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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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APSU Provost Lecture Series: Art professor Barry Jones to present Common Hope on September 26th

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University art professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.

Barry Jones, interim chair of the APSU Department of Art, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 26th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. His lecture will be about the “Common Hope” community art project he developed this year.

Barry Jones, APSU associate professor of art, works on his new “Common Hope” project. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Barry Jones, APSU associate professor of art, works on his new “Common Hope” project. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to exhibit newly donated folk art collection

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – In a small storage room in the basement of Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall, Marilyn Monroe is making things a bit awkward for President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jackie.

First off, the president and first lady are dressed formally, while Marilyn has opted to wear a red polka dot bikini. Then there’s that big smile of hers, which seems to mock the uncomfortable expression on Jackie’s face.

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

Two folk art sculptures that are part of the Crouch Folk Art Collection. (Photo by Beth Liggett/APSU)

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Austin Peay State University to host Duotone Art Exhibit November 19th

 

The APSU Department of Art LogoClarksville, TN – Beth Liggett is the official photographer for Austin Peay State University, a photojournalist and an editorial and lifestyle photographer based in Clarksville.

On November 19th, a new exhibit of her work, titled “Duotone,” will open at APSU in the Morgan University Center Pop-Up Gallery. Liggett has chosen works that express the duality of her professional and her artistic work for this show.

Beth Liggett Duotone art exhibit at APSU November 19th.

Beth Liggett Duotone art exhibit at APSU November 19th.

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Austin Peay State University to host Etcetera art exhibit October 8th

 

The APSU Department of Art LogoClarksville, TN – Artist Jennifer Oliphant wants to create a new appreciation for the beauty of everyday objects. That’s what she has in mind when she sets out to capture images with her camera.

“My inspiration for these projects comes from finding gratitude everyday,” she said. “In finding things to be grateful for, I also began to notice extreme beauty in objects that mostly go unnoticed. Details, not the whole, are what are important to me at this time in my life.” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU’s Goldsmith Press has several exhibits planned for this Fall

 

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The APSU Department of Art LogoClarksville, TN – For the last 15 years, the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University has helped preserve the great American tradition of letterpress printing. Students and community members are invited to use the collection’s hand-carved wood letters and antique printing presses to created broadsides and prints that express their personal opinions about contemporary issues. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University invites alumni and friends to Alumni University

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University alumni who would like to come back to campus to see all the many changes that have occurred in the years since they graduated are invited to Alumni University on Saturday, July 28th.

Alumni University also is open to friends and supporters of APSU. Cost is $30.00 per person or $45.00 per couple. Tuition includes all course offerings, activities, transportation, tours and meals during the event. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Art Department’s new “Living Gallery Space” program to turn APSU Campus into giant Art Exhibition Space

 

The APSU Department of Art LogoClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s premier art exhibition space, The Trahern Gallery, is often referred to as that “quiet little corner of campus.”

That’s about to change, as APSU’s art department is planning on a dynamic and transformative new program of studios and exhibitions that will transform the space and hopefully the way students have come to see art on campus. «Read the rest of this article»

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