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“The Last Picture Show” showing at The Centre through May 10


Halifax Community College Graphic Design students are presenting an art showing at The Centre now through early May. The exhibit is free and open to the public and features more than 90 pieces of work produced by current students.


The exhibit is titled "The Last Picture Show" since it was the last art show staged in Room 133. According to Advertising & Graphic Design Instructor Gloria Tysinger, the show bears the name of the 1971 feature film not only because it depicts loss, but also growth through transition to the future. “It seemed the appropriate name for this show,” Tysinger explained. The show opened in March in Room 133 and has now been moved to The Centre as an exhibit through May 10. The show is open for viewing from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.


Several students are featured in the show. Jeff Ellis, a freshman in Graphic Design, has around 12 pieces showcasing a variety of media. Also on display is a copy of his photograph, "A Fall Day." This work is one of two pieces chosen from HCC for the 2009 H. Martin Lancaster Community College Art Exhibition, which is displayed in the Caswell Building in downtown Raleigh.


Also, Kenneth Williams, Jr. has a significant portion of the show. He will graduate with a 4.0 grade point average in his Graphic Design certificate in May this year. He plans to complete the diploma and associate degree in advertising at HCC.



HCC Graphic Design students are presenting “The Last Picture Show” at the Centre. Shown is metal sculpture by HCC welding student Michael Cousins titled “Bones.”