The “43rd Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition” was held at TCC’s Visual Arts Center from March 22 through April 20. The Awards Presentation took place on March 29 at 11 a.m. at the Commodore Theatre, located at 421 High Street in Portsmouth. The Opening Reception followed at noon at the VAC. Events were free and open to the public.
Featuring over 200 works by more than 100 students, works were created for art classes since the previous May and represented program courses in Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Glassblowing.
Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director at Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, VA served as judge. During the event, Chambers presented over $4,900 in awards recognizing artistic excellence.
Complementary programming for the exhibition included illustrated lectures by a Visiting Artist and a Visiting Art Historian.
On March 25, Rebecca Kamen, Professor Emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) presented “Art as a Catalyst for Making the Invisible, Visible.”
On April 9, Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator at the Chrysler Museum of Art, presented “Inventing the New Chrysler.”
Both programs began at 12:30 p.m. at the VAC in rooms 208 and 209.
Sponsors included: Anonymous; Shelley Brooks; Chrysler Museum of Art; Constance J. Coppage; Darrell and Sally Craig; Hartung Gallery and Art Supplies; Jerry’s Artarama; Lynne Hundley; John and Karen Kise; Jean Peacock; Portsmouth Museums; and Richmond Camera.
The VAC is located at 340 High Street, Olde Towne Portsmouth. Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and are free and open to the public. For more information call Shelley Brooks at (757) 822-1878.