Enterprise State Community College will hold A Celebration of the Arts and Forrester Open House on Dec. 2. The Open House will showcase the renovations to Forrester Hall, home of ESCC’s Fine Arts Division. Forrester Hall has been a part of the Enterprise State Community College campus since 1977, when it was erected in honor of the College’s first president and campus designer, Benjamin Abb Forrester. Renovations to Forrester now provide distinct spaces for each of the fine arts concentrations in music, theater and art, including designated classroom space and upgraded technology for each concentration and a new Black Box Theater, completed with the help of a $350,000 donation from the ESCC Foundation. The Open House will include a 30-minute presentation with comments from President Matt Rodgers, Dean of Instruction Danny Long, Fine Arts Division Chair Dr. Ken Thomas, ACCS Chancellor Jimmy Baker and Ms. Marjean Corkran. Recognition of donors Stan and Carol Windham will also occur during the presentation.
Following the Open House, the ESCC Student Art Show will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Forrester Hall. The Student Art Show features artwork from students enrolled in studio art courses in the Fine Arts Division during the 2019 fall semester. Student art will decorate the hallways and lobby for visitors to view and enjoy.
At 7 p.m. in the Student Center MPR, the annual ESCC Christmas Concert will begin to help bring the Christmas spirit alive. The concert will include performances from the ESCC Concert Choir and Entertainers, ESCC Camerata and ESCC Instrumental Ensemble. The Troy University Gospel Singers will join ESCC music students and perform during the concert.