Free Exhibit at Thomas Nelson Features Student Art through Dec. 12

Published: October 31, 2013

A free exhibit featuring art by Thomas Nelson Community College students and alumni opens Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a 6-7:30 p.m. reception on the Hampton campus in Templin Hall’s Visual Arts Gallery. Students, faculty and staff along with community members are invited. The exhibit titled “Altered Reality” lasts through Thursday, Dec. 12.

The exhibit showcases more than 20 pieces by several graduates and students in ART 283 Computer Graphics I and PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom. The students created composited images for class assignments using Adobe Photoshop to alter reality in some fashion. Their works include everything from a surreal dream landscape to a fantasy environment. “Compositing allows students to create an environment that doesn’t really exist. It requires creative vision and technical expertise,” said Cece Wheeler, Art Professor and Visual Arts Department Head.

Wheeler is excited about presenting this third exhibit since the gallery’s opening last spring. “Exhibiting art and learning skills in presentation are necessary components of an art education. Public openings draw the community to the college and engage them with the students and the art programs,” she said.

Thomas Nelson’s Visual Arts Gallery was established to support the curriculums of three art programs – Fine Arts, Computer Arts and Photography. The gallery serves to establish an art presence not only on campus but also in the community. With the capability of displaying 2D, 3D and multimedia art as well as large student-produced mural canvases, the gallery offers routine interactive exhibits.

For more information about the Nov. 6 event, contact the Office of Public Relations and Marketing, at 825-2725.


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