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    Gallery Schedule Fall 13

    Thursday, September 5, 2013

    Opening reception: Monday, Sept. 30th. 5-7 p.m.  The Art Gallery is located on the lower level of the Student Center at West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga, CA. The exhibit will be open through Oct. 17th Faculty Work: 9/23 – 10/21, reception 9/30  Day of the Dead: 10/28 - 11/4 , reception TBA Photography Exhibit:  11/12 – 12/1 [...]

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  • Opera

    “O” is for Opera

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

    MUSIC 044 MUSICAL THEATER & OPERA SCENES The hugely popular MUSIC 44 class will once again be offered SPRING 2014.  Check back here or see the Spring 14 schedule of classes upon publication. Rec Prep: MUSIC 032C and/or 033A and/or 033B and/or THEAR 040A and eligibility for ENGL 001A and Read 053. This class studies, [...]

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    Like, What is Art Anyways

    Monday, January 14, 2013

     The Homonym Approach to Art Theory for Community College Students I.     Definitions   (Etymology) II.    How do you know it’s Art   (Epistemology) III.   Apples, Oranges & Drano  (Taxonomy) IV.   Priests, Kings, Shamans & Chiefs   (Mythology) V.     Beauty   (Plato) VI.    Representation  (Mimesis) VII.   The [...]

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    Recording

    Saturday, January 5, 2013

    If you are of a certain age and recall using magnetic tape then the relative ease with which high definition video and high fidelity audio are captured, edited and distributed likely amazes and inspires you. It certainly does us.

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  • STEM-to-STEAM

    Stem to Steam

    Sunday, January 29, 2012

    STEAM represents the economic progress and breakthrough innovation that comes from adding art and design to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and research: STEM + Art = STEAM. The value of art and design to innovation is clear: Artists and designers humanize technology, making it understandable and capable of bringing about societal change. [...]

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  • Theater

    Behind The Scenes

    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    Have you ever wondered how in the world art, music and theater pull off high-caliber student productions in just one semester? Plus charge the public an admission fee! You must be curious, right? Right?

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    Discourse & Lecture

    Monday, January 2, 2012

    Mona Lisa La Gioconda in honor of our friend Kathleen Grisham. We miss her very much. She was a first-rate historian and a first-rate colleague. She was an early purveyor of online arts education. This portal is an extension of her work.  Tag, Lectures

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Blog

Jan
31

Shine On Harvest Moon

Former Board President Jack Lucas serenades former Union President Pat Andrews under a paper moon held by former Academic Senate President Vivian Lock.  Rummaging through the archives for potential posts has been interesting.

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Jan
30

Occupy Saratoga

“SLO: The Gospel of Assessment” You want Student Learning Outcome documentation we’ve got Student Learning Outcome documentation! The initial goal of an effective art instructor is to determine the student’s interests.  A healthy rapport will likely develop as the student learns to more deliberately articulate his or her “voice” and experiences the satisfaction of a job well-done. [...]

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Jan
29

Now Hear This

The video is of a computer generated oak tree produced in the fall 2011 Art 60a Digital Video Arts class. Student artists, Jumiah Johnston, Ben Wilcox, and Matthew Bennett. The sound tracks were each composed, performed and recorded by students in this spring’s Music 67a Music for Film,TV & Games class. Track 1:   Chris Blazek Track 2:   [...]

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STEM-to-STEAM
Jan
29

Stem to Steam

STEAM represents the economic progress and breakthrough innovation that comes from adding art and design to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and research: STEM + Art = STEAM. The value of art and design to innovation is clear: Artists and designers humanize technology, making it understandable and capable of bringing about societal change. [...]

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Jan
27

Paging Dr. LaFave

January 27th, 2012 Dear Dr. LaFave, We trust that you and Mr. Danielson are well. We miss your panache around here, philosophical and otherwise. Marking fallacious assumptions in Roman numerals during the HR-consultant-based-training-days just isn’t the same without you. This year’s fellow said something about valuing creativity.  Post presentation you could tell the arts instructors; [...]

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Jan
14

Four + One

Teri Langworthy, Senior Office Coordinator for the Fine Arts Division has received accolades from her West Valley College colleagues.  A division chair, a department chair, another SOC, an associate faculty member, and Stephen Juarez  have all recognized Teri recently with written commendations.  Good job Teri!  Classified Senate Recognition

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