Upcoming April Events Featured at GCC Dansville

The Array of Events are all Free Opportunities to Enjoy the Arts and Humanities

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College invites visitors of all ages to enjoy an array of April events at the Dansville Campus Center. As GCC Dansville settles into its new home in the former Dansville Middle School, it is taking advantage of the new space with expanded and exciting programs. The general public can enjoy all the following events without any cost or admission fees.

On Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6 p.m. GCC’s Forum Players Children’s Theatre will present “The Boy Who Tricked the Moon” at the Dansville Campus Center Auditorium. A folktale from the Pacific Northwest, the show involves young audiences in helping save Clan Chief’s Son from the Moon, showing how ingenuity and friendship can triumph over adversity.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 students interested in fine and performing arts programs are invited to an Open House from 5 - 7 p.m. Starting in Fall 2013, students will be able to take the vast majority of coursework for music, studio, and performing arts at the Dansville Campus Center. “We have really excellent venues, studios, and most importantly, faculty to grow these important programs, all of which transfer completely to SUNY four year schools,” said Dansville associate dean Pete Soscia. “These programs will also play an important role in integrating community and campus, helping to keep the Dansville area a great place to live.” Faculty from Batavia and Dansville will be available for tours and questions.

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. Dr. Randy John will lead a discussion about the Treaty of Canandaigua or the Pickering Treaty, which continues to define the Seneca Nation’s relationship with the United States. Dr. John, a Yale-educated sociologist with a Ph.D. from Syracuse University, serves as assistant to the president of the Seneca Nation. “It should be a great discussion about New York State and local history and an opportunity to hear this history from perspectives not often afforded us in text books,” Soscia said.

On Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, 2013 at 7 p.m., the Dansville campus will host a public reading of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” This free event involves community participation. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend for what Soscia describes as an evening of “good fun.” While admission is free, donations are being accepted to benefit the New Deal Gallery and Livingston Art Center.

For more information, contact Dansville Campus Center Associate Dean Pete Soscia at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6522 or PPSoscia@genesee.edu. GCC Dansville is located at 31 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY, 14437, (585) 335-7820.