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Art student covers myriad topics in senior exhibit

From war to Southern living to the awkwardness people feel, Austin Peay State University art senior Joseph Frazier draws the strangest things I can think of.

I then treat it like my personal coloring book, said Frazier, who uses pen and watercolor to create comic-style images about those topics and more.
From war to Southern living to the awkwardness people feel, Austin Peay State University art senior Joseph Frazier draws “the strangest things I can think of.”

“I then treat it like my personal coloring book,” said Frazier, who uses pen and watercolor to create comic-style images about those topics and more.

Frazier, 25, of Mount Juliet, will showcase his work in an exhibit, titled “Disenchanted,” from March 10-13 in the Trahern Gallery. Opening reception will be from 7-9 p.m., Monday, March 10. Viewing hours will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 11; 1:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 12; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, March 13.

The exhibit is part of a senior art course that is the capstone of the student's art degree. Frazier is a candidate for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a concentration in illustration. He is scheduled to graduate from APSU in May.

Frazier said much of his work in the show reflects the isolation and alienation that people feel, but the exhibit also will refer to other issues.
“Having been a political cartoonist, I also wanted to focus some attention toward a few other topics, such as racism, living in the South, evolution and war,” Frazier said.

For more information about Frazier's “Disenchanted,” contact Professor of Art Cindy Marsh, who teaches the senior art course, by telephone at (931) 221-7349 or by e-mail at marshc@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones