MC Fine Arts faculty to present showcase recital, art show Sept. 29

MC Fine Arts faculty to present showcase recital, art show

Aug. 24, 2017

The Maryville College Division of Fine Arts will present a faculty showcase recital on Fri., Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

During the recital, faculty will perform a diverse program on piano, brass, voice and strings. It will include selections from Mozart to bluegrass and will feature the faculty in solos, duets, trios and more.

Faculty performers include: Carl Gombert, professor of art; Chase Hatmaker '14, adjunct choral assistant; Alicia Massie-Legg, lecturer in music; Harold Nagge, adjunct instructor of guitar; David Rasnake, technical director of the Clayton Center for the Arts; Eric Simpson, lecturer in music education and director of bands; Meredith Simpson, adjunct instructor of horn; Caroline Stuart ’17, event coordinator for the Clayton Center for the Arts; Bill Swann, professor of music; and Stacey Wilner, senior lecturer in music and director of choral activities. 

Faculty Art Show and Reception

Also on Fri., Sept. 29, the public is invited to attend an art reception for Morgan Manning, assistant professor of art (design) at Maryville College and the featured artist in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery for September. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., in conjunction with Downtown Maryville’s “Friday Night Lights” event.

Manning’s exhibit, titled “Retromania,” “explores hypocrisies that exist within the American cultural tradition” according to the exhibit’s description.

“Through the lens of mid-Century graphic design, Manning seeks commentary on the duality between the idealized notions of the ‘American Dream’and the increasingly polarized battle of principles that exists between the political left and right,” the description continues. “The work formulates links between the past and today and evokes a tangible visual impression of longevity and timelessness.”

For more information about Sept. 29 events, please call the Maryville College Division of Fine Arts at 865.981.8150.


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 2017 semester is 1,181.