Department of Art receives grant

July 11th, 2012 Comments Off on Department of Art receives grant

SOFA VivianBeer WexlerGallery Ruby Red Slipper (Anchored Candy no. 3), 2010

SOFA CHICAGO 2011 – Vivian Beer, Ruby Red Slipper (Anchored Candy No. 3), 2010 steel, automotive paint, and patina, 36 x 26 x 52,” Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Critz Campbell, a professor in the MSU Department of Art, has received a $30,000 grant.

Campbell said the money, which will be paid equally over two years, will be used for the enhancement of the 3D area and to initiate a visiting artist program.

Campbell has allocated $3,000 of the funds to the Visiting Artist Committee.

The professor also plans to take a group of 3D students to Chicago in November to The International Exhibit of Sculpture Objects and Functional Art (SOFA).

Campbell explained SOFA to be a large venue with around 200 crafts and fine art galleries exhibiting at Navy Pier.

His goal for the trip is to “help students get a sense of how they can develop themselves professionally and see what the real market is like.”

SOFA also hosts numerous seminars and lectures from prominent craftspeople, and Campbell said he would also use the opportunity to bring students to some of the many museums and other cultural exhibits Chicago has to offer.

This is the second grant the sculpture/3D area has received from the same foundation to initiate an endowment.

“I’m hoping to use this grant to get us rolling and encourage others to help us keep it going,” Campbell said.

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