Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University (APSU) graphic layout scholar has landed a summer internship at the renowned Chautauqua Institution in New York.
Katie Boyer – who is pursuing a Bachelor of High-quality Arts in Graphic Layout at Austin Peay Condition College and final 12 months earned APSU’s inaugural Hazel Smith Summer Study Fellowship – will be a gallery assistant for Chautauqua Visible Arts (CVA) Galleries as a result of the beginning of August.
Boyer joined the CVA workforce in early June, and her obligations involve operating with personnel to put in and get rid of exhibitions, assisting in the CVA Craft Gallery, and packing and transport artwork.
CVA is section of the Chautauqua Establishment in Chautauqua, New York, and is centered on four pillars (College of Art, Galleries, Lecture Collection & Events, and Enrichment).
Boyer is the initial Austin Peay Point out University pupil to spend the summertime at Chautauqua considering that Khari Turner and Ashanté Kindle gained residencies at the University of Artwork in 2019.
“I have also never performed anything at all rather like this prior to,” Boyer claimed. “The traveling working experience by itself is anything I have hardly ever carried out by myself, and it is just as thrilling – and nerve-wracking – as the internship.
“This is a huge milestone for me and my upcoming, and I just cannot wait around to see what all it has in retail store for me,” she extra.
Boyer’s internship is courtesy of the Middle of Excellence for the Imaginative Artsausi and the Six Skills Foundation.
She’s also grateful for APSU’s Michael Dickins, who has guided her via significant assignments at APSU – this kind of as developing an on-line databases of the university’s art collection – because the slide of 2020. Dickins is curator and director of The New Gallery and University Collections at Austin Peay.
“This prospect would not have been possible devoid of him,” Boyer claimed. “He was the a person who released this posture to me and who seriously advocated for me getting below.”
For the duration of the internship, she’s searching forward to opening evenings of the gallery’s exhibitions and installing and removing the displays.
“It’s pretty rewarding to see an exhibition full and to see people’s reactions to the will work,” she reported. “The actual physical labor that goes into putting an exhibition alongside one another is one particular of my favorite sections for the reason that you get to be up shut and particular with all the incredible artworks. It is incredibly fulfilling to see all that really hard perform shell out off when the exhibition is entirely mounted.”
Immediately after Boyer returns to Clarksville in August, she’ll entire her senior 12 months at Austin Peay Condition College. She’s also eager to have “an remarkable remaining marching band season” with the Governors Have Marching Band and making her senior graphic design and style showcase.
“My purpose is to make this previous year at Austin Peay the finest one yet.”