Art + Design News and Events
College Art + Design Day Registration is Available Now!
Visit our information page to learn more about College Art + Design Day and register for the event. This year we will be welcoming prospective students on February 16th, 2019.
This week's BFA Thesis Exhibitions: Miranda Curtis and Aaron Schmittou
The Austin Peay State University Department of Art + Design is proud to invite you
to the BFA thesis exhibitions of Miranda Curtis and Aaron Schmittou. The exhibitions
will open in the Barbara Beach student gallery on the second floor of the Art + Design
building with a reception Monday November 5th from 5-7pm with remarks at 5:30pm. The
shows will remain daily from 9-4:30p open until Thursday November 8. The exhibitions
are free and open to the public.
This week, Austin Peay graduating senior Miranda Curtis will present her Senior Thesis exhibition: 'A Worry of Dolls' at APSU’s student gallery. The gallery will feature a series of hand made dolls. The artist wants to take the view of what is considered creepy and weird and giving them a new life in a new configuration of appearance. By creating these figures in a medium that is playful it creates a feeling of intrigue over the typical feeling of trepidation.
Senior Aaron J. Schmittou's thesis exhibition 'Terraforming Ghosts' will consist of a series of large scale sculptures and wall hangings, exploring the themes of the natural world, including death, terraforming, ghosts, and plant life. Tennessean by birth, Aaron J. Schmittou enjoys travelling extensively when he can and utilizes these experiences heavily when conceptualizing his work. Along with this, he maintains an active and experimental studio practice. His painting and sculptures consist primarily of found objects, glass, and acrylic paint and are known for exploring the spacial relationship between the viewer and the work.
Professor Susan Bryant Included in Exhibition in Illinois
Twelve of Professor Susan Bryant's photographs were included in the invitational group show Artists and Children at the Edwardsville Art Center in Illinois.
The exhibition was open this summer from August 3 through September 8.
Professor Virginia Griswold's Solo Exhibition Building Bodies at the Appalachian Center for Craft
Professor Virginia Griswold's exhibition Building Bodies explores the intersections between our bodies and the built environment. The exhibition runs from August 16 to October 1 in the Front Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, TN
Professor Billy Renkl's Work in Exhibition in Ohio
Professor Billy Renkl currently has a work in Textuality, a juried show at the Manifest Creative Research and Drawing Center Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. The exhibition features artworks that employ letterforms; Renkl's collage is made from vintage postcards.
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.