MOHAVE COUNTY – The first-ever MCC Community Education Art Show and Sale is coming to the College’s Beale Street Center at 309 E. Beale St. from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Students from three of MCC’s campuses will display artwork from various Community Education classes while community members will have the chance to purchase their favorite pieces.
Community Education students from Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City are slated to participate in the first-annual art show and sale. Lori Gunnette, Associate Dean of Career Training, Professional Development & Community Education, says the photos she’s been receiving of student art prompted her to share those successes with the community.
“I just wanted to have an art show so that we can show off the amazing artwork the Community Education students create in our classes,” she said. “The students also thought this would be a good opportunity to show some of their favorite pieces, the pieces that they’re most proud of, to the community.”
Approximately 100 pieces of art including ceramics, watercolor, acrylics, metalsmithing and more will be available for purchase at the event, the proceeds from which will all go to the artists. The majority of those pieces are priced between $25 and $30. The inaugural event will also feature a silent auction for three pieces from artist Robin Hopper.
“This is an event that everyone should attend,” Gunnette said. “You can support local artists while at the same time walk home with brand new and locally-made artwork. We will also have information on our 2024 Spring classes and someone who can assist with the registration process.”
Mohave Community College offers a wide range of Community Education courses, in addition to the arts. For more information on MCC’s Community Education offerings, go to ce.mohave.edu.
The MCC General Education and Transfer Division also offers Art and Visual Arts courses in which students can earn college credits. Students enrolled in those programs have the opportunity to earn an associate degree and transfer those college credits to an MCC university partner where they can complete a bachelor’s degree. For more information on those college credit programs, please visit Mohave.edu/Degrees.