Burst Forth, mixed media, wood. 168" x 72"
Sept. 5, 2016 - Feb. 26, 2017
Ticketing Lobby (North Side)
Mike Andrews was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1961 and had the opportunity to travel the world as a child because his father was in the military. He was eight years old when he took his first sculpture class at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and he was hooked. Andrews selected Austin Peay State University because of the opportunity to study under Olen Bryant, a Tennessee treasure. Olen Bryant became Andrews’ mentor and taught him not only what good art is, but that being an artist is a way of life. He inspired him to become an art teacher and artist. Andrews’ work is in the collection of Vanderbilt University, Austin Peay State University and the White House Library. His work is in private collections from California to Washington, D.C. and abroad.
About New Old Stock
“My work is a bit eclectic; I work in clay, stone, metals and just about any material I can get my hands on. For the last four or five years, I have been working with wooden foundry patterns. I started casting iron sculptures at the Clarksville Foundry more than 30 years ago and have developed a friendship with the owner, Charlie Foust. As an art teacher, I am interested in the history of art. In this particular series, I’m looking back at the work of Louise Nevelson but with a twist. I am trying to not only create an interesting design but to also save a bit of the Industrial Age.”
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