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APSU Dept. of Art and Design kicks off Visiting Artist Lecture Series with Linda Lopez

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – To kick off this season’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design is bringing in renowned artist Linda Lopez. Lopez will be discussing her work as a sculptural ceramicist at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Trahern Building.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – To kick off this season’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design is bringing in renowned artist Linda Lopez. Lopez will be discussing her work as a sculptural ceramicist at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, in the Trahern Building.

Lopez received a BFA in ceramics and BA in art education from California State University of Chico. She received a MFA in ceramics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand and throughout the United States, including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Vertigo Art Space, Denver; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia; Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery in New York City, New York. She has been an artist in resident at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2015, Lopez was included in the Scripps Ceramics Annual curated by Julia Haft-Candel and the “State of the Art” exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Lopez will also be September’s featured artist at the COOP Gallery in Nashville, with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, during Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl. The COOP Gallery is located in The Arcade at 75 Arcade, Nashville, and Lopez’s exhibit runs through Sept. 26.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is made possible by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art and Design

For more information on this lecture, which is free and open to the public, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.