Highlights from MCC’s 2016 Winter Arts Festival
By Emily Hughes, Live Wire Staff Writer
To everyone who suffered from the drop in temperatures last Friday, December 16, the Winter Arts Festival provided attendees with a fun and educational night away from the frostbiting winds. It also provided an opportunity for art and music students of Manchester Community College to display their creative talents and interests for others to see.
The event was from 6:00 P.M. and lasted until 8:00 P.M. The event was kicked off outside the SBM Auditorium with MCC’s Jazz Combo band.
According to Noah Negron, a music student at MCC, he and other students volunteered to come together and play for the event despite Jazz Combo being put on hold for the fall semester. Songs included “Recordame” by Joe Henderson and “Do Nothing Until You Hear From Me” by Duke Ellington, which included student Rhiannon Elliot on vocals. In the SBM Auditorium, students from music departments such as Chorale performed.
Meanwhile, the Newspace gallery was filled with artwork made by students from the art department. Students from departments such as Drawing II and Painting I worked on pieces with both themes that could be seen or up to the attendee to decide.
The art shown in this article are among many that will be on display in the Newspace Gallery from December 16th to January 16th. Gallery hours are on Mon-Fri from 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and on Sat from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.