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Artwork by APSU prof featured at Nashville International Airport

An Austin Peay professors unique artwork continues to gain him growing acclaim, locally, nationally and internationally.

Created by Professor of Art Gregg Schlanger, Renewed Visions: The Cumberland River Basin Project, is on exhibit through May 31 on Concourse C, Nashville International Airport.

Renewed Visions is a community art project that addresses issues about water quality, the disappearance of animal species and the quality of life within the Cumberland River watershed.

The airport exhibit represents only one part of this project.
An Austin Peay professor's unique artwork continues to gain him growing acclaim, locally, nationally and internationally.

Created by Professor of Art Gregg Schlanger, “Renewed Visions: The Cumberland River Basin Project,” is on exhibit through May 31 on Concourse C, Nashville International Airport.

“Renewed Visions” is a community art project that addresses issues about water quality, the disappearance of animal species and the quality of life within the Cumberland River watershed.

The airport exhibit represents only one part of this project.

On a promotional postcard distributed by the Arts in the Airport organization, Schlanger is quoted as saying: “I examine environmental issues through a long process of educating myself on the subject. It is exciting for me as an artist to work with biologists who share a similar passion.”

Schlanger's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, he is working on a 30-foot-tall Eternal Flame Sculpture, “Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire,” to honor military veterans. It will be unveiled April 15 during Clarksville's Rivers & Spires Festival.

His work includes projects for the city of Providence, R.I.; the Galerie Neue Raume in Berlin, Germany; Galerie Amfischmarkt Erfurt in Germany; the Waschhaus in Postdam, Germany; University of Northern Iowa; University of Arkansas; University of Memphis; and the Fassbender Gallery in Chicago.

Schlanger has received many awards, including sponsorship by the New York Foundation for the Arts, an Israel-Tennessee Visual Artist Exchange Project Fellowship, a Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a USIA Arts America Grant and a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
—Dennie Burke