The Art Show promotes a sense of community through works of art created by the students attending El Paso Community College. We encourage students to show their talents and to express and communicate who they are and what they think.
The first juried art student exhibit happened in Spring 1981. The First Place winner was a very large sculpture piece, The Birth of Venus #2, based upon the painting, The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. The student who made the sculpture was Ken McGraw and the piece was displayed for many years at the Transmountain Library. A professor from New Mexico State University Art Department was the juror for the show that year.
The show has continued until today.
Artwork by Yolanda Barbosa
The Spring Art Festival
The El Paso Community College Spring Arts Festival provides a platform for student artists to showcase their talents. The annual event features visual arts exhibits, poetry reading sessions, live music, dance discussions, theatre and more. There are also classes and music workshops led by eminent faculty members from the school’s music department, covering a range of topics including various instruments, world music and vocal performance.
EPCC Art Club
The purpose of this club is to enthusiastically foster artistic excellence and Knowledge by expanding the minds and ideas of members for the purpose of community enrichment. An Art society should be dedicated to advancing the tradition of artistic excellence. It should seek to enrich the cultural life of the community, and it should enrich the experience and learning of members.
It is a design think-tank that draws upon a wealth of historical knowledge, cross-cultural experience, as well as modern experimentation and technology, all of which it'll forge together when designing a space. It is made up of like-minded individuals who bring together their common ideology of using design as a tool to build community and connection.
Valle Verde Campus
El Paso, TX 79915
El Paso County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.