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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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Dec
1

Jazz Singers This Sunday

Come hear the sounds of the holiday season THIS Sunday at 7 pm in the WVC Theater with the West Valley College Jazz Singers, joined by the Homestead HS Jazz Choirs. Under the direction of Michelle Hawkins, WVC jazz choirs have been named back-to-back winners of the DownBeat Magazine Award for Outstanding Vocal Jazz in [...]

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Nov
29

Symphonic Band Tonight

Tonight the West Valley College Symphonic Band takes the Theater mainstage at 8:00 pm.  The event is free and promises to stir the majestic (dare we say ‘regal’) spirit in all of us! A concert band, also called wind band, symphonic band, symphonic winds, wind orchestra, wind symphony, wind ensemble, or symphonic wind ensemble, is [...]

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Nov
26

Youth must be foolish…

NONNO [cutting in on the Germans]:      Youth must be foolish and mirthful and blind,      Gaze not before and glance not behind,      Mark not… [He falters again.] HANNAH [prompting him, holding tightly onto his arm]:      Mark not the shadow that darkens the way – [They recite the next lines together.]      Regret [...]

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Nov
21

Magnifcat!

The WVC Music Department presents Magnificat! featuring the WVC Chamber Singers, the WVC Chorale and the San Jose State Symphony Orchestra. Here are a couple of clips of the West Valley College Chamber Singers from their October 26th performance.  Enjoy!

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Nov
16

The Bronzography Shew

Who said that painters and ceramicists get to have all the fun? Check out the latest gallery showing of WV student photography and bronze sculpture now through Dec. 5th. See you at the reception, Tuesday, November 27th, 5 – 7 p.m. Hagar Holan Megan Gazard Gary Turpin Larsen Howard Athena Santos  Lorraine Crowder  From the Photography [...]

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Nov
15

John Vidovic Concert

John Vidovic and his merry band of current and former West Valley College Music students played the Studio Theater last Friday night. If you missed the show you can view the first half in full here. Press ‘play‘, click ‘fullscreen‘ and turn-it-up! Vladimir Licina – Keyboard/Piano John Vidovic – Guitar Ren Geisick – Vocals Fernando [...]

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Nov
13

Iguana Opens Friday

November 16th and 17th, 8 p.m. • November 18th, 2 p.m. • November 23rd and 24th, 8 p.m. • November 25th, 2 p.m. The Night of the Iguana is a stageplay written by American author Tennessee Williams, based on his 1948 short story. The play premiered on Broadway in 1961. Two film adaptations have been made, including the Academy Award-winning 1964 film of the same name. Set in [...]

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Nov
6

Republicrat or Democan?

Betty: So you didn’t stop to talk because you’re a Moonie, or you have some weird political affiliation ? Bill: Nope. Straight-down-the-ticket Republican. (Bell) Straight-down-the-ticket Democrat. (Bell) Can I tell you something about politics? (Bell) I like to think of myself as a citizen of the universe. (Bell) I’m unaffiliated. Betty: That’s a relief. So [...]

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Oct
31

October 31st

Halloween high-lights and the Day of the Dead gallery reception: Who’s the skater dude with La Calavera Catrina…   Maria and Irene… A motley crew enjoying the Day of the Dead reception…   One of the many exceptional Día de los Muertos themed student art pieces on exhibit…   A very touching Día de los [...]

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Oct
26

Eleventh Annual WVC Invitational Choral Festival

Ten High Schools and two middle schools participated in this year’s Eleventh Annual WVC Invitational Choral Festival. WVC Music Chair, Lou De La Rosa introducing the Saratoga High School Choir. Attentive, mannered and well-dressed teenagers is a sight to behold! Over the course of the day more than 500 students attended the invitational. Guest Speaker [...]

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Oct
12

Dia de los Muertos

  Art 60 student, Maniwa Arisawa has produced an original model and animation for the upcoming Dia de la Muertos Student Art Exhibit, October 24th – November 8th, Campus Center Art Gallery.  Opening Reception on Halloween, 4-6 pm. Guitarra track courtesy of Robert Cornejo.

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