News & EventsFriday, November 27, 2015
Filed under: arts
By Nancy Clay
WCC photography student Toko Shiiki has won first place in the 2011 International Photography Awards. Shiiki won in the People: Other Portrait—Non-Pro category.
Editor’s note: WCC photography instructor Terry Abrams led a trip to Turkey by his Digital Photography Abroad class in May. The following is a first-person account of the trip by Mike Wilkinson, a student.
Since 2002, WCC’s digital video production program has gone through a lot of changes: more students, new full-time faculty, upgraded facilities including an editing lab and a green screen, and new top-of-the-line cameras, light kits, and software. One thing that hasn’t changed is the end-of-the-year Digital Video and Animation Festival, where the best of the students’ work is judged before an audience.
For someone who enrolled in WCC’s digital video production program on an impulse, John Inwood is doing all right. He was nominated for an Emmy for one of his films, and his latest short film was recently shown at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
One look at the vivid turquoise peacock in full display on its front cover and the impressive variety of personal expression inside its pages, and you know you’re looking at an exceptional publication.
“A Sick Day for Amos McGee,” written by WCC instructor Philip C. Stead and illustrated by his wife, Erin C. Stead, has received the prestigious 2011 Randolph Caldecott Medal presented by the American Library Association. The Caldecott Medal is awarded each year to the most distinguished picture book for children.
Benton Harbor native Willie Baker, 26, had no idea how important dance would be to his life.
Each academic year Anne Rubin, director of Gallery One, plans three art exhibitions and the theme around which they are organized. This year WCC students, faculty, and staff and members of the public will have an opportunity to learn more about landscapes through both traditional and nontraditional interpretations.
For the last 30 years, WCC dance instructor Noonie Anderson has taken her dance students to the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair—not to look at the art, but to perform.