Feb 3, 2016

FVCC Invites Community to Experience the Arts on February 12

Flathead Valley Community College invites the public to a night of fine art, music and theatre on February 12. Several events will take place in the college’s Arts and Technology Building that evening including an exhibit by ceramicist Troy Case, a performance by folk musician Chuck Suchy and an FVCC Theatre production of “Strange Snow.”

FVCC’s Art Department will host an artist’s reception for Case in the lower level of the Arts and Technology Building from 4:30 to 7 p.m. A recent graduate of the University of Montana’s School of Fine Arts, Case uses ceramic, steel, wood and rubber to create sculptures resembling engines and other human inventions. A selection of Case’s sculptures will be on display at FVCC from February 12 to March 15. Both the exhibit and the artist’s reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact FVCC Assistant Professor of Ceramics David Regan at 756-3993.

As part of its Spring Concert Series, the FVCC Music Department will host a free performance by folk musician Suchy at 7 p.m. A working farmer from North Dakota, Suchy has performed on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and at folk festivals around the United States. Acoustic Guitar Magazine describes Suchy’s music as “country music with its fingers in the soil and its heart heading down the highway on an Indian motorcycle.” In addition to his evening performance, Suchy will teach a guitar song writing workshop the same day at 2 p.m. in the large community room inside the Arts and Technology Building. The workshop is free and open to the public, and registration is not required. For more information about the concert or workshop, contact FVCC Music Instructor Nicole Sanford at 756-4813.

The FVCC Theatre production of Stephen Metcalf’s love story, “Strange Snow” will take place at 8 p.m. in the FVCC Theatre. Professional local actors Nick and Rebecca Spear will be joined on stage by FVCC Associate Professor of Theatre Rich Haptonstall in this three-person play. “Strange Snow” revolves around two Vietnam buddies, Megs and David, who reconnect after the war and are quickly caught up in a conflict with one another when one man falls in love with the sister of the other man. “Strange Snow” tickets are available at the FVCC Bookstore, online at and at the box office. Proceeds from the event will support scholarships for FVCC theatre students. Due to strong language, “Strange Snow” is recommended for mature audiences only. For more information, contact director Joe Legate at 756-3906.