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Choir and Fine Arts Events This Week

This Friday, Dec. 7, join MCTC students, faculty and friends for two great events happening on campus. At 7 p.m. artists will meet with interested individuals to discuss their pieces made from steel, glass, ceramics, paint and tinfoil on display in the T Skyway at their event A Classy Hat Affair. Or, if you’re in the mood for some music, the MCTC Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble are presenting their Early Winter Concert at 7:30 p.m.

A piece from the MCTC AFA exhibit Fine Arts Exhibit and Showcase: At 7 p.m., six Minneapolis Community and Technical College Fine Arts students are showcasing their final art exhibits in the T Skyway. The exhibits demonstrate multiple forms of art taught at MCTC including sculpture, painting, welding and plasma cutting, and glassmaking. The exhibits include:

  • “Aves” by Anna Ault
  • “Identity and Gender” by Anne Marie Gabriel
  • “Everything is Moving” by Chelsea Baert
  • “Structured Ephemerality” by Annie Grossarth
  • “Curiosities of Culture” by Alana Metz, and
  • “The Functionality of Five Dollars” by Kati Wirkkula.

The AFA students will be hosting a social event, “A Classy Hat Affair,” Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the T Skyway. Artists will be speaking about their work and will be available for questions from their audience. Light refreshments will be served and children are welcome.

MCTC Choirs Present an Early Winter Concert on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Early Winter Concert: MCTC’s Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble are presenting their Early Winter Concert this Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whitney Fine Arts Theatre, 1424 Yale Place.

The concert, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Pauly and accompanied by Christopher Wolter, will feature a blend of European art music with folk and traditional music from across the globe. Pieces include compositions by Jocelyn Hagen, Stephen Paulus, William Billings and Arvo Pärt. The choirs will be joined by guest artists: Thomas Reimer, percussionist and Julie Johnson, flautist.

A reception in MCTC’s Fine Arts lobby will follow the concert. Light refreshments will be served. Children are welcome.

Note: Admission to this concert is free. Non-perishable food donations for the Hennepin County Emergency Food Network are encouraged.