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The Arts

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Welcome to The Arts at Delaware County Community College!

Each year the College offers exciting opportunities to experience the arts. The New Music concert series begins its fourth season with an impressive lineup of contemporary performances you won't want to miss. The Art Gallery currently hosts eight visual art exhibitions showcasing the work of students as well as professional artists of national and international reputation. In addition to exhibitions, artists are periodically invited to hold lectures, collaborative projects, and workshops for the College community and the public. The Drama Department is committed to providing a comprehensive theatre education to our students while bringing the results to the community through a vibrant, thought-provoking production each semester. Our goal is to make the College a cultural destination and contribute to the arts environment available in the Philadelphia region.

2017/18 Arts Season


Visual Arts Series

Art Gallery | Room 2305 | Marple Campus
FREE Admission | Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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September 6–October 6, 2017

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Faculty Art Exhibition

Featuring original work created by faculty in the Art Department
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 13 | 3–7 p.m.
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October 19–November 17, 2017

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A.F.A. Foundations Exhibition

Featuring work created by first year students in the A.F.A. degree program
Opening Reception Thursday, October 19 | 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
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December 6–January 10, 2018*

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215|610 Contemporary Juried Exhibition

Odili Donald Odita, juror | Call for Artists is Now Open 
Opening Reception & Juror's Talk Wednesday, December 6 | 4–7 p.m.
*Gallery is closed from December 25–January 1
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January 24–February 22, 2018 

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Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition

Showcasing the art of high school students in Delaware and Chester Counties
Opening Reception TBD
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Student Theatre Production

Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
$10 General Admission | Purchase Tickets Now!
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OPEN AUDITIONS: September 11–13! 
All students are welcome to audition for the next production, Clybourne Park! Sign up for a time slot at the bulletin board across from room 1287 on the Marple Campus or contact Professor Stephen Smith at ssmith@dccc.edu. Scenes will be distributed at the audition.

November 9–11 & 16–18 at 7 p.m.Theater production image

Clybourne Park
Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Stephen Smith

Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a razor-sharp satire about the politics of race. In response to Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, playwright Bruce Norris set up Clybourne Park as a pair of scenes that bookend Hansberry’s piece. In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighborhood’s first black family. Fifty years later in 2009, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a predominantly black neighborhood, signaling a new wave of gentrification. In both instances, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground. (Source)

New Music Concert Series

Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
FREE for Students & Employees of DCCC
$10 General Admission

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Sunday, October 1 at 3 p.m.

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Jason Calloway, cellist | America Now: Living Composers

Cellist and devoted advocate of new music, Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician.
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Sunday, October 22 at 3 p.m.

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ZOFO | 20 Finger Orchestra

Internationally acclaimed pianists Eva-Maria Zimmerman and Keisuke Nakagoshi perform works by Gabriella Smith, Ryan Brown, Nicholas Pavkovik, Sahba Aminikia, Pablo Ortiz, Kenji Oh, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Igor Stravinsky.
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Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.

NakedEye Ensemble

NakedEye Ensemble | Loud and Soft, High and Low

An eclectic electro-acoustic ensemble with classical, rock, and jazz DNA, NakedEye presents music of the imagination utilizing acoustic, electric, toy, kitchen, and noise-making instruments.
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Spring 2018 Concert Preview

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More Exciting Opportunities to Experience the Arts Coming this Spring!

The spring concert season kicks off on March 25 with a solo piano performance by Kathleen Supove, followed by a flute, cello and piano trio concert by Dolce Suono on April 15, and ending with the return of trombonist William Lang on April 22!
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