Fourteen Tennessee Artists address the issues of waste and consumption in Paper, Thread, and Trash by constructing art books from discarded or unwanted materials. Artists explore the relationship we have developed with trash, using our excess to push the boundaries of what makes a book. Every Artist approaches the challenge of creating books from reuse differently. The Artist chosen for the exhibit work in a range of mediums, some create books literally, others sculpturally, through installation or a conceptual idea, all with personal exploration. The Downtown Nashville Public Library’s Art Gallery will host the opening of Paper, Thread, and Trash on Saturday, December 6th from 2pm to 4pm.
Artist include: Aletha Carr, Nance Cooley, Meredith Eastburn, Kelly Cass Falzone, Katie Gonzalez, Emily Holt , Courtney Adair Johnson, Megan Kelly, Kit Kite, Cynthia Marsh, Lesley Patterson-Marx, Nelson Meadows, Lisa Rivas, Jamaica Shaw.
For more information visit www.paperthreadandtrash.com
Opening Reception Saturday, December 6th 2pm to 4pm
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 @ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print / Book Arts Professor Cynthia Marsh will be presenting at the 2014 New York Art Book Fair on Saturday, September 27th.
NYABF is organized by Printed Matter and sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art. Marsh will be presenting as part of the NYABF Criticism Panel discussing the work of contemporary book artist Phil Zimmermann. The New York Book Fair will take place at MOMA PS1 in Queens, NY.
APSU Art Faculty (Kell Black, Josh Gumiela, Barry Jones, and Cynthia Marsh) Will Participate In A Collaborative 2-Week Summer Residency Program For High School Students
APSU Art Faculty (Kell Black, Josh Gumiela, Barry Jones, and Cynthia Marsh) will participate in a collaborative 2-week Summer Residency Program for high school students. We invite all interested high school artists to apply. further information: http://www.apsu.edu/watauga
Watauga Arts Academy at Austin Peay State University
Spend two weeks of the summer producing what you and your friends have only imagined; create characters that move, run, and pop out of books, across computer screens, onto the sides of tall buildings, and into the real time world of lights, sound, and action. Sharpen your skills, stretch your imagination, engage with your peers — create narratives that cross disciplines.
The visual art workshops at the Watauga Arts Academy will begin with traditional skill‐building exercises in the disciplines of drawing, printmaking, photography, and computer imaging. The focus of the workshops, however, will quickly transition to the world of contemporary storytelling through animation, multimedia performance, creative book arts, and narrative web design. In today’s creative marketplace, successful visual storytellers must be collaborative and interdisciplinary. At Watauga, as you build a stronger understanding of your craft, you will have many opportunities to work cooperatively across disciplines with the latest technology.
“Binding Desire: Unfolding Artist Books” at Otis College of Art and Design Features the Work of Professor Cindy Marsh
Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books, on view January 25 – March 30, 2014, is a group exhibition featuring approximately 120 works from OTIS Millard Sheets Library’s Special Collection of 2,100 artists books dating from the 1960s to the present.
This Print Crawl is a little like a scavenger hunt. Pick up your poster template at Sawtooth Printhouse and make your first print from 6-7p.m. Then, it’s a free for all, y’all. Swing by all of the print shops to complete your poster. Finish your poster at Grand Palace. Stick around after for a drink and to check out how your friend’s posters look. If you miss a shop, sorry – you’re gonna have a gap in your poster, which will be sad but not the end of the world.
The Goldsmith Press’s work be at Platetone, 535 Fourth Ave S. Nashville from 6 – 9 pm on Thursday October 3.
The Goldsmith Press Presents “Reflections & Renewal- the 9/11/12 Project” At The Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library
Last year at this time, the APSU Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection and “Hands on Clarksville” began the Reflections & Renewal Project. Members of the Clarksville community were invited to write and print their recollections of the tragic events (and ultimate acts of heroism) that unfolded on 9/11/01. The resulting 6×4 foot free-standing tower of narrative prints is on display at the Clarksville/Montgomery County Public Library through Friday, September 13, 2013. Students from the APSU Department of Art will be on hand at the C/M Public Library on Sunday, September 8th from 2-4 PM for a family presentation and title painting event in rememberance of 9/11/01.
18 APSU printmaking students attended and participated in the Nashville Print Revival on Friday, Feb. 22,2013 at Watkins College of Art
Jesse Shaw participated in the Nashville Print Revival — ‘Printacular —Great Poster Sale” at Barista Parlor, 519 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206 / Sat. Feb 23, 2013
Cindy Marsh and the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection has a print installation included in the 28th Annual Positive / Negative Exhibition (Feb 18 – Mar 8, 2013) Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
The Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection is a unique letterpress facility that includes thousands of hand-carved wood letters and antique printing presses. Established as an interdisciplinary print studio on the campus of Austin Peay, the Goldsmith Press encourages the university community and the citizens of Clarksville to write, print, and make public their individual stories.
September 1 – September 29, 2012
Projects from the Goldsmith Press @ Blend Studio
79 Arcade, Nashville, TN 615.554.1340
Opening: Saturday, September 1 / Nashville Art Crawl
September 8 – September 11, 2012
The 9/11/2012 Project
A Public Art Project — recording and printing memories of 9/11/2001
9/08/12 — 12 PM – 4 PM: Blend Studio / 79 Arcade / Nashville, TN
9/09/12 — 12 PM – 4 PM: Clarksville-Montgomery Public Library / 350 Pageant Lane/ Clarksville, TN 347040 / 931. 648.8826
9/10/12 — 10 AM – 2 PM: The Ajax Senior Center / 953 Clark Street / Clarksville, TN / 931.648.1345
9/11/12 — 10AM – 4 PM: Woodward Library on the campus of APSU
September 15, 2012
Frolic on Franklin
Demonstration / Display of Community & Student Work
Franklin Street, Downtown Clarksville, TN.
9 AM — 4 PM
October 6, 2012
2012 Handmade & Bound / Artists’ Books and Zines
Demonstration / Display of Community & Student Work
Watkins College of Art, Design + Film / 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. / Nashville, TN 615.383.4848
9 AM — 4 PM
Contact: Cynthia Marsh / 931.221.7349 [email@example.com] for further information
Friends of the Goldsmith Press
Friends of the Goldsmith Press, founded in Spring 2012, is a group of APSU alumni and area printers who are committed to:
- producing personal, creative work @ the Goldsmith Press
- supporting the community work of the Goldsmith Press
- creating a culture of care and respect for the Rare Type Collection
Alumni and printers interested in joining the Friends of the Goldsmith Press should contact: Laura Golobish @: [firstname.lastname@example.org] or join our Facebook Page.
Cynthia Marsh, professor of art, will discuss her three-week residency in Tanzania as part of the next Provost Lecture Series session at APSU. She will speak at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The event is free and open to the public. The title of her talk is “Mambo Poa – A Cultural Exchange in Tanzania.”
Jean Brueggenjohann, Four Square Third Leave, quilt
Centuries ago, before the appearance of printed books, stories and personal histories were set down on meticulously hand-embroidered fabrics. It’s little wonder then that the word “text,” which originated around the 14th century, was derived from the Latin word “textus,” which loosely means “to weave.”
The connection between the two words is the subject of a fascinating new art exhibit at Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Gallery – “Text and Textiles (A SAMPLER).”
The exhibition opens with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 13. Curators Cynthia Marsh, APSU professor of art, and Paul Collins, Trahern Gallery director, intend to present works by contemporary artists that have referenced the historic and/or vernacular use of text and textiles into their creative practices.
“Many contemporary artists that use materials and techniques relating to historic fabric design, also use text as an important element in their work,” Marsh said. “Quilts, for example, have a long history of using text for various political or documentary purposes.”
The Text and Textiles exhibit runs through Feb. 29 and is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Collins at email@example.com.
Professor Cindy Marsh Will Be Attending the Woman’s Building Reunion and Exhibition at Otis College of Art + Design
Printmaking and Design professor, Cynthia Marsh will be attending the Woman’s Building reunion and exhibition at Otis College of Art + Design in Los Angeles — October 13 -17, 2011. Marsh was a founding member of the Women’s Graphic Center in 1974. She taught at the WB Feminist Studio Workshop from 1994-1984. Posters and publications designed by Marsh and her cohorts at the Women’s Graphic Center will be included in the Exhibition: Doin’ It in Public — Feminism and Art at the Woman’s Building on display at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis. The exhibition was funded by the National Endowment of the Arts and the Getty