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Meet our Visual Arts Center Alumni

 

I am a student at Virginia Wesleyan College pursuing a Bachelors degree in Studio Art. I work at the Visual Arts Center of TCC as an Instructional Assistant in the Glass and Ceramics Department.

 

Nate Avery

Graduated 2011


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts

Glass

I graduated in Spring 2014 with an Associates Degree in Studio Arts with a concentration in Photography. I currently work at the Visual Arts Center of TCC as an Instructional Assistant in the Photography Department keeping the technology running smoothly and supporting the Faculty. I am also an Adjunct at the VAC in the Photography Department.

 

Sabrina Chladni

Graduated 2014


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts —Photography

I graduated from TCC with a degree in Fine Arts and the following year, I graduated with a degree in Crafts. I continued on after leaving TCC and went to Norfolk State where I received my MFA degree in 2012. Presently, I am an adjunct instructor at the Visual Arts Center of TCC and work for Norfolk Public Schools as a Pre-K teacher.

Chris Chzasz Graduated 2007


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts

Fine Arts & Crafts

 

Upon graduating from Old Dominion University I began teaching Three-Dimensional and Fundamentals of Design at Tidewater Community College. I am currently teaching varied levels of Ceramics and Drawing 1 at TCC.  For the past three years I have been involved in the local arts community as a Chairperson for the Gosport Arts Festival in Olde Towne Portsmouth. I am also serving as Secretary for the Tidewater Arts Alliance.  I continue to create and competively show my own art work. 

 

Dianne Hottenstein

Graduated 2000


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts

      

I am a web designer for Digitalwave, Inc. which is a close-knit company that provides strategic web architecture and design solutions to higher education, non-profit, medical organizations, and commercial businesses. I am involved in the concept development, user experience, front-end prototype and branding strategy during the design process. These were the disciplines that I was most passionate about during my learning experience at TCC and as a Industrial Design student at Virginia Tech.

 

Ka Ying Li

Graduated 2010


Associate of Applied Science in

Graphic Design

 

 

      

I run a wedding and portrait photography company. I am also an adjunct teaching at the TCC Visual Arts Center and that has been an amazing experience. I love being in a learning environment. My students and I have embarked upon learning and real world adventures with our research and photo projects. I especially love teaching History of Photography. I find myself thoroughly inspired by digging into the lives and works of the many masters who came before and are producing work today.  I am actively pursuing my Bachelors degree in Print and Photo media with a specialization in Education. I plan to continue my education to include a Masters Degree in Photography.

 

Bryan Myhr

Graduated 2011


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts —Photography

I am attending Virginia Wesleyan College for a BA in Studio Arts with a concentration in Glass.I am also and Adjunct instructor for TCC Visual Arts Center teaching Glass Fusing and Painting. Currently, I am an assistant for the Chrysler Museum Hot Shop. Along with all of this, I am a practising studio artist creating work in glass.

 

Beth Netts Graduated 2012


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Arts

Glass

 

I enjoy teachng as an art instructor part-time at the Visual Arts Center.  Recently, I paired up with an artist friend for a workshop presentation  "Encaustic Discoveries" at EVMS's Art Therapy Studio. It was a two day event with art therapy students, faculty and community art therapy professionals. I also teach workshops in the Tidewater area. In my own work, I continue to explore mixed media and encaustic in new ways.

 

Eloise Shelton-Mayo

Graduated 2006


Associate of Applied Arts in Studio Art

Currently, I am working at a local architecture firm as their dedicated Graphic Designer. I provide renderings and marketing materials of various sizes and formats to showcase my company’s work to potential clients and owners. I was also a graphic designer for a distributor of modern European furniture and textiles and provided front-end website development, branding, design and marketing materials for their affiliates along with showroom design and installation.

 

Matth Vergara

Graduated 2010


Associate of Applied Science in

Graphic Design —Multimedia

 

 

 

 

I am currently pursuing my BFA in Graphic Design, at Miami University in Oxford, OH. With the portfolio I created and the credits I earned at TCC I was able to transfer into the Graphic Design program and procure an internship in the school's University Communications and Marketing department. The internship has given me the opportunity to design everything from t-shirts to a display wall to advertise a new college program.

 

 

Adam Wolfe

Graduated 2014


Associate of Applied Science in

Graphic Design

                    

 

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