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Austin Peay State University Design Center Students Present 2013 Rivers & Spires Poster Concepts tonight


Rivers and Spires Festival 2012Clarksville, TN – Tonight, February 20th at 7:00pm, students in this semester’s Design Center class at Austin Peay State University will be presenting their concepts for the 2013 Rivers & Spires Festival poster at a reception held in the Trahern Building Gallery. The public is welcome to attend the event.

The class, under the direction of Assistant Professor Mark DeYoung, began working on the project in January. Representatives from the Festival met with the students and presented the ideas and look they wanted captured in the final piece of artwork.

The students were given the task to each come up with concepts which would be critiqued, edited and then submitted as final designs to be judged by a committee of Rivers & Spires officials. These pieces of artwork will be on display in the gallery from February 20th through February 24th.

“Working with the Design Center students was a new process for us this year, and it has worked out very well. We were very pleased with the quality of work we received and are looking forward to pursuing this project with them again next year,” said Festival director, Doug Barber.

The whole process took four weeks and the top three selections were made in early February. The final winner will be announced before the end of March. The selected piece will be used in the 2013 Festival poster as well as fliers, marketing material and other printed collateral.

Members of the class who submitted artwork are Theresa Biermann, Lucas Freeze, Steven Lafferty, Susan Liberatore, Briana MacArthur, Oscar Quintanilla, and Danielle Spoon.

About the Rivers & Spires Festival

The 10th annual Rivers & Spires Festival will be held April 19th-21st, 2012 in Downtown Clarksville. This event has six stages of entertainment with over 100 entertainers performing all three days. From children’s activities, arts & crafts, car shows, military exhibits, jazz and wine, shopping and so much more this is truly an event for the whole family. Admission to the festival is free including all games, activities and concerts.

For more information about Rivers & Spires contact Doug Barber at 931.245.4344 or e-mail or visit us at




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