Structure set up in the Bagwell gallery
Bagwell art gallery with student artwork
Art exhibit featuring flowers and pieces made of paper

Visual Arts

Visual Arts graphic

Share the joy of the visual arts when you take part in our exhibits, offered in the gallery of the Bagwell Center for Media and Art. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

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Views of the Big Nothing

Artists: Brandon Smith and Travis Townsend with Curator Herb Rieth

January 16-February 3

Reception: January 17, 3-5 p.m.

This collaborative and complex exhibit features painted works by Brandon Smith joined by physical ropes and metaphorical sculptural works by Travis Townsend. The juxtapositions and linkages of this exhibit create a rich visual feast.

Through the Open Door: The Alumni Art Exhibition

February 6-24
Reception: February 6, 3-5 p.m.

Pellissippi State’s alumni have been extremely successful in furthering their careers at four-year institutions like the University of Tennessee, University of Memphis and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago — don’t miss a showcase of their work in sculpture, ceramics, painting and drawing.

Annual Student Photography Exhibition

February 27-March 22

Enjoy the visual delights of photography and a myriad of fascinating and beautiful images from the portfolios of Pellissippi State photography students.

Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition

March 27-April 14

Reception: March 27, 4-6 p.m.

Prepare to be visually stunned at this exhibit, featuring a wide array of art, from drawings to paintings to sculptures, all by Pellissippi State art students.

CGT Student Design Showcase

April 20, 4-8 p.m.

Enjoy cutting-edge graphic design during this exhibit, featuring the portfolio work of students studying Communication Graphics Technology.

Interior Design Showcase

May 2, 6-8 p.m.

Take in the striking designs and creations of Interior Design Technology students at both Pellissippi State and East Tennessee State University.