Go back

Student artist invites non-artists to pick favorites in exhibition, March 26-29

Austin Peay State University student Lanessa Miller kicks off her freelance art career next week with a number of prints she hopes will appeal to a wider audience than art students alone.

The show, Lanessa: Repertoire, opens at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the student art gallery of the Trahern Building. Open hours for viewing continue through Thursday, March 29.

In addition to the exhibit, Miller will take orders for prints of her work and invite guests to vote for their favorite piece.
Austin Peay State University student Lanessa Miller kicks off her freelance art career next week with a number of prints she hopes will “appeal to a wider audience than art students alone.”

The show, “Lanessa: Repertoire,” opens at 7 p.m., Monday, March 26 in the student art gallery of the Trahern Building. Open hours for viewing continue through Thursday, March 29.

In addition to the exhibit, Miller will take orders for prints of her work and invite guests to vote for their favorite piece.

Miller, a Chattanooga native, works in a variety of media and styles; however, the final pieces for the exhibit will be fine art prints and posters suitable for framing. Subjects include figures, lonely landscapes and scanned objects.

For children, Miller will have on display her accordion board book, “The Headfooters,” featuring colorful animals and their sounds, with emphasis on toddlers' interest in implied texture and ability to associate things with drawn symbols.

In some of her other pieces, Miller reflects on personal struggles with mental illness. Those images promote an understanding of those affected by bipolar disorder and suggest ways to stabilize one's mental health, Miller said.

Muted tones and painterly textures characterize Miller's various approaches. “I am a problem solver looking for opportunities to help regular people achieve their creative vision,” she said.

For more information about Miller's upcoming show, contact Professor of Art Cindy Marsh by telephone at (931) 221-7349 or by e-mail at marshc@apsu.edu. -- Melony Leazer