The Arts

1st Annual Photo Contest Exhibit

Photo Contest 2012

Winners will be announced at the ASB Awards Banquet Sunday, April 22 at the Glendive Moose Lodge.

Dawson Community College First Annual Photo Contest is the brainchild of Joyce Ayre, Interim Dean of Student Services. Ayre felt it was time to let the photographers among us shine. What a great idea!

2012 Annual Spring Juried Student Art Show

Spring Art Show

Be sure to cast your vote for The Peoples’ Choice Award from April 23 through 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.

The Dawson Community College Art Department is proud to present the outstanding art works of the talented and creative student artists of Dawson Community College. Forty-one students will be exhibiting their artwork in the Annual 2012 Spring Juried Student Art Show, Monday, April 23 - Monday, May 7.

Support Your Favorite Dawson Idol Contestant

Dawson Idol

Dawson Idol returns Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the DCC auditorium featuring talent from Glendive and the surrounding area. Judges include past DCC students Zach Umback, winner of Idol I, Marlon Tibbs, DCC basketball coach, and A’Lynn Shields, Opus Society member. In addition, DCC music ensembles and previous Idol entrants Charlie Denison and Zach Umback will provide entertainment while the votes are cast and counted. Mr. Denison will visit with aspiring musicians about his recent recording experience.

The Great Great Plains Goes Pop

Dumb Love By Bill Harbort

Dawson Community College Gallery 126 is pleased to present "The Great Great Plains Goes Pop" paintings by William Charles Harbort A.K.A. Billy Chuck March 23 through May 10. Bill will be conducting a Collage Workshop on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (register online: or call Marilyn: 377-9450). There will be an artist reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 23. As always, everyone is welcome to come meet the artist, enjoy the artwork, conversation, and refreshments. If you can't make it then, the show will be up through May 10th.

Circle High School Music Technology/Composition Students Visit DCC

Circle students visit DCC Music Department

DCC student Tyler Chamberlain demonstrated his A-game Friday, March 23 when the Circle H.S. Music Technology students visited campus. Tyler gave a one hour hands-on short course to Tiel Hart, Naomi Nagel and their teacher, Steven Kotson. Students performed and recorded in the DCC studio, while Tyler demonstrated the capabilities of various software used in the DCC Music Tech program. It truly was service learning at its best and a great relationship was developed between the two music programs.  

Comedy "A Nice Family Gathering," March 23 & 24 7pm

Daniel Curtis and Adam Erhart

Ron Conrad's direction of "A Nice Family Gathering," a comedy by Phil Olson, is a welcome summons to witness the chaos of a dysfunctional family reunion, complete with a patriarchal ghost.

Seeking Contestants for Dawson Idol

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The Opus Society is currently seeking contestants for Dawson Idol to be held March 30 at the Dawson Community College Auditorium. This is the third year for the event and promises to present some of the best vocal musical talent in eastern Montana. Title of Dawson Idol will be determined by the contestant receiving the greatest audience and judge support. The audience vote will contribute half of the final decision. Members of the judge’s panel are chosen from past music department alumni and active members of the surrounding music community.

"The Gallery" Hosts Student Artists March 4

Artists of the month

As many of you know, there are numerous students at Dawson Community College who are bursting with artistic potential. Well, now you have the opportunity to see some of their artwork. The DCC Art Club’s members as well as other students with a passion for the arts are contributing some of their work to a show at The Gallery in downtown Glendive.

Collage Workshop with Bill Harbort ~ Saturday, March 24

Bill Harbort

William Charles Harbort a.k.a. Billy Chuck is originally from New York where he worked as a commercial artist; a package designer for a major cosmetics company, an art director for a children's  educational software company and an automotive magazine illustrator. Bill is currently a Professor in the art department at Minot State University. "Being a college professor has provided me the opportunity to explore.... my painting is driven by thoughts; commercial art, pop culture and bits of ephemera.

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