Creativity afoot at MTSU art gallery
Current exhibit features works on smaller side
The Department of Art's third biennial exhibition of "12-inch by 12 inch: A National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art" will be on display through Thursday, Feb. 10. It's free and open to the public during the Todd Gallery's regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
Hamlett Dobbins, an acclaimed visual artist and curator of Clough-Hansen Gallery on the campus of Rhodes College in Memphis, served as the juror for the exhibition. Artists from all across the United States submitted more than 180 pieces for consideration. There were no media restrictions, and all works could be no larger than 12 inches in any direction.
Dobbins' selections for the exhibit include traditional and experimental media. Subject matter ranges from representational through abstraction and non-objective, showcasing a wide range of styles and media.
Artists included in the show are Michelle Acuff, Anna Kell, Dan Tulk, Brent Dubas, Libby Garner, Anne Havel, Metra Mitchell, Fletcher Smith, Ed Angell, Kimia Ferdowski, Gwyneth Scally, Yareth Fernandez, Tammie Rubin, Laura Drapac, Tina Gebhart, Joshua Huyser, Sean O'Meallie, Anna Kordsmeier, Monique Belitz, Margi Weir, Briena Harmening. Kurt Dyrhaug and Julie Puttgen.
Dobbins chose O'Mallie's "Blanket" as recipient of the President's Award as best of show. Other winners include Rubin's "one" in first place, "Small Tractor Device" by Dyrhaug in second, Tulk's "Untitled" in third place and "Untitled" by Weir for honorable mention.
A closing reception in the Todd Art Gallery honoring the participating artists and Dobbins is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8.