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Free Presentation: Art Professor Discusses Surrealist Works

October 31, 2018
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Got a thing for art? Fascinated by surrealism? Join Thomas Nelson Community College’s Janice Hathaway at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 for a Faculty Colloquium. The veteran art professor will explore her surrealist photo collages during a free one-hour presentation on the Hampton campus in Templin Hall, room 907.

Having created photo collages based on her photography for many years, Hathaway developed a unique method of working with Photoshop. She produces convincing surrealist landscapes that incorporate digital collage, masking and digital painting. Her photographs of small objects, flowers, leaves and backgrounds such as skies, beaches, water and skylines meld to become fanciful pieces that spark the imagination.

The artist will also show several works while discussing her artistic process. She is delighted to share share her insight. “I hope those attending will gain an understanding of how Photoshop can be used to create multi-image collage,” said Hathaway.

Hathaway began working as an established Surrealist in the late 1970s when she became a founding member of the Alabama Surrealist group. Her work has been featured in “The Loupe,” University of Alabama Art and Art History's newsletter.

In addition to being an educator, artist and photographer, Hathaway is graphic designer who began teaching graphic and media design at Thomas Nelson in 2008. She lived in Hawaii for 20 years and taught at Honolulu’s Kapi’olani Community College before moving to Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and photography from the University of Alabama. 

The Nov. 8 Faculty Colloquium is presented by Thomas Nelson’s Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences division. For more information, contact Dr. Clarence Hundley at (757) 825-2777 or