Absences and Mementos . . .

. . . by APSU alumnus Greg Sand

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The Framemaker proudly presents a tintype photography exhibit consisting of two separte series “Absences” and “Mementos” by artist Greg Sand. The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on December 4, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of December during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m.5 p.m.).

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Greg Sand is an artist and photographer who explores the issues of existence, time and death. He works primarily with digital photography to produce work that addresses the nature of photography and its role in defining reality. Sand received his BFA in Photography from Austin Peay State University in 2008. He has won the acclaim of both jurors and audiences, winning numerous awards and honors. In 2009, Sand was selected by critic Catherine Edelman and the Griffin Museum of Photography as one of “the most exciting new artists emerging in the world of photography.” Sand currently produces work in Clarksville, Tennessee. He is represented by the Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee, and exhibits across the United States.

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New Photographs by Melanie Hildebrandt

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We attain a Thing… use it… discard it… without really letting go… Over time it becomes an unnoticed textile of our environmental fabric Until, one day a stranger comes by and is stopped by the spectacle, They pause, investigate, look in wonder and then Quietly ask the question… the Thing has been dying to answer… “What IS your story?”

Melanie Hildebrandt has a life long interest in the arts. Her Photographs, Mono- printing, Letterpress work and Handmade/Self-written books have been exhibited in Kentucky and Tennessee and collectors of her artwork are across the United States. A current interest is how visual art communicates with our everyday life and in-turn how everyday life communicates with and may become the visual art. Melanie currently resides in Clarksville, TN. She is an adjunct instructor of Speech for Austin Peay State University and Nashville State Community College.

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The Framemaker proudly presents a New Photographs by Melanie Hildebrandt as part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on November 6, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of November during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

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Professor Suta Lee: Pastel Paintings . . .

.  .  .  from light to dust

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October 2

The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist Suta Lee. Suta Lee is an Associate Professor (Painting) at Austin Peay State University. Lee’s work has been featured in many prominent exhibition venues, including in the Frist Center in Nashville, Tenn., The Hubert Johnson Museum in Ithica, N.Y., the Mark Palmer Gallery in Paducah, Ky., California State University in Fullerton, Calif., the Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art in Laguna Beach, Calif., the National Academy of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, and the Customs House Museum in Clarksville, Tenn.

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This series of pastel paintings is based on photographs taken by the artist while traveling abroad. The work is an iteration of images captured through photography (light) and translated into pure pigment drawings (dust). The exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on October 2, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of October during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

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Olen Bryant | Making Marks: Sketches and Drawings

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September 4

The Framemaker is very proud to present drawings by the award-winning artist Olen Bryant. Bryant’s opening corresponds to Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on Thursday, September 4. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. To 8 p.m., and the exhibit will remain at The Framemaker through the month of September during normal business hours (M-F, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.).

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Olen Bryant was born in Cookeville, Tenn. He attended Murray State University, served in the United States Army, and continued his education at the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art. Bryant has taught in numerous school systems, including Austin Peay State University, where served as Professor of Art from 1964 to 1991. Bryant’s work has inspired generations of sculptors and artists. He is truly one of Tennessee’s artistic treasures.

Olen’s sculptural forms are easily recognizable expressions of the human figure. In addition to sculptures, Bryant has an extensive collection of sketches, which will be on exhibit.

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The Trick in in the Landing

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August 7

The Framemaker proudly presents “The Trick is in the Landing” a collaborative painting exhibit by artists Laura King and Alex Wurts. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on August 7, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of August during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

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Laura King currently attends Austin Peay State University seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.Primarily a watercolor painter, King explores the issues of patterns, material through the topic of micro-anatomy. Alex Wurts also attends Austin Peay State University and is seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. Wurts paintings are often experimental in nature, the results deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

In the show, “The Trick is in the Landing” Wurts and King have collaborated together to create a body of work based in casual experimentation. Both artist function primarily within the realms of drawing and painting, working within different styles and approaches but sharing similar concerns of material, pattern and form. Self-amused but not unserious, these painters have abandoned the rigorously structured propositions and serial strategies of previous generations in favor of playful, unpredictable encounters.

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Wallpaper

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July 3

The Framemaker proudly presents “Wallpaper” a photograph exhibit by artist Jonathan Wheeler. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on July 4, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of July during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

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Placement: A collaboration by . . .

. . . Melanie Davis and Miranda Herrick

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June 5

Art powerhouses Melanie Davis and Miranda Herrick have collaborated to create “Placement.” This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on June 5. Stop by our reception at The Framemaker from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. — with Miranda Herrick and Melanie Collins Davis.

 

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Portraits of a Trip: New Work by Jared Cleghorn

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May 1, 2014

The Framemaker proudly presents new work by artist Jared Cleghorn. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on May 1, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The artwork will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of May during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

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Artist Statement   /   I took a trip earlier this year that involved driving, flying, being shuttled around and hotel rooms, which meant spending a great portion of my time looking out windows. I saw inspiring landscapes and experienced moments that I will cherish for the remainder of my life. Although I was not always physically free to experience what was beyond the window in its entirety, I appreciate and revere what each encounter offered me.

This trip reveals the fact that most of my life I find myself “looking out windows”. Each window is a limited line of sight or a glimpse that represents the time frame I am allotted to experience a moment, a friend, a lover, a landscape, or my life as with any portrait or portrayal. As a series of windows and memories to look through, one is only able to experience what is within the constraints of the window. Yet the portrait is more than just a visual representation of what laid beyond the pane of glass and often ended up being a reflection of myself, the viewer.

The landscapes had their own stories as well as the people who sat next to me on the planes and in the cars. As I looked out each window, I took it all in, soaked up every last ounce that was available to me knowing that in the end the only remnant would be a memory. The views I managed to store within me can never live up to the actual living and breathing subjects. This is what I am left with. Fragmented recollections of transitory moments of perfect happiness and blurred, obscure photographs of awe inspiring landscapes.

I want to hold on to these landscapes forever, but like the years and the bliss we get to live, and the ever changing landscapes themselves – it is all fleeting. I used various mediums and techniques, but of particular importance are the scraps of old books and papers that I have collected and cherished over the years. I have created physical memories of what I viewed through the various windows of a trip in an attempt to preserve, relive, and share these memories and experiences.

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Bio   /   Jared Cleghorn was born in Vandenberg AFB, California, in 1984. As a dependent of a military service member, Jared is accustomed to and has grown to appreciate change, new lands, and stability. The proximity of his family and opportunity of education is what brought him to Clarksville, TN where he attended Austin Peay State University and received a BA in Studio Art in 2009. Geographical themes and expansive horizons continued to direct his attention and center his life and eventually led him to continue his education. He is currently studying Geoscience with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems. His current work explores the relationship between the individual and a sense of place by integrating his knowledge of the visual arts with his growing scientific understanding of the natural world. He is fond of collage and in particular the reuse of old discarded paper scraps and forgotten documents, which he uses to recreate memories and landscapes to be remembered and generates glimpses of possibilities to be seen.

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The Expressive Line . . .

.  .  .  Figure drawings by Patricia Halbeck

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April 3, 2014

The Framemaker proudly presents charcoal drawings of the human form by Austin Peay State University (APSU) professor of Music, Patricia Halbeck. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on April 3, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The drawings will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of March during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Patricia Halbeck works with equal passion in both figure and landscape genres. Preferring to paint and draw from life, she is a regular member of the Open Studio sessions at Warehouse 521 in Nashville. Her landscapes are often done “Plein air” with the Chestnut Group around the middle Tennessee region. As a pianist and professor of music at Austin Peay State University she is increasingly interested in the interdisciplinary possibilities of the arts.

The artist states, “The illusion of form and volume on a two-dimensional surface is often created using variations in value to indicate the play of light and shadow on an object. However, it is also true that form can be beautifully articulated by accurate and expressive outlines with little to no modeling of interior structures. This series of drawings was done to explore this concept. Subtle curves of the human form are remarkably clear indicators of interior anatomical structure. The hidden muscles and bones are clothed with the veil of skin that ebbs and flows over them in an endless series of convex arcs. In addition, the variations of an expressive line are endless; dark, light, thick, thin, exploring lost and found edges.”

Halbeck continues, “A charcoal outline can become almost melodic in its ability to suggest, clarify and communicate what is within the boundaries of the form.  I am fascinated by the oft-quoted idea that ‘less is more.’  These works are an attempt to portray the beauty of God’s highest creation with an economical but expressive use of the line.”

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Recent works by Susan Tomi McGolrick

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March 6

The Framemaker proudly presents an exhibit by artist Susan Tomi McGolrick. This exhibit is part of Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk on March 6, 2014. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display at the Framemaker throughout the month of March during normal business hours (Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

STATEMENT My children grew up hearing my childhood stories. I was the storyteller. I used my memories to teach them lessons and make them laugh. Somestories were harder to tell. Others were incredibly funny. Many were wound around my mother and the cultural clashes that often exist in first generation Japanese daughters. What she expected from me and what I expected from her was often lost in translation. In trying to learn Japanese to better communicate with my mother, I found that there are words that have no English equivalents. And now my relationships with my children and my mother have settled into accepting intentions rather than words which offer up room for forgiveness.

BIO I earned a BFA in Studio Arts concentrating on alternative processes in film photography from Austin Peay State University (APSU) in 2010. As a Founding Member of the APSU Friends of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type collection, I continue to bring the press to the public for hands-on demonstrations. I am on the Visual Arts staff for the Community School of the Arts with APSU teaching classes for children and teens and conducting workshops for adults. I also participate in Austin Peay’s Artists in Schools Program. During the summers of 2012 and 2013 I was the lead Art Counselor at Camp Sycamore for the Girl Scouts. My teaching focuses mainly on, but is not limited to, printmaking and bookmaking.

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