• day-of-the-dead

    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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pericles
Mar
12

Pericles Opens Friday

Pericles, Prince of Tyre opens this Friday, March 16th. 8 p.m. in the WVC Studio Theater. This fairy-tale romance by William Shakespeare has it all. Young love, murder, incest, pirates, shipwrecks…. This studio production promises to be an action-packed night of theatre that will bring to life one of the Bard’s lesser produced works.   [...]

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Faculty Show
Mar
9

Gallery (Re)Opening

The newly renovated West Valley College Campus Center is back on-line and so is the Art Gallery!  Art faculty are celebrating with an inaugural exhibition running March 14th through April 18th.  An Artists’ Reception will correspond with the dedication festivities slated for the evening of Tuesday, April 17th.  Be there or be square… The Faculty [...]

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pinet
Mar
8

Madame Pinet Calling

…”Met with the arts faculty yesterday for their department meeting. It’s a strong department, with wonderful links to the community. The gallery is fabulous. I told them about the great strength of your division, with what I consider an exemplary core of GE courses, outreach to high schools, foresight and innovation.”…

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T-Nast
Mar
7

Guest Post, Tim Kelly

The WVC Associated Students are sponsoring a series of Dr. Seuss related events including an exhibition of Seuss inspired student work.  The exhibit will run from April 23rd through May 3rd.  A reception is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd from 5-7 p.m.  The show and reception will be held in the newly renovated Campus Center [...]

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ogle1963
Feb
28

The Archive Runs Deep

Ashley Ogle attending her father David’s retirement show, October 2009.  David Ogle (standing, left) Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA. 1963     (photo courtesy of professor Ogle)

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Skulls
Feb
23

This Week in the Macabre

A spooky West Valley simultaneity? This week the Global Citizenship Committee, Anthropology’s Dr. Kindon, and the ASO have all expressed their appreciation for the unearthly and bizarre! (1)     The Global Citizenship Committee is hosting Art Historian Paul Koudounaris on Wednesday, March 7th, 7 pm in lecture hall Fox 120. Dr. Koudounaris will present his [...]

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psycho
Feb
21

Music for Films

If you’ve ended up here in search of Brian Eno’s pioneering 1978 work, Music for Films, click again. If you’re searching for examples of excellent community college instruction in scoring music for film, television and gaming, you’re in the right place.  Here are two recent examples from the MU67a – Music for Film/TV/Gaming class. The video [...]

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jazz6
Feb
17

K-12 Collaboratives

Maestro Kambeitz is hosting not one but two high school special-guest bands in March. Pioneer High School Jazz Band, 8:00 pm, March 16th. Westmont High Symphonic Concert Band, 7:30 pm, March 22nd. Many parents, siblings and excited students rambling about.  That’s a good thing.

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Feb
14

I Heart Heavy Metal

Do a fine job teaching the meaning of a thousand degrees Celsius and they in turn will do a fine job of learning to pay attention…

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gallery
Feb
9

Roll Your Own

Wouldn’t you know it?  Yori had his own safety wear.  Jason Challas (left) and Yori Seeger of the WVC Art Department tour the new Student Center gallery space.   Thank you Michelle!!

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Feb
2

Berlani’s In!

WVC Biology Department faculty member Roberta Berlani has landed the Berthe role in the upcoming Main Stage performance of Pippin. Tickets for the Saturday, April 28th Gala Fundraiser are available here.

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