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Austin Peay State University’s Susan Bryant honors work of former students with new Reciprocity exhibit

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the fall of 1982, a 28-year-old photographer named Susan Bryant arrived at Austin Peay State University (APSU) as an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Art.

She was just a few years older than her students, but as she shared her passion for the art form with them, she inadvertently made several lifelong friends.

Reciprocity: 37 Years of APSU Student Photographers,” runs through September 13th.

Reciprocity: 37 Years of APSU Student Photographers,” runs through September 13th.

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Acuff Circle of Excellence announces Ovation Award winners

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – A major financial supporter of Austin Peay State University, whose contributions to the arts at the school, are legion. A founding member of the Downtown Artists Co-op and the Friends of Photography, who also is an accomplished artist.

A civic organization that keeps the Southern heritage of fiddling alive. And, a company that has consistently supported the arts, in addition to a multitude of other community endeavors for many years.

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Planters Bank to display Bulgarian Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode’s ‘Colorful Visions’ in October

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature works by Bulgarian artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode from Thursday, October 1st – Wednesday, November 4th. Georgieva-Gode works in colored pencils, oils, and oil pastels to create vibrant colorful images. She pays great attention to detail and enjoys experimenting with variety of techniques.

“I like surprising my viewers and myself with always producing something new, exciting and provocative,” she says. “Exploring my inner emotions while going through the metamorphosis of life is what inspires me as an artist. A lot of my works have deeper meaning and symbolism that go beyond the surface of the painting.”

Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode

Artist Dolly Georgieva-Gode

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Planters Bank to display Amber Wallace Mixed Media Americana in September

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature mixed media art by Amber Wallace from Thursday, September 3rd – Wednesday, September 30th.

Amber Wallace is an artist that likes to pay homage to the past. Her work is often executed on recycled/upcycled materials such as barn wood, vintage doors and windows, abandoned drawers and cutting boards, etc. By repurposing these materials, they are given a new life and new story, thus preserving a little piece of what came before us. Her work incorporates lots of color and texture, and she draws inspiration from nature, history, and from her little girl Posey.

Amber Wallace - Car

Amber Wallace – Car

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Planters Bank to showcase Watercolorist Patsy Sharpe in August

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature an exhibit titled “The Still Life” by Clarksville Artist Patsy Sharpe from Thursday, August 6th – Wednesday, September 30th.

Sharpe is an established painter, a Signature Tennessee Watercolor Society member, and member of many art organizations such as The Miniature Art Society of Florida, the Southern Watercolor Society, the Chestnut Group and the 2RiversPainters. She currently teaches art at Centerstone, as well as the occasional workshop, and heads the Region II Tennessee Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibition in Clarksville.

A Colorful Past by Patsy Sharpe.

A Colorful Past by Patsy Sharpe.

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Planters Bank to showcase Everyday Life’s Beauty in May Art Exhibit

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “A Wonderful World” by Franklin, Tennessee Artist Mike Moyers from Thursday, May 7th – Wednesday, June 3rd.

Moyers is a contemporary impressionist with a passion for expressing subjects of life and faith through art. Believing art to be a communion with the soul, Moyers strives to create pieces that touch people on a deeper level. Specializing in palette knife technique, he paints a diverse range of subjects from slice-of-life and plein air to conceptual and abstract.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

“A Wonderful World” by Artist Mike Moyers.

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Planters Bank to show Pen and Ink Drawings “Simple Tennessee Pleasures” by Janet Felts

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – The Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery will feature “Pen & Ink Drawings” showing simple pleasures in Tennessee by native Clarksvillian Janet Jones Felts from Thursday, April 2nd – Wednesday, May 6th.

Felts’ realistic reflections on life are revealed in the exhibit’s 12 black and white drawings. The display features three large drawings that reflect a youth’s investigations on the farm. Her drawings invite you to rediscover wooden scenes and country roads, along with other forgotten adventures.

Artwork by Janet Jones Felts.

Artwork by Janet Jones Felts.

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APSU’s Bryant explores “presence and absence” at new photography exhibit

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The image is hauntingly beautiful. Two old, weathered lawn chairs sit unused in a backyard. The black-and-white photograph speaks to the temporal nature of life, while also suggesting how photographer Susan Bryant, an Austin Peay State University professor of art, views the world.

“I’m drawn to subjects that are beautiful and that lend themselves to metaphor: the grace of a particular hand gesture, a lock of braided hair, a stack of suitcases,” she said.

Bryant’s photograph “Two Chairs”

Bryant’s photograph “Two Chairs”

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John McDonald, Artistic Director of the Roxy Regional Theatre

 
John McDonald at the 2010 Clarksville Writer's Conference

John McDonald at the 2010 Clarksville Writer's Conference

Luncheon speaker, John McDonald was introduced by Mary Nell Wooten as being a “visionary and playwright.” He was definitely both when together with Tom Thayer, they opened the Roxy Regional Theatre in 1983. The Roxy is Clarksville’s oldest professional theater, and home to the Roxy’s Professional Company that reaches thousands of school children each year.

Another of McDonald’s originations, the Summer Drama Camp, sponsored in conjunction with the Clarksville Department of Parks and Recreation,  and has been awarded the Ovation Award from the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts.

Who is the man behind the drive to bring drama to Middle Tennessee?

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