Photography student in national exhibition

October 31st, 2013 Comments Off on Photography student in national exhibition

Thomas McBroom | “Chicken Poxs"

Thomas McBroom | “Chicken Poxs”

Thomas McBroom’s photo, “Chicken Poxs,” was recently accepted into the national competition, “Feast,” hosted by Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vt.

“Feast” will run from November 14 through December 8 with an artists’ reception on December 8.

Matt Armendariz, a professional food photographer based in Los Angeles, juried McBroom’s image into the exhibition. Armendariz has had clients such as the Cooking Channel, Pom Wonderful, Whole Foods Market and more. McBroom is the only artist from Mississippi in the show.

When asked about the work, McBroom said that he did not expect that this image would be selected, but he decided to submit on a whim.

“I chose the drumsticks to play around with the idea of Chicken Pox/Pops,” said McBrom. “I used wax paper to further the idea of popsicles or chicken pops.”

“I am so impressed by Thomas,” stated Professor Marita Gootee, who presently has McBroom in her Photo Survey course, where he created the image using a flatbed scanner. “He is so creative and always pushes his ideas to the max to make very interesting images. His emphasis is painting, and he knows that good design makes wonderful images in all media.” Gootee added, smiling, “I will have to get him to take more photography.”

To view all the selections in the exhibition go to: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex49.

‘From Seoul to Mississippi’ opens Oct. 29

October 23rd, 2013 Comments Off on ‘From Seoul to Mississippi’ opens Oct. 29

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An artist talk, “4 Artists: Sakiroo, Gwaja, 1000Day, Obam,” will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

AIGA is sponsoring the opening reception and Artists’ Poster Raffle. The reception is free, and raffle tickets are $2 each.  For more information about the reception or raffle, contact Dupree Bostic, AIGA President dgb95@msstate.edu

Art Professor gives presentation at typography conference in the Netherlands

October 21st, 2013 Comments Off on Art Professor gives presentation at typography conference in the Netherlands

Professor Peter Bain at the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam.

Professor Peter Bain at the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam.

Peter Bain, assistant professor in the Department of Art, recently traveled to the Netherlands for the 57th annual conference of Association Typographique Internationale.  ATypI is the premier worldwide organization dedicated to type and typography.

Bain’s presentation, “A Mid-Century Modernist Lettering Manual,” analyzed part of a 1949 lettering manual from Switzerland. This book anticipated design trends set by the typefaces Helvetica and Univers; its author was Walter Käch, whose students became distinguished typographers.

Check out a sketch of Bain made during the conference by Cyrus Highsmith, the senior designer at Font Bureau who is on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. Highsmith designed the typeface, Scout, which the Department of Art uses for communications.

Mississippi Museum of Art curator gives gallery talk

October 18th, 2013 Comments Off on Mississippi Museum of Art curator gives gallery talk

Beth Batton, Mississippi Museum of Art curator, speaks to a group about the “Herb and Dorothy: A Glimpse into their Extraordinary Collection” exhibit.

Beth Batton, Mississippi Museum of Art curator, speaks to a group about the “Herb and Dorothy: A Glimpse into their Extraordinary Collection” exhibit.

Beth Batton, curator for the Mississippi Museum of Art, gave a gallery talk on the “Herb and Dorothy: A Glimpse into their Extraordinary Collection” on display through the end of the day in the Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall.

Batton walked a packed gallery through the story of Herb and Dorothy Vogel, the collectors of the art for the exhibit, as well as several of the works of art in the exhibit.

Batton said that when the Vogel’s collection had reached around 4,000 pieces, they gave it to the National Museum of Art, a place they had visited on their honeymoon.  However, the National Museum of Art suggested the couple share the large collection with other museums as well.

So, the couple sent 50 pieces to museums in all 50 states, including the Mississippi Museum of Art.

“It’s been great to be able to send the show around the sate,” said Batton, adding that universities especially see the value in the collection.

Batton said she was impressed and excited that Mississippi State was able to support some of the pieces that can be more difficult to exhibit because they aren’t as well protected by glass.

“You all are really lucky to have this great gallery and staff,” she said.

Art professor shares Iceland residency experience

October 18th, 2013 Comments Off on Art professor shares Iceland residency experience

Neil and Adrienne Callander participated in a residency at Gullkistan in Iceland this summer.

Neil and Adrienne Callander participated in a residency at Gullkistan in Iceland this summer.

Neil and Adrienne Callander, professors in the Department of Art, participated in a residency at Gullkistan in Iceland this summer.

Today, Adrienne and the FiberPaperArt Club Skyped with Icelandic botanist and natural dye specialist, Guðrún Bjarnadóttir, to learn about specific Icelandic plants and her dye processes. The Callanders visited Bjarnadóttir’s studio along the western coast of Iceland in early August.  Read Adrienne’s blog post about that visit.

Read more on Adrienne’s blog about the residency at Gullkistan and her experiences:
Open House
• “This link covers a lovely little village church,” said Adrienne. “They dot the whole countryside!”
Solheimar, an eco-village and integrated community where adult residents with developmental handicaps live and work and make art.
• Off-roading adventure:
The Lake Road
   The Road Home
   More

Visit Gullkistan.is to read more about the residency.

Department of Art students, faculty featured in Creative Quarterly

October 17th, 2013 Comments Off on Department of Art students, faculty featured in Creative Quarterly

Three students and three faculty members from the Department of Art were featured in Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design, Issue No. 33. The issue will be printed in winter 2013.
HUTCHINSON | Chad Anderson

HUTCHINSON | Chad Anderson

BLADE | Chad Anderson

BLADE | Chad Anderson

HARLAND | Chad Anderson

HARLAND | Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson, assistant professor
Fine Art: Professional Winner

 

"Mom Sleeping" | from Marita Gootee's "Talking to Ghosts" series

“Mom Sleeping” | from Marita Gootee’s “Talking to Ghosts” series

Martia Gootee, professor and photography emphasis coordinator
Prof. Runner Up Award  FA

 

Fleetwood Mac CQ

Jamie Mixon, interim department head and professor
Graphic Design: Professional Winner

G Strait 2013 Poster

Jamie Mixon, interim department head and professor
Graphic Design: Professional Runner Up (george strait poster)

 

Brooke Boyd

Brooke Boyd, senior
Graphic Design: Student Winner

 

Austin Edwards (work was created in Funderburk's  Art 2013 Painting Survey class)

Austin Edwards (work was created in Funderburk’s Art 2013 Painting Survey class)

Austin Edwards, senior graphic design student
Graphic Design: Student Winner

 

Jordan Gill  (work was created in Professor Brent Funderburk's Art 3053 Watercolor class)

Jordan Gill (work was created in Professor Brent Funderburk’s Art 3053 Watercolor class)

Jordan Gill, fifth-year student in the School of Architecture
Fine Art: Student Runner Up
Note: Gill’s award is listed online under “Thomas Funderburk” and will be corrected in the printed magazine.

 

Other recent winners from the department of Art include:
Issue No. 32:
Brent Funderburk, professor and thesis coordinator
Fine Art: Professional Winner

Anna Katherine Phipps, 2012 painting alumna
Fine Art: Student Runner Up

Issue No. 31:
Emily Hobart, 2012 ceramics alumna
Fine Art: Student Runner Up

 

Reception held for artist-in-residence exhibit

October 17th, 2013 Comments Off on Reception held for artist-in-residence exhibit

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Left to Right: A representative of the Friends of the Noxubee Refuge group; Lori Neuenfeldt, programs coordinator for the Visual Arts Center Gallery and Outreach Programs; Steve Reagan, Manager of the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge; Kathryn Hunter, artist in residence; and Ellen Bolles, president of the SAAC.

A reception was held on Sept. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery for the 2013 fall MSU Department of Art-Noxubbe Wildlife Refuge Artist In Residence, Kathryn Hunter.

The exhibits on display included “Kathryn Hunter: Confluence” and “The Human-Animal Bond Letterpress Print Invitational,” which are being held in conjunction with the the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series through Nov. 1. The reception was made possible by the Starkville Area Arts Council.

Hunter, operator of Blackbird Letterpress in Baton Rouge, La., is a printmaking graduate of Montana State University and also holds a master of fine arts degree in printmaking from Louisiana State University. A native of Decatur, Ala., she is currently represented by Le Mieux Galleries in New Orleans.

Hunter also hosted a “Meet the Artist” event on Sat., Sept. 27 at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center. Visitors were invited to meet the artist and see the work she has created during her time visiting the Refuge. Many of the works were in progress, a great way to see how Hunter develops her ideas and final pieces.

The residency is made possible by the Friends of the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge and the Starkville Area Arts Council. The exhibit of Kathryn Hunter’s work is made possible by the MSU Department of Art; College of Architecture, Art and Design and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

For more information about the residency, visit http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/artnews/air-partnership/
Read more on MSU’s website.

CAAD to hold ‘Plagiarism in Design’ discussion

October 15th, 2013 Comments Off on CAAD to hold ‘Plagiarism in Design’ discussion

Each year various groups and colleges at Mississippi State host events that deal with the issues of integrity, especially in an academic setting. This year’s Academic Integrity week will kick off on Oct. 28 with with a movie at 5:30 in Taylor Auditorium.

As part of the week’s events, the College of Architecture, Art and Design has teamed up with the Department of Landscape Architecture to host a panel discussion that deals with the issues related to plagiarism in the visual arts. The discussion will be held in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall on Nov. 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Panelists will include Michael Berk, director of the School of Architecture; Beth Miller, interim associate dean of CAAD and director of the Interior Design Program; Jeffrey Haupt, professor and painting emphasis coordinator in the Department of Art; Peter Bain, assistant professor in the Department of Art; and Sadik Artunc, head of the Department of Landscape Architecture. Dr. David C. Lewis, interim director of the Building Construction Science Program, will serve as moderator.

The purpose of the symposium is to educate students in all disciplines across campus, as well as faculty and university administration on the issues of plagiarism within design and art.

The panelists will specifically discuss how the rules and regulations pertaining to plagiarism in writing do not necessarily apply to visual or graphic representations, how the teaching methods used in design and art do not necessarily lend themselves to allowing plagiarism to occur in visual work, and most significantly, that many significant figures in design and art actually promote plagiarism – i.e. stealing of ideas and images – as a homage or sign of respect for the original piece. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Click here to see the full list of Academic Integrity Week events.

Read the story on MSU’s website.

Del Rendon Scholarship applications due Oct. 14

October 10th, 2013 Comments Off on Del Rendon Scholarship applications due Oct. 14

The Del Rendon Scholarship:

One scholarship (approximately $1,500 each academic year, renewable up to three years)

Competition open to any freshman or sophomore majoring in art at Mississippi State University.

Portfolio submissions must be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon in Freeman 106 on Monday, October 14, 2013 to be eligible for consideration.

Click here for the application.

Read about the past Del Rendon Scholarship recipients.

Art alumna has first solo show in New York

October 10th, 2013 Comments Off on Art alumna has first solo show in New York

"Ever an Enough" Watercolor on paper, 2013, Jennifer Aldridge

“Ever an Enough” Watercolor on paper, 2013, Jennifer Aldridge

Jennifer Aldridge, a 2010 painting graduate, has her first one-person show at First Street Gallery in New York City, NY.

“Floodplain” will run from Oct. 29 to Nov. 23 at First Street Gallery, 526 W. 26th St.

A reception will be held on Nov. 7

“Aldridge, currently a resident of Austin, Texas, is in rarified air getting a solo show in the Big Apple at such a young age,.” said Brent Funderburk, Department of Art professor and thesis coordinator. “Her intense dedication to working hard nearly every day as a painter has impressed the best. First Street Gallery is making its mark in the center of the art world. Married to MSU alumnus Forrest Aldridge, Jennifer usually has as a studio mate, her six-year-old daughter, Maya. Her large watercolor works are profuse in detail, yet very fluid, and her strength is as a colorist.”

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