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Visual & Performing Arts



Matt Lowe digital art

James Millhouse, ‘10 Facing page: Byron Shaw, Associate Dean of Instruction, Communications & Humanities Division. 1

Stefan Bishop acrylic on canvas



cultivates the clear exchange of ideas by offering courses in the visual and performing arts. Our vision is that the highest levels of communication and respect for cultural diversity, individual creativity, and critical thinking arise from the study of great art, The Communications and Humanities Division

theater, and music.

communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to “To effectively

our communication with others.�

~Anthony Robbins


programs fine arts & design, transfer.......................... 3 liberal arts & sciences: humanities & social sciences, transfer..... 7



art........................................................................ 3 media communications................................. 4 photography.................................................3-4 ceramics............................................................. 5 painting.............................................................. 6 music.................................................................. 7 theatre................................................................ 8 drawing.............................................................. 9 galleries............................................................12 2


a world of your own talent

Nurture or discover your while exploring a of art forms and styles. The Fine Arts and Design program enables students in both fine arts and commercial arts to as a junior to most four-year institutions.



Choose your path... fine arts & design associate in science, transfer



James Millhouse, ‘10 untitled oil on canvas


here careersactor...

start for these

picture says a thousand words

art critic art director art historian art studio technician art teacher (K-12/college) art teacher for community art centers film maker gallery owner gallery/museum curator glassblower graphic designer metalsmith musician painter photographer potter/ceramicist printmaker sculptor web designer

Meet Molly Cagwin, Instructor of Photography. � B.A. in Studio Arts, SUNY Buffalo � M.F.A. in Art Photography, Syracuse University In addition to her full-time teaching position, Molly is a working professional photographer. She exhibits her work regularly throughout New York State, including the Southern Tier Biennial and the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA) in Buffalo. Molly also maintains a photo studio that offers custom photography and design services to businesses and families throughout the region. 3


In addition to core courses in Art History, Drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design, Painting, and a Portfolio Preparation course, you may choose from these electives and more... advanced photographic communications

basic television production techniques

black & white photography ceramics

basic filmmaking

digital art digital photography graphic design history of film music painting II philosophy of the arts

basic filmmaking


basic television production techniques

web design

television production and performance history of film

“The practice of art isn't to make a living.


It's to make your

soul grow.”


~ Kurt Vonnegut


“The best part of teaching is watching exhibit their in a gallery for the first time. Watching their artwork from idea to completion makes me very . The Fine Arts and Design faculty, both full-time and part-time, are an outstanding group of professionals that will ensure a and fun educational .”

artwork grow proud nurturing rewarding experience

For more on CCC’s art galleries, see page 9.

Molly Cagwin Lilli in the Field digital photograph 4

accomplished faculty

Meet Fred Herbst, Associate Professor of Art at CCC. � B.F.A. in Art (Sculpture emphasis), Art History minor, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

� M.F.A. in Ceramics, University of North Texas � SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007)


Fred designed a very wood-fired kiln at CCC, and in the process, created a learning opportunity not only for students, but for the ceramics and glass communities at large.


The unique design allows to be fired and at the same time allows blowers to gather and blow glass.


It was designed in collaboration with Steve Gibbs and Lewis Olson from Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) in 2007. No other kilns like it existed in the world at the time.


The kiln has allowed for new research into techniques such as covering with glass frit during loading, applying molten to ceramics during firing, and wrapping ceramics that are removed from the kiln with molten glass strings.

ceramics glass

It was demonstrated to participants of the Glass Art Society conference in June 2009.



In September 2009, Herbst travelled with CMOG to the Domaine de Boisbuchet in Lessac, to build a second version of his kiln and teach a workshop on its design and operation. In July, 2010 Herbst travelled with CMOG to teach another class at Boisbuchet. He recently returned from presenting a lecture at the First European Woodfired Ceramics Conference in Pasewalk, .


Herbst’s wood-fired stoneware and porcelain has been shown in more than 50 5 since he started at CCC.

exhibitions across the US


dream fulfilled

[ [ Justine Jividen Catherine Creek Oil on canvas

top colleges

“I graduated at the of my high school class and got into all the I wanted. However, I realized I wouldn’t be able to afford any of the four-year colleges I’d gotten into. I realized that by attending CCC, I would save a lot of money and I would be eligible for more if I applied to those four-year schools as a student.

scholarships transfer

Left: Associate Professor of Art, Dave Higgins (more on page 9) Right: Justine Jividen, ‘09, A.S. Fine Arts & Design

“The painter has the


CCC’s Fine Arts program gave me the I needed to win a full scholarship to Rhode Island School of Design. The CCC faculty made my easy, and once I transferred I found that I was very . Attending CCC was one of the best choices I've ever made for myself.”

caring transition well-prepared

universe in his mind and hands.”

~ Leonardo Da Vinci 6

explore your



CCC’s Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences A.A. and A.S. degrees offer you the to explore a career in , , or .


music photography theatre

music to your ears


Choose from classes in: brass, guitar, music history, keyboards, percussion, piano, strings, music theory, woodwinds, voice, and more... Meet Loueda Bleiler, Instructor of Music.


� B.S. in Music Education, Roberts Wesleyan College � M.S. in Music Education with an emphasis in Vocal Performance, The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford � National Choral Director’s Association member As an Instructor of Music, Loueda teaches sight singing, piano, voice and the history and appreciation of music. She also directs the CCC Vocal Performing Ensembles.

dual opportunities

“Our music department has a function. We serve both the non-major and the prospective major. We offer non-majors a place to their skills and to new performance . At the same time, we help to prepare those students who are planning to audition for to a music program following their studies at CCC.”

experience professionally



Think you’ve got what it takes? CCC’s Vocal and Instrumental Performing Ensembles deliver live performances each semester, sampling music from a wide variety of styles and eras. 7


experienced faculty Meet Mary E. Guzzy, Assistant Professor of Humanities. Mary is an actor, playwright, and director, who has worked as an artist/manager for Shakespeare & Company, as well as managing her own theatre. œœ B.S. in Theatre, cum laude, Illinois State University œœ M.A. in Humanities with a concentration in English, Theatre, and Public Administration, University of Colorado/Denver œœ Certificate of Merit in Adaptation from the Kennedy Center As CCC’s theatre instructor, Mary teaches all theatre classes, American College Theatre Festival (2009) supervises all theatre productions, œœ ATHE Leadership Institute (2008) and serves as advisor to the Muse œœ Jacksonville University Playwriting Award of Fire theatre group. œœ NY Artists’ Crossroads grant for playwriting


“Theatre is very serious, disciplined work. Theatre is being used right now to train to be more aware of how they impact others. Theatre teaches —being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes; —understanding people who aren’t exactly like you; and working together , which is probably the most important work skill a person can have. Not only does it teach you life and work skills, it’s fun while learning.”

world leaders empathy

diversity collaboratively



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all the world’s a


experience as part of CCC’s theatre group has been the foundation for my artistic path. The emphasis “My

on ensemble and faculty availability at Corning was a great

opportunity to explore the medium of theatre.

Any student at Corning that has an inclination towards

expression, discipline, and truth should check

out the program. Just recently I won a film award

American Film Institute and can honestly say the theatre program at CCC gave me confidence and artistic clarity to reflect my point of view to a at the

Isaac Quattlebaum performing in Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? Isaac also wrote and directed Fallen Angel and Nurse Dave.

respective audience.“



your artwork

Showcase your artistic talent or host your own art exhibit in one of CCC’s professional art galleries. CCC’s art galleries display student, faculty, and visiting artist exhibits. Catch the

next gallery opening—watch your local newspaper or visit us at to find out when the next exhibit will be. The Corridor Gallery (above), is a photography gallery dedicated to offering exhibition space to students. This offers a rare opportunity to CCC students. Attend an exhibit in the connecting hallway between the Learning Center and the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library on the Spencer Hill campus. In addition to exhibiting the works of professional artists, The Atrium Gallery (below), is regularly host to student and faculty artwork as well. Attend an exhibit in the Administration Building on the Spencer Hill campus.

Meet David Higgins, Associate Professor of Art

œœ B.A. in Art, SUNY Binghamton œœ M.F.A. Louisiana State University œœ SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship & Creative Activities (2006) Below: Dave’s Drawing I class



Ron East



Goddess Nika Simone Dave teaches Intro to Digital Art, Drawing I & II, Painting I & II, and Art History I & II and serves as curator of CCC’s Atrium Gallery (above).

CCC’s art faculty guide the development of students’ artistic talents. Right: Kevin Mattison self portrait, before and after Drawing I. Before

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explore your opportunities

Start here, go anywhere. As a member of the State University of New York (SUNY), the courses you take at CCC will easily transfer to most SUNY schools. CCC also works closely with a number of non-SUNY four-year schools to facilitate a smooth transfer. Your academic advisor will work closely with you to ensure you take courses that will transfer into your program at your transfer institution.

did you


CCC—One of America’s Best

Corning Community College ranked in the Top 50 of America’s best community colleges by Washington Monthly, scoring highest in the category of Academic challenge.



“When it comes to quality of instruction [community colleges] outperform not only their two-year peers, but many elite fouryear research universities as well.”


ask about...

portfolio preparation: understand what top transfer institutions are looking for and create a portfolio showcasing your work. communications, humanities, & social sciences courses internships in radio, TV, journalism, technical writing, and public relations. John M. Runyon fine arts award: recognizes and rewards CCC students for their achievements in the area of fine arts. theatre competition: select theatre students will participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. performance opportunities: try out to be a featured musician or vocalist in our performing ensemble or to perform onstage in one of our “Muse of Fire” theatre group productions. advanced photographic communications, which culminates in a public exhibition of your work.


student and organizations activities programming committee christian club the CRIER, student newspaper E PIC (environmental protection information coalition) gay/straight alliance international/foreign language club muse of fire, drama club psychology club s tudent association government assembly (SAGA) � house of representatives � student association executive board � student senate WCEB, student radio station For more student clubs & organizations, go to clubs.php.


study opportunities

CCC participates in the SUNY Study Abroad Program, which is committed to developing international dimensions as an integral part of your college education. There are hundreds of overseas study programs in more than 50 different countries. 12


connected online


Get with CCC. If you are interested in learning more about CCC’s Fine Arts & Design program, we invite you to… Connect . Find out more from the comfort of your own home:

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Above: Marlowe Lowe, ‘10 works on one of her favorite projects—painting a storybook-themed mural on the side of the Savona Free Library in Savona, NY. The colorful mural was designed with input from local children and adults, and features pirates, dragons, and characters from “Alice in Wonderland.” CCC’s Mural Painting Workshop offered through the Academic & Workforce Development Center in Elmira is held at the newly-renovated Community Arts of Elmira (CAE) building on Lake Street. The class is a natural fit with the growing effort to revitalize Elmira. Student murals landed a front-page article on the Star Gazette in July 2008.

Meet Marlowe Lowe, ‘10. Marlowe enrolled in the class during the fall 2008 semester and credits the class with getting her back to college.



“I was a little afraid to attend college, but I knew an art class could ease my way into it. Next thing you know, I was enrolled in the Fine Arts & Design program. I even joined the CAE Board of Directors. I’m very glad I took the class.”



in person


Our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about CCC’s Fine Arts & Design program. To contact Admissions, please call (607) 962-9151 or e-mail You may also contact the Communications and Humanities division chair or department faculty directly using the contact information below. Byron Shaw, Associate Dean of Instruction Communications and Humanities Division Phone: (607) 962-9271 or 1-800-358-1717 x9271 E-mail: Loueda Bleiler, Instructor in Music Phone: (607) 962-9298 or 1-800-358-7171 x9271 E-mail: Molly Cagwin, Instructor of Photography Phone: (607) 962-9453 or 1-800-358-7171 x9271 E-mail:

Fred Herbst, Associate Professor in Art Phone: (607) 962-9356 or 1-800-358-7171 x9271 E-mail:

David Higgins, Associate Professor in Art Phone: (607) 962-9271 or 1-800-358-7171 x9271 E-mail:

Mary Guzzy, Assistant Professor in Theatre Phone: (607) 962-9311 or 1-800-358-7171 x9271 E-mail:


“Asking the proper questions is the central action of . Questions are the that causes the secret doors of the psyche to swing open.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes



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