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Art Exhibits


Mieko Yamazaki & Jack Mader: "Within from Without"

November 17-December 10, 2016
Opening Reception on Thursday, November 17, 6-8pm

This collaboration between abstract oil painter Mieko Yamazaki and photographer Jack Mader expresses their sensory experiences of nature, music, and movement. Although their experiences differ each explores the nature of creativity and the roots of inspiration.

Free admission, Joseph Gazzuolo Fine Arts Gallery, FAC 135. For a complete list of 2016-17 Art Exhibits.
Gallery Hours
Monday through Thursday, 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday, 8:00am-12:00pm
Opening/Closing Receptions 6:00-8:00pm

Choral Concerts

Friday, December 9, 2016
Northwest Singing Seniors & NHCC Chamber Singers at 2:00pm
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers at 7:30pm
Directed by Karla Miller 

Songs of hope and peace for the holiday season. Refreshments following concert.

Free admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178. For a complete list of 2016-17 Choral Concerts & Events.

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
NHCC Jazz Ensemble & Concert Band
Directed by David Mantini

Join us for an exploration of old and new favorites from both Jazz and Concert Bands.  From Hazo to Holst, and Basie to Byers, there will be a little something for everyone's tastes. Hope to see you there! Refreshments following concert.

Free admissionFine Arts Theatre, FAC 178.  For a complete list of 2016-17 Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts.

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm
NHCC Orchestra Concert
Directed by Judy Blomgren

Enjoy uplifting orchestral music from around the world. Refreshments following concert.

Free admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178. For a complete list of 2016-17 Orchestra Ensemble Concerts.

NHCC AFA Music Student Performance

Friday, May 5, 2016 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 6, 2016 at 7:30pm

Join us for two evenings of music, presented by music students in the Associate of Fine Arts in Music degree program. Come hear our talented musicians perform as soloists on piano, strings, winds, percussion, and in song! Please join us for a reception following the recitals.  Contact Heather MacLaughlin at 763-488-0241 or heather.maclaughlin@nhcc.edu for more details.

Free admission, Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178.

NHCC Theatre Productions

Exit 27 by Aleks Merilo- November 30-December 4, 2016

Directed by Mike Ricci
Fine Arts Theatre, FAC 178

Please note: Mature audiences only

A harrowing tale based on the true story of the ‘Lost Boys of Utah’, this play focuses on the FLDS, the fundamentalist sect of the Mormon religion, and their practice of abandoning adolescent boys who have sinned against the church. Taken out to Exit 27 on a highway between Utah and Colorado, they are left to survive on their own. Unable to return to their communities, and taught to mistrust any outsiders, they are incapable of seeking help from any ‘outsiders’. This play explores the dangers of indoctrination, religious extremism, and the lasting effects of abandonment. Award-winning playwright Aleks Merilo will be in attendance as part of our audience talkbacks after each performance in which issues presented in the play will be discussed.

Performance Dates:  
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 2:00pm
  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted)
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 2:00pm

 Ticket Prices:

  • $10.00 Adult
  • $7.00 Student/Child
  • $7.00 Matinee (2:00pm) performances



Contact Information

Map of Fine Arts Center

Art Exhibits
Will Agar 
Phone: 763-424-0779

Choral Concerts
Karla Miller 
Phone: 763-424-0792

Jazz Ensemble and Band Concerts
David Mantini
Phone: 763-488-0494

Orchestra Ensemble Concerts
Judy Blomgren
Phone: 763-488-0148

Theatre Productions
Mike Ricci
Phone: 763-493-0543

Kathy Hendrickson
Phone: 763-424-0881

Dean of Fine Arts, Language & Communication 
Jan McFall

Administrative Assistant
Cheryl Clausen

Gallery Hours for Art Shows
Monday through Thursday - 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday - 8:00am-12:00pm
Opening/Closing Receptions - 6:00-8:00pm