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

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.

‘One Night Only’ – March 2017

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


(Photos via Ronnie Robinson)

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

The show featured work from Jenni Kilburn (photography), Joseph H. MacGown (fine art) and Phoebe Fitzgerald (drawing).

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.

Reception held for ‘Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints’ exhibit

October 28th, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints’ exhibit


(Photos by Aaron McElfish)

A reception was held for the current exhibit on display on the second-floor exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center on Thurs., Oct. 27.

Peri Schwartz’s paintings, drawings and print creations will remain on display through Nov. 5.

Read more about the exhibit.

 

‘Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints’ exhibit opens at MSU

October 20th, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Peri Schwartz: Paintings • Drawings • Prints’ exhibit opens at MSU

“Bottles & Jars XXXVI” is among works by New York artist Peri Schwartz that are on display through Nov. 5 at Mississippi State’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. In her paintings, drawings and prints, Schwartz focuses on composition and the interplay of color, light and space.

“Bottles & Jars XXXVI” is among works by New York artist Peri Schwartz that are on display through Nov. 5 at Mississippi State’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. In her paintings, drawings and prints, Schwartz focuses on composition and the interplay of color, light and space.

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Paintings, drawings and print creations by a New York artist are on display through Nov. 5 at Mississippi State’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center features Peri Schwartz’s works focused on composition and the interplay of color, light and space.

Reared in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of New York’s Queens borough, Schwartz currently lives and works in the southeastern city of New Rochelle, New York. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts and also holds a Master of Fine Arts from Queens College. Her work is featured in numerous public and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. For more biographical information, visit www.perischwartz.com.

From 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday [Oct. 27], Schwartz will give an artist talk in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall for MSU students and other interested members of the campus and local communities.

Also on Thursday, a 5 p.m. public reception in Schwartz’s honor will be held in the Cullis Wade gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition and related events are made possible by MSU’s Department of Art, home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program.

Regular Cullis Wade gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, visit bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

Additional gallery information is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, the art department’s gallery director, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

See the story in The Columbus Dispatch.

Reception held for ‘Artists of the Armory Show’

October 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Artists of the Armory Show’

(Photos by Aaron McElfish)

A reception was held recently for an exhibit titled “Artists of the Armory Show: Selections from the Mississippi Museum of Art,” which features 30 paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures by such well-known artists as George Bellows (1882-1925), Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928), William Glackens (1870-1938), Childe Hassam (1859-1935), Edward Hopper (1882-1967), John Sloan (1871-1951), and James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

These works by several of the biggest names in American modern art are will remain on display through Nov. 11 at Mississippi State’s Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall.

Another One Night Only show held

October 7th, 2016 Comments Off on Another One Night Only show held

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(photos by Aaron McElfish)

A “One Night Only” exhibition featuring MSU Department of Art students Anna Zollicoffer, Carly Melton and Kenan Simpkins was held on Thurs., Sept. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Howell Hall Metal Shop (room 111).

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