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.
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.
The childcare center will be re-opened on Friday, Jan. 13 after resolving a facilities issue on Thursday afternoon.
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.
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.
Student-led funding brings International Education Week to SPSCC
South Puget Sound Community College’s International Student Association was recently awarded $1,200 to host a week dedicated increasing cultural awareness and embracing differences on SPSCC campuses and in the community.