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MTSU Department of Art holding April 15 open house at Todd Hall

The MTSU Department of Art invites the campus community to Andrew Todd Hall on Friday, April 15, to celebrate creativity and learn more about its offerings during the “Meet & 3: MTSU’s Department of Art Open House.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, with various workshops scheduled from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and from 1:15 to 3 p.m.

The MTSU Department of Art is hosting an open house Friday, April 15, at Andrew L. Todd Hall. The department will be showcasing student work from painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, graphic design, book arts, letterpress, art education and art history. (MTSU photo)

The MTSU Department of Art is hosting an open house Friday, April 15, at Andrew L. Todd Hall. The department will be showcasing student work from painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, graphic design, book arts, letterpress, art education and art history. (MTSU photo)

Attendees will be able to attend demos and mini-workshops led by MTSU art department faculty and get first-class tours of Todd Hall, which is located at 542 Old Main Circle in the heart of campus.

A searchable campus parking map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap. Off-campus visitors attending the event should obtain a special one-day permit from MTSU’s Office of Parking and Transportation at http://www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.Art Open House Todd Hall graphic

Mini-workshops and demos at the open house include: paper marbling, encaustic painting, letterpress demonstration with poster giveaway, raku firing (free clay piece for the first 20 visitors), portrait painting, an etching demonstration and a sandcasting demonstration.

Organizers said the open house is a great opportunity to meet and talk to Department of Art faculty, students and staff, and visit the three floors of its state-of-the-art facilities.

The department will be showcasing student work from painting, sculpture, printmaking, clay, graphic design, book arts, letterpress, art education and art history.

Attendees will also be able to learn more about the department’s different major options and our summer classes that have no prerequisites. Transfer students, community college faculty and students, art teachers and high school students, and the MTSU campus and local communities are encouraged to attend.

For more information about the MTSU Department of Art within the College of Liberal Arts, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/art/ or call 615-898-2455.

— Jimmy Hart (jimmy.hart@mtsu.edu)