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May Day @ NVC Performing Arts Center

Napa Valley College
May Day @ NVC Performing Arts Center
Donor Contributions to NVC PAC Celebrate
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6 p.m. – 7 pm

April 15, 2014 (Napa, California) – Celebrate spring! Celebrate the arts!  On Thursday, May 1 from 6pm to 7pm Napa Valley College invites the public to the Paul Ash Lobby of the NVC Performing Arts Center to celebrate the community’s generous donations to NVC performing arts programs.  This free event will recognize the generosity of NVC supporters who have collectively provided over $810,000 in direct support to the performing arts instructional programs since 2006. 

Visitors will enjoy refreshments, partake in a May Pole celebration, and have “window on the work” of NVC’s production of How Shakespeare Won the West during the production’s final dress rehearsal that night.  A guided tour of the facility will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Paul Ash Lobby highlighting the building’s innovative construction and use of technology in support of student learning and mark the installation of named donor tiles or nameplates honoring:  Sandy Cobb Fagan & Violet Slinsen Hover; Eujenya Lyn Kendall; Deanna Maher (Liesl in Sound of Music 2013); Dr. Eve-Anne Wilkes; Eva Boggs (memorial).

Light refreshments will be served.  The wearing of flower crowns is requested, though not required. 

About the NVC Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Built with funds from Bond Measure N, NVC’s Performing Arts Center opened to the public in 2010.  It is home to NVC’s comprehensive instructional performing arts programs, serving 1,200 students each year.  Since opening its doors in 2010, the NVC PAC has hosted more than 29,000 members of the general public attending approximately 220 NVC student and faculty theater and music performances, several with multiple performances to a full house.  The NVC PAC has also served a venue for community gatherings and presentations in addition to hosting multiple annual NVC graduation ceremonies.     

While taxpayer approved bond funds paid for the construction of the facility, generous private donations from the community enabled the NVC Foundation to purchase theater equipment and musical instruments for the center, including eighteen pianos used by the choral and instrumental music performance classes.

NVC’s PAC received a 2011 American Institute of Architects Minnesota Honor Award, noted as an elegant project that “presents powerful forms on the landscape.   We loved the simple palette of materials and well-organized plan carefully detailed.”

For a full listing of NVC performances for spring 2014, please visit the Arts and Humanities Division section on the NVC website: 

Donations to NVC and its instructional programs are accepted on a year-round basis by the Napa Valley College Foundation and are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.  To make a contribution, contact NVC Office of Institutional Advancement at 707/256-7110.