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Local artist supports APSU scholarship through painting

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Larry Richardson has developed a reputation in the last few years as a gifted painter of natural landscapes, but he’s also branched out into depicting a few sports scenes. His oil painting, “Chip Shot,” expertly captures the serenity of an early morning on the golf course. Earlier this year, Richardson donated the painting to Austin Peay State University to help raise money for the Mickey Fisher Memorial Scholarship.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Larry Richardson has developed a reputation in the last few years as a gifted painter of natural landscapes, but he’s also branched out into depicting a few sports scenes. His oil painting, “Chip Shot,” expertly captures the serenity of an early morning on the golf course. Earlier this year, Richardson donated the painting to Austin Peay State University to help raise money for the Mickey Fisher Memorial Scholarship.

Richardson has donated a painting for the last three years to be auctioned off at the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament raises money for an endowment to benefit dependents of wounded or fallen soldiers at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with scholarships to attend APSU. 

Fisher, a Clarksville native, taught in the Fort Campbell Independent School System for 33 years as a teacher and coach. As a student at Clarksville High School, he participated on both the basketball and golf teams. He added to his sports legacy on the APSU Governors basketball court. He passed away in the summer in 2009.

Richardson will continue his support of this endowment by selling prints of his work at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 in front of the Morgan University Center Ballroom. All proceeds will be donated to the Mickey Fisher Scholarship endowment. 

For more information about the Mickey Fisher Memorial Golf Tournament, call the APSU Office of Advancement, 931-221-7024, or Ellis and Struble Retirement Strategies, 931-905-0050.