Now that the quarantine has closed the PCC campuses for almost a month, students have been itching to find ways to communicate with each other outside of online conference classes. A group of students have found a solution, through the form of Discord. Discord is a social networking app that was originally designed for gamers, where members can chat through audio, video, and text. Over 60 students have congregated within the Center for the Arts Simulator (CAS), originally set up by student Justin Gonzales, which …
PCC Campus Police are investigating reports of an unidentified male who attempted to take upskirt photos of several female students he spoke to around the Center For The Arts building (CA) on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
As a teenager in a country where roughly 40 million adults suffer from anxiety disorders, it was gut-wrenching to see how accurately the cast of Will Eno’s play “Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions” communicate that life devours people of all ages and backgrounds. Perhaps because it was too real.
In the brightly-lit theatre space of the Center for the Arts Theatre, where tall handrails and low seats jut up in a semicircle around the ground-level stage, like an ancient Greek theatre, two actors advance to the center of the stage. Their fellow cast members remain seated in chairs arranged in rows to the sides.
The class atmosphere on Tuesday night ceramics in PCC’s Visual Art department is unreserved and easygoing. Two artists brought cookies to share. Students chatted while they wedged clay, a process of kneading the clay to remove air. In the coming weeks, it will be fired at 2300 degrees Fahrenheit to become art. But it is currently gray and tan mush.
Students singing, playing instruments, or carrying art supplies. It is easy to notice it all as soon as the sliding doors of the Center of the Arts building prop open. Every single classroom provides different venues for art students.
From using paper and paint to pieces of old wood or old junk, with just the right amount of creativity and imagination anything can be turned into an amazing work of art for many people to enjoy.
“Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
PCC’s Center for the Arts unique design elements qualified it for “exemplifying a level of excellence in architectural design” for an Institutional Building for design firm AC Martin, winning the firm the Design Excellence 2014 Citation Award from San Fernando Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) earlier this year.
The current exhibit in the Boone Family Art Gallery, “Localized Urban Environments of the Post Globalized World” features projects from architecture students that aim to reinvent societies to preserve global resources.