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April 12, 2012


Contact:

Peggy Cartwright
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
909/652-6115


For Immediate Release


CHAFFEY COLLEGE HOSTS 2012 FAMILY DAY AT THE WIG! EVENT

(Rancho Cucamonga) Chaffey College is hosting its annual Family Day at the Wig! on Sunday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. on the Rancho Cucamonga campus. This year's event is much larger in scale than previous events coordinated by the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. The 2012 Family Day at the Wig! is a collaborative effort between the Wignall Museum, theatre department, and the college car club. Events include art exhibits, music and dance performances, hands on activities, food vendors, and a car show.

The car club and automotive technology department began hosting the Chaffey College car show in 2008 which attracts local car enthusiasts. This year's car show is expected to attract more cars than previous shows. Coordinators expect more than 100 collectible cars to be displayed including six Model "A" cars featured in the movie J. Edgar Hoover, along with one of the most expensive Pontiac TransAm vehicles.

Student actors will be performing "Everyone's Special...Everyone's Unique...Why Don't We All Just Get Along"; a production written, designed and performed by Chaffey College theatre students and directed by theatre professor, Christa El-Said. The performance will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the college theatre.

"We are so excited to be able to bring together many of the college's superior programs to create the 2012 Family Day at the Wig!," said Rebecca Trawick, director of the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. "The event is held welcome the community to the college and to showcase the outstanding contributions the college makes to the arts," she added. Family Day at the Wig is for everyone, from small children to adults.

The event is sponsored by a number of organizations including:
  • AMAN/AWOMAN's Chalk Painting Extravaganza
  • ARTicles/Art
  • ASCC
  • Alejandro Sanchez's "Cuban Polaroid"
  • CC Feminists
  • Ceramics Club
  • Chaffey Art Org (CAO)
  • Chaffey College Car Club's 4th Annual Car Show
  • Chaffey College Dance Department with Michele Jenkins
  • Chaffey College Children's Theatre with Christa El-Said
  • Chemistry Club
  • Cozy Critters Petting Zoo
  • GEM Committee
  • Glee Club
  • I.D.E.A Club
  • Italian Ice Company
  • Lori Luttig's Mask Making workshop
  • Meli's Cupcakes
  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • Spanish Club
  • Steve Ming's Balloons
  • Trader Joe's
  • United Way
  • (u)ntitled: The Wignall Museum Curatorial Club
  • Veteran's Resource Center, and Mental Health Services
  • Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
The 2012 Family Day at the Wig! is held on the Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga Campus at 5885 Haven Avenue. Events and activities will be held in the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for the Arts, College Theatre, and north parking lot (Wilson Avenue east of Haven). The event is FREE and open to the public. For more information contact the Wignall Museum at (909) 652-6490 or www.chaffey.edu/wignall.


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