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Austin Peay State University to have Michelle Obama portrait artist Amy Sherald speak September 27th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome internationally known artist, Amy Sherald, to Austin Peay State University.

Known for her stylized portraits of African-Americans, in 2016, Sherald was the first woman to win the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition; an accompanying exhibition, The Outwin 2016, was on tour through August 2018.

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

Amy Sherald, who unveiled her Smithsonian-commissioned portrait of Michelle Obama in February, will give a free public lecture 7:30pm September 27th at Austin Peay. (Contributed)

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Principal with LA Philharmonic to visit Austin Peay State University as Acuff Chair for Clarinet Day

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will visit Austin Peay State University for the APSU Department of Music’s annual Clarinet Day celebration.

The day will consist of master classes, recitals, breakout sessions from regional clarinet professors and teachers, vendors with mouthpieces, reeds, music and instruments to try and a clarinet choir for all participants.

Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to visit Austin Peay State University.

Boris Allakhverdyan, principal clarinet in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to visit Austin Peay State University.

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Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery opens season with exhibit by APSU professor McLean Fahnestock

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, recently opened its 2018-19 exhibition season with “McLean Fahnestock: Undiscovered Country.”

Fahnestock is a media artist who works across modes of communication, from video and photographic images to sound, text and display.

McLean Fahnestock - Undiscovered Country

McLean Fahnestock – Undiscovered Country

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Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for Creative Arts to host “An Elegant Obsession” on September 7th

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – History and fantasy will collide into an evening of pure entertainment during the premiere performance of the musical drama, “An Elegant Obsession,” at 7:30pm on Friday, September 7th, 2018 in the Mabry Concert Hall.

This event will be hosted by the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), and guests with reserved seating may attend a formal reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm at 416 College Street on the night of the premiere.

“An Elegant Obsession,” to be held September 7th & 8th in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall.

“An Elegant Obsession,” to be held September 7th & 8th in the APSU Mabry Concert Hall.

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Clarksville, Austin Peay State University host 2018 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference

 

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Tennessee Arts Commission event draws arts leaders

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan welcomed more than 200 arts administrators, educators and artists from across Tennessee to Clarksville for two days of learning and sharing.

The Tennessee Arts Commission is presenting the 2018 Tennessee Arts & Arts Education Conference, Design Thinking: A Pathway to Innovation in the Arts.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, AHDC Director Ellen Kanervo and Anne Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, gathered Wednesday to greet an arts conference reception audience at the Customs House Museum.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, AHDC Director Ellen Kanervo and Anne Pope, executive director of the Tennessee Arts Commission, gathered Wednesday to greet an arts conference reception audience at the Customs House Museum.

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APSU Art + Design and CECA celebrate Acuff class with new exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts celebrate this year’s Acuff Chair of Excellence, Sonya Clark, with an exhibition of work created by students in the course, Measuring Histories.

The exhibition will be in The New Gallery for a one-day only event, opening on May 2nd, 2018 from 9:00am–5:00pm. The exhibit will reopen with a free public reception from 7:00pm-9:00pm, where Sonya Clark and student artists will be present.

Sonya Clark

Sonya Clark

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APSU’s CECA Announces 2018 Ovation Award winners and final program lineup

 

CECA Advisory BoardClarksville, TN – APSU President Alisa White and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) invite the entire community to the 2018 Ovation Awards, a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts.

The 2018 Ovation Awards will take place on Sunday, April 8th, at 2:00pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on APSU’s campus. The 2018 Ovation Award winners will be honored, and, in an exciting new format, the event will feature performances and artwork by a variety of arts groups from the community and APSU.

2018 Ovation Awards set for Sunday, April 8th.

2018 Ovation Awards set for Sunday, April 8th.

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Austin Peay State University CECA Announces 2018 Ovation Award winners and final program lineup

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN –  Austin Peay State University (APSU ) President Alisa White and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”) invite the entire community to the 2018 Ovation Awards, a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts.

The 2018 Ovation Awards will take place on Sunday, April 8th, at 2:00pm in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall on APSU’s campus. The 2018 Ovation Award winners will be honored, and, in an exciting new format, the event will feature performances and artwork by a variety of arts groups from the community and APSU.

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CMCSS and APSU Selected to Participate in Kennedy Center’s Partners In Education Program

 

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) and APSU’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) are among seven teams nationwide selected to join the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education, a program designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop or expand education partnerships with their local school systems.

A primary focus of these partnerships is to provide sustainable and robust arts-based professional development for teachers.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System student showing artwork.

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System student showing artwork.

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APSU Art + Design welcome visiting artist Dario Robleto on March 13th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome artist Dario Robleto to campus for a public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th, in Heydel Hall (Art + Design Room 120).

Robleto will be a guest artist, invited by the Acuff Chair of Excellence Sonya Clark. That Tuesday, before his lecture, he will meet with the students from Clark’s Acuff class.

Artist Dario Robleto go give public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th.

Artist Dario Robleto go give public lecture at 6:00pm, Tuesday, March 13th.

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