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Art students form trio for senior exhibit in April

They came to Austin Peay State University not knowing each other.

Now best friends, Mandy Sulkosky, Kristen Dotson and Eva Chambliss – all senior graphic art students at APSU – will combine their artistic talents to present an exhibit called Design Triptych from 6-9 p.m., April 10 at the Smith-Trahern Mansion.

This will show three different approaches to graphic design, said Sulkosky, whose concentration is in interior design. We want to show that theres more than one way to design graphically.
They came to Austin Peay State University not knowing each other.

Now best friends, Mandy Sulkosky, Kristen Dotson and Eva Chambliss — all senior graphic art students at APSU — will combine their artistic talents to present an exhibit called Design Triptych from 6-9 p.m., April 10 at the Smith-Trahern Mansion.

“This will show three different approaches to graphic design,” said Sulkosky, whose concentration is in interior design. “We want to show that there's more than one way to design graphically.”

Design Triptych's exhibit is among other shows being scheduled as a requirement for a senior art class, taught by Professor of Art Cindy Marsh.

For her portion of the senior show, Sulkosky plans to show sketches that stress the importance of an effective workplace atmosphere. She created a mock interior design firm called Classic Interiors as the basis for the project's theme.

“Some of these working sketches will include some past interior design work and magazine layouts, pictures and other items of inspiration, giving that space a sense of progression and development involved in the process of design,” Sulkosky said.

Raised in the country, Chambliss said her respect and appreciation for the environment influenced her packaging design for a mock brand called Naturally Clean, a line of body cleansing products. The packaging would use elements and colors from nature to follow the product's organic concept, she said.

“When a customer decides to purchase Naturally Clean liquid or semi-liquid products, they select a bottle from the brand's collection of recycled bottles to fill with the selected product,” Chambliss said. “When the customer returns, they bring the empty bottle to refill.”

Chambliss' upbringing was a driving force behind her exhibit.

“I grew up watching my mom create and construct not only what I considered to be art, but items that were necessary for use in our everyday life,” Chambliss said.

Dotson, a photographer, will have on display photographs from a recent promotional campaign for a rock band.

For more information, contact Marsh by telephone at (931) 221-7349 or by e-mail at marshc@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer