Can’t Miss Lecture: Illustrator Rebecca Green comes to MSU to deliver a Lecture and Workshop on November 1 and 2!

October 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Can’t Miss Lecture: Illustrator Rebecca Green comes to MSU to deliver a Lecture and Workshop on November 1 and 2!

Illustrator Lecture:

Wednesday, November 1 at 12:00 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Illustration on Mixed Media and Mark Making Workshop

Thursday, November 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Stafford Hall room 200

Limited space:Registration for this workshop has ended.

About Ms. Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green is an illustrator, author (“How to Make Friends with a Ghost” available now!), and make believe maker. Her work has a home in children’s and young adult books, magazines, and more, and she works primarily in gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, and ink. She also helps run The Warren, a Nashville studio which houses illustrators and designers. The studio offers workspaces, hosts workshops, drawing nights, and more. Selected Clients Include:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Tundra Books, Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins, Scholastic, Penguin Random House, Annick Press, KidsCan Press, Frankie, Wall Street Journal, Flow Magazine,  and Amtrak.

Please visit her website  http://myblankpaper.com/ to learn more about her amazing work!

Publication Opportunity: The Streetcar is now accepting Submissions!

October 25th, 2017 Comments Off on Publication Opportunity: The Streetcar is now accepting Submissions!

The Streetcar, MSU’s student-led creative arts journal, is now accepting submissions for Volume 7! All forms of art from photography, to graphic design, to drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more are welcomed.

Students interested in submitting work should visit thestreetcarmsu.wordpress.com to complete a submission form, and email a picture or link of your work tothestreetcarmsu@yahoo.com. The deadline to submit for publication in Volume 7 is November 27, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity show your skills and creativity to all of MSU and the surrounding community; submit today!

Course Highlights: Spring 2018 Special Topics Courses are on the Master Class Schedule!

October 25th, 2017 Comments Off on Course Highlights: Spring 2018 Special Topics Courses are on the Master Class Schedule!

All of the spring 2018 Special Topics are on the Master Class Schedule! Don’t miss your chance to learn something new; add one or more class to your schedule today!

Art History

Ø  Art 4990-02 History of Performance Art, M 12 – 2:50 p.m. in Howell Hall room 105, taught by J. Altomonte

o   This course will examine the history of performance art from the early 20th century to the present. We will study various approaches to performance art using critical analysis, theoretical inquiry, group discussions, and field trips. The course will not follow a specific chronological development of performance art, but rather a thematic investigation into the various fields/genres of performance art.

Fine Art

Ø  Art 4490-03 Digital Drawing, TR 8 – 10:50 a.m. in Stafford Hall room 100B, taught by A. McElfish

o   Digital Drawing is a class designed to teach art students how to utilize the computer and drawing tablet as tools for making art. The semester will focus on a broad array of topics utilizing traditional drawing/painting methods and Photoshop to produce digitally rendered and mixed media projects. We will examine four assigned projects in addition to a sketchbook, emphasizing an understanding of the visual development processes for but not limited to sequential illustrations.

  • Please see Mr. McElfish for additional details including how to sign up.

Ø  Art 4990-06 Digital Painting, MW 8 – 10:50 a.m. in Stafford Hall room 100B, taught by A. Bostic

o   A studio based examination of Digital Arts. Various topics chosen to meet digital art needs. Topics will address issues related to studio techniques or historical and contemporary theory.

Ø  Art 4990-05 Illustration for Children’s Literature, MW 12 – 2:50 p.m. in Stafford Hall room 100B, taught by A. Bostic

o   A studio based examination of children’s imagery as it relates to books written during class to address children’s issues.  An emphasis will be placed on basic theories with regard to language choice, early reading, and illustrations. 

Ø  Art 4990-04 Mixed Media Studies in Painting, TR 3 – 5:50 p.m. in Freeman Hall room 209, taught by T. McCourt

o   This studio course is taught through the demonstration and guided individualized and group instruction within the studio environment. Because the material is taught in a project-driven way, each project will reinforce the learning outcomes through the hands-on exploration of the student, with feedback and critique from the instructor and peers in the class. Topics to be explored include: paint, mediums, and alternative media; combining and integrating media; encaustic; exploration beyond traditional painting; mixed media works, and research on contemporary artists in mixed media.

Photography

Ø  Art 4990-01 The Found Image, TR 12 – 2:50 p.m. in Briscoe Hall room 215, taught by D. Lippillo

o   This course will address photography’s expanded field by making use of found and sourced lens-based imagery for the purpose of making fine art.

  • Students will need to have completed Photography Survey to take this course. Please see Mr. Lippillo for additional details, including how to sign up.

Study Abroad Opportunity: Rome Summer 2018 Workshop

October 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Study Abroad Opportunity: Rome Summer 2018 Workshop

Have you ever wanted to try to sketch the completion of an unfinished Michelangelo sculpture, draw the theatrics of a Bernini interior, or just dreamed of visiting Italy? 

The College of Architecture, Art, and Design (CAAD) has partnered with the University of Arkansas Rome Center (UARC) for a summer study abroad program. Students will live in the heart of the city – only a short walk to the Piazza Navona, the ancient Forum, and the Vatican with excursions to Florence, Siena, and Pompeii.  Courses will count for six credit hours toward graduation. These courses cover the university core classes, program-specific electives, and credits required for minors in CAAD departments. 

The trip will be led by Andrew Tripp, Ph.D., and Fred Esenwein, Ph.D., from the School of Architecture, and they welcome students from across CAAD to join them.  They will hold an informational meeting in the Giles Hall Jury Room, across from the Bob and Kathy Luke Library, on Fri., Oct. 27 from 12 – 1 p.m. 

The Tau Sigma Delta student organization is hosting the event and will be selling burgers and hotdogs.

 

Informational Flyer

Graduate School Information: 2017 Graduate National Portfolio Days + Information Fairs

October 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Graduate School Information: 2017 Graduate National Portfolio Days + Information Fairs

The Graduate Portfolio Day & Information Fairs are for students that have already completed a Bachelor’s degree program and are looking to further their education at the graduate level. They follow the same format as the National Portfolio Days but provide prospective MFA, MArch, MA and Post-Baccalaureate students’ feedback on their portfolios as suited for admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, these sessions give students the opportunity to learn more about the curricula, faculty, application procedures and other graduate program information.

As with the National Portfolio Days, the Graduate Portfolio Days are not an examination, nor are they a competition. Attendees should not expect to gain either admission or scholarship to colleges visited during the event. They will have the opportunity, however, to get specific information about the quality, depth and consistency of portfolio requirements required at the graduate level from each school visited; direct feedback on their artwork; and the next steps for applying for admission.

Students interested in undergraduate degree programs are encouraged to attend a National Portfolio Day in their area.

2017 GRADUATE PORTFOLIO DAYS

Can’t Miss Lecture: Artist/Architect Matthew Lee speaks on October 26

October 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Can’t Miss Lecture: Artist/Architect Matthew Lee speaks on October 26

Painter/architect/adventurer Matthew Lee will present a public lecture “In Colored Air: Painting in the Heart of Nature” from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Fazio Jury Room of Giles Hall (first floor, CAAD/Architecture Building) on Thursday, October 26. The illustrated talk is free of charge.

Born in Paris, France, Lee’s childhood years gave him the opportunity to see the art and architecture of the Louvre, the Versailles Palace, the painter’s square at Montmartre, cathedrals, the European countryside and shore, and many other landmarks. The rich culture of France was deeply imprinted on his life. He received a BA degree in Architecture from Mississippi State University in 1989 and is a licensed architect, having practiced from Memphis for 22 years..

An active world traveler, Matthew Lee was a U. S. Fulbright Scholar in 1991-1992 where he studied temples, murals and architecture in Sri Lanka. He will bring this love of the landscape, color and outdoor painting into a three-day en plein air workshop with advanced painting students from October 24 to October 26

Samples of Matthew Lee’s artwork may be seen at:

http://www.matthewleestudio.com

The Matthew Lee lecture and workshop is supported by the Mississippi State University Department of Art, the College of Architecture, Art, and Design, and MSU Painting concentration students. 

For more information, please contact Brent Funderburk, W. L. Giles Professor of Art, 662-325-2970, bfunderburk@caad.sstate.edu.

Can’t Miss Lecture: “Myth-issippi: How Art Makes Place”

October 18th, 2017 Comments Off on Can’t Miss Lecture: “Myth-issippi: How Art Makes Place”

A free event featuring a lively talk, live Blues music, and refreshments on Thursday, October 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Music, myth and merriment in the newly remodeled Mississippi State University Colvard Student Union Dawg House (first floor- next to the Food Court/Starbucks)!

And, come see the new student-created mural about Mississippi music!

Myth-issippi: How Art Makes Place” is an illustrated talk by Professor Brent Funderburk followed by a musical performance in the Colvard Student Union Dawg House on Thursday, October 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

We will also premiere the newly renovated Dawg House and the mural “Black Prairie, Mississippi, World”, created by MSU Art students Shawna Williams and Randi Watson. After the talk, Dr. Richard Brown (Entomology) and Funderburk (Art), both W.L. Giles Distinguished Professors, will briefly converse on life and culture on our unique Black(belt) Prairie, which will transform into a concert of relevant Blues music performed by Caleb Childs and the Blues Review, featuring Dr. Brown on harmonica.

As a part of the Mississippi Bicentennial celebration, receptionary food will be served and partakers of the event are welcome to bring coffee/food from Union into the Dawghouse during the event.

All students, faculty, staff and public are invited!

Great to Know: Advising Reminder Oct. 12, 2017

October 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Great to Know: Advising Reminder Oct. 12, 2017

The Department of Art Advising Day is Fri., Oct. 20 this semester; all students must meet with their advisor(s) before registering spring classes. Advisors will post sign-up sheets outside of their office door, or email you a link to schedule your appointment online.

Advising Tips

  • The advisor list has been posted in the Art main office (Freeman Hall) on the bulletin board just past the front desk. You can also find out who your advisor(s) is by logging into myState, clicking the Banner tab, selecting the View Student Record link, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  • If you have more than one major, you will need to be released by an advisor from both of your majors to register for classes.
  • Once you’ve selected your advising appointment, add it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.
  • Pre-registration worksheets are in the folder that is attached to the Art office glass door.
  • Your advising appointment is 20 minutes; draft your schedule before your meeting so you can discuss other items with your advisor as well.
  • Finalize your spring schedule before leaving campus for winter break.
  • Important Dates
  • Friday, October 13 is the last day to apply December 2017 graduation with a $50 fee.

Graduation application late fees begin Saturday, October 14.

  • We are Photo Concentration Interest Meeting is Friday, October 20 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Briscoe Hall room 215 (Photography Studio)

As always, if you have any questions, please ask!

Great to Know: Advising Edition Oct. 6, 2017

October 10th, 2017 Comments Off on Great to Know: Advising Edition Oct. 6, 2017

Faculty advising for pre-registration is October 16 through October 27. The Department of Art Advising Day is Friday, October 20 this semester; all students must meet with their advisor(s) before registering spring classes. Advisors will post sign-up sheets outside of their office door, or email you a link to schedule your appointment online.

  • Advising Tips
    The advisor list has been posted in the Art main office (Freeman Hall) on the bulletin board just past the front desk. You can also find out who your advisor(s) is by logging into myState, clicking the Banner tab, selecting the View Student Record link, and scrolling to the bottom of the page.
  •  If you have more than one major, you will need to be released by an advisor from both of your majors to register for classes.
  • Once you’ve selected your advising appointment, add it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.
  •  Pre-registration worksheets are in the folder that is attached to the Art office glass door.

o Your advising appointment is 20 minutes; draft your schedule before your meeting so you can discuss other items with your advisor as well.

  • Finalize your spring schedule before leaving campus for winter break.

 Important Dates

  • Monday, October 9 is the last day to drop a class.
  • Friday, October 13 is the last day to apply December 2017 graduation with a $50 fee.
    • Graduation application late fees begin Saturday, October 14.
  • We are Photo Concentration Interest Meeting is Friday, October 20 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in Briscoe Hall room 215 (Photography Studio)

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