We found out yesterday that the Art and Visual Communication programs will continue at BHC! While the faculty reductions will still take place, this is great news for current and future art students in the region. All of the art faculty worked very hard to formulate a plan that would allow the department to survive. We are grateful that the administration was willing to listen to our suggestions and find a way to make it work. I am confident that Zaiga Thorson and David Murray will work tirelessly to maintain the high quality of education we have had in our programs for so long. Thank you so much to everyone who signed petitions, attended the board meeting, wrote letters, and generally supported us during this challenging time. It means a great deal to all of us.
Image from Mr. Petersen's Digital Photography class (ART 213). Today's topic was using strobes for high speed photography.
BHC students and staff made a trip to DeKalb, Illinois to attend the 2017 Community College Exhibition hosted by Northern Illinois University’s School of Art and Design. The participating BHC student artists were
Nicole Davis, Eric Neels, Paul Lacefield, Jenna Vrombaut, Amber Dale, and Taylor Neyens (Honorable Mention Recipient). BHC staff artists were Kyle Petersen and Zaiga Thorson. The day trip included a tour of NIU’s art department, lunch, the art exhibition, and visiting with local artists. A great time was had by BHC students and staff spending an entire day immersed in the art scene of NIU.
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.