MTSU Student Priyanka Modi presents Series of Photographic Works at Murfree Art Gallery

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British photographer-designer Priyanka Modi has been selected by professors at Middle Tennessee State University to present her photographic series "Temporary Memories" in a Spring 2017 group show at the Murfree Art Gallery in Murfreesboro. The art will be on display now through Friday May 5, 2017.

The Murfree Art Gallery is located in room 218 on the second floor of the Property Assessor's office in the Rutherford County Office Building at 319 Maple Street in Murfreesboro, TN. A reception will be held 3-4 p.m., Friday, May 5, 2017.

"Temporary Memories" is a series of 10 triptych-like environmental portraits that document the various environments and atmospheres one could experience at a range of eateries in the Murfreesboro-Nashville area while reflecting upon the ideas of memory-making events in daily life. The photographs are a composition of old photographic materials mixed with digital output that provide an insightful commentary on the medium.

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Born in Britain, Priyanka moved to the U.S. in 2010 and has since earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from East Tennessee State University. Her passion for photography led her to return to college and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Photography from Middle Tennessee State University. She aims to produce designs that are beautiful yet functional and photography that provides commentary on topics of issue.

This show also embraces students from or affiliated with the MTSU Department of Art. This includes Iska Frosh, Senior, Behavioral and Health Sciences; Chris Banyai, Senior, Liberal Arts; Kara Stallings, Junior, Liberal Arts; Marissa Skinner, Senior, Behavioral and Health Sciences; Tanner Pancake, Junior, Liberal Arts; Meghan Kreger, Senior, Liberal Arts; and Amy Maggard, Junior, Liberal Arts. The variety of their work is such that a number of media are represented including Acrylic, Encaustic, Mixed Media, Monotype, Oils, Pastels, and Wood Block.

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For additional information on Murfree Art Gallery and the current roster of participating art students please visit: http://www.mtsu.edu/art/gallery-murfree.php. For further information about Priyanka Modi's work, including her design and photography services, please visit her website at www.priyankamodi.com.

All Murfree Art Gallery exhibits, receptions, and other related events are open to the public. For more information, directions, or parking contact Eric.Snyder@mtsu.edu or Jonathan.Trundle@mtsu.edu.

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