From the Gallery – March 2016

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‘From the Gallery’ – February 2017

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‘From the Gallery’ – January 2017

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‘From the Gallery’ – December 2016

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Furniture making course wraps up

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(Photos via Critz Campbell)

The furniture making course, ART 4733, taught by Associate Professor and Sculpture Coordinator Critz Campbell had another succesful semester.

Throughout the course, students worked on sketching, mocking up, drafting, prototyping and fabricating chair designs.

According to Campbell, most students employed a common curved element in their back and seat. The curved wood is maple skateboard decking material, and the curve is created by laminating seven layers of the decking material together.

The curved elements were then vacuum-formed on a mold made in the class.

Students in the course this semester included: Darren Cheairs Izzy Cottrell Mikayla Evans Cecillia Lemus Chauncey Mangum Alison Meeler Josh Meyer Alliegh Moffett Ryne Riebock Matthew Rogers Kenan Simpkins Shaquita Woodson

Design I class installs work at Sudduth Elementary

December 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Design I class installs work at Sudduth Elementary

(Photos by Megan Bean | Mississippi State University and submitted)

For their final project, students in Brittany Spencer's Design I class completed a community installation at Sudduth Elementary School in Starkville.

Earlier in the semester, a committee at the elementary school chose two quotes for students to base designs on: "Plant Kindness, Grow Love" and "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti."

Each of Spencer's students proposed three designs based on the two quotes. Those proposed designs were eventually narrowed down by a vote to the top three designs for each quote, and the Sudduth committee chose the final designs.

The MSU students then cut out these designs by hand on vinyl and decorated the school's hall windows.

Students who were a part of the installation include: Ashtyn Carpenter Caroline Fitzwater Tess Frazier Karleigh Harfst Megan Henry Hayden Hunt Haley Lawrence Eric Lindsey Savanah Martinez Meghan Norman (her design was chosen for the theme "Plant Kindness, Grow Love") Elise Sears Melissa Sones(her design was chosen for the theme "Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti") Mary Katherine Swindoll Anna Terry Deremy Triplett

See the story spotlighted on MSU's website!

This is the second community installation done by Spencer's Design I students. Read more about the previous installation in Howell Building.

Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

December 6th, 2016 Comments Off on Graphic design senior accepted to international student competition

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"#VIEWS" by Aubrey Pohl

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Pohl's poster on display

Aubrey Pohl, a senior graphic design major at MSU, recently had a poster accepted as 1 of 50 finalists in the 9th Annual Skopje International Student Competition.

"#VIEWS" was designed as part of an Advanced Typography Independent Study with Assistant Professor Cassie Hester.

The 2016 competition theme was "Identity in Crisis," and entries were judged by a prestigious panel of international designersFinn Nygaard (Denmark), Fons Hickman (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Rysard Kaja (Poland) and Toni Vasikj (the Republic of Macedonia).

The Skopje Poster Festival kicked off on Nov. 22. All 50 finalists of the were exhibited at the Museum of Skopje (city museum) in Skopje, the Republic of Macedonia, through November 30.

MSU graphic design student work featured in Sappi’s new paper promotion

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spread featuring Crosby Arboretum series

A series of posters celebrating MSU's Crosby Arboretum will be featured in Sappi Fine Papers' latest promo titled "Verticals." 

Currently in production, "Verticals" features excellent graphic design projects from universities across the country.

Phillip Bajoras, a December 2015 graduate, designed the poster series in Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s spring 2015 Intro to Print Production class. Bajoras is currently working at a screen printing shop in Alabama.

The promo was curated and designed by Studio Hinrichs in San Francisco, Calif. Kit Hinrichs—recipient of the prestigious AIGA Medal—is principal and creative director.

Be sure to request the latest promos and samples from Sappi!

One Night Only show held

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(photos by Aaron McElfish)
A “One Night Only” exhibition featuring MSU Department of Art students was held on Thurs., Dec. 1 from 3 – 5 p.m. in the Howell Hall Metal Shop (room 111).

Students showcased were: Erin Frazier - Graphic Design Sarah Prater - Fine Art & Graphic Design Jose Vasquez - Photography Anna Zollicoffer - Fine Art & Graphic Design

Reception held for fall 2016 graphic design seniors

December 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for fall 2016 graphic design seniors

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Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. A reception for “Half Dozen” was held on Thurs., Dec. 1. The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown): BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston. GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem. JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou. MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences. PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell. PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.