Vanderbilt student art exhibition featuring upcycled materials opens April 1

The art of six Vanderbilt University students will be featured in Trash Talk, a new exhibition on display in the gallery space at Turnip Green Creative Reuse April 1–29.

The works were developed in the Mixed Media and Textiles class taught by Vadis Turner, the 2023 Hamblet Artist in Residence in the Department of Art. The class engaged students in abstract problem solving using upcycled and found materials.

The exhibition will open on Saturday, April 1, with an artist talk beginning at 4 p.m., followed by a reception from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 1014 3rd Ave. S. in Nashville.

The student artists featured in the exhibition are:

  • Noa Adomakoh
  • Avery Bradley
  • Jacqueline Bruce
  • Davina Daoud
  • Jeremiah Egolf
  • Rose Herdejurgen

According to its mission, Turnip Green Creative Reuse “foster(s) creativity and sustainability through reuse. We provide a welcoming, inclusive space to divert materials from the landfill and connect them with people who need them, such as teachers, students, artists and more.”

"Trash Talk" exhibition at Turnip Green Creative Reuse
(poster design by Rose Herdejurgen)