Exhibit by Chicago artist featured through Nov. 7

October 27th, 2014 Comments Off on Exhibit by Chicago artist featured through Nov. 7

2014_09_18__2014_09_18_123000By Sasha Steinberg | MSU Public Affairs

Works of a visiting artist-in-residence are on display through Nov. 8 at Mississippi State’s Visual Arts Center Gallery on University Drive.

Free and open to the public, the university exhibition titled “Migration and Other Natural History Phenomena” features nature-inspired illustrations by Chicago-based watercolor artist Peggy Macnamara.

Also free to all, an opening reception takes place 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday [Sept. 18] in the VAC Gallery at 808 University Dr.

In addition to serving since 1990 as artist-in-residence at the internationally famous Field Museum of Natural History, Macnamara is a professor of scientific illustration at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. An SAIC alumna and author of five books, she also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in art history from, respectively, Manhattanville College in New York and the University of Chicago. For more, visit www.peggymacnamara.com.

At 3:30 p.m. Friday [the 19th], she will give a free watercolor technique demonstration at the Wise Center, home of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

“Attendees will get to see different kinds of animal specimens found in the CVM’s lab, similar to those Macnamara paints regularly at the Field Museum,” said Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator for gallery and outreach programs.

The exhibition and related programs are made possible through a Mississippi Arts Commission grant and additional support from the Starkville Area Arts Council and MSU’s colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Architecture, Art and Design.

One of several Mississippi State art department venues, the Visual Arts Center Gallery regularly features traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists, among other special events. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

For details about current and future art department events, contact Lori Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

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