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2 seniors team together to showcase talent in art exhibit

Two Austin Peay State University art students will approach separate and different themes in a combined exhibit planned for later in April.

Tom Deal and Nick Pruitt, both from Greenbrier, will showcase their talents April 16-19 in the Trahern Gallery.

The exhibit will be available for viewing from 10 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17; 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 18; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 19.

Deal will present ceramics and illustration work focusing on the human condition – how humans are as individuals and how they interact within families. Two Austin Peay State University art students will approach separate and different themes in a combined exhibit planned for later in April.

Tom Deal and Nick Pruitt, both from Greenbrier, will showcase their talents April 16-19 in the Trahern Gallery.

The exhibit will be available for viewing from 10 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17; 8 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 18; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, April 19.

Deal will present ceramics and illustration work focusing on the human condition — how humans are as individuals and how they interact within families.

“Humans are basically armatures supporting a complicated mass of feelings, emotions, thoughts and environmental influences,” Deal said. “My work is figurative because I want to explore and honor the human condition.”

For his portion of the exhibit, Pruitt has created a fictitious office survival guide, based on his work experiences in the corporate environment, and designed various corporate logos.

“I worked in a cubicle, and that inspired me to have fun with the concept through graphic design,” Pruitt said. “The guide will show what someone might include in a cubicle and music you can play while working.”

Both student artists, who attended Greenbrier High School together, are scheduled to graduate in May from APSU with Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.

For more information about Deal's and Pruitt's exhibit, contact Professor of Art Cindy Marsh by telephone at (931) 221-7349 or by e-mail at marshc@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer