ART & COMMUNICATION
CENTER GROUNDBREAKING - 7/8/06
A groundbreaking ceremony
on Saturday, July 8, marked the start of construction of an $8.7 million
Art and Communication Center at Trinity Christian College.
"This building expresses
Trinity's commitment to a Reformed Christian worldview that sees the aesthetic
as a God-created dimension of life; one to be celebrated, explored, and
claimed for Christ," said Annalee Ward, chairperson of the communication
Chaplain Tim Hoekstra gave
the blessing on the project, assuring hundreds of onlookers that "wherever
you place your foot for God's Kingdom, that place will God give to you."
The center's art department
will feature a 200-seat black box theatre, a gallery and space for teaching
photography, painting, graphic design, and print-making. The center will
also house a scene shop, costume shop, green room, makeup studio, and light/sound
booth. Communication students will be able to use a state-of-the-art computer
lab, editing suites, Web broadcasting studios, and a broadcast booth.
The College has received
$6.75 million in donations for the center and hopes to raise the remaining
$1.9 million during construction.