Convergence: Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Show

October 27th, 2011 Comments Off on Convergence: Senior Bachelor of Fine Arts Show

Twenty-one Fine Art students will present “Convergence,” their thesis exhibition, from November 8 to 15. The show will take place in two locations: the Department of Art Gallery (McComas Hall) and the VAC Center at 808 University Drive (Starkville).

A reception honoring the students will be held on Thursday, November 10, from 5.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., beginning at the McComas venue and continuing at the VAC at 6.45 p.m. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

The MSU art galleries are open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

Cristina Jucan in HOW

October 18th, 2011 Comments Off on Cristina Jucan in HOW

Congrats to recent Department of Art graduate, Cristina Jucan. Cristina’s website was chosen by the editors of HOW Design for inclusion in their October 2011 list of “Top 10 Websites for Designers.”

Each month, HOW editors peruse hundreds of websites to find the best of the best. In reviewing these websites, the editors are looking for exceptional design as well as functionality.

Jucan, Vicenza: The Old and the New

You can visit Cristina’s website here, and view her Lyuli line of handmade jewelry here.

Bostic recognized, nationally and locally

October 16th, 2011 Comments Off on Bostic recognized, nationally and locally

Professor Alex Bostic’s art continues to receive national recognition.
His work Roller Queen has been selected by the jury of  “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” and is currently on display at the National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS). The work will be exhibited at the museum from November 1, 2011, to February 29, 2012. NAMOS is located in Indianapolis, on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University.

Bostic: "Roller Queen"

Bostic’s paintings Rich and Qui #5 have been accepted for inclusion in the Richeson 75 International Art Competition (Figure/Portrait 2012).  The works will be shown at the Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin from October 8 to December 7, 2012.

Bostic: "Rich"

Professor Bostic has also received recognition more locally. The Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) recently awarded Bostic a $3,900 grant in support of his art. The grant was made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Bostic: "Qui #5"

To see more work by Alex Bostic, take a look at his website.

CAAD Success at the Mississippi Invitational

October 13th, 2011 Comments Off on CAAD Success at the Mississippi Invitational

Only a dozen artists were chosen to have their work included in the prestigious Mississippi Invitational exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. But three of those artists have connections to MSU’s College of Architecture, Art + Design. They are Critz Campbell, Assistant Professor of Sculpture; Causey Cato, his student and a senior in the Department of Art; and Jason Pressgrove, a graduate of the School of Architecture.

Campbell, Mother is a Fish, 2009

Their work was chosen by Franklin Sirmans, the Terri and Michael Smooke Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Sirmans visited studios across the state before making his selection.

Cato, Color-me Raindrops, 2010

The show is currently on display at the Mississippi Museum of Art and will run through February 5, 2012. Click here for more information.

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