GCC Dansville Open House and Winter in the Village

Saturday, December 6, 2014

What: GCC Dansville Open House and Winter in the Village

When: Saturday, December 6, 2014
9 a.m – noon Campus Center Open House
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Art Exhibit, Talent Show, Cocoa & Cookies

Where: Genesee Community College ~ Dansville Campus Center ~ 31 Clara Barton St., Dansville, NY 14437

Background: Genesee Community College’s Dansville Campus Center is excited to welcome visitors for an Open House on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon. The Campus Center plans to remain open through 7 p.m. that evening as it participates in the community’s annual Winter in the Village event, which kicks off the holiday season with activities throughout the Village including a visit from Santa, who will light up the trees at Church Park, next to GCC Dansville, at 5 p.m.

The day begins with the Campus Center Open House where visitors can tour the facilities and learn more about all the opportunities available to students of all ages. The Dansville Campus Center features modern science labs, a gymnasium, auditorium and art and ceramic studio.

Art students will show the works they’ve created this semester in an exhibit that will be on display all day in Clara’s Commons, the gathering space at the campus center. The Student Art Show will feature works from Ceramics, Drawing, and 2-Dimensional Drawing classes.

At 2 p.m., students will take the stage in Dansville’s 550-seat auditorium to perform in a Student Talent Show. “We have some singing, some dancing, a play already in the works,” said Amy Churchfield, Associate Dean of the Dansville Campus Center. “It should be fun. This is the first time we’ve done it, so it’s kind of informal. We’ll see how it goes.”

Cookies, cocoa and crafts for the kids will be available all afternoon in Clara’s Commons. In addition, the College will welcome some vendors from the Arts and Crafts Show and Sale planned at Dansville Town Hall. “We’re right across the street, so we’re offering space to vendors when the Town Hall is full. So people can come and shop here,” Churchfield said.

A highlight of Winter in the Village is Santa’s trip through town on a decorated fire truck which will take him to Church Park, next to the Dansville Campus Center. “He always stops and talks to every child,” said Churchfield. “Then he lights up a whole sidewalk full of Christmas trees and it’s just beautiful.”

With weather uncertain, people are invited to warm up inside the Dansville Campus Center.

“We are super excited and looking forward to our students displaying their hard work and just connecting to the community,” said Churchfield.

For more information, contact Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0005 ext. 6616 or via email dsutherland@genesee.edu.

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