Michael Dickins to Present a Lunchtime Lecture on October 29 at 12:30

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The Department of Art Presents “The Three Little Creatures”


“The Three Little Creatures” is an Animation Collaboration Between APSU Animation Students and Clarksville Academy 2nd Graders. There will be a screening in the Trahern Gallery on Tuesday October 21 at 1 pm.

Professor Billy Renkl Interviewed on the Auburn University Website


The interview can be read here.

More information about Professor Billy Renkl’s exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Art can be found here.

Professor Cindy Marsh Presents at MoMA PS1


Q&A  following her presentation on the artists’ books of Phil Zimmerman / “Furthering the Critical Dialogue”  session / the NY Art Book Fair — MoMA PS1 Sept 27, 2014

The Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at the Nashville Print Crawl


The Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection @ APSU will be participating in the 2014 Nashville Print Crawl. This is a great way to learn about the underground letterpress / silkscreen / printmaking movement that is thriving in Nashville. Free — open to all. For more information: http://k2forma.com/printcrawl.html or contact Cynthia Marsh marshc@apsu.edu.

Austin Peay College Art Day on Saturday October 25



Visit http://www.apsu.edu/art/college-art-day for more information and to register.

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will host College Art Day 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 25.  High school art students, art teachers and parents are invited to participate in this daylong exploration into college programs and careers in the visual arts.

Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a tour of department facilities, followed by a choice of creative workshops designed to give high school students a college-level studio experience. Sculpture professor Virginia Griswold will complete the morning activities with a guided tour of her solo exhibition, “Near Earth Objects.”

After a short break for lunch, high school students, teachers and parents are invited attend a panel discussion, “The Job Market for Art Graduates,” coordinated by APSU art alumni. College Art Day will finish with a portfolio review; members of the APSU art faculty will be available to review the work of individual high school students and to discuss various ways to prepare a college entrance portfolio.

Photographer José Galvez to Speak on October 7 in the Trahern Gallery


On October 7 at 11:10 am, famed photographer José Galvez will talk about his work in the Trahern Gallery.

For over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life.For José, photographing the lives of Latinos is not a one-time project or “current passion” but a lifelong
As an artist, he photographs nothing else. His personal history, love of family, and cultural knowledge enable him to pursue his work with a reverent understanding of the stories behind the images.

Reception for “Even When: Recent Works” by Professors Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl Oct. 2nd at the Customs House Museum

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The Goldsmith Press at Handmade & Bound



The Goldsmith Press and the APSU Printmaking Program will be present, printing, and showing-off their wares at the 4th Annual Handmade & Bound artists’ book and zine festival Sat. Oct 4th from 11AM — 4PM.

Handmade & Bound —the 4th Annual FREE, family-friendly celebration of all things print, paper & book will kick off Friday, October 3 at 5pm with the opening reception of “ oetry & Prints” a gallery exhibition showcasing the work of community members. Following the reception will be a screening of John Porcellino’s bio-doc, “Root, Hog, or Die” at 7pm. A Q & A with the artist will follow!

The festivities really get in full swing on Saturday, October 4 from 11am-4pm with our marketplace of artists’ books, zines, comics, handmade journals, demos and much, much more! Food trucks will be available and the gallery will be open.

All events take place at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Metrocenter. H&BN is funded in part by Metro Arts (Metro Nashville Arts Commission) and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and is hosted by Watkins Community Education Program and the Library at Watkins.

For more information visit www.handmadeboundnashville.com

Professor Suta Lee at the Framemaker


The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist Suta Lee. Suta Lee is an Associate Professor (Painting) at Austin Peay State University. Lee’s work has been featured in many prominent exhibition venues, including in the Frist Center in Nashville, Tenn., The Hubert Johnson Museum in Ithica, N.Y., the Mark Palmer Gallery in Paducah, Ky., California State University in Fullerton, Calif., the Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, Calif., the National Academy of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, and the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tenn.

This series of pastel paintings is based on photographs taken by the artist while traveling abroad. The work is an iteration of images captured through photography (light) and translated into pure pigment drawings (dust). The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 2, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

APSU Senior Art Exhibits Planned for Fall Semester


This fall, 15 young artists will bring their studies at Austin Peay State University to a close by hosting public exhibitions of the work they created for their senior thesis projects.

The students are enrolled in the senior thesis class, which requires students to present their work in a public setting to earn their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

The APSU Department of Art has scheduled these student art exhibitions in the Trahern Building on the main campus for this fall, and all shows are open to the public.

The seniors scheduled to present are the following:

• Sept. 22-25: Savanah Baggett, Trahern, 108.

• Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Krystal Lee, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 6-9: Courtney McWilliams, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 13-16: Jeffrey Horton, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 20-23: Mariah Hamm, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 27-30: Laura King, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 3-6: Stephanie Camfield, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 10-14: Victor Rodriguez, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 17-21: Alexander Wurts, Trahern 108.

• Dec.1-4: Jadie Binkley, Trahern 108

• Dec. 1-4: Graphic design group exhibit featuring work by Jana Gilbert, Brittanie Jackson, Allison Locher, Brooke McKee and Alysha Rush, Trahern Gallery.

For more information, contact Cindy Marsh, APSU professor of art and design, at marshc@apsu.edu.

Photo cutline: Students enrolled in APSU’s senior thesis class will host public exhibitions of their work this fall. (Photo by Kim Balevre/APSU)

The Department of Art Welcomes Artist Jonathan Brilliant for a Lecture and Artist Project


Jonathan Brilliant will be on campus October 6 – 10 creating a sculpture in the Trahern Lobby. He will give a public lecture on October 6 at 7 pm in Trahern 401.


Artist Bio:

Jonathan Brilliant was born in 1976 in Charleston, South Carolina. Brilliant holds a B.A. in studio art from the College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. He has exhibited his work in several group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has received numerous fellowships to artist residencies and communities including: McColl Center for Visual Art, The Ox-Bow school of Art, The Vermont Studio Center, The Penland School of Crafts, The Redux Contemporary Art Center, The University of Oklahoma, The University of Memphis, and The East/West Project in Berlin Germany. From May 2009-December 2010 he conducted his “Have Sticks Will Travel world Tour”. The tour was a marathon series of site-specific installations that took place in thirteen galleries in eighteen months, in three countries, on two continents. Brilliant is a recent recipient of an individual artist grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission 2011-2012 Visual Arts Fellow.

APSU To Host Screenings of ART21 – Art in the 21st Century


On Wednesday October 8 at 6 pm the Department of Art at APSU will host a free public screening of ART21 Season 7: Fiction in Trahern 401.

The Department has been selected to screen episodes of this amazing and award winning series before they air on PBS. Fiction features the work of Katharina Grosse, Joan Jonas, and Omer Fast.

There will be popcorn.

Exhibition in the Trahern Gallery Showcases Rare WWI German Photographs


The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are excited to present an exhibition of rare German photographs this fall to mark the centennial of the start of World War 1. German soldier Fritz Einstein took the photographs on three separate fronts during the war. The photos were discovered and extensively restored by Einstein’s son and Nashville resident Frank Einstein.

The exhibit will run from Sept. 22 to Oct. 17 in the Trahern Gallery, 380 Eighth Street, in Clarksville.

More than 50 photos have been curated from a collection of nearly 400 and will be exhibited at APSU. Together, these images give witness to the continuity of humanity in the face of war. These important photographs chronicle the everyday lives of German soldiers in the Eastern, Romanian and Western fronts from 1914 – 1918. Einstein discovered the photos after his father’s death, and he went on to spend hundreds of hours restoring the old pictures.

“Growing up in a Quaker family I didn’t think of my father as a soldier—although I knew that he had fought in the First World War,” Frank Einstein said. “I remember as a child looking through his wartime photographs, but I don’t remember ever talking about them. After my father’s death the photographs were scattered. When they resurfaced in the early 2000s the album pages had become detached and had to be carefully reassembled.

“The photographs show the progression of my father‘s feelings about the war, which is matched by the changing tone of the journals that he kept. The early ones from the Eastern front include many photos of his comrades, while the later photographs from the Western front include many showing the destruction that the war ravaged on the landscape in places like Paschendaele (site of the third battle of Ypres).”

In partnership with Clarksville’s First Thursday Artwalk, there will be a reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Trahern Gallery. In coordination with the University hosting the 30th Annual Ohio Valley History Conference (OVHC), the APSU Department of History will present a round-table discussion from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Oct. 17, in the Trahern Gallery. This discussion will feature presentations by some of APSU’s esteemed history professors who will speak about “The State of Research on World War I.” Both events will be open to the public.

For more information on this exhibition, which is free and open to the public, contact Michael Dickins, APSU gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.

Even When: Recent works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl at the Customs House Museum

“Gift Drawing #1: Blossom”, Billy Renkl and Susan Bryant, Ambrotype and Collage, 2014

“Gift Drawing #1: Blossom”, Billy Renkl and Susan Bryant, Ambrotype and Collage, 2014

Professors Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl will give a gallery tour at the Customs House Museum this Wednesday, September 17th at 12:15. They will be discussing their work in the current exhibit: Even When: Recent works by Susan Bryant and Billy Renkl. The event is free and open to the public.