Messerschmidt, the Hogarth of Sculpture

February 26th, 2011 Comments Off on Messerschmidt, the Hogarth of Sculpture

Dr. Michael Yonan will be visiting the department on March 4 to give two talks about Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, the eighteenth-century German sculptor. He will first speak to Dr. Benjamin Harvey’s Art History II class about the sculptor (11.00 a.m.) and then address the CAAD Friday Forum (12.00 p.m.), where he will give a talk called Messerschmidt, The Hogarth of Sculpture. Both will take place in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium (Giles Hall) and members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Yonan is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri and a leading historian of Central European art. His book Empress Maria Theresa and the Politics of Habsburg Imperial Art will shortly be published by The Penn State University Press; and he is the co-editor of Ashgate’s The Cultural Aesthetics of Eighteenth-Century Porcelain. He is currently the editor of Ashgate’s The Histories of Matieral Culture and Collecting, a series that “seeks to illuminate the intersections between material culture studies, art history, and the history of collecting.”

Bostic in Small Works Show

February 24th, 2011 Comments Off on Bostic in Small Works Show

Alex Bostic’s painting Pop has been accepted into the Richeson Gallery’s Small Works 2011 show. (The work is ten-inches square.)

The exhibition runs from February 7  to March 25, 2011, at the Richeson School of Art & Gallery. To see more works included in the show, click here; and for more information about the gallery, click here.

Blackwell a winner at the Society of Illustrators

February 17th, 2011 Comments Off on Blackwell a winner at the Society of Illustrators

Mary Katherine Blackwell, an MSU art student, is among the winners of the Society of Illustrators’ 2011 Student Scholarship Competition. She won for her work Triptych (shown below), which will be on display at the Society’s Manhattan museum between May 4 and May 28, 2011, and reproduced in the accompanying catalog. Awards and certificates will be given to the winning students during the Opening Reception on May 6, 2011.

A jury of illustrators and art directors reviewed over seven thousand submissions to the competition. Mary Katherine’s work was one of only 205 winners.

For more information about the show, click here; and for more about the society, click here.

Meeting with Alumni in NYC

February 17th, 2011 Comments Off on Meeting with Alumni in NYC

On the evening of February 10th, current Art Department faculty members met up with alums of the program in Brooklyn, New York.

Pictured here (from left to right) are Joel Easley, Carey Estes, Josh Stewart, Lydia Thompson, Benjamin Harvey, Jessi Arrington, and Jamie Runnells. The location is Brooklyn’s Studiomates, a collaborative workspace of designers, illustrators, bloggers, writers, and developers. Out of this space, Josh and Jessi run the business they co-founded–Workshop, “where design and social responsibility meet.”

“The Works of Alex Bostic”

February 17th, 2011 Comments Off on “The Works of Alex Bostic”

An exhibition of Alex Bostic’s art is currently on display at the Bryan Public Library in West Point, Mississippi. In conjunction with the show, a reception in honor of Professor Bostic will be held in the library on Saturday February 26 (12.30-2.30 pm).

Soon Ee Ngoh’s Statements

February 17th, 2011 Comments Off on Soon Ee Ngoh’s Statements

An exhibition of Professor Soon Ee Ngoh’s work is opening at The Art Institutes International in Minneapolis, MN. Statements will run from February 12 to March 17, 2011, and the opening reception will take place on February 17 (4.30-6.00 pm).

Soon Ee Ngoh, CounterpointÂ

“We have not learned from our past. Today human conflict remains prevalent in many parts of the world. Despite numerous accomplishments in the fields of science, medicine and technology, we are still unable to achieve one of the most basic human needs: peace.” [Soon Ee Ngoh]

Chris Nolen Speaks!

February 14th, 2011 Comments Off on Chris Nolen Speaks!

Chris Nolen will offer up guidance and insight into the wonderful world of design, as well as a glimpse into the process of judging this year’s annual graphic design student competition. He will be talking on Thursday, Feb. 17th at 11am (Stafford 200).

Nolen is the Senior Art Director at Mad Genius in Jackson, Mississippi, and a graduate of the Mississippi State University BFA Graphic Design Program. With over 15 years of experience in design, illustration, animation, and creative direction, he has won numerous Gold Addy awards with the American Advertising Federation and both Best of Show and multiple Gold Addy awards with the Jackson Advertising Federation. Over the course of his career, Chris has provided strategic brand development and compelling design for a vast range of clientele, ranging from non-profits and healthcare systems to national insurance companies and financial institutions.

MSU Art and Design competitive Exhibition

February 12th, 2011 Comments Off on MSU Art and Design competitive Exhibition

Rudy Gutierrez Visit and Talk

February 9th, 2011 Comments Off on Rudy Gutierrez Visit and Talk

Rudy Gutierrez, the artist and illustrator, will be visiting the Department of Art on February 24th and 25th. At noon on the 25th, he will be talking about his art in the Jury Room of Giles Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Mr Gutierrez’s art has featured in numerous publications, including Rolling Stone, Playboy, the New York Times and Ms Magazine. He has exhibited his work internationally and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including The Distinguished Educator Award from the Society of Illustrators. You can find out more about Rudy Gutierrez here.

Some images from Gutierrez’s talk:

Photo: Megan Bean

Photo: Megan Bean

MSU Students Succeed at PIEA Competition

February 7th, 2011 Comments Off on MSU Students Succeed at PIEA Competition

Two MSU students have won prizes in the PIEA International Photography Competition. Steven Joshlin won third prize in the “digitally constructed single image” category for his work Air; and Blake McCollum won an honorable mention in the “single image” category for his work Woman’s Back. They competed in a field of 5,700 students from  India, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Guatemala, Australia and Canada.

Steven Joshlin, Air

Black McCollum, Woman's Back

Steven and Blake were among 88 individuals selected to have their work included in two traveling shows – one through the US and one through Australia. Their work will be on exhibition at the PIEA International conference in Las Vegas this fall (Sept 8-11).

Click here to find out more about the Photo Imaging Education Association or PIEA;  here to see a complete list of winners; and here for a longer version of this story published in The Reflector.

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