Fine Arts Festival 2016

Discover your passion as an artist

Inver Hills Community College is hosting the annual Fine Arts Festival Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2016, in the Fine Arts building on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The festival features nearly 20 sessions and workshops presented by faculty in the Art, Music and Theatre departments.
Free and open to the public, the Fine Arts Festival provides a range of hands-on activities that can help you explore your favorite artistic field, advance your skills as an artist or performer, learn something entirely new and different, or just have a lot of fun. Activities, workshops and presentations this year include:

  • Fine Arts Festival 2016Painting and Drawing Workshop
  • Beginner Ceramics Workshop
  • Student Artist Presentations
  • Visiting Artist Presentation
  • Visiting Photographer Presentation
  • Visiting Composer Presentation
  • Steel Band Clinic
  • African Drum Clinic
  • Stage Combat Workshop
  • Stage Makeup Workshop
  • And much more…

WHAT: Fine Arts Festival 2016

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHERE:
Fine Arts Building
Inver Hills Community College
2500 East 80th Street
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Fine Arts Festival 2016

Workshops and Sessions: Times and Locations

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

EVENT: “Art, People, Culture: Reflections on Travel to Cuba”

TIME: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
PRESENTERS: Ann Deiman, Dean of Liberal Arts, Vicky Knickerbocker, Sociology Faculty, Judy Morgan, Sociology Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 190

EVENT: Painting and Drawing Workshop

This is a drop-in workshop where participants may practice and explore their drawing and painting skills. Models and materials will be provided.
TIME: Noon – 3 p.m.
PRESENTER: Rob Kolomyski, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 130

EVENT: Coloring for Relaxation and Creativity

There will be a brief presentation at the beginning, followed by coloring time. People may drop in at any time, however.
TIME: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTERS: Jennifer Joffee, Art Faculty, and Tanya Smutka, Biology Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 190

EVENT: Steel Band Clinic

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 175

EVENT: Visiting Artist: Stuart Klipper—Photography

TIME: noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 140

EVENT: Ceramics: A workshop on the potter’s wheel for beginners

TIME: Noon – 2 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Jay Jensen  and Joel Froehle, Ceramics Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 134

EVENT: A.F.A. Student Presentations

Inver Hills Associate of Arts graduate candidates read their artist statements, discuss their work and take questions.
TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Rob Kolomyski,  Art Faculty, and Joel Starkey, Inver Hills Art Gallery Curator
LOCATION: Inver Hills Art Gallery

EVENT: Visiting Artist: Nathaniel Akers Music Composer

TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 165

EVENT: Portrait Lighting Workshop

This workshop explores studio portrait lighting. In this two-hour session, participants will learn about single and multiple light setups using studio strobe lighting as they shoot portrait photos with a provided camera. Students will set up lighting and participate as photographers using Inver Hills equipment.
TIME: 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 165

Thursday, April 21, 2016

EVENT: Painting and Drawing Workshop

This is a drop-in workshop where participants may practice and explore their drawing and painting skills. Models and materials will be provided.
TIME: Noon – 3 p.m.
PRESENTER: Rob Kolomyski, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 130

EVENT: Art History Presentation—Islamic Art

An introduction to the beautiful arts produced by and for Muslims and/or in traditional Islamic communities from the 7th century to the present.
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
PRESENTER: Jennifer Joffee, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 280

EVENT: Mosaic Fused Tile Workshop

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTER: Charlotte Roth, Art Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 138

EVENT: Portrait Lighting Workshop

This workshop explores studio portrait lighting. In this two-hour session, participants will learn about single and multiple light setups using studio strobe lighting as they shoot portrait photos with a provided camera. Students will set up lighting and participate as photographers using Inver Hills equipment.
TIME: noon – 1:30 p.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 165

EVENT: Web Design

Web design is an art and a science. Today, non-coders can create websites from free website generators, but few young amateurs consider how to make it their own, with well thought-out design and structure. This workshop will consider how websites are constructed from the beginning of the process. You will learn not just about some free technology that allows non-coders to create a website, but also how to do it well. We will talk about design concepts, web design architecture and touch on Weebly as a first time starting place for web design newbies.
TIME: Noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Wanda Synstelian, Fine Arts Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 140

EVENT: Visiting Artist in Ceramics: Kip O’Krongly

Kip O’Krongly will present a slide lecture on her work at 11 a.m. to be followed by a demonstration of her working techniques.
TIME: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Joel Froehle, Fine Arts Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 194, Fine Arts 134

EVENT: Stage Combat Workshop: Jay Urmann (Fight Director)

“My voice is in my sword…” [Macbeth] This workshop will introduce the participant to the swashbuckling excitement of stage combat. You will learn the basic moves of swordplay, choreographed punches and orchestrated falls.
TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: George Roesler, Theatre Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts Theatre

EVENT: Visiting Artist: Pao Houa Her—Photography

TIME: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
PRESENTER: Paul Wegner, Photography Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 140

EVENT: African Drum Clinic

TIME: noon – 1 p.m.
PRESENTER: Andrew Martin, Music Faculty
LOCATION: Fine Arts 175

EVENT: A.F.A. Student Presentations

Inver Hills Associate of Arts graduate candidates read their artist statements, discuss their work and take questions.
TIME: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Rob Kolomyski,  Art Faculty, and Joel Starkey, Inver Hills Art Gallery Curator
LOCATION: Inver Hills Art Gallery

Academic Research Conference (ARC) 2016

The Inver Hills Academic Research Conference (ARC), a two-day event held each spring for students, faculty and staff to present their scholarly and creative research, is happening at the same time and place, Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, in the Fine Arts building on the main campus of Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Our theme this year centers on exploring solutions that can lead to worldwide peace, equity and sustainability. For more information about ARC, contact Heather Brient-Johnson or Lisa Tracy, members of the college’s Biology faculty.

To learn more about the Fine Arts Festival, contact:

Rob Kolomyski
Art Faculty
651-450-3256
Office: Fine Arts 146
Ann Deiman
Dean of Liberal Arts
651-450-3753

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