Trust without Borders is an MTSU 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 Department of Art 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.