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    2019-2020 Art Exhibition Schedule

  • eWaste by Senior Design Students
    08-19-2019 | Lobby, Leu Center for the Visual Arts

    Electronic waste, often referred to as eWaste, is a global issue but is largely unknown to most people. It accounts for around 2% of all the waste in American landfills but represents 70% of all hazardous waste. In order to bring awareness this particular issue, the Belmont University design students were tasked with making public designs to be presented on a large electronic display created from 55 old or partially broken tablets to create one unified screen. The visual designs bring awareness to the problem and address potential solutions, while the installation itself also demonstrates how new life can be given to old technology.

    Exhibition ends December 6, 2019.

    An image of a work from eWaste.

  • The Nashville Portraits by Jim McGuire
    09-16-2019 | Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    This exhibition includes several black and white portrait photographs that seek to capture the essence of Nashville’s unique country music scene. McGuire’s photography exhibition supports promotion of Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary, airing September 15 on PBS.

    Exhibition ends December 6, 2019.

    An image of a work from The Nashville Portraits.

  • Analogue Landscapes: Beyond the Lunar Vision by Mark Schoon & Casey McGuire
    08-19-2019 | Gallery 121

    Reception: Thursday, September 19, 4:30-6pm; Gallery Talk at 5pm

    Inspired by Sir John Herschel’s iconic 1842 images depicting a recreation of the moon’s surface, Analogue Landscapes: Beyond the Lunar Vision is a black and white photographic exhibition exploring various aspects of the real, the artificial, and the unattainable. These images were realized through the creation of three-dimensional sculptures for the purposes of making photographic prints. As such, they at times reference lunar models, Apollo-era images and telescopic astrophotography in an attempt to bridge the gap between historic and modern modes of scientific representation while re-contextualizing and bringing them into a contemporary vernacular.

    Exhibition ends October 4, 2019.

    An image of a work from Analogue Landscapes.   An image of a work from Analogue Landscapes.

  • Greetings and Salutations by Casey Schachner and Brandon Williams
    10-21-2019 | Gallery 121

    Reception: Thursday, October 24, 4:30-6pm; Artist Talk at 5pm

    Greetings and Salutations will highlight the artist practices of two Department of Art new faculty members. Casey Schachner is a sculptor working in a variety of media to explore the contrast of high and lowbrow materials and objects. Brandon Williams is a printmaker primarily focusing on black and white etchings, utilizing contemporary techniques and approaches.

    Exhibition ends December 6, 2019.

    An image of a work from Greetings and Salutations.   An image of a work from Greetings and Salutations.

  • Urchin by Ameila Briggs
    12-16-2019 | Gallery 121

    Closing Reception: Thursday, January 23, 4:30-6pm; Artist Talk at 5pm

    Amelia Briggs is a local artist creating abstract, sculptural paintings that she identifies as “inflatables”. Most recently her studio research follows a collection of original fairy tales written by Hans Christian Anderson. This exhibition will focus more specifically around The Little Mermaid written in 1837.

    Exhibition ends January 24, 2020.

    An image of a work from Urchin.

  • In the Studio: an art faculty exhibition
    01-06-2020 | Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    Reception: Thursday, January 16, 4-6pm; Gallery Talk at 5pm

    Full-time faculty present recent studio projects, alongside sketches and source material each artist references in their work. In this context, each artist’s work reads as a study of sorts. The variety of work, from technique to stylistic approach, mirrors and complements the rich diversity of teaching offered.

    Exhibition ends February 28, 2020.

    An image of works from In The Studio.

  • Warriors, Monsters and Heroes : Ceramic Sculpture by John Donovan
    02-03-2020 | Gallery 121

    Reception: Thursday, February 06, 4:30-6pm; Artist Talk at 5pm

    Throughout his career, clay has remained the primary material of choice for John Donovan’s sculptural forms. His work explores contradictions found in the surroundings of daily life, often using childhood toys and historic ceramic forms like pre-Columbian figures, Japanese Haniwa and Qin Dynasty terra cotta warriors as metaphors for contemporary cultural concerns. This exhibition brings together an ensemble cast of figures that have populated the artists mind and studio for the better part of the last decade.

    Exhibition ends February 21, 2020.

    An image of a work from Warriors Monsters Heroes.

  • 25th Annual Student Exhibition by Belmont Art Students
    03-09-2020 | Gallery 121 and Leu Center Lobby

    Reception: Thursday, March 19, 4:30-6pm; Awards Ceremony at 5pm

    The Department of Art and Kappa Pi presents the professionally juried Annual Student Exhibition.

    Exhibition ends April 3, 2020.

    An image from the 24th Annual Student Exhibition.

  • Identity, Femininity, & Spirituality by Shin-hee Chin and Suki Kwon
    03-16-2020 | Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    Reception: Thursday, March 26, 4-6pm; Gallery Talk at 5pm

    The Department of Art, in collaboration with the Office of Spiritual Development, will host Shinhee Chin and Suki Kwon, 2 female artists working with textiles to explore identity, femininity, and Christian spirituality. Both artists were selected by the Nagel Institute as participants in the 2018 Matter & Spirit project, the results of which will be exhibited by the Leu Gallery upon availability.

    Exhibition ends May 1, 2020. 

    An image of a work from Identity Femininity Spirituality.   An image of a work from Identity Femininity Spirituality.

  • Senior Exhibition & Art Crawl
    04-13-2020 | Gallery 121 & The Belmont Mansion

    by Graduating Seniors in Studio Art, Art Education and Design

    Art Talk: Thursday, April 16, 5pm

    Art Crawl: Thursday, April 30, 5:30-8pm

    Belmont University’s Department of Art presents an annual exhibition of senior studio art and art education majors. This exhibit culminates in a reception and art crawl that includes the presentation of senior design portfolios.

    Exhibition ends May 1, 2020.

    An image from the 2018 Senior Exhibition and Art Crawl.

  • Past Events

  • Facets by Platetone Members
    05-13-2019 | Gallery 121 in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

    Reception: Wednesday, May 15, 5-7pm

    Facets exhibits work from members of Platetone Printmaking, Paper and Book Arts in celebration of reaching their 15-year mark. Like the many facets of a crystal, each member reflects print in their own unique way: using print processes, hand-made paper, bookbinding, and mixed media techniques to visually explore a variety of concepts. As a nonprofit center for print, Platetone offers members access to a variety of resources, including print presses and studio space.

    Exhibition ends June 14, 2019.

    An image of a work from Facets.

  • My Blue Heaven by Susan Bee
    05-20-2019 | Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    Reception: Monday, July 15, 4:30-6:30pm; Artist Talk with Susan Bee at 5:15pm

    Brooklyn-based artist Susan Bee carves vignettes from the fabric of life and creates dramatic images from peak moments of imagined narratives. My Blue Heaven focuses on the emotional forces that pulse through her canvases. These include the idyllic reveries of landscape, that romantic image of the self and psyche tossed by the fates, and colorful still life scenes.

    Exhibition ends September 6, 2019.

    An image of a work from My Blue Heaven.

  • Tennessee’s Best of the Best / Connections
    06-24-2019 | Gallery 121 and Leu Center Lobby

    Tennessee’s Best of the Best Student Art Exhibition (Gallery 121) & Connections: 8th Annual Tennessee Art Education Association Member Exhibition (Leu Center for the Visual Arts Lobby)

    Reception: Tuesday, July 16, 5-7pm

    Connections features artwork created by Tennessee art educators and illustrates the relationship or connection of exemplary student art with that of their instructors as their work is exhibited alongside Tennessee’s Best of the Best student work.

    Exhibition ends August 9, 2019.

    An image of works from Tennessee's Best of the Best.