Oct. 18, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
“A Photographic Essay of Global Faces,” an exhibit of photos by retired Maryville College professor David Young, is on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery through Oct. 31.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Young will speak about his work during an artist’s reception on Thurs., Oct. 24 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Young, who taught chemistry at Maryville College from 1963 until 1976, took the photos when he was on the staff of International Mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA) or as staff photographer for the PC (USA)’s Office of Communications. The photos were taken in Cuba, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, Cambodia, Myanmar and China.
“In the global world, nationality is less important than the person,” Young said in his artist’s statement. “It was a wonderful privilege to have met these people with my camera. Like for many photos, the people in these still live in my memory."
All of the 42 photos on display are available for purchase, and proceeds will benefit international scholarships at the College. The cost per photo is $30 for the general public and $15 for students. To buy a photo, please contact Kirsten Sheppard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.