Groundbreaking held for Connors Family Fine Arts Center

Scott Riner, Student Editor | 10/21/2021
Fine Arts Center Groundbreaking

Fine Arts Center to Become a Reality

After several years of fundraising, the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Connors Family Fine Arts Center took place on Oct. 1.

In addition to serving as the new hub for SFU’s fine arts programs, the Connors Family Fine Arts Center will house the Resinski Black Box Theatre.

The new fine arts center began as a grassroots effort to honor the late Kenny Resinski, who served as a theatre faculty member and production director at the University from 1967 to 2013.

In his opening remarks at the groundbreaking, Father Malachi recalled the conversation that kickstarted the campaign for a fine arts center.

“About seven or eight years ago now, Bonnie Resinski came into my office to meet with me about developing a black box theatre,” he said.

Father Malachi spoke of the importance that the SFU community places on the fine arts and how it remains a vital part of the student experience at the University.

The original idea was to raise enough money to convert an existing physical plant building into the Resinski Black Box Theatre.

Read the full article in The Troubadour.