Two Thomas Nelson Community College Visual Arts faculty members are currently exhibiting their work in national and regional exhibitions.
Peter Geiger, adjunct instructor in Fine Arts, has artwork included in the competitive New Waves 2018 exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach. His painting, “Atari,” was chosen by juror Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, who selected works from 30 artists out of the 378 artist submissions from throughout Virginia. The exhibit runs through August 19.
Professor Cece Wheeler’s work is part of a national photo exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery in NewYork City. Through March 31 the gallery is featuring the 20th Annual Krappy Kamera Competition, a nationally-recognized competition for artists who use alternative cameras in their work such as the holga, Diana or pinhole cameras. Wheeler’s work is included as part of a retrospective of those artists who received Best in Show awards during the past 19 years. Wheeler’s lith photogram “Rose” was awarded Best in Show during the competition’s second exhibition.
Myra Hafetz, co-chair of the popular and long-running competition explains, “It’s very important in this age of complicated electronics to be able to produce great photographs with very basic equipment. In the end, it's the eye of the photographer that's paramount."