Art + Design News and Events
College Art + Design Day Registration is Available Now!
Visit our information page to learn more about College Art + Design Day and register for the event. This year we will be welcoming prospective students on February 16th, 2019.
This week's BFA Thesis Exhibitions: Symphony Medley and Jasmyn Mullins
On October 8th Austin Peay’s graduating fine arts senior Symphony Medley will present her Senior Thesis exhibition: ‘I Am Not A Walking Stereotype’ in the Beach Student Gallery. The artist states, “My work is about the social and beauty standards that African-American women face on a daily basis. My show represents African-American women breaking the negative images caused by stereotypes, colorism, sexism, and the passive aggressive racism that surrounds them. I would like my audience to have an eye-opening experience and a sense of empathy regarding the effects of these issues on African-American women. It should not be as difficult as it is to be a woman in our society.”
Also this week, Austin Peay graduating senior Jasmyn Mullins, will present her Senior Thesis exhibition; ‘The Untold Narrative’ at APSU’s Art and Design building’s Beach Student Gallery room 201. Located on the second floor of the Art and Design Building, the gallery will be filled with comic books, paintings, a storyboard. The artist has been in three other gallery shows at APSU, and this will be her first featured solo exhibition. In The Untold Narrative the artist states, “I seek to broaden the spectrum of black women through various genres of comics: horror, mystery, comedy, and adventure. I want to break the stereotypes that have been placed on black women in the mass media.”
These exhibitions will be on view from Monday through Thursday October 8th-11th in the Barbara Beach Gallery on the second floor of the Art + Design Building on the campus of Austin Peay State University. There will be an opening reception on Monday, October 8 from 5pm-7pm. The students will make short remarks about their exhibitions during the opening reception. The exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Professor Susan Bryant Included in Exhibition in Illinois
Twelve of Professor Susan Bryant's photographs were included in the invitational group show Artists and Children at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois.
The exhibition was open this summer from August 3 through September 8.
Professor Virginia Griswold's Solo Exhibition Building Bodies at the Appalachian Center for Craft
Professor Virginia Griswold's exhibition Building Bodies explores the intersections between our bodies and the built environment. The exhibition runs from August 16 to October 1 in the Front Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN
Professor Billy Renkl's Work in Exhibition in Ohio
Professor Billy Renkl currently has a work in Textuality, a juried show at the Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. The exhibition features artworks that employ letterforms; Renkl's collage is made from vintage postcards.
Art + Design Announces Exhibitions and Speakers for 2018-2019
The Department of Art + Design is excited to announce our 2018-2019 line up of exhibitions and speakers. This year we welcome such luminaries as Amy Sherald, Wendy Red Star, Sharon Louden, and Leonardo Drew.
The New Gallery is located in the Art + Design building and most of our lectures take place in AD 120, the lecture hall in Art + Design. The notable exception will be Amy Sherald who will be speaking in the UC Ballroom.
We are grateful to CECA (Center for Excellence for the Creative Arts) for their support. Without them, we would not be able to bring these amazing artists and designers to campus.