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Austin Peay unveils online database to give public more access to university’s vast art collection
Austin Peay unveils online database to give public more access to university's vast art collection

For more than a year, the director of Austin Peay State University's art collection has worked with several students to make the school's vast collection more accessible to the public. This week, those efforts have culminated with a newly unveiled online database that allows people to search for and see the university's collected artwork.

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Storyboard artist Jordan Koch to conclude year’s CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Storyboard artist Jordan Koch to conclude year's CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

Koch, an artist in Nickelodeon's animated series "The Loud House," will complete the 2021-22 series season. He will also conduct a storyboard workshop with our animation students.

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Austin Peay’s Art + Design to celebrate student work with annual juried exhibition
Austin Peay's Art + Design to celebrate student work with annual juried exhibition

The Department of Art + Design will celebrate the end of the 2021-22 academic year with the 54th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The professionally juried exhibition opens in The New Gallery on April 4 and runs through April 27.

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Celebrated printmaker LaToya Hobbs to speak at Austin Peay in CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Celebrated printmaker LaToya Hobbs to speak at Austin Peay in CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

The Department of Art + Design, with support from the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome celebrated printmaker LaToya Hobbs to continue 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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CECA announces 2021-22 Tennessee Artist Fellow – Ashton Ludden
CECA announces 2021-22 Tennessee Artist Fellow - Ashton Ludden

The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) is pleased to announce that artist Ashton Ludden of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-2022 Tennessee Artist Fellowship.

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International artist Kenturah Davis to speak at Austin Peay
International artist Kenturah Davis to speak at Austin Peay

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome internationally recognized artist Kenturah Davis to continue the 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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The New Gallery presents ‘Listening: The Fourth String’ to continue engaging exhibition season
The New Gallery presents 'Listening: The Fourth String' to continue engaging exhibition season

The New Gallery, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Listening: The Fourth String by visual artist Raheleh Filsoofi and musician Reza Filsoofi to continue an engaging 2021-22 exhibition season.

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Art + Design to welcome public sculptor Jean Shin to CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Art + Design to welcome public sculptor Jean Shin to CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host award-winning public sculptor and installation artist, Jean Shin, to continue 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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APSU’s New Gallery starts 2022 with Christina A. West’s ‘mere mortals’
APSU's New Gallery starts 2022 with Christina A. West's 'mere mortals'

The New Gallery, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present mere mortals by Christina A. West to continue an engaging 2021-22 exhibition season.

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Carlos Carpena
The Borinqueneer: An APSU student honors military's influence on family and Puerto Rico through his art

Recent APSU art graduate Carlos R. Carpena never met his grandfather, but as a boy growing up in Puerto Rico, he often heard stories about the man and the famous "Borinqueneers."

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Artist Paul Rucker to deliver talk about ‘Preserve & Protect’ pieces
Artist Paul Rucker to deliver talk about 'Preserve & Protect' pieces

Paul Rucker will talk about his work associated with the "Preserve & Protect" exhibition, currently on display in The New Gallery.

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Student Spotlight: Meet graphic design student Katie Boyer
Student Spotlight: Meet graphic design student Katie Boyer

You never know what you're going to discover at Austin Peay. Graphic design major and APSU Hazel Smith Summer Research Fellow recipient Katie Boyer has quite the story.

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New garment exhibition – ‘Preserve & Protect’ – reveals our ‘shrouded histories’
New garment exhibition - 'Preserve & Protect' - reveals our 'shrouded histories'

Co-curated by Michael Dickins, director of The New Gallery, and Erika Diamond, curator and assistant director of CVA galleries at Chautauqua Institution, this exhibition of conceptual garment work looks at the complex ways in which textiles, particularly garments, tell the stories of the past, present, and future.

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Heather Abels
APSU visiting animation professor works on major films for Netflix and Disney

Clarksville resident Heather Abels worked as a matte painter for Disney's "Encanto" and as a matte painting consultant for the Netflix film, "My Little Pony."

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Alumna creates the Gerald L. and Virginia Tenney Endowed Scholarship for APSU photography students

To qualify for this scholarship, students must be APSU sophomores, juniors or seniors with a 3.0 GPA and a studio art major with a concentration in photography.

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Little Friends Print
APSU's Art+Design and CECA welcome Little Friends of Printmaking Sept. 21

The Department of Art+Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, will kick off the 2021-22 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season with The Little Friends of Printmaking.

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‘So we sent an email’: How a photo in Austin Peay’s art collection connects with the discovery of a famed French photographer
'So we sent an email': How a photo in Austin Peay's art collection connects with the discovery of a famed French photographer

Earlier this summer, the director of Austin Peay State University's The New Gallery and his summer research fellow discovered a striking photo of a red-haired girl with a face splashed with freckles. Within days, they had a compelling story to share, one that included an up-and-coming 26-year-old French photographer who from his shop in Pont-Aven, France, had the perfect light in 1970 to capture the freckled faces of Cécile and her two sisters, Béatrice and Silvie.

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Austin Peay Art + Design announces 2021-22 exhibition, visiting artist schedule
Austin Peay Art + Design announces 2021-22 exhibition, visiting artist schedule

The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its 2021-22 season of exhibitions and visiting speakers. Generously supported by the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA), the Department of Art + Design can bring nationally/internationally recognized artists and thinkers directly to Clarksville with programming that is free and open to the public.

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The New Gallery at Austin Peay opens ‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibition to kick off new season
The New Gallery at Austin Peay opens 'Recent Acquisitions' exhibition to kick off new season

The University accessioned over 150 new pieces into APSU's Art Collection within the past five years. The exhibition features 125 pieces of donated, gifted and purchased works of art and includes artists such as Ansel Adams, Deborah Gould Hall, Bonnie Schiffman, Albert Watson, Frank Paulin, Michel Thersiquel, Khari Turner, Gamaliel Rodriquez, Philippe Salaün, Karen Seapker, Carl E. Moore and many more.

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Happening today: The New Gallery to open with ‘Recent Acquisitions’
Happening today: The New Gallery to open with 'Recent Acquisitions'

The exhibit will include more than 150 pieces accepted into Austin Peay State University's art collection during the last five years. Pieces include art from Ansel Adams, Deborah Gould Hall, Bonnie Schiffman, Albert Watson, Michel Thersiquel, Khari Turner, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Philippe Salaün and Karen Seapker.

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‘Rodeo in STYLE’: How an iconic photographer’s images became a part of Austin Peay’s art collection
'Rodeo in STYLE': How an iconic photographer's images became a part of Austin Peay's art collection

Recently discovered photos not only capture a Canadaian rodeo in 1978, but they also help to tell the story of how a world-famous photographer's photos made their way over 43 years from his New York City studio to an Arizona gallery to a dusty flat-file box in Austin Peay State University's art collection.

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New student art fellowship to help document, preserve, ‘discover’ Austin Peay’s art collection
New student art fellowship to help document, preserve, 'discover' Austin Peay's art collection

A recent endowment from Mark and Martha Em Raby made a new annual summer fellowship possible and provides an Art + Design student the opportunity to work with the University's art collection.

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Art + Design honors student work at juried student exhibition awards show
Art + Design honors student work at juried student exhibition awards show

The Department of Art + Design's 53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition honored students on Wednesday, April 28, with an awards night via Zoom.

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Eliza Evans takes us into the future to show the effects of climate change
Eliza Evans takes us into the future to show the effects of climate change

On Earth Day, the Art + Design lawn at Austin Peay State University had an interesting sight to see. Eliza Evans, an environmental artist of about 10 years, was taking part in a durational performance piece where she spent several hours in a "time machine."

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Happening today: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform ‘Time Machine’ on campus
Happening today: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform 'Time Machine' on campus

Environmental artist Eliza Evans will be on campus from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today to perform a reiteration of her piece "Time Machine," a duration and interactive work where she will spend several hours "living" in a mass-produced greenhouse on the lawn of the Arts Quad. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Austin Peay This Week: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform ‘Time Machine’ outside Art + Design building
Austin Peay This Week: Environmental artist Eliza Evans to perform 'Time Machine' outside Art + Design building

On Earth Day, April 22, environmental artist Eliza Evans will be on campus from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to perform a reiteration of her piece Time Machine, a duration and interactive work where she will spend several hours “living” in a mass-produced greenhouse on the lawn of the Arts Quad.

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Happening tonight: APSU’s David Walker joins virtual discussion ‘Conversations on Design & Race’
Happening tonight: APSU's David Walker joins virtual discussion 'Conversations on Design & Race'

Austin Peay State University's David Jon Walker is one of 12 graphic design educators of color included in a new book titled "Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race." A series of events - including one tonight - is helping to bring the book's educators to the public eye.

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APSU Department of Art + Design celebrates student work with 53rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
APSU Department of Art + Design celebrates student work with 53rd Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The Department of Art + Design is celebrating the end of the 2020-21 academic year with the 53rd Annual Juried Student Exhibition. The professionally juried exhibition opened in The New Gallery on April 5 and runs through April 28. There will be a reception + awards ceremony on April 28, via Zoom beginning at 5:30 p.m. All are invited to attend.

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Art + Design continues CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series with Art21 artist Stephanie Syjuco
Art + Design continues CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series with Art21 artist Stephanie Syjuco

The Department of Art + Design, with support from the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host artist Stephanie Syjuco to finish out an incredible 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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Happening tonight: APSU’s David Jon Walker joins virtual discussion centering voices of Black, Brown + Latinx design educators
APSU’s Walker featured in 'Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race'

Austin Peay State University's David Jon Walker is one of 12 graphic design educators of color included in a new book titled "Black, Brown + Latinx Design Educators: Conversations on Design and Race."

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Happening today: CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series continues with environmental artist Eliza Evans
Happening today: CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series continues with environmental artist Eliza Evans

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host environmental artist, Eliza Evans, to continue an incredible 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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Free CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series continues with environmental artist Eliza Evans
Free CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series continues with environmental artist Eliza Evans

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host environmental artist, Eliza Evans, to continue an incredible 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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Today is last day to RSVP for Marvin Posey, Jr. Scholarship Art Exhibit
Today is last day to RSVP for Marvin Posey, Jr. Scholarship Art Exhibit

The Austin Peay State University African American Alumni Chapter and the APSU National Alumni Association will host the Marvin Posey Jr. Scholarship Art Exhibit at 2 p.m. on March 20 in the painting studio of the APSU Art + Design Building.

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In the News: Alum Khari Turner talks about time at APSU on Radio Juxtapoz
In the News: Alum Khari Turner talks about time at APSU on Radio Juxtapoz

Check out art and design alum and former mascot Khari Turner's interview with Juxtapoz Magazine on his life and newfound position in the national art community. "When I moved to Tennessee, I was like 'Oh I'm making this work, nobody can stop me and I'm not doing anything else.'"

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360-degree virtual walk-through available for Splan’s Entangled Entities
360-degree virtual walk-through available for Splan's Entangled Entities

A 360-degree virtual walk-through for bio-artist Laura Splan's Entangled Entities, complete with an audio tour by the artist, is now available.

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World-renowned graphic designer Paula Scher to deliver free Visiting Artist lecture at Austin Peay
World-renowned graphic designer Paula Scher to deliver free Visiting Artist lecture

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host world-renowned graphic designer Paula Scher to continue an incredible 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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In The News: Austin Peay alumna, artist makes splash with Titans’ A.J. Brown portrait
In The News: Austin Peay alumna, artist makes splash with Titans' A.J. Brown portrait

Austin Peay State University alumna Sarah Beth Bills recently made the news after she painted a likeness of Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown.

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World-renown designer Debbie Millman to give APSU artist lecture
World-renown designer Debbie Millman to give APSU artist lecture

The Department of Art + Design, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to host award-winning designer and thinker Debbie Millman to continue an incredible 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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Take a virtual tour ‘The Katrina Chronicles’ led by the artist, Peter Precourt
Take a virtual tour 'The Katrina Chronicles' led by the artist, Peter Precourt

You can see the exhibit from the safety of your home in a newly launched 360-degree virtual walk-through that is integrated with an "artist-led" gallery tour.

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Katie Hargrave, Meredith Lynn to present ‘Over Look/Under Foot’ at Austin Peay
Katie Hargrave, Meredith Lynn to present 'Over Look/Under Foot' at Austin Peay

The New Gallery, with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Department of Art + Design, is pleased to present Over Look/Under Foot, a new exhibition by artists Katie Hargrave and Meredith Lynn, to continue an exciting 2020-2021 exhibition season.

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Austin Peay design professor tapped for national art campaign ahead of presidential election
Austin Peay design professor tapped for national art campaign ahead of presidential election

An Austin Peay State University art and design professor recently was picked to contribute artwork in support of a national presidential campaign.

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Retired Austin Peay professor works with Hatch Show Print to celebrate 'I Vote Because ...'

"I Vote Because ...," an art project started by Celene Aubry and Cynthia Marsh, features 55 women sharing why they are exercising their right to vote in the upcoming election.

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Austin Peay students’ video about the 24 Hours Animation Contest goes viral on TikTok
Austin Peay students' video about the 24 Hours Animation Contest goes viral on TikTok

Austin Peay State University animation students made it as finalists in a 24 Hours Animation Contest then earned more than 2 million views on a behind-the-scenes TikTok video.

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Austin Peay artist uses crushed black barrels, white sidewalks to illustrate systemic racial violence
Austin Peay artist uses crushed black barrels, white sidewalks to illustrate systemic racial violence

Eighteen steel barrels, the sidewalks and a grassy field make up APSU Gallery Director Michael Dickins' latest artwork, "Nothing to See Here." "'Nothing to See Here' is my statement on the continued violence perpetrated against Black bodies and the privilege many of us have to ignore it," Dickins says, describing the piece.

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APSU Art + Design to welcome Chloë Bass to kick off CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series
Art + Design to welcome Chloë Bass to kick off CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series

The Department of Art + Design with support from The Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is pleased to host multiform conceptual artist Chloë Bass to kick off the 2020-21 CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series season.

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APSU professor’s ‘100days’ project uses art to inspire people to register, vote
APSU professor's '100days' project uses art to inspire people to register, vote

Austin Peay State University Art Professor Paul Collins has been creating and placing artistic vote signs throughout Middle Tennessee - especially throughout Nashville and Clarksville - since this summer. And he hopes the initiative, called 100days, will inspire area residents to register and vote in the Nov. 3 election.

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Impromptu NYC visit, thank you note lead to photo collection gift to Austin Peay
Impromptu NYC visit, thank you note lead to photo collection gift to Austin Peay

An impromptu New York City visit and a heartfelt thank you note helped to spark a recent donation of 16 Frank Paulin photographs to Austin Peay's University Art Collection from the renowned Bruce Silverstein Gallery.

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Scott Raymond
APSU art professor presents at national animation conference

Scott Raymond, a former DreamWorks animator who worked on films such as "Trolls" and "Kung Fu Panda 3," participated in panel discussions for SIGGRAPH 2020, one of the animation industry's major annual events.

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Austin Peay art alum Khari Turner catches eye of Hulu, Zendaya and The Roots
Austin Peay art alum Khari Turner catches eye of Hulu, Zendaya and The Roots

Austin Peay State University art alum Khari Turner has had a summer he won't soon forget.

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Austin Peay alum Khari Turner featured in Hulu’s Work Art Fest
Austin Peay alum Khari Turner featured in Hulu's Work Art Fest

An Austin Peay State University art graduate will be one of 10 Black artists featured during Hulu's Woke Art Fest today (Sept. 14, 2020) on the streaming giant's social media platforms.

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