Emerging Craftsperson Resident Audrey Bell gives upholstery demo

September 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Emerging Craftsperson Resident Audrey Bell gives upholstery demo

photo by Critz Campbell

photo by Critz Campbell

Emerging Craftsperson Resident Audrey Bell recently gave an upholstery demo to Associate Professor Critz Campbell’s Furniture Making class. 

About the course:
The chair-making class revolves around bent laminations. Students employ skateboard-decking veneer in learning bent lamination techniques to create a batch of curved seats and backs. They find individual solutions for employing this common curved, laminated element. Students are encouraged to explore the dynamic of communal and individual problem solving and celebrate the variety of answers found. Skills covered include drafting, bent lamination, vacuum pressing, wood selection, milling, joinery and finishing.

Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo, collaborative partner finalists in portfolio competition

September 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo, collaborative partner finalists in portfolio competition

Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon, Hallway (from the series Conflation), 30x40” Inkjet Print, 2014

Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon, Hallway (from the series Conflation), 30×40” Inkjet Print, 2014

Mississippi State University Department of Art Assistant Professor of Photography Dominic Lippillo and his collaborative partner, Mark Schoon, assistant professor at the University of West Georgia, are finalists in the Photolucida Critical Mass 2016 portfolio review competition.

The pair was recognized for their series titled “Conflation.”

The finalists will now have their work viewed and voted on by 200 esteemed jurors in mid-September.

See the full list of finalists here

Photo by Professor Marita Gootee to be featured in national exhibition

September 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on Photo by Professor Marita Gootee to be featured in national exhibition

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“The Ocean” | a lumin print | Marita Gootee

Mississippi State University Department of Art Professor Marita Gootee had a photograph accepted into the 2016 SECAC Juried Exhibition.

Her image titled “The Ocean,” a lumin print, was selected for the exhibition that will be presented at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., from Sept. 1 through Oct. 22.

More than 300 artworks from 103 artists were viewed and juried for the exhibition. Of those, just 59 works were selected, including video, mixed media, paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, print and cut paper works.

Portraits by late Starkville artist to be featured at MSU gallery

September 1st, 2016 Comments Off on Portraits by late Starkville artist to be featured at MSU gallery

An exhibition of portraits by late Starkville artist Carole McReynolds Davis are on display Sept. 6-Nov. 18 at Mississippi State’s Visual Arts Center Gallery. Titled “Figures and Faces Not Far From Home,” the collection features selections from an estimated 1,000 original works by the local icon who died in June 2014. (Photos submitted by Lori Neuenfeldt)

An exhibition of portraits by late Starkville artist Carole McReynolds Davis are on display Sept. 6-Nov. 18 at Mississippi State’s Visual Arts Center Gallery. Titled “Figures and Faces Not Far From Home,” the collection features selections from an estimated 1,000 original works by the local icon who died in June 2014. (Photos submitted by Lori Neuenfeldt)

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A exhibition spanning the 60-year career of artist Carole McReynolds Davis will be open Sept. 6-Nov. 18 at Mississippi State’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Titled “Figures and Faces Not Far From Home,” the special university event features selections from an estimated 1,000 original works created by the local icon who died in 2014.

Free to all, an opening reception will be held 5-6 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 8] in the gallery at 808 University Drive. Refreshments will be served.

Representing the artist’s style from 1970-2008, the collection was brought together by Davis’ daughter, Elizabeth Williams, and Lori Neuenfeldt, gallery director of the sponsoring MSU Department of Art.

“Carole’s love of people gave her the ultimate inspiration, and she created uniquely beautiful works of art that capture the beauty of Southern life,” Neuenfeldt said. “Many of the portraits are of faces familiar to the Starkville and MSU communities.”

Neuenfeldt said Davis had planned to produce a book titled “Not Far From Home.” It would have included images of flowers and landscapes, as well as portraits and still lifes produced over the course of her seven-decade life. To help honor Davis’ dream, the proposed title was incorporated into the exhibition’s title, she added.

She also said students enrolled in her spring-semester introductory art course had studied Davis’ comments inscribed on the back of each painting. The products of their class research is found on panels accompanying the displayed pieces.

“Figures and Faces Not Far from Home” and related exhibition programs are made possible with support from MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program.

Visual Arts Center Gallery hours are 12:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday, as well as by appointment.

Neuenfeldt may be contacted at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

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

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