MC design majors present senior art show Dec. 4-15

MC design majors present senior art show Dec. 4-15

Nov. 16, 2017 

The work of four Maryville College senior design majors will be on display Dec. 4-15, 2017 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery and William “Ed” Harmon Gallery.

A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the galleries on Fri., Dec. 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The show will include the following Maryville College seniors: 

  • Rachel Britt: “All Feminism” (photography and design)

“All Feminism is a new feminist identity that represents and celebrates the diversity between men and women of different races, religions, ethnicities, and experiences,” Britt said. “The artwork within this identity project includes portraits of people who have been interviewed and utilizes typographic elements to personify their statements. The typography that is interlaced within the portraits, serve as an extension of that person.”

T-shirt sales and other monetary donations will go to Haven House, whose mission is to save and change lives through the intervention and prevention of domestic violence by offering 24-hour shelter and crisis hotline, support services, youth programs and community awareness.

  • Kelsey Hanko: “The Sustainable Artist” (design)

“The Sustainable Artist is an art store that strives to promote socially, economically, and environmentally responsible artists,” Hanko said. “For my senior show, I have built a visual identity for ‘The Sustainable Artist’ brand.” 

  • Emily Fitzpatrick: “Current Typography Trends in Recent Years” (design)

Fitzpatrick’s exhibit will “showcase current typography trends on magazine covers I have created,” she said.

  • Alicia Yarlett: “Gospel” (design)

“My goal for this show is to share the Gospel of Jesus so people who don’t know Him have a chance to,” Yarlett said.

The senior exhibit features works the students have prepared as part of their Senior Study requirement. The senior project, which spans two semesters and involves six credit hours of work, is an independent study that encourages students to create a meaningful body of work devoted to a particular subject or theme.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, please contact 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.