MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2015) – Milligan College presents a unique exhibition, “Nature, Robots and Elvis,” featuring the work of its art faculty members with an opening reception during Milligan’s Homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the Milligan Art Gallery in Derthick Hall. This event is free and open to the public. The show runs from Oct.24-Nov. 20.
“Alice Anthony, Nick Blosser and Art Brown have a combined 80 years of experience creating art,” said Dr. Carrie Swanay, chair of the college’s Area of Performing, Visual, and Communicative Arts. “We are thrilled to present their unique works in honor of Milligan’s 150 years dedicated to growing the arts in this region.”
The photography of Anthony, associate professor of art, features Elvis fans who make pilgrimages to Graceland, Elvis’ home. On top of growing up in Memphis near Graceland, she has visited the landmark frequently over the past 18 years, most recently in July, and her photography on Elvis and Graceland has been on display locally at the Johnson City Area Arts Council and the Carroll Reece Museum, as well as in galleries in the Memphis area and the Tunica Museum in Tunica, Mississippi.
Blosser, assistant professor of art, will showcase paintings in watercolor and egg tempera in an abstract style that focuses on small sections of natural beauty in a landscape. His work is inspired by landscapes locally and in Ohio, near Lake Erie, in which he strives to turn the ordinary into “something beyond the commonplace,” said Blosser.
Both Blosser and Anthony are beginning their 24th year teaching at Milligan.
Art Brown, creative services coordinator and adjunct instructor of communications, will exhibit his printmaking work. Brown’s relief prints combine political satire with hand-carved images of dark, mechanical creatures while utilizing antique letterpress wood type. Most recently, his work was displayed as part of a national juried exhibition “New Impressions in American Letterpress” at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.