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“Reality of College” collaborative project to be presented by APSU Students December 2nd

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – In a unique collaboration between Austin Peay State University students, members of the APSU Social and Political Narrative and Sociology Senior Capstone courses are exploring what it really costs to attend college.

Dubbed “At What Cost? — The Reality of a College Education,” the project represents the work between two groups of highly talented students exploring the high price of an education, and the price people pay financially, emotionally and physically. «Read the rest of this article»

 

APSU art patrons and artists celebrate at Acuff Circle of Excellence event at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Patrons of the arts at Austin Peay State University joined creators of art at a festive celebration at F&M Bank’s Franklin Room in downtown Clarksville last week.

The annual Soiree on Franklin, in its fifth year and sponsored by the Acuff Circle of Excellence board of directors, featured representations of all of APSU’s arts disciplines: music, dance and theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. This year’s theme, “Coming Home to the Arts,” was chosen to tie into the University’s Homecoming Week.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

Austin Peay students from the cast of the upcoming “Broadway on the Cumberland.” entertain at the 2014 Soiree on Franklin.

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APSU to Exhibit Art by Military Personnel and Veterans on November 13th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – John Edmondson Jr. served in the U.S. Navy for 26 years, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that his favorite film is the 1965 naval war movie “In Harm’s Way.”

What does surprise people is that Edmondson is a gifted artist, and now that he is retired, he’s harnessing that talent as a student in the Austin Peay State University Department of Art. One of his recent works is a painting of John Wayne, dressed as Captain Rockwell Torrey, from “In Harm’s Way.”

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

Exhibit showcasing our Veterans to be on display at APSU November 13th.

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Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery 108 to hold Art Exhibition for APSU student Victor Rodriguez November 11th-14th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Victor Rodriguez, graduating senior in the APSU Department of Art, will be exhibiting chapter one of his graphic novel inspired by comic books from Pop Culture for his BFA Degree Thesis Show.

The exhibition will run from November 11th – November 14th in Trahern Gallery 108. There will be a closing reception on Thursday November 13th from 5:00pm-8:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Academy second graders Stories Animated by APSU Art Students

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this week, a crowd gathered along the edges of a red carpet running through the lobby of the Austin Peay State University Trahern Building. They held up smartphone cameras and leaned over each other, trying to get a better view.

The whole thing felt a bit like an old Hollywood movie premiere, and that feeling only increased when, at 1:00pm, the doors opened and the students in Frances Traughber’s second grade class at Clarksville Academy shuffled down the carpet.

Austin Peay State University Animation Class

Austin Peay State University Animation Class

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Austin Peay State University Senior Art Exhibits planned for fall semester

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – This fall, 15 young artists will bring their studies at Austin Peay State University to a close by hosting public exhibitions of the work they created for their senior thesis projects.

Students enrolled in APSU’s senior thesis class will host public exhibitions of their work this fall. (Photo by Kim Balevre/APSU)

Students enrolled in APSU’s senior thesis class will host public exhibitions of their work this fall. (Photo by Kim Balevre/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to showcase rare WWI Photographs Exhibition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are excited to present an exhibition of rare German photographs this fall to mark the centennial of the start of World War 1.

German soldier Fritz Einstein took the photographs on three separate fronts during the war. The photos were discovered and extensively restored by Einstein’s son and Nashville resident Frank Einstein.

Exhibition at APSU showcases rare WWI photographs

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Austin Peay State University art students earn several awards and scholarships

 

Austin Peay State University Department of Art - APSUClarksville, TN – February turned out to be a good month for the Austin Peay State University Department of Art, with several students earning prestigious awards and scholarships.

Graphic design student Brooke Mckee was awarded a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) scholarship for winning a Design Center student competition to design the visual identity for TBR’s Critical Conversations Initiative. «Read the rest of this article»

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2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient Scott McCloud, noted Comic Book Artist and Theorist

 

Acuff Chair of ExcellenceClarksville, TN – In issue No. 6 of the comic book “Superman Adventures,” the story begins with the destruction of the city of Metropolis. It’s a stark opening, but then Scott McCloud, the author of that issue, does something ingenious with the narrative. He moves backward through time, taking the Man of Steel to the source of the disaster.

“Scott McCloud has got to be just about the smartest guy in comics,” Frank Miller, author of graphic novels “300” and “The Dark Knight Returns,” said.

Comic Book Artist Scott McCloud to be 2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence.

Comic Book Artist Scott McCloud to be 2014 APSU Acuff Chair of Excellence.

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APSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with “Migration is Beautiful” series

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Visual artist Favianna Rodriguez will visit Austin Peay State University this October and provide a presentation and poster design workshop as part of programming for Hispanic Heritage Month.

In preparation for her visit, students created several eye-catching posters that incorporated Rodriguez’s artwork. Students in APSU associate professor of art Mark DeYoung’s class, Design Center, created 19 posters.

Favianna Butterfly Wings

Favianna Butterfly Wings

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