Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of the unique sculptures on Rock Valley College’s campus? Maybe you have walked right by them any number of times but your head was down staring at your phone. Hey, we have all been guilty of that. Well, next time you are taking a stroll around campus, put the phone away and keep your eyes peeled for some of these distinctive pieces of artwork that call RVC home.
For his Art Appreciation classes held over the summer, Art Instructor Jeremy Foy brought some of these sculptures to his students’ attention.
“It was not until I took my students on a tour around campus that they actually stopped to look at the art and take it in,” said Foy. “Students told me that they passed these pieces everyday on the way to class and had never stopped to look at them. I told them that we pass a lot in life because of our busy schedules. I hope that stopping to see, talk about, and learn the history of these sculptures will allow them to take these moments in-between rushing to our next destination to notice our surroundings, take them in, critique them, and appreciate them.”
There’s an added incentive to sign up for your Fall 2015 classes at Rock Valley College as soon as possible. Everyone who registers for a credit class is automatically entered for a chance to win some great prizes. If you’ve already registered there’s nothing else you have to do, but sit back and wait to see if you are a big winner. If you haven’t registered for your classes yet, what are you waiting for?
Rock Valley College has a new downtown Rockford location.
Beginning with the spring semester of 2016, RVC will offer classes at its new downtown facility on the 2nd floor of the Rockford Register Star Tower at 99 E. State Street. The college is currently working with key partners to evaluate appropriate programs to be offered at the new location, but the goal remains to provide quality, accessible educational opportunities to students who may have barriers to accessing Rock Valley College’s main campus or Stenstrom Center.
Has Rock Valley College touched your life in some way? We want to hear about it. As part of our 50th Anniversary year-long celebration, we would love to hear your story and share it with others on our blog, website, and social media.
Perhaps RVC turned your life around or led to a new and exciting career. Maybe it introduced you to new concepts, new ways of thinking, or maybe even to new friends you will now have for life. It doesn’t even have to be your story. Did RVC change the life of your son, daughter, mother, sister, cousin? Tell us about it.
We’re proud that our college has changed lives for 50 years now and we want your stories to be heard.