Morgan Rotenberry, untitled triptych far left, as displayed in Murfree Gallery alongside work from Carissa Gay, Whitney proper, Starling Sensing, and Josh Petty. Photo courtesy of MTSU.
Trust without Borders is an exhibition showcasing the works of several painting students including Carmen Elkins, Shelbi Swayze, Chelsea Driver, and Morgan Rotenberry. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in MTSU’s TAG|210, the Department of Art’s student gallery near the center of campus in Todd Hall.
The exhibition focuses on personal identity and spiritual awareness and will feature both abstract and realistic styles, as well as different methods of painting, including encaustic, a wax medium.
Much of the work is faith-based, and aims to explore this theme in a non-traditional way. Elkins says of her work: “I try to represent Christian ideals in my paintings without using the typical Christian imagery.” Swayze’s work offers a similar theme by considering the nature of metamorphosis, and exploring what the idea means for people in both a Christian and secular context. She says that “any human can most likely identify with metamorphosis, whether it is being "born again" as a Christian or going through any experience that was life-changing.”
Trust without Borders will be on display in the Todd Gallery 210 from March 27- April 10, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. The Gallery is closed on state and university holidays.
All Todd Art Gallery and TAG|210 exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. For parking and other information: Eric Snyder, 898-5653.
Reception: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5-7pm
Dates: March 27- April 10, 2014
Location: Todd Art Gallery 210, MTSU Todd Hall
With the exception of holidays, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
For further information or directions 898-5653