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Student Art & Design Exhibition opens at Visual Arts Center on March 23

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the 48th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition from March 23 through April 25. The event features more than 150 works, including studio arts, photography, graphic design, ceramics and glassblowing, created by VAC students during the past year.

The exhibition’s awards presentation will be March 30 at 11 a.m., at the Commodore Theatre, 421 High St., in Portsmouth. The opening reception will follow at noon at the VAC, which is located at 340 High St.

Events are free and open to the public.

Artist Betsy DiJulio, art and art history instructor for Virginia Beach Public Schools, is this year’s judge. During the event, DiJulio will present $3,310 in awards recognizing artistic excellence.

Programming for the exhibition includes illustrated lectures by a visiting artist and a visiting graphic designer. On April 3, Nicole Santiago, artist, and associate professor of art and art history at the College of William & Mary, will present “Rethinking and Revising.”

On April 9, Savannah Kaylor, independent graphic designer and president of AIGA Hampton Roads, will present “Fired to Freelance: Moving Forward with Design.” Both programs begin at 12:30 p.m. at the VAC in room 208.

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