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2014/15 Calendar of Events


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 Madison 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.


340: the student magazine of the Visual Arts Center
Watch for information about submitting work for this incredible publication created by VAC students!


44th Annual Student Art & Design Exhibition
March 21 – April 19, 2015
Awards Presentation/Opening Reception • Saturday, March 28, 11 a.m. • Commodore Theatre

A year’s work culminates with a student show chosen from completed VAC course projects. Featuring over 200 pieces by more than 100 students, works represent program courses in Studio Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Ceramics and Glassblowing. $5,000 in awards recognizing artistic excellence will be distributed at the awards presentation.

Visiting Artist

Stephen Marder, Artist & Sculptor
Illustrated Lecture: From the Practical to the Conceptual
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. • Rooms 208 & 209, VAC

Visiting Graphic Designer

David Shields
Illustrated Lecture: Relax kid. We don't eat our young.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. • Rooms 208 & 209, VAC


Percipient Minds
May 2 – June 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 7 p.m.

Using the human psyche as the theme for this program, Julia and Robin Rogers (Chesapeake, VA) work independently and collaboratively in their presentation of sculpted glass heads that physically and metaphorically open to reveal the inner workings of the human brain; life-size figures will also be included. A site-specific work that includes LED lights, a projection and a geodesic, mirrored sphere will be created to duplicate the mind. 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 |