Art Alum Showcased in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

May 21st, 2012 Comments Off on Art Alum Showcased in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Michael McDaniel, one of our graphic design alums, features in today’s “TED Talk of the Day.” Since his graduation in 1998 Michael has worked at several prominent design firms in San Francisco and Austin. He is now a senior designer at FROG in Austin.

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading (screen shot)

Check out his TED Talk on “Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief.”

Killian’s Prints Impress Jurors

May 11th, 2012 Comments Off on Killian’s Prints Impress Jurors

Katie Killian has had prints accepted into two shows–one a national exhibition, the other a major regional exhibition. Katie earned her BFA from Mississippi State in Fall 2011. The works–Autotomy of Motion, Un and Tirer, Deux–were made that semester for Professor Linda Seckinger’s advanced printmaking class.

Killian: Autotomy of Motion, Un

Juror Hugh Wilson selected both works for the show Gateway to Imagination: A National Juried Art Competition, which is taking place at Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico (May 13 to July 9). In addition, Tirer, Deux will also be on display at the Artists of the 21st Century Competitive Exhibition ’12 at the West Tennessee Regional Art Center in Humboldt, Tennessee (April 2 to 24). This show was juried by Shane Gregory.

Killian: Tirer, Deux

Many congratulations, Katie!


Bostic in International Aerospace Art Exhibition

May 10th, 2012 Comments Off on Bostic in International Aerospace Art Exhibition

Professor Alex Bostic’s painting Wojo At Work has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 International Aerospace Art Exhibition. Organized by the American Society of Aviation Artists (ASAA), the exhibition will be held at the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum in Portage, Michigan, from June 3 to September 8, 2012.

Bostic, Wojo At Work


Shelana Kelly Enjoys National Success

May 3rd, 2012 Comments Off on Shelana Kelly Enjoys National Success

Shelana Kelly’s Kennedy continues to impress.

Kelly made the mahogany chair in 2011, for a Maymester class with Professor Critz Campbell. The work won first prize in the MSU Student Show earlier this semester, and has now been selected for inclusion in “Rites of Passage,” a national exhibition of student work held at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The exhibition will run from June 1st to June 29th, 2012; for more information about the gallery, click here.

Kelly: Kennedy

Here’s a measure of Shelana’s achievement: 193 different students submitted 507 works for the gallery to consider, but Shelana’s work was one of only thirteen selected for inclusion.

So congratulations Shelana!

Kelly: Kennedy


Lippillo shows work in Minnesota and California

May 2nd, 2012 Comments Off on Lippillo shows work in Minnesota and California

Dominic Lippillo’s photographs are appearing in two exhibitions this spring.

His Oval Mirror and Rotary Phone are currently on display at The Gallery at the Rourke Art Museum, in Moorhead, Minnesota. The exhibition is called “Of Memory, Bone and Myth” and explores how we rearrange memories to suit ourselves, and in order to create our own mythological state. Lippillo was presented with the “Best in Show” award by the juror, Stephen Perloff, who is the founder and editor of The Photo Review. For more about the exhibition, click here.

Lippillo: Oval Mirror

Lippillo has been collaborating with another photographer, Mark Schoon, on a project called Anti-local. A print from this series has been selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, California.

Lippillo and Schoon: from the Anti-local project

The work will also be included in the museum’s exhibition: Three Story House: Selections from MOPA’s Photography Collection. Featuring works by such luminaries as Ansel Adams, William Eggleston, Sally Mann, Arnold Newman, and Stephen Shore, the exhibition “explores how photographers have used the domestic environment to tell stories of how and where we live, as well as how the home functions as a creative, art-making space.” For more information, click here.


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