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Austin Peay’s Art + Design announces 2019-20 exhibition, visiting artist schedule

Recently retired APSU professor Susan Bryant will exhibit "humanature" Aug. 26-Sept. 20 at Heydel Hall.
Recently retired APSU professor Susan Bryant will exhibit "humanature" Aug. 26-Sept. 20 at Heydel Hall.

(Posted Aug. 23, 2019)

The Department of Art + Design at Austin Peay State University is excited to announce its 2019-20 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 and internationally recognized artists and thinkers to Clarksville with programming that is free and open to the public.

The recently built Art + Design building houses both The New Gallery and Heydel Hall. The New Gallery will host four exhibitions showcasing contemporary art from regional and national artists, as well as the annual juried student exhibition.

Heydel Hall is an acoustically tuned lecture hall that will host the CECA Visiting Artist Speaker Series featuring select national and international artists and thinkers.

“I say this every year, but we are super-excited about this year’s slate of exhibitions and speakers,” said Michael Dickins, gallery director and Visiting Artist program chair. “We’re beginning our third year in the new Art + Design building, and there is no sign of the department slowing down.

“We are continuing to bring world-class artists directly to Austin Peay and the residents of Clarksville,” he added. “With invaluable support from CECA, this excitement will continue as The New Gallery will host an exciting exhibition lineup of contemporary artists that will challenge, awe and inspire our students to push themselves in their individual practices; and our Visiting Artist Speaker Series that will allow our students and community to directly interact with the influential artists of our time.

“Our programming continues to be the envy of our peer institutions within our state and those within our surrounding region,” Dickins continued. “Last year, we had institutions from within our state, as well as from South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Kentucky, bring their students to our events. This is a huge testament to our programming and the support from CECA.”

WORLD-RENOWNED do it HIGHLIGHTS EXHIBITION SEASON

Nina Stössinger
Nina Stössinger

The New Gallery exhibition season includes contemporary artists visiting from Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Maryland as well as Hans Ulrich Obrist’s do it, which has been exhibited in venues around the world and features artworks from globally recognized contemporary artists.

Here’s the schedule:

ANTWAUN SARGENT KICKS OFF VISITING ARTISTS SERIES

Antwaun Sargent
Antwaun Sargent

The 2019-20 CECA Visiting Artists Speaker Series features artists from Iran, Texas, California and New York. The lectures will be hosted in Heydel Hall in the Art + Design building unless otherwise noted. Here’s the schedule:

To allow the community greater access to the exhibitions, The New Gallery will open during Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Crawls throughout the year. Normal hours for The New Gallery are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery is closed on weekends and holidays and follows the University’s academic calendar.

For more information about the exhibitions or lectures, contact Dickins at dickinsm@apsu.edu.

To stay informed of upcoming events or scheduling changes, follow the Department of Art + Design on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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