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48th TCC Annual Art Faculty Exhibition to open at Visual Arts Center

Pictured above is a detail from Love is for the Birds #3, a digital collage byAshley Berkman.

Tidewater Community College will hold its 48th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov. 18 until Jan. 3 at its Visual Arts Center (VAC).

The opening reception will be Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. A sale of student work will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. in an adjoining space.

Stoneware vase with an antelope head
Protection: Non-typicals? by
Dianne Hottenstein

Also on that evening, TCC Chorus will perform its winter program at Trinity Episcopal Church from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is at 500 Court St., behind the VAC.

All events are free and take place during the Olde Towne Merchants’ Holiday Open House.

In this exhibition, 28 artists will display recent drawings, paintings, pottery, glass, photographs, computer-generated imagery and mixed media in a wide variety of subjects and approaches.

Participating full-time faculty include Ed Francis, Rob Hawkes, Ryan Muldowney, Craig Nilsen and Tom Siegmund; former full-time faculty include Harriette Laskin and George Tussing. Prior VAC directors, including Anne S. Iott, Ed Gibbs and Christina Rupsch, will take part, as well as Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell, interim director of the VAC.

The VAC is located at 340 High St., in Olde Towne Portsmouth. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; galleries will be closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information, call Shelley Brooks at 757-822-1878, or visit