Visiting Artist - David Hile -- On Wednesday, April 19, 2023, artist David Hile, a MCCC alumnus and former instructor, will kick off a month-long exhibit with two workshops for students at 9:30 a.m. and noon in Founders Hall. A public presentation from 5 - 8 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Center Atrium. An exhibit in the Campbell Academic Center Library will be open to the public April 19 - May 19, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Both the presentation and the month-long display are free and open to the public.
In addition to his studies at MCCC, Hile also earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Siena Heights University and a master's degree from Eastern Michigan University. For 34 years he worked as a freelance commercial illustrator and established Hile Creative, a leading brand development firm in Ann Arbor, MI. Following retirement, he began teaching at MCCC for over three years. Describing his art, Hile says, "I've taken a stripped-down approach to my current work. Using only graphite, white charcoal, and pastel, I've developed a mostly linear style with areas of flat color. I aim to create fully realized works that are universally appealing, highlighting the dignity of humanity and a unity with nature. I view my drawings not as initial sketches but as fully-realized artistic statements equal to a painting or sculpture." For more information about Hile, including samples of his work, visit www.davidhile.com.
The MCCC Season of Events, including Visiting Artist events and displays, is made possible through The Foundation of MCCC’s Cultural Enrichment Endowment Fund and the generous donations of Consumers Energy Foundation, DTE Foundation, First Merchants Bank, La-Z-Boy and Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital.
Honors Symposium and Images Magazine Reveal -- On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Honors Program and the Humanities/Social Sciences Division at MCCC will host a special evening devoted to student talent and accomplishments throughout the 2022-23 academic year. The event is free and open to the public and will be held from 5:30 - 8 p.m. in the La-Z-Boy Center Atrium.
The Honors Symposium, coordinated by Edmund LaClair, assistant professor of history and advisor to the Honors Program at MCCC, will highlight the academic work, including projects and research, completed by Honors Program participants. MCCC’s Honors Program provides high-achieving and highly motivated students with opportunities for service leadership, community-based civic-engagement and advanced academic scholarship.
As part of the evening's activities, "Images 37', MCCC's literary and art magazine, will be revealed. "Images" is an annual publication of poetry, prose and art created by MCCC students. Although most of the work chosen for publication comes from the art classes and MCCC's creative writing course, this magazine welcomes submissions from all students. Faculty members of the Humanities/Social Sciences Division, Therese O'Halloran, assistant professor of art, and Jenna Bazzell, associate professor of English, edit the magazine. "Images" is an important opportunity for MCCC students to share their creativity, artistry and writing achievements with the community. Following the event, "Images" will be available online at https://www.monroeccc.edu/literary-magazine.
For more information about these and other community events hosted by MCCC visit www.monroeccc.edu/events.
About The Foundation at Monroe County Community College
The Foundation at Monroe County Community College is the charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the educational and cultural experience of our students and community.
The Foundation at MCCC leverages voluntary support from donors to enhance the educational, literary, scientific, and cultural experience by helping Monroe County Community College meet its mission. The Foundation at MCCC touches thousands of lives each year through cultural arts programs, scholarships, and educational initiatives that guide and shape the business and civic leaders of tomorrow. Just as important, The Foundation offers a means for individuals of all ages and walks of life to express their philanthropy, act on their concerns, and follow the dictates of their hearts.
For more information about The Foundation at MCCC visit www.monroeccc.edu/foundation.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.