TNCC Student Art to be Displayed During Renowned Author’s Oct. 28 Book Signing at Ferguson Center for the Arts

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The creative works of 15 Thomas Nelson Community College students will be exhibited at the Ferguson Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. when award-winning mystery writer Walter Mosley meets/greets fans for a book signing and discussion. As part of a class project, the advanced Computer Arts students created posters, tickets, program booklet covers, and bookmarks to promote the event.

Free tickets for the event which is sponsored by the Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium (VPLC) are currently available at Virginia Peninsula libraries or call 926-1350 for ticket information. The VPLC exists to stimulate public interest in authors, books, reading, and libraries, and to encourage the study and enjoyment of books.  The consortium includes the libraries of TNCC, Christopher Newport University and Hampton University as well as the public libraries of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson and York County and which collectively serve about 800,000 residents.

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New Studio Allows Students’ Imaginations To Run Wild

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The Daily Press

One person peeks out of the top of a tote bag asking for help. Another person stops eating a sandwich and opens the bread to reveal a miniature person standing inside.

These were some of the initial images created by students using the new green-screen production studio at Thomas Nelson Community College. Those attending professor Cece Wheeler’s multimedia design class Thursday tried it for the first time, welcoming a giant new innovation to the computer arts department, which Wheeler heads.

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Multimedia Exhibit Featuring Student Art Set for Oct. 24 in Templin Hall

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A multimedia exhibition of individual art portfolios by Thomas Nelson Community College students entitled Play will be featured in Templin Hall (Hampton campus) on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit features the digital portfolios of graduating students Zach Bealer, Michelle Folts, Karen Price, Joe Reedy, Kira Shird and Brittanie Thompson. These advanced art students who are enrolled in HONORS ART 193 have employed the latest technology and design concepts to build unique motion graphics portfolios showcasing their design, video, typography and animation skills.

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New Interactive Design Certificate Program Launched at TNCC

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Creative students interested in exploring the interactive web design and animation field can enroll in the new Communication Design Interactive Media Career Studies Certificate Program now available at Thomas Nelson Community College. This new certificate program teaches the foundation of solid design along with the use of industry standard multimedia art and design software programs and enables students to create pieces that combine their technical knowledge with a personal creative visual.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects a steady climb in multimedia jobs nationwide going from 87,000 in 2006 to 110,000 available jobs in the field by 2016. “The demand for multimedia artists and animators will increase as consumers continue to demand more realistic video games, movie and television special effects, and 3D animated movies. Additional job openings will arise from an increasing demand for Web site development and for computer graphics adaptation from the growing number of mobile technologies. Animators are also increasingly finding work in alternative areas such as scientific research or design services,” according to the Labor Department’s Bureau of Statistics. (http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos092.htm).

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TNCC Computer Arts Students Use High-End Technology to Produce Digital Films

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Computer Arts students at Thomas Nelson Community College may be using the same digital software that created blockbuster movies like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Shrek, but the results are on a more intimate scale.

Whether it’s animating dancing iPods or a critique on television wasteland, these students are using high-end technology to create pieces that synthesize their technical knowledge with a personal creative aesthetic.

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Hey, It’s an Art Show at TNCC to Feature Students’ Art Work

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Thomas Nelson Community College students in Honors Art 193: Studies in Art will present Hey, It’s An Art Show, a multimedia exhibition of individual art projects on Friday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. in Templin Hall on the College’s Hampton campus. The show is free and open to the public.

Students in Honors Art 193 have employed the latest technology and design concepts to build unique works of art through several alternative presentations including multi-channel videos, interactive projections and installations. Also included in this exhibit is the unveiling of two public art projects in Templin Hall.

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