‘TypeHike’ exhibit opens at MSU’s McComas Hall art gallery

February 13th, 2017 Comments Off on ‘TypeHike’ exhibit opens at MSU’s McComas Hall art gallery

A North Cascades National Park-inspired poster by Mississippi State Professor of Graphic Design Cassie Hester is among more than 50 works that are on display through March 3 at the university’s Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall. The posters are part of a “TypeHike” traveling exhibition commemorating the National Park Service’s centennial. (Submitted photo/by Cassie Hester)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A traveling exhibition of posters commemorating the National Park Service’s centennial are on display through March 3 at Mississippi State’s Department of Art Gallery in McComas Hall.

Free to all, the “TypeHike” exhibit features posters by artists and designers seeking to bring awareness to the beauty and importance of parks around the U.S.

A 5 p.m. reception for the MSU exhibit will take place Thursday [Feb. 16] in the ground-floor gallery, whose main entrance is located off the parking lot on McComas’ east side. The reception also is free to all, and refreshments will be served.

MSU Professor of Graphic Design Cassie Hester’s poster for North Cascades National Park is among works that will be available for viewing and purchase during the reception. Proceeds will benefit the National Park Foundation.

Also during the reception, MSU graphic design students will receive first-, second- and third-place prizes for original posters they created of the Natchez Trace Parkway in commemoration of the National Park Service’s centennial. Amy Genke, supervisory park ranger-interpretation for the Natchez Trace Parkway’s Jackson Branch, will present the awards on the organization’s behalf.

The National Park Service celebrated its 100th anniversary on Aug. 25, 2016. For more, visit www.nps.gov.

Exhibit hours for the McComas gallery are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as by appointment.

The campus exhibit is supported by the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department.

For more gallery information or to schedule a tour, contact Lori Neuenfeldt, the MSU art department’s gallery director, at 662-325-2973 or LNeuenfeldt@caad.msstate.edu.

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

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