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2014 Calendar of Events


43rd Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition
March 22 – April 20, 2014

Awards Presentation/Opening Reception • Saturday, March 29, 11 a.m. • Commodore Theatre
A year’s work culminates with a student show chosen from completed VAC course projects.

Visiting Artist: Rebecca Kamen

Illustrated Lecture: Art as a Catalyst for Making the Invisible, Visible
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. • Rooms 208 & 209, VAC

Visiting Art Historian: Jeff Harrison

Illustrated Lecture: Inventing the New Chrysler
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. • Rooms 208 & 209, VAC


Rebecca Kamen: TCC Community College Two-Day Residency

Keynote Address: Connecting Creative Communities by Bridging Art & Science
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2 – 4 p.m. • Roper Theatre, Norfolk Campus

Workshop: A Collaborative Art/Science Visualization Workshop Challenge
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10 – noon • Roper Theatre, Norfolk Campus


Fire & Water: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
May 3 – June 19, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 3, 7 p.m.

For this photo documentary program, artist Pam Ponce (Virginia Beach, VA) worked with staff from the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Youth Conservation Corps to provide documentation of the burn areas from the 2008 and 2011 fires. The exhibition features panoramic photographs, original prints, sculptural elements and educational panels that combine art and science and reflect the complexity and fragility of natural ecosystems. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.


Charlotte Potter: Fragile Cartography
July 4 – August 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m.

Charlotte Potter (Norfolk, VA), Glass Studio Manager, Chrysler Museum of Art, will exhibit new and recent works. Created around the theme of personal cartography, she will map emotions, relationships, and the body through a series of projects using glass and new media. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.

Ed Gibbs: A 35-year Retrospective
September 14 – November 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 7 p.m.

VAC Photography Professor and former Director, Ed Gibbs (Norfolk, VA), will present 35 years of his art in a variety of
two and three-dimensional media including photographs, prints, drawings, and multimedia works. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.


College Art Transfer Fair
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Regional and national institutions offering four-year art programs provide transfer information and answer questions about their respective curricula. Institutions include: Chowan University, CNU, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Longwood University, Maryland Art Institute, NSU, ODU, RISD, SCAD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VCU & Virginia Wesleyan College.


Visual Arts Center | 340 High Street | Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Gallery hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily | Free and open to the public
For more information, (757) 822-1888 |