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WKU art professor to showcase work

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for Creative Arts will feature an exhibition of works by Matt Tullis. The show is titled Alternative Typestyles: An Exhibition of Disparate Letterforms.

The exhibition is available for viewing until Sept. 28. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for Creative Arts will feature an exhibition of works by Matt Tullis. The show is titled “Alternative Typestyles: An Exhibition of Disparate Letterforms.”

The exhibition is available for viewing until Sept. 28. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Tullis, a professor of art at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, creates art by transforming everyday objects into sculptural depictions of letters from the alphabet. The sculptures are based on photographs taken by Tullis of various letterforms from various locations in the country.

After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Oregon State University, Tullis attended the Tyler School of Art of Temple University where he received his Master of Fine Arts. Tullis worked as a graphic designer and art director before leaving the corporate world to teach.

Tullis says he enjoys teaching, meeting students and sharing the process of turning conceptual photographs into tangible works of art.

For more information, contact the APSU Department of Art, (931) 221-7333. -- Barry Williams