Mississippi State art senior paints mural at health center

October 27th, 2015 Comments Off on Mississippi State art senior paints mural at health center

A public reception was held at the MSU Longest Health Center on Thurs., Oct. 22 for the unveiling of a mural by senior art student McKinnon Herring.

Herring, who is concentrating in painting, developed the large wall painting after studying large-scale public art with her professor, Brent Funderburk.

Her design proposal was chosen by Longest Student Health Center staff, led by Sue Bennett and Robert Cadenhead.

The project was funded by an undergraduate research grant from the Office of Research and Economic Development at MSU and the Longest Student Health Center with support from the MSU Department of Art in the College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Longest Student Health Center is located at the corner of Hardy and Morrill roads on the Starkville campus.

For additional information, please contact Funderburk at bfunderburk@caad.msstate.edu or 662-312-1764.

See the story in the Maroon Memo.

Department of Art to host visiting artist lecture on Oct. 27

October 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Department of Art to host visiting artist lecture on Oct. 27

(photo by Russ Houston / © Mississippi State University)

Sandra Schachat (photo by Russ Houston / © Mississippi State University)

On Tues., Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m., Sandra Schachat, an agricultural life sciences/entomology master’s student at MSU, is giving an illustrated talk titled “Japonisme and biodiversity in fin-de-siècle French art.”

The lecture will be given as a part of associate art professor Ben Harvey’s “Art in France-1850-1900” course. The lecture will be held in Howell Building, Room 103.

A New York native, Schachat holds bachelor’s degrees in art history and archaeology, with high honors in entomology, from the University of Maryland. She works at the Mississippi Entomological Museum as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow under the direction of veteran professor Richard Brown. She also is the author of two publications on insects in art history and six publications on ecology and evolution. In addition to the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department, the program is supported by the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology.

MSU graphic design student, professor make up two of three in the nation accepted into international poster exhibition

October 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on MSU graphic design student, professor make up two of three in the nation accepted into international poster exhibition

Cassie Hester

Cassie Hester

Austin Grove

Austin Grove

Austin Grove, a senior art/graphic design major from Clinton at Mississippi State University, and assistant professor of graphic design Cassie Hester both recently had posters accepted to the international Italian Poster Biennial Exhibition.

Grove completed his poster in Hester’s Typography II class.

“Being selected for the Italian Poster Biennial is an impressive achievement,” said Hester. “The poster Austin designed will be displayed alongside posters designed by some of the world’s best. We, the Department of Art and graphic design faculty, are very proud.”

Only 174 posters were selected out of 2,200 entries; just three of these were from North America.

The submissions were judged by a distinguished panel of 11 international designers including Luba Lukova and Yossi Lemel, two internationally renowned names in graphic design.

Grove’s poster was submitted to Category B of the biennial with the theme “WAR / Homo homini lupus.”

The graphic design senior interpreted this to mean the idea of internal conflict being the cause for external conflicts, wars and violence.

Grove’s design process began with collaging and sketching.

“I was really interested in letting the process be very intuitive,” he said. “I wanted to just start making things while thinking about conflict and see what happened. Eventually, I settled on trying to represent conflict typographically—what does the word ‘conflict’ look like?”

Later, he began to research the word and came across a quote from Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried.”

“It talked about the duality of war—how confusing, how terrible, how heroic, how cowardly, how thrilling, how boring, how devastating war is,” he said. “Conflict is always two-sided. It’s never simple. And eventually these were sort of the ideas I was trying to communicate.” See Grove’s poster in the online gallery at http://www.italianposterbiennal.it/selected-b/

Hester’s poster was originally designed for a visiting artist to campus, Joey Hannaford, and was accepted to Category A, published posters. See Hester’s poster at http://www.italianposterbiennal.it/selected-a

The Italian Poster Biennial aims to focus public attention on social issues through poster design and serves as an international stage for professionals to discuss the state of art on poster and social graphic design.

Read the story at msstate.edu

Alumnus inaugurates lecture series, holds workshop

October 22nd, 2015 Comments Off on Alumnus inaugurates lecture series, holds workshop

Eric and Gina Yonge Lecture Series 10152015 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

A Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design kicked off the Eric and Gina Yonge Lecture Series on Thurs., Oct. 15.

Yonge, president and creative director of Kennesaw, Georgia-based EYStudios, advised students on how to effectively become a critical part of any organization. He also guided students on how to develop business leadership potential and told them what they can be doing now to prepare for their future careers.

Yonge followed his lecture with a question-and-answer session and worked with senior fine art research students one-on-one the following morning.

EYStudios Workshop 10162015 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

Process and Materials students make ukeleles

October 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Process and Materials students make ukeleles

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(From bottom left, clockwise: Jill Wilson, Kaylie Mitchell, Chrsitina McField, Garret Yelverton, David Kett, Professor Critz Campbell, Robbyn Weaver, Kara VonKanel, Charis Brightwell (Photos by Neil Callander)

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Charis Brightwell putting the finishing touches on her ukelele

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Students in Associate Professor Critz Campbell’s Process and Materials class spent the first half of the semester making Soprano Ukeleles as an advanced woodworking project.

The rest of the semester, the group will work on projects that involve casting bronze and aluminum.

Bostic, Drew accepted to international portrait competition

October 13th, 2015 Comments Off on Bostic, Drew accepted to international portrait competition

Alexander Bostic | "Syd Sleeping"

Alexander Bostic | “Syd Sleeping”

Katye Drew | "Lisa: For the Forest"

Katye Drew | “Lisa: For the Forest”

By Marissa Landon

Associate Professor Alexander Bostic and senior art student Katye Drew recently entered paintings into the Richeson75 International Portrait Competition.

They each had one painting chosen as part of the top 75. Over 1,500 people entered the professional competition.

Bostic also had four paintings chosen for the book.

Their paintings are now in Wisconsin until the beginning of December.

The final round of judging is currently taking place, and the final awards will be announced on Oct. 23.

MSU alumnus endows, inaugurates art department lecture series

October 12th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU alumnus endows, inaugurates art department lecture series

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design will serve Thursday [Oct. 15] as the inaugural guest speaker for a new lecture series he and his wife are endowing at the university.

With their $25,000 donation to the MSU Foundation, Eric and Gina Yonge have established the Eric and Gina Yonge Lecture Series in the university’s art department. The purpose of the series is to prepare fine arts students for life after college by engaging them in thoughtful discussions about how to market themselves and their talents.

Free to all, Yonge’s presentation titled “ReVision” takes place at 3 p.m. in Giles Hall’s Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

President and creative director of Kennesaw, Georgia-based EYStudios, Yonge will advise students on how to effectively become a critical part of any organization, as well as develop business leadership potential.

Since its inception more than a decade ago, the e-commerce brand development company has specialized in user experience and product merchandising. For more, see www.eystudios.com.

Additional details about Yonge’s campus visit are available from Angi Bourgeois, associate professor and interim art department head, at 662-325-2970 or ABourgeois@caad.msstate.edu.

Kansas State professor to present public lecture

October 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Kansas State professor to present public lecture

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Among the works Douglas N. Dow will discuss during his Thursday [Oct. 15] presentation is Bernardino Poccetti’s The Funeral of Alberto Avogadro from Cabinet des Dessins, Louvre.

Douglas N. Dow, associate professor of art history at Kansas State University, will give a public lecture titled “Never adequately praised: Bernardino Poccetti’s Lost Paintings at Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence” on Thurs., Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. in Griffis Hall, Forum Room, 4th Floor.

Dow’s research interests focus on issues of collective patronage, the production and consumption of art by non-elites, and the professional and social networks of artists and patrons in late 16th century Italy. His interest in the intersection of digital technologies, popular culture, and the history of Renaissance art led to an article on the presence of anachronistic architectural monuments in the video game “Assassin’s Creed II.”

At Kansas State, Dow teaches introductory art history courses, as well as upper-level courses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. He also had led several summer study-abroad programs in Italy.

Read the story by Sasha Steinberg at msstate.edu.

Department of Art welcomes alumni and friends to homecoming tailgate

October 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Department of Art welcomes alumni and friends to homecoming tailgate

 

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The Mississippi State Department of Art welcomes all of its alumni back to campus for homecoming weekend 2015!

The department will offer a tailgating experience on Sat., Oct. 17 to its alumni and friends (including its faculty, staff and students) from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and immediately following the MSU-LA Tech football game.

The hosts for the tailgate are honored MSU alumni, Drew and Miranda (Means) Robertson.

The “MSU Art Dawgs” homecoming tailgate will take place in front of Stafford Hall (northeast of the stadium, on Barr Avenue) and will offer brunch, coffee and artful fun and fellowship to all.

HAILART! HAILSTATE! Please come by!

Reception held for ‘outsider art’ exhibit

October 2nd, 2015 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘outsider art’ exhibit

A reception was held from 5-6 p.m in the Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall on Oct. 1 for “Here and Beyond: Outsider Art from the Mississippi Museum of Art.”

Artworks by the co-author of Mississippi State’s 2015 Maroon Edition book selection—as well as others by self-taught artists—have been on display since Aug. 18.

Read more about the exhibit.

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