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Art student ‘Living' with ceramics

For Austin Peay State University senior Chris Penny, ceramics has given his life much meaning.

Albert Camus (French author and philosopher) has been quoted as saying, 'You'll never live if you are looking for the meaning of life, Penny said. I feel as if ceramics has given me a life I don't have to find meaning in.
With this sentiment, Penny will present a ceramics exhibit, titled Living.
For Austin Peay State University senior Chris Penny, ceramics has given his life much meaning.

“Albert Camus (French author and philosopher) has been quoted as saying, 'You'll never live if you are looking for the meaning of life,'” Penny said. “I feel as if ceramics has given me a life I don't have to find meaning in.”
With this sentiment, Penny will present a ceramics exhibit, titled “Living.”

The show, part of a senior art course that is the capstone of the student's art degree, will be open to the public for viewing from 7-9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3 in the Trahern Gallery on APSU's main campus.

Penny's exhibit will include a selection of teapots, bowls, large ceramic pieces and bottles.

“When something is made by hand, it reflects our human existence,” Penny said. “In other words the focus of my work is your enjoyment. The importance isn't the artist, the artist's life or the work itself. The focus is you the viewer.”

For more information about Penny's art exhibit, contact APSU Professor of Art Gregg Schlanger, who teaches the senior art course, by telephone at (931) 221-7789 or by e-mail at schlangerg@apsu.edu. -- Melony A. Jones