Our purpose is to bring thought-provoking and relevant presenters and performers to BMCC for the students, employees, and community members to enjoy. The events include musical, cultural, artistic, and performance art, and endeavors to strengthen both the college and community through access to these events.
The committee is dedicated to bringing programs to Pendleton and Hermiston (and other centers, where possible,) over the three main academic quarters.
Arts and cultural activities are an important aspect of college life. It broadens minds, lifts spirits, and enriches students’ lives. Introduction to new experiences helps increase understanding and respect for one another. Accessible and relevant programs expose students, employees and community members to new and enriching experiences.
Meeting College Strategic Goals:
As part of emphasizing "Students First", the Arts and Culture Series provides them with the opportunity to observe and interact with scholars and artists.
By bringing in outside voices to discuss current issues facing our students, ACS provides yet another manner of keeping curriculum relevant and dynamic.
Meetings are generally on the 3rd Friday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm, in P-132.
Arts and Culture Committee Members, 2019-2020
Shaindel Beers, Instructor - English
Sheri Jordan, Instructor - English
Margaret Mayer, Instructor - Music
Deyanira Morales, Instructor - Spanish
Ki Russell, Instructor - English
Alison Timmons (chair), Instructor - English
Daniel Anderson, Dean of Instruction, Arts and Science
Bonnie Day, Grants Manager
John Fields, VP of Instruction
Margaret Gianotti, Executive Director of BMCC Foundation
Jacelyn Keys, Director, Hermiston Center
Roman R. Olivera, M.S., Director, TRIO/Student Support Services
Abby Pierson, Early College Connections Coordinator
Jean Reiher (recorder), Academic Department Specialist
Lori Sams, Director of Feves Art Gallery
Austin Schick, Student Life Program Coordinator
Annie C. Smith, Native Student Counselor and CTUIR Liaison
Jennie Wolfe, Student Financial Aid Advisor
Brittany Young, Director, Library and Media Services