Milligan arts showcase concludes spring semester

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (April 20, 2016) — Before the spring semester comes to a close, Milligan College’s Performing, Visual and Communicative (PVC) Arts area will showcase a variety of fine arts events and student work.

These events are free and open to the public:

• The 21st Annual Milligan Juried Art Exhibition opening reception, Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m., Milligan Art Gallery, located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. The show runs through May 1.

• The 29th Annual Festival of One Act Plays, April 25-27, 6 p.m. each night, McGlothlin-Street Theatre located in the Gregory Center.

• The 8th Annual “Buffalo Tales” storytelling event, Thursday, April 28, 4 and 7 p.m., McGlothlin-Street Theatre.

• The 16th Annual Short Film Festival, Friday, April 29, 6 p.m., McGlothlin-Street Theatre.

“This arts showcase is always a great way to wrap up the 2015-16 school year,” said Dr. Carrie Swanay, professor of communications and PVC area chair. “There will be something for everyone during the week, including art, photography, theatrical performances, short films and storytelling. I know the community will be eager to support our PVC students’ incredible work.”

The Milligan Juried Art Exhibition showcases the top Milligan student art projects from the year. Only the best art, photography, sculpture and digital media projects will be selected for display. Awards of excellence and merit will be given to standout pieces. The juror is Sarah Davis, chairperson on the Johnson City Public Art Committee, who has served as director of the Johnson City Area Arts Council.

The 29th Annual Festival of One Act Plays was started in 1987 by Richard Major, Milligan’s professor of theatre, to energize the theatre program by providing a hands-on theatre experience for students. This long-running annual tradition features plays directed by students in the theatre department. These one act plays will be presented at 6 p.m. in the McGlothlin-Street Theatre.

Milligan storytelling students will share their talents and what they have learned about the art during “Buffalo Tales,” an evening of storytelling that will include everything from personal stories to biblical accounts and children’s stories to folk tales.

The 16th Annual Milligan College Short Film Festival showcases work running 15 minutes or less created entirely by students. Those students showing films include senior Mitchell Clark, from Bristol, Virginia; senior Nathan Dickerson, from Greeneville, Tennessee; sophomore Brent Doolittle, from Lexington Kentucky; junior Colton Fenner, from Mountain City, Tennessee; junior Jeanette Hartsough, from Monument, Colorado; senior Collin Hawley, from Woodbridge, Virginia; and sophomore Gabe Logan, from Morganton, North Carolina.

Posted by on April 20, 2016.