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Modesto Junior College
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Arts, Humanities & Communications Division

2019 Celebration of the Humanities

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The MJC Arts Division serves the surrounding community by providing quality performing and visual arts experiences for audiences both young and experienced. The Art Gallery presents a variety of shows each year focused on student, faculty and community work. An outstanding community orchestra and band provide free and low cost concerts for students and area music lovers. The Theatre and Dance Department produces six events each year including comedies, dramas as well as modern, jazz and hip-hop dance concerts.The Arts Division partners with on and off campus organizations to produce an annual calendar of special events including international music ensembles, guest lecturers, political commentators and solo artists.
Looking to transfer to a four-year university? MJC's Arts, Humanities and Communications programs are the gateway to a wide range of popular majors.

 

Programs

Art and Photography
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Art History
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Studio Arts
Associate in Arts:  Art
Associate in Arts:  Photography

Communication Studies
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Communication Studies
Associate in Arts:  Communication Studies
Skills Recognition Award:  Communication Studies

Associate in Arts:  Dance

Humanities
Associate in Arts:  General Studies – Emphasis in Humanities
Associate in Arts:  University Preparation – Emphasis in Humanities

Music
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Music
Associate in Arts:  Music
Skills Recognition Award:  Recording Arts

Theatre
Associate in Arts for Transfer:  Theatre
Associate in Arts:  Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Design and Technical Theatre
Skills Recognition Award:  Theatre Performance

 

Location

Arts, Humanities, & Communications - Division Office
Performing and Media Arts Center Room 205 (PAC 205)
435 College Ave - Modesto, CA 95350

Michael Sundquist, Division Dean
Lori Sammis, Division Secretary
Jacquelin Wingett, Administrative Specialist
Cassandra Shoemate, Administrative Assistant 
Eilaria Maryousef, Student Worker 

 

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Division Events & Concerts Spring 2019

 June

Directing Showcase
Produced by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
June 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7pm
June 22 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre **NEW LOCATION**
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance


Division Events & Concerts Fall 2019


September

Photography by MJC Students
September 3 - 26
Monday-Thursday
MJC Art Gallery
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, September 12th  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Theatre Seasonal Auditions
The Hunchback of Notre Dame directed by Michael Lynch
The Cripple of Inishmaan directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
September 3 and 4 at 5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
More information to come
Questions please email Michael at lynchm@mjc.edu or Lynette at borrellil@mjc.edu

Escape to Jam n Jive
September 25, 26, 27, 28 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

October

Speech Night
Tuesday, October 1
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Vintage Leica Film Images of the Street Art of Modesto
Photography by James Curl
“The murals, sculptures, signs, and other images of Modesto are often overlooked and under appreciated.  These Vintage Leica Film Images show case this Street Art of Modesto in the vibrant colors that are possible with film.”
October 1 to 24
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, October 10th  5:30-7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Shrek the Musical, Auditions
October 2 and 3 at 5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
What to bring? Coming Soon...
Directed by Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell
Musical Director Cathryn Tortell
Choreographer Kim T. Davis
Rehearsals begin January 14th
Performance Dates
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 2, 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
Friday, April 3 a special 10am school performance for area high schools
For more information please email 
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Artwork by Paul Berger
October 29 to November 21
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, November 7th  5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Directed by Michael Lynch
November 1 at 10am *special schools/groups performance, for information please call 209.575.6081
October 25, 26, 31 at 7pm
November 1, 2 at 7pm
November 3 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors

November

Fall Sing
Wednesday, November 6
3:30pm-5:30pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
For information please contact Cathryn Tortell, tortellc@mjc.edu

Orchestra Day
Thursday, November 7
9:30am-1pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
For information please contact Anne Martin, martinan@mjc.edu

Campus Closed
November 28 and 29
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wind and Percussion Concert
Thursday, November 14 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Elementary Voice Recital
Monday, November 18 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Strings Concert
Monday, November 22 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Applied Voice Recital
Monday, November 25 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

Jazz Band
Monday, November 25 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*

December

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, December 2 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, December 3 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
David Dow / dowd@mjc.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, December 4 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, December 5 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Alejandro Sabre / sabrea@yosemite.edu

Guitar Concert
Friday, December 6 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

'Home for the Holidays'
Winter Choral Concert

Friday, December 6 at 7pm
Tickets $6 General / $5 Students & Seniors
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@yosemite.edu
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to performance

MJC FINALS WEEK
December 9th - 13th 

The Cripple of Inishmaan
December 5 Preview at 7pm
December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7pm
December 15 at 2pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Little Theatre
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

MJC Winter Break
December 16 - January 1
MJC Campus will be Closed

Division Events & Concerts Spring 2020

January 

Artwork by Dan Petersen & Dale Laitinen
January 21st-February 13th
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, January 30 5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

Stanislaus County Music Educators Association (SCMEA)
January 24 and 25
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium

For more information please email Erik Maki / makie@mjc.edu

February

Off~Balance Dance
Modern Rep Concert

February 5, 6, 7, 8 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at the Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

Speech Night
Tuesday, February 11
4:00pm/7:00pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$5 Pre-sale / $8 at the door

Guitar Concert
Wednesday, February 19 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Tickets available at the door
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Faculty Music Concert
Friday, February 21 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
$12 General / $10 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

Guitarriganza Festival
February 24, 25, 26, 27 
MJC, Recital Hall (Music 108)
For a full list of activities, times and locations please click here

“Schism: The Art of the Fractured Self”

Artwork by Jay Scantling
Through painting, sculpture and video, Schism: The art of the Fractured Self depicts and reflects the fracturing and dissociation of identity in the face of trauma and its reconfiguration through the creative process.  Through imagery derived from dreams and paralleling themes from mythology, the show presents the transformations of the self in response to adversity and the creation of art as cycles of destruction followed by renewal. Schism is about the construction of beauty and meaning out of the horror of overwhelming life experience. 
February 25th-March 19th
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Artist Reception Thursday, March 5  5:30 - 7:30pm
Artist will speak at approximately 6:00pm
*Light refreshments will be served

March

SHREK THE MUSICAL

March 26 Preview
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
April 2 and 3 at 10am *special school performances
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Youth Art Month
Artwork by local young artists in San Joaquin and Stanislaus County
March 28-April 2nd
Saturday and Sunday 
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Monday-Thursday
11:00am-5:00pm
Reception and Awards Thursday, April 2nd 5:30pm-7:30pm

April

Electronic Music Concert
Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*

String Concert
Friday, April 3 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

SHREK THE MUSICAL
March 26 Preview
March 27, 28 at 7pm
April 3, 4 at 7pm
April 5 at 2pm
April 2 and 3 at 10am *special school performances
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
$15 General / $12 Students & Seniors
Tickets Available Online & At the Door
Lynette Borrelli-Glidewell / borrellil@mjc.edu

Elementary Voice Recital
Monday, April 6 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Duana Demus Leslie / demus-leslied@yosemite.edu
*Free Concert*

New Music Concert
Friday, April 10 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
David Dow / dowd@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert * 

Jazz Band Concert
Monday, April 13 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Wind & Brass Concert
Thursday, April 16 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Saturday, April 18
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Cathryn Tortell / tortellc@mjc.edu

Symphonic Band Concert
Monday, April 20 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Guitar Concert
Monday, April 20 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
Tickets available at the door
David Chapman / chapmand@mjc.edu

Community Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Tickets: $5 General / $2 Students
Tickets available at the door
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Anne Martin / martinan@yosemite.edu

Community Concert Band
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
*Free Concert*
Erik Maki / makie@yosemite.edu

Piano Enrichment Concert
Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
Recital Hall (Music 108), East Campus
Janisse Foresti / forestij@yosemite.edu
* Free Concert *

Applied Piano Concert
Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
MJC, Recital Hall
*Free Concert*

Spring Choral Concert 
Friday, April 24 at 7pm
Performing and Media Arts Center, Main Auditorium
Tickets $6 General / $5 Students & Seniors
Tickets are available at Box Office, and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

New Play Fest
Produced by Michael Lynch
Directors TBA
May 29, 30 at 7pm
June 4, 5, 6 at 7pm
Cabaret West Dance Studio, West Campus
$11 General / $9 Students & Seniors
Tickets will be available online and at the door beginning 90 minutes prior to each performance

 

 

Last Updated 5.29.19

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