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End of Year Party

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PNCA faculty, staff, and students celebrate the finale of another great academic year.

Despite the flurry of end-of-year events – Focus Week, Thesis exhibitions, locker clean-outs, Commencement – each year PNCA puts other deadlines on hold and pauses to celebrate another great year of art, students, and community with a everyone’s-invited celebration.

Last Friday, despite grey skies, the entire PNCA community turned out for an evening BBQ block party. The street was closed, spirits were high, the music was rockin’ (thanks to music by The Fasters, featuring bassist and PNCA librarian extraordinaire Dan McClure, Cat Hoch +Band, Grey for Days, and Big Girls), food and drinks plenty, and the raucously cheerful buzz of conversation could be heard from around the block. Student Services, who planned the entire event, organized shuttles to transport students back and forth to the Applied Craft and Design Practicum exhibition, Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies chair Tracey Cockrell took to the stage with her accordion, and the PNCA sloth mascot chummed it up and handed out high-fives.

Check out photos from the event below, courtesy of Rachael Allen, and make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s party.

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The PNCA community gathers on NW 13th Ave for the 2013 End-of-Year Party. Photos by Rachael Allen, Associate Dean of Student Services.

— Posted on 05/21 at 12:05 PM

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