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Local professionals will offer real-world lessons for Art Career Day

PORTSMOUTH , Va. - (Oct. 4, 2005) - It's one thing to earn a degree in the arts. It's another to earn a living afterwards.

Six professionals who earn their living in artistic fields will give Tidewater Community College students a peek into the real world during Art Career Day on Friday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The art, design and photography pros will make half-hour presentations, after which students can ask questions and meet one on one with the artists. The lineup and schedule are:


10 a.m.: Arts Administration by Katherine Huntoon, Old Dominion University

11 a.m.: Photojournalism by Leo Kim, The Virginian-Pilot

1 p.m.: Graphic Design by Athena Huddleston, Chartway Federal Credit Union

2 p.m.: Art Education by Betsy DiJulio, Virginia Beach Public Schools
3 p.m.: Fine Arts by Bob Sites, Norfolk State University

4 p.m.: Multimedia by Walt Taylor, Stratum New Media, Inc.


The presentations will focus on helping students learn how to identify jobs in their discipline, ask questions and find information, connect with the professional community, define required preparation and resources, and understand typical challenges and rewards of work.

Art Career Day will be held in Room 208 of TCC's Visual Arts Center , 340 High Street , Olde Towne Portsmouth.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit