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APSU alumna to exhibit photography works

The Austin Peay State University National Alumni Association will host a photography exhibit by alumna Suzan Isabel Davis.

Her exhibit will be Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, 751 N. Second St., Clarksville. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6-8 p.m. with live acoustical guitar music by Nashville artist Carlos Enrique. The exhibit and reception are free and open to adults only. The exhibit will remain on display from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 16-20 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.
The Austin Peay State University National Alumni Association will host a photography exhibit by alumna Suzan Isabel Davis.

Her exhibit will be Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill, 751 N. Second St., Clarksville. There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6-8 p.m. with live acoustical guitar music by Nashville artist Carlos Enrique. The exhibit and reception are free and open to adults only. The exhibit will remain on display from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Oct. 16-20 at the Pace Alumni Center at Emerald Hill.

Titled “Inside/Outside of a Woman,” the exhibit features black-and-white portraits of women varying in age, ethnicity and occupation. Each woman photographed was given a questionnaire dealing with issues about womanhood.

Identity, femininity, thoughts and roles were some of the issues Davis explored. Some women shared very personal thoughts and experiences; others answered in a more reserved manner, to protect their privacy. What each woman said in her answer, as well as how much she shared, also helped to define who she is, which was one of the main theme questions — who are you?

“These women were chosen due to the ‘feel' of their positive energy and attitude in life,” says Davis. “You can sense their aura. These are the types of women that you want to get to know. These women are real, everyday people that live around you and me, but they are living their life to their full potential. They have problems just like you and me, but they do not allow these problems to stifle them.”

Another main theme question, for the exhibit, was aimed at gender with a private look into what it means to be a woman.

Davis' exhibit was designed to become a book with several photographs of each woman who paralleled her answers. The exhibition will display photographs of some of the women, along with quotations from their replies.

“I am proud and honored to have met these women,” says Davis. “Some I know as acquaintances and some are dear friends. They truly have inspired me, and I know that they will inspire others. The exhibition shares the heart and soul of a woman, and some insight in what it means to be a woman.”

For reservations or for more information about the exhibit, contact the APSU Alumni and Annual Giving Office by telephone at (931) 221-7979 or by e-mail at alumni@apsu.edu. -- Electra Frederick