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45th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition opens at TCC’s Visual Arts Center

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the 45th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition from March 19 through April 17. The event features more than 200 works, including studio arts, photography, graphic design, ceramics and glassblowing, created by students for art classes since last May.

The exhibition’s awards presentation is March 26 at 11 a.m. at the Commodore Theatre, 421 High St., in Portsmouth. The opening reception will follow at noon at the Visual Arts Center at 340 High St.

Events are free and open to the public.

Charlotte Potter, glass studio manager and programming director at the Chrysler Museum of Art, is this year’s judge. During the event, Potter will present $3,480 in awards in recognition of artistic excellence.  

Programming for the exhibition includes illustrated lectures by a visiting artist and a visiting graphic designer. On April 5, David Campbell, lecturer and instructor at the College of William & Mary, will present “Observation, Imagination, Invention.”

On April 13, Cheryl White, director of the Glass Wheel Studio in Norfolk, will present “CRAFT is not a four-letter word.” Both programs begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center in rooms 208 and 209.

For information, call Shelley Brooks at 757-822-1878.