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.
The 2018-19 academic year at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) comes to a close with a series of musical performances and the quarterly student film showcase. The series begins in May, when the SPSCC Jazz Band will perform alongside novelist and jazz musician James McBride to conclude this year’s Artist & Lecture Series. The choirs, orchestra, and student film showcase close out the year in June. All performances will be held in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage.
The Art Department at SPSCC is proud to host the culminating round table discussion of the Food For Thought art series, capping a quarter-long art series where art and food intersect. Students, staff, faculty, artists, and the public are invited to discuss and debrief on issues such as food rescue, hunger, nutrition, food sovereignty, and art as a tool for expression, education and activism.
Food for Thought Round Table Discussion
May 24, 6 – 8 p.m.
Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Black Box Theater
South Puget Sound Community College is proud to close out its 2018-2019 Artist & Lecture Series season with renowned jazz musician James McBride on May 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The performance will begin with an opening from SPSCC’s own jazz band before McBride takes the stage for a night of truly unforgettable music.
The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Theatre Program is proud to present a five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical: Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling 2006 graphic memoir of the same name. One of the first off-Broadway performances, as well as the first production in the Olympia area, the musical will take place at 7 p.m. from May 16 to 18 and May 23 to 25 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, Main Stage.
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By Molly Walsh
At the Spring Arts Walk, numerous South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) creative divisions will coalesce into a unique installation and two-day event in the historical Olympia venue, Ben Moore’s. Percival Place at Ben Moore’s will include art pieces from SPSCC faculty, performances from SPSCC theater and music students, bites provided by the Culinary Arts Program and contribution from the school’s Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.
A century ago in 1919, Washington State roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights in cities like Centralia. That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary film “Labor Wars of the Northwest”, showing May 1, Labor Day, at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) will celebrate the beginning of construction on the college’s new Health and Wellness Center at a groundbreaking event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. outside of building 31 on the college’s Olympia Campus. The event will feature remarks from current and former ASB presidents, college officials, and athletics staff.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is pleased to announce the 14th Annual SPSCC Student Art Exhibition, sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore. The exhibit will be open to the public in The Gallery at SPSCC from May 13 to June 14, with an opening reception on Friday, May 17, from 6 – 8 p.m.