Join the Department of Art & Design for our Fall Convocation on August 26 at 2:30

Austin Peay Art and Design Convocation

Please join us on Friday August 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Trahern Black Box Theatre (formerly the Trahern Gallery) for Art & Design’s Fall Convocation. Get updates on the new building and Trahern renovations, learn about recent curriculum changes, meet our new faculty, and eat free food.

Professor McLean Fahnestock included in several screenings and exhibitions in September

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Shedding Light

Co-Presented by Aurora Picture Show
and The Menil Collection

Wednesday, September 7, 7:30pm
Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098

In conjunction with the exhibition of Andy Warhol’s film,Sunset, Aurora Picture Show and The Menil Collection co-present this special program featuring a selection of rarely-seen historic and contemporary short films that focus on the Sun, light, color, reflection, refraction, and horizons. The program includes a range of works by François De Menil, John Cage and Richard Lippold, Jordan Belson, Stan Brakhage’s Comingled Containers, Ed Emshwiller, and contemporary media artists Semiconductor, Dennis Hlynsky, Kayla Parker, Michael Bell-Smith, and McLean Fahnestock.


Sound: An Exhibition of Sound Art

September 2 – November 22
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Flagler College
St. Augustine, Fl

“Sound” includes works by 17 artists from around the country who approach sound singularly, or as part of an interdisciplinary practice. Curated by artists Michael Dickins and Barry Jones and organized by Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., the exhibition will kick off with a walk-through on Friday, Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The artists included in the exhibition are Phillip Andrew Lewis, Olivia Block, Curt Cloning, McLean Fahnestock, Josh Gumiela, Brian Harnetty, Morgan Higby-Flowers, Aaron Hutchinson, Peter Kay, Kris Neely with Lynn Rhodes, Will Owen, Greg Pond and Jesse Thompson, Matt Roberts, Steve Roden, Jason Sloan, and Nathan Wolek.

Click here for more information


On Our Terms

September 2 – 29
VAE, Raleigh, NC

Opening Reception : September 2

For the month of September, VAE is offering our Main Gallery space as a platform to promote video artists! The goals of the exhibit include exposing the Triangle to a wider range of video work, helping the public to understand how to purchase and collect video work, and to strengthen VAE’s connection with video artists.

The Department of Art & Design is thrilled to welcome two new tenure track faculty members this year

The Department of Art & Design at Austin Peay is pleased to welcome Assistant Professor McLean Fahnestock and Assistant Professor Patrick Vincent.


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McLean Fahnestock is a media artist who works in video, sound, sculpture, and digital collage. McLean reclaims material from institutions, seeking out footage, images, and items that carry the weight and specificity of place and the trappings of exploration. McLean received a BFA from Middle Tennessee State University and MFA from California State University Long Beach. Her work has been exhibited and screened across the United States and Internationally at institutions such as the Black Mountain College Re{Happening}, North Carolina, Technisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria, The California Science Museum, Los Angeles, The British Library, London, and MOCA Hiroshima, Japan. Her work was included in a DVD compilation of short videos by the LA Film Forum. She was a finalist for a 2012 Vimeo Video Award and was named “Most Promising New Artist” at MADATAC 5, in Madrid, Spain.

www.mcleanfahnestock.com


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Patrick Vincent is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his M.F.A. from Arizona State University.  He has worked for the design/letterpress workspace Studio on Fire, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Pyracantha Press, and recently was Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Through books, printmaking, installation, and design, he creates original works of art as well as collaborates with individuals through print media.

http://www.twinbeepress.com

Artist Chris Taylor is on campus today installing his new permanent sculpture "Cardboard Kids" in front of the library.

Artist Chris Taylor is on campus today installing his new permanent sculpture "Cardboard Kids" in front of the library.

Art & Design faculty watch the last beam being installed on our new building at today's Topping Out ceremony

Art & Design faculty watch the last beam being installed on our new building at today's Topping Out ceremony

Professor Kell Black signs the final beam to be installed on the new art & design building.

Professor Kell Black signs the final beam to be installed on the new art & design building.

Professor Scott Raymond signs the final beam to be installed on the new art & design building.

Professor Scott Raymond signs the final beam to be installed on the new art & design building.

Professor Susan Bryant and art alum Greg Sand to speak at Cumberland Gallery

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From the Cumberland Gallery Web Site:

ARTIST TALK : Join us Saturday the 25th for an exclusive look at the work of two featured artists in the current exhibition Photography + Iterations. Based in Clarksville, photographer SUSAN BRYANT has long-explored photographic techniques both digital and traditional, while focusing on images related to travel and familiar objects and gestures innate to the human figure. She will discuss her technical process, inspiration, and experiences as a professional in the contemporary world of photography. Susan Bryant recieved her MFA from Indiana State University and has taught as a Professor of Photography for over thirty years at Austin Peay State University (APSU). See below for full resume and CV. GREG SAND, also from Tennessee, focuses his work on “memory, the passage of time, mortality, and the photographer’s role in shaping our experience of loss.” He often envisions and creates curious black & white environments in which figures are strangely missing where shadows appear. Greg will be delving into these elements along with his techniques and inspiration at the ARTIST TALK. A common theme you’ll notice in both Susan and Greg’s photographs is visual absence and its effect on a surrounding. Greg Sand recieved his BFA with honors and a concentration in Photography at APSU, where he learned from Susan Bryant and later assisted her in-studio. He has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the southeast, including several at Cumberland Gallery. See below for full resume and CV. We look forward to having both of these distinguished artists at the gallery and invite you to come hear more about them and their work. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Dr Tamara Smithers publishes exhibition review in SECAC journal

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Dr Tamara Smithers published a review of the exhibition “Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy” at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, TN in the Southeastern College Art Conference Review journal.

New building progress!

New building progress!

It's starting to look like a building out there. Above ground work on the Art & Design building is finally starting!

It's starting to look like a building out there. Above ground work on the Art & Design building is finally starting!

Art & Design students are in Italy studying ceramics with Professor Ken Shipley

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The Department of Art & Design featured in the latest issue of Austin Peay’s Alumni Magazine

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Art & Design is featured in the Program Spotlight feature. Their are also stories Art & Design Alumnus Gabi Bomar, Barry Williams, and Heather Walker.

You can view a digital version of the magazine here

The Framemaker presents “Name That Show!” by APSU Alumnus Chad Malone

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Name That Show!

Illustrations by Chad Malone

The Framemaker proudly presents work by Graphic Designer and Illustrator Chad Malone. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on May 5, 2016. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of May during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Chad Malone is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator who works primarily with digital illustration living in Nashville, Tenn. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Austin Peay State University in 2013. Malone is best known for his work with 20th Century Fox’s hit sitcom Arrested Development. In the same vein as his winning illustration for the cover of the sitcom’s fourth season, his exhibit Name That Show! features illustrations of characters from various television genres. Malone states, “Showing the smallest amount of identifiable features from each character’s appearance is what made my design for Arrested Development so attractive.  Minimally representing a persona by expressing quirks and mannerisms through just enough detail is the theme of my show.  I’ve chosen to pay tribute to my favorite T.V. addictions and am excited to see how many viewers can correctly guess the television show each piece represents.” For more information about the artist, visit his website at www.chadmalone.artapsu.com

 The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Georgia Street and Second Avenue.

The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present our APSU Graphic Design Senior Show 2016

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