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SPSCC features state artists in 2019 Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition

June 12, 2019

The Gallery at SPSCC concludes its 2018-2019 season with the annual Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition on July 8, 2019. The exhibition showcases the region’s creative identity, inviting artists to submit across media from Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties.

The exhibition runs through August 22 at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. An opening reception will occur Thursday, July 11, 6 – 9 p.m., where guest juror Dawna Holloway will select top artists to receive honors and awards.

Congratulations SPSCC Class of 2019

June 4, 2019

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2019 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at The Evergreen State College’s Red Square. The event marks the first commencement collaboration between SPSCC and Evergreen, highlighting the spirit of cooperation in Thurston County’s higher education community.

Hagoromo Film program collaborations continue with “A Tale of Two Cities”

May 29, 2019

SPSCC film students recently unveiled “A Tale of Two Cities”, a product of an ongoing cross-cultural film and media partnership between the college and Japan’s Hagoromo International University. The film – a travelogue produced by students, faculty, and staff from both institutions – provided students with real-world work opportunities in the field of video production as they explored the local sights of the schools’ home cities, Olympia and Osaka.

Artist, activist Nomy Lamm holds creative workshops for SPSCC students

May 24, 2019

Nomy Lamm, a local multi-media artist, activist, and vocalist will visit SPSCC on Thursday, June 6 to hold an artist talk and creative process workshop for students and the Olympia community. All are invited to attend – the events will take place in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Black Box Theater with free admission.

SPSCC student brings community together for traditional cedar gathering ceremony

May 21, 2019

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) invites students and the public to attend a cedar gathering ceremony on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 beginning at 10 a.m. SPSCC student and Native American Master Weaver Yeeham Janice Hicks-Bullchild, an enrolled Nisqually tribal member, will lead the ceremony, demonstrating the traditional method of stripping bark from cedar trees on the Olympia campus.

The gathering will take place outside in a grove to the west of parking lot D, behind building 22.

Student-athletes find success & opportunity - Advance cover story

May 15, 2019

Life as a college student is a lot of hard work – especially if you’re a student-athlete. For most Clippers, it’s a full course load while balancing practices, games and scrimmages, and – for many – employment on top of that. But SPSCC students are constantly rising to the challenge, finding success and living a life that speaks to their high aspirations for the future.