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TCC DEDICATES ART COLLECTION TO VAC FOUNDING DIRECTOR
Collection adds new focus to collect best regional art work
TCC President Deborah DiCroce unveils a plaque dedicating the college's permanent art collection to Anne Iott, left.
SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Sept.18, 2006) – Tidewater Community College
has announced dedication of the Anne S. Iott Permanent Art Collection of Tidewater Community College.
TCC President Deborah DiCroce made the announcement during a Sept. 16 reception for the artist, educator and founding director of TCC’s Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth.
The event celebrated Iott’s retrospective of 255 pieces presenting the prolific and diverse excellence of her work over 50 years, with 34 of those years at TCC. The exhibition in the VAC Gallery runs daily through Nov. 2.
Also announced at the event, TCC’s permanent art collection, with more than 200 items, will add a new focus beginning this year - to systematically collect the best regional art work.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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,