From the Gallery – February 2018

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First spring 2018 ‘One Night Only’ show has good turnout

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Photos via Elizabeth Gammill

The first “One Night Only” show for the spring was held on Feb. 16 and had a good turnout.

Featured work was by students Dion Coleman, Malik Henley and Moesha Wright.


Department of Art holds annual Academic Insight event

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(Photos by Kelsey Brownlee and Carly Melton)

On Sat., Feb. 17, the College of Architecture, Art and Design held Academic Insight, an annual event for admitted MSU students and their guests.

The event is meant to help students get a better understanding of the programs within the college and is a chance for students to meet other incoming students, current students and professors.

After a department fair, students and their guests had a chance to mingle with current students and faculty over breakfast before Dean Jim West presented an overview of the college.

After the presentation, the group split up into the four college units – architecture, art, interior design and building construction science – and went to those facilities for a “breakout session.”

During the sessions, parents had a chance to meet with the program directors and faculty while students worked on an activity meant to give them a glimpse into their program.

Students interested in art worked with Professors Alex Bostic and Zach Koch along with current art student volunteers on a self-portrait drawing.

Reception held for ‘Hatch Show Print’ exhibit

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(Photos by Kelsey Brownlee)

A reception was held for  “Hatch Show Print” on Feb. 15.

A working letterpress print shop located in Nashville since 1879, HSP uses its vast collection to educate diverse audiences and to create iconic designs that express and commemorate America’s evolving cultural identity.

The exhibition will be on display in the Visual Arts Center Gallery, 808 University Drive, until March 2.

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Department of Art celebrates 50 years at MSU with spring exhibitions

February 8th, 2018 Comments Off on Department of Art celebrates 50 years at MSU with spring exhibitions

By | Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is celebrating its art department’s 50th anniversary with two spring exhibitions showcasing works by Bulldog art graduates.

“The Department of Art is proud of its history and legacy,” said MSU Professor and Art Department Head Angi Bourgeois. “Our 50th anniversary exhibitions highlight the amazing impact of a creative education on generations of artists, photographers and designers, as well as the significant cultural role the department and university have played and continue to play for the broader community through our permanent collection and exhibition program.”

On display through April 21 in the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, the exhibition “Statements: 50 Years of Making” features more than 120 graphic designs, paintings, drawings, photographs and ceramic and mixed media creations by 105 MSU art graduates.

Guest juror and MSU alumnus Wesley Stuckey selected works for the exhibition, which is available for viewing 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. A Mississippi native, Stuckey currently runs his own studio practice in Baltimore, Maryland, working as a designer and printmaker while also teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

“This exhibition is an incredible display of recent work showing the success our alumni have had since their graduation and the impact they are making on the world,” said MSU Department of Art Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt. “Art grads are professional illustrators and designers, obtaining art or visual director positions in retail and marketing fields, and many attended graduate school and are now teachers and professors.”

A 50th anniversary reunion and exhibition reception will take place the evening of April 19. All MSU art alumni are welcome and encouraged to visit for more information.

Open through March 4 at the Colvard Student Union Art Gallery, the exhibition “Collect 50: Celebrating 50 Years of Collecting in the Department of Art” showcases more than 20 pieces of art by former students and current and former faculty, as well as purchased pieces and donated works.

With items dating from 1970 through 2010, “Collect 50” highlights the diverse styles and media found in the department’s collection. Visitors are welcome from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, to see works by Jane Abrams, Marion L. Brown, Ken Clifford, Katherine Holmes, and a photograph by Arthur Leonard Farley, who served as art department head for many years.

Neuenfeldt said Farley’s most recognizable work is the bronze Bulldog sculpture that was installed in 1970 on the north side of the Colvard Student Union. Additionally, MSU’s Cobb Institute of Archaeology features stone and marble relief panels of prehistoric designs replicated by Farley in 1973.

For more about the Department of Art’s 50th anniversary and related events, contact Lori Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2970 or

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From the Gallery – January 2018

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In this episode of From the Gallery, Mississippi State University Department of Art Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt discusses “Hatch Show Print” – on display through February at the Visual Arts Center Gallery – with graphic design Professor Jamie Mixon.

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