Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 4/18/02 Photos and Paintings Explore Process of Understanding PersonalExperience

MARLBORO, VT - Marlboro College visual arts student Thomas MacMillan will present an exhibit of photographs and paintings in conjunction with his senior Plan of Concentration from May 5 to 8 in the Drury Gallery.

MacMillan has created the exhibit, in part, in response to his fatheršs illness and death. His photos deal with the process of understanding personal experience through photography, and his paintings include a self-portrait and several still-lives.

MacMillan's Plan also includes a study of photographs in news media and the way they can communicate ideologies while also concealing them.

The Plan of Concentration is the cornerstone of Marlboro's academic program. It is an in-depth, self-designed exploration of a field or fields of each student's choosing. The Plan culminates in a major independent project involving research, one-to-one study with faculty in tutorials and a three-hour oral examination with Marlboro faculty and an outside examiner who is an expert in the student's field.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused in Internet technologies. Its 300 undergraduate students enjoy a 7:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community, and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

Gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. An opening reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. May 5. The Drury Gallery is fully accessible, and admission is free. For more information, please call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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