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Former APSU professor Olen Bryant passes away

 

Olen BryantCottontown, TN – On July 11th, 2017, retired Austin Peay State University professor Olen Bryant passed away at Oak Hill Assisted Living at the age of 90.

Bryant graduated from Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky in 1950 and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, Michigan in 1954.

He also studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Institute in the Visual Arts in American Culture at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum in 1967.

Bryant taught art from 1958 – 1991 spending twenty-seven years as Professor of Art and Chair of the Sculpture and Ceramics Department at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was listed in Who’s Who in American Art in 1966.

Olen Bryant

Olen Bryant

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum and Cultural Center Showcases Sculptor Olen Bryant

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Through October 16th, the Orgain and Bruner Galleries of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center greet museum visitors with gentle faces of wood and ceramic. Olen Bryant: Tennessee Treasure celebrates the region’s favorite artists with an exhibition of thirty-one works.

Coming from private collectors as well as the Customs House’s own permanent collection, the show features delicate women from the 1950s to a large ironing board figure created in 2004.

Olen Bryant - Untitled Angel

Olen Bryant – Untitled Angel

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held October 3rd

 

Clarksville's First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – The October Art Walk will be held October 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the shops and galleries on Public Square, Franklin Street, and Strawberry Alley.

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. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to be held September 5th

 

Clarksville's 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.

September Art Walk To Be Held on September 5th
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Tennessee artist Olen Bryant to be honored at Sunday’s Austin Peay State University’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts’ annual CECA Ovation Awards

 

APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative ArtsClarksville, TN – For decades, artist and Austin Peay State University emeritus professor Olen Bryant has inspired students and community members through his patient demeanor and innovative sculptural works. His reputation as an artist was solidified locally in the early 1980s when his piece, “The Sentinel,” was unveiled as a permanent, public art installation in the center of the APSU campus.

But at 2:00pm on March 4th, the University will again recognize him when he is named the recipient of this year’s George Mabry Award, presented during the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts’ annual Ovation Awards Ceremony at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center auditorium. «Read the rest of this article»

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