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An exhibition by Maryville College Professor Emeritus of Art Dr. Mark Hall will be on display in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery and William “Ed” Harmon Gallery throughout the month of November.
A reception will be held on Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m.
The exhibition includes 21 drawings and prints in the mandala form, which were created with a series of stippled black and white ink drawings after Hall retired in 2-16.
One of his works, “Buzz Lightyear – To Infinity and Beyond,” will be presented to the Maryville College Department of Art. The rest of the works in the exhibition are not for sale, however, Hall has come up with a creative way to allow community members to have his art. When the exhibition is over, Hall does not plan to take the drawings and prints home with him; instead, he is doing something different, as a gift to the Maryville College community during MC’s Bicentennial. If those who visit Hall’s exhibition find works they relate to and that hold meaning for them, they should submit to the MC Department of Art a brief statement (no more than a page) that explains the meaning they find in that work and why they should have it. MC art faculty members will read these entries, and one work per person will be awarded to the most appropriate entry.
“Not everyone has my opportunity of living or working with art. Our consumer society often makes it difficult to purchase art because by the time the artist has gotten their pittance and the gallery has taken their cut the price is far more than a Twinkie,” Hall wrote in his artist statement.