Zachary Boozer wins M. Ashley Du Boise Endowed Photography Scholarship

May 26th, 2015 Comments Off on Zachary Boozer wins M. Ashley Du Boise Endowed Photography Scholarship

Zachary Boozer

Zachary Boozer

Senior art major Zachary Boozer has been selected to receive The M. Ashley DuBoise Endowed Photography Scholarship. Presented by the photography concentration in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University, the scholarship is valued at $1,000 for the academic year 2015-16.

The M. Ashley DuBoise Endowed Photography Scholarship was created in the fall of 1997 to commemorate the life of Michael Ashley DuBoise, the son of Kim DuBoise of Hattiesburg. It was Ashley’s dream to attend Mississippi State University and pursue a BFA degree in the Department of Art within the photography concentration. Due to congestive heart failure, this dream ended too soon to be realized. It is the wish of his family that this scholarship be created to give promising students the chance to complete his dream. This scholarship has been created to provide a junior or senior an opportunity to pursue a BFA degree in the photography concentration at Mississippi State University.

Boozer will donate one of his photographs from the upcoming year to the permanent collection of the Department of Art’s photography concentration.

Six graphic design students bring home multiple awards in AIGA show

May 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Six graphic design students bring home multiple awards in AIGA show

Kimberlin Singleton at the recent Graphic Design Senior Show

Kimberlin Singletary received her award at the recent Graphic Design Senior Show

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State

Works by two recent graduates and four Mississippi State senior art majors specializing in graphic design received numerous awards–including Best in Show–at The 2015 Southern Student Graphic Design Show in Arkansas.

Sponsored by AIGA Arkansas and the Arkansas State University chapter of AIGA, the show is an annual competitive juried event open to design students in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA is regarded as the “oldest and largest professional membership organization for design and now is known simply as ‘AIGA, the professional association for design.'” For more information, visit www.aiga.org.

The 2015 award winners were formally recognized during a recent reception at Arkansas State University’s Fine Arts Center in Jonesboro.

Jurors for the 2015 Southern Student Graphic Design Show included John Lloyd, president of AIGA Memphis and UX Manager for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Jessica Wilcoxen, associate professor of digital media at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois; and Rose Newton, design lead at IMB Design in Austin, Texas.

Kimberlin A. Singletary, a May 2015 graduate from Crystal Springs, received the Best in Category and Gold award in the packaging category, as well as Best in Show Overall honors for “Kaleidoscope Malt Beverage.” She also received a Silver award in the print advertising category for “Cotton District Arts Festival.” Works were completed in classes taught by assistant professors Cassie Hester and Suzanne Powney.

Also receiving Best in Category and a Gold award in the print advertising category was senior Cameron A. McMaster of Kiln for “We Could Use a Hand Fundraiser.” He also received a Silver award for “Shore Savers” and Gold award for “Gaslight Anthem Gig Poster” in the print advertising category. Works were completed in classes taught by lecturer Debra Shafer and former assistant professor Jude Landry.

In addition to Singletary and McMaster’s top honors, the four other MSU art majors receiving awards included (by hometown):

BELAIR, Maryland–Senior Lorianna A. Livingston, who received a packaging category’s Gold award for “Hellish Relish” and Bronze award in the book and publication design category for “The Zoo.” The pieces were completed in a class taught by professor Jamie Mixon.

CLINTON–Senior Austin R. Grove, who received a packaging category’s Gold award for “Unfathomed.” The work was created in a class taught by assistant professor Suzanne Powney.

JACKSON–Senior Daniel R. Jackson, who received a packaging category Silver award for “Red Mount Beer” and visual identity category Bronze award for “Pier Pedals Logo.” He also received a Bronze award in the print advertising category for “Smithsonian Poster Series.” The pieces were created in classes taught by assistant professor Cassie Hester and professor Jamie Mixon.

KOSCIUSKO–Joseph T. “Joe” Cain, a May 2015 graduate who received a print advertising Silver award for “Semester Bicycles” and Bronze award for “Artists’ Reality.” He also received a packaging category Silver award for “Naut Brewing Company.” The works were completed in courses taught by assistant professors Cassie Hester and Suzanne Powney and lecturer Debra Shafer.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, the art department offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture). For detailed information about the graphic design curriculum, contact professor Jamie Mixon at 662-325-1904 or jmixon@caad.msstate.edu.

Kimberlin Singletary

Kimberlin Singleton

Joe Cain

Joe Cain

"Unfathomed" by senior Austin R. Grove

“Unfathomed” by senior Austin R. Grove

Art student receives service-learning scholarship

May 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Art student receives service-learning scholarship

Lorianna Livingston, a senior graphic design major from Columbus, has received the Dawn Brancheau Service-Learning Scholarship.

The $500 of funding will be used to complete educational graphics and signage for an Educational Garden project with School of Architecture Assistant Professor Alexis Gregory.

Gregory’s fall 2015 fourth-year architecture studio will work on the project with the local Boys and Girls Club.

Four art students’ photos to be included in international publication

May 21st, 2015 Comments Off on Four art students’ photos to be included in international publication

Four students from Mississippi State University’s Department of Art were selected as finalists in “Photographer’s Forum” magazine’s 35th annual Best of College & High School Photography Contest.

Sponsored by Nikon, this year’s contest had more than 17,000 photographs entered from the U.S., Canada and around the world. Judges included Kendra North, University of Texas at Arlington; James Rudnick, School of the Visual Arts, NY; and Everard Williams, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.

Finalists’ photos will be published in the color, hardbound book, “Best of College & High School Photography 2015.” The book is distributed to college libraries and instructors of photography, art and graphic design. The publication is also available for purchase online.

Five MSU art students were also finalists in last year’s contest, including senior photography major Zach Boozer, who was again selected as a finalist this year.

“He is a strong photographer, and I am expect to see his name in many collections,” said Professor Marita Gootee, who serves as the coordinator for the department’s photography concentration.

See the 2015 Winner’s Gallery.

Finalists (by hometown):

“This image by Cornelius Washington almost becomes a metaphor for the struggles of Mississippi," said Professor Marita Gootee. "Cornelius was a student in my Photo Survey class, and he is keeping his promise to ‘make me famous’. I am very proud of him.”

“This image by Cornelius Washington almost becomes a metaphor for the struggles of Mississippi,” said Professor Marita Gootee. “Cornelius was a student in my Photo Survey class, and he is keeping his promise to ‘make me famous’. I am very proud of him.”

COLUMBUS – Corneluis Washington, a senior graphic design concentration major and son of Odell and Mary Washington

“The image by Zach Boozer is a traditional darkroom image,” said Professor Marita Gootee. “This is Zach’s second year being selected for inclusion in the Best of College & High School Photography collection. He is a strong photographer, and I expect to see his name in many collections.”

“The image by Zach Boozer is a traditional darkroom image,” said Professor Marita Gootee. “This is Zach’s second year being selected for inclusion in the Best of College & High School Photography collection. He is a strong photographer, and I expect to see his name in many collections.”

JACKSON – Zach Boozer, a senior photography concentration major and son of John and Linda Boozer

“This image by Kimberly Eady was made in the fall 2014 semester in Art 3873: Digital Photography. It was part of a self-published book project in which she made a series of images that documented the aftermath of the tornado that hit Louisville earlier that year. Her intentions were to reflect the struggles that come with a traumatic event and show that hope will prevail," said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

“This image by Kimberly Eady was made in the fall 2014 semester in Art 3873: Digital Photography. It was part of a self-published book project in which she made a series of images that documented the aftermath of the tornado that hit Louisville earlier that year. Her intentions were to reflect the struggles that come with a traumatic event and show that hope will prevail,” said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

TERRY – Kimberly R. Eady, a senior graphic design concentration major and daughter of Joseph and Betty Eady

“This image created by Paul Prudhomme, was also made in the Fall 2014 semester in Art 3873: Digital Photography. It was part of a series of images Paul photographed at night where he loosely suggested a narrative through cinematic-like compositions and portraits.” I am proud of both Kimberly and Paul, their excitement and passion for photography is going to take them places in the future! States Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

“This image created by Paul Prudhomme was also made in the fall 2014 semester in Art 3873: Digital Photography. It was part of a series of images Paul photographed at night where he loosely suggested a narrative through cinematic-like compositions and portraits. I am proud of both Kimberly and Paul; their excitement and passion for photography is going to take them places in the future,” said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

VICKSBURG – Paul T. Prudhomme, a senior graphic design concentration major and son of David and Tammy Prudhomme

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Hester’s poster part of China exhibition

May 20th, 2015 Comments Off on Hester’s poster part of China exhibition

hester_hannaford_caad shenzhen_poster

Assistant Professor Cassie Hester’s poster, which she designed for Joey Hannaford’s fall 2014 lecture, is currently being exhibited in the Guanshanyue Art Museum in Shenzhen, China, as part of the First International Poster Festival of Shenzhen.

The invitational juried show features 100 of the top poster designs from all over the world.

The exhibition is free and open to the public until May 25.

MSU, Loyola University art students collaborate for exhibition

May 19th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU, Loyola University art students collaborate for exhibition

Thomas McBroom, "Aegnbilck," oil on canvas

Thomas McBroom, “Aegnbilck,” oil on canvas

Via Lori Neuenfeldt

It’s always special when students participate in a summer exchange program, traveling to new places and absorbing the culture. But this summer will be the first-ever art exhibition exchange for MSU fine art students. The exhibit, titled “Exchange,” is a collaboration between the MSU Bachelor of Fine Art seniors and the Bachelor of Fine Art seniors from Loyola University, New Orleans. This is a unique opportunity for the graduating seniors to experience an exhibition exchange and have their art receive exposure in a major urban area, rooted in arts and cultural activities.

After he saw samples of MSU student work online, Loyola professor Mark Grote contacted the MSU Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt to explore the possibility of a summer exchange exhibit featuring graduating senior works.

Works from the MSU BFA graduating class in three concentrations – fine art, photography and graphic design – will travel to New Orleans and be on display in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University New Orleans from mid-May through September of this year. Around the same time, senior works from Loyola’s BFA program will travel and be on display at MSU in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on the second floor of the MSU Welcome Center, next to Barnes and Noble Bookstore on campus.

The Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery is open special hours this summer starting in May: Monday–Friday 1–5 p.m. and by appointment. For information call the Department of Art at 662-325-2970 or email Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director, lneuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

The 32 MSU artists exhibiting at Loyola University New Orleans include:
Lucia Arellano (photography)
Ty Barnes (sculpture)
Dominique Belcher (graphic design)
Lauran Blalock (graphic design)
Rebecca Brannen (graphic design)
Bonnie Brumley (ceramics)
Joe Cain (graphic design)
Anna Callaway (painting)
Victoria Cheek (drawing)
JD Cox (graphic design)
Jacob Craig (ceramics)
Patrick Finch (graphic design)
Trey Hardin (graphic design)
Molly Howell (painting)
Britney Johnson (graphic design)
Merritt La Foe (painting)
Sydney Lesniewski (graphic design)
Kaitlyn Lincoln (graphic design)
Elana Marchak (photography)
Thomas McBroom (painting)
Katelyn Napier (graphic design)
Tucker Napier (graphic design)
Shelby Nichols (ceramics)
Allison Petro (painting)
Anna Leigh Richards (graphic design)
Mickenzie Robbins (graphic design)
Victoria Sharp (graphic design)
Kimberlin Singletary (graphic design)
Blair Toney (graphic design)
Stephanie Travis (graphic design)
Reagan Watts (painting)
Maura Worch (graphic design)

“Exchange”
Mississippi State University & Loyola University New Orleans Art & Design Seniors 2015
May 11-September, 2015
Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University New Orleans

“Exchange”
Loyola University New Orleans & Mississippi State University Art & Design Seniors 2015
May 18–July 24, 2015
Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery

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MSU’s first student artist-in-residence creates art at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

May 18th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU’s first student artist-in-residence creates art at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge

Shelby Nichols

Shelby Nichols

By Shelby Nichols

As the first MSU undergraduate student recipient of the MSU-Noxubee National Wildlife Artist in Residence award, recent fine art graduate Shelby Nichols is already hard at work out at the Refuge.

From May 15 – 28, Nichols is researching and creating a body of work inspired by black and white photography by Ansel Adams, a prevalent landscape photographer during the 20th century. Adams’ images brought attention to the natural beauty of America and its national parks. Adams hiked the high Sierra Mountains in terrain few had ever laid eyes on. What he discovered in the mountains was so magnificent that it motivated him to dedicate his life to capturing its awe-striking power with a camera. He felt that the raw wilderness should be preserved for generations.

Nichols’ more recent ceramic works exhibited at MSU as part of the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibit, and select pieces are now on view in the Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Loyola University, New Orleans.

Similar to Adams, Nichols grew up appreciating the nature and beauty of the Mississippi landscape. However, the ecosystem Nichols establishes a connection to is uniquely composed of tree species, such as bald cypress, sycamore and red cedar; this is in contrast to the sequoia, redwood and aspen trees Adams photographed.

After her stay at the Refuge, Nichols will head to Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snow Mass, Colo., for a week, supported by a financial scholarship award, then she is on to other parks and refuges. Before leaving the southeast to explore other places, Nichols wants to dedicate a body of work to the place that has inspired her art. Nichols translates these nature experiences by using a variety of specialized methods with mediums including wood and ceramic, not limited to photography.

Join the artist at 10:30 a.m. on Sat., May 23 to discover how and why Adams’ work helps her identify with her own; then come along on a nature walk through her favorite place on the Refuge, a jewel near the home of Mississippi State University.

“I never did a photograph of any importance for an environmental purpose—all the pictures I’ve done were done because I was there, and I loved the mountains, and I visualized a picture.” – Ansel Adams

The Artist-in-Residence program is made possible by the Friends of the Noxubee Refuge, the Starkville Area Arts Council, and a partnership between the MSU Department of Art and the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. For more information contact Steve Reagan, Project Leader for the Choctaw and Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee NWRs at 662-323-5548 or steve_reagan@fws.gov.

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Funderburk wins top MSU research award

May 1st, 2015 Comments Off on Funderburk wins top MSU research award

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, left, and Greg Bohach, right, vice president for agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine, presented art professor Brent Funderburk with the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award Thursday afternoon [April 30]. The Powe Award is the university's top research honor and is named for the late MSU alumnus and longtime research vice president. Photo by: Beth Wynn

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum, left, and Greg Bohach, right, vice president for agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine, presented art professor Brent Funderburk with the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award Thursday afternoon [April 30]. The Powe Award is the university’s top research honor and is named for the late MSU alumnus and longtime research vice president. Photo by: Beth Wynn

By Jim Laird | Mississippi State University

Forty-nine Mississippi State students, faculty and staff are 2015 selections for exceptional research and leadership honors.

Honorees, their guests and senior administrators gathered for a campus awards luncheon Thursday [April 30].

As a major student-oriented research university, Mississippi State is improving the quality of life “for millions of people here at home and around the world,” MSU President Mark E. Keenum said.

“Your research is helping make our public schools better, our communities stronger, our food safer, our vehicles more efficient, our critical infrastructure more secure, and our farms and factories both more profitable and more environmentally friendly,” he said.

Before an audience of friends and colleagues in the Hunter Henry Center’s Hal and Linda Parker Ballroom, professor of art Brent Funderburk received the afternoon’s top honor: the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.

A Charlotte, North Carolina native, Funderburk has exhibited his mixed-media paintings and drawing in 32 one-person exhibitions in museums, universities and galleries, and has presented his artwork, often with awards, in over 70 invited or juried (peer-reviewed) regional, national, and international exhibitions. He has given more than 100 invited or juried illustrated lecture-performances to galleries, museums, conferences, and professional organizations. His artwork is represented in museum, university and private collections across the country, in 26 states, and in Canada.

Funderburk studied with artist-author Edward A. Reep in the School of Art at East Carolina University, where he received BFA and MFA degrees in painting/drawing. His research in watercolor and water media has been shared in lectures and workshops and in his book “Flying World” (2011).

His research has also focused on the life, art and influence of 20th Century American artist/naturalist Walter Inglis Anderson and his contemporaries through research, publications, curating exhibits, presenting lectures, developing courses, and in the ongoing development of a multidisciplinary research center at MSU. These efforts have enlivened a critical national discussion on the work of Anderson. His curated exhibit, “Ecstasy — The Mystical Landscapes of Walter Anderson,” has toured U.S. museums, with Funderburk’s lectures, since 2006.

Named the official artist of the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition, Funderburk has had artwork featured in international publications such as Creative Quarterly, Graphis, and Studio Visit Magazine.

The Powe Award is a memorial to the MSU alumnus and longtime research vice president who died in 1996. It is selected at the university level from nominations received from the MSU community.

The annual research awards program honors individuals who contribute significantly to MSU’s mission of research. In addition to faculty, it recognizes and rewards students and staff for accomplishments and creative endeavors, as well as for increasing awareness of the university’s many research programs and capabilities.

The program and banquet are co-sponsored by the offices of the vice presidents for Research and Economic Development and the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine.

“Our research enterprise is strong and growing thanks to our world-class faculty, students and staff, and I always look forward to recognizing them here,” said David Shaw, vice president for research and economic development.

Greg Bohach, vice president for agriculture, forestry and veterinary medicine, echoed Shaw’s assessment.

“The awards banquet is one of my favorite events because it’s an opportunity to recognize the commitment to excellence of our university’s scientists, staff and students, and their collaborative efforts,” he said.

Other 2015 research award winners include (alphabetically, by academic unit):

–Bagley College of Engineering: Yong Fu, faculty; Teresa Stewart, research support; Trenton Ricks, graduate student; and Dexter Duckworth, undergraduate student.

–College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station: Jason Bond, faculty; Josh White, research support; Caitlin Hart, graduate student; and Amber Kay, undergraduate student.

–College of Architecture, Art and Design: Alexis Gregory, faculty; Leah Kemp, research support; and J. Brooke Dorman, undergraduate student.

–College of Arts and Sciences: John Bickle, faculty; Rita Christopher, research support; Sara Shields-Menard, graduate student; and Sally White, undergraduate student.

–College of Business: James Vardaman, faculty; and Nathan Hammond, graduate student.

–College of Education: April Heiselt, faculty; Anne Steverson, research support; Sonum Sanjanwala, graduate student; and Scott Pope, undergraduate student.

–College of Forest Resources: Donald L. Grebner, faculty; Ray Iglay, research support; Zach Loman, graduate student; and Lisa Garrigues, undergraduate student.

–College of Veterinary Medicine: Lesya Pinchuk, faculty; Hossam Abdelhamed, research support; Graham Rosser, graduate student; and Ethan Woodyard, undergraduate student.

–Office of Research and Economic Development: Ronald Gatewood, research support.

–University Centers and Institutes: Patrick Fitzpatrick, faculty; Rooban Thirumalai, research support; Kala Marapereddy, graduate student; and Evan McBroom, undergraduate student.

Also honored were new graduates of the university’s 2014-2015 George Duke Humphrey Faculty Leadership Program:

–Craig Aarhus, associate professor of music and associate director of bands;

–Ashli Brown, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology and Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory director;

–Angus Catchot, Extension professor of entomology;

–Renee Clary, associate professor of geosciences and Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum director;

–Diana Eubanks, College of Veterinary Medicine associate clinical professor;

–Donald L. Grebner, professor of forestry;

–William Anthony Hay, associate professor of history and Institute of the Humanities director;

–Brien Henry, associate professor of plant and soil sciences;

–Rocky Lemus, associate Extension/research professor of plant and soil sciences;

–Robert McMillen, associate professor and Social Science Research Center associate director;

–Stephen Middleton, professor and director of African American studies;

–Jane Parish, Extension/research professor of animal and dairy sciences.

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