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Department of Art

Jul 28 2014 - 10:39am

Faculty Biennial
August 25 – September 12, 2014



(Yet to be titled), Photos and Maps from the Front lines during WWI
September 22 – October 17, 2012



Virginia Griswold
October 27 – November 18, 2014



Senior Design Exhibition
December 1 – 5, 2014



Curated by Barry Jones
January 19 – February 6, 2015



Gregory Botts
February 16 – March 11, 2015

gregory Botts


Annual Student Exhibition
March 30 – April 17, 2015



Senior Design Exhibition
April 27 – May 1, 2015


Jul 18 2014 - 12:14pm

King Wurts

The Framemaker proudly presents “The Trick is in the Landing” a collaborative painting exhibit by artists Laura King and Alex Wurts. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 7, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Laura King currently attends Austin Peay State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Primarily a watercolor painter, King explores the issues of patterns, material through the topic of micro-anatomy. Alex Wurts also attends Austin Peay State University and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. Wurts paintings are often experimental in nature, the results deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

In the show, “The Trick is in the Landing” Wurts and King have collaborated together to create a body of work based in casual experimentation. Both artist function primarily within the realms of drawing and painting, working within different styles and approaches but sharing similar concerns of material, pattern and form. Self-amused but not unserious, these painters have abandoned the rigorously structured propositions and serial strategies of previous generations in favor of playful, unpredictable encounters.

The Framemaker is located at the corner of North Second Street and Georgia Avenue, across from the Clarksville Academy.

Jul 18 2014 - 10:06am

kaleidoscopic minds poster


The ETSU Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries in partnership with the Wyatt Moody Scholarship Fund present“Kaleidoscopic Minds: Wyatt Moody Invitational Exhibit of TeN” featuring print and painting students representing ten art programs from Tennessee from July 7 to August 15, 2014. The reception is on July 17th, Thursday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Slocumb Galleries.

The Kaleidoscopic Minds: Wyatt Moody Invitational Exhibit of TeN features work by: Brian Baker and Adonica Supertramp from East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Amelia Briggs from University of Tennessee (UT) Memphis, Heather Calfee of Tennessee Technological University (TN Tech), Aaron Carroll from Maryville College, Ashley Hamilton representing University of Tennessee (UT) Chattanooga, Raluca Iancu of University of Tennessee (UT) Knoxville, Krista Knudtsen from Milligan College, kate Kolodi of Tusculum College, Cynthia Sukowatey representing Austin peay State University (APSU), Myles Triplett from Noreast State Community College and Wyatt Moody+ from ETSU.

The Slocumb Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with extended hours during receptions and by appointment. Located at Ernest C. Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus in Johnson City. For more information, please contact Slocumb Galleries’ Director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay via or call 423.483.3179.

Jul 8 2014 - 10:16am

Dr. Tony Morris

Two Americans in Paris Lecture

7 pm Thursday, July 31

At 7 pm, Dr. Tony Morris, Assistant Professor of Art History at Austin Peay State University, will discuss the exhibition Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and Grant Wood. The bar opens at 5 p.m., so come early to mingle and enjoy an adult beverage.

Grant Wood, The Luxembourg Gardens, 1923, oil on masonite, 2001.12


Two Americans in Paris: Stuart Davis and Grant Wood

From the mid-nineteenth century until WWII, American artists flocked to Paris in pursuit of inspiration and professional credibility.   Widely regarded as the cultural capital of the world, the French metropolis provided fertile ground for inspiration by enabling aspiring artists to study the Old Masters on display at the Louvre and experiment with contemporary artistic trends.

The exhibition Two Americans in Paris focuses on the experiences and subsequent careers of two such artists–Grant Wood and Stuart Davis. Both studied in Paris during the 1920s and eventually enjoyed considerable reputations for depicting scenes of American life. But while Wood adopted the more retardaire impressionist style of painting during his travels and famously rejected abstraction upon his return to the United States, Davis responded to the artistic innovations of French modernism. Deeply affected the art of Matisse and Fernand Léger, Davis developed a unique style of art that reconciled the aesthetic concerns of avant-garde artists with his desire to capture the vitality of American urban life and culture.

Curated by Dr. Rima Girnius, the exhibition will feature paintings and works of paper from the Figge’s Grant Wood Archive as well as a selection of Stuart Davis lithographs from a private collection.

This exhibiton will be on view July 12, 2014 through November 2, 2014.