The Todd Art Galleries
TAG|224, Todd Art Gallery (Main Art Gallery)
All gallery receptions, lectures, exhibits and other events are free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. closing only for university holidays, installations, and the special hours of the annual Seasonal Scholarship Sale.
Passport to Happiness
July 21-August 15
Reception–July 21, 5-7 p.m.
Come and see why Scandinavians are the happiest people in the world during our “Passport to Happiness” exhibit featuring artworks, photographs, and videos created in Norway and Denmark by Art Education undergraduates studying with Dr. Debrah C. Sickler-Voigt through MTSU Scandinavia Study Abroad during the 2014 Summer May Term.
August 19–September 5; Reception, August 27, 5–7 p.m.
An exhibit curated by 2003 MTSU Painting and Printmaking graduate Hans Schmitt-Matzen, Exhibition Designer for the Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, Tennessee.
CHINA: Through the Eyes of an American University President
September 10-12, 2014
Lecture – Wednesday, September 10, 2:30 p.m.
MTSU Arts Patron Society Reception – Thursday, September 11, 6-8 p.m.
MTSU President Sidney McPhee tells of the beauty and wonder of China’s past, its undeniable progress, and its evolution through images that illustrate the people’s history, traditions, and contemporary life. Comprised of ten years of photographic work and more than 300 images the exhibit promotes a positive new understanding of a modern China that is a rising economic and cultural world power. Dr. McPhee tells work speaks not as a mere tourist, but as a pictorial account that reflects the human connections and personal accounts of his Chinese friends and colleagues who accompanied him throughout an incredible journey across an extraordinary country.
September 16-October 1; Reception, September 15, 5–7 p.m.
The Twelfth national traveling exhibition in the VSA’s annual Emerging Artists Program is an initiative that seeks to discover young artists living with a disability at the cusp of their careers. The VSA was founded 35 years ago by Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith as the international organization on arts, disability, and equal access. Now an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. the VSA has 17 college-age (19-22) students participating. Not only does this exhibit promote diversity and success over one’s adversity, but it also showcases, supports, and reaffirms the innovative training and creativity of MTSU art faculty in the areas of graphic design and studio art.
October 7-23; Reception, October 6, 5–7 p.m.
Curated by Ashley Doughty the exhibit includes the work of critically acclaimed African American artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson. He is a recipient of multiple awards and honors from children’s books to major publishers and publication companies like Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball. Also involved is John Hendrix a professor of illustration and typography at Washington University in St. Louis. His work has been published in numerous publications including Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Entertainment Weekly. He has also illustrated and authored award winning children’s books including John Brown: His Fight for Freedom and A Boy Called Dickens. Just added: Sandra Strickland
Mid-South Sculpture Alliance
October 28-November 14
Curated by Sculpture Professor Michael Baggarly the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture. Sculpture educates; effects social change; and engages artists; art professionals and community in dialogue.
Studio Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition
November 18–26; Reception, November 17, 5–7 p.m.
The celebration and exit exhibit of Senior-level art majors nearing completion of their studies for the Bachelor of Arts degree (BFA) in Studio Art. All will have selected an emphasis of Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking, or Sculpture.
Department of Art Seasonal Scholarship Sale
December 1–3; Hours: Monday & Tuesday, December 1 and
2, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wednesday, December 3, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Artworks and other treasures offered for sale with all proceeds going to Department of Art scholarships. All work donated by MTSU art faculty, staff, alums, students, working artists, and art enthusiasts. This year the sale has added ceramic holiday ornaments including ones for your favorite pet.