Topic: Billy Renkl
Clarksville, TN – Malcolm Glass, the local award-winning poet andemeritus professor of English, can’t seem to keep his creative side in check. A few years ago, he took up photography and created dazzling images that were displayed around town and in Nashville.
Then, in the spring of 2011, he decided to give drawing a go. That’s when he enrolled in APSU art professor Billy Renkl’s Drawing IV class at the University.
Clarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a five block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.
With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.
Austin Peay State University Art Department’s new “Living Gallery Space” program to turn APSU Campus into giant Art Exhibition Space
Clarksville, TN –’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»
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University had twenty faculty members chosen as awardees in the 2012 Summer Faculty Research Program (SRFP), which encourages the development of research/creative activity projects at the University.
The SFRP awards up to $5,000 for selected proposals by tenured or tenure-track faculty to develop a research or creative activity project that should place them in a better position to seek external funding.
Clarksville, TN – The Historic Downtown Clarksville Association (DCA), is proud to announce the First Thursday ArtWalk for March, 2012.
This months artwalk will be held on March 1st, 5:00pm until 8:00pm, and as always will be held in the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, Strawberry Alley, Main Street and Second Street. Participating merchants include The Framemaker, Ingredients, Rogate’s Boutique, ARTifacts, Hodgepodge, and many more.
As always, this is a free event so bring your family and friends downtown to the Artwalk.
The Downtown Clarksville Association proudly presents the First Thursday ArtWalk this THURSDAY, February 3rd, from 5:00pm TO 8:00pm
You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for the monthly Art Walk, on February 3rd, from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts sent us this information about April’s artistic extravaganza. Participating merchants include The Downtown Gallery, The Downtown Artist Co-op, ARTifacts Emporium, The Frammaker, Hodgepodge, Ingredients, The , Rogates Boutique, and Visions Metaphysical Boutique. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Legal documents, such as old, notarized deeds of trust, aren’t usually considered poetic or offer much in the way of aesthetics. The crinkled, yellow pages provide straightforward information about who owns what and where.
But artist and «Read the rest of this article»drawing professor Billy Renkl views these old papers differently. He sees an entire world of deep, contradictory meanings arising when he uses the documents as a canvas for his pen and ink.
“There are no fingernails in this exhibition, but there is hair, and blood and a single pearly tooth,” Billy Renkl, APSU professor of art, proclaimed in his essay on the new Manifold Exhibition, opening September 7th at the Trahern Gallery.
And indeed there are many macabre elements in this show, such as Laura Splan’s paintings made with her own blood or Tim Pietrzak’s wisdom tooth set within a ring. But the exhibit, which runs through October 1st, asks a larger question about the divisibility of the human body.
“Each of these artists considers the human body as a set of fragments, though our every biological impulse is to keep the body intact,” Renkl wrote. “What does it mean, as an artist, to do the very thing that we try most, in life, to avoid?” «Read the rest of this article»
You’re invited to join the merchants offor The monthly Art Walk, on November 5th from 5 – 8 p.m.
The December First Thursday Art Walk is bigger than ever this month with exhibits from over 40 artists in 9 different venues, including the, and the brand new Austin Peay Downtown Art Gallery.
Come spend an delightful evening with many of the best artists in Clarksville-Montgomery County.
Kendall Welsh from ARTIfacts was kind enough to send us this information about December’s artistic extravaganza. «Read the rest of this article»
One of the reasonsopened a gallery in downtown Clarksville was to offer its department of art faculty with an off-campus venue to display their work.
A little less than a month after that space first opened, these professors are doing just that. At 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, the «Read the rest of this article»Faculty Exhibit opens with a reception to correspond with the First Thursday Art Walk through downtown Clarksville. The show runs through Dec. 31, with the gallery closed Dec. 24-26 for the holidays.
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