Milligan artists included in ‘Journeys of Women’ exhibit

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Oct. 17, 2013) — “Journeys of Women,” an exhibit featuring the work of Northeast Tennessee female artists, includes the work of a Milligan College professor, student and alumna.

The exhibit will feature two photographs by Alice Anthony, associate professor of art; a painting/collage and pen and ink drawing by senior Krista Knudtsen; and an oil painting and sketch by V. Kelsey Ellis, a 2012 Milligan alumna.

The exhibit opens to the public on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School in Jonesborough, Tennessee. It will be open during Jonesborough’s Fine Art in the Park event on Saturday and remain open through Saturday, Nov. 2. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Anthony, who earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Memphis and her Master of Fine Arts degree at East Tennessee State University, has taught at Milligan since 1991. Her works have been included in exhibitions in over 20 states, and she was a featured artist at the Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery in Nashville.

In addition, her photographs have been published in Photo Review, Southern Exposure and Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, published by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at ETSU.

Anthony’s entries in “Journeys of Women” are portraits of two former students.

“Over the years, I’ve started taking portraits of my students,” Anthony said. “Coincidentally, one of the portraits in ‘Journeys of Women’ is of Kelsey Ellis, who has a painting in this very same exhibit.”

The exhibit is hosted by The Women’s Fund of East Tennessee, a fund of the East Tennessee Foundation, in conjunction with Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.

It will include landscapes, portraits, sculptures, pottery, fiber, abstract or mixed media art and other kinds of original artwork. The spirit of this exhibit will be about diversity in style and content and the feminine influence.

The artwork reflects the strength and power of women and girls in society and the possibility of transformation in keeping with the mission of the Women’s Fund. The Women’s Fund is a catalyst to transform the lives of low income women and girls. The organization believes that when you invest in a woman, you invest in a family, a community and ultimately a region. By helping women and girls, the Women’s Fund hopes to create healthier communities for all of us.

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Posted by on October 17, 2013.