Category «Arts»

Jazz fundraiser nets triple expected donations

When Penn Valley Music Instructor Clarence Smith decided to raise funds to purchase new music equipment, he thought he’d raise a couple hundred bucks. But that’s not how things worked out. He announced jazz students were performing at the Phoenix on April 14 and received an outpouring of support. Not only was the club packed, …

MCC students works featured in college art exhibit

Three MCC students were recently featured in the Undergraduate Art Exhibition sponsored by the Kansas City Artist Coalition. Students included: Rachel Jo Smith of Penn Valley, Nicole Anderson Grimes of Blue River (“Spoon Necklace”) and another  artist named Rachel Smith (“Fish Spoon”). More than 400 pieces were entered and only a handful of exceptional works …

Student performance at 18th & Vine Jazz Festival

The MCC-Penn Valley Jazz Ensemble  performed this weekend at the 18th & Vine Jazz Festival. Students in the ensemble also participated in a clinic with saxophonist and educator Nathan Davis on Saturday. The students’ final performance was Saturday evening at the Gem Theater as part of the Jammin’ At The Gem Lifetime Achievement concert. In …

MCC students showcase best of best of artwork

First Friday at the Carter Art Center Gallery at Penn Valley was bustling with activity as students from across MCC exhibited artwork they’ve created throughout the school year. To check out the highlights, click the link MCC Student Art Showcase & Sale The last day to check out this amazing exhibit of the best of …

MCC students invited to explore art programs

MCC students are invited to explore their creative futures with MCC’s art program.  MCC Art and Transfer Day will be held on Wednesday, March 26 10 a.m.-Noon at the Carter Art Center at the Penn Valley campus. Students can speak with art and design faculty from Penn Valley, Longview, Maple Woods and Blue River campuses. …

Penn Valley student wins regional Shakespeare competition

Makenna Lockhart, a Penn Valley and Kansas City Public Schools student, recently won first place in the English-Speaking Union’s, regional Shakespeare Competition. More than 165 students participated in preliminary competitions. Lockhart won over the judges with her performance of Phoebe from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and her recitation of Sonnet 24.  She will now …

Celebrate First Friday at Carter Art Center Gallery

An exhibit featuring the portfolios of MCC-Penn Valley graphic design students will be shown on First Friday, December 6 at the Carter Art Center Gallery, 3201 Southwest Trafficway. The show will feature portfolios of the following students: Niya Blewett Donnell Brislan Megan Crisp Hank Eaton Joshua Flowers Dez Jones Savannah Niemeyer Nick Pettegrew Travis Rudd …