Trahern Collective Exhibit at Vol State Gallery

 acrylic painting

This summer, the Volunteer State Community College Art Gallery is featuring the works of a group of artists, all of whom earned degrees from Austin Peay State University (APSU). They call themselves the Trahern Collective.

Rachel Hall Kirk is an associate professor of drawing in the Department of Art and Design at Central Washington University. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree from APSU. Her abstract mixed-media artwork has been exhibited nationally.

Nashville artist, Olivia Molinaro Landry, grew up in a rural town in West Tennessee. She earned a BFA in Studio Arts at APSU. He work focuses on the vibrancy of colors, and the juxtaposition of patterns and textures in everyday life

Miranda Herrick was born in Vicenza, Italy. Her father’s military career took her family many places before they settled in Clarksville. Herrick graduated from APSU with a BFA, concentrating in Drawing and Ceramics. She currently lives in Madison.

Native Tennessee artist, Marc Pewitt, graduated from APSU with concentrations in Studio Art and Design. Pewitt has worked in the publishing industry as a layout and feature design artist with the Nashville Scene and area newspapers. He has said that he has returned to his first love of painting.

The Vol State show runs from June 17 until August 8. There will be a reception for the artists on June 29 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Vol State Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Steinhauer-Rogan-Black (SRB) Humanities Building on the Gallatin campus at 1480 Nashville Pike. The summer Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. For more information call 615-230-3202.