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TCC’s faculty arts show opens at VAC

Anastasiia Melnikova

Tidewater Community College will hold its 49th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov. 17 until Jan. 2 at the Visual Arts Center (VAC).

The opening reception will be Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. A sale of student work will take place from 5-8:00 p.m., in an adjoining space.

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

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

In this exhibition, 26 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 includes Ed Francis, Ryan Muldowney, Craig Nilsen and Tom Siegmund. Former full-time faculty including Rob Hawkes, Harriette Laskin and George Tussing will also show art. Prior VAC directors 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