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MEDIA ALERT
July 20, 2009

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921

E-mail:  bkerr@clark.edu

A DAY TO MAKE – AND CELEBRATE –

HISTORY

 

Clark College will seal its 75th anniversary time capsule

during a ceremony on Thursday, July 30 at 10 a.m.

VANCOUVER, Wash. –   July 30 will be a day to make -- and celebrate -- history at Clark College as the college continues the year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary.  

 

At 10 a.m., members of the college community will gather to close and seal the college’s 75th anniversary time capsule.  The time capsule will be encased within a sculpture located on the plaza north of Gaiser Hall on the north end of Clark’s main campus.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Parking maps and driving directions are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Created by Clark metal arts instructor Beth Heron, the sculpture, “Scend,” was unveiled during ceremonies on May 12.  During that same event, college officials opened a time capsule from Clark’s 50th anniversary.  Artifacts from that time capsule were on display at the college in late May and early June.

The new time capsule will be opened during the college’s 100th anniversary celebration during the 2033-2034 academic year.

About Beth Heron

After receiving an associate degree from Clark College, Beth Heron earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art at Portland State University.  She has been a part-time instructor at Clark College since 1988.  In 2006, she was honored as a recipient of the college’s Exceptional Faculty Award. 

Beth Heron blends complex physical skills with advanced artistic skills and techniques and demonstrates this unique combination to her students in a hands-on way every day. As one of her students noted, “She teaches welding, the use of oxy-acetylene torches, the use of monster machines…Yet, on another day, she teaches a class in jewelry, probably one of the more sensitive and delicate skills to teach.”

Heron’s art has been displayed in galleries throughout Washington and in Oregon and California.  In Vancouver, Wash., “Water Forms,” a fountain created by Heron, is located on Officer’s Row in the National Historic Reserve.  Heron’s sculpture, “Winged Women,” is on display in a downtown sculpture park.

Our Community Supporters

Through the efforts of the Clark College Foundation, generous support from the community has enabled Clark College to host members of the Penguin Nation and the greater community at free or low-cost events throughout the year.  Individuals and organizations that have pledged their support include:

Platinum Sponsor – Arnerich, Massena and Associates
Gold Sponsor – The Columbian
Diamond Sponsors – iQ Credit Union, Legacy Health System and Bank of America
Other Contributions – Moss Adams, Julia Bakery, Burgerville and Corwin Beverage Company; Carol Curtis and George Welsh

Funding for the sculpture which will house the 75th anniversary time capsule has been provided by an anonymous donor; Arnerich, Massena and Associates; Dr. Charles Clemans; and Nancy Hungerford.

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