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Six Points exhibition showcases variety

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will be hosting an exhibition, titled Six Points, which will feature the works of six artists from Portland, Ore.

Opening at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 in the Trahern Gallery, the exhibition will feature sculptures, prints, drawings, film, textiles and photographs. Six Points will remain on display until Sunday, Feb. 24. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts will be hosting an exhibition, titled “Six Points,” which will feature the works of six artists from Portland, Ore.

Opening at 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 in the Trahern Gallery, the exhibition will feature sculptures, prints, drawings, film, textiles and photographs. “Six Points” will remain on display until Sunday, Feb. 24. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Prior to the opening reception, Diane Jacobs, an artist whose work is included in “Six Points,” will be gave a lecture Monday, Feb. 4 in the Trahern Building.

Jacobs, who uses human hair in her artwork, said, “I find the relationship we as a society have to our hair fascinating. A person's hair influences one's cultural and personal identity and can challenge a stereotype or embrace a tradition. The fact that our DNA makeup lies in a single hair adds to the mystique. The historical and contemporary implications of hair contextualize the meaning of my work.”

In addition to Jacobs, “Six Points” will feature the works of Anne Greenwood, Helen Hiebert, Alex Hirsch, Rachel Siegel and Shu-Ju Wang.

“We are very excited to be bringing such a range of work to the campus and Clarksville community,” said Billy Renkl, professor of art at APSU. “Each of these artists has his or her own voice and are using both traditional and nontraditional materials in exciting ways. This will be a terrific complement to the courses we offer in the department and will introduce the community to artists who bring very individual sensibilities to their studio practice.”

For more information about the exhibit and gallery hours, contact the APSU art department by telephone at (931) 221-7333. -- Jessica Baird