Art + Design News and Events
Spring BFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibitions Announced
The Department of Art + Design is proud to announce this semester's BFA Studio Art thesis exhibitions. With the exception of Andrew Hamilton's exhibition of outdoor sculpture, each show will take place in the Barbara Beach Gallery on the second floor of the Art + Design building. The exhibition opening receptions will be held on Monday evenings from 5-7pm with the students making remarks at 5:30pm. The gallery will be open for viewing during the rest of the exhibition run from 9am-4:30pm.
3/11-3/14: Andrew Hamilton - his exhibition and reception will be located outside in the Green Space adjacent to the Art + Design building
3/18-3/21: Brittany Guillot and Eric Mason
3/25-3/28: Asher Hawkins and Christana Jones
4/1-4/4: Ashante Kindle
4/8-4/11: Samantha Burns and James Daniel
4/15-4/18: Khari Turner
Professor Cynthia Marsh exhibition at The Framemaker in Clarksville
Cynthia Marsh - Goldsmith Press: Projects from the Press will run from March 7 - 18 2019 at The Framemaker in Downtown Clarksville. The opening reception will be Thursday March 7 from 5-8pm. The Framemaker is located at 605 S Second Street, Clarksville, TN.
APSU Art + Design Graphic Design Majors win ADDYs
On February 26, 2019, we had several APSU Graphic Design Majors win Silver ADDY Awards at this year’s Nashville Student ADDY Ceremony. Ebony Walton, a senior, won a Silver ADDY for her “Sweet Ride” branding book, and a team of three students—Al Best, Clarissa Gunn, and Maddie Lee—won a Silver ADDY for their 30-second television ad for Clarksville’s new entertainment venue, the City Forum.
Both projects were designed under the guidance and tutelage of Associate Professor, Rachel Bush. Associate Professor, Patrick Gosnell, and Assistant Professor, David Walker, were present (alongside our students) at the award ceremony. It was an exciting night where APSU increased its regional profile amongst other middle Tennessee colleges and universities. The ADDYs are one of the biggest yearly advertising competitions, and the Department of Art + Design is very proud of our student winners, as well as all of the other great student projects that were entered this year! Both projects will now advance to the Regional level of competition.
Assistant Professor McLean Fahnestock to exhibit at 57th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival
McLean Fahnestock will be exhibiting her work Drum Solo: Hyperbole for the Undiscovered Country as part of Off the Screen, a portion of the Ann Arbor Film Festival dedicated to expanded cinema performances and new media installations. The piece will be on display from March 26-31. While in Ann Arbor she will participate in a round table discussion about the work and the creation of video installations.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant garde and experimental film festival in North American. More information can be found on the fesitival website.
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.