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On Campus at GCC: Theater, art, music loom large on campus

May 09, 2013|By Wendy Grove

New 10-minute plays performed in Studio Theatre

The Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department presents "Present Life: An Evening of 10-Minute Plays," as part of the college's 85th anniversary celebration, opening Wednesday, May 8 in the GCC Auditorium Studio Theatre. Additional shows are May 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m.

"Present Life" is an eclectic mix of new 10-minute plays from notable playwrights with the theme of birthdays and anniversaries.

Seating in the Studio Theatre is limited and there is no late seating. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for students and seniors (including a $2 convenience fee) and may be purchased online at http://www.glendalearts.org. Call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5612 for information or go to http://www.glendale.edu/theatre. The college is located at 1500 N. Verdugo Road.

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A fundraiser will be held following the performance on Thursday, May 9. Meet the Playwrights will give patrons the opportunity to see the show and meet the playwrights to discuss their work. The reception will also include cupcakes by Goodie Girls, food pairings from the GCC Culinary Arts program and music from classical guitarist Garni Barseghian. The cost is $25 per person with proceeds going to the Student Success Fund.

Student art show opens next week

The Annual Juried Student Art show will be held May 14 through June 5 in the college Art Gallery.

GCC Visiting Artist Rebecca Campbell is the juror for the exhibition. The Los Angeles-based painter also conducted a master painting class for students on May 8 and will be feted at a public reception tonight (May 8) at 6 p.m. following a lecture she will give in room 234 of the Camino Real Building.

The Student Art show features a variety of art pieces from disciplines including drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography, design and jewelry.

Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday, 12 to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 12 to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Call (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5663 for information or visit the web site at http://www.glendale.edu/artgallery. The gallery is located in the Library Building.

Groups hold vocal and orchestra concerts

Three concerts will be held on the weekend of May 18 and 19. The College Choir, Chamber Singers and Opera Vignettes led by director Jayne Campbell will perform choral works and opera excerpts on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the GCC Auditorium.

The Spring Concert features 74 students, some singing solos, with music from Madama Butterfly, Sweeney Todd, The Magic Flute and choral pieces from Russia, Cuba, France and more. Tickets are $7 general and $5 student and seniors and are available at the door.

On Sunday, May 19 the Concert Singers will perform at First Lutheran Church, 1300 E. Colorado St. in Glendale at 4 p.m.

The vocalists are led by Peter Green and will perform the Sunrise Mass, with choir and string orchestra, by Ola Gjeilo. Tickets are $10 general and $7 students and seniors.

Also on Sunday, May 19 the Glendale College Community Orchestra will perform in the GCC Auditorium at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 general and $7 students and seniors.

Information on the music department performances can be obtained by calling (818) 240-1000, Ext. 5622 or visiting the website at http://www.glendale.edu/music.

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