Summer 2013


Department of Art reaches out with MSU Arts Inclusion

The Department of Art has begun outreach efforts between the Department and the greater MSU and Starkville community that have been dubbed MSU Arts Inclusion. Outreach began with art projects with the Boys & Girls Club and have been growing. New faculty member Adrienne Callander started the Fiber Arts Club in the fall that is framed upon community-based learning. The group often partners with  The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild. Lori Neuenfeldt, coordinator for the Visual Arts Center and outreach programs, has also been working to grow art outreach through other relationships in the community. Neuenfeldt believes in leading by example and currently sits on the board of the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) and is chair of the SAAC Art in Public Places Committee. “This is one of the many ways we can get students and community connected,” she said. “The Arts in Public Places shows at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership are one of the places students show their work and allow the community to see the skills practiced by young artists.” Department of Art students are also volunteering with the SAAC.

This summer, the Department of Art will launch a weeklong summer program for high school students wanting the complete artistic experience. In-Vision: MSU Visual Arts Summer Program will run from June 7-14 and will be an exciting, intensive introduction to the studio fields of art and design. Participants in the program will work hands-on creating art in classes taught by faculty and professionals in fields such as sculpture, graphic design, drawing and illustration.

Other outreach:
• Department of Art host 4-H workshop
• Art professor contributes to collaborative typeface for Hurricane Sandy Relief
Department of Art gets involved in National Volunteer Week

Department of Art students clean up, have fun
Department of Art collecting old, reusable art supplies

If you’d like to get involved with MSU Arts Inclusion, or if you have more ideas for outreach, contact Lori Neuenfeldt at 662-325-2973 or Adrienne Callander at 662-325-1515. Read more.

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