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EMCC-PAC-Exterior Rendering

Adolfson & Peterson Break Ground on EMCC Performing Arts Center

Adolfson and Peterson Construction announced Monday it broke ground on Estrella Mountain Community College’s new performing arts center. The $9.7M center is a 30,000 SF free standing fine arts space at the heart of the campus. Orcutt Winslow designed the building, developed by the Maricopa County Community College District. The new building will serve as a bookend to the student mall at the center of the campus master plan. In addition to the 300-seat performance area with professional style crossover orchestra pit and pit lift platform, the state-of-the-art building features a comprehensive performing arts support space including – black box performance studio complete with pipe grid and theatrical accessories including digital projection; dance studio with premium Marley dance surfacing; costume design and fabrication lab; tech lab for digital audio, video and digital scene production; performer support areas and dressing rooms; backstage support space and scene shop for complete theatrical production, scenery construction, and stagecraft. Construction is expected to wrap up in November 2014.

Adolfson & Peterson Break Ground on EMCC Performing Arts Center

Adolfson and Peterson Construction announced Monday it broke ground on Estrella Mountain Community College’s new performing arts center. The $9.7M center is a 30,000 SF free standing fine arts space at the heart of the campus. Orcutt Winslow designed the building, developed by the Maricopa County Community College District. The new building will serve as a bookend to the student mall at the center of the campus master plan. In addition to the 300-seat performance area with professional style crossover orchestra pit and pit lift platform, the state-of-the-art building features a comprehensive performing arts support space including – black box performance studio complete with pipe grid and theatrical accessories including digital projection; dance studio with premium Marley dance surfacing; costume design and fabrication lab; tech lab for digital audio, video and digital scene production; performer support areas and dressing rooms; backstage support space and scene shop for complete theatrical production, scenery construction, and stagecraft. Construction is expected to wrap up in November 2014.

Estrella Mountain Presents: Fashion Wars II, 2011, Scottsdale, Ariz.

EMCC’s Fashion Wars II Spotlights Local Talent, Entreprenuers

Estrella Mountain Community College’s (EMCC) Fashion Club is holding their second annual Fashion Wars Fashion Show. The up-and-coming club is designed to bring a trend-based audience to the West Valley.

“I expect a big turn out for Fashion Wars II; the first show had 250 people in attendance,” says Jennifer Complot, registration coordinator and backstage manager. “Now that we have a larger venue, I expect a bigger turn out.”

Among many local designers, Bri Bridge and Noctis Thread will participate in the show. Both designers have been featured in the Phoenix Fashion Week designers competition. The focus for this show is to bring local entrepreneurs recognition while tying in creative new line ideas for vendors to take interest in.

“Most fashion shows are in Scottsdale, and some people can’t or don’t want to travel that far to see a good show,” Complot says. “Fashion Wars II is offering a great show at a great venue for a great price.”

Not only will fashion students, vendors and models be present, but local talent as well. Candice Chavez, an award winning gospel singer, will be the headlining performance for the evening. Her inspirational talent has been broadcast in the 2011 Black History Month Gospel Celebration.

The EMCC Fashion Club consists of 300 Estrella Mountain students who are interested in all aspects of the fashion industry, from design, hair and makeup, to choreography and public relations.

“The community college doesn’t have a program for fashion it only has classes,” says Christina Moreno, public relations for Fashion Wars II. “Because of the budget and a growing number of students interested in fashion in the West Valley we want to get exposure.”

During the show, a runway walk for the best dressed will be awarded to competitors who put the best outfit together. They don’t have to make their own outfit; they just need to show they are capable of putting together an outfit that looks great.

Raffle tickets will be sold to benefit the EMCC Estrella Cares program, which will help provide EMCC students with food, shelter and clothing products as well as job placements. Blu Sol, a local spa massage company, has donated a spa package that includes hair, skin and body treatments for the winning raffle winner.

“This is a place for young entrepreneurs to show their skills, advertise themselves and network,” said Complot. “This show will impact the community because it will help the fashion-interested  people in the West Valley have a place to associate.”

For more information about Fashion Wars II contact Fashion Wars Director, Patrick Thomas; Co-director, Gina Torres; or Public Relations, Christina Moreno.

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Participants will be judged on:

  • Hair/Make-up
  • Construction
  • Continuity (only for collections)
  • Overall presence and execution

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    If You Go:

    Fashion Wars II
    April 15, 2011
    Doors @ 6:30 p.m., Show @ 7 p.m.

    The Wigwam
    300 Wigwam Blvd
    Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
    (623) 935-3811

EcoAvenues Earth Day Celebration, Green Scene

EcoAvenues Earth Day Celebration

As Earth Day approaches, companies are celebrating with events — both active and educational — that get residents into the “green” spirit. One such celebration is the EcoAvenues 2011 2nd annual collaboration of the Southwest Valley event.Green Ecoavenues blog 2011

On Saturday March 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College, families can enjoy a FREE day of activities that promote ways to see the latest in environmental products and services.

Hosts of the event include EcoAvenues, Buckeye Valley Chambers of Commerce, EMCC and the cities of Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson.

EcoAvenues is a collection of cities and chambers that work together to help communities strive toward a sustainable community.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about energy sources, hybrid emission transportation, recyclable building materials, innovative “green” technologies, locally-grown organic foods, and much more.

Kids will be able enter a kid-friendly zone full of fun-filled youth activities such as bike rodeo, face painting, eco-crafts, science project competition and live animals from the World Wildlife Zoo.

Bringing together businesses, organizations and volunteers help the Southwest Valley be an independent, more sustainable and healthier environment — guiding the lives of those in it to be better protected.

If you have e-waste — electronic equipment nearing end of use such as fax machines, computers and cell phones, Goodwill Industries will collect them and accept donations.

New and innovative technology exhibitors will display unique and organic products to enhance our everyday living and increase public awareness.

Showcase your company or city by contributing to being green.