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Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome award-winning senior matte painter & environment designer, Heather Abels, to Austin Peay State University.
“Abels is a Clarksville resident and friend of the APSU Department of Art + Design who works with major film, TV and animation studios such as Walt Disney Animation Studios, Rhythm and Hues and Nemesis Collective,” Michael Dickins, chair of the Visiting Artist Speaker Committee, said.
“She is credited on such films and TV series as ‘Frozen II,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ and ‘Moana.’ We are really excited for her visit as she will give an artist lecture on her creative practice and her life and career as a sought after, award-winning, Hollywood matte painter,” stated Dickins.
Abels’ lecture – which is free and open to the public – is at 6:00pm Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 in the Trahern Theatre, located in the Trahern building at Austin Peay State University. All ages are welcome.
For more on Heather Abels and her work, visit www.heatherabels.com.
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‘The Vagina Monologues’ to raise money for sexual assault center
The Austin Peay State University Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the APSU Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will host the 19th annual production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues,” at 7:00pm on February 26th and February 28th, in the University’s Clement Auditorium.
The annual production is part of the international VDAY campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and girls and money to fund agencies that support survivors of interpersonal violence.
The money raised from the two performances will be donated to Clarksville’s Sexual Assault Center and the Legal Aid of Middle Tennessee.
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Basketball-focused ‘Spectacle’ exhibit opens
The New Gallery at Austin Peay State University, with support from The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Spectacle to continue an exciting 2019-2020 exhibition season.
“Spectacle is an exhibition that combines basketball and visual culture. It’s a three-person show that features the work of Brandon Donahue, Vesna Pavlović and Chris Boyd Taylor,” Michael Dickins, curator and director of The New Gallery, said.
A reception is scheduled from noon to 1:00pm on March 19th with a brief gallery talk by the curator and artists at 12:15pm.
All events are free and open to the public.
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APSU Govs men’s basketball finishes against Morehead, Murray
The Governors lost a heartbreaker to Eastern Illinois on Saturday and are looking to rebound when they host Morehead State for Senior Night on Thursday, February 27th, at the Winfield Dunn Center. The game will tip off following the women’s game, which starts at 5:30pm. The women also lost a heartbreaker to Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
The men’s team is tied for first in the Ohio Valley Conference with Belmont and Murray State, who the Govs play in Murray, Kentucky, at 7:00pm Saturday, February 29th. The women also finish at Murray at 5:00pm Saturday, February 29th.
For more, go to www.letsgopeay.com.
Get your taxes done for free
Austin Peay State University’s College of Business is looking to ease some of that stress by providing free tax preparation through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program is open to anyone with an annual income of $56,000 or less, individuals with disabilities or Spanish speakers with limited English skills.
For the last three years, Austin Peay State University has offered the VITA program as part of a service-learning course that provides an important community service while also giving APSU accounting students practical, real-world experience. The students in Business Professor Jennifer Thayer’s class are all IRS-certified volunteers who spent the winter months preparing for the VITA program.
The VITA program has 31 student volunteers ready to serve members of the community at 322 Home Avenue, home of the APSU Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement. Appointments can be made by calling 931.221.6590, but walk-ins are welcome. Students will offer tax preparation from 1:00pm-7:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays. The VITA program will remain open (except for the week of March 8th-14th, which is spring break) until the final tax-filing day on April 15th.
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