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Feast Upon TCC Faculty Art Exhibition

Feast Upon TCC Faculty Art Exhibition

By Betsy DiJulio   Like an all-you-can-eat buffet, large group exhibitions are nothing if not diverse, especially non-juried ones.  Some of the offerings are tantalizing, even if not everyone’s taste, some have broad popular appeal, and some are easy to walk past, if not consciously avoid. The current faculty exhibition at TCC is no different. 

Emerging Virginia Artists

By Betsy DiJulio   Next provides a platform for 10 Commonwealth-connected “emerging” artists to share their latest work; exciting for them and important for their artistic careers.  While I’m not completely certain that the show completely delivers on Pfac’s self-proclaimed “peek into what’s next in art”—quite a lofty and prophetic goal—it certainly provides a glimpse

Changing Appalachia Debunks Stereotypes

By Betsy DiJulio Appalachian hillbillies?  Not so much. Charged with debunking stereotypes of the people of Appalachia as backwards, poor, unsophisticated, and worse, Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center (PACC) curator Gayle Paul traveled 1,800 miles in just six days to gather, pack and transport objects that would make the case. Guest curators, Dr. Jean Haskell

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