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Through Nov. 9 - opening reception Oct. 21


Tom Siegmund, Jelly Ball


Stephanie Bass, Orange

Ed Gibbs, Flower Mandala 9


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 14, 2005) – Four artists connected to Tidewater Community College will exhibit at the D’Art Center in Norfolk from Friday, Oct. 14, to Wednesday, Nov. 9. The exhibition - Culture of Evidence: Photographic Works by Bass, Gibbs, Siegmund and Willard - features an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

Each of the photographic artists in Culture of Evidence: Photographic Works by Bass, Gibbs, Siegmund and Willard boast connections with TCC’s Visual Arts Center, located in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. Each uses the medium of photography to investigate the material world. Each provides a unique interpretation of this world. Each explores a Culture of Evidence.

Stephanie Bass graduated from TCC’s photography program in 2002. After receiving her BFA in photography from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004, Stephanie returned to the VAC as a part-time instructor and instructional assistant in the photography program.

Ed Gibbs, who recently exhibited photographic work at Old Dominion University’s gallery, taught photography at TCC for 16 years. In 2003 he became VAC director.

Tom Siegmund
heads up the photography program at the Visual Arts Center. He began his career at TCC in 1995 as a part-time instructor.

Shelley Willard, a current student at the VAC, plans to transfer to the Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue her BFA, after completing her TCC degree. She plans a career in commercial photography.

Sampling of Exhibition Images
Ed Gibbs Flower Mandala 9 Type C Print 30” X 30”
Stephanie Bass Orange Ink Jet Print 12” X 18”
Tom Siegmund Jelly Ball Type C Print 11”X 17



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit