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Oct 6 2014 - 3:49pm


The Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection @ APSU will be participating in the 2014 Nashville Print Crawl. This is a great way to learn about the underground letterpress / silkscreen / printmaking movement that is thriving in Nashville. Free — open to all. For more information: or contact Cynthia Marsh

Oct 3 2014 - 11:15am



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The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will host College Art Day 2014 on Saturday, Oct. 25.  High school art students, art teachers and parents are invited to participate in this daylong exploration into college programs and careers in the visual arts.

Events will begin at 9 a.m. with a tour of department facilities, followed by a choice of creative workshops designed to give high school students a college-level studio experience. Sculpture professor Virginia Griswold will complete the morning activities with a guided tour of her solo exhibition, “Near Earth Objects.”

After a short break for lunch, high school students, teachers and parents are invited attend a panel discussion, “The Job Market for Art Graduates,” coordinated by APSU art alumni. College Art Day will finish with a portfolio review; members of the APSU art faculty will be available to review the work of individual high school students and to discuss various ways to prepare a college entrance portfolio.

Oct 3 2014 - 10:57am


On October 7 at 11:10 am, famed photographer José Galvez will talk about his work in the Trahern Gallery.

For over 40 years, José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life.For José, photographing the lives of Latinos is not a one-time project or “current passion” but a lifelong
As an artist, he photographs nothing else. His personal history, love of family, and cultural knowledge enable him to pursue his work with a reverent understanding of the stories behind the images.

Sep 29 2014 - 5:09pm



The Goldsmith Press and the APSU Printmaking Program will be present, printing, and showing-off their wares at the 4th Annual Handmade & Bound artists’ book and zine festival Sat. Oct 4th from 11AM — 4PM.

Handmade & Bound —the 4th Annual FREE, family-friendly celebration of all things print, paper & book will kick off Friday, October 3 at 5pm with the opening reception of “ oetry & Prints” a gallery exhibition showcasing the work of community members. Following the reception will be a screening of John Porcellino’s bio-doc, “Root, Hog, or Die” at 7pm. A Q & A with the artist will follow!

The festivities really get in full swing on Saturday, October 4 from 11am-4pm with our marketplace of artists’ books, zines, comics, handmade journals, demos and much, much more! Food trucks will be available and the gallery will be open.

All events take place at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film in Metrocenter. H&BN is funded in part by Metro Arts (Metro Nashville Arts Commission) and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and is hosted by Watkins Community Education Program and the Library at Watkins.

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