Discovering the Arts in Everything

Paul Hughes

Homage á Louise by Paul Hughes

Exhibition January 13, 2014 – February 21, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday, January 16 from 5 – 8 pm.


View or download the event poster for full details here.

Art is Integrated into Everyday Living

Check out what people are creating in the world around you...

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one's mind can ward off Alzheimer's disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit; frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. Read more about how dancing makes us smarter here!


Dr. Sullivan's Art

RRCC Adjunct  Instructor Integrates Art

Dr. Jay Sullivan is an adjunct Public Speaking instructor but did you that the arts are integrated into his life? Dr. Sullivan has influenced and discovered the beauty of fine art. Check out Dr. Jay Sullivan's story by clicking here!

Dr. Sullivan's Art

Video: Stage Makeup with Nicole Harrison

Stage Makeup at RRCC finished up their fall semester with a creative touch! As a final project the students had to take two techniques learned in class and demonstrate the combination on their own faces. Check out this video showing how Nicole Harrison’s class was able to transform themselves into artistic masterpieces.

Stage Makeup class

Video: Drawing Class with Nathan Abels

Check out how Nathan Abels' evening Drawing class turned one idea into three. His students took realism to an abstract level. See a video of their work.

Drawing class

Living Art: The Creative Aging Movement

Sally Abrahms explains the origins and benefits of the "creative aging" movement, providing a venue for seniors to express their artistic side, connect with caregivers, and improve their quality of life in assisted living and long-term care facilities.


The Library Phantom Returns!

NPR science correspondent Robert Krulwich reports on the discovery of intricate and beautifully-designed paper sculptures from an anonymous artist, the "Library Phantom", that have been appearing in libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland.


See Calendar of Upcoming & Past Events

Don't miss the next art event. Click here to see a calendar of upcoming events and view slideshows of past events.

Mission Statement

We are committed to discovering how the Arts are integrated into everything and bringing an understanding and awareness of the arts to ourselves and our community.


The ArtSmart Planning Group is a collaborative effort by staff, faculty and students to discover the arts in everything. The challenge to discover the arts in every department and division of RRCC was given, along with a generous $10,000 donation, by Terry Stevinson. The first to accept the challenge was RRCC President, Michelle Haney, who matched the contribution creating a $20,000 grant. Our student-driven program, with the guidance of staff and faculty, has been entrusted with this challenge. Through promotion of current arts and future events we seek to not just discover the arts in everything but to identify why it is important.
Over the course of the school year, The ArtSmart Planning Group will be accomplishing this through a variety of interdisciplinary projects, activities, media and information aimed at exposing the arts we find and create in our community.

Funding Opportunity

If you're interested in participating in ArtSmart and have a proposal, please fill out Funding Opportunity Form by clicking here.

What are "Art Attacks"?

Be on the lookout this year for random RRCC "Art Attacks" which are bursts of artistic expression in the most unexpected places. Click here for more Art Attacks!