Ceramic Edition One Night Only Show held

April 28th, 2017 Comments Off on Ceramic Edition One Night Only Show held


(Photos by Ronnie Robinson)

A One Night Only Show was held Thurs., April 16 from 4-7 p.m. in Howell 111.

The show featured work by ceramics students.

Receptions held for Department of Art senior exhibits

April 27th, 2017 Comments Off on Receptions held for Department of Art senior exhibits


(images via Brent Funderburk)
BFA Fine Art Thesis

  • Colvard Student Union and McComas Galleries
  • April 13–May 6
  • Reception: April 13


(images by Kelsey Brownlee)
BFA Photo Thesis
 

  • Visual Arts Center Gallery
  • April 20–April 29
  • Reception: April 20


(images by Kelsey Brownlee)
BFA Graphic Design Thesis

  • Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery
  • April 24–28 
  • Reception: April 24

One Night Only Show Thursday

April 26th, 2017 Comments Off on One Night Only Show Thursday

Graduating fine art majors explore visual storytelling, emotion in ‘Reverie’ exhibition at MSU

April 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Graduating fine art majors explore visual storytelling, emotion in ‘Reverie’ exhibition at MSU

Cecilia Lemus of New Albany creates sculptures of ever-changing light, color and sound for the Mississippi State College of Architecture, Art and Design’s “Reverie” exhibition. Lemus is among nine graduating fine art majors whose works are being featured April 13-May 8 in the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery and Colvard Student Union Art Gallery. (Submitted photo)

By | Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Diverse works by nine graduating fine art majors at Mississippi State are on display April 13-May 8 in two university art galleries.

Free to all, the weeklong Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, “Reverie,” features images reflecting the students’ successful conclusion of research, writing, presentation and advanced studio practice, as well foundational coursework, survey, art history, academic and emphasis classes.

“Through personal experience and reflection, these nine artists have created a multimedia visual exhibition exposing their individual tragedies, hopes, fears and dreams as part of an exploration of the human condition,” said MSU senior art/fine arts major Randi L. Watson of Brandon.

An opening reception takes place at 5-6:30 p.m. April 13 in the McComas Hall Art Gallery. Student introductions will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McComas gallery and continue at 6 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s second-floor art gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided at both locations.

The “Reverie” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BAY SPRINGS—HuShawn D. Rambo.
BRANDON—Randi L. Watson.
LEXINGTON—Shaquita N. Woodson.
NATCHEZ—Chelsey V. Johnson.
NEW ALBANY—Cecilia A. Lemus.
OLIVE BRANCH—Taylor B. McGhee.
PONTOTOC—Ethan C. Ritchie.
SAGINAW, Michigan—Ki’erre Dawkins.
VICKSBURG—MiKayla M. Evans.

Exhibit hours for the McComas Hall Art Gallery are 1-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 4-5 p.m. Wednesday; Colvard Student Union Art Gallery, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

For more exhibit information, contact Brent Funderburk, MSU William L. Giles Distinguished Professor of Art, at 662-325-2970 or BFunderburk@caad.msstate.edu.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s 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.

MSU fine art, graphic design, photography student creations showcased in annual juried exhibit

April 7th, 2017 Comments Off on MSU fine art, graphic design, photography student creations showcased in annual juried exhibit

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Eleven students from Mississippi State’s Department of Art recently received top awards as part of the 45th Student Juried Exhibition at the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

The spring exhibition featured 60 works selected from nearly 250 fine art, graphic design and photography creations submitted for consideration. Included in the exhibition were 44 works by MSU students accepted into the Mississippi Collegiate Arts Competition.

Best in Show and honorable mention prizes also were presented in the fine art, graphic design and photography categories.

Fine art, graphic design and photography judges for this semester’s exhibition were, respectively, Heather Hart, a professional artist in Brooklyn, New York; Ginger Owen, associate professor of photography and intermedia at Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art; and Meena Khalili, assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Louisville.

MSU’s 2017 Student Juried Exhibition award winners include (by category):

Fine Art

—Senior art/fine arts major Cecilia A. Lemus of New Albany, Best in Show for “LED Music Chair.”

—Junior art/fine arts major Phoebe L. Fitzgerald of Decatur, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “The Great Depression.”

—Senior art/fine arts major Jordan C. Knight of Brandon, Honorable Mention for “Black Beans.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Jennifer K. McFadden of Harvest, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “White Studio Wall.”

Graphic Design

—Senior art/graphic design major Catherine M. Ranager of New Albany, Best in Show for “Gold Eagle Brewing Co.”

—Senior art/graphic design and photography major Anna K. “Katie” Erickson of Madison, Honorable Mention for “Viaggo Roma: A City of Texture and Color.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Ian F. Green of Biloxi, Honorable Mention for “Santo Spirito in Sassia.”

—Senior art/graphic design major Heather C. Hardman of Birmingham, Alabama, Honorable Mention for “Spoked Summer Ale.”

Photography

—Senior art/photography and graphic design major Ronnie B. Robinson of West Point, Best in Show for “Play Nice, Deary: Portrait Series” and Honorable Mention for “Girl With Horns.”

—Senior art/photography major Robert W. Lewis of Mayhew, Honorable Mention for “Relaxing Hunter.”

—Senior art/fine arts major Randi L. Watson of Brandon, Honorable Mention for “This is Granna. She’s Forgotten My Name.”

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s 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.

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

CAAD hosts students from Milam Elementary

November 4th, 2016 Comments Off on CAAD hosts students from Milam Elementary


The MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design hosted a field trip for Gifted and Talented classes at Milam Elementary School in Tupelo on Nov. 3.

The group of 160 was split into four groups, who visited a variety of projects throughout the day, ending with a picnic-style lunch in the Giles Amphitheater.

  • The class visited Professor Robert Long in the ceramics studio for a tour of the facilities, including the glazing process and kiln. The group was also treated to demonstrations by students, faculty and community volunteers before being able to get their hands dirty and work with the clay.
  • The group also toured the School of Architecture in Giles Hall and did several hands-on projects with current students, including making chairs out of giant blocks, playing Giant Jenga and competing to see which group could put together a 3D puzzle house first.
  • The college was joined by a group from MSU’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts for a Wood Magic Activity. Edward Entsminger and his crew taught students about various properties of wood and presented several demonstrations. The group made guesses about the strength of a toothpick-sized piece of wood and watched in amazement as Entsminger loaded nearly 300 pounds into a bucket it supported. Students then turned small red oak billets into bubble blowers as part of a demonstration of wood properties, including density, hardness and permeability.
  • Finally, students were treated to a private viewing of the current exhibit on display at the Depot Art Gallery, “Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints.” Students were then challenged to create their own drawings, following instructions by art faculty members Lori Neuenfeldt and Matthew Gordon.

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.

Registration open for MSU summer art camp

April 28th, 2016 Comments Off on Registration open for MSU summer art camp

High school students age 16 and up, as well as incoming Mississippi State freshmen, are invited to the university art department’s INvision summer camp. The annual event takes place June 13-17.

High school students age 16 and up, as well as incoming Mississippi State freshmen, are invited to the university art department’s INvision summer camp. The annual event takes place June 13-17.

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s art department again is inviting creative upper-level high school students to participate in its annual INvision summer camp.

Taking place June 13-17, the visual arts experience is designed for students age 16 and older, including incoming freshmen at the university.

Now in its fourth year, the program offers an enriching introductory for both specific academic programs and post-graduate career paths in the studio fields of art and design.

Because camp space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, applications may be obtained by contacting the department office at 662-325-2970 or visiting www.caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/in-vision/.

The $595 admission includes a non-refundable $100 filing fee that must accompany each application. Due by May 30, the remaining amount covers the cost of workshops, instruction, supplies, room and board, equipment fees and a meal card.

Campers will be housed in campus residence halls under the supervision of qualified counselors and resident advisers.

INvision is among MSU academic summer camps with tuition support for seventh-12th grade public school students in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties provided by the Tupelo-based CREATE Foundation’s Toyota Wellspring Education Fund.

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

Art-related career opportunities also will be discussed by professional sculptors, graphic designers, illustrators, interior designers, fashion designers and landscape architects. MSU faculty members and currently enrolled majors will make additional presentations.

At week’s end, camper-produced works will be featured at the department’s Visual Arts Center Gallery at 808 University Drive. Exhibit admission is free to all.

For additional information about 2016 INvision, contact Nicole Jackson at 662-325-2970 or njackson@caad.msstate.edu.

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.

For a list of other MSU summer camps with CREATE-provided tuition support, visit www.createfoundation.com/toyota-wellspring-fund.

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Department of Art holds BFA fine art thesis exhibit reception

April 22nd, 2016 Comments Off on Department of Art holds BFA fine art thesis exhibit reception


(Photos by Aaron McElfish)

A reception was held on April 21 for works by eleven graduating fine art majors at Mississippi State are on display through April 28 in two university art galleries.

Free and open to all, the weeklong Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, “Epitome,” features images reflecting the students’ successful conclusion of research, writing, presentation and advanced studio practice, as well foundational coursework, survey, art history, academic and emphasis classes.

Read more about the exhibition.

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