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.

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Musical Performance March 29 Part of Lincoln Exhibit

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Southern Horizons, a group specializing in Civil War-era music, comes to Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton campus Thursday, March 29 as part of the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit in Wythe Hall. Students are invited to enjoy two free 45-minute performances at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Since 1987, Southern Horizons has performed music from the years 1816 to 1865 for reenactments, museums, conventions, schools and private engagements. The band performs in costume playing instruments similar to those that would have been found in the homes of the 19th Century citizenry.

TNCC Art Exhibit Features Multimedia Works by Students

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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.

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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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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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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.

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