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Meet ‘the girl who twirls fire’ at APSU’s home football games

November 18, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The way Izzy Melvin describes it, time slows down on the Austin Peay State University (APSU) football field.

“You find this part of yourself, and you become one with the baton – everything is silent when you’re on the field – it has always been me and my baton, it becomes an extension of yourself,” she said.

Austin Peay State University freshman feature twirler Izzy Melvin displays her three batons outside the APSU Art + Design building.

Austin Peay State University freshman feature twirler Izzy Melvin displays her three batons outside the APSU Art + Design building.

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“Fortnite” animator Kaye Vassey visits with APSU Art Students

October 25, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “Fortnite” lead technical animator Kaye Vassey’s art origin story involves her grandfather’s tractor doodles and, of course, Bob Ross. “My grandfather was a World War II Marine Corps vet – full on Marine Corps tattoo on the arm, the South Pacific war horror stories, the whole thing,” Vassey recalled to an animation class at Austin Peay State University.

“But what he really wanted – his family were plumbers, so he became a plumber – was to be an artist.

Kaye Vassey, lead technical animator of Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” speaks to an Austin Peay animation class on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

Kaye Vassey, lead technical animator of Epic Games’ “Fortnite,” speaks to an Austin Peay animation class on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

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“Fortnite” lead technical animator Kaye Vassey to visit APSU

October 20, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Art + Design, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, is pleased to welcome animator and comic strip artist, Kaye Vassey, to Austin Peay State University.

“We’re super excited to have Kaye Vassey visit Austin Peay State University,” Scott Raymond, associate professor of animation, said.

On October 23rd, animator and comic strip artist Kaye Vassey will give a lecture at the Austin Peay State University ARt + Design Building.

On October 23rd, animator and comic strip artist Kaye Vassey will give a lecture at the Austin Peay State University ARt + Design Building.

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APSU’s CECA highlights art innovations on campus during state conference

June 25, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – More than 200 art educators, administrators and artists from across the state visited the Austin Peay State University campus this month to discover new, innovative ways to teach and advocate for the arts in the coming year.

APSU’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (CECA) hosted the Tennessee Arts Commission’s 2018 Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference, which allowed CECA to show off the groundbreaking projects taking place at Austin Peay State University.

Scott Raymond, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of art + design, shows how to paint in virtual reality at the Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference.

Scott Raymond, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of art + design, shows how to paint in virtual reality at the Tennessee Arts and Arts Education Conference.

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Austin Peay State University professor contributes to BBC animated special, “The Highway Rat”

February 12, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Christmas day, when four million Britons saw a talking rat on the telly, they also glimpsed the creative work of an Austin Peay State University professor.

That evening, BBC One broadcast the animated special “The Highway Rat,” based on a popular British children’s book, and Scott Raymond, APSU assistant professor of animation and former DreamWorks animator, contributed about 20 seconds to the movie.

BBC One animated special “The Highway Rat”.

BBC One animated special “The Highway Rat”.

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Austin Peay State University gives Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” a comic book makeover

February 11, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the late 1940s, shortly after World War II, American comic books took on the daring subject of love. Jack Kirby, co-creator of Captain America, helped popularize these soap opera-like tales with his comic “Young Romance.”

The brightly colored covers—which would later inspire Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art creations—featured couples embracing or kissing, often with someone crying in the background.

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New Gallery at Austin Peay State University presents Faculty Triennial exhibition

October 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Next month, Austin Peay State University’s The New Gallery, with support from the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the APSU Department of Art + Design, will present the Faculty Triennial, an exhibition celebrating the artwork of current Art + Design faculty.

This year has brought many celebrations to the Department of Art + Design. In August, the new Art + Design building opened its doors to students with new studio classrooms and new exhibition spaces.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre presentation of Green Day’s “American Idiot” kicks off Friday, April 29th

April 29, 2016

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is turning up the volume this Friday, April 29th at 8:00pm when CDE Lightband presents Green Day’s “American Idiot!”. In keeping with our traditional opening night pay-what-you-can tradition, all tickets remaining at the box office will go on sale at 7:30pm Friday evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.

Struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, Johnny (Joseph Spinelli), Tunny (Charles Walljasper Robinson) and Will (Ryan Alvarado) flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life. Their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided between a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "American Idiot" stars (Top L to R) Joseph Spinelli, Charles Robinson and Ryan Alvarado.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “American Idiot” stars (Top L to R) Joseph Spinelli, Charles Robinson and Ryan Alvarado.

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Green Day’s “American Idiot” Rocks the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 29th – May 14th

April 11, 2016

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Combine a multi-platinum album and a multimedia partnership with CDE Lightband with a multi-talented group of artists from Austin Peay State University and a dozen high-energy performers from around the nation — and brace yourself for a two-time Tony and Grammy Award-winning blockbuster.

Green Day’s critically-acclaimed powerhouse album comes to life this spring on the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville. Boldly taking the American musical where it has never gone before, the Roxy Regional Theatre opens the energy-fueled rock opera of youthful disillusion, Green Day’s “American Idiot”, on Friday, April 29th, at 8:00pm.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "American Idiot" stars (Top L to R) Joseph Spinelli, Charles Robinson and Ryan Alvarado.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “American Idiot” stars (Top L to R) Joseph Spinelli, Charles Robinson and Ryan Alvarado.

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New exhibit in Nashville showcases Austin Peay graphic design and animation students and faculty

March 25, 2016

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The APSU Department of Art and Design will showcase the work of its students and faculty during April’s First Saturday Art Crawl in Nashville.

The Austin Peay State University Department of Art and Design will present the exhibition, “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery, in the heart of Nashville’s art district.

APSU Department of Art and Design will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery

APSU Department of Art and Design will present “Where the Wild Things Are,” on April 2nd in Nashville’s L Gallery

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