Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), welcomes artist Carla Repice to campus for a one-on-one conversation with Gallery Director Michael Dickins at 6:00pm Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at the Barbara Beach Gallery.
“Instead of hosting our usual artist lecture on creative practice, I will be in conversation with Carla regarding her body of work on display, titled The White Problem,” Dickins said. “This will be a one-on-one conversation that is open to the public and open to public discussion.
“This work is powerful, and I’m glad that we were able to partner with COOP Gallery in Nashville to be able to extend the conversation. After leaving APSU, The White Problem will be on display at the COOP Gallery during the month of February. COOP is Nashville’s longest established, artist-run project space and curatorial collective that was established in 2010.”
The exhibit is open throughout the week in the Barbara Beach Gallery on the second floor of the Art + Design building. All events are free and open to the public.
The Barbara Beach Gallery is open 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. The gallery is closed on weekends and holidays, and it follows the University’s academic calendar.
For more about the exhibit, go to https://www.apsu.edu/news/january-2020-repice-lecture.php.
Govs basketball hosts SIUE, Eastern Illinois
The SIU Edwardsville Cougars visit Austin Peay State University to play the men and women on Thursday, January 30th. The women’s game tips at 5:30pm. The men’s game follows.
The Eastern Illinois Panthers visit on Saturday, February 1st. The women’s game tips at 1:30pm. The men’s game follows.
For more Govs athletics, visit www.letsgopeay.com.
Registration for Community School of the Arts ends Saturday
Registration for the APSU Community School of the Arts spring classes ends on Saturday, February 1st.
CSA courses are skill-based, allowing students to focus on personal goals. Without competition or the pressure to perform, students can enjoy a relaxed environment while still learning from the experts.
CSA Spring 2020 classes include:
- Advanced Ceramics.
- Art for Teens.
- Art for Children.
- Mindful Art (for fifth-eighth grades).
- Digital Photography.
- The Short Film.
- Beginning Knitting.
- Beginning Guitar.
- Beginning Ukulele.
- Expression Through Dance I and II.
- Creative Writing for Military and Families.
To learn more and register for courses, visit the CSA’s website at www.apsu.edu/csa or contact Dickins by phone at 931.221.7034, or by email at .
Nominations for the 2020 Ovation Awards accepted through Saturday
Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Ovation Awards, presented by the Advisory Board of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA, or “seek-ah”).
The Ovation Awards will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, March 29th, 2020 in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. For the third year in a row, the awards will be presented in a showcase-style event featuring a variety of performances from both Austin Peay and community arts groups.
The nominees must have made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. Anyone can submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted through Saturday, February 1st, 2020.
The award categories in which nominations are sought are:
- Individual Artist: A living Tennessee artist, active in the field of literature, visual arts, performing arts, music, folk arts, architecture or design, who lives or lived in Montgomery County.
- Community: A Clarksville-Montgomery County community organization or institution with an outstanding arts-based community program or project. Schools and the school district are not eligible in this category.
- Business: A business or corporation that has made a significant contribution to support arts and culture in Montgomery County. Government agencies are not eligible
- Young Artist: A current high school student in Clarksville-Montgomery County who has shown exceptional dedication, skill and talent in visual art, dance performance, theatre performance, instrumental music, vocal performance or creative writing. Six winners will be selected, not specific to disciplines. Winners will receive a $75 cash prize and will be strongly considered when applying for one of two annual $1,000 endowed arts scholarships at APSU, established by the CECA Advisory Board.
The Ovation Awards also include The George Mabry Award. Nominees for this honor come from the CECA Advisory Board. The Mabry Award recognizes a living Tennessean who has made a significant impact on arts and culture in Montgomery County through philanthropy, leadership or direct involvement, or a Tennessee individual who has advanced arts and culture through innovative work in creating or supporting the arts in Montgomery County.
To make a nomination for the 2020 Ovation Awards, visit www.apsu.edu/ceca/ovation to fill out an online nomination form or download a printable form. For more information on the nomination process or the Ovation Awards, contact CECA at 931. 221.7876.
Jiha Moon: Rooted exhibit continues in The New Gallery
Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, begins the Spring semester of its exciting 2019-2020 exhibition season with Jiha Moon: Rooted.
The exhibit is open through February 14th at The New Gallery in the Art + Design Building on the APSU campus. Moon will give a public lecture at 6:00pm on February 5th in the building’s Heydel Hall. There will be a reception from noon-1:00pm the following day, February 6th, and a gallery talk with Moon beginning at 12:30pm. All events are free and open to the public.
For more about the exhibit, visit https://www.apsu.edu/news/january-2020-moon-exhibit.php.
Other Austin Peay happenings this week:
- This week’s #adulting workshop explores how to iron, at noon Tuesday, January 28th, at the Morgan University Center Einstein Bros. Bagels stage. For more, click here.
- G1Gov First Generation Celebration & Banner Reveal is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 30th, at the MUC Lobby. For more, click here.
- Learn more about military internship stipends at noon and 6 p.m. Thursday, January 30th, at the Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell. For more, click here.
- For more campus events, click here.