The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to welcome CG Modeler Colie Wertz to the campus of Austin Peay State University for a visiting artist lecture. Wertz’s lecture will kick off this semester’s portion of a very exciting 2016-2017 season of the Department of Art and Design’s Visiting Artist Speaker Series.
Colie Wertz is an artist living in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to his Concept Art and Illustration endeavors, Colie has 20+ years of experience in the Visual Effects industry as a CG modeler, painter, matte painter, compositor, and technical director. He has been credited on many films such as: the Star Wars prequels, Transformers, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and more.
Wertz attended Clemson University in South Carolina and graduated with a degree in Architectural Design. His main interests are: industrial, architectural, urban, and transportation design; and continues to employ new technologies and techniques to further his communication skills. He is currently exploring 3D printing and Virtual Reality for idea realization.
The lecture will take place Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Trahern 401. With support from the 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.
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.