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TCC Literary festival 2006

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TERESSA RERRAS - April 5, 7:30 p.m. - Presentation on The Art of Photography -Afghanistan  - TCC, Olde Towne Portsmouth/Visual Arts Center, room 208

TERESSA RERRAS has gained national recognition for her travels to war-torn Afghanistan where she teaches the art of photography to groups of young, female students. Photography helps to nurture, empower and inspire hope in these women.

Her students also have an opportunity to learn science, math, English and writing in the context of the medium. Rerras has created a non-profit organization, the Learning Through Photography Foundation, to encourage reading and writing through the teaching of photography. She is currently a full-time TCC student studying photography at the Visual Arts Center.

Rerras will talk about her work and present her own images and the photographs of her students in Room 208 of the Visual Arts Center on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. The Visual Arts Center is located at 340 High St. in Olde Towne Portsmouth. For information call 822-1888.

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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