Special MTSU Art Exhibit

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The Revival exhibition is collaboration between students of MTSU’s English and Art departments. The students in Professor Meghan O’Connor’s silkscreen class and those in Dr. Claudia Barnett’s playwriting class will all be contributing work. An opening reception will be held on March 17, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in MTSU’s Todd Art Gallery 210 located near the center of campus in Todd Hall.

Students will be contributing work based on the theme “revival” which was inspired by the Nashville Print Revival. The silkscreen students will be showcasing their collaborative “Exquisite Corpse” project, as well as several 3D silkscreen pieces.

The playwriting class will present their short plays based around the same theme.  These plays will be performed in the gallery space on March 18th as a part of the university’s Scholars Week.


Revival will be on display in the Todd Gallery 210 from March 17- 21, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm. The Gallery is closed on state and university holidays.

The Todd Art Gallery, exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. 


Revival Statement by Dr. Claudia Barnett and Art Professor Meghan O’Connor:

This project began with a group meeting where artists and writers created exquisite corpses in response to the theme of revival: Students of silkscreen (ART 2130) and playwriting (ENGL 3665) generated a series of ideas and images on paper, using crayons and ink. Inspired by their collaborative brainstorming, the artists spent the next few weeks creating 3-D silkscreen soft sculptures, and the playwrights worked in groups of three to write short scenes. This project explores how interdisciplinary work affects one’s approach to thematic studies and also how text and imagery can interplay with these interpretations. The end result will be an installation of artwork paired with an afternoon of staged readings—all in TAG-210, the student art gallery in MTSU’s Todd Hall. A reception will follow.


Participating Students:

Dr. Claudia Barnett

ENGLISH 3665: Playwriting


Khrystal Bailey, Kristen Benzer, Rachel Bissell, Robert Bradford, Garrison Breckenridge,Beth Casey, Corey Cummings, Cody Guthrie, Elizabeth Hamilton, Kaitlyn Hawkins, Blake Jennings, ConstantineJones, Charlie McClung, Davide Nixon, D. Malcolm Voltaire


Meghan O’Connor

ART 2130: Silkscreen


Addie Trosper, Angela Murphy, Anna Thammakane, Chad Akins, Danielle Light, Izek Hickman, Kayla Anderton, Kimberly Bell, Michelle Cowan, Paula Fletcher, Sara Gideon, Tim Rudolph, Whitney Alexander, Wyatt Lampley


Quick Facts:

Reception: March 17, 2014 5-7 pm

Dates: March 17- March 21, 2014

Location: Todd Art Gallery 210, MTSU Todd Hall

With the exception of holidays, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

For further information or directions 898-5653

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