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Photographer Stacey Irvin Exhibit at Thigpen Gallery

Morning Smile photograph by Stacey IrvinThe Volunteer State Community College Thigpen Gallery will display the work of Nashville photographer Stacey Irvin in October. Irvin is an award-winning world and humanitarian photographer, freelance graphic designer and web developer.

Irvin travels and photographs worldwide, producing candid images that she says will invite viewers to appreciate the individuality and integrity of her subjects while illuminating a shared humanity. Irvin says she is particularly interested in promoting preservation and appreciation of rural and indigenous cultures.

“I hope Vol State students will feel a connection to the people in my photographs and a desire to learn more about their daily life and culture,” she said. “Students should feel free to contact me with questions about my work and travel experiences”

Irvin presents her projects to schools and community organizations and has exhibited in local venues that include The Parthenon Museum, the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, the Metro Nashville Arts Commission Gallery, The Nashville International Airport, Vanderbilt University and Belmont University. Irvin has been a guest lecturer at Watkins College, an instructor at The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, Vanderbilt University Sarratt Art Studios and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Her work will appear at the Vol State Thigpen Library Gallery from October 1 to November 5. The exhibit is free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. The Thigpen Library is on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. For more information call 615-230-3201.

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Pictured: "Morning Smile" by Stacey Irvin.