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Art major to present senior show

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will host Consanguinity, an exhibition by Melina Peavy, an art major who will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing in May.

Consanguinity will premiere at 7 p.m., Monday, March 17 in the Trahern Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Peavy, originally from Chattanooga, uses cuts of wood and linoleum in her exhibition. She defines Consanguinity as a relationship by blood to a common ancestor and a close affinity or connection. Her exhibition will explore these familial relationships.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art will host “Consanguinity,” an exhibition by Melina Peavy, an art major who will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing in May.

“Consanguinity” will premiere at 7 p.m., Monday, March 17 in the Trahern Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Peavy, originally from Chattanooga, uses cuts of wood and linoleum in her exhibition. She defines “Consanguinity” as a relationship by blood to a common ancestor and a close affinity or connection. Her exhibition will explore these familial relationships.

“A family acts as a collective, however close or unclose it may be. Even if the members are separated and estranged, they have undoubtedly been influenced by each other and their shared experiences. No one goes untouched in the struggles and difficulties a family must face,” Peavy said.

Inspired by German expressionist woodcuts, the work in this show examines the intensity and variety of feelings among family members and how the unit functions as a whole, according to Peavy.

“An artist deals with what is close to home, referring to matters that are near to him or her. Your experiences are a frame throughout your lifetime. They will be revisited again and again. You will always have and be affected by your memories,” she said.

For more information about “Consanguinity,” contact the art department by telephone at (931) 221-7333. -- Jessica Baird