Hester posters included in Maine exhibition

September 11th, 2015 Comments Off on Hester posters included in Maine exhibition


Cassie Hester, assistant professor of graphic design, currently has two posters, “Build It Up to Burn It Down” and “Indulge Burning Desires,”  on display as part of “Ode to Letters” exhibition at Engine Gallery in Biddeford, Maine.

The invitational exhibition features lettering art and typographic designs from a variety of international artists and will be on display through Sept. 19.

CAAD faculty work on display through October 24

September 8th, 2015 Comments Off on CAAD faculty work on display through October 24

(via Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director)

A show of works created by faculty from the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design opened on Sept. 3 in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Gallery.

Visitors to the gallery will see the diverse styles of the artists that include samples of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture design, graphic design, fiber art and printmaking.

Many students in the Department of Art look forward to the faculty exhibit, which typically occurs every other year, as it allows them to see the work and research of their professors.

A reception for the show was held on Thurs., Sept. 3 from 5–6 p.m.

The Visual Arts Center Gallery is located at 808 University Drive. Hours of operation: Monday–Friday, 1pm–5pm, and Saturday 1–4pm. For more information please call 662-325-2970.

See the story on MSU’s website.

Department of Art holds 2015 fall convocation

September 1st, 2015 Comments Off on Department of Art holds 2015 fall convocation

The Department of Art held fall 2015 convocation on Fri., Sept. 4 in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Convocation served as a welcome for new students and a welcome back for current students. It was a chance to honor students, faculty and staff as well as inform students about organizations and other happenings in the department.

Lunch was served immediately after in the Howell Building Courtyard.

Annual collaborative student competition held

September 1st, 2015 Comments Off on Annual collaborative student competition held

Brasfield and Gorrie Student Design Competition 2015 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

The Fifth Annual Brasfield & Gorrie Student Design Competition was held from Mon., Aug. 17 through Fri., Aug. 28.

Ten teams composed of students from the four departments in the College of Architecture, Art and Design worked together over these two intensive weeks to create a branding, interior design, architectural design and construction strategy for a new local brewery, SweetGum Brewing Company.

The students presented their final work at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on Fri., Aug. 28 from 1:30 – 4 p.m. Reviewers from Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, Fuscia Architects and Brewworks and SweetGum Brewing Company attended to review the student work and to choose teams for the top three design awards.

The winning teams were:

First Place
first place

  • Michael Carraway – Building Construction Science
  • Brent Gaudé – Building Construction Science
  • Vanessa Holden – Interior Design
  • Edward Holmes V – Architecture
  • Casey Jennings – Graphic Design
  • Ben Marshall – Architecture
  • Jared Robinson – Architecture

Second Place
second place

  • Ashton Aime – Architecture
  • Caleb Fearing – Architecture
  • Liz Grantham – Interior Design
  • Robby Keifer – Building Construction Science
  • Keith Kellum- Graphic Design
  • Anna Strohm – Interior Design
  • Nathan Thomas – Architecture

Third Place
third place

  • Kyle Alford – Building Construction Science
  • Kaiyla Barber – Graphic Design
  • Ria Bennett – Architecture
  • Josh Johnson – Architecture
  • Kalyn Johnson – Interior Design
  • Luke Marshall – Architecture
  • Cheyenne Underwood – Interior Design

Click here to view the winning team projects on our student work site.

Students hard at work:

Final presentations:

Q&A by Marissa Landon:BrasfieldClick here to download the PDF file.

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