New website makes finding an on-campus art experience easy
MESA, Arizona — February 22, 2016 — MCC has launched a new website, The Arts at MCC (mesacc.edu/arts), to aid patrons in finding an experience best suiting their passion, interest and schedule.
The Arts at MCC website will make it easy to learn about and attend events ranging from live music, dance, instrumental and theatrical performances to fine art shows featuring student, faculty and visiting artists, sculpture, digital, and painting works.
The Arts at MCC website was created to help promote MCC’s state-of-the art venues which collectively represent more than a $20 million investment by our community. Support for arts education was overwhelmingly approved by East Valley voters as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges’ 2004 Bond Referendum. The new and remodeled venues at MCC also provide important learning laboratories for students to complete their course requirements while providing our community opportunities to see award-winning performances and exhibits.
“The community has consistently supported and attended the award-winning arts events on our campuses. We want to provide them with a way to easily learn about our students’ talents in all art forms,” said Rodney Holmes, Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Science at MCC. “Sports are a well-known outlet. Fine arts also provide students a way to express themselves and the community can benefit from their efforts.”
The Arts at MCC website was created to help promote our state-of-the art venues which collectively represent more than a $20 million investment by our community. Support for arts education was overwhelmingly approved by East Valley voters as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges’ 2004 Bond Referendum. The new and remodeled venues at MCC also provide important learning laboratories for our students to complete their course requirements while providing our community opportunities to see award-winning performances and exhibits.
MCC has provided students and community members opportunities to celebrate the arts for many years. It observed the first MCC annual Fine Arts Week nearly 50 years ago, on April 25, 1966, when the MCC A Capella Choir and the Stagedoor players performed in the Mesa High School Auditorium. MCC now hosts events at its new Performing Arts Center, the remodeled MCC Theatre, and the MCC Art Gallery which opens Feb. 24.
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Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for its service-learning, civic engagement and innovative educational programs, which include university transfer, career and technical, workforce development, and life-long learning. Host to 40,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degrees and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC’s student body hails predominantly from the East Valley of Phoenix and includes Veteran, American Indian and International students who enrich the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, MCC is one of 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. The District also includes the Maricopa Corporate College and two skill centers. For additional information, visit mesacc.edu.
Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) https://www.ncahlc.org, 800-621-7440.
The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.