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Seattle's Whim W'Him comes to SPSCC stage

January 30, 2017

SPSCC and Ballet Northwest are proud to present the next performance in the SPSCC Artist & Lecture series, Seattle contemporary dance company Whim W’Him.  Whim W'Him has been wowing audiences with innovative choreography and dance since 2009. The group will perform one of their newest programs, SENSATION, featuring new contemporary dance works from the 2016 Princess Grace Award Choreography winner Penny Saunders, New York City-based Larry Keigwin, and Whim W'Him's artistic director, Olivier Wevers.

An Evening with Chopin: Piano Competition for Youth

January 27, 2017

The Lacey - Mińsk Mazowiecki Sister City Association is partnering with South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) for the South Sound’s first Chopin Piano Competition for youth ages 12 to 23.  Two competition winners will take home prize money and perform on stage at the SPSCC Artist & Lecture series show with Polish pianist Jacek Nazarczuk in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.

Students to participate in nationwide mural project: “In>digenous Land”

January 23, 2017

Acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur has partnered with SPSCC to lead a 4-day collaborative mural effort as part of her nationwide tour to encourage Native American college students and build stronger college-tribal relationships in communities: Project 562: In>digenous Land.

Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, is the creator of Project 562.  She will present a combined exhibition, lecture, and mural project that will be conducted at college campuses across the nation.  Wilbur will open the dynamic week with a keynote lecture, free to the public, on the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center’s main stage beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Wilbur’s own photographs will be on display in The Gallery Feb. 21 – 24.

YMCA childcare center closed through 1/12

January 10, 2017

Updated 1/12

The childcare center will be re-opened on Friday, Jan. 13 after resolving a facilities issue on Thursday afternoon.

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The chidcare center in building 20 (operated by the South Sound YMCA) will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Thursday, Jan. 12, due to a facilities issue. All other classes and activities scheduled in building 20 will proceed as usual.

Fine art postcards from local artists on display at The Gallery

December 27, 2016

SPSCC is proud to present this year’s “Wild Thing” Fine Art Postcard Exhibition at The Gallery at SPSCC.  Artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds were invited to submit up to three postcard-size original works inspired by the theme “Wild Thing”.  Over 120 artists responded, leveraging a wide range of materials and producing a unique variety of pieces that represent our region’s creative spirit.

This unique one-month show encourages gallery visitors to bid on the postcards via silent auction between the opening and closing receptions.  Winning bidders will take home their favorite piece and all proceeds benefit gallery programming.

Veterans Day events at SPSCC

November 8, 2016

Campus Closure Nov. 11

Both SPSCC campuses will be closed on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in observance of Veterans Day.

Veterans Center hosts celebration for local and national veterans Nov. 10

South Puget Sound Community College’s Veterans Center is hosting a special event to honor and celebrate community veterans.  This year’s Veterans Day Celebration includes speakers, a banner signing, breakfast foods, and more.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8:00 a.m., and will last about two hours in building 21 at SPSCC’s Olympia Campus.

Standing Rock canoe and native art on display

November 1, 2016
In its ninth season, the Native American Art Exhibition features a wide variety of works by regional Native American artists of all ages. The largest piece in the exhibit this year is a Puyallup Tribe dugout canoe that recently returned from protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Sacred Stone Camp.

Holiday favorites and orchestral music on Dec. 3

October 25, 2016
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced the upcoming performance for South Puget Sound College Orchestra, an arrangement of holiday favorites and orchestral music.  The show will feature symphonic overtures by Verdi and Humperdinck, including Max Bruch’s Kol Nidre featuring cellist Stuart Hake and several holiday favorites featuring vocalist Troy Fisher.


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