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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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  • Patricia_Hill

    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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  • Manet

    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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Christopher-Nicklin
Apr
7

Guitar Hero & Concert

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 [...]

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Sweet_Charity_Cast
Apr
1

Save the Date 4.20

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 [...]

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John-Barchi
Mar
21

Library Exhibit, Ceramics

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 [...]

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Mar
14

High School Art Invitational

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 [...]

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Jazz
Mar
11

Jazz Band This Friday

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.

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asp-2
Mar
7

Academic Senate DCC Thanks

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!

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Golden_Boy_2
Mar
4

Golden Boy Opens March 15

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 [...]

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anthony_bryce
Feb
28

Must See Student Work

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 [...]

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Kayla_2
Feb
21

Sweet Charity, Save The Date

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 [...]

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brad_davis
Feb
14

Recepción de la Facultad

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 [...]

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Feb
9

Suzanne Vega, Studio Workshop

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, [...]

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