Saturdays at Todd

Saturdays at Todd is a faculty led initiative was designed to expand our community engagement in and around Murfreesboro. The events are free and open to the public with all materials provided as tools to build greater advocacy for the arts in middle Tennessee!  Students and faculty participate and lead demonstrations. They answer questions and offer insight into context, technique, and concept. We host exhibit openings in our main gallery that are also scheduled on Saturdays to encourage community and alumni attendance while providing greater access to our facilities and programs! All activities include all ages in interactive workshops, lectures, and exhibits. Through open discussion about artwork and the role of the artist in communities, we can demonstrate the importance of arts education while fostering a culture of support for the Arts in Tennessee.

All workshops are located in Todd Hall, Room 224A except where otherwise noted. 


Want to see our past Saturday's at Todd events? Check out what we have offered before to gain an idea of what we host at the Department of Art and Design! If you have a suggestion or a workshop idea or would even like to host a workshop yourself, email with your proposal!

Letterpress Workshop with Cindy Marsh, printing the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Todd Hall, Room 350/351
Workshop led by Kathleen O'Connell and visiting artist Cindy Marsh.
Participants will collaborate with Cindy Marsh to print hand-pulled letterpress posters, featuring the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. This lively collaborative printing event is open to all members of the MTSU community, with hope that all participants will return on Saturday for The First 100 Days March and reception. Sign up to attend the letterpress workshop here.

The Goldsmith Press: The First Twenty Years

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 12:00 pm (noon) - 2:00 pm | Todd Art Gallery, 224A
Opening Reception for Cindy Marsh.

The First 100 Days March

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Rally Point: MTSU, Todd Art Gallery
We hope to gather more than 100 people to wear a series of 100 letterpress printed t-shirts printed in commemoration of President Barack Obama's 100th day in office. Each t-shirt contains roughly 25 words of President Obama's 2,383-word Inauguration speech. All attendees are encouraged to carry posters (provided) featuring the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. The March is free and open to the public of all ages. *Sign-up not required to participate in the March.

Pamphlet Binding Workshop

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Todd Hall, Room 351
Workshop led by Dave Rollins.
Explore various types of pamphlet bindings and make a pamphlet book of your own! All materials will be provided. Free and open to the public.

Sign Up Here!

Spoken Word Performance 

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 12:00 pm (noon) - 2:00 pm | Todd Art Gallery, 224A
The Middle Tennessee State University Todd Art Gallery is hosting a Spoken Word Performance event featuring students, emerging, and mid-career artists whose art practice is concerned with performance, text, and spoken word that relates indirectly or directly to communication, text, literacy, social constructs, socio-economic systems, and power relationships. Peformances will be scheduled in sequence from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm with an Open Mic to follow. Audience sign up below.

Painted Hearts & Locks Community Workshop

Saturday, February 2, 2019 | TBA | TBA

Department of Art & Design's Spring Open House

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | TBA | Todd Hall

Community Colleges Exchange Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | TBA | Todd Art Gallery, 224A

Acrylic Pour & Painting Workshops

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | TBA | TBA
Workshops led by local visiting artists Diane Stockard and Carmen Boudin.

Illustration Workshop

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | TBA | TBA
Workshop bed by Douglas Dabbs.






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