Spring Fest exhibits artistic mediums available for students


Joe Forrestdavis

The Cosumnes River College gospel choir performing at Spring Fest. Spring Fest was held from Tuesday to Thursday and featured live demos and performances from Arts, Media and Entertainment students

The Arts, Media & Entertainment department held a Spring Fest celebration from Tuesday to Thursday at the AME Quad.
The festival had music performances, open microphones for the public, chalk art, free hot dogs and more. It was an opportunity for the department to display the different artforms they offer at Cosumnes River College, Art Professor Linda Fitz Gibbon said.
“With the door closed, you have no idea what’s happening in that room and I think the process of clay it’s magical,” Fitz Gibbon said. “I just figured if my students that I feel working with people are walking by, they’re going to be excited, hopefully to sign up for the class.”
Fitz Gibbon said she will be teaching clay and sculpture classes in the fall semester.
“Clay is an infectious medium, it’s like you want to get your hands dirty, it’s like playing in mud or in the sandbox when you were little,” Fitz Gibbon said. “I think everybody should have that opportunity to explore and learn about yourself and learn about art.”
Fitz Gibbon continued to say what she thought of Spring Fest.
“Yeah, it’s a great opportunity to get people to respond and see what we’re actually doing,” Fitz Gibbon said.
Twenty-five-year-old studio art major Antonio Osorio-Santiago said it was interesting to see the other types of art classes available at CRC.
“I think when you’re an art student, we tend to be very secluded within your own medium,” Osorio-Santiago said. “For example, I’m a studio art major, so seeing a lot of like performances from theater and then from the higher performances, it was really interesting to kind of realize that that’s also going on at the same time.”
Twenty-two-year-old undeclared major Vinculado Amihan said she thought Spring Fest was great overall.
“It gives us as art students more opportunities to network with other students and teachers,” Amihan said. “In fact, I got to meet a few other students in the ceramics class which was really great.”
Amihan said she was shocked by seeing the attendance there for Spring Fest.
“Since all of the people came in and felt like ‘wow, so we are known, like we are a whole community,’” Amihan said.