The Acuff Circle of Excellence Community Advisory Board of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts presented its annual Ovation Awards on Sunday, March 6 to those who have made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville community.
The Ovation Award for Distinguished Artist was presented to Susan Bryant. Bryant, a professor of art at APSU, is an accomplished photographer whose work has been widely exhibited across the United States in solo and juried exhibitions. She is also a dedicated member of the community. In 2001, she co-founded the Downtown Artists Co-op, which has more than 25 active artists members and a gallery with 12 exhibits each year.