MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 7, 2016) — Milligan College seniors Molly Kate Brannock, Mitchell Clark, Brooke Gomez and Caleb Nix will present a photography exhibit on Sunday, April 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the Milligan Art Gallery located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. Although each of these seniors has a different major, they have chosen to incorporate photography into their degree either as a minor or through interdisciplinary studies.
Brannock, of Greeneville, Tennessee, has titled her show “Hospitality,” which in Greek means “loving strangers.” Her photographs portray what it means to make space for the marginalized in society.
“In our culture, we often think of hospitality as opening our perfectly decorated homes for loved ones and having everything in place for a well-planned meal, but hospitality also is about simply making space for others in our lives, even strangers,” said Brannock.
“The Beauty in Winter,” by Nix, shows the beauty found in the season of winter rather than the isolation and destruction it sometimes causes.
“My work conveys the second story of winter by showing the beauty that is found in nature at winter, and uses that as a metaphor for how individuals approach the winter of their lives,” said Nix, who is from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Gomez’s collection of photographs is centered on the theme of the “imago Dei,” or the “image of God.”
“My goal in this show is to portray that all of mankind is created in the ‘imago Dei’ and therefore has an elevated dignity which gives us no excuse to reject, violate or hate one another,” said Gomez, who is from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Clark’s work, “Nashville,” consists of behind-the-scenes photographs and artist portraits from his semester-long experience at the Contemporary Music Center.
“I really enjoy doing live music photography,” said Clark, who is from Bristol, Virginia. “It’s challenging to get the right subject in the right lighting at the right time, but is always worth it in the end.”
This exhibit will remain open until April 15. Upcoming arts events in the Milligan Art Gallery include a senior photography exhibition by Micah Stephens, April 17-22, and the 21st annual Milligan Juried Exhibition, which will open with a reception on Sunday, April 24, from 2-4 p.m. These events are free and open to the public.