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Chaparral 2014-2015: 23.3 Milestones

Craig Attebery

Image of book cover California DreamingCraig Attebery's (VPA) work is featured in the exhibition "California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California" at the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), December 6, 2014 - March 29, 2015. The exhibition is a contemporary look at the state of the "California Dream" interpreted by 54 artists from California and beyond. The catalog for "California Dreaming" is available at

Dennis Doyle

Image of Dennis Doyle playing the harp
Dennis Doyle 
(English/Humanities) has been working on a CD of instrumental traditional Celtic harp music called "Irish Gifts" (available on itunes and at starting December 15).  It features Dennis on the harp along with his son, Austin on the guitar and youngest daughter Sarah playing the ukulele.  Also featured are member of his band, Irish Heartbeats.  Dennis, John Queen, and Elizabeth Kronbeck will be leading the Summer 2015 Study Abroad program to Ireland and England.

Michelle Hoffmann

Picture of Nicolas Rincon brushing his teeth while reading El Vaquero

... and studies suggest that students can't multitask!


Michelle Hofmann (Language Arts) asks journalism students to review GCC's El Vaquero ( newspaper as part of their regular homework. Nicolas Rincon (pictured) got full credit. Although unsure about the benefit of brushing teeth with no hands, Hofmann said she appreciated Rincon's creative effort.

Amy Sarkisian

Exhibit picture with works of Amy Sarkisian, Chris Oliveria, Bettina Hubby
Amy Sarkisian
(VPA) was the July 2014 Recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant.

Amy was also included in a group exhibition "Open House" at a new artist-run space called The Property, August 28 - September 30, 2014.

Mahara T. Sinclaire

Picture of Jennifer Moon

As a recipient of a 2014 Academic Excellence Grant Award from the Pasadena City College Foundation, Mahara Sinclaire (VPA) was able to fund her ongoing guest lecturer series this fall and brought Jennifer Moon to her classroom on November 21, to discuss her work and process with the students. Moon presented images of her work and spoke about her Manifesto, which defines abundance as the core solution, with aspirations that her project may ignite a revolution of abundant thinking that shifts humanity into a positive direction. Here is a photo of Jennifer Moon from her Hammer Museum "Made in LA" show. 

Roberta Wolin-Tupas

Roberta Wolin-Tupas (Child Development/Dance) presented a workshop in Dr. Deborah Owens' Early Childhood Education Mini Conference "Got S.T.E.A.M.?".  The conference on the integration of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math for young children  was held at Glendale Commnity College on November 14, 2014.  Roberta's presentation, Dance, Another Form of Artistic Expression focused on learning through dance and and using creative movement experiences to reinforce the understanding of curriculum concepts.  

Robeta Wolin-Tupas also presented an original choreography, Through the Unknown, in Synapse Dance Theater's concert at the Broad Stage (in Santa Monica) on Friday, November 21 and Sunday, November 23, 2014.  The choreography, a group work for nine dancers, expressed the resiliency of the human spirit.

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