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2021 senior fine arts exhibits

MILLIGAN, Tenn. (April 15, 2021) — Milligan University’s senior fine arts majors will present exhibitions of their work this week and next in the Milligan Art Gallery in Derthick Hall.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, a limit of five people or fewer will be allowed in the gallery hallway at a time. The exhibits will be open to Milligan students, faculty and staff only.

Jordan Clark, of Lexington, Kentucky, will present her exhibition this week, April 12-16. Her show will feature work primarily in acrylic mixed with a clear medium. This process is lengthy, and the drying time for a single painting can take up to two months to complete.

According to Clark, each painting is based on a Bible verse that has been significant to her life in some way. She cited Isaiah 40:28-31 as inspiring her favorite painting in the show.

The show will also include works from Clark’s time at Milligan that reflect her growth as an artist.

Sam Musgrave, of Bristol, Virginia, will present his exhibition next week, April 19-23. His work includes landscapes, still life, and portraiture in a variety of mediums, including oil paint, colored pencil, graphite and clay, as well as photography prints.

According to Musgrave, his show will center around people and portraiture, inspired by his experiences in a Milligan photography class.

“One of the assignments in that photography class was to photograph strangers, and many people would tell me the story of their lives while I took their photograph,” reflected Musgrave. “I believe that having these people tell me their struggles and where they are in life inspired me to focus a lot of my work around portraits.”

For more information about Milligan arts events, visit milligan.edu/arts.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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