A new exhibit, “Coney Island: 40 Years,” is on display through Thursday, Oct. 20, at MTSU’s Baldwin Photographic Gallery.
Photographer Harvey Stein first turned his lens on New York’s beachfront amusement park in 1970, capturing history, nostalgia and memories in a black-and-white seriesthat documents an iconic American place. The Baldwin Gallery exhibit features photos from Stein’s published collection, Coney Island: 40 Years.
Stein, an award-winning photographer, author, educator, curator and lecturer, is director of photography at the Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City and has had his photos exhibited worldwide as well as included in 50 museums and private collections. He teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City and also conducts major photo workshops across the United States.
Stein will lecture on his work on Monday, Sept. 19, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in theState Farm Lecture Hall of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building. A reception will follow in the Baldwin Gallery; both are free and open to the public.
Baldwin Photographic Gallery is located in the McWherter Learning Resources Center, and its operating hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. All photo exhibitions are free and open to the public.
MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery is welcoming fall 2011 with two major exhibitions: the biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, currently under way, and the inaugural Nashville Art Galleries Showcase, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The Department of Art’s 2011 biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, “Convergent Visions,” features faculty works of art as a way to introduce their work to art majors, the broader campus population and the community. Work by these active artist-educators will be on display through Thursday, Sept. 15.
This fall’s participants include Professors Erin Anfinson, Michael Baggarly, John Donovan, Kim Dummons, Bob Durham, Janet Higgins, Jarrod Houghton, Sisavanh Houghton, Noël Lorson, Jean Nagy, Melissa Newman, Christie Nuell, Marisa Recchia, Thomas Sturgill, Patricia Tenpenny and Meghan O’Connor.
Following the Faculty Exhibition, the inaugural Nashville Art Galleries Showcase willfeature work on loan from Cumberland Gallery, Estel Gallery, Twist Gallery and Zeitgeist Gallery. This first partnership between the MTSU Department of Art and some of Nashville’s finest showplaces for art will run through Thursday, Oct. 6. An artists’ reception is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Also on the Todd Gallery’s calendar this fall are the:
· Department of Art Scholarship Show and Sale, set Oct. 11-13;
· Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition, scheduled Oct. 19-27 with an artists’ reception planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19;
· Studio Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition 1, set Nov. 1-16 with an artists’
reception on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and
· the Studio BFA Exhibition 2, set Nov. 21-Dec. 9 with a reception scheduled 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Todd Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
For parking and other information, contact Eric Snyder at 615-898-5653. For information on exhibits at MTSU’s Todd Gallery, visit www.mtsu.edu/art/barngallery anytime.