FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 4, 2007
CONTACT: Eric Snyder, gallery assistant, 615-898-5653
MTSU GALLERY SERVES AS HOST SITE FOR ‘COLLEAGUES’ ART EXHIBIT
(MURFREESBORO, Tenn.)—“Colleagues: A Community College Art Faculty Exhibition” is the title of the upcoming art exhibit, rich in diversity, that will be featured Sept. 17 through Oct. 4 in the Todd Gallery on the campus of MTSU.
“This exhibition recognizes the talented faculty who serve students enrolled in community colleges across the state that are often far removed from major population centers,” said Lon Nuell, MTSU art professor and gallery curator.
“These dedicated individuals provide access to art instruction for their local populations who have an interest and they often display incredible talent,” he continued. “And in addition to highlighting their creativity, ‘Colleagues’ also serves as a small gesture of thanks for the invaluable work these faculty do to prepare the many students who continue on in the four-year universities of the Tennessee Board of Regents and University of Tennessee systems.”
The artists/faculty whose work will be featured in the exhibit include Marcia Athens, Pellissippi State Community College; Fred Behrens and Herbert Cobb, Columbia State Community College; Amy Evans, Walters State Community College; Claire Hampton and Sue Mulcahy, Volunteer State Community College; Skip Jackson, Scott McRoberts, Emily Naff, Priscilla Nash, Dale Rogers, Beth Traube and David Weilmuenster, Nashville State Community College; Stacy Jacobs and Nancy McDonald, Roane State Community College; Jeff Morris and Steve Simmerman, Chattanooga State Community College; Carol Norman, Jackson State Community College; Reid Parish, Cleveland State Community College; and Brian Robinson, Motlow State Community College.
Nuell said each of the participating artists work and teach in traditional studio areas such as painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, ceramics and sculpture, and graphic design and visual communication.
“Exhibited together, their works represent the rich diversity of many artists who not only live and work across the state, but also bring to their work intriguing personal experiences, perceptions and expressions,” he noted.
A closing reception for the participating artists, free and open to the public, will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the gallery’s lobby.
•GALLERY HOURS: Located on the first floor of MTSU’s Todd Building, the Todd Gallery is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Admission is always free and the exhibit is open to the public. Please note that the gallery will be closed on all university-approved holidays.
For more information regarding the “Colleagues” exhibit, please contact Eric Snyder, gallery assistant, at 615-898-5653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To request an interview with any of the exhibit’s participating artists, please contact Snyder at 615-898-2919 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.