Over the course of a decade, O’More Publishing has produced more than 40 titles that range from history to children’s, academic to spiritual. This Friday, Jan. 4, the campus gallery will kick off an exhibit that showcases more than a dozen authors, illustrators and graphic designers who made the books possible.
One O’More alum, Amy Davidson, made a career out of her experience as an intern with O’More Publishing while a visual communications student at the College. Davidson, who now works with Lifeway Publishing in Nashville, was the first student designer in what has become a structured program.
“Over the years, we’ve provided opportunities for O’More students, professors and Board members, which is the objective of a college press. Several of the works are now utilized in the classroom,” said Jessa Sexton, O’More Publishing’s director. “But we’ve also worked with talented people in the local community, some of whom have had great success with very popular titles.”
One such author is Nancy Gentry, whose Rebel in Petticoats is now sold in National Parks including Shiloh, Chickamauga, and Lincoln Home. Another local historian, Eric Jacobson, is on the fourth printing of his For Cause and For Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill and the Battle of Franklin.
Friday’s event, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., is open to the public as part of the Franklin Art Scene, a downtown tour that includes more than 35 stops. The event is free, but a $5 wristband provides unlimited trolley service among the stops.
Sexton says that a dozen interior spreads, 16 illustrations and 10 covers are included in the gallery exhibit, and several authors and designers will also be on hand to discuss the projects.
For more information, visit www.omorecollege.edu/publishing.