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1:15 PM - 7:00 PM, April 26, 2019
JCCC Fine Arts & Design Studios, Quivira Entrance
50th Anniversary

“The artist has one function—to affirm and glorify life.” — W. Edward Brown

We believe the arts make life worth living. For much of JCCC’s history, we have striven to make art and culture more accessible to the greater community. Now in our 50th year, we are proud to bring our vision for an arts district on campus to life. 

Join us at this dedication and ribbon-cutting to see what the future of arts looks like. Just steps from the Carlsen Center and bordered by the Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, our new Fine Arts & Design Studios facility exudes a vibrant synergy that will foster and inspire the next generation of students. 

FADS will contain all Fine Arts programs, Graphic Design and the newly added Film and Media Studies program. Within its 37,000 square feet, students will find:

  • Hallway gallery spaces
  • A covered outdoor courtyard
  • A high-bay studio
  • Multistory classrooms 

Schedule of Events

1:15 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting and dedication

2-4 p.m.
Fine Arts & Design Studios (FADS) community open house and reception

3 p.m.
Ceremonial tree planting near FADS to commemorate Earth Day

4-7 p.m.
Alumni exhibition and reception

5 p.m.
Remarks by Jim Lane, Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Mark Cowardin, Professor of Fine Arts; Nancy Schneider Wilson, Professor of Graphic Design, and JCCC alumni