The Bands at HutchCC are extremely active and provide students a variety of opportunities both on and off campus. The HutchCC Wind Symphony rehearses three times per work and performs at least twice a semester with at least one off-campus performance. Separate from the Wind Symphony, the Pep Band performs at home games for the Blue Dragon Football and Basketball teams.
As both an art historian and artist, Kim Ivancovich most often focuses upon the duality of creation and context in both teaching and her own creative pursuits. She originated from Oregon, earning undergraduate degrees in Photography and Art History at Oregon State. Kim then solidified her love of art with a graduate degree in Art History at Penn State. Believing in the power of art to effectively enrich one’s own life on a personal level and simultaneously help instigate social change on the other, Kim is a bit of an idealist that seeks to empower students to engage with art found in their own lives.
Amy’s teaching career began in 2017 after earning both her bachelors and Masters degrees in art from Pensacola Christian College. Her journey at HutchCC began in 2020 as an online instructor, she later joined full-time faculty in 2021. Her teaching experience includes a variety of courses utilizing different art media. Amy also works as a professional representational painter and markets her work through galleries, art shows and other avenues. Amy’s artwork has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine and her work has received numerous awards and recognition. Though she often works in oil, she also enjoys working in gouache, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, and stained glass. She loves sharing her passion for art and helping others discover their own creativity.
The HutchCC Art Club is dedicated to providing authentic creative experiences for all HutchCC students. Creativity is emphasized through the experimentation of various media such as stained glass and alternative firing in ceramics and learning real-life skills including framing and matting works of art to sell. All works of art that are created through the club are sold and the proceeds are used to travel to view original works of art. For it is only through original works of art can true appreciation develop for both the artist and novice alike. No skills sets required – merely the appreciation of creating and traveling.
There are several Art and Graphic Design scholarships available to all HutchCC students. To be eligible, students must first complete the HutchCC scholarship application with a personal statement, found in DragonZone. The second and final step is to participate in a Portfolio Review, which is an informal examination of the student’s art and artistic process with Kim Ivancovich, and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.