New exhibit opens Tuesday at Todd Art Gallery

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. --  Todd Art Gallery is kicking off the spring 2014 semester Tuesday, Jan. 21, with a fresh new exhibit, “Shoebox: An International Sculpture Exhibition,” and an awards reception for the participating international artists.

The Middle Tennessee State University art department will welcome artists and the public to the free reception, which is set from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery located in the Todd Building.

The exhibit will be on display through Friday, Feb. 14.

Showcasing works by artists and academics from across the United States, Australia and Europe, the new Todd Gallery exhibit features sculptural renderings that had to fit in a shoebox.

The resulting variety of sizes ranged from baby shoes to larger boxes made for athletic shoes and boots. The works also could be contained within a shoebox and assembled on site.

About 185 works of art were submitted for consideration, Todd Art Gallery curator Eric Snyder said, and 40 were selected for the on-site exhibit in the gallery. Another 38 were chosen for an exhibit slideshow and to accompany an online presentation at

Michael Aurbach, a professor of art in sculpture and drawing at Vanderbilt University, served as juror for the exhibit.

Artists creating nine of the on-site works received awards.

Todd Art Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and is closed on weekends. All Todd Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Snyder at

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