MC students present Fall 2018 senior art show

MC students present Fall 2018 senior art show

Nov. 19, 2018

The work of four Maryville College students will be on display Dec. 3-14, 2018 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm and William “Ed” Harmon galleries.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Fri., Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. During the reception, live entertainment will be provided by MC students Trevor Finegan ’21 and Andrew Kosky ’21.

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

Savannah Bain to display “The Exclusion of Color Blindness in Society”

Savannah Bain '19 will display “The Exclusion of Color Blindness in Society.” Her art includes digital and graphic arts and photography.

“Today’s world has the unfortunate blindness of narrow mindedness,” Bain said. “Countless people, including myself, grow up believing that every single person sees the world the same way. Art. Nature. Design. Color. Everything. While this unawareness cannot always be helped, the goal of my thesis is to change people’s perception of color. My thesis is about the awareness of a greater problem within all aspects of our society that has rarely been considered before. My thesis is about the exclusion of color blindness in society. The exclusion of a greater perspective in design and how the inclusion of all perspectives is not that unobtainable.” 

Frizzell to display “The Formation of Identity: Established by Words and Objects”

Brandi Frizzell '18 will display “The Formation of Identity: Established by Words and Objects.” Frizzell worked with many mediums such as paint, ceramics, plaster, fabric and tape to bring her ideas to life. 

“The main theme of my artwork is identity,” Frizzell said. “All of my works are derived from real life people. Identity is not only for people that are alive at this very moment, but also for those who have come before us and are no longer walking as we walk today. Also, who one is right now, is not who one will be in the future. As time changes, people change. I use words in my artwork to show who people were, who they are now, and what they can become. I want people to think about who people are and what they mean to them. Not only do I use words to show identity, but also objects. People have specific objects that relate to the essence of who they are. Each person has a unique object or objects that people think of when they think of a certain person. I want to show how objects that are of usual use are made unique because of a specific person that uses that object. I use different mediums to strive and create a piece of artwork to depict the identity of a person.”  

Gail Lavoie to display “Labels and Misconceptions: Constructing the Praxis of the female”

Gail LaVoie '18 will display “Labels and Misconceptions: Constructing the praxis of the female.”  Her art includes a mixture of painting and sculptures.       

Emily Qualkenbush Davis to display “Love Across the Multiverse”

 Emily Qualkenbush Davis '18 will display “Love Across the Multiverse.”  Her art includes acrylic paint on various surfaces. 

“My thesis illustrates the journey between two characters that are reincarnated time and time again,” she said. “No matter who you are, where you are or what you are - I’ll always find you.”

More Information 

For more information about the senior art show, 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 2018 semester is 1,154.