Students selected for 2017 statewide exhibition

February 26th, 2017 Comments Off on Students selected for 2017 statewide exhibition

In its 67th year, the Mississippi Collegiate Arts exhibit is part of statewide juried competition for student artists enrolled in the state’s four-year colleges and universities. The annual event is designed to showcase the high quality of visual arts education taking place in Mississippi higher education.

This year’s contest drew more than 755 submissions from 8 institutions. Of that number, 44 entries by MSU art majors were among 134 judged worthy of inclusion in the exhibit.

Unfortunately, this year’s exhibit was canceled due to a tornado that struck William Carey University, where the show was being held.

MSU’s 2017 MCA Competition selected exhibitors included:

  • Kelli Clayton
  • Daniel Clark
  • Sam Douglas
  • Erin Frazier
  • Trent Furr
  • Canaan Griffin
  • Heather Hardman
  • Nicolette Johnson
  • Matthew Lewis
  • Justin Mayfield
  • Jenn McFadden
  • Alleigh Moffett
  • Aubrey Pohl
  • Ronnie Robinson
  • Shannon Shepherd
  • Kenan Simpkins
  • Imani Smith
  • Whitney White
  • Gerald Wicks
  • Anna Zollicoffer

‘One Night Only’ – February 2017 Galleries

February 25th, 2017 Comments Off on ‘One Night Only’ – February 2017 Galleries

A “One Night Only”  show was held on Feb. 23 in room 111 of Howell Hall from 6-8 p.m.

The show featured work from students Brennan Crosby (photography), Brian Ballou (graphic design) and Isabelle Cottrell (painting).


(Photos via Ronnie Robinson)

 

Renowned South American photojournalist visits MSU March 8

February 25th, 2017 Comments Off on Renowned South American photojournalist visits MSU March 8

By Karyn Brown | Mississippi State University

An Argentinian photographer recognized internationally for combining his art with humanitarian efforts will visit Mississippi State early next month.

Sebastián Suki Beláustegui comes to the university March 8 for a 6-8 p.m. address in Section U of the Colvard Student Union’s second-floor Bill R. Foster Ballroom.

Free to all, the presentation will spotlight some of his efforts to document cultural diversity, specifically among minority communities and tribes.

Also free to all is “Africa in the Americas: The Heritage of African Communities in the Americas,” an exhibit of Beláustegui’s work on display through March 24 at the art department’s Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive.

Self-taught in documentary photography, Beláustegui has extensively chronicled since 1991 life among Latin America’s minority tribes. These and his other images have been featured over the years in National Geographic, Time, Newsweek and other major publications.

His massive—more than three pounds—2003 book, “Guardians of Time: Portraits of the Spirit of Latin America,” illuminates more than two dozen native communities in eight countries. The book’s prologue is provided by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago of Portugal.

Beláustegui now is working on two additional books, “Africa in the Americas” and “Tribal People of Asia.” For more biographical information, see http://sebastian-suki-belaustegui.format.com.

“Suki’s work really tries to bring awareness about cultural diversity, and on some level, it rescues the forgotten communities around the world,” said Karina Zelaya, MSU assistant professor of Spanish.

“The thing that really sets his work apart from others is his use of light in a metaphorical sense,” she continued. “His photography looks into someone’s soul and captures their sentiment. He thinks of himself as beyond a photographer, more as a humanitarian.”

Beláustegui’s MSU visit and the related event are supported by the College of Arts and Sciences’ Institute for the Humanities and classical and modern languages and literatures department, along with the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department.

For more on the March 8 program, contact Karyn Brown, arts and sciences communication director, at 662-325-6650 or kbrown@deanas.msstate.edu.

For more on the gallery display, contact Lori Neuenfeldt, the art department’s gallery director, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

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

Photos from the lecture:

‘From the Gallery’ – February 2017

February 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on ‘From the Gallery’ – February 2017

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MSU industrial engineering senior presents ‘Children of the Mountain Kingdom’ photography exhibit

February 20th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU industrial engineering senior presents ‘Children of the Mountain Kingdom’ photography exhibit

“The Blind Shepherd” by Trey Wallace

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Photographs by an industrial engineering major at Mississippi State are on display through March 24 in the university’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

Free to all, the “Children of the Mountain Kingdom” exhibit features a series of photographs taken by Starkville native Teddy P. “Trey” Wallace during the two summers he spent working with Starkville-based nonprofit Reclaimed Project in Lesotho, South Africa.

Through the images, Wallace seeks to shed light on young people affected by extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Rather than focus on their hardships, Wallace realistically portrays the children’s optimism through their genuine smiles.

Aspiring to a career in nonprofit management, Wallace enjoys exploring his passion for photography through humanitarian documentary work.

“I believe that portraits have power. I hope that my work can help viewers connect with my subjects and elicit change,” Wallace said, adding that he is always open to conversations about his photography or humanitarian work.

For more biographical information, visit www.treywphotography.com or follow on Instagram @treywphotography.

Also free to all, a reception in Wallace’s honor takes place 5-6 p.m. Thursday [March 2] in the Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive on the edge of the Starkville campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibit hours are 1-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, as well as by appointment. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

MSU students, faculty present ‘Ciao! Travel ROME’ exhibit at Giles Hall gallery

February 18th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU students, faculty present ‘Ciao! Travel ROME’ exhibit at Giles Hall gallery

Accompanied by Professors Jamie Mixon, far left, and Brent Funderburk, far right, 14 Mississippi State students— 11 current and three alumnae—participated last summer in a study abroad program at the University of Arkansas Rome Center. Along with visiting art and architectural sites and museums in Rome and central Italy, students and their faculty mentors enjoyed trips to Florence and Orvieto. (Photo submitted by Jamie Burwell Mixon)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Italian-inspired works by 11 current students, three alumnae and two faculty members at Mississippi State are on display Feb. 20-28 in the university’s Giles Hall gallery.

Free to all, the “Ciao! Travel ROME” exhibition features paintings, drawings and posters by 14 students from Professor Brent Funderburk’s studio course, “SKETCHBOOK: Journal for Artists, Architects + Designers,” and Professor Jamie Burwell Mixon’s studio course, “TRAVEL ROME: The Poster Image.”

Under the direction of Funderburk and Mixon, the students participated last summer in a month-long, six-credit study abroad program at the University of Arkansas Rome Center. Founded as a center for architectural studies in 1989, the center is located in the 14th century Palazzo Taverna at the heart of ancient Rome. Along with visiting art and architectural sites and museums in Rome and central Italy, the students enjoyed trips to Florence and Orvieto.

Participants include (by hometown):

BAY SAINT LOUIS—Aubrey J. Pohl, a senior art/graphic design major.

BILOXI—Ian F. Green, a senior art/graphic design major.BELAIR, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston, a fall 2016 summa cum laude art/graphic design graduate.

BRANDON—Randi L. Watson, a senior art/fine arts major; and Anna R. Zollicoffer, a senior art/graphic design major.

CANTON—Daniel P. Smith, a senior architecture major.

CHELSEA, Alabama—Sarah L. Prater, a senior art/graphic design major.

FLORENCE, South Carolina—Candace B. Moreau, a fall 2016 summa cum laude computer science graduate.

HATTIESBURG—Shawna J. Williams, a senior art/fine arts and music/vocal double-major.

LUMBERTON, Texas—Samantha K. “Sami” McDougall, a senior art/graphic design major.

MADISON, Alabama—Rachel E. Patronas, a senior architecture major.

MADISON—Anna K. “Katie” Erickson, a senior art/graphic design and photography major.

OCEAN SPRINGS—Emily C. Koch, a junior art/fine arts major.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell, a fall 2016 art/graphic design graduate.

Also free to all, a public reception for the exhibit takes place 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday [Feb. 23] in the Giles Hall gallery at 889 Collegeview St. on the Starkville campus. Refreshments will be provided.

Exhibit hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

For more information on the exhibit or the CAAD ROME Study Abroad Program, contact Claire Gipson, MSU assistant professor of art, at 662-325-2970 or cgipson@caad.msstate.edu.

Part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, the Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit www.caad.msstate.edu.

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

‘TypeHike’ exhibit opens at MSU’s McComas Hall art gallery

February 13th, 2017 Comments Off on ‘TypeHike’ exhibit opens at MSU’s McComas Hall art gallery

A North Cascades National Park-inspired poster by Mississippi State Professor of Graphic Design Cassie Hester is among more than 50 works that are on display through March 3 at the university’s Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall. The posters are part of a “TypeHike” traveling exhibition commemorating the National Park Service’s centennial. (Submitted photo/by Cassie Hester)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A traveling exhibition of posters commemorating the National Park Service’s centennial are on display through March 3 at Mississippi State’s Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall.

Free to all, the “TypeHike” exhibit features posters by artists and designers seeking to bring awareness to the beauty and importance of parks around the U.S.

A 5 p.m. reception for the MSU exhibit will take place Thursday [Feb. 16] in the ground-floor gallery, whose main entrance is located off the parking lot on McComas’ east side. The reception also is free to all, and refreshments will be served.

MSU Professor of Graphic Design Cassie Hester’s poster for North Cascades National Park is among works that will be available for viewing and purchase during the reception. Proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation.

Also during the reception, MSU graphic design students will receive first-, second- and third-place prizes for original posters they created of the Natchez Trace Parkway in commemoration of the National Park Service’s centennial. Amy Genke, supervisory park ranger-interpretation for the Natchez Trace Parkway’s Jackson Branch, will present the awards on the organization’s behalf.

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary on Aug. 25, 2016. For more, visit www.nps.gov.

Exhibit hours for the McComas gallery are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as by appointment.

The campus exhibit is supported by the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department.

For more gallery information or to schedule a tour, contact Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU art department’s gallery director, 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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