VISUAL ARTS CENTER | TCC AT OLDE TOWNE
EXHIBITIONS & ARTS PROGRAMMING
2013–2014 Calendar of Events
Dianne Hottenstein: Epistles | 140 Characters
Lana Stephens | Impossible Doorways
May 4 – June 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 7 p.m.
Working in charcoal and mixed media, Lana Stephens (Virginia Beach, VA) focuses on the obscurity that exists between fantasy and reality. Forgotten landscapes, cloud formations and haunting figures question beauty, memory and the metaphysical. In her masters thesis program, Dianne Hottenstein (Chesapeake, VA) explores the impersonal ways in which we currently communicate and what we’ve lost during the process. The use of symbolism in her sculptural work sadly reminds us of the dehumanizing factors associated with technology. A gallery talk will precede the Opening at 6:30 p.m.
Art That Asks the Big Questions: The Chrysler Museum Comes to Portsmouth
Glen McClure: New Work, Italy, Ireland
July 8 – November 5, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, July 12, 7 p.m.
During its closure for expansion, the VAC presents collections of work from the Chrysler Museum of Art including: 19th century European paintings and sculpture; contemporary prints and objects; and small-scale 3D work from Asia and Africa. New black and white photographs by Glen McClure (Norfolk, VA) feature landscapes, portraits and city scenes from Italy, Ireland and France. Jeff Harrison, Chief Curator, Chrysler Museum, will present an informal gallery talk preceding the opening at 6:30 p.m. Additional complementary programming will be announced.
College Art Transfer Fair
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Visual Arts Center
Regional and national institutions offering four-year art programs provide transfer information and answer questions about their respective curricula. Invited institutions include: Chowan University, Christopher Newport University, Corcoran College of Art + Design, Elizabeth City State University, Longwood University, Maryland Art Institute, Memphis College of Art, NSU, ODU, Pratt Institute, RISD, SCAD, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VCU and Virginia Wesleyan College.
44th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition
November 23, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 6 p.m.
Visual Arts Center full-time and adjunct faculty members present a diversity of art media including glass, pottery, photography, painting, drawing, computer generated work and mixed media.This exhibition opens with the Arts & Antiques Open House in Olde Towne Portsmouth.
Sharon Fishel, Chris Gregson, Jeffery Smith: Abstractions
January 18 – March 6, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24, 7 p.m.
In small multi-layered paintings, Sharon Fishel (Washington, DC) uses plant forms as catalysts to create metaphorical landscapes. Series of paintings by Chris Gregson (Fredericksburg, VA) depict the world as a highly structured web of an ephemeral reality. Abstractions on paper by Jeffery Smith (Washington, DC) illustrate descriptions of UFO sightings and explore larger issues of human awareness. A gallery talk will precede the Opening 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 | www.tcc.edu/vac/