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2014/15 Calendar of Events


Charlotte Potter: Fragile Cartography
July 4 – August 28, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m.

Charlotte Potter (Norfolk, VA), Glass Studio Manager, Chrysler Museum of Art, will exhibit new and recent works. Created around the theme of personal cartography, she will map emotions, relationships, and the body through a series of projects using glass and new media. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.

Related Programming:

FIRST FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 5 – 8 P.M.| Fragile Cartography continues at the Visual Arts Center with refreshments. The opening reception for Chrysler Glass Studio Assistants: Mapping the Next Generation will take place at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center adjacent to the VAC at 400 High Street. The event will feature music by Robbin Thompson and hot glass performance art.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 9 A.M. – 3 P.M. | Glass Acts will take place at the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and will include glassblowing demonstrations, performances, and make 'n take activities; Charlotte Potter will give a gallery talk for Mapping the Next Generation at 2 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 5:30 P.M. | The illustrated lecture, Between Self and Other will be presented by Charlotte Potter at TCC's Visual Arts Center.

Ed Gibbs: A 35-year Retrospective
September 14 – November 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 7 p.m.

VAC Photography Professor and former Director, Ed Gibbs (Norfolk, VA), will present 35 years of his art in a variety of
two and three-dimensional media including photographs, prints, drawings, and multimedia works. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.


College Art Transfer Fair
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Regional and national institutions offering four-year art programs provide transfer information and answer questions about their respective curricula. Invited institutions include: Bellevue University, Chowan University, CNU, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Elizabeth City State University, James Mason University, Longwood University, MICA, NSU, ODU, Pratt Institute, Regent University, RISD, SCAD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VCU & Virginia Wesleyan College.


45th Annual TCC Art Faculty Exhibition
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, 6 p.m.

Visual Arts Center full-time and adjunct faculty members present a diversity of art media including glass, pottery, painting, photography, drawing, computer generated work and mixed media. The annual student art sale will take place during the event from 5 – 8 p.m.


What a Relief!

January 17 – March 5, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 22, 6 p.m.

A revival of letterpress and relief printmaking will be presented in this exhibition. Featuring work by Hatch Show Print (Nashville, TN), the program will include a variety of historic and contemporary prints that are recognized by their distinctive textural and colorful details. A gallery talk will precede the Opening Reception at 6:30 p.m.



Visual Arts Center | 340 High Street | Portsmouth, Virginia 23704

Gallery hours 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily | Free and open to the public
For more information, (757) 822-1888 |