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Art Exhibits


Ellen Rutchick - "In Passing: Days of the Dead", Oaxaca, Mexico, 2012-2014
Photographs by Ellen Rutchick
October 5-October 30, 2015
Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 7, 6-8pm, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery

Artist Statement:
Since 1999, I have traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico every year in October to celebrate the Days of the Dead in a place where contemporary events and political, social and cultural crosscurrents intersect with centuries-old traditions. Each year, I observe and photograph what I see within the timeframe and context of the Days of the Dead.

As an artist, I strive to be open to whatever is given to me in a particular situation and record visions of what anthropologist Carlos Castaneda called a non-ordinary reality. With my camera, I seek to capture those surprising moments when that special reality is revealed.

Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135. For a complete list of 2015-16 Art Exhibits.

Choral Concerts

Friday, December 11, 2015 - Winter Concert

--2:00pm - the Northwest Singing Seniors & NHCC Chamber Singers
--7:30pm - the Chamber Singers & Concert Choir
Directed by Karla Miller

Free admission,
Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178. For a complete list of 2015-16 Choral Concerts & Events.

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts


Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 7:30pm
NHCC Jazz Festival featuring Bria Skonberg
Directed by David Mantini

Bria Skonberg will perform with the NHCC Jazz Ensemble. Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, and now living in New York City, the award winning trumpeter/vocalist/ composer Bria Skonberg is "poised to be one of the most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." -Wall Street Journal  Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and instigative nature, she is creating an adventurous style rooted in New Orleans jazz and blues, world percussion, soul, and cabaret.

$10.00 admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178. For a complete list of 2015-16 Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts.

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts

Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:30pm,
NHCC Orchestra Concert
Directed by Judy Blomgren

Free admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178. For a complete list of 2015-16 Orchestra Ensemble Concerts.

NHCC AFA Music Student Performance

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:30pm and Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:30pm

Join us for two evenings of music, presented by music students in the Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree program. Come hear our talented musicians perform as soloists on piano, strings, winds, percussion, and in song! Please join us for a reception following the recitals.  Contact Heather MacLaughlin at 763-488-0241 or heather.maclaughlin@nhcc.edu for more details.

Free admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178.

NHCC Theatre Productions



Frankenstein - October 23-October 31, 2015 with a special midnight showing on Halloween
Directed by Mike Ricci

The classic horror story comes to life on the NHCC stage; complete with an original score by award-winning composer Alex Mauldin and a new steampunk scenic design and artwork by Ellie Ricci.  This production is a brilliant blending of Mary Shelly's original novel and the unforgettable 1931 James Whale film.

 Performance Dates:

  • Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:30pm (ASL performance)
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:30pm 
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015 a special 12:00am (midnight) performance 





Contact Information

Map of Fine Arts Center

Art Exhibits
Will Agar 
Phone: 763-424-0779

Choral Concerts
Karla Miller 
Phone: 763-424-0792

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts
David Mantini
Phone: 763-488-0494

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts
Judy Blomgren
Phone: 763-488-0148

Theatre Productions
Mike Ricci
Phone: 763-493-0543

Kathy Hendrickson
Phone: 763-424-0881

Dean of Fine Arts, Language & Communication 
Jan McFall

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen