Monday, November 29, 2010

New video: Between the Lines, the college's art and literary journal

Watch our new video about Edmonds Community College's literary/arts journal, Between the Lines. It features faculty adviser Amanda Laughtland and the art editor for the 2010 edition Peggy Coburn, design editor for the 2010 edition Ton Sridi, and editorial staff member Valerie Topacio. Between the Lines publishes quality short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and visual artwork from writers and artists at the college and in the local community. Those interested in participating in the experience of designing, editing, and publishing a literary journal may join the editorial staff of Between the Lines by enrolling the college's Publications class, Humanities 235

Friday, November 19, 2010

Music man Frank DeMiero earns Voice of the Community Award

Music educator Frank DeMiero, namesake of the Friends of Frank DeMeiro Jazz Festival, artistic director of the Sno-King Community Chorale, and an instrumental originator of Edmonds Community College's music program, was honored by KSER (90.7 FM) with the independent public radio station's Voice of the Community Award. Read more in The Herald article, "KSER honors three community voices."

Friday, November 12, 2010

English instructor's anthology honored by American Medical Writers

Edmonds Community College English instructor Holly Hughes' anthology Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease received an honorable mention at the American Medical Writers Association 2010 Book Awards.

Read an interview with Holly about the book in Crosscut, "A collection of moving poems, bravely coping with Alzheimer's disease."

Holly will teach a writing workshop for caregivers at the Art, Creativity, and Living with Dementia conference Nov. 16 at the Frye Art Museum. At the workshop, "Tapping into the Healing Power of Words: A Writing Workshop for Care Partners," participants will read and discuss poems written by family members or care partners of those with dementia, talk about the benefits of creative writing for the care partner, do a short writing exercise from a choice of suggestions, share their work with each other, and talk about resources for writers who wish to continue writing.

Holly teaches Writing Poetry, English 151 and 152, this winter at Edmonds Community College. Register now. Classes start Jan. 3.

Visual Communications instructor exhibits photography

See Edmonds Community College Visual Communications instructor Minh Carrico's photography at exhibits throughout the Northwest. Congratulations, Minh!

Minh's works are part of the "Postcards from the EDGE" exhibit on display through Jan. 4 at Seattle City Hall. Included in the exhibit are three images from Minh's "Lost, Found and Free" series, part of his ongoing documentary project that studies the disposable consumption of living in America.

His photos are also included in the:
• "Snap to Grid," exhibit through Dec. 4 at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art;
• "2010 Northwest Fine Arts Competition," exhibit through Nov. 29 at the Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle; and
• "Artist Trading Card," exhibit Nov. 26-Jan. 22 at the Richmond Art Gallery in
Richmond, British Columbia. A reception for the exhibit will be 2-4 p.m., Jan. 22.

This winter, Minh teaches Digital Imaging, Visual Communications 120 at Edmonds Community College. Register now. Classes start Jan. 3.