The WVC Music Dept. invites you to a student Guitar Recital, April 20th., 8pm. Music Room #12, free. The quality of music theory, ear training and performance instruction here at West Valley is second to none. But don’t take our word for it. Transfer student, Christopher Nicklin (WVC spring ’12, Associate degree Music) has been [...]
The West Valley College cast of Sweet Charity From Brenda Rogers: The third annual Musical Theater Gala West Valley College is just around the corner. On April 20 at 6PM, West Valley College presents the Broadway Musical “Sweet Charity” in the WVC Theatre. Mission College’s Hospitality Management program is catering the event, so you know [...]
Don’t miss the Library’s Art in Clay exhibition featuring the work of WVC Art 65 students (instructor Sylvia Rios). This work and more will also be on exhibit at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts at Davis, CA from April 26 – April 28th, 2013. More info here: Daft Wully’s Epiphany John [...]
Last night the WVC Art department hosted a reception in celebration of the first annual Silicon Valley High School Art Invitational at West Valley College. The exhibit showcases drawings, paintings, sculpture and ceramics produced by local high school students. It was a nice opportunity to visit with our local high school colleagues, meet the young [...]
WVC Jazz Band performing live, this Friday (3/15), 8 p.m. West Valley College Theater. The band is sounding better than ever – just took second at the Chabot College Jazz Festival (even with 2 cello’s and a violin!) $10 cover goes directly to WVC Jazz Scholarships. Hope to see some of our campus community there.
Thanks to the Academic Senate, Division Chair Council and President for high picks. We are fortunate to work with people who appreciate that for a good many students the studio lab is where work ethic, problem solving skills, self esteem, empathy and love of learning are best cultivated and developed. Thanks!
The WVC Theatre Department presents Golden Boy by Clifford Odets. The play was initially produced on Broadway by The Group Theatre in 1937. Odets’ biggest hit was made into a 1939 film of the same name, starring William Holden in his breakthrough role, and also served as the basis for a 1964 musical. Lead actor [...]
You want Student Learning Outcomes? West Valley College students Anthony Clark (Music major) and Bryce Allen Youtsey (Film/Theater major) collaborated on this extraordinary student-produced music video. Youtsey credited instructor William Clay’s Theater 09 (Film/Video Production) course for helping him develop the sophisticated camera skills apparent in the video. Singer, songwriter and producer Clark acknowledged the breadth and [...]
Gala Benefit, April 20th. 6 o’clock. WVC Theater. Wine & cheese, live jazz, good company and Sweet Charity. (For highlights from last year’s gala event click here.) Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed [...]
Kimberley Cook An Imaginary Voyage ceramic, 2012 President Davis: You see, the wagon is a metaphor for the childhood angst we truck around as adults. Jason: Um, I think it’s just a wagon. Student: What are the old guys talking about? Sylvia Rios Taking Froggie for a Ride low fired ceramic, 2013 Lou: How many administrators does [...]
The WVC Commercial Music program, in conjunction with Montalvo Arts Center hosted a studio workshop featuring thrice Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and recording artist Suzanne Vega. Vega discussed a variety of topics including the creative process, artistic collaboration, technology, the music business, entrepreneurship and entertainment law. Several students presented examples of their own work and received feedback, [...]