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April 3, 2013 – 3:00 am
December 31, 2012 – 5:05 am
The APSU Downtown Gallery proudly presents work by artists Philip Saxby and Dallas Holmes as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on January 3, 2013. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Philip is a 2006 graduate of Austin Peay State University. Over the past two years he has displayed his work in various venues including Fusion 2010, The Pancake and Booze Art Show, 2010, Austin Peay Alumni Show, The O Gallery at The Arcade, The Portland Brew Solo Exhibition, and The Stacks on Decks Solo Floor Exhibition which included media coverage in The Nashville Scene.
Philip was recently selected as an international feature artist Open Call winner for the London Olympics 2012 Art Show by Ashby Arts. Of Philip’s submission, they said “Saxby uses vibrant colors that contrast dark and allegorical themes within individual paintings, producing images and new ideas that make a lasting impression. His artworks are strongly influenced by his Mexican American heritage and the dynamic culture that has shaped him into the artist he is today.”
The exhibit of paintings and sculptures will remain on display at the Downtown Gallery throughout the month of January during normal business hours (Friday 4-7pm, Saturday 10-4pm). The APSU Downtown Gallery is located at 116 Strawberry Alley, Clarksville TN. Please contact the gallery director, Jennifer Snyder (email@example.com) for further information.
The APSU Downtown Gallery is pleased to present Spiritvs Ex Machina, the work of Austin Peay alum Brian Cantrell
October 30, 2012 – 6:32 pm
The amorphous point-cloud geometry and sound of Spiritvs Ex Machina is an allusion to this disembodiment and to the idea of ether more generally, but also to the spectres and myths that fill the gap between phenomena that lie outside the threshold of our senses and our eventual understanding of the mechanisms and causalities that underly them.
An opening reception will be held Thursday November 1 from 5-8pm. The APSU Downtown Gallery is located at 116 Strawberry Alley.
September 28, 2012 – 6:02 am
Grow Where You’re Planted
New Works by Paul Collins
October 4th-27th, 2012 – opening reception Oct 4th 5-8pm
The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery is proud to present a show of recent works by Paul Collins. This exhibition will comprise drawings and paintings inspired by the incredible rate of vegetative growth in the landscape of Middle Tennessee. These works utilize a vibrant colors and gesture to mimic the robust and unstoppable march of vines and undergrowth across the treescapes of our surrounding land.
Says Collins, “I have been inspired by these crazy vines since the minute I set foot in Tennessee. I began my career making landscape paintings 25 years ago and it has been a thrill to get back to it working through these exciting forms.”
Collins serves as Austin Peay State University’s Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art. He began teaching in Clarksville last Fall. This will be Paul Collins’s first solo show in Clarksville. The artist will be on hand for the opening reception on October 4th.
More about Paul Collins
Paul Collins is an Assistant Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Austin Peay State University. Paul makes drawings, paintings and sculpture that combine humor, tactility and observation to examine the world around us. Paul has an MFA from Yale and has been a resident at Skowhegan,Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the Vermont Studio Center. Paul is an enthusiastic collaborator and has curated shows or organized artist projects for a wide range of artists including James Surls, Betty Woodman, Paul Jacobsen, Mala Iqbal, Kenny Scharf, David Humphrey, Charles Long, Michael Kreuger, Jason Rogenes, Kim Dickey, and Takashi Nakazato. Website: www.paulpaul.com
For questions contact: Jennifer Snyder: 931-221-7343, firstname.lastname@example.org
September 4, 2012 – 10:27 am
Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts are proud to announce the 2012 Faculty Biennial Art Show.
The show is free, open to the public and will remain on display at the APSU Downtown Gallery, located at 116 Strawberry Alley, through the end of September. An opening reception will be held from 5-8p on Thursday September 6 in conjunction with the 1st Thursday Art Walk.
The APSU Department of Art faculty consists of professional, reputable artists who show work in galleries throughout the United States. The works on display will range from traditional media such as drawing, painting and sculpture to more contemporary art forms such as collage, mixed media, digital photography and video installation.
Normal gallery hours are Friday 3-7p and Saturday 10-4p. Contact the APSU Department of Art for more information (931) 221-7333.
July 30, 2012 – 10:02 am
The APSU Downtown Gallery and the Center for Excellence in the Creative Arts are pleased to present liquid states: works by Morgan Higby-Flowers and Virginia Griswold for the month of August. An opening reception will be held August 2 from 5-8pm in conjunction with the First Thursday gallery hop through downtown Clarksville. Everyone is welcome.
June 27, 2012 – 9:47 am
The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of the work of APSU alumnus Rachel Hall Kirk. The show runs from July 5 – 28 with an opening reception on July 5 from 5 – 8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
June 5, 2012 – 6:55 am
The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery is pleased to present work in new media by alumni Alex Ewin, Heather Walker and Jarrod Walker and and by faculty member Barry Jones.
The show runs from June 7 – 30 with an opening reception on Thursday June 7 from 5 – 8 pm.
May 1, 2012 – 11:36 am
The Department of Art and the APSU Downtown Gallery presents ¿Despedida? an art event with music, food and including the work of a number of artists including Dr. Jim Diehr, Ken Shipley, Brad Reagan, and Mark DeYoung. The event will open at 5:00pm on Thursday, May 3, 2012 and will coincide with the monthly First Thursday Artwalk.
The exhibit will feature local musicians, food and artists in an art event at the Downtown Gallery on Strawberry Alley. The collaborative event will celebrate the arts and the contributions of Dr. James Diehr and Kenneth Shipley. The artwork will find a place within an environment provided by Brad Reagan and Mark DeYoung.
March 8, 2012 – 12:08 pm
February 27, 2012 – 1:05 pm
The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery, Strawberry Alley, will open “Works from Rusty Barwick and Carolann Haggard” for the month of March.
Rusty’s work reflects twenty years of existence in rural, middle Tennessee. Storm-felled trees provide firewood and materials for sculpture. Old, rusted machine parts and even rocks gleaned from a garden patch have become components of Rusty’s sculptures.
Carolann’s work reflects a communion of past and present. Her sculptures are an assemblage of natural stones, man-made shapes in stone and found objects. Her use of classical materials stems from her past experience with architectural sites.
Both Rusty and Carolann work in the Department of Art and teach in both the 2D and 3D areas.
February 1, 2012 – 2:44 am
APSU Downtown Gallery, Strawberry Alley will open “Serenade: the works of
Kim Balevre and Danisha Stallings”. Kim’s photographs are taken using a
standard 50mm lens and focuses on the visual relationships between light,
line, texture, shape and value in Montana’s Paradise Valley. Danisha’s work
features poster-like images that focus on the presence of music in her life.
Her love of music was influenced by her uncle, Robert Earl Smith, to whom
she dedicates this body of work.
The exhibition runs from February 2 – 25 with an opening reception on February 2 from 5 – 8 pm as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk.
Both Kim and Danisha are graduates of the APSU Department of Art.
December 31, 2011 – 5:21 am
November 21, 2011 – 5:42 pm
The Austin Peay Downtown Gallery presents the work of Kelly Kerrigan and Clare Coyle Taylor. The exhibition will run from December 1 until December 31. There will be an opening reception during the First Thursday Art Walk on December 1st from 5 until 8 pm.
The Downtown Gallery hours are: Fridays 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm.
“Extensions of a Point”, Work by Amanda Dillingham and Ben C. Vitualla at the Austin Peay Downtown Gallery
November 2, 2011 – 5:01 pm
Nashville based artist Amanda Dillingham graduated with a BFA in Fine Arts from Watkins College of Art & Design in 2005 and with an MFA in Studio Art from Vermont College of Fine Art in Montpelier, Vermont in 2008. Amanda works in a variety of media including drawing, video, sculpture, and installation with issues linked to feminine identity, rituals, body image, phantom limbs and the Skin Ego. She recognizes the importance of a research-based studio process, making writing and reading integral the process of creating. Amanda’s growth as an artist has benefitted from mentorships with established artists such as Faith Wilding, Judy Chicago, Jeanne Dunning and William Pope L.
Amanda has exhibited and curated shows across Tennessee, as well as exhibiting nationally in cities such as Detroit, Philadelphia and New York City and internationally in Siena, Italy. Most recently, Amanda was the gallery curator at the Renaissance Center in Dickson, TN and currently is an adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University.
Ben C. Vitualla
Ben was born in Cebu, Philippines. In 1979 his family moved to United States. He received a BFA in studio art in University of Memphis and a MFA from Vermont Collage of Fine Arts. He is now living in Nashville, TN where his studio practice utilizes research as integral component on responding to crime prevention and awareness. His collaborative mixed media projects are created by using photography, sculpture, painting, and video.
Currently Ben is managing Blend Studio downtown Nashville. Blend Studio is a space for artist to create and developed work that engages in a collaborative practice that response to contemporary topics. He is currently an adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University. Ben has exhibited work regionally and nationally in Nashville Public Library, Nashville, TN, Material Art Space, Memphis, TN, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA, and Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.