Monday, November 10, 2014

[193] Todd Gallery’s dual exhibits feature work by local sculptors, MTSU students

MURFREESBORO — MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery is featuring work by the officers of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and Renaissance art techniques by MTSU students in a pair of public exhibits open through Friday, Nov. 14.

Both the sculptors’ exhibit and the students’ “Arti Maggiori” exhibit are presented by MTSU Arts.

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance exhibit is in the main gallery of the facility, and the student exhibit is in Room 210, also known as TAG|210.

MTSU art professor Michael Baggarly is curator of the sculpture exhibit, which features work by Jan Chenoweth and Rondell Crier, both of Chattanooga, Tennessee; David Marquez of Bowling Green, Kentucky; and Joe Manson of Central, South Carolina.

The Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture and its power to educate, effect social change and engage artists, art professionals and communities.

The student show at the Todd Gallery will feature works by Dr. Laura Cochrane’s Italian Renaissance class, all developed from a thorough study of the art techniques and processes with an emphasis on remaining true to the period.

The 34 students in the class were divided into 10 groups and instructed by exhibit curators to work on papermaking, oil painting, letterpress printing and stone sculpture projects to create a sampling of works of the roughly 300-year period.

All Todd Art Gallery exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends and state and university holidays.

For more information about MTSU Arts, which presents a full slate of art, theatre and music offerings at the university each year, visit

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