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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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suffragists
Expert on Tennessee suffragists and 19th Amendment to speak at APSU Constitution Day on Sept. 17

Constitution Day commemorates the day the country's Founding Fathers adopted the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and Dr. Carole Bucy's talk will celebrate another important milestone - women winning the right to vote.

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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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Beloved Community Writing Group
APSU hosts Beloved Community Writing Retreat for Black faculty

Each day included time for goal setting, independent writing and accountability checks, and guest speakers included Black tenured APSU professors, Provost Maria Cronley and other university representatives.

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Dr. Ricardo Nazario y Colón
Poet, artist & diversity officer Colón to speak at APSU's Asanbe Diversity Symposium

At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, he'll visit Austin Peay State University's Morgan University Center, Room 307, to deliver the keynote lecture, "A Puerto Rican/Latinx Journey in Appalachia,"

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Amy Wright
Austin Peay's Amy Wright publishes new book that explores the 'braided conversations' of our lives

Her new book, Paper Concert: A Conversation in the Round, features nine essays pursuing the art of asking and the invisible links that connect one line of questioning to the next.

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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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Austin Peay professor selected for National Endowment for the Humanities’ Zora Neale Hurston institute
Austin Peay professor selected for National Endowment for the Humanities' Zora Neale Hurston institute

Austin Peay State University's Dr. Paula White is one of 25 scholars selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute that will explore the works of Zora Neale Hurston.

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Ancient ruins
APSU Honors Program to offer special biblical history and archeology class this fall

The honors class will cover a swath of history that extends "from the Stone Age to Christianity," with students learning through archeological remains about the everyday lives of people living on three separate continents.

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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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Dr. Dan Shea
APSU May class to discover literary magic behind Harry Potter series

During the three-week, online class, students will read four novels in the series and discover how literary works by Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, J.R.R. Tolkien and others influenced the world of Harry Potter.

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APSU Theatre and Dance presents World Premiere Staging of Peabody-nominated radio drama Suspense!

The production will run from April 15-17. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., and the performances will take place virtually via a LIVE video or audio-only stream.

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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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Brian Dunn
APSU editor and communication grad student Brian Dunn wins top student paper at regional academic conference

He will present his work during a virtual popular communication session on April 9, and he will be the only master-level student to present at this session.

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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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