Free Exhibit at TNCC Libraries Explores Early Jamestown Settlement

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“Jamestown and Beyond: The World of 1607,” an exhibition on display at libraries on Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses, examines how the new colony in Virginia fit into the cultural, historical, and geographical context of the day — and how the story of Jamestown continues to inspire American artists.

On display through Tuesday, November 27, the free exhibit is open to the public and features 12 reproductions of images from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ (VMFA) collection.

Isidoro Kessel, a TNCC Associate Professor and Foreign Language Department Head, arranged the exhibit borrowed from VMFA while coordinating the Foreign Language Association of Virginia and Virginia’s Community Colleges Foreign Language Peer Group conference recently held in Williamsburg.

Bringing the exhibit to TNCC was a logical choice after it garnered positive responses from foreign language educators across the Commonwealth who attended the conference. “I wanted our community to have the opportunity to see these treasures that enrich our knowledge of our own history. I feel that everyone benefits. Our students, our faculty, [and] the community at large benefit from seeing beautiful art and learning about our community,” said Kessel.


New Online Course in Japanese among Spring 2012 Classes at TNCC

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Several new classes join Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) offerings for spring semester 2012. Spring classes begin Saturday, Jan. 7. Students may register and make tuition payments in person on the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses, or online at

A new distance learning course, Japanese I (JPN 101), is among new classes. The online course is taught by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) using Blackboard via the Internet. The five-credit course develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese and emphasizes the structure of the language.

Those interested in Japanese I may join TNCC on the Hampton campus for a one-hour orientation session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. For more information, contact TNCC Program Director Karen Althoff at


Digital film festival showcases student work

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The competition is low stress, and if you go Tuesday night you can watch and pick your favorites.

Thomas Nelson Community College’s Spring Digital Film Festival is part of a semi-annual event where art students show off their productions. The fall competition features judges and prizes, but the spring version takes a lighter tone.


TNCC Students Showcase Work in Semi-Annual Digital Film Festival

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Art Department will showcase student talent during the semi-annual Digital Film Festival on Tuesday, April 28. The event will start at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton Campus and is free and open to the public.

Unlike the fall festival, the upcoming spring festival will not including judging or prizes. Instead, the students will display their work without the pressures of a contest and benefit from audience feedback. The opinions from the audience will be valuable tools for the students as they work to enhance their creativity and production skills. The department will showcase 30 to 40 pieces this year.


Thomas Nelson Community College Student to Exhibit Art Work in Historic Triangle Campus

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An art exhibit featuring the art work of Thomas Nelson Community College student Freddie Trebby and Charles Warren, son of Thomas Nelson Community College faculty member Simone Warren, will be on display at the College’s Historic Triangle campus located at 161C John Jefferson Square in Williamsburg throughout April. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend.The exhibit, entitled, Water and Wildlife features more than 40 pieces created by Trebby and Warren using different media such as watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylics, pastels and photography. Two of Trebby’s art pieces have been submitted to the Genesis Show, a college student-juried exhibit held annually at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.


Thomas Nelson Photography Students Connect with Elders for Unique Exhibit

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Fourteen Thomas Nelson Community College photography students will showcase their works on Friday, November 3 in a unique exhibit at a Newport News retirement community, Assisted Living at Warwick Forest. Scheduled for 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the 866 Denbigh Blvd. facility, the exhibit is free and open to the public.

The exhibit coincides with an Alzheimer’s benefit to support the Alzheimer’s Association and all donations will be welcomed during the event, according to Derek Eley, a Thomas Nelson Photography Instructor and project coordinator. Eley is collaborating on this project with Warwick Forest Activity Coordinator Regina Morris.  The photo array entitled, “Picture This,” features portraits of Warwick Forest residents who posed for students as clients.