitarist Susan McDonald to perform at Coastal Bend College

Coastal Bend College Cultural Arts Committee will present Susan McDonald in a free concert on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium. McDonald is a native Texan. She fell in love with the guitar when she was just four years old and began playing when she was six. Self-taught for many years, McDonald was accepted by Wolfgang Justen into the guitar ensemble at the University of St. Thomas when she was 14. Several years later, she was invited to become the student of Pepe Romero, with whom she studied for many years.

Campanas de América to perform in Beeville

San Antonio’s acclaimed Mariachi Campanas de América will return to Beeville for the Beeville Concert Association’s next performance on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Performing Arts Auditorium at Coastal Bend College, thanks to a generous grant from H-E-B. The Beeville concert is free to all students through high school age and to CBC students with their photo IDs. Any adult bringing two children or students through high school age will be admitted free. Other adults will pay $10 at the door if they do not hold a BCA season ticket.