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Art department to present senior show

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will present a student art exhibit that will include about 20 oil paintings.

Michael Trace Watts, who plans to graduate in December, will exhibit a showcase of his paintings, Life Before Death, Death Before Life.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 in the Trahern Gallery, Room 108.

Watts will exhibit a number of watercolors and oil paintings on canvas and wood. He also has composed his own music for the show, and copies of his CD will be available.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will present a student art exhibit that will include about 20 oil paintings.

Michael Trace Watts, who plans to graduate in December, will exhibit a showcase of his paintings, “Life Before Death, Death Before Life.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 in the Trahern Gallery, Room 108.

Watts will exhibit a number of watercolors and oil paintings on canvas and wood. He also has composed his own music for the show, and copies of his CD will be available.

“My art is a journey into the unexplored subconscious mind. I tend to focus on everyday ideas and try to see them and express them in a different light,” says the Center Hill native. “My intention is that the viewers' interpretation of the work might change if they look at the work at different points in time.”

Watts' exhibit also will be open 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10; 2:30- 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct.11; 9-11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12; and 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13.

For more information about Watts' “Life Before Death, Death Before Life,” contact Professor of Art Cindy Marsh by telephone at (931) 221-7349 or by e-mail at marshc@apsu.edu. -- Electra Frederick