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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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Sep 29 2014 - 3:18pm


The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist Suta Lee. Suta Lee is an Associate Professor (Painting) at Austin Peay State University. Lee’s work has been featured in many prominent exhibition venues, including in the Frist Center in Nashville, Tenn., The Hubert Johnson Museum in Ithica, N.Y., the Mark Palmer Gallery in Paducah, Ky., California State University in Fullerton, Calif., the Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, Calif., the National Academy of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, and the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tenn.

This series of pastel paintings is based on photographs taken by the artist while traveling abroad. The work is an iteration of images captured through photography (light) and translated into pure pigment drawings (dust). The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 2, 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 October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Sep 22 2014 - 3:45pm


This fall, 15 young artists will bring their studies at Austin Peay State University to a close by hosting public exhibitions of the work they created for their senior thesis projects.

The students are enrolled in the senior thesis class, which requires students to present their work in a public setting to earn their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

The APSU Department of Art has scheduled these student art exhibitions in the Trahern Building on the main campus for this fall, and all shows are open to the public.

The seniors scheduled to present are the following:

• Sept. 22-25: Savanah Baggett, Trahern, 108.

• Sept. 29-Oct. 2: Krystal Lee, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 6-9: Courtney McWilliams, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 13-16: Jeffrey Horton, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 20-23: Mariah Hamm, Trahern, 108.

• Oct. 27-30: Laura King, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 3-6: Stephanie Camfield, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 10-14: Victor Rodriguez, Trahern 108.

• Nov. 17-21: Alexander Wurts, Trahern 108.

• Dec.1-4: Jadie Binkley, Trahern 108

• Dec. 1-4: Graphic design group exhibit featuring work by Jana Gilbert, Brittanie Jackson, Allison Locher, Brooke McKee and Alysha Rush, Trahern Gallery.

For more information, contact Cindy Marsh, APSU professor of art and design, at

Photo cutline: Students enrolled in APSU’s senior thesis class will host public exhibitions of their work this fall. (Photo by Kim Balevre/APSU)

Sep 22 2014 - 3:36pm


Jonathan Brilliant will be on campus October 6 – 10 creating a sculpture in the Trahern Lobby. He will give a public lecture on October 6 at 7 pm in Trahern 401.


Artist Bio:

Jonathan Brilliant was born in 1976 in Charleston, South Carolina. Brilliant holds a B.A. in studio art from the College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. He has exhibited his work in several group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. He has received numerous fellowships to artist residencies and communities including: McColl Center for Visual Art, The Ox-Bow school of Art, The Vermont Studio Center, The Penland School of Crafts, The Redux Contemporary Art Center, The University of Oklahoma, The University of Memphis, and The East/West Project in Berlin Germany. From May 2009-December 2010 he conducted his “Have Sticks Will Travel world Tour”. The tour was a marathon series of site-specific installations that took place in thirteen galleries in eighteen months, in three countries, on two continents. Brilliant is a recent recipient of an individual artist grant from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission 2011-2012 Visual Arts Fellow.

Sep 22 2014 - 3:07pm


On Wednesday October 8 at 6 pm the Department of Art at APSU will host a free public screening of ART21 Season 7: Fiction in Trahern 401.

The Department has been selected to screen episodes of this amazing and award winning series before they air on PBS. Fiction features the work of Katharina Grosse, Joan Jonas, and Omer Fast.

There will be popcorn.