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Two APSU senior art shows on display this week

APSU art students John Martin and R. Nathaniel Fry are displaying their senior exhibits this week on campus.

Martins show, Live to Ride, which features photography with a motorcycle theme, will be on display through April 21 in Trahern 102.
APSU art students John Martin and R. Nathaniel Fry are displaying their senior exhibits this week on campus.

Martin's show, “Live to Ride,” which features photography with a motorcycle theme, will be on display through April 21 in Trahern 102.

In his artist's statement, Martin writes: “Eventually I acquired a 1995 Harley Super Glide. This is when the Brotherhood I had seen for years took me in as one of their own. With the Brotherhood there is a difference; they don't just ride to ride, they Live to Ride, and everyone has a very distinct style. Everything and anything you put on your bike is not only unique, but it is an expression of you and your spirit.”

Gallery hours will be 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m.

Fry's “Pathways,” an exhibit of ceramic sculptures, is on display through April 22 in the Jenkins Gallery, located inside the UC.

Of his work, Fry says, “I find myself trying to relate the feeling of serenity that is in water and the pathways that it creates … It is the simple idea that such a gentle calming element in life can possess the ability to change the world.

“I find that most people tend to go about their lives without taking the chance to really see the world around them. As you look at my images, my hope is that you can find the grounding force that gives a sense of peace to your hectic life.”

For more information about these shows, telephone Ken Shipley, assistant professor of art, at (931) 221-7333.
—Rebecca Mackey