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Michael Bail
ACE Committee Chairman
Great Basin College, HTC 130


"The mission of the Arts and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Committee is to organize programs and events that expose our communities to new experiences, cultures, and viewpoints. ACE provides access to the arts and fosters a spirit of inquiry, creativity, and reflection at Great Basin College."

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Experience the Unexpected!

The annual GBC Film Festival and other artistic ACE projects are funded, in part, by grants from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the WESTAF TourWest grant program. The ACE Committee is also responsible for the Argentum literary magazine. Visit the Argentum web page and learn how you can contribute your own literary and artistic talents.

Have an idea for new events? Want to help? Contact Michael Bail at 775-753-2241 for more information!

Current and Upcoming Events

2017 GBC Film Festival Oscar Nominated Short Films

2017 GBC Film Festival Oscar Nominated Short Films.Join Great Basin College for the 2017 GBC Film Festival!

Featured for the second year in a row, is a limited-seating screening of the 2017 Oscar nominated Short Films. The event will take place at the Western Folklife Center on February 17, beginning at 6 PM. Admission is just $7 and tickets are available at the WFC. Seating is limited to 100 guests. All films are unrated and 18+ age is recommended.

Relax in Style will provide audio and visual equipment. Free appetizers from Machi's Saloon & Grill and a no host bar will also be available.

The Great Basin College Film Festival is celebrating its 12th year!

Johnny B. Piano Man @ GBC Nov. 3

Musician Johnny B. Piano Man will perform “Rhythm of the North: A Fast-Paced Multimedia Musical” Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the GBC Theatre

Tickets: $15 General Admission; $12 Students and Senior Citizens. Advance tickets available at controller's office in Berg Hall.

Johnny B. began playing the piano in 1957. He attended the Berklee College of Music and later went on to receive his Masters of Educational Media and Technology from Boston University in 1979.

Johnny B. is well known for blending together boogie-woogie, melodic jazz, and classical influenced ballads.

In the ‘90s, he was the cohost, performer, and music director for Tom Bodett’s End of the Road radio show which was aired on 64 public radio stations.

His “Rhythm of the North” program received two ovations from his audience in Dalles, OR. for the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association in Oct. 2014.

Johnny B. was awarded the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award in 2015, for his outstanding accomplishments and passionate advocacy for the arts and artists, as wells as Career Opportunity Grant awarded by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, which allowed Johnny to attend the Arts Northwest Showcase in Boise, ID.

“I want each listener to join me on a musical journey that is playful and accomplished, intimate and engaging,” said Johnny B. “I want my compositions and my performance to exceed their expectations.”

This event is made possible by the Western States Arts Federation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Red Lion Hotel & Casino and the GBC ACE committee.

For more information, contact Angie de Braga at 775-753-2231.

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For More Information Contact

Michael Bail
ACE Committee Chairman
Great Basin College, HTC 130

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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!

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