Palette to Palate 2016 set for April 29

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The 14th Annual Coconino Community CollegePalette to Palate 2016 fundraising event is set for Friday, April 29.

Palette to Palate 2016 is an annual event hosted by the CCC Foundation in support of the Fine Arts Department at CCC. Patrons of the arts, community partnerships and attendees all contribute to raising essential funds that assist CCC Fine Arts students with scholarships, equipment and travel.
"Palette to Palate is a great event for the Flagstaff Community partly because Flagstaff is such an artistic community," said Scott Talboom, CCC Director of Institutional Advancement.  "CCC has been involved with the arts since the very beginning. In fact, many of our local artists have started their career by attending classes here at CCC."
After a rigorous, multi-step judging process, the Palette to Palate 2016 committee recently selected "Apple" by Coconino Community College Fine Arts student Rodylan Cooley to be the signature piece for this year's event.
The inspiration for this year's signature piece came to Cooley while he was working with mixing colors. Cooley said he looked at his own hands and thought that incorporating color mixing and the creative spirit of Palette to Palate 2016 would lead to something provocative.

Cooley described his signature piece as "a celebration of life," a sentiment which was echoed by the Palette to Palate 2016 selection committee who called Cooley's piece "Apple" a universal symbol for hope, peace and humanity.

Table reservations for participating restaurants include: Main Street Catering, Artisan's Kitchen, Satchmo's, SoSoBa-The Nonstop Noodle Shop, Karma Sushi Bar Grill, Little America Restaurant, DoubleTree by Hilton: Sakura Sushi & Teppanyaki, Simply Delicious: Café Daily Fare, Pita Jungle, Josephine's Modern American Bistro, Cottage Place, The Sweet Shoppe & Nut House, Southwest Foodservice Excellence, Zenith Steakhouse at Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort and Plated Projects: Buster's, Field House Chicken & Waffles, The Mayor, Oakmont and Taverna. Dining gift cards were donated by Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery.

Locally brewed craft beers will be provided by Mother Road Brewing Company. Red and white wine will be provided by The Commerce. Coffee and tea will be provided by Campus Coffee Bean, and refreshments (soft drinks and water) will be provided by the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Flagstaff.

Dance performances and music will be presented by CCC dance instructor Robert Corbin showcasing his FALA students; Al Rakasaat Turkish Egyptian Dance Troupe and Chase Coleman Jazz.

Palette to Palate 2016 is made possible in part through contributions from patron sponsor, Findlay Toyota of Flagstaff, live auction framing sponsor, The Framing Department at Hidden Light LLC. and floral sponsor, Sutcliffe Floral.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Fri., April 29, 2016 in the CCC Lone Tree Campus Commons - 2800 S. Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff. Online ticket prices are $40 for individual general admission, $70 for couples, $30 for individual CCC students, alumni, faculty and staff, and $50 for CCC students, alumni, faculty and staff couples. All ticket prices are $5 more at the door.

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For more details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marketing & Events Coordinator Brian Harris at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (928) 226-4312.

About Coconino Community College
Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields including nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. The award-winning CCC2NAU program provides an innovative way to smooth a student's path toward a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University with tailored advisement and institutional collaboration, including access to amenities at NAU.

Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, which is improving overall health, safety and the economy in the region. Today, CCC serves more than 7,500 students per year with two campuses in Flagstaff.

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 25 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.


Wednesday, 30th March 2016

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