May 2009 The VoiceA Product of the Associated Students of Copper Mountain CollegeWe’re on the Web at http://www.cmccd.edu/Student_Publications Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Tortoise art by Randy L. PaschallINSIDE THIS ISSUE 17th CENTURY METAPHYSICAL POETSJoshua Tree’s Other Claim to 2 SEARCH FOR TRUTHFame By Brian FisherImportant DatesSudoku 3 ideas and metaphysics, a attitude toward experience. branch of philosophy. This poetry, Green says, “isClubs and Committees 4 A 17th century metaphysi- a rational explanation of cal poet, John Donne was things around us.”Word Search 5 also an ordained priest of The 17th century the Church of England. was a time to find truthInteresting Facts 6 Green stated that because men had becomeMath Games Websites metaphysical poetry had dissatisfied with truth. Po-An Artist by Chance Rather 7 elements such as, “a tone ets combining metaphysicsThan by Design Photograph of Mike Green of personal religious dis- and poetry used biblicalCalendar 8 covery and intellectual paraphrasing and religious Metaphysical poet diction.” Emotional themes. They questionedASCMC MEMBERS T.S. Elliot wrote in his senses are awakened by the existence of other eter- poem The Love Song of J. “bizarre and striking meta- nal universes.President: Tami Montgomery Alfred Prufrock, “Let us phors and intellectual syn- Green concludedVice President: Michael Perez go then, you and I, when tax.” his lecture by saying,Treasurer: Jerry Hunt the evening is spread out “Today’s poetry is “Metaphysical poetry hasSecretary: Noemi Lara against the sky like a pa- multicultural, has a nar- multiple realities of earthlyTrustee: Kathy Barger tient etherized upon a ta- rower focus and is of di- experiences which are al-Ambassador: Bailey Wynn Paschall ble.” dactic causes,” Green ways melting together toBase Ambassador: Norma Baz Professor Mike said. It is branched off emerge in new combina-Adviser: Mike Danza Green gave a lecture on from earlier poetry into a tions as the hard unity ofSenator: Philip Curra Tuesday, March 24th at diverse range of topics. art.”Senator: Linda Deneher Copper Mountain College Metaphysical po- Later, when askedSenator: Jeffrey Hawks on 17th century metaphysi- ets such as Donne and who his favorite poet is, heSenator: Lynda Herrington cal poets. He described George Herbert “demand said it was difficult to saySenator: Jacob JonesSenator: Arwen Jordan-Zimmerman metaphysical poetry as “a attention from the reader,” because, “It depends on mySenator: Jeffrey Layne poetic technique.” exclaimed Green. Their spiritual needs at the time.”Senator: Lew Lewis It consists of religious metaphysical style reflectsSenator: Jai MitchellSenator: Jerry NunezSenator: Marlyn PortilloSenator: Christy Pratt “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent..”Senator: Ryan StoermerSenator: Teaque Sweeney John Donne, 1572-1631
Page 2 JOSHUA TREE’S OTHER CLAIM TO FAME By Teresa Petke A destination of visitors from all over the world, of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., theyet unknown to many locals, Noah Purifoy’s “art park” Whitney Museum in New York, and the Californiastands on the north side of Joshua Tree. This expansive African American Museum in Los Angeles.site is a living museum showcasing his art. Art students Inspired by consumer waste and disregard forfrom as far away as Japan travel to see Purifoy’s world- conservationism, Purifoy chose his medium, “junk” forrenowned sculptures with their own eyes. his assemblage sculptures. Allen, who was Purifoy’s Aware of the impression that experiencing art in friend, stated, “He was definitely ahead of his time inits original form makes on its viewers, Copper Moun- using junk as a commentary on post-industrial consum-tain College instructor and artist, Cathy Allen, strives to erism.” The premise behind his artistic expression isoffer her students the unique opportunity to have that more relevant today than ever before.personal contact with art. Allen says, “An understand- Comprehensive efforts to reuse, recycle anding of art is acquired more readily through firsthand ex- reduce waste have sparked a new interest in Purifoy’sperience.” “art park.” While many visitors are students, artists, art To accomplish this goal, Allen arranges for class enthusiasts and curiosity seekers, others come in searchfield trips to local galleries, museums, and exhibits. One of new ideas for an increasingly greener society. Beforeof the most interesting and famous destinations pre- his death Purifoy said, “I hope my work provides inspi-sented to her students is Purifoy’s “art park.” ration for a person to do today what they couldn’t do Purifoy moved to Joshua Tree in 1989 after yesterday, no matter what it is.” His wish is realized inemerging from the ashes of the Watts riots as an inter- the enjoyment, knowledge, ideas and motivation eachnationally renowned assemblage sculptor. According to visitor will leave with.Scott Timberg, in an article in the March 9, 2004, L.A. For more information, go to the web site atTimes, Purifoy’s works have been part of the collections www.noahpurifoy.com HEALTH SCIENCES/NURSING IMPORTANT DATES DEPARTMENT CEREMONIES AT CMC By Chris Gotoski This is a very exciting time of year here in the May 14thHealth Sciences/Nursing Department. Many of our 5:30 pm EMT Graduation Ceremony,students are nearing the end of their programs and are Phase III Bruce’s Coyote Kitchenlooking towards graduation and the beginning of theircareers. Please join us in celebrating their achievementsat the following events: May 20th 6:30 pm LVN Pinning Ceremony, Phase IIINursing Assistant Pinning CeremonyApril 27, 2009, at 2:00 pm May 21stBruce’s Coyote Kitchen 9:00 am ABE/HS Completion Graduation Ceremony, Phase IIIEmergency Medical Technician Recognition CeremonyMay 14, 2009, at 5:30 pmBruce’s Coyote Kitchen May 21st 6:30 pm RN Pinning Ceremony, Phase IIIVocational Nursing Pinning CeremonyMay 20, 2009, at 6:30 pm May 22Alumni Courtyard, Phase III 8:30 am Rehearsal, Phase III 9:30 am Rehearsal Breakfast, Phase IIIRegistered Nursing Pinning CeremonyMay 21, 2009, at 6:30 pm 5:45 pm Grads Report to Old LibraryAlumni Courtyard, Phase III 6:45 pm Commencement Begins, Phase III
Page 4 CAMPUS CLUBS AND COMMITTEES Rock Climbing Club ASCMC Cultural Events Committee For information contact Student Government In the Library Bailey Wynn Paschall Thursdays in room 5 from Every third Thursday email@example.com 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For information contact For information contact Tami Montgomery Greg Gilbert at Ascmcpresident@cmccd.edu firstname.lastname@example.org Cancer Support Group Academic Senate Educational Technology Second Tuesdays 1st and 3rd Thursdays Committee From noon to 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Library Meeting Room For information contact Room 11 For information contact Joanne DeMille email@example.com@secondchants.com Math Club Desert Studies Curriculum Committee Thursdays from For information contact Fourth Thursdays 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Jim Hopkins 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In Bruce’s firstname.lastname@example.org For information contact For information contact Andrea Armstrong Austin Cambon email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Hopkins email@example.com Want to start a club? Technology Committee Students with Abilities For information contact Library Meeting Room Bruce’s Café at noon Tami Montgomery For information contact First and third ThursdaysAscmcpresident@cmccd.edu Dr. Rodger McGinness For information contact Mike Danza firstname.lastname@example.org Cheyenne Bonnell email@example.com 760-366-3791 ext. 0393 Melynie Schiel Linda Deneher firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Student Leadership Class Speech and Debate Club Room 5 on Thursdays For information contact from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Joe DeSantis For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Danza Lisa Marshall email@example.com@rocketmailcom Melynie Schiel firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page 7 AN ARTIST BY CHANCE RATHER THAN DESIGN By Teresa Petke An artist by chance rather than design, arrangements of a single female form, usually, but notCopper Mountain College student, Heather Heyns, always, the head and neck. The colors range from vividwent through her elementary school years with her ex- to muted and display an altered version of photoreal-traordinary talent undiscovered by her educators and ism. In other words, the viewer is invited to see throughher artistic potential waiting to be unleashed. the artist’s eyes. There are no allegories or suggestions When Heyns entered middle school, she won- of surrealism.dered if taking a drawing class would give her the en- “The idea of Modern Art and symbolismthusiasm and confidence to find satisfaction with her doesn’t interest me. My judgment of art is based purelyartwork. Instead of freeing the impending explosion of on aesthetics. I love the simplistic style. If it is nice tocreativity, it only served to further restrict her unique look at it doesn’t need to carry any extra meaning orstyle, “I just couldn’t stand it. Everything in that class make a statement,” confided Heyns.was so structured and I wondered why I wasn’t allowed Heyns also shared that she can spend hours onto do what I felt I was good at and enjoyed doing. I was end painting. “At times I can sit for many hours work-disappointed with all of my drawings,” said Heyns. ing on a painting; it is almost trance-like. I have to be It was not until her freshman year in high school reminded of other things I need to do like sleep andthat she found her “artistic savior.” An art teacher at eat!” she said. Admittedly, her inspiration does notYucca Valley High School was insightful enough to al- come from other artists particularly, although she doeslow full reign in her endeavors. Heyns recalls, “Mr. enjoy seeing what galleries are showing. “I like to seeHamilton was the first one to appreciate my work the what’s current in art, nothing specific just what’s hap-way I wanted to present it. He let me explore my own pening with contemporary artists. I really just base mytechniques and I was finally able to look at my work opinions about art on how it makes me feel.”and say, ‘Hey that’s pretty good, I like it!” Heyns went After seeing Heyns’ paintings, it would be natu-on that year, and years following to win first place ral for the viewer to wonder why she does not entertainawards and honors for her pieces. Since then, Heyns has the idea of pursuing this ability as a career. Her answerbeen painting for her pleasure, relaxation and sense of seems to follow the same lines as her artistic life. It isself expression. not an avenue she is determined to parade down with Heyns’ medium of choice is acrylic paint. When the intentions of having all eyes on her, but if she hap-asked why she prefers acrylic paint, Heyns said, pened to stroll that direction one day, perhaps even by“Basically, it’s because it is plastic and dries pretty fast, accident and was noticed, she might not refuse an invi-not like oil paint that dries very slowly.” Ironically, tation. Heyns insists, “I really do not fit into the artsince she produces gallery-quality paintings, her tools world. I disagree with most of their values and opin-are modest. ions.” Heyns paints on wooden boards, 18” X 24”, any Whatever life path this versatile artist/authorvariety that has first been coated with ordinary white ends up taking, it will be pursued with a sense of indi-house paint to serve as a base. With a tone as modest as vidual identity and freedom that she sought in self ex-her tools, she shared that her brushes are made up of, pression from childhood. “I could never fit into any“anything I can find or buy really cheap, and once in a type of commercial field of art. I would never be able towhile I use a stencil brush.” alter my ideas at someone else’s request,” Heyns con- The subjects of Heyns’ paintings are women, firmed. This steadfast attitude is a common mindsetwith the composition consisting of different among individuals who achieve greatness.
May 2009 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 CMC Days3 4 5 6 7 8 910 11 12 13 14 15 16 Priority registra- EMT Tech. tion Recognition Ceremony 5:30 p.m. at Bruce’s17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Continuing and Vocational Registered Graduation returning student Nursing Pinning Nursing Pinning 6:45 p.m. at registration Ceremony at CMC Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in 6:30 p.m. in Phase III Phase III24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Concurrent and new student reg- istration31