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Oct 2 2015 - 10:28am

APSU Art and Design Andrew Smith

The Department of Art and Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to continue it Visiting Artist Lecture Series with nationally recognized graphic designer, Andrew Smith.

Smith, also known as ‘ampersandrew’, was recently named lead designer for IBM in Austin, Texas. Prior to this appointment, he was an associate creative designer for Team Detroit and senior designer for pushtwentytwo.  He has worked on national campaigns for Ford Mustang, Ford Transit, Ford Focus ST, Lincoln MKZ, Ellie Herring, 1xRUN, IMU, and many more.  He has vast experience in branding, marketing, hand lettering, motion graphics, photography, web design, and art direction.

Smith will be talking about his experience as a designer, highlighting some of his work, and discussing what it takes to make it in the design field. Prior to his lecture, ampersandrew will be conducting several workshops, along with a colleague from IBM, with APSU Graphic Design students.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students to work with Andrew Smith. These workshops will give our students experience in working with a nationally recognized designer and we are pleased to be able to bring him to APSU”, states Barry Jones, chair of the Department of Art and Design.

The lecture will take place Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in room 401 of the Trahern Building, and is free and open to the public.

For more information on this lecture, contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at

Oct 1 2015 - 8:14am

APSU Art and Design

“Elemental,” a solo exhibition of landscape photographs produced with handmade ceramic cameras by graduating senior, Lyndsay Evetts, will be on display in Galley 108 / Trahern Building at Austin Peay State University from October 5 through October 8. The exhibit features a collection of pinhole cameras fashioned from clay that capture the simplicity of the world around us.

There will be a opening reception on Monday October 5 from 5-8 PM. The exhibition will also be open to the public from noon – 5PM October 6-8.

Lyndsay is completing her BFA degree in Studio Arts with a focus in photography. She will be graduating from Austin Peay State University in December 2015. The work in this exhibition focuses on the clarity of purpose and imagery that can result from a hands-on investigation into the history of human innovation and technology.

Sep 28 2015 - 4:41pm
The One and the Many: APSU Student and Faculty Exhibition in Nashville
L Gallery, 73 Arcade, Nashville, TN
Sat Oct 3rd 6-9pm
  • Amber Briggs
  • Crowma
  • Sophia Eisenbart
  • Christy Gordon
  • Barry Jones
  • Suta Lee
  • Cindy Marsh
  • Billy Renkl
  • Steven Walker

Nashville show


Sep 28 2015 - 3:47pm

APSU College Art & Design Day

The Department of Art & Design at Austin Peay State University will be hosting College Art and Design Day/2015 on Saturday, October 17.  High school art students as well as their 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 AM with a tour of department facilities followed by a choice of creative workshops designed to give high school students a college-level studio experience at 10 AM. Dr. Tony Morris, Associate Professor of Art History, will complete the morning’s activities with an engaging presentation titled “Identity Politics in Contemporary Art.”

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

We hope you will take this opportunity to investigate college degree options and career paths in the visual arts. Please join the faculty, students and alumni of the Austin Peay State University Department of Art & Design on Saturday, October 17 for College Art and Design Day / 2015.


Schedule of Events

9am – 10am Registration – Trahern Lobby – tour of facilities

10 am – 12pm Workshops

  • Animation with Professor Scott Raymond
  • Drawing  with Professor Kell Black
  • Ceramics with Professor Ken Shipley

12 pm – 12:30 pm “Identity Politics in Contemporary Art” with Professor Tony Morris Trahern 401

12:30 pm – 1pm Lunch in the Trahern Lobby

1pm – 2 pm Careers in Art – Trahern 401

  • Professor Barry Jones – The Future for Art & Design Graduates
  • Presentations by APSU Art & Design Alumni

2 pm – 3 pm Portfolio Reviews – Trahern 401

  • Professor Barry Jones
  • Professor Tony Morris
  • Professor Paul Collins
  • Professor Patrick Gosnell
  • Professor Virginia Griswold
Sep 28 2015 - 10:35am

APSU Art and Design Susan Bryant

Professor Susan Bryant’s image, Italian Gesture #25, was part of The Revela-T Festival of Photography in Barcelona, SP in June, 2015. Revela-T is a photographic festival that aims to be a meeting point for lovers of photography, especially those who are passionate about analog, chemical, silver based photography. The festival and exhibits took place at various locations in Vilassar de Dalt, a village near Barcelona. Susan’s piece was part of the collodion exhibition of Revela-T 2015.

This piece is part of  her “Italian Gesture” series of images taken in 4 cities in Italy in 2014 and made into tintypes in her darkroom in Clarksville in the summers of 2014 and 2015. The work integrates the 19th century wet-plate collodion process with 21st century digital technology.