MTSU Student Art Exhibit Opens to the Public for Free Starting Jan. 17th

(Scroll Down for Pictures) The MTSU Department of Art at Middle Tennessee State University announces the Todd Art Gallery’s opening exhibition for spring semester 2013. The exhibit will be open January 17th - February 14th. Entitled 12x12: A National Juried Exhibition of Small-Scale Works of Art, it represents the fourth edition of its kind at MTSU since 2006. “With nearly 500 artworks from which to choose 71 pieces were chosen for the exhibition,” said Eric V. Snyder, Todd Art Gallery Director. “The artists’ response to participate has exceeded our highest expectations nearly matching their combined numbers involved with our three previous 12x12 exhibits; a wonderful testimony to the tremendous variety of artwork currently being produced across the United States.”

Jean Nagy, Chair of the Department of Art expressed amazement for 12x12’s variety stating, “You have a piece made from Legos,” upon learning of the range of media involved from paintings, clay, etchings, drawings, wood, prints, and photography to Legos, mouse traps, and shirt collars.

All MTSU Todd Art Gallery exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.   

An online catalog is also planned for the near future to include an additional 111 works of art from a further group of artworks that could not be included with those in the gallery exhibit due to space limitations. The catalog will also consist of the 71 exhibition artworks and the exhibit’s award winners which include the University Provost award for Best of Show; the College of Liberal Arts award; the Department of Art award, and additional awards for Excellence and Merit.

Jochen Wierich, nationally recognized Curator of Art from Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art served as the exhibition’s juror.

An awards reception is scheduled January 22, 2013, 6 –8 p.m. in the Todd Art Gallery.

Quick Facts

Dates: January 17–February 14, 2013

Awards Reception: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 6–8 p.m.

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