BFA Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show postponed until Thursday

April 29th, 2014 Comments Off on BFA Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show postponed until Thursday

The BFA Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show, originally set for Tues., April 29, at 5:30 p.m., has been postponed until Thurs., May 1 due to the threat for severe weather.

The opening reception will begin at McComas Hall at 5:30 on May 1 and will continue at VAC Gallery following a reception.

The show will be on display in the Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall and the Visual Arts Center Gallery on University Drive April 29 – May 5.

For more information, see the students’ website, www.freshinkmsu.com, or follow them on Instagram @freshinkmsu or Twitter @freshinkmsu.

Artists include:
Anna Ballard
Abbey Barker
Ashley Coulter
Kaitlin Crepps
Kagan Doom
Piper Free
Michael Gann
Shannon Hill
Tommy Jasmin
Jana King
Merritt La Foe
Kristen Lovelace
Matthew Motes
Allie Newman
Monwell Partee
Anna Russell
Hannah Scarborough
Brittany Sistrunk
Sara Taheri
Sarah Tramel
June Upton
Jacy Waldrop

Reception held for photography thesis exhibition

April 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Reception held for photography thesis exhibition

Left to right:  Jordan Clark Jaggers, John Andrew Yerger, Danval Terrell Lindsey and Rebekah Clare Frisch

Left to right: Jordan Clark Jaggers, John Andrew Yerger, Danval Terrell Lindsey and Rebekah Clare Frisch

A reception was held on April 24 for “CONTACT S14,” the BFA capstone exhibition in the photography concentration. The exhibit will be on display through May 18 in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

The four seniors in the show included Rebekah Clare Frisch, John Andrew Yerger, Danval Terrell Lindsey and Jordan Clark Jaggers.

A self-published book that will include the all four full portfolios can be found at  http://www.blurb.com/b/5249526-contact-s14

Department of Art names Travel Abroad Award recipients

April 25th, 2014 Comments Off on Department of Art names Travel Abroad Award recipients

Anna Callaway (left) and Kaitlin Lincoln (right)

Anna Callaway (left) and Kaitlin Lincoln (right)

Anna Callaway and Kaitlyn Lincoln have each received the 2014 Department of Art Travel Abroad Award

The two will put the $750 award toward their trip this summer to Rome, a partnership between the College of Architecture, Art and Design and the University of Arkansas.

Callaway is a junior studying graphic design and painting from Madison. She is the daughter of Brint and Annette Callaway.

“It means so much to me to know that I have the art department’s support,” she said. “Having your own people support you means so much more than an outsider.”

Lincoln, is a senior studying graphic design from Starkville. She is the daughter of Rodney and Patty Lincoln.

“Upon being notified about being one of the recipients of this award, I was so excited and thankful because receiving this award is allowing me a clear jump forward in my path to study in Rome,” said Lincoln. “Hopefully, through this award, others will have the same opportunity in the future.”

For more information about scholarships offered by the Department of Art, call 662-325-2970. For more information about CAAD’s study abroad program, contact 662-325-2202.

Neil Callander’s Design II class featured on WCBI News

April 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Neil Callander’s Design II class featured on WCBI News

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STARKVILLE (WCBI) — With help from the Starkville Area Arts Council, the MSU Center For Service Learning Excellence and the Heritage Museum, a barn quilt trail is being put together in Oktibbeha County.

Two special art classes are in session on the campus of MSU, bold colors are being used in creating what’s called “barn quilts” made of board that will hang on barns and various building.

“The idea is that they get passed on to community members and installed this summer, these first 6 to be installed around the community this summer,” said Neil Callander with the MSU Art Department.

“It take a lot of work and a lot of dedication. And even though we’re being graded on these, there is no greater honor,” said MSU art student Sydney Armer.

One of those quilt designs will be placed at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.

“Its going to be great, like I did that, you know; I helped put that there,” said Armer.

Working together in small groups putting designs on eight-inch sheets of paper, is being painted onto eight-foot boards. The idea is to capture and preserve what has made the area great in past years.

“Old barns in the area and how they rust and how the colors turn and age. Some of the students researched color palates and they researched the quilting history of the area of, our areas and of the south in general,” said Callander.

Now with the establishment of the Oktibbeha County Quilt Trail, Mississippi now joins Nevada in being included among the states having barn quilt trails.

“So yeah, we may be late to the game but I think we are going to do a really good job,” said Callander.

“I think I can speak on behalf of my whole class that it’s a great thing to help out the community so,” said Armer.

Quilt designs can be of people and even plants. The Oktibbeha County Barn Quilt Trail is expected to be completed by this summer.

Painting student also excels in photography

April 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Painting student also excels in photography

Molly Howell

Molly Howell

Department of Art Fine Art major in painting, Molly Howell, was recently accepted as a runner-up into Creative Quarterly: The journal of Art & Design for her photographic series that was created in Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo’s Photography Survey course.

Molly’s photography will be posted on the Creative Quarterly website on the Online Gallery in Summer 2014.

“Molly’s images are visually intriguing and raise relevant questions about the economy,” said Lippillo. “This series has potential to become an ongoing body of work that I hope she continues exploring.”

“Basically, the concept has to do with my experience with the housing market crash in 2008,” said Molly. “My father builds houses, and because of the crash, we went through a lot of struggles as a family. This series and others are my way of exploring those feelings. “

The images are haunting landscapes with a simple childlike house sewn into the photography using gold thread.

“It is a very clever approach for creating the imagery and conveying the concept.” said Professor Marita Gootee, who is the area cordinator of photography.

Creative Quarterly is a very competitive magazine and has a respected online gallery,” she added. “It is very impressive that Molly has received this level of recognition. Molly was the only entry from Mississippi State to be selected for the online or published Creative Quarterly Issue 35.”

‘CONTACT S14’ photography exhibit opens

April 21st, 2014 Comments Off on ‘CONTACT S14’ photography exhibit opens

by Andrew Yerger

by Andrew Yerger

By Professor Marita Gootee

“CONTACT S14,” the BFA capstone exhibition in the photography concentration, opens in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery to the public on Mon., April 21 and will run through May 18.  Rebekah Clare Frisch, John Andrew Yerger, Danval Terrell Lindsey and Jordan Clark Jaggers will be exhibiting only a sampling from each of their individual portfolios of twenty images. A public reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on April 24. Professor Marita Gootee and Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo will introduce the students at 6 p.m.

This is the second BFA exhibition for the newly formed photography concentration that evolved from a Fine Arts emphasis.

“The diversity of the work in both style and concept is very impressive,” said Lippillo. “Each student worked diligently on his or her portfolio with dedication and passion. In the end it was a hard decision to narrow down to the pieces that were chosen for the exhibition. Their work is of a professional level and only represents a small portion of what we do in the photography concentration.”

Rebekah webFrisch from Hattiesburg explores the unseen walls that restrict women in her photographic series. She is the daughter of Margaret and Jim Frisch. In her series, “Visibility,” she uses the photographs to depicting the structural barriers women face within corporate America.

“My ‘Visibility’ series represents these women in such a way that they are ‘visible’ to the viewer, and by doing so, their problems and struggles become visible as well,” said Frisch.

Gootee said that Frisch’s images have artifacts of dust and scratches identifying the glass barrier.

“This gives it a rawness that draws the viewer to see the entrapment of the figures behind the glass,” she said.

Andrew_1 webYerger from Madison has a photographic series titled “Gun Culture: Mississippi.” Yerger is the son of John and Tina Yerger. He sought out individuals around the state from personal residences to gun shows and had each stand in front of a white background to be photographed with their personal firearm. The images are large prints and confront the viewer.

“The way in which we respond to this imagery will tell us more about ourselves than any conclusions we can make about the depicted individuals,” said Yerger.

Gootee stated that it really causes one to become aware of how many guns there are out there, and there is not a typical gun owner.

Terrell webLindsey from Pontotoc created a photographic series exploring the figure through abstraction. Lindsey is the son of Frank and Frankie Cameron. His photographic series, titled “Abstract Form,” is an observation and exploration of the female body as a sculptural form.

“I use soft and strong contrast lighting to highlight and capture different shapes of the female figure.” said Lindsey.

The images are not as large as the other images in the exhibition. They require the visitor to come closer and investigate the photographs.

“The intimacy in the viewing of images accents the quite quality of the photographs,” said Gootee.

Jordan webJordan Clark Jaggers from Tupelo has a photographic series titled “Survivors.” Jaggers is the daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Jaggers.

“The goal of ‘Survivors’ is to draw attention to the grief and heartache felt by all families after suffering great loss,” stated Jaggers.

She hopes that although this body of work is a representation of her family, that it is also a universal statement for all families can relate to tragedy. The found class portrait images were scanned, reprinted digitally, hand tinted, scanned again, cropped and digitally enlarged with text applied in the digital post construction.

“One word tells the story per person,” said Gootee. “They all have a powerful story to tell us as they hang on the wall in silence.”

The students also created a self-published book that will include the all four full portfolios.  It can be found at: http://www.blurb.com/b/5249526-contact-s14

 

The largest university art program in the state, the MSU Department of Art was formed in 1968 and offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art with concentrations in fine art, graphic design and photography. The photography concentration is the newest in the department. Photography transitioned from an emphasis to a concentration in 2013.

The art department is part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. For more, visit www.facebook.com/CAADatMSU or Twitter @CAADatMSU.

For additional information about the 2014 spring exhibitions, contact exhibitions coordinator Jake Weigel at 662-325-2970 or jweigel@caad.msstate.edu.

Assistant Professor has paintings featured in annual publication

April 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Assistant Professor has paintings featured in annual publication

Department of Art Assistant Professor Gregory Martin’s paintings “Spirit” and “Goodyear” will be published in Manifest’s International Painting Annual 4 coming out in fall of 2014.

MIPA4 is a competitive annual publication of works of contemporary painting and writing about painting.

The goal of INPA is to support recognition, documentation and publication of excellent, current and relevant works of contemporary painting from around the world.

Reception held for fine art ‘Metamorphosis’ show

April 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Reception held for fine art ‘Metamorphosis’ show

BFA Fine Art exhibit reception 04142014_41

Left to right: Mary-Lucas Halliwell, Andre A. Hernandez, Sarah G. Kilpatrick, Amanda V. LeClair and Landen O. Peairs


Watch the video of Professor Brent Funderburk introducing the seniors.

A reception was held on April 15 for five graduating fine-art majors in the Department of Art Gallery in McComas.

The show, “Metamorphosis” will be on display through April 22.

Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“Metamorphosis” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BROOKHAVEN–Landen O. Peairs, a painting-emphasis major and the daughter of Darin and Annie Peairs.

CUMBERLAND–Sarah G. Kilpatrick, a sculpture-emphasis major and the daughter of Diane and Bobby Kilpatrick.

FLOWOOD–Amanda V. LeClair, a ceramics-emphasis major and the daughter of Shana and Geoff LeClair.

HATTIESBURG–Mary-Lucas Halliwell, a sculpture-emphasis major and the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Henry Halliwell III.

OLIVE BRANCH–Andre A. Hernandez, a drawing-emphasis major and the son of Andres and Dicnelia Hernandez.

Read more about the show.

Gregory Martin selected to exhibit in South Carolina

April 15th, 2014 Comments Off on Gregory Martin selected to exhibit in South Carolina

"Spiral" | Gregory Martin

“Spiral” | Gregory Martin

Assistant Professor Gregory Martin has been selected and invited to exhibit his work in ArtFields in Lake City, S.C., from April 25 – May 4.

His painting “Spiral” will be part of the 10 day art competition with $100,000 in cash prizes awarded to participating artists.

ArtFields is the largest competition of its kind. Winners are determined by votes from ArtFields attendees and a juried panel of 10 visual arts professionals.

‘Contact S-14,’ BFA Photography Capstone Exhibition on display April 21 – May 18

April 11th, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Contact S-14,’ BFA Photography Capstone Exhibition on display April 21 – May 18

by Andrew Yerger

by Andrew Yerger

Exhibition prints by four graduating students in photography at Mississippi State University will be on display April 21 – May 18 in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free and open to all, the MSU Department of Art photography concentration capstone exhibition is titled “Contact S-14.”  This exhibition is the demonstration of the students’ development as a fine art photographer through visual research and the creation of a photographic portfolio.

The four senior students have composed bodies of work that deal with subjects ranging from social inequalities, gun culture, abstract forms and memories of the past.

“Contact S-14” exhibitors include:
Rebekah webHATTIESBURG – Rebekah Clare Frisch’s photographic series explores the unseen walls that restrict women. She is the daughter of Margaret and Jim Frisch.

Andrew_1 webMADISON – John Andrew Yerger’s photographic series is titled “Gun Culture: Mississippi.” Yerger is the son of John and Tina Yerger.

Terrell webPONTOTOC – Danval Terrell Lindsey’s series explores the figure through abstraction. Lindsey is son of Frank and Frankie Cameron.

Jordan webTUPELO – Jordan Clark Jaggers’ photographic series is titled “Survivors.” She is the daughter of Jeffrey and Amy Jaggers.
A public reception for the exhibit will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on April 24. Professor Marita Gootee and Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo will introduce the students at 6 p.m.

The largest university art program in the state, the MSU Department of Art was formed in 1968 and offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art with concentrations in fine art, graphic design and photography.

The art department is part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu, www.facebook.com/CAADatMSU, or Twitter @CAADatMSU.

For additional information about the 2014 spring exhibition, contact exhibitions coordinator Jake Weigel at 662-325-2970 or jweigel@caad.msstate.edu.

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