'Global Faces' photo exhibit on display at Clayton Center

‘Global Faces’ photo exhibit on display at Clayton Center

Oct. 18, 2013
Contact: Chloe Kennedy, News and New Media Writer
865.981.8209; chloe.kennedy@maryvillecollege.edu

“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 kirsten.sheppard@maryvillecollege.edu.

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 offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.