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Austin Peay’s Patrick Vincent named featured artist at Wade Bourne Nature Center

By: Ethan Steinquest September 12, 2023

Patrick Vincent
Associate professor Patrick Vincent. 

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - An Austin Peay State University professor's work in printmaking is being highlighted at Clarksville's Wade Bourne Nature Center. Associate professor Patrick Vincent of the APSU Department of Art + Design will be the featured artist this fall.   

Vincent’s prints are viewable from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Fridays and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturdays at 2308 Rotary Drive until Nov. 11, with a reception scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.  

Patrick Vincent's artwork“This series of lithographic and woodcut prints apply myth as a reaction to climate change,” he said. “The continuous element of a turtle shell acts as a metonym for the planet in the mythological/cosmological imagination. This myth becomes complicated by the shifting geological epochs as we rethink our current era as a transition from the Holocene to the Anthropocene or Capitalocine.” 

Vincent first showcased the series in 2017 during a month-long residency at the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland. When the Wade Bourne Nature Center’s program manager, Katherine Netti, first contacted him, he knew it would be a perfect fit for the facility.  

“I [wanted to display] work that seemed appropriate to a nature center, since the ideas and imagery are nature-themed,” he said, adding that he appreciated Netti’s support. “To have someone look at my work and say that it would look good in a space without me having to reach out to them feels really good.”  

More about the artist: 

Vincent, a Minneapolis, Minnesota native, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and his Master of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. He has worked for the design/letterpress workspace Studio on Fire, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Pyracantha Press.  

He has been an artist in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence, Kansas and the Black Church Print Studio in Dublin, Ireland. His work has been showcased in national and international juried and group exhibitions, as well as solo and two-person exhibitions.  

Through his experience with book arts, printmaking and design, Vincent creates original works of art and collaborates with individuals through print media. For more information about Vincent and his work, visit www.twinbeepress.com.