MSU alumni return for Department of Art’s creative education, careers panel

April 19th, 2018 Comments Off on MSU alumni return for Department of Art’s creative education, careers panel

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Reinforcing Mississippi State’s commitment to prepare students to become leaders in their chosen professions, five alumni are returning Friday [April 20] to share their success stories during the Department of Art’s Eric and Gina Yonge Lecture Series.

Taking place at 9:30 a.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s second-floor Bill R. Foster Ballroom, the “Creative Education to Creative Careers” panel discussion is part of the art department’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event is moderated by Starkville native and MSU alumnus Eric Yonge, president and creative director of Kennesaw, Georgia-based EYStudios, a leading e-commerce brand development firm.

With a $25,000 donation to the MSU Foundation, Yonge and his wife, Gina, established the lecture series in 2015 to engage fine arts students in thoughtful discussions on how to market themselves and their talents.

“This event is a great opportunity for students across our department, college and university to see and hear from five alumni who have translated their college education into professional careers,” said Angi Bourgeois, MSU art department professor and head.

In addition to Yonge, panelists include:

—Jerry Jackson, a 1989 MSU art/fine arts graduate who has been a photo editor for The Baltimore Sun since 1996. Prior to moving to Baltimore, he worked as a photo editor for the Houston Post and at the Union Democrat in Sonora, California. He also studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri. For more, visit http://www.baltimoresun.com/bal-jerry-jackson-20150320-staff.html.

—Kristen Ley, a 2007 MSU art/graphic design graduate who also minored in marketing. Following graduation, she and fellow MSU classmate Catherine Yerger opened Cultigraphic Creative to explore their shared passion for art and design through projects for various clients. In 2011, Ley purchased a 1925 10 x 15 Chandler and Price letterpress and opened Thimblepress gift shop in Jackson. The name is derived from a collection of thimbles she has acquired during her travels since childhood. For more, visit https://www.thimblepress.com/meet-kristen?v=7516fd43adaa.

—Wesley Stuckey, a Baltimore, Maryland-based designer, printmaker and educator whose work has been featured in various publications and exhibitions across the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest. In addition to traditional print design and printmaking, his work focuses on branding, illustration and environmental graphics, with occasional interactive projects for the web. A 2008 MSU art/graphic design and printmaking graduate, Stuckey teaches branding, typography, hand-letter, web design and basic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he earned a master’s in fine art in 2011. Stuckey also teaches at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and runs his own design studio practice. He served as a juror for the art department’s recent 50th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition. For more, visit http://wesleystuckey.com/about.

—Adam Trest, a watercolorist who owns Adam Trest Home retail store in Laurel. He graduated in 2009 with an MSU bachelor’s in art/painting and a minor in architectural design. He often is inspired by the native flora and fauna, as well as the historical districts around Mississippi. For more, visit www.adamtrest.com.

Additional information about the Department of Art’s 50th anniversary celebration is available by contacting Bourgeois at 662-325-8926 or ABourgeois@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 and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

 

2017 Guggenheim Fellow Joseph DeLappe discusses work

March 28th, 2018 Comments Off on 2017 Guggenheim Fellow Joseph DeLappe discusses work

Photo by Kelsey Brownlee

Joseph DeLappe, Professor of Games and Tactical Media at Abertay University and a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, delivered a discussion on his collection of works that disrupt social and political norms on Wed., March 21 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Colvard Student Union’s Fowlkes Auditorium

“DeLappe’s work on gaming art, electromechanical installation and digital performance critically examines themes pertaining to surveillance, military occupation/technology and online interaction/connectivity. In dead-in-iraq (2006) DeLappe created an avatar to occupy the online gaming site, America’s Army. The piece served as an online intervention, using passive disruption of game play. He used the online message board within the game to type the names of US causalities from the Iraq War. Recently, he collaborated on Killbox, an interactive computer game that examines the use and after-effects of UAV/drone warfare (with the Biome Collective in Scotland). Killbox was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) as “Best Computer Game.”

Reviews of his work have appeared in The New York Times, Art in America, and numerous articles and books. He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC, and The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio. He has authored two book chapters, including “The Gandhi Complex: The Mahatma in Second Life” in Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, (New York, Routledge 2011) and “Playing Politics: Machinima as Live Performance and Document” in Understanding Machinima Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds (London, UK, Continuum 2012). Previously, DeLappe directed the Digital Media program at the University of Nevada-Reno for over two decades.

Additional Artist Info: www.delappe.net

Reception held for ‘Hatch Show Print’ exhibit

February 17th, 2018 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Hatch Show Print’ exhibit

(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.

Read more: http://caad.msstate.edu/wpmu/artnews/historic-print/

From the Gallery – November 2017

December 5th, 2017 Comments Off on From the Gallery – November 2017

From The Gallery November 2017 from CAADatMSU on Vimeo.

Mississippi State University Department of Art Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt talks with visiting artist Susie Ganch.

One Night Only show held for 2017 Emerging Craftsperson Resident

November 15th, 2017 Comments Off on One Night Only show held for 2017 Emerging Craftsperson Resident

(Photos via Kenan Simpkins)
 
 
The show ended the jewelry artist’s fall stay at the university during which time he created new works of art while interacting with faculty and students.

The MSU Emerging Craftsperson Residency Program is funded with a grant provided by Arkansas-based nonprofit Windgate Charitable Trust. 

 Read more about Parnham’s stay here. 

Susie Ganch Exhibition Reception held in Visual Arts Center Gallery

November 12th, 2017 Comments Off on Susie Ganch Exhibition Reception held in Visual Arts Center Gallery

By Kesley Brownlee

A reception for the “How Soon is Now?” Work by Susie Ganch exhibit was held from 5-6 p.m. on Nov.9 in the Visual Arts Center Gallery.  It was funded in part by the Starkville Area Arts Council Community Grant.

The reception had a great turn out and featured some of Ganch’s work that was shown in her artist talk that was held the previous morning from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Robert and Freda Harrison Auditorium in Giles Hall.

Second Emerging Craftsperson Resident to showcase work Nov. 9

November 6th, 2017 Comments Off on Second Emerging Craftsperson Resident to showcase work Nov. 9

 

 

The MSU Emerging Craftsperson Residency Program is funded with a grant provided by Arkansas-based nonprofit Windgate Charitable Trust. 

Bryan Parnham has been hard at work this semester creating new works of art while interacting with faculty and students.

“This opportunity allowed me to try things in my work I’ve been thinking about for years,” said the artist. “MSU and the Windgate Foundation provided invaluable resources and freedom to explore new ideas.”

Parnham recently taught a workshop to two art classes on ‘marquetry’ techniques – a process of cutting and arranging veneer to achieve a pattern. Each student made a number of samples and mounted their final piece on a sheet of bronze as a brooch.

“It’s been a pleasure to intermittently share demos and lectures,” he said. “I think this program is doing something important by putting young, professional artists in front of students.”

Parnham’s residency will conclude with a 6:30  p.m. show and reception Thurs., Nov. 9 in the university’s Howell Building sculpture studio. The event is free to all, and refreshments will be served.

Parnham began his jewelry practice in 2011 while attending the Virginia Commonwealth University, Craft/Material Studies Department. He served as a Penland Core Fellow from 2014-2016.

For more information on MSU’s Emerging Craftsperson Residency Program, contact Critz Campbell at 662-275-1064 or CCampbell@caad.msstate.edu.

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. 

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Noted painter to give lecture and workshop on MSU campus

October 13th, 2017 Comments Off on Noted painter to give lecture and workshop on MSU campus

“Reflections in Marseilles, France” (18″ x 24″, on linen) | Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

By Brent Funderburk

Matthew Lee, plein air painter and architect, will lecture and give a student workshop on the Mississippi State University campus in October. Lee is an alumnus of MSU where he received a BA in Architecture with a minor in Art in 1989.

Lee will present a public lecture “In Colored Air: Painting in the Heart of Nature” from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Fazio Jury Room of Giles Hall (first floor, CAAD/Architecture Building) on Thurs., Oct. 26. The illustrated talk is free of charge.

Born in Paris, France, Lee’s childhood years gave him the opportunity to see the art and architecture of the Louvre, the Versailles Palace, the painter’s square at Montmartre, cathedrals, the European countryside and shore, and many other landmarks. The rich culture of France was deeply imprinted on his life. Lee was a U. S. Fulbright Scholar in 1991-1992 where he studied temples murals and architecture in Sri Lanka. He will bring this love of the landscape, color and outdoor painting into a three-day en plein air workshop with advanced painting students from Oct. 24–26. Samples of his artwork may be seen at matthewleestudio.com.

In addition to his interest in painting, Lee is also a licensed architect and practiced architecture full time for 22 years prior to launching a full-time art business in Memphis, Tenn.

The lecture and workshop is supported by the Mississippi State University Department of Art; the College of Architecture, Art and Design; and MSU painting concentration students.

For more information, please contact Brent Funderburk, W. L. Giles Professor of Art, 662-325-2970, bfunderburk@caad.sstate.edu.

See the story at msstate.edu.

Read the story in The Columbus Dispatch.

Read the story about the workshop in The Starkville Daily News.

Reception held for ‘Symbols of Our State’ exhibit

September 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Symbols of Our State’ exhibit

(Images by Kelsey Brownlee)

A reception was held on Sept. 22 in the Old Main Resource Building Gallery at Mississippi State University for “Symbols of Our State: A Walk through Mississippi Culture and Industry,” a Museums and Galleries Bicentennial Exhibit.

Objects, images, and curatorial interpretation of items from our collections that reflect the history and diversity of the state of Mississippi. The first portion of the exhibit will display examples of official state symbols, while the second half of the exhibit will focus on the economic resources, industry and cultural diversity that have shaped Mississippi into what it is today.

Reception held for ‘Narratives of the Land’ Exhibit

September 11th, 2017 Comments Off on Reception held for ‘Narratives of the Land’ Exhibit

A reception was held on Thursday [Sept. 7], a 5 p.m. in the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery for “Narratives of the Land,” an exhibit featuring quintessential scenes of Mississippi landscapes created by artists Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-65), Ke Francis (1945-), William “Bill” Dunlap (1944-) and Eudora Welty (1909-2001).

The exhibition is one of twelve celebrating the Magnolia State’s bicentennial and will be on display through Sept. 29. Read more here.

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