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APSU Art Exhibit to examine aesthetics of Urban Landscapes

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The images – crumbling brick walls, rusty chain link fences, broken vending machines – depict an urban landscape weathered by the repetition of life. The objects have decayed because of their ceaseless interaction with the ever-moving world around them.

Beginning November 7th, Clarksville residents will get to explore the intimacy of these images with a new photography exhibit, “The Urban Landscape: In and Out of the Margins,” which opens with a reception at 7:00pm in the Austin Peay State University Trahern Gallery. The exhibit, featuring works by such photographers as William Eggleston, Huger Foote, David Leonard and Vesna Pavlovi?, runs through November 23rd.

The Urban Landscape exhibit

The Urban Landscape exhibit

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APSU presents special ‘Landscape in Art and Music’ on March 28th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For centuries, artists and musicians have found inspiration in landscapes. Maybe it’s the serenity of a sunset over a wooded hill or the danger implied by looming dark mountains that speaks to them on a visceral level. Whatever the cause, creative giants such as the artist Pablo Picasso and the composer Robert Schumann have evoked the earth’s vast and unfathomable settings for some of their greatest works.

On March 28th, Austin Peay State University will host a special program, “Landscape in Art and Music: Small Art Works on Paper with Music for Small Ensembles,” that will fuse together these two art forms. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:00pm with a gallery viewing and a concert to follow at 7:30pm in the Music/Mass Communication Building. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Media Artist Kanarek to Talk at APSU on November 22nd

 

Clarksville, TN – The new media artist Yael Kanarek spent much of her childhood in Israel, where she witnessed first hand the challenges and conflicts that arise from a multicultural and multilingual society. In that ancient land, ambiguous and contradictory narratives violently divided and sometimes bond people together.

Her experiences in Israel went on to inform her works of art, which, according to her website, “nurse the philosophical boundaries of the political and spiritual; artistic and scientific, private and universal; horizontal and vertical.” She has exhibited her work internationally, including at the prestigious 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York City.  «Read the rest of this article»

 


First Thursday ArtWalk

 

Clarksville, TN – You’re invited to join the merchants of Historic Downtown Clarksville for The monthly Art Walk, on November 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Kendall Welsh from ARTifacts sent us this information about October’s artistic extravaganza.

ARTifacts, Art & Antique EmporiumARTifacts Emporium is featuring the artistry of Rachel Ison & Patty Stinnett.  When asked about her jewelry, Rachel Ison says, “I enjoy working with a variety of mediums my favorite, by far, is wire.  Bending, shaping and showcasing stones with wire to create one-of-a kind pieces adds to the happiness of my life.

Patty says, “Decorating at our home has always involved using antiques and vintage items. Family influence could be a factor in my choices for my parents and grandparents also appreciated and used vintage things. Now that I have retired from teaching I have time to try a new venture of selling some of the things I have found in my treasure hunts.” «Read the rest of this article»

 

Acclaimed photographer to speak at APSU

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Known for creating oversized, staged photographs, Adi Nes will speak about his photography at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 28th in the Trahern Building.

The talk is free and open to the public.

His images deal with themes of humanity and masculinity while investigating elements of Israeli identity, such as militarism, religion, ethnic groups and the tension between the center and the periphery. Nes often gleans ideas from mythology, art history and the history of photography. «Read the rest of this article»

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Acclaimed photographer Adi Nes to speak at APSU

 

The APSU Department of Art LogoClarksville, TN – Known for creating oversized, staged photographs, Adi Nes will speak about his photography at 7:00pm, Thursday, October 28th in the Trahern Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

His images deal with themes of humanity and masculinity while investigating elements of Israeli identity, such as militarism, religion, ethnic groups and the tension between the center and the periphery. Nes often gleans ideas from mythology, art history and the history of photography.

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New gallery exhibits APSU student artwork

 

Austin Peay State UniversityA new exhibition of Austin Peay State University student artwork is opening this month in the University’s newest gallery space.
 
The U.C. Student Gallery, in an alcove on the third floor of the Morgan University Center, was developed this summer to provide APSU students with a space to show their work. The gallery will be run by the Student Art League and have shows throughout the year.

The space officially opens at 3:30pm on September 8th, with a reception for the gallery’s first exhibit, “Abstract Painting: Student Work from the Topics in Studio Arts Course.” The show runs through September 30th, with paintings by students who took APSU assistant professor of art Warren Greene’s abstract painting class this summer.

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

Austin Peay State University Morgan University Center

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Manifold Exhibit at APSU Examines Fragments of Human Body

 

“There are no fingernails in this exhibition, but there is hair, and blood and a single pearly tooth,” Billy Renkl, APSU professor of art, proclaimed in his essay on the new Manifold Exhibition, opening September 7th at the Trahern Gallery.

And indeed there are many macabre elements in this show, such as Laura Splan’s paintings made with her own blood or Tim Pietrzak’s wisdom tooth set within a ring. But the exhibit, which runs through October 1st, asks a larger question about the divisibility of the human body.

“Each of these artists considers the human body as a set of fragments, though our every biological impulse is to keep the body intact,” Renkl wrote. “What does it mean, as an artist, to do the very thing that we try most, in life, to avoid?” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Artist Greene Opens “Dermabrasion” Exhibit at Trahern Gallery

 

Austin Peay State University LogoWarren Greene, assistant professor of art and Trahern Gallery director at Austin Peay State University, has a conflicted relationship with Tennessee’s rural countryside. Specifically, he’s troubled by the land’s indifferent nature.

“I’m curious about the ideas and emotions this landscape doesn’t care about, but is necessarily shaped by – both literally and figuratively,” he said. “This ambivalence hurts my ego because it ignores the language that it has become in my mind.”

This is what the artist ponders as he touches his brush to a canvas. The works he’s created through this contemplation will be on display this month with the Trahern Gallery’s new show “Dermabrasion: Exhibition of Works by Warren Greene.”

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Exhibit highlights esteemed photography collection donated to APSU

 

The exhibit “Modern Light: Selections from the Jim and Nan Robertson Photography Collection,”  opened in the Trahern Gallery at APSU on Oct. 5th, and will run through Oct. 28th.

Austin Peay State University LogoIn the late 1970s, some of the world’s top photographers made their way to a small art gallery in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Luminaries in this field, such as Bill Brandt and Bruce Barnbaum, displayed their work at the Fifth Avenue Gallery of Photography, located in the heart of the city’s art district. Sometimes, they left a few prints behind as a gift to gallery owner Jim Robertson.

Those photos joined an already impressive collection owned by Jim and his wife Nan. When the couple later moved to Dover, Tenn., the works decorated the walls of their home. But after years of privately enjoying these photographs, the Robertsons made a surprising decision. One afternoon last spring, Jim picked up the telephone and called Austin Peay State University.

APSU President Tim Hall with Jim and Nan Robertson

APSU President Tim Hall with Jim and Nan Robertson at the opening reception

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