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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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Jun
16

First Comes Love, Then…

Dana and Yori were married this afternoon in a moving ceremony at a private residence in Woodside.  They leave tomorrow morning for Firenze!  Congratulations!

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Jun
12

Carlson House Demo

June 12, 2012, Carlson House Demolition Evidently the Carlson House restoration has been suspended… The Carlson House in better days… Image Courtesy of the West Valley College Library

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Jun
5

Vote Early, Vote Often

Vote Early, Vote Often UPDATE:  The San Jose Mercury News is reporting passage of Measure C !

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Jun
1

MU67 Film,TV & Gaming

MU67A Music for Film, TV, and Gaming – Foundations will be offered Fall ’12, Weds., 4:40-10:00 PM. Learn about the techniques and considerations of writing music for media, including client interaction and general business practices. Students will have the opportunity to score music for Commercials, TV shows, Film and Video Games. MU67A Music for Film, TV, [...]

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May
24

Valedictorians (with an ‘s’)

Did you know that two of the last three valedictorians have been Music majors?  (Can we put to rest that hippy-dippy artsy stereotype once and for all?)  WVC 2012 valedictorian Kristen Reimer (center) is flanked by Music chair Lou De La Rosa (left) and President Lori Gaskin.  Ms. Reimer completed her Associate’s degree in Music with [...]

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May
14

Music Round-Up

Did you know that many of the Music department’s finals are also public performances? Tickets for all these events are available at the door and range from $5 to $10.  Try going to a jazz club, a rock show, the ballet, the symphony, the opera or even a minor league ball game for less.  Go [...]

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May
10

The Tree Sessions

Last night the animation (Art 57), composition (Mu 67) and recording students (Mu 65) continued to refine the West Valley College “Tree Spot” collaboration by recording live student musicians.  While there is still a fair amount of work to be done we thought we’d share a short clip from that very productive session.  Congratulations to [...]

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May
7

Rotary Sunday

This past Sunday was the Saratoga Rotary Art Show, held annually, first Sunday in May, on the West Valley campus. Many talented WVC student artists also exhibited their work in the Campus Center Art Gallery, including… Karla Pamm Endangered Species Oil on Canvas   Jeanne Watson Tangle Metal Sculpture   Marsha Owen Rugs Oil on [...]

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May
1

Friday Night Chamber Concert

WVC Chamber Singers Friday, May 4, 2012 8:00 pm  Every Time I Feel the Spirit, a choral concert featuring SJSU Chamber Singers & Women’s Choir and WVC Chamber Singers, St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, 80 S. Market St., San Jose   Tickets: $25 Preferred, $15 General, $10 Senior/Student Google Map 80 S. Market St, San Jose, CA, [...]

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Apr
30

Happy Festivus!

A festival or gala is an event, usually and ordinarily staged by a local community, which centers on and celebrates some unique aspect of that community. The word fest is Middle English, derived from the Middle French/Latin word festivus.                 From President Gaskin’s April 30th, Monday Morning Update: [...]

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Apr
25

Occupy Whoville

I can’t find a job, dear sir. Bills are piling up here, sir. Without your help, I fear, sir, I’ll topple on my rear, sir!   What a bore. You’re just poor, And you’ll forever want more. You Gax can’t raise my tax, What for?  There’s the door!   Chantel Ricks Gas Raise the Tax [...]

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