Volume 47, Number 13 - March 1, 2010

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Anna Carabeo
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Competition allows shining room for students

By Anna Carabeo

The Festival of the Arts— now in its seventh year— celebrates the performing, visual, media, and language arts. The festival will take place from March 17–25.

The project promotes appreciation of the arts by showcasing the talents of the college’s students, faculty, staff and members of the multicultural community through a weeklong series of events, exhibitions and presentations.

The booth competitions require that a student be enrolled in at least one course at the North Campus during academic year 2009-2010 for their submission to qualify.

For the poster competition, students will create a poster to sponsor awareness and support the North Campus Festival of the Arts. Students may submit more than one poster if desired.  

Victor Gomez, an art professor at the North Campus, is having his graphic design students participate in the poster competition.

“What’s cool about it is that it gives students the chance to get published, it gives students the tools to compete with one another,” said Gomez.

The winner will be recognized at the North Campus Festival of the Arts Opening Ceremony in the Science Complex Esplanade on Mar. 17. The winning artist will also receive a $250 scholarship.

“This motivates students to work and compete with their peers,” said Gomez.

The music competition will allow students to submit any original work as part of the festival. The selected musical piece will be performed as part of the Festival of the Arts Gala. Like the poster competition, the winning entry will also be used to promote awareness and encourage attendance to the North Campus Festival of the Arts.

Original work, one per applicant, is acceptable. Collaborative works will also be accepted. Entries may be submitted by CD or DVD with sheet music. Judging the music will be Gloria Leon, Marc Douyon, Octavio Roca, and Carol Ann Steele. An audition for the finalists will be in an open forum on Mar. 4, in Room 5209.

Entries for both competitions may not contain any material deemed by the North Campus Festival of the Arts Committee to be inappropriate, including, material that infringes upon intellectual property rights, material that is plagiarized, offensive or dishonest. 

A completed online application form must be submitted for each poster. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu/north/festarts.

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