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Fine and Performing Arts Events

Below you will find UCC's theatre, music and fine arts events. Please join us for these exceptional performances. We look forward to entertaining you!

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Art Gallery Exhibits

The Art Gallery at Umpqua Community College presents several exhibits each academic year that feature regional, national, and international artists working in all genres and media. It also exhibits works of UCC Art faculty and students. The Art Gallery sponsors artist's talks and workshops throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook: Art at Umpqua Community College.

Info Line: 541-440-4692

And the World came Rushing In

Tiffany Hokansonby Tiffany Hokanson, Taylor Mason & Sarah Morejohn

Mar 28 - Apr 28, 2016

And the World Came Rushing In shows the distinct voices Hokanson, Mason, and Morejohn have developed since their days as students in UCC’s Fine Arts Department. Hokanson’s print installation of sewn and rusted paper maps explores the ideas of loss and decay. Finding beauty in imperfection, she uses mark and material to explore fragility and the transitory nature of our existence. Her print installation is displayed without the physical barrier of glass, making it more reactive to its environment and allows the viewer to enter into its space.

Literally thousands of dots grace the drawings of Sarah Morejohn. Inspired by an interest in the physics found in patterns within nature. Her Droplet series is based on the form of a water droplet. In these labor-intensive images, clusters of tiny colored dots come together to create their own macrocosms.

Finally, Mason’s graphic sensibilities shine in her mixed-media animal portraits. Her formally structured works combine the expressive boldness of charcoal to render the portraits of animals near and far with a carefully fractured, brightly painted background. Through color and mark, Mason shows the personality of the animals within her work.

A reception with the artists will be held Tuesday, April 26, 12:30pm - 2pm.

Made @ UCC

Made at UCCAnnual Art Student Exhibit

May 5 - June 2, 2016

Art students have to be brave. To make art is to learn new skills, to think in the abstract, risk failure, and savor successes. Each year, the Art Department and Gallery at Umpqua Community College offers all students who have taken fine art classes during the current academic year the chance to display their work and be selected to win one of three Juror’s Choice Awards.

This exhibit is always a favorite of Fine Art Department faculty as it allows students to share and celebrate the results of their hard work with the wider campus community and residents of Douglas County. The works featured will be pieces selected by this year’s juror. The juror will have the exciting and difficult task of choosing works by students who studied in the following courses: Basic Design 1, 2, and 3, Photography, Painting, Watercolor, Drawing, and Ceramics. This year’s exhibit will also feature graphic design work by Kayla Towers, who is completing her certificate in Visual Communications.

This year’s juror is Clara Lanyi. She is a recent transplant to Douglas County with extensive knowledge in ceramics and sculpture. Lanyi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts (focusing on Sculpture and Printmaking) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Alfred University, and a Master’s in Ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lanyi has attended countless workshops with well-respected ceramic artists and was an artist in residence at The Clay Studio of Missoula Montana. She currently owns a studio where she produces her functional wares in Roseburg, OR.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 5, from noon - 1:30 pm and Juror’s Choice Awards will be announced at 12:30 pm. The reception is FREE and open to the public.

Musical Performances

UCC Music students and faculty perform in a variety of groups throughout the year that dazzle and entertain. 

Info Line: 541-440-4691

Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and UCC Chamber Choir

Young Soloist Concert

May 24, 7:30pm, First Presbyterian Church, Roseburg

The Umpqua Chamber Orchestra and The UCC Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jason Heald, present the Young Soloist Concert. The concert will feature Roseburg High School student Wesley Becherer performing the Bellini Oboe Concerto.

Admission is $7.00 per person, $15.00 per family. For more information, call (541)440-4691.

Umpqua Singers

Umpqua Singers Spring 2016In Concert

Jun 3, 7:30pm, Centerstage Theatre, UCC

Umpqua Community College Fine and Performing Arts Department presents the Umpqua Singers in concert on June 3rd in Whipple Fine Arts Center, Centerstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. The performance will include jazz and popular favorites. In addition, the Umpqua Singers will feature selections prepared for their upcoming tour of Hong Kong, vocal jazz with an international flair.

Admission is $7 per person or $15 per family at the door. For more information, contact 541-440-4691.


Theatre Performances

The UCC Theatre Arts program produces high-quality student performances and encourages up-and-coming high school talent.

Info Line: 541-440-4691

UCC Theatre Arts & Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center present:


by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Stephanie Newman.

UCC Campus, Centerstage Theatre

  • Tuesday, May 17, 3pm (Preview) *
  • Thursday, May 19, 3pm (Preview) *
  • Friday, May 20, 7pm (Show #1) ** #
  • Saturday, May 21, 7pm (Show #2) ** #
  • Sunday, May 22, 2pm (Show #3) ** #

In this charmingly funny show, Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—played by an actress—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between Greg and his wife Kate. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy with hilarious and touching complications.

* Previews: FREE; reservations required and donations welcome; no appetizers/beverages at previews.

** Hearty appetizers by UCC Catering available at all weekend shows; $10 add-on VIP option recommended to buy by May 5 (Walk-ins may not be able to purchase) (Walk-in tickets available one hour prior to show)

# SOWI Wines and Craft Beers available for purchase 1 hour before show and during Intermission


Oregon Musical Theatre Festival

The Oregon Musical Theatre Festival creates high-quality musicals that are presented on the UCC campus.

Info Line: 541-440-4691

Stay tuned for a new exciting season to be announced soon!


National Theatre Live

UCC is proud to present quality theatrical productions that stream to the Centerstage Theatre from The National Theatre in the United Kingdom.

Info Line: 541-440-4694

Look out for new shows soon!


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