‘GLITCH’ reception to be held Friday

April 13th, 2017 Comments Off on ‘GLITCH’ reception to be held Friday

The GLITCH reception will be held Fri., April 14 from 6 until 9 p.m. upstairs at Central Station Grill!

We will announce the door prizes and category winners at 7 pm.

This is a one night only, special exhibition for the GLITCH 2017!

Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

November 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

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Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor “Half Dozen” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.halfdozenmsu.com.

A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Thursday [Dec. 1] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served. Note: The reception is canceled due to inclement weather.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.”

The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston.

GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem.

JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou.

MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

Additional gallery information is available from Powney at 662-325-2970 or suzanne@blackdogletterpress.com.

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.

Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

November 23rd, 2016 Comments Off on Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor “Half Dozen” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit www.halfdozenmsu.com.

A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Tuesday [Nov. 29] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.”

The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston.

GREENVILLE—Adey A. Efrem.

JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou.

MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

Additional gallery information is available from Powney at 662-325-2970 or suzanne@blackdogletterpress.com.

Michelangelo, ‘David’ to share spotlight in MSU program

September 15th, 2016 Comments Off on Michelangelo, ‘David’ to share spotlight in MSU program

Victor Coonin (Photo submitted)

Victor Coonin (Photo submitted)

By Karyn Brown

An internationally recognized authority on one of the greatest artists of all time—and, arguably, his greatest creation—will speak Sept. 21 at Mississippi State University.

“Michelangelo’s David: From Renaissance Icon to Modern Activist” is the title of Victor Coonin’s address to begin at 4 p.m. in Foster Ballroom U of the Colvard Student Union.

Free and open to all, the event is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities’ 2016-17 Distinguished Lecture Series and the Department of Art.

Coonin will highlight research undertaken for his 2014 book-length monograph titled “From Marble to Flesh: The Biographies of Michelangelo’s David” (Florentine Press). He is the James F. Ruffin Professor of Art History at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he has taught since 1995.

Over his professional career, Coonin has been honored with a number of scholarships from the prestigious J. William Fulbright, Samuel H. Kress and Andrew W. Mellon foundations. His writings on Italian Renaissance art have been featured in such major journals as the Burlington Magazine, Metropolitan Museum Journal and Artibus et Historiae.

In addition to a doctorate from Rutgers University, he holds a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s study-abroad campus in Florence, Italy, and a bachelor’s from Oberlin College. For more biographical information, visit www.rhodes.edu/bio/cooninv.

“It is a great honor to have Professor Coonin share his expertise about one of the most important works in human history,” said art department head Angie E. Bourgeois. His presentation “promises to cause us to think critically about the evolving impact of Michelangelo’s David on cultures from its creation in the Renaissance to our own time.”

William Anthony Hay, Institute for the Humanities director, said Coonin’s professional work epitomizes “how an iconic artwork develops a life of its own as successive generations bring to it their own understandings.

“We are delighted to have him open the distinguished lecture series for the 2016-17 academic year,” Hay added.

MSU’s Institute for the Humanities is a unit of the College of Arts and Sciences, while the art department is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. For more on each, see www.ih.msstate.edu and www.caad.msstate.edu/art

Other details about Coonin’s campus visit is available from Hay at whay@history.msstate.edu or Bourgeois at abourgeois@caad.msstate.edu. Karyn Brown, College of Arts and Sciences communications director, may be reached at kbrown@deanas.msstate.edu or 662-325-7952.

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

Students in Graphic Design Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney designed a poster to advertise the lecture:
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MSU spring student exhibit showcases fine art, graphic design, photography creations

March 29th, 2016 Comments Off on MSU spring student exhibit showcases fine art, graphic design, photography creations

“Hymnal Chapel” by sophomore art/photography major Kenan M. Simpkins from Madison, is among 79 student creations being featured March 31-April 8 in the MSU art department’s student juried exhibition. (Submitted photo by Kenan Simpkins)

“Hymnal Chapel” by sophomore art/photography major Kenan M. Simpkins from Madison, is among 79 student creations being featured March 31-April 8 in the MSU art department’s student juried exhibition. (Submitted photo by Kenan Simpkins)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

The Mississippi State art department’s 44th Student Juried Exhibition opens Thursday [March 31] at the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

Free to all, the ground-floor exhibition through April 8 features 79 works selected from nearly 350 fine art, graphic design and photography creations submitted for consideration.

A public reception for the exhibitors will be held 5-6 p.m. on March 31 in the same location. Light refreshments will be provided.

Best in Show and honorable mention prizes will be presented in the fine art, graphic design and photography categories. Many of the students’ works will be available for purchase.

Fine art, graphic design and photography judges for this semester’s exhibition were, respectively, Ryan Cobourn, a New York painter, designer and photographer; James Louis Walker, a multidisciplinary graphic designer and educator in Texas; and Laura Larson, an Ohio-based photographer.

MSU’s art department is part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design. The McComas art gallery is among several departmental venues regularly featuring traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists.

Special gallery hours for the exhibition in McComas Hall are 1-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, as well as by appointment.

For additional information on this latest exhibit, contact Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator of the MSU art department’s gallery and outreach programs, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

Award-winning vocalist, painter brings her many talents to MSU

February 29th, 2016 Comments Off on Award-winning vocalist, painter brings her many talents to MSU

Kathy Kosins (Photo by Laurie Tennent)

Kathy Kosins (Photo by Laurie Tennent)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Kathy Kosins is a jazz singer and artist recognized internationally for incorporating her painting talents into live performances.

Monday and Tuesday [Feb. 29 and March 1], the award-winning Michigan native’s creative talents will be featured at Mississippi State University.

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Kosins headlines a free concert that also includes the MSU Jazz and Choral ensembles, as well as Five Guys Who Improvise, a student jazz combo. The concert takes place in the McComas Hall theater.

Earlier in the day, she will lead a free, open-to-all 10 a.m. presentation in the Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall on South Hardy Road. Titled “Gainful Employment—Hustling the Gig,” the session will focus on professional networking and client identification techniques, among other career topics.

Tuesday, she leads two programs for art and music students. Also free to all, they include:

—9:30 a.m., in Music Building B on Morrill Road, a jazz singer clinic on how to sell the story within a song and build repertoire, as well as jazz-specific performance practices.

—Noon, 209 Freeman Hall (painting/life drawing studio), “Improvisation on Canvas,” a painting demonstration featuring jazz music and focusing on creativity and freedom of expression. Freeman is located on Barr Avenue, across from Davis Wade Stadium.

Kosins, a Mahogany Jazz recording artist, has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the most alluring voices in jazz.” Since becoming a professional in the mid-1970s, she has been recognized with multiple songwriting awards by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP.

In addition, Kosins has been honored as the Michigan Council for the Arts’ jazz composer of the year and received a number of grants from Creative Many Michigan (formerly ArtServe Michigan), the state’s leading arts and cultural advocacy organization. For more, visit www.kathykosins.com.

Her campus performance and related events are made possible with support from MSU Bands and the music department’s choral activities program in the College of Education, as well as the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU Lyceum Series and Starkville Area Arts Council.

‘Salvaged Splendor’ exhibit opens Feb. 17

February 16th, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Salvaged Splendor’ exhibit opens Feb. 17

“Europe” by senior art/fine arts major Christina D. McField of Madison is among works on display Feb. 17-March 10 as part of the “Salvaged Splendor” exhibit in MSU’s Colvard Student Union Art Gallery. (Photo submitted/Brad Ward)

“Europe” by senior art/fine arts major Christina D. McField of Madison is among works on display Feb. 17-March 10 as part of the “Salvaged Splendor” exhibit in MSU’s Colvard Student Union Art Gallery. (Photo submitted/Brad Ward)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A celebration of special beauty found in overlooked items of everyday life begins Wednesday [Feb. 17] at Mississippi State’s Colvard Student Union Art Gallery.

Free to all through March 10, the “Salvaged Splendor” collection of university student art features creations made with salvaged objects from old homes and buildings.

Participating artists include members of such campus groups as the ACCESS program, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Music Maker Productions and Student Association.

All exhibition works may be purchased, with proceeds going to the Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity’s Maroon Edition House program.

A 5-6 p.m. opening reception Wednesday also is free to all in the second-floor gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

In addition to the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department, the exhibit is made possible by the Center for Student Activities and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity. Additional support comes from the MSU Maroon Edition Committee.

The Colvard gallery is among several campus venues that regularly feature traveling art exhibits, student shows, and group and solo displays by professional artists.

Additional information on this and other exhibits is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

MSU’s art department is home to 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).

More about campus art galleries is found at bit.ly/MSUArtGalleriesFB.

Surrealism exhibit opens at MSU this month

January 8th, 2016 Comments Off on Surrealism exhibit opens at MSU this month

“Etcetera Etcetera” by Michigan artist Jay Garfinkle is among more than 30 works by American and Portuguese artists to be featured in Mississippi State’s “Luso-American Surrealism from the 21st Century” exhibit.

“Etcetera Etcetera” by Michigan artist Jay Garfinkle is among more than 30 works by American and Portuguese artists to be featured in Mississippi State’s “Luso-American Surrealism from the 21st Century” exhibit.

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Works by more than 20 contemporary American and Portuguese artists will be on display Jan. 21-Feb. 19 in Mississippi State’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the “Luso-American Surrealism from the 21st Century” exhibit features more than 30 paintings, drawings and sculpture creations exploring the popular art movement.

Lori Neuenfeldt, the university art department’s coordinator for gallery and outreach programs, described surrealism as a visual expression of dreams or play with reality. Spanish artist Salvador Dali (1904-89)—whose melting clocks are pop-culture icons—remains the best-known representative of the creative movement dating from the early 20th century, she added.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

Also free to all, an opening reception for the exhibit takes place 5-6 p.m. Jan. 21 in the second-floor gallery at the MSU Welcome Center. Refreshments will be provided.

“Antipodes,” a large pen-and-ink drawing combining the talents of 14 artists, will be on display during the reception.

Additionally, visitors will have opportunities to meet artists Shahla Rosa of California and Joe MacGown of Starkville during a casual talk at noon on the 22nd, also in the gallery.

Other featured artists in the exhibit include Jay Garfinkle of Michigan; France Garrido and Olga Spiegal of New York; Victor Lages, Santiago Ribeiro and Francisco Urbano of Portugal; K.D. Matheson of Nevada; Patrick McGrath Muniz of Texas; and Laurie Burton, also of Starkville.

In addition to the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department and Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, the exhibit is made possible with support from the Portugal-based International Surrealism Now, as well as the local Chalet Arts supply store and frame shop.

The Cullis Wade Depot is located just west of Davis Wade Stadium. Situated above the Welcome Center office, its gallery is among several art department venues that regularly feature traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists.

Additional information on this and other exhibits is available from Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2973 orLNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

 

MSU alumnus endows, inaugurates art department lecture series

October 12th, 2015 Comments Off on MSU alumnus endows, inaugurates art department lecture series

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By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State’s College of Architecture, Art and Design will serve Thursday [Oct. 15] as the inaugural guest speaker for a new lecture series he and his wife are endowing at the university.

With their $25,000 donation to the MSU Foundation, Eric and Gina Yonge have established the Eric and Gina Yonge Lecture Series in the university’s art department. The purpose of the series is to prepare fine arts students for life after college by engaging them in thoughtful discussions about how to market themselves and their talents.

Free to all, Yonge’s presentation titled “ReVision” takes place at 3 p.m. in Giles Hall’s Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium.

President and creative director of Kennesaw, Georgia-based EYStudios, Yonge will advise students on how to effectively become a critical part of any organization, as well as develop business leadership potential.

Since its inception more than a decade ago, the e-commerce brand development company has specialized in user experience and product merchandising. For more, see www.eystudios.com.

Additional details about Yonge’s campus visit are available from Angi Bourgeois, associate professor and interim art department head, at 662-325-2970 or ABourgeois@caad.msstate.edu.

Kansas State professor to present public lecture

October 12th, 2015 Comments Off on Kansas State professor to present public lecture

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Among the works Douglas N. Dow will discuss during his Thursday [Oct. 15] presentation is Bernardino Poccetti’s The Funeral of Alberto Avogadro from Cabinet des Dessins, Louvre.

Douglas N. Dow, associate professor of art history at Kansas State University, will give a public lecture titled “Never adequately praised: Bernardino Poccetti’s Lost Paintings at Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence” on Thurs., Oct. 15 at 8 a.m. in Griffis Hall, Forum Room, 4th Floor.

Dow’s research interests focus on issues of collective patronage, the production and consumption of art by non-elites, and the professional and social networks of artists and patrons in late 16th century Italy. His interest in the intersection of digital technologies, popular culture, and the history of Renaissance art led to an article on the presence of anachronistic architectural monuments in the video game “Assassin’s Creed II.”

At Kansas State, Dow teaches introductory art history courses, as well as upper-level courses on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art. He also had led several summer study-abroad programs in Italy.

Read the story by Sasha Steinberg at msstate.edu.

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