Don't forget to check out Lindsey Bassett's senior exhibition in Gallery 108

Don't forget to check out Lindsey Bassett's senior exhibition in Gallery 108

The Department of Art and Design and CECA welcome Bryony Gomez-Palacio for a visiting artist lecture

The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to welcome visionary graphic designer, Bryony Gomez-Palacio, to the campus of Austin Peay State University for a visiting artist lecture. Palacio is a powerful and influential voice in the field of graphic design, and her talk will continue a very exciting 2016-2017 season of the Department of Art and Design’s Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

Born and raised in Mexico City, Bryony Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. She is the co-founder of UnderConsideration – a graphic design firm and publishing enterprises all rolled into one – where she manages the behind-the-scenes of the online network compromised of Brand New, FPO, Quipsologies, and The Art of the Menu. She is also co-founder and host of the Brand New Conference, and it’s European counter-part the Brand Nieuwe Conference. Brand New chronicles and provides opinions on corporate and brand identity work, covers redesigns and new designs of notable products, companies, services, and organizations across all industries and locations. She is also the co-founder of the Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness lecture series, where design and its production are always in question.

Palacio has co-authored five books with her husband and partner, Armin Vit—their most popular titles being Graphic Design, Referenced, the self-published Flaunt, and the made-to-order children’s book The Adventures of You and I. Bryony lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, two girls, two dogs, and a bearded dragon.

The lecture will take place Thursday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 303. 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 dickinsm@apsu.edu.

Professor McLean Fahnestock selected for the UMW Media Wall, a moving image exhibition space at the University of Mary Washington

More Info: http://www.umwmediawall.com

Have we mentioned that we are getting a new building? Well, we are. This is the "Living Gallery"

Have we mentioned that we are getting a new building? Well, we are. This is the "Living Gallery"

The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present Lindsey Bassett’s senior exhibition, “Topographies”

At 5:00 pm on March 27th, 2017, the Austin Peay State University Department of Art & Design will present Personal Topographies: A Senior Exhibition by Lindsey Bassett at the Trahern Gallery 108. Personal Topographies explores the connection between our bodies and the world around us, and highlights the similarities between the beauty of landscapes and the beauty of the unedited human body. Drawing inspiration from topographic maps of the Earth, the artist brings the visual element into the covers of hand-bound books. Light refreshments will be provided, and a talk from the artist will take place at 5:30 pm.

For more information, contact Lindsey Bassett at (615) 389-1177 or at lindseygrace.bassett@gmail.com.

Professor Billy Renkl is included in Collage Mashup at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois

Professor Billy Renkl is included in ‘Collage Mashup” at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois this month. The show opens on Friday, March 24 and runs through April 21. Works by Renkl and seven other collage artists will be featured. Pictured: Portrait of Saint Phocas the Gardener, collage with shellac, watercolor, bister, and conte.

The new student gallery.

The new student gallery.

APSU's Dept of Art & Design welcomes Sonya Clark for a visiting artist lecture this Wednesday March 15 at 7 pm in MUC 303 – the event is free and open to the public

APSU's Dept of Art & Design welcomes Sonya Clark for a visiting artist lecture this Wednesday March 15 at 7 pm in MUC 303 - the event is free and open to the public

Professor Virginia Griswold included in a two-person exhibition at The Neon Heater in Findlay, OH

“Honeycrisp” includes the work of Professor Griswold and April Camlin and will run from March 2 – 16, 2017.

About the gallery:

“The Neon Heater is a contemporary art gallery in Findlay, OH owned and curated by Ian Breidenbach and Emily Jay. It opened in November of 2012, and has monthly exhibitions with a curatorial focus on conceptual and installation based works, contemporary photography and painting trends, and video and new media.”

APSU Student Brittany Barger Wins Nashville Student Addy Award

On Tuesday, February 21, senior graphic design student, Brittany Barger, won a Gold award at the American Advertising Awards’ Student ADDY Competition. This yearly competition focuses on innovative and exciting creative work in the field of advertising. Brittany won for her package design for Bad Frog Beer. The new package featured a bright blue tree frog and electric blue typography paired with her original slogan: “Have a Hoppin’ Good Time”. The Student ADDY competition has three levels: Local, Regional, and National. Brittany’s Gold ADDY means that her design automatically progresses to the Regional level, where her work will go head to head with other students’ from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. We all wish her luck at the next level of competition and are proud to have her representing the Graphic Design program and the Department of Art + Design.

Ken and Melody Shipley present Atmospheres at the Framemaker

The Framemaker proudly presents photography by Ken and Melody Shipley. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on March 2, 2017. 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 March during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.).


Ken Shipley is Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University (APSU). He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Religious Studies and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. He has worked in ceramics and other media for over 30 years and began his career as an apprentice to both Charles Counts in Rising Fawn, Ga., and Bill Ashley in Chattanooga, Tenn. Ken has work in the permanent collections of the Shanghai Museum of Art and Fudan University, Shanghai, China. He also has work in the collections of AIR-Vallauris, Vallaruris, France, La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Certaldo, Italy and at Temple Barn Pottery, Welborne, Norfolk, U.K. and throughout the U.S.
 
Melody Shipley earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from APSU. Her work has had numerous collectors including the Shanghai Museum, and can currently be seen at Seasons: The Museum Store in Clarksville, Tenn., and in her home studio. 

She conducts regional workshops, such as at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, N.C., and in area public schools through the Artist in the Schools program and the Community School for the Arts at APSU.

 
Their photography exhibit entitled, “Atmospheres” reflects light, form, and color to portray a specific time and place. Many of these images were taken from the porches surrounding their rural home in Clarksville, Tenn.
The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.

The Department of Art & Design is pleased to welcome Sonya Clark for a visiting artist lecture on March 15.

The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to welcome award winning textile artist, Sonya Clark, to the campus of Austin Peay State University for a visiting artist lecture. Clark is known for using a variety of materials including human hair and combs to address race, culture, class, and history. Her talk will continue a very exciting 2016-2017 season of the Department of Art and Design’s Visiting Artist Speaker Series.

Sonya Clark has been Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia since 2006. Formerly she was Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and in 2011 she was awarded their first Mid-career Distinguished Alumni Award. She also holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Amherst College and in 2015 was awarded and honorary doctorate.

She is the recipient of several awards including an Art Prize Grand Jurors co-prize in 2014, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship in Italy, a Red Gate Residency in China, a Civitella Ranieri Residency in Italy, an Australian National University Residency, an 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, a 2011 United States Artist Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant.

Clark was born in Washington, DC to a psychiatrist from Trinidad and a nurse from Jamaica. She gained an appreciation for craft and the value of the handmade primarily from her maternal grandmother who was a professional tailor. Many of her family members taught her the value of a well-told story and so it is that she values the stories held in objects.    

Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Musees d’Angers in France among several other institutions. Sonya has exhibited her work in over 300 museums and galleries in Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Her work has been favorably reviewed in several publications including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Italian Vogue, Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, and Huffington Post.

The lecture will take place Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 303. 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 dickinsm@apsu.edu.

Dr. Tony Morris to participate in DiaLoGue at David Lusk Gallery in Nashville

David Lusk Gallery – Nashville is pleased to present the sixth installment of DiaLoGue, a series of art related conversations led by guest speakers and a curious audience. Join us on Wednesday 22 February from 6-7pm for an open forum led by Tony Morris and Hans Schmitt-Matzen.

This month’s discussion is in conjunction with our current exhibition of Schmitt-Matzen’s work. His show, The Leviathan, features neon and wooden wall sculptures, and large photographs that all explore the various meanings and possibilites that reside in human-made marks.

Toni Morris holds a PhD in 20th century American Art from Case Western Reserve University. He is an Associate Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University. While his research investigates the varied artistic expressions of queer masculinities, his teaching involves formalism, identity politics, materiality, as they relate to contemporary art. Hans Schmitt-Matzen recieved his BFA in painting and philosphy from Middle Tennessee State University. His work has recently been exhibited in group shows at MDR in Magdeburg, Germany, Like the Spice Gallery in Brooklyn, Salisbury University Gallery in Baltimore, Track 13 Gallery, and Zeitgeist Gallery in Nashville. When he is not drawing with his sons, he is actively involved in curatorial work for private and public institutions.

The great cardboard boat from the great Steve Snell lecture.

The great cardboard boat from the great Steve Snell lecture.

Don't miss Steve Snell's lecture in MUC 303

Don't miss Steve Snell's lecture in MUC 303