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Dean showcasing work in art exhibit

The dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Arts and Letters is showcasing his creations of watercolor paintings, ceramics and sculptures.

On Feb. 26, Dr. Jim Diehr opened The Nature of Things in the APSU Trahern Gallery. The show, free and open to the public, continues through March 25.
Regarding his artwork, Diehr said his greatest interest was in the beauty and the natural qualities of the world.
The dean of the Austin Peay State University College of Arts and Letters is showcasing his creations of watercolor paintings, ceramics and sculptures.

On Feb. 26, Dr. Jim Diehr opened “The Nature of Things” in the APSU Trahern Gallery. The show, free and open to the public, continues through March 25.
Regarding his artwork, Diehr said his “greatest interest was in the beauty and the natural qualities of the world.”

“Our world is in danger from the human impact and should be seen as a treasure to be protected and loved for the beauty it provides us,” said Diehr, who spent time during childhood admiring the fields and woods of his father's farm, where nature was his constant companion and sense of fun and wonder.

In 1981, Diehr and his family moved to Clarksville, where he assumed the position as chair of the APSU Department of Art. Then, after seven years, he taught ceramics and ceramic sculpture until 2002 when he became dean of the College of Arts and Letters.

For more information, contact Mary Sue Kern, interim gallery director, by telephone at 221-7334 or by e-mail at kernm@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer