Visual Arts Black History Month Events | Thomas Nelson Community College

Visual Arts Black History Month Events

January 29, 2019

Exhibit in Visual Arts Gallery, Templin Hall

January 27 – February 28

Featuring: Peter Giscombe A Question of Place: Prints, Painting and Drawings

Opening Reception & Artist Talk – Feb. 7, 4 p.m. 

This gallery exhibit introduces Thomas Nelson art students and the College community to significant African American artists in our region. In addition to the gallery exhibition, Giscombe will provide a presentation about his work, process and inspiration.


Documentary Screening and Panel Talk, Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall

Bayshore Beach: The Forgotten Line in the Sand

February 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

Bayshore Beach: The Forgotten Line in the Sand is a student-generated documentary that celebrates  the indelible mark that Hampton’s Bay Shore Beach, a segregated African American beach, left on the lives of those who benefited from its existence.  The hotel and resort, operated and owned by black Americans from 1898-1970’s, was a nationally-renowned vacation destination for African Americans.  Against the backdrop of segregation, Bay Shore Beach provided respite for black Americans who were not allowed on “white only” beaches. 

The documentary showcases interviews with those who vacationed at the resort as well as several who worked or entertained at the resort before it was destroyed by a hurricane and never rebuilt.

Sponsored by the art department and the Cultural Affairs Committee, the Bayshore Beach project features a short documentary created by students in the new digital video certificate program.