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APSU student Nicole Santoyo offers artistic take on “modern” life in the South

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Art can be seen as a window into the world, and Austin Peay State University art and biology double major Nicole Santoyo’s recent work has done that, offering a look into a familiar world through the lenses of an unfamiliar visitor.

Santoyo was awarded a 2015-16 Presidential Research Scholarship (PRS) for her presentation, titled “Southern Epic: Addressing Contemporary Tennessean Life,” a series of oil paintings addressing what she saw as a misrepresentation of the South; namely, a tendency to focus on presenting life in states like Tennessee as more idyllic and glamorous than the reality.

APSU student Nicole Santoyo

APSU student Nicole Santoyo

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APSU Graphic Design and Animation Students and Faculty to showcase new exhibit in Nashville

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The APSU Department of Art and Design will showcase the work of its students and faculty during April’s First Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville Tennessee.

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design will present the exhibition, “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery, in the heart of Nashville’s art district.

APSU Department of Art and Design will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery

APSU Department of Art and Design will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery

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Austin Peay State University art professor Paul Collins exhibits work in New York City

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Painting Center, an art gallery in New York City that is regularly mentioned in national publications such as The New Yorker and ArtForum, is hosting a solo exhibition this month of work by Paul Collins, Austin Peay State University associate professor of art.

The exhibit, titled “Into the Yellow Wood,” features a series of painted and collaged images that, according to the gallery, “examine the absurdity of the artist’s own unshakable romanticism. These works examine the construction of natural beauty under the scouring light of ecological Armageddon.”

Paul Collins - Saint Frozen

Paul Collins – Saint Frozen

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place August 6th, 2015

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-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.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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APSU students and faculty to be feature in new exhibit in Nashville

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will be showcasing the work of its students and faculty this Saturday, February 7th at the L Gallery, located in the heart of Nashville’s art district.

Titled “ALL IN: Students and Faculty Selections from APSU”, the exhibit will feature artwork by students in a number of disciplines, including Karlie Allen (graphic design), Amy Duncan (drawing), Amy Dean (ceramics), Laura Praseutkoun (photography) and Laura Ward (sculpture).

Photo by APSU's Laura Praseutkoun.

Photo by APSU’s Laura Praseutkoun.

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APSU Art Department to host Faculty Biennial exhibit in Trahern Gallery

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University art professors are often commended for inspiring students in their classrooms, but that type of praise can occasionally overshadow their skills as gifted, professional artists.

On August 25th, a new exhibit, “The Faculty Biennial,” in APSU’s Trahern Gallery will remind the community that high-caliber artists continue to work at the University.

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Andy Warhol Polaroid exhibit beginning March 6th

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – A rare exhibition of Andy Warhol’s photographic portraits will be held at the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center. Sessions with Andy: Warhol Photography from the University of South Carolina Upstate opens in the Kimbrough Gallery on March 6th.

Andy Warhol is best known for his Pop Art paintings of Campbell’s Soup cans and Marilyn Monroe.

Andy Warhol photo of Lauren Hutton.

Andy Warhol photo of Lauren Hutton.

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Austin Peay State University’s new exhibit showcases antiquated photography process

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The photographs in Frances Scully Osterman’s new exhibit, “Nature’s Second Course,” straddle the line between the macabre and the sensual.

The images show people sleeping, but they were created using the antiquated wet-collodion photography process, giving the black and white photos a ghostly quality.

Light Pours In

Light Pours In

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Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series: Art professor to present session this week

 

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

Paul Collins, gallery director and assistant professor of art, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, April 18th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. His lecture will be about the Living Gallery Program, an experimental approach in using arts exhibition programming to engage students.

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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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