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Pellissippi State hosts prints, collages by internationally renowned artist

Artist Aaron Coleman in front of some of his prints

Artist Aaron Coleman, who lives and works in Indianapolis, shows some of his prints in this submitted photo.

Pellissippi State Community College will host a solo exhibit of prints and collages by artist Aaron Coleman Sept. 25-Oct. 20 in the Bagwell Center for Media and Arts Gallery. 

The gallery, located on Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus, is free and open to the public. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 

“The exhibition showcases Coleman’s virtuosic work in lithography as well as a small sampling of his collages, which are by turns hilarious, vivid and thought provoking,” said Professor Herb Rieth, Career Community Coordinator of Creative and Media Arts at Pellissippi State. “In addition to being arresting images, the work also is technically masterful and shows his incredible depth of skill.” 

Coleman is a multidisciplinary artist, associate professor and Kenneth E. Tyler Chair at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and has received numerous awards for his work in printmaking, sculpture and installation including 2021 Black Box Press Foundation’s Art as Activism Grant and 2023 New Voices Fellowship from the International Print Center New York.  

Coleman’s work can be found in the collections of the Janet Turner Print Museum; the Ino-cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan; the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts; the Yekaterinburg Museum of Art in Yekaterinburg, Russia; the National Library of France; and the Artist Printmaker and Photographer Research Collection in the Museum of Texas Tech University, among many other public and private collections. 

The Arts at Pellissippi State series includes music and theatre productions as well as visual arts exhibits.  To request accommodations for any campus event, call 865.694.6411 or email