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Apr 1 2014 - 11:37am
Ingres, "Raphael and La Fornarian", 1814

Ingres, “Raphael and La Fornarian”, 1814

On Thursday April 3 at 3 pm in MUC 303, Dr. Tamara Smithers will present “The Cult of Raphael” as part of the Provost Lecture Series.

Apr 1 2014 - 10:40am

Zach Felts APSU Art

For his PRS project, titled Art Through Relation: An Artist’s Collaboration on Campus, Zach intends to develop series of what he refers to as ”relational” artworks encompassing his (increasingly idiosyncratic) crossover approaches to painting, drawing, and sculpture. These works will culminate in an on-campus exhibition in the Fall or early Spring. Zach will be working with Professor Virginia Griswold on his project.



Apr 1 2014 - 10:22am

On Saturday April 12 at 9 am, Macon St. Hilaire will present “When You’re Dead You’re Made”: Paintings Idols of the 27 Club as part of APSU’s 9th Annual Research and Creativity Forum in UC 305. Macon’s research was supervised by Dr. Tamara Smithers. Macon’s abstract is below.

“When You’re Dead You’re Made”: Painting Idols of the 27 Club
Macon St. Hilaire*, Dr. Tamara Smithers, Department of Art, APSU

The musicians, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, and Amy Winehouse, each died at the age of twenty-seven intensifying the myth of the 27 Club. Their music guides the listener in a spiritual experience the way parables of saints instructed Christian devotees in life. Parallels between the cultural worship of music and religious veneration of martyrs led me to paint the musicians in the style of Byzantine and Medieval Icon paintings. Moreover my interest in art history and conservation led me to study the methods and materials that medieval artists used to create their sacred images. This painting project is the result of studying a Renaissance artists’ handbook that discusses medieval techniques, viewing original icons first hand while studying abroad in London, and artistic experimentation. Beginning to paint my icons I sought materials that are readily available in my environment. I created wood panels to paint on using reclaimed fence boards mimicking the age of the icons I saw at The British Museum. Modifying store bought gelatin packets and creating a mixture of egg yolk and Kool-Aid drink mix I had created the supplies necessary to apply the images to the wood panels. As an artist, this project explores my struggle with perceived success and mortality personifying the sanctity of the musicians with my goal to create lasting memorable art. Jimi Hendrix said, “When you’re dead you’re made,” you may achieve the recognition you seek in life after death but you’re not around to know it.

Mar 31 2014 - 12:14pm

Art Alumni Scholarship for Graphic Arts or Photography

Alex Wurts


Dr. Carlos Brewer, Friends of Photography Scholarship

Karla Tucker


Helena Haskell Marsh Letter Press Scholarship



Jewel Birdsong Art Collection Scholarship

Macon St. Hilaire


Bruce Childs Printmaking



Claudell Wootton Scholarship

Amber Briggs


Bruce Childs Senior Honors

Jana Gilbert


Tom Malone Studio Art Scholarship

Alex Wurts


Barbara Beach Endowed Art Scholarship

Thanh Lay


Mrs. Monique Hull Scholarship Endowment

Cynthia Sukowatey and Addyson Skelton


US Bank Scholarship

Melissa Husereau


Northington Memorial

Amber Briggs


Friends of the Arts Scholarship

Thanh Lay


Department of Art/Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts Work Scholarship:

Savannah Bailey                                  Rachel Prince

Amber Briggs                                       Cynthia Sukowatey

Allison McDonoguh                            Karla Tucker

Katie Morgan                                       Tyler Worthington