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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Dec. 9, 2010) – The 41st annual Art Faculty Exhibition kicked off on Nov. 19, 2010 with guests viewing works and enjoying light refreshments. Twenty-four faculty members displayed recent drawings, paintings, pottery, glass, photographs, computer generated imagery and mixed media. Participating full-time faculty included Ed Francis, Ed Gibbs, Rob Hawkes, Corinne Lilyard-Mitchell, Craig Nilsen and Tom Siegmund. Visual Arts Center Director Christina Rupsch also participated.

Guests enjoy faculty art in a myriad of mediums from glass to pottery to photography.

 A highlight of the evening was the recognition of three faculty members as their works were announced as selections for the Anne S. Iott Permanent Art Collection, housed at TCC’s Visual Arts Center. They were Pamela Barcita with "Hungry Serpent,"  mixed media on hardshell gourd; Chad Alan Clark for "The Tristoneflector,"  glass, metal, stone; and Ed Gibbs with "357 Objects Arranged on Two Long Horizontal Panels," C-prints.

The exhibition continues through the New Year and most works are available for purchase.

Faculty members Ed Gibbs, Chad Alan Clark and Pamela Barcita, with Portsmouth Campus Provost Terry Jones (left), are recognized as their works are installed in the college’s permanent art collection.



Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit