MTSU creativity is on display in the rotunda of Murfreesboro’s City Hall, thanks to the work of eight of the university’s art faculty and staff members.
The exhibit, on display through Oct. 12, includes the art of MTSU professors and staffers Charles Clary, Andrew Kosten, Melissa Newman, Kathleen O’Connell, Meghan O’Connor, Eric Snyder, Thomas Sturgill and Patricia Tenpenny.
“The exhibit was organized to showcase the wide array of fine art talent found on the campus of MTSU through the Department of Art,” said Snyder, director of the university’s Todd Art Gallery and chairman of Murfreesboro’s City Hall Art Committee.
The group’s goal of elevating community awareness for art and local artists and the talent found at MTSU became “an ideal convergence,” Snyder added.
These artists also represent the department’s focus on providing students with a strong foundation for art by studying its multiple disciplines, he said. For example, O’Connell and Kosten, who are new faculty members, specialize in book arts and printmaking.
The free public exhibit is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, which is located at 111 W. Vine St. just south of Murfreesboro’s public square. A closing reception with the artists is planned for Oct. 11 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
“Because the City Hall Art Committee is responsible for advancing the awareness and support of Murfreesboro’s visual arts resources, involving MTSU seemed natural,” said Tenpenny, who also serves on the city’s art committee.
For more information about or directions to the special exhibit, call 615-893-5210.