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Covid-19 and Art and Design Activities and Events
Todd Art Gallery, 210 Gallery, and Glass Gallery are open for your viewing per in-place campus precautions. Exhibit receptions and other group events are canceled until further notice.
Saturdays at Todd (S@T) are going virtual for the semester. Watch for a variety of opportunities. Materials for each workshop will be available to you in Todd Hall, Room 212 or by curbside with appointment made through 615-898-5532.
Saturdays at Todd via Zoom
VIRTUAL DEMO: Stone Lithography
10 a.m.–12 p.m.—Saturday, October 24, 2020
Watch as Art and Design Associate Professor Nick Satinover draws, processes, and prints a stone lithograph in multiple colors. Nick will modify the stone several times to create a layered image from one stone. Lithography is a printmaking process first discovered in 1798, which is still utilized today to produce fine art prints and an untold number of commercially printed products. Prints are made by drawing on a piece of flattened limestone, treated with chemicals, and rolled with ink. Unlike most other printmaking processes, the drawing of a lithograph is directly on the printing surface and does not create a surface change. The result is a tonal image featuring every nuance of drawing from the artist’s hand. Visit Nick at http://nicksatinover.com/
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The Body - Narrative, Ornamentation and Conceptualization
1:30–4 p.m.—Saturday, October 24, 2020
Art and Design Ceramics Lecturer Kelsey Duncan will guide participants by composing and sculpting the narrative figure in clay. Utilizing a coil and pinch construction method, Duncan will demonstrate how to create a life-like portrait by altering a simple hallow vessel into a dynamic human form. Focusing on stylized realism, Duncan will introduce options for bringing the piece to life through added layers of concept specific ornamentation, underglaze washes, and a dynamic glaze finish. Visit Kelsey at http://www.kelseyduncan.net/
The Stories We Tell
12–2 p.m.—Saturday, October 31, 2020
Kara J Kemp is the owner of KJ Kemp Coaching and a master storyteller. She'll guide participants in exploring ways to craft personal narratives through writing exercises, off the shelf approaches to creative thinking, and working the elements of engaging storytelling. This workshop will continue to build upon narrative topics of identity, shared memories, longing for home, and the sense of belonging that resonates with the collaborative exhibits, Collective Memories: Creative Expressions Through Contemporary Art and Words To Live By curated by Dr. Barbara and Leroy Hodges at the MTSU Department of Art and Design Todd Art Gallery. Visit Kara at https://karajkemp.org/
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Art Exhibits are available for viewing with applicable Covid-19 precautions in place.
For additional MTSU Covid-19 information: MTSU Coronavirus Updates
Fall 2020 Artist / Professor Lecture Series
2:00–2:45pm—Wednesday, September 16: Nick Satinover & Erin Anfinson
Meeting ID: 933 0259 3881 | Passcode: 208652
2–2:45 p.m.—Wednesday, October 14: Nicole Foran & Tony Rodriguez
2–2:45 p.m.—Wednesday, November 18: Mark Mcleod & Douglas Dabbs
Now Open For Viewing – Todd Art Gallery
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A joint exhibition, in Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, Room 224A | Artists Reception, 1:30–3 p.m.,Saturday, October 31, 2020
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