MTSU art department offers free Nov. 2 open house ...

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MTSU‘s Department of Art and Design has a special Saturday planned for the community with an open house welcoming everyone intrigued by fine art and the myriad methods of creating it.

MTSU 2019 Art and Design open house poster

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Organizers say the free Saturday, Nov. 2, public event, set from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside MTSU’s Todd Hall, should be of particular interest to high school students, art teachers, transfer students, community college faculty members and MTSU students, faculty, alumni and supporters.

Todd Hall is located in the heart of the MTSU campus at 542 Old Main Circle. A campus map is available at, and parking for the open house will be available behind the building in the Jones Hall Lot.

Along with special tours that will include the internationally recognized Todd Art Gallery and its adjoining TAG West Gallery and TAG 210 Student Art Gallery, Saturday’s events will include demonstrations of charcoal drawing, digital fabrication techniques, art zines, encaustic painting, vinyl cutting, stone lithography, sand casting and letterpress printing. Organizers also plan workshops on inking comics and VHS design and a Q&A panel on college success.

Visitors also can enjoy showcases of student painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, graphic design, book arts, letterpress printing, art education and art history.

Dept of Art and Design logoMTSU’s Department of Art and Design, which is part of the university’s College of Liberal Arts, offers undergraduate degree programs in art education, art history, visual arts, studio art and graphic design.

The department also regularly invites artists ranging from local to international fame to exhibit in the Todd Art Gallery, conduct workshops and lecture in classes.

For more information about MTSU’s Department of Art and Design, visit For information about the Nov. 2 open house, email

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