The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presents “Still in Motion”

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Allison Hamilton presented on Tlingit war objects at the state Honors Conference

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Art Education major Allison Hamilton presented a paper “Objects of Beauty and Destruction: The Art of Tlingit Warfare” at the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference on Saturday April 18, 2015 hosted this year at APSU (here pictured at the Q&A with two artifacts on loan from Ashley McClelland). She also exhibited a poster on the topic.

Drawing Marathon – April 17, 10:10 a.m. until 10:10 p.m. in Trahern 211

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The Department of Art & Design is pleased to present “Other Side of the Mirror”, Jennifer Bayer’s Senior Exhibition

APSU Art & Design Jennifer Bayer

Jennifer Bayer, a BFA degree candidate, will present her senior exhibit, “Other Side of the Mirror” at the APSU Art Department in the Trahern Building, Gallery 108.

This one-week show, opening Monday April 20, 2015 and running through Friday April 24, 2015, is a display of human emotion captured in her sculptures of ceramic rabbits. These rabbits individually mirror an emotion and feeling exhibited during a tumultuous and poignant time in her life where she experienced the fight of cancer that led to the loss of her husband due to cancer.

Jennifer Bayer, otherwise known as JB, illustrates the spectrum of human emotion, where each spectator can personally identify with and relate to a singular moment of their life. Many of her sculptures will be available for purchase during the exhibit, and ready for pick up at the conclusion of the week.

Gallery 108 will be open daily throughout the week from 9:00am – 5:00pm. An opening reception will be held Monday April 20, 2015 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with refreshments, where the artist will be present to talk about the work.

Art History Projects Showcased at the APSU Presidential Inauguration

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Heather Spalding and Macon St. Hilaire showcased their recent art history projects at President White’s inauguration on Monday March 23 in UC (Jenkins Ballroom). Heather’s poster project “Handcrafted Time: Pomo Basketry” was a curation project that brought together 10 different woven art objects made by the Californian Native American tribe from 8 different world museums. Macon’s poster “Suburban Studio: Creating Contemporary Medieval Icons” exhibited her art history research and studio art project which utilized traditional the tradition medium of egg-tempera.

The Department of Art & Design is please to present “Interact” the senior design exhibition of Kaleb Brannan, Amber Coley, Rebecca Fernandez, Kelly Jo Petersen, Alexis Jones, and Michael Shepherd

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Six Clarksville graphic designers will be presenting their work in their group show “INTERACT” at APSU’s Trahern Gallery from April 27-30 10am-5pm. An opening reception will be held on April 27th from 5-8pm, and refreshments will be served. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Kaleb Brannan uses design and illustration to present a positive biblical message to the audience. His comic books are inspired by bible stories with a twist of humor and modern elements geared towards a younger audience.

Amber Colley  is featuring a set of books and posters pertaining to learning and encouraging children to read, write and learn. They all contain copious amounts of illustrations to make it visually pleasing while encouraging learning about different languages.

Rebecca Fernandez is presenting hand written motivational sayings with a twist. Each piece is hand-rendered with love and a dose of reality.

Kelly Jo Petersen will be showing her exhibition which includes her full re-branding of a Nashville based bar. Her designs are a mixture of vintage inspiration and modern Americana. Her work will envelope everything from glassware to serving dishes to custom screen-printed t-shirts.

Alexis Jones will be displaying a mock up launch of 3d printed geometric animal puzzles and other promotional items. Her aesthetic is geared towards bold use of color and strong geometric shapes.

Michael Shepherd will show a rebranding project for a game review website for his final exhibition.

For more information about the show, contact the APSU Department of Art at (931) 221-7333

Terminal Announces the Launch of Eclipse by Paul Catanese

Terminal APSU Paul Catanese

Terminal and the Center of Excellence in the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University are pleased to announce the launch of Eclipse by Paul Catanese. Catanese is a recipient of a 2014 – 2015 Terminal Award. The Terminal Award is granted annually to aid in the creation of new internet based artworks.

Eclipse is an open series of meditative, auto-generative drawing experiments intended for online viewing.

Paul Catanese is a Hybrid Media Artist, Author, Associate Professor, Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, ISEA International Board Member, and President Emeritus of the New Media Caucus. His artwork has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, La Villette and Stuttgart Filmwinter. Catanese has received numerous grants and awards, including commissions for the creation of new artwork from Turbulence as well as Rhizome.

Launch Eclipse

Visit Terminal

Terminal is a space sponsored by the Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University to showcase and examine internet and new media art.

The site is directed and maintained by Barry Jones, Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University

The Department of Art and Design is pleased to present “Cartoon Life”, Saling Taylor’s Senior Exhibition

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Saling Taylor will be displaying her animated cartoons in the show, “Cartoon Life” at APSU’s Trahern Gallery 108 April 27–30, 2015. The opening reception will take place on Monday, April 27 from 5-8 PM. The exhibition and opening event are free to the public.

Saling uses the computer program Adobe Flash to create her animated cartoons. She sees her cartoons as a form of communication – a type of performance art that does not actually involve speaking or performing in front of a crowd. In Saling’s words, “It’s a way of expressing myself and being able to show others the things I daydream about.”

Saling Taylor is currently a senior in the Studio Art Program at Austin Peay. She will be graduating on May 8 with a BFA Degree. Her focus is Digital Media.

APSU student Amber Briggs has two pieces included in “Artists of the 21st Century”

Amber Briggs APSU Art and Design

Artists of the 21st Century
A Juried Exhibition of Collegiate Student Art
West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humboldt, Tennessee (WTRAC)
March 30, 2015 – April 24, 2015
April 09, 2015 Opening Reception 5 pm – 7 pm, Juror Talk at 6 pm

The Department of Art welcomes Cedar Nordbye for a visiting artist lecture on April 8

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Cedar Nordbye holds M.A. and M.F.A degrees in Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Iowa. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. Nordbye’s work has been shown across North America in exhibitions at Dynamite Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan; NFA Space, Chicago; and the Center for Contemporary Arts, Oakland, California, among others. His work is in the public collections of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan; the Alma College Print Collection, Alma, Michigan; and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Department of Art & Design and Nashville Fine Arts welcome Paddy Johnson on April 1

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Johnson will be speaking at 12:20 in Trahern 420A.

APSU Student Cynthia Sukowatey presents “All and One” at Channel to Channel

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Recent commemorative broadsides by the Goldsmith Press


The Goldsmith Press has been busy designing and printing limited edition broadsides to commemorate  campus events

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February 28 —  Phi Alpha Theta Regional History Conference hosted by the APSU Department of History and Philosophy 
Edition of 150 posters designed and printed by Sophia Eisenbart and Paeton Davis.
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March 23 —  Inauguration of APSU President Dr. Alisa White
Edition of 150 posters designed by Karlie Allen / printed by Karlie Allen, Sophia Eisenbart and Karla Tucker

Black & Jones (Professors Kell Black and Barry Jones) were selected for “Third Annual Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition” at the Asheville Art Museum

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Black & Jones’s video “Ur Sonata Remix – Variation 4″ was selected for “Third Annual Prime Time: New Media Juried Exhibition” at the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC. The exhibition will run from March 31 until August 2, 2015.

View the video here

The Department of Art and Design is pleased to present “Sui Generis”, Lauren McKinney’s Senior Exhibition

APSU Art and Design Lauren McKinney

Austin Peay State University student Lauren McKinney will exhibit her tintype portraits and prints in the show, “Sui Generis” from April 13-16, 2015, between 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. The opening reception is free to the public and takes place on Monday, April 13 from 5-8 p.m.

McKinney’s portraits celebrate the unique characteristics of both the individual and the tintype by highlighting the inherent qualities of each individual photographed. “The minute gestures and idiosyncrasies that could not otherwise be duplicated if attempted or forced are the ones that capture the true essence of the person being photographed,” McKinney said. “These brief moments in time, the captured essence of the individual, are the quintessence of portrait photography.”

McKinney has shown work locally in group exhibitions at the Downtown Artist’s Co-op and Austin Peay. This will be her first solo exhibition.

For more information about the exhibit, contact the APSU Department of Art at (931) 221-7333.