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TCC’s 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition opening Nov. 23 at Visual Arts Center

Tidewater Community College will hold its 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov. 23 through March 1, 2020, at the Visual Arts Center (VAC).

The opening reception will take place on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. A sale of student work will be held from 5-8 p.m. in an adjoining space.

Recent drawings, paintings, pottery, glass, photographs, computer-generated imagery and mixed media in a wide variety of subjects and approaches will be on display from 27 artists.

Professors Ed Francis, Ryan Muldowney, Craig Nilsen and Tom Siegmund are among the full-time faculty showcasing their works. Former full-time faculty with works in the show are Rob Hawkes, Harriette Laskin and George Tussing. Prior VAC directors Anne Iott and Ed Gibbs will also take part, as will Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell, interim director of the VAC.

TCC Chorale will perform its winter program at nearby Trinity Episcopal Church from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

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