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MCC to hold Career Open House July 30

FLINT — Interested in a career in music? Learn what it takes to work in the music industry at an Open House hosted by the Mott Community College (MCC) Music Department July 30, from 6-8 p.m. in the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium.

Meet, greet, tour and learn! Meet the faculty and current students. Learn about MCC’s two music degrees, the Music Technology Associate Degree in Applied Science that prepares students for careers in music production, recording, and audio engineering and the Music Associate in Fine Arts Degree, designed for students who plan to transfer to a university, college, or conservatory and major in music.

Faculty and current students will perform solo and ensemble pieces, followed by a question and answer session about the degree programs. There will also be tours of campus and the music facilities. There is no cost to attend. Free parking is available in Library parking lot “A” or in parking lot “F.” Inside the Mott Memorial Building follow the Open House signs to the auditorium.

The MCC Music Technology curriculum integrates state-of-the-art technology with diverse courses involving music creation, post-production, scoring for media, and live sound reinforcement, supplemented by music fundamentals, ensemble performance, and music business courses. Emphasis is placed on the technical, logistical, and creative skills required to be competitive in today’s music technology and sound engineering job market.

Details: Call 810-762-0332, or visit — G.G.

Portraits of Paintings at FIA

FLINT — On view at the Flint Institute of Arts now through July 20 are two exhibitions that deal with the art of portraiture. In the exhibition Kathleen Gilje: Portraits of Paintings, New York artist, Kathleen Gilje creates meticulously rendered new incarnations of old masterpieces she refers to as “contemporary restorations”. The paintings cleverly demonstrate her skillful appropriation of iconic images by a “Who’s Who” of Old Masters but with an ironic twist that speaks to more contemporary issues and sensibilities.

Also on view is the exhibition About Face: Portraiture Through Time, a selection of portrait paintings from the FIA’s permanent collection. From formal images of the powerful elite to playful depictions of children, the works in this exhibition portray people from all walks of life and demonstrate the ever-changing face of portraiture.

The Flint Institute of Arts is located just two blocks off I-475 in the Flint Cultural Center between the University of Michigan- Flint and Mott Community College. Museum hours are Mon–Wed & Fri noon-5 p.m.; Thu noon–9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun 1-5 p.m. There is a charge for non-members to the exhibition. Saturdays are FirstMerit Free.

Details: Visit, or call 810-234- 1695. — G.G.

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