Students ready for the arts Feb. 6 to 10

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Corban students will enjoy a wide variety of artistic endeavors the first full week in February.

Corban’s annual Arts Week, “Creative Faith: Faith Expressed through the Arts,” offers students the opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy potentially lifelong artistic pursuits. With classes in mosaics to photography to improvisation, students will get a hands-on experience.

“I am convinced believers must learn about, appreciate and create the arts if they are to come to know God more fully,” said Tamara McGinnis, associate professor of English and theatre.  “He shows these in His creation with the earth and all that grows on it and the people and the variety that we all represent.  I want believers to begin seeing the arts as God's gift to them. It is something for them to delight in, something for them to use as a vehicle to express themselves, to express truth, to express God. It is something everyone needs, like food.”

The evening courses will be taught by professional artists, including Chip Conrad, founder of Capitol City Theatre in Salem; Mary P.D. Heintzman, creator of the AC Gilbert Wall Mural and the Eco-Earth Globe in Salem’s Riverfront Park; Andrew Dickson, an associate professor in foundation painting at the University of California, Fullerton and many others.

Professional Celtic musician John Doan will finish the week on Feb. 10 with his performance of “A Celtic Pilgrimage,” including music from “Eire – Isle of the Saints,” winner of Celtic album of the year. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in the Psalm Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children, seniors age 60 and up and students.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 503-375-7035. To learn more about John Doan,

Arts Week classes are open to students, staff and faculty. To view a class listing or to register, click here.

  • Andrew Dickson’s oils will be featured in the 
    Psalm Visual Arts Gallery during Arts Week. 

  • Students learn the basics of painting and stage 
    combat as part of Arts Week 2011.

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