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APSU unveils new exhibition of artwork from permanent collection

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design is pleased to announce a new exhibit of artwork from the University’s Permanent Art Collection, curated by Sara Straussberger, the 2015-16 Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship recipient.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design is pleased to announce a new exhibit of artwork from the University’s Permanent Art Collection, curated by Sara Straussberger, the 2015-16 Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship recipient.

Works in the exhibit, “A Conversation with Place and Being,” will range from a gestural figure drawing to a meticulous landscape etching. One side of the exhibit will be comprised of representations of the individual—images and sculptures that focus on some aspect of the human figure. The other side will include environmental landscapes—the place where an individual exists and creates expressions of that existence.

The Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship is curatorial scholarship that allows a select student to work directly with the APSU Permanent Art Collection to curate and install a dynamic and engaging exhibition in the Mabel Larson Gallery. Straussberger is a BFA student in the Department of Art and Design and a philosophical studies minor.

The Department will host a reception from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Mabel Larson Gallery, with a brief talk by Straussberger beginning at 3:15 p.m.

The Mabel Larson Gallery is located on the bottom floor of the Harned Building and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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