College Q&A: VC Fine Arts Building nears completion

By Eric Jensen
Jan. 19, 2013 at midnight
Updated Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:19 p.m.

Eric Jensen, Victoria College Marketing & Communications Specialist

Eric Jensen, Victoria College Marketing & Communications Specialist

Is the Victoria College's Fine Arts Building nearing completion?

A part of Victoria College's Fine Arts Building has been in use since September, but the full building, the band hall and piano room will be ready for use on the first day of classes, according to Dr. Larry Garrett, executive director of special projects at Victoria College.

The $2.7 million project began a little more than a year ago, Garrett said. The building offers instructional facilities for students in music and arts classes. It features a new band hall, choir room, piano classroom, art gallery and an addition to the ceramics studio. It also has practice rooms and offices.

"We've renovated about 7,000 square feet and added another 8,500 square feet," Garrett said. "We needed more and better space, especially for our music courses."

The new facility will be the home of the VC jazz band, choir and other student musical groups. In addition to VC students who plan to major in music and art, the fine arts building is used by students taking core curriculum courses such as music appreciation and art fundamentals, as well as students and community members participating in personal enrichment art classes.

Work was done by Don Krueger Construction Co., of Victoria, and was paid for mostly with remaining funds from a 2006 bond issue, Garrett said.

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