Department of Art holds summer camp

July 27th, 2016 Comments Off on Department of Art holds summer camp

(Photos by Mississippi State University and Aaron McElfish)

Upper-level high school students participated in the Mississippi State Department of Art’s annual INvision summer camp from June 13-17.

Campers participated in workshops on photography, graphic design, drawing, ceramics and sculpting, among other media. Artist presentations, gallery exhibitions, movie nights and field trips were among the planned cultural and social activities.

At week’s end, camper-produced works were featured at the department’s Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive.

For additional information about INvision, contact Nicole Jackson at 662-325-2970 or njackson@caad.msstate.edu.

Department of Art entrepreneur featured in Sun Herald

July 18th, 2016 Comments Off on Department of Art entrepreneur featured in Sun Herald

Jeff Goula Inventor

Hagan Walker and Department of Art student Kaylie Mitchell are behind the drink-lighting device Glo. (via sunherald.com)

Pascagoula millennial’s invention a glowing success in Starkville bar scene

Summer letterpress class hard at work

July 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Summer letterpress class hard at work

(photos by Laura Smith Daniels)

Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney has been keeping her students busy in her letterpress course this summer.

At Mississippi State, the letterpress is specific to the graphic design program. Letterpresses are used to print textured designs, generally on invitations or posters, and these kinds of prints were common throughout the country until the 1960s when the industry moved to offset printing.

National magazine touts paintings by MSU’s Funderburk

July 7th, 2016 Comments Off on National magazine touts paintings by MSU’s Funderburk

Seven artworks from Professor Brent Funderburk’s “Flying World” and New Solar Myths” watercolor painting series are featured in the August issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Titled “Drama, Extravagance and Poetry,” an eight-page article written by New York writer, author and artist John A. Parks highlights Funderburk’s creative background and processes used to produce vibrant, award-winning works. (Photo by Brent Funderburk)

Seven artworks from Professor Brent Funderburk’s “Flying World” and New Solar Myths” watercolor painting series are featured in the August issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Titled “Drama, Extravagance and Poetry,” an eight-page article written by New York writer, author and artist John A. Parks highlights Funderburk’s creative background and processes used to produce vibrant, award-winning works. (Photo by Brent Funderburk)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A longtime faculty member and former head of the Mississippi State College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department is receiving national recognition.

Seven artworks from Professor Brent Funderburk’s “Flying World” and New Solar Myths” watercolor painting series appear in the August issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Published by ArtistsNetwork, Watercolor Artist is the watermedia artist’s definitive source for creative inspiration and technical information. For more, visit http://www.artistsnetwork.com/watercolor-artist.

Written by New York writer, author and artist John A. Parks, an eight-page article titled “Drama, Extravagance and Poetry” highlights Funderburk’s creative background and processes used to produce vibrant, award-winning works.

Funderburk

Funderburk

An MSU William L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Art and Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence award recipient, Funderburk recently was recognized with a 2016 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

Earlier this year, Funderburk’s work was featured for the fifth time in the New-York based and internationally distributed “Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design.”

In April, Funderburk’s watercolor painting “Flying World” was among 150 works selected for inclusion in one of the world’s largest competitive exhibits dedicated to water-based painting media. The traveling exhibit is being featured at a total of six museums around China.

“Flying World” previously was on display as part of the 2015-16 International Watercolor Biennial at Shenzhen Art Museum/Luohu Cultural Center in China’s fourth-largest city.

Funderburk is a North Carolina native who has taught at MSU since 1982. Over the decades, he has been honored by the university with the John Grisham Faculty Excellence and Burlington Northern Teaching Excellence awards.

A fine arts graduate of East Carolina University, he is a former MSU art department head who currently serves as its fine-arts thesis coordinator. Painting survey, watercolor, watermedia, senior thesis and advanced studio are among courses he has taught.

In 2010, Funderburk was named official artist for the Jackson-based USA International Ballet Competition. For additional biographical information, visit www.brentfunderburk.com.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department is the longtime home of 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). Learn more at www.caad.msstate.edu, facebook.com/CAADatMSU, twitter.com/CAADatMSU and http://tinyurl.com/CAADatMSUYouTube.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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Read the announcement in MSU’s Maroon Memo.

Department of Art again honored by international publication

July 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Department of Art again honored by international publication

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This series of three images by Keats Haupt, titled “People & Hydrants,” was recently selected as a runner up in Creative Quarterly.

Works by six students, faculty and alumni in the Department of Art at Mississippi State have again been selected by a major international publication.

Based in New York City, Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design showcases graphic design, illustration, photography and fine art works of talented students and professionals worldwide.

Featured in the fall 2016 online Runners-Up gallery are:

  • Fine Arts Student Category: Katye Drew (May 2016 graduate); James “Eric” Jackson 
  • Graphic Design Professional Category: Professor and Graphic Design Concentration Coordinator Jamie Burwell Mixon
  • Graphic Design Student Category: Austin Grove (May 2016 graduate)
  • Photography Professional Category: Professor and Photography Concentration Coordinator Marita Gootee
  • Photography Student Category: Keats Haupt

“This is a great accomplishment and wonderful recognition for all areas of our program,” said Angi E. Bourgeois, department head.

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