Design students showcasing their work they created for real-world clients @ the APSU Student High Impact Showcase 2016
Sara Straussberger is a Bachelor of Fine Arts student in the Department of Art and Design and a Philosophical Studies minor at Austin Peay State University. Emergence is her senior thesis exhibition. This body of work includes photographs of constructed landscapes. The artist’s process transforms banal objects that would typically occupy a space of only two or three feet into vast natural landscapes. These objects no longer exist in an environment—they become the environment.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will welcome award-winning graphic designer Mitch Goldstein to campus for student workshops and a visiting artist lecture this Thursday. Goldstein’s lecture will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, in Trahern 401, and it will continue the department’s 2016-2017 Visiting Artist Speaker Series.
Goldstein is an artist and designer based in upstate New York, where he teaches in the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. Goldstein’s work combines a wide variety of digital and analog materials and methods, such as wet darkroom photography, laser cutting, digital imaging, printmaking, sculpture and 3D printing.
Working in collaboration with his wife and partner, Anne Jordan, Goldstein has created several award-winning book cover designs, including awards from Print, Graphis, Design Observer, CommArts, HOW, Type Director’s Club, the University & College Designers Association, the Association of American University Presses and others.
With support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, all Art and Design events are free and open to the public. For more information on this lecture, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at email@example.com.
Topography curated by Sara Straussberger opens on Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 in the Mabel Larson Gallery
The Department of Art and Design is pleased to announce its newest exhibition Topography: Exploring Dimensionality in the Jim and Nan Robertson Photography Collection. The exhibition, curated by Jewel Birdsong Scholarship and Presidential Grant recipient Sara Straussberger, will be on display in the Mabel Larson Gallery in the Harned Building through March 2017.
This exhibit features images from the Jim and Nan Robertson Photography Collection that were curated to showcase the wide range of subject matter and formal qualities of the photography collection. The subject matter ranges from undulating shapes of sand dunes to the contours of the human figure to rich architectural surfaces. The formal qualities include: detailed visual textures (such as peeling paint to smooth metal silos), both visual and implied line, strong value ranges, and crisp print quality.
The Jim and Nan Robertson Photography Collection consists of over 350 images made by 19th and 20th century photographers. Originally displayed in the Robertson’s 5th Avenue Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona between 1979 – 1981, these photographs were generously donated to the Austin Peay State University Permanent Art Collection upon Jim and Nan Robertson’s relocation to nearby Dover, TN.
Sara Straussberger is a BFA student in the Department of Art and Design and a philosophical studies minor. The Jewel Birdsong Scholarship is a curatorial scholarship that allows a select student the distinct privilege of working directly with the APSU Permanent Art Collection to curate and install a dynamic and engaging exhibition in the Mabel Larson Gallery.
The Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship is curatorial scholarship that allows a select student the distinct privilege of working directly with the Austin Peay University Art Collection to curate and install a dynamic and engaging exhibition in the Mabel Larson Gallery.
A reception and brief curator’s talk, by Ms. Straussberger, will take place in the Mabel Larson Gallery this Thursday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. The Mabel Larson Gallery is located on the bottom floor of Harned Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For more information on this event or the University Art Collection, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.