Alumni Artists Curate New Dual Exhibits at MTSU’s Todd Gallery

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MURFREESBORO, TN — MTSU’s Department of Art and Design is welcoming quite a topic of conversation to the Todd Art Gallery which opened Saturday, Oct. 24: dual exhibits with work created by artists of all ages, curated by a pair of Murfreesboro artists and community arts advocates.  “Collective Memories: Creative Expressions Through Contemporary Art” and “Words to Live By,” collaborative exhibits curated by Dr. Barbara and Leroy Hodges, will share the Todd’s spacious main gallery, Room 224A, located in the heart of the MTSU campus at 542 Old Main Circle.   The exhibits are free to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Guests must follow MTSU’s mask and social distancing requirements.  The Todd Gallery will welcome the curators and the artists Saturday, Oct. 31, with a special artists’ reception set for 1:30-3 p.m. in the main gallery. The event, which also is free to the public, will feature gospel, jazz and blues provided by Adore Adonai.  Leroy Hodges, who makes use of Cubism in his own artwork, said the dual exhibits tell “stories spanning personal and cultural Murfreesboro artist Ginny Togrye’s mixed-media sculptural painting, “Distant But With Regard,” with acrylic and modeling paste...