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'Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibit' at MTSU

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The MTSU Department of Art will open the spring 2017 semester with "Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition" in Todd Art Gallery, Todd Hall, room 224, Friday, January 20. As the second edition of this triennial event, applicants of all styles of traditional and new media sculpture were attracted. They range from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. International work from Austria, Canada, England, Italy, Norway and Switzerland is also included.

An awards presentation is scheduled Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4-6 p.m. in Todd Hall's Todd Art Gallery. Special guest artist and art historian Dr. Leslie King-Hammond will be in attendance to present the Best of Show and Award of Excellence honors, lecture and visit with students and the community.

As a native of the South Bronx, King-Hammond was educated in the New York City public education system. After attending City University of New York and Johns Hopkins University she began teaching art history at Maryland Institute College of Art. She was later appointed dean of Graduate Studies where she retired in 2008 as Graduate Dean Emerita.

During her storied career King-Hammond served as the Founding Director of the Center for Race and Culture MICA, received a number of Mellon Grants, and a Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Her other honors include the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture's chairperson of the board and chairperson of the Collections and Exhibits Committee; appointment to the Board of the Creative Alliance for the Artists, Baltimore, MD.; and project director for Ford/Phillip Morris Fellowships for Artists of Color at MICA (including Yale School of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy of Art and California Institute of the Arts).

All Todd Art Gallery exhibits, receptions and other related events are open to the public. For more information, directions or parking contact eric.snyder@mtsu.edu or (615) 898-5532.

Middle Tennessee State University provided this report.


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