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Milligan senior presents ordinary life in photography exhibit

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 17, 2015) — William Major, a Milligan College fine arts major, is “At War With the Ordinary” in his senior photography exhibition that opens with a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, in the Milligan Art Gallery located in the lower level of Derthick Hall.

Although the photographs within this exhibit are of various subjects, Major has worked to convey one message: “The everyday tedium of life.”

“The people we see and the places we go can seem completely and relentlessly ordinary and mundane,” said Major, who is from Johnson City. “However, in reality, these people and places are what ultimately make up our individuality and have a huge impact on who we are as humans.”

In the photo “Major Barn,” hand-painted signs created by Major’s grandfather hang on the rustic exterior of a barn which once stood at his grandparents’ home.

“Similar to my other photographs, this work is my testament to not succumbing to the mundane, but instead propelling the everyday things that affect our lives into the realm of the extraordinary,” said Major.

“Major Barn,” along with the rest of the collection, will be open to the public until Friday, April 24.

Another upcoming art event, the 20th Annual Milligan Juried Exhibition, will take place in the Milligan Art Gallery on Sunday, April 26, and will open with a reception from 2-4 p.m.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information on Milligan arts events, visit

Posted by on April 18, 2015.