Red Rocks Community College News Release

Red Rocks Community College
News Release
More information: Kim Rein
June 9, 2014

Red Rocks Fine Woodworking sponsors Sickle Cell Art Creation Day

LAKEWOOD, CO – Faculty and students of RRCC’s Fine Woodworking department are sharpening their tools and creativity to support Sickle Cell Art Creation Day on Saturday, June 14 at Redline Art, 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver.

This free event, co-sponsored by the Colorado Sickle Cell Support Group and CU’s Sickle Cell Treatment & Research Center provides patients between the ages of 12-26 a day of self-expression and community support, as well as raising public awareness of the condition.

RRCC Fine Woodworking staff and students will provide 10-minute mini workshops on painting and gluing techniques at the event, and then will help participants make their own art creation using 12”x12” squares of wood. The individual squares will be put together to create a larger piece of art, ultimately creating a visual representation of participants’ community.

Sean Gillespie, RRCC fine woodworking instructor and nationally recognized sculptor, further explained, “We want to provide a chance for these youth and young adults to work with professional artists and have their work displayed publicly. This is also an unstructured opportunity for participants to discuss life transition and transfer of care.”

Refreshments and awards will be provided, including a grand prize of a three-credit hour class at Red Rocks Community College, a $400 value.

No art experience is necessary. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Michael Regier at 303.724.9066 or or Donna Dixon at 303.333.2606.

More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 14,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada.

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