Skip Navigation

Department of Art

Jan 12 2015 - 8:15am

Professor Cindy Marsh and Ed Ruscha (both on right)


Cynthia Marsh presented at the 2015 College Book Art Symposium at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. The topic of discussion was the 1963 book by artist Ed Ruscha, Twenty Six Gasoline Stations.

Jan 8 2015 - 11:04am


The lecture will take place January 22, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in the Trahern Gallery.

Jan 8 2015 - 10:56am


The Framemaker proudly presents “The Existence of Emptiness” a photography exhibit by artist Karla Tucker. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on January 8, 2015. 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 January during normal business hours (Mon.
through Fri. 10 a.m.
 – 5 p.m.).

This series is about the silent pain a person can suffer from when watching a loved one lose her mind and home due to Alzheimer’s disease. When the disease takes over brain function, the person starts to lose memory (as if it’s possible for someone’s mind to be filled with emptiness). Originally, the series began by exploring the fear of what Alzheimer’s disease is capable of. Over the last year it evolved into an expression of both pain and fear due to the appearance of my grandmother’s empty home. These photographs document the remains of her house and how the existence of emptiness filled the space she once called home.

Karla Tucker is currently a senior at Austin Peay State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Art in Studio Art. Tucker lives and works in Clarksville, Tenn., but after graduating, she plans to pursue a Master of Fine Art. Her photographs have won local awards, helped her receive grants and scholarships, as well as a recent honorary membership into Clarksville’s Friends of Photography group.