Works by Bostic part of major Illinois exhibition

February 16th, 2015 Comments Off on Works by Bostic part of major Illinois exhibition

"Syd Sleeping" | Alexander Bostic

“Syd Sleeping” | Alexander Bostic

"Fire Works" | Alexander Bostic

“Fire Works” | Alexander Bostic

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Paintings by a Mississippi State art department faculty member are among a special group on display through Feb. 22 at a national juried exhibition in Illinois.

Part of the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition, two works by Associate Professor Alexander Bostic are featured at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry.

An annual event since 1970, Black Creativity is the nation’s longest-running major display of African-American art that includes paintings, drawings, fine art prints, sculpture, mixed-media, ceramics, and photography.

According to museum officials, the program seeks to inspire “African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius.” For more, see

Bostic’s entries were among than 100 submitted nationwide by professional and amateur African-American artists, including a dozen ages 14-17.

Home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program, the MSU art department is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. It offers a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Learn more at and

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