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    Fall 2022 Gallery Schedule

  • CreatiVets – Healing Through Art
    08-22-2022 | Leu Art Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    Healing Through Art was fostered by the Visual Art Program at CreatiVets, an organization which offers creative outlets, such as songwriting and visual art, to veterans surviving post-traumatic stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress, or PTS, re-experience traumatic events even decades after, often feeling the original fear, horror, or helplessness. Many of these individuals feel isolated by their experiences and do not seek help from the VA. CreatiVets’ mission is to reach these wounded veterans who haven’t yet sought out further support and equip them with the appropriate resources to channel these intrusive memories. 

    This exhibition will remain on display in the Leu Art Gallery located in the Lila D. Bunch Library at Belmont University from August 22 – December 02, 2022. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

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  • CreatiVets – Richard Casper
    08-22-2022 | Leu Foyer Gallery in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    This exhibition features various ceramic works created by Richard Casper, co-founder of the CreatiVets organization. Capturing the development of Casper's visual language, the show speaks directly to personal combat-related trauma.

    This exhibition will remain on display in the Leu Foyer Gallery located in the Lila D. Bunch Library at Belmont University from August 22 – November 04, 2022. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 15, from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

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  • Well Received – new faculty in the Watkins College of Art
    08-22-2022 | Gallery 121 located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

    To welcome our newest additions to the Watkins College of Art, Gallery 121 is exhibiting their recent creative projects! Exhibitors include Dale Addy (Assistant Professor of Design), Mandy Rogers Horton (Assistant Professor of Painting), Armon Means (Photography Instructor, Studio Technician & Safety Coordinator) and Thomas Sturgill (Assistant Professor of Sculpture).

    This exhibition will remain on display in Gallery 121 located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University from August 22 – September 23, 2022. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, September 08, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

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  • The Sum is Not the Whole – Gary White
    10-03-2022 | Gallery 121 located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts

    This exhibition celebrates the Watkins College of Art's inaugural Faculty Fellow. The Sum is Not the Whole features a combination of figurative ceramic sculptures, wooden retablos, and textiles. These pieces present the viewer with a complex narrative of identity, culture and southern history.

    Gary L.White is  a native of Nashville, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at Watkins College of Art and Design in 2011, and his MFA in Ceramics from The University of Tennessee Knoxville.  His works have been exhibited in solo shows and group exhibitions throughout the country. White conducts a cross-cultural visual investigation, that explores folkways, identity, and the experiences of the “southern Other”. 

    This exhibition will remain on display in Gallery 121 located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University from October 02 – 28, 2022. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, October 06, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

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  • BFA Show: Graphic Design & Illustration
    11-14-2022 | Leu Foyer Gallery located in the Lila D. Bunch Library

    BFA senior students in Graphic Design & Illustration share culminating projects/portfolios as they prepare for career prospects post-graduation.

    This exhibition will remain on display in the Leu Foyer Gallery located in the Lila D. Bunch Library at Belmont University from November 14 – December 02, 2022. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, November 17, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

  • Reflexión – Andrés Bustamante
    11-07-2022 |

    Reflexión features the most recent body of work created by Andrés Bustamante, a multidisciplinary sculptor. The Colombian-born, Nashville-based artist briefly attended Watkins College of Art but is otherwise self-taught. 

    Following a highly experimental practice, Bustamante is greatly informed by his immigrant experience at a young age that led to the exploration of abstraction in human emotion and existence. He navigates abstract concepts of human divinity as a reflection of the unseen and researches the mystery of life as experienced in psychonaut journeys. Perhaps most importantly, he is passionate about creativity as a tool for social change. To provide opportunities for underserved communities to engage in creative play as a catalyst for healing.

    This exhibition will remain on display in Gallery 121 located in the Leu Center for the Visual Arts at Belmont University from November 08 – 28, 2022. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 4:30 – 6:00 PM.

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All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. Sign up for the WCA Gallery Updates newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest gallery-related programming for the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University! You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Questions and exhibition proposals may be submitted to Katie Mitchell, Director of Galleries & Programming.