MSU graphic design seniors present ‘Fresh Cuts’ exhibit

November 30th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU graphic design seniors present ‘Fresh Cuts’ exhibit

Freshcuts_poster_picBy Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works of 14 graduating art/graphic design majors at Mississippi State will be on display Dec. 1-7 in the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

Free and open to all, the art department-sponsored show titled “Fresh Cuts” features various creations by the students during their final year of thesis studies.

The exhibit includes web designs, posters, illustrations, packaging, self-promotional materials, as well as editorial, typeface, advertising and identity design, among others.

Also open to all, a public reception honoring the seniors begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday [the 1st] in the ground-floor gallery. Complimentary refreshments and finger foods will be served.

Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU art department’s coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, said the student designers “are extremely talented and put in a large amount of hard work and effort this semester to produce a wonderful show.”

The graduating “Fresh Cuts” exhibitors include (by hometown):

CALEDONIA—Andrew W. Schaeffer.

EAGAN, Minnesota—Shannon J. Acker.

GULFPORT—Jordan A. West.

HORN LAKE—Jeffrey Knichel.

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama—Phillip T. Bajoras.

JACKSON—Mark A. Slawson.

KILN—Cameron A. McMaster.

LUCEDALE—Lauren E. Ingram.

MADISON—Anna L. Callaway, who has a double-concentration in fine arts.

OCEAN SPRINGS—Charley R. Walker.

RICHMOND, Virginia—Dupree G. Bostic.

TUPELO—Kaitlyn A. Anderson.

VICKSBURG—Paul T. Prudhomme.

WINONA—Erin W. Estrada.

For more information on the students and their exhibit, see www.freshcutsmsu.com.

The McComas Hall Art Gallery is among several departmental venues that regularly feature traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

Graphic design is one of seven areas of study offered through the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department.

For detailed information about the graphic design curriculum, contact professor Jamie Burwell Mixon at 662-325-2970 or jmixon@caad.msstate.edu.

2015 Edible Type Awards a success

November 30th, 2015 Comments Off on 2015 Edible Type Awards a success

Via Cassie Hester

Held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19 at 929 Coffee Bar, the 2015 Edible Type Awards garnered a crowd of 150+ people. Hosted by the Department of Art, the event featured free typographic food prepared by the graphic design students in Typography I.

Congratulations to the winners:
Aubrey Pohl (first place)
Ian Green (2nd place)
McKinley Ranager (3rd place)

Many thanks to the esteemed judges:
Professor Jamie Mixon
Professor Claire Gipson
Mary Beth McDavid, DPM Fragrance
Molly Maynard, DPM Fragrance

The Edible Type Awards were held for the first time at Mississippi State University last year. The graphic design program plans for the competition to become a thriving annual tradition.

See more from the event:#edibletypeawards

Reception held for MSU photography seniors

November 20th, 2015 Comments Off on Reception held for MSU photography seniors

(Event photos by Aaron McElfish)

A reception was held for “Contact F15: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition” on Nov. 19.

The exhibit celebrates the final year of art department studies for Jessica L. Comer of Caledonia and Haleigh E. Parker of Foxworth. Their work will be on display through Dec. 4 in the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

 

‘Contact F15’ exhibit features creations by MSU photography seniors

November 19th, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Contact F15’ exhibit features creations by MSU photography seniors

“Christmas Morning” by Jessica Comer (top); and “Red High Chair” by Haleigh Parker

“Christmas Morning” by Jessica Comer (top); and “Red High Chair” by Haleigh Parker

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works of two graduating art/photography majors at Mississippi State are on display through Dec. 4 in the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free and open to all, the “Contact F15: BFA Photography Thesis Exhibition” celebrates the final year of art department studies for Jessica L. Comer of Caledonia and Haleigh E. Parker of Foxworth.

The images reflect their successful conclusion of the department’s research, writing and presentation requirements, as well as four years of foundational coursework, survey, art history, and academic and emphasis classes.

Also open to all, a reception in their honor takes place 5-6 p.m. Thursday [Nov. 19] in Cullis Wade’s second-floor gallery at the MSU Welcome Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

Throughout their time at MSU, the seniors have been guided by professor Marita Gootee and assistant professor Dominic Lippillo. Both teach in the department’s photography emphasis area and Gootee is its longtime coordinator.

Comer said her work uses photography to bridge the gap between loss and retrieval of memories while seeking to bring back the life her grandmother is losing to Alzheimer’s disease. By using found family photographs that have been digitally projected into the former home place, Comer seeks to visually restore the fading layers of her grandmother’s mind.

Parker’s memories of past childhood and objects in interior spaces are frequent in her images. To encourage viewers’ reflections of their own histories and childhoods, Parker said she captured close details in a series that helps preserve her grandmother’s home as it exists, uninterrupted by time.

Additional information on the “Contact F15” exhibit is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, the art department is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. It offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture).

Students hold ‘One Night Only’ show

November 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Students hold ‘One Night Only’ show

(photos by Aaron McElfish)

A “One Night Only” exhibit was on display Thurs., Nov. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the metal shop in Howell Building.

The gallery showcased work by students Zachary Boozer, Ronnie Robinson and Kara Vonkanel.

Reception, lectures held for ‘Best in Show’ exhibit

November 10th, 2015 Comments Off on Reception, lectures held for ‘Best in Show’ exhibit

Robynne Raye, co-founder of the Seattle, Washington-based internationally acclaimed design studio Modern Dog Design Co., is on campus for the exhibition currently on display in the Department of Art’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Raye served as the exhibition’s guest juror.

“Best in Show” features nearly 50 poster creations in which artists explore the theme of “man’s best friend.”

The exhibit also includes an installation of miniature paper dog sculptures created by children from Starkville, Meridian and Tupelo.

Raye delivered a 3 p.m. public presentation on Nov. 9 in Giles Hall’s Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

A public reception and “Best in Show” awards ceremony was held after from 5-6:30 p.m.

The winning entries were announced at the reception:
best in show 2015 winners

Click here to see the list of accepted posters.

Raye will also lead a 3 p.m. discussion on copyright laws for graphic designers Tuesday [Nov. 10] in Harrison Auditorium.

‘One Night Only’ show to be held Nov. 12

November 6th, 2015 Comments Off on ‘One Night Only’ show to be held Nov. 12

onenightonly

(Via Ronne Robinson)

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Student show run by students.

This gallery showcases great student work accomplished in and outside the classroom.

Join us for one special night to celebrate featured artists Zachary Boozer, Ronnie Robinson and Kara Vonkanel!

Work will be on display Thurs., Nov. 12 from 6:30-9 p.m. in the metal shop in Howell Building.

‘Best in Show’ exhibit now open at MSU Visual Arts Center Gallery

November 5th, 2015 Comments Off on ‘Best in Show’ exhibit now open at MSU Visual Arts Center Gallery

WEB_bulldog_bestinshow_3_rgb_72ppi_white_backgroundBy Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Poster creations in which artists explore the theme of “man’s best friend” are on display through Dec. 2 at Mississippi State.

Titled “Best in Show,” the exhibition at the university’s Visual Art Center Gallery is free and open to all.

The gallery is located at 808 University Drive.

In addition to works of graphic design professionals and students from around the world, the exhibit features an installation of miniature paper dog sculptures created by children from Starkville, Meridian and Tupelo.

Robynne Raye, co-founder of the Seattle, Washington-based internationally acclaimed design studio Modern Dog Design Co., served as guest juror for the exhibit. Raye selected nearly 50 of the 100 submissions to become part of the first “Best in Show” exhibition at MSU.

Two of those selected will be awarded “Best in Show” in the professional and student categories.

During her visit to MSU, Raye will deliver a 3 p.m. public presentation Nov. 9 in Giles Hall’s Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

Also open to all—including canine companions—is a public reception and “Best in Show” awards ceremony that will be held Nov. 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. Raye will be in attendance, and complimentary refreshments will be served.

Additionally, Raye will lead a 3 p.m. discussion on copyright laws for graphic designers Tuesday [Nov. 10] in Harrison Auditorium.

With design clients in both local and national entertainment and retail companies, Raye’s posters are included in the permanent archives of renowned museums, including the Louvre, Library of Congress, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and The National Museum in Warsaw.

In 2013, Graphic Design USA listed her as one of the “50 Most Influential Designers Working Today.” For more biographical information, visit http://moderndog.com/18/about-modern-dog.

In addition to the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department and College of Veterinary Medicine, the exhibit is made possible by the Starkville Area Arts Council, Chalet Arts in Starkville, Purina® Pro Plan® Veterinary Diets, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and Memphis-based B2B marketing communications firm Oden.

The exhibit also is supported by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission through the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more exhibit information, visit www.bestinshowmsu.com and  facebook.com/bestinshowmsu. Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU art department’s coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, also may be contacted at 662-325-2973 orLNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Art students return from New York study

November 3rd, 2015 Comments Off on Art students return from New York study

Front steps of the Met. Wonky group portrait with selfie-stick. (via Dr. Ben Harvey's blog: http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/bharvey/)

Front steps of the Met. (via Dr. Ben Harvey’s blog: caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/bharvey/)

Thirteen students and two faculty members in Mississippi State’s art department are back on campus following a five-day field study in New York City.

Led by Associate Professor Ben Harvey and Assistant Professor Neil Callander, the students are the second group to participate in the department’s Special Topic in ART-Art Field Study.

The course was created to provide historical and contemporary cultural experiences in the Big Apple’s worlds of art and design through visits to museums, galleries, artists’ studios and design firms, among other activities.

Students were required to keep a blog during their time in New York. Take a look!

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