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‘Art From the Buffalo School’ to feature Milligan student artwork

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2015) – Throughout the month of February, an array of artwork from Milligan College students will be on display in the exhibit “Art From the Buffalo School” at the Nelson Fine Art Center in downtown Johnson City.

The show features student paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media and graphic design and will have its opening night and reception at the center on Friday, Feb. 6, from 7-9 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“It’s always been a primary goal of Nelson Fine Art to introduce the community to art,” said Dick Nelson, owner of the Nelson Fine Art Center. “Milligan students always challenge our visitors, and I think everyone gets a little education from the exhibit.”

This is the 13th year Milligan has participated in “Art from the Buffalo School.”

One of the works featured in the show is senior Will Major’s silver gelatin print called “Blue Hole.” It highlights one of the oldest methods for black and white photograph development, originating in the 1890s.

“Because students get to showcase their artwork to the public, this annual event is always a great learning experience,” said Alice Anthony, associate professor of art at Milligan. “This exhibit brings about positive feedback and shows the community what the Milligan art program is all about.”

The Milligan fine arts department offers five areas of emphasis: art, film studies, music, photography and theater. All fine arts majors are designed to educate the whole person while increasing the student’s appreciation and knowledge of human creativity. For more information on Milligan arts events, visit

For more information on the Nelson Art Gallery, located at 324 E. Main Street in Johnson City, visit

Posted by on February 2, 2015.