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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_Arts-1

    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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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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ceramics
Oct
11

Photographing Art Workshop

Photo 73 – Photographing Your Art Friday, Oct. 19th: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Saturday, Oct. 20th: 9am – 6pm Sunday, Oct. 21st: 9am – 6pm APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES Room 15 ***NOTE: You must attend all three meetings. Continuing students can register here:  WVCPortal. New Students may apply and register for classes in person at the [...]

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Oct
8

SLO Jazz

It takes guts to showcase student work this early in a semester.  After all, what are your Students doing?  Certainly not donning formal wear and charging a cover to view their Learning Outcomes. Kudos WVC Jazz studies.

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Sep
22

Classified Gallery Exhibit

Now through October 18, 2012 Save the date: Artists’ Reception Wed. Oct. 3rd, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Campus Center Art Gallery Refreshments will be served! Gallery Hours: Mondays –  11:45 – 1:30,  2:00 – 6:00 Tuesdays – 12:30 – 3:00 Wednesdays – 2:00 – 6:00 Thursdays – 11:30 – 3:00   Featuring work by Jennifer [...]

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All_in_the_Timing
Sep
21

All in the Timing

 West Valley College Studio Theater presents All in the Timing Show dates: Opening: Friday October 19th at 8:15 pm Sat. 10/20 (8:15 pm), Sun. 10/21 (2:00 pm), Thurs. 10/25 (8:15 pm), Fri. 10/26 (8:15 pm), Sat. 10/27 (8:15 pm), Closing: Sunday October 28th at 2:00 pm From Wikipedia: All in the Timing is a collection of one-act plays by the [...]

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Sep
15

Presidents Past

Can you name this former West Valley College president?  Hint: As President, he worked on a successful bond campaign. He led the college to develop a new facilities and educational master plan and implement a campus-wide building program. He reversed a declining enrollment trend and opened a new center in the college district. He led [...]

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Sep
8

Berlani Finale in Full

WVC Biology faculty member Roberta Berlani in her final, grade-A Berthe performance. -Too high ISO and rickety tri-pod sans ball-head. So sue me.   And of course the audition:

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brad&carol
Aug
29

Welcome Mr. President

Week-one included a welcome reception for interim college president Brad Davis.  (Carol always wears the most exquisite jewelry doesn’t she?)… Le Quyen wants YOU to update your HR records…   Ed and Pat looking good (of course the Fund-10 budgets aren’t released until Sept. 9th)…   Brad must be doing something right for Steve to [...]

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performingartsoutreach
Aug
27

Week One, Day One

Performing Arts students and staff took turns offering a complimentary cup-a-Joe along with information on open sections.  You can find classes with open seats here:

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gallery
Aug
24

Gallery Schedule

WVC Campus Center Art Gallery Fall 2012 Schedule Architectural Model Exhibit: Aug. 27th – Sept. 13th (Reception Sept. 5th 5-7pm) Staff Art Show: Sept. 19th – Oct. 18th (Reception: Weds. Oct. 3rd. 4-6pm) Day of the Dead Student Show: Oct. 24th – Nov. 8th (Reception HALLOWEEN) Photo and Sculpture Exhibit: Nov. 14th – Dec. 5th (Reception [...]

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Jul
9

Introducing Dr. Schmitt

Danny Hsu said that ‘Interview With A Vampire’ called and wants its haircut back… While Dr. Schmitt has a long and esteemed resume we were understandably quite interested in this little bit: He was a full-time faculty member in theater arts at Pasco-Hernando Community College in Brooksville, FL and at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Schmitt [...]

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