May 6, 2013

Event to feature sale of pottery items and other art

Always a favorite end of year event for those who attend, the annual Northeastern Junior College (NJC) Spring Ensemble Concert will be held on Saturday, May 11th 7:00 p.m. It will be held in the Dorothy Corsberg Theatre in E. S. French Hall.

This event is a concert featuring the NJC Women’s Chamber Ensemble, the NJC Contemporary Choir, and the NJC Community Jazz Band. If you have a mother coming to town for Mother’s Day, this is a great outing for Saturday evening. It will be a show that all ages are sure to enjoy. 

“The groups are sounding better than ever this year,” notes Celeste Delgado-Pelton, director of the college’s music program. “It should be a fabulous concert!”

A reception will follow the concert, to be held in the Peter L. Youngers Art Gallery, sponsored by Bank of Colorado.  Bank of Colorado has been a wonderful supporter of the art and music programs at Northeastern for the past two years and the receptions have added a special touch to these performance events. During the reception, which will feature wonderful refreshments, there will be a pottery sale featuring one-of-a-kind, custom art pieces made by college students. If you haven’t purchased a Mother’s Day gift yet, this is a great opportunity to pick up a beautifully hand-crafted item, all reasonably priced. There will also be a silent auction on custom art pieces made by faculty in the department. Proceeds from this event and the sales will benefit the performing and visual arts programming at Northeastern.

The Saturday night concert and reception is free to NJC faculty, staff, and students with ID and $3 admission for community members.

“The stronger the reputation of the music program, the more enrollment we receive,” Delgado notes. Indicating that these shows are a wonderful way for Northeastern to showcase the talent of the students and the quality of the program.  “I have invited a handful of prospective students to this concert. We are working hard to continue to build the reputation of the NJC music program throughout the region.”

As an added bonus, the annual art show featuring the work of NJC students is currently on display in the Peter L. Youngers Art Gallery. Those who attend the concert and reception will be able to also enjoy these wonderful art creations on display. This show runs through May 13th and can be seen Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. A closing reception for this last gallery show of the year will be held on May 13th at 5 p.m.