Pellissippi State students featured in juried art show

Natasha Smith Drawing
This untitled work, done in graphite, was completed by Pellissippi State student Natasha Smith in her Drawing I class.

Pellissippi State Community College students will be featured in the annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, which kicks off March 28 and runs through April 15.

The Exhibition is free and the community is invited. It will be held in the Bagwell Center for Media and Art on the college’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Some the artwork on display will be for sale.

“The exhibit will include student works from a variety of media: drawing, painting, two-dimensional and three-dimensional design and ceramics,” said Jennifer Brickey, associate professor in Liberal Arts. “This is my favorite show. It truly represents the work created here during art classes, and it showcases the talent of our students.”

The opening reception and awards ceremony for the participating students will be held from 3-5 p.m. March 28. Awards will be announced at 4 p.m. The reception also is open to the community as a chance to meet the artists or purchase artwork.

The Juried Student Art Exhibition is juried by Pellissippi State’s art faculty.

The grand prize for the show is the “purchase award,” in which Pellissippi State purchases a student’s piece for the college’s permanent collection. The award is worth up to $500. Other awards include $25 gift cards to Jerry’s Artarama, given to four runners-up.

The Juried Student Art Exhibition is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, which brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts.

For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: PSCC Juried Art Show

 

"Untitled" by Savannah Bell, oil on canvas.
“Untitled” by Savannah Bell, oil on canvas.
"Untiltled" by Kelsey Jones, pen on paper.
“Untiltled” by Kelsey Jones, pen on paper.

Pellissippi State event showcases student speeches

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Kevin Slimp
Kevin Slimp

Pellissippi State Community College will give students the chance to shine during the third annual Student Speech Showcase on March 29. The showcase will also feature international public speaker Kevin Slimp as the keynote.

The Student Speech Showcase will be held from 7-9 p.m. in the Goins Building Auditorium at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The event is free and open to the community.

Student speakers will deliver speeches either in the informative or persuasive style, and each speech will be between five and eight minutes long. Ashley Miller will speak on “The Giant in the Moon,” Dianne Miller on “Pick Your Own Destination” and Debi Wetherington on “The Significance of the Native American Staff.”

Slimp will speak on the topic “The Power of the Spoken Word.” Slimp, a native of Knoxville, is a popular speaker on the topic of communication on the international stage, and is the author of the well-known syndicated column “The Good Folks of Lennox Valley.” Slimp is perhaps best known for his work in developing the PDF printing method, the default format for most printing and file transmission today.

The Student Speech Showcase is sponsored by the Speech Communication program.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call 865-694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability for this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

Download this press release: Student Speech Showcase 2016

Pellissippi State Announcements: Upcoming concerts, Women’s History Month lecture

Jazz Band
Pellissippi State Community College’s jazz band will perform during the annual Jazz and Bluegrass Concert Thursday, March 24.

Pellissippi State Community College will hold its annual Jazz and Bluegrass Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. A perennial favorite, this free concert features the Pellissippi State Jazz Band and Hardin Valley Thunder, the College’s bluegrass ensemble. The concert is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Pellissippi State Community College Liberal Arts faculty member Allison Stein will discuss “The Great Witch Craze: 1450-1750” during a Faculty Lecture Series presentation from 12:30-2 p.m. Thursday, March 24. The free presentation will be held in the auditorium of the Goins Administration Building, 10915 Hardin Valley Road, and is open to the community. The lecture is part of Women’s History Month and The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Pellissippi State Community College will hold its annual Spring Instrumental Concert at 7 p.m. April 7 in the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. The concert is free and will offer a wide variety of instrumental musical performances. The concert is part of The Arts at Pellissippi State, a year-long series that brings to the community cultural activities ranging from music and theatre to international celebrations, lectures and the fine arts. For more information, visit www.pstcc.edu/arts. To request accommodations for a disability at this event, contact the executive director of Equity and Compliance at 865-539-7401 or accommodations@pstcc.edu.

 

Download this press release: PSCC Briefs Musical Concerts

Nikki Giovanni speaks to packed house at Pellissippi State

Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni speaks in the community room of Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus

 

Famed author, poet and Civil Rights activist Nikki Giovanni spoke to a packed house at Pellissippi State Community College’s Magnolia Avenue Campus March 17. Giovanni spoke about her work, “On My Journey Now: Looking at African-American History Through the Spirituals,” which studies the heritage of music as a means to escape the injustice and harshness of slavery, as well as on the history of African Americans in Appalachia. She also signed books and met community members and Pellissippi State students and employees during a reception. Giovanni is featured in Pellissippi State’s 2016 Common Book, “The United States of Appalachia.”

Nikki Giovanni
NIkki Giovanni
Giovanni with Wise and Tillman
Pellissippi State Community College President L. Anthony Wise Jr., right, with Magnolia Avenue Campus Dean Rosalyn Tillman and author and poet Nikki Giovanni March 17 at Pellissippi State’s Magnolia Avenue Campus.

 

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