Lots of fun at Beaux Arts Ball 2013

April 10th, 2013 Comments Off

(photo by Megan Bean / Mississippi State University)

(photo by Megan Bean / Mississippi State University)

(photo by Megan Bean / Mississippi State University)

(photo by Megan Bean / Mississippi State University)

The Beaux Arts Ball, hosted by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and presented by the College of Architecture, Art and Design, was held on April 5.

The ball was held at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and showcased recent work done to the pavilion by architecture, building construction science, art and landscape architecture students.

Entertainment included a live band of fourth-year architecture students (Jordan Gill, John Thomas, Nick Purvis and Zach Carnegie), and about 130 people were present, including MSU deans and faculty members.

“In one word, the event was awesome!” said Bill Poe, a longtime supporter/contributor to the museum and the pavilion project and retired MSU faculty Member. “This was the perfect place for these students to have their annual ball – in a place THEY built.”

Poe, who has also served on the Board of the Friends of the Museum, said, “The museum is very lucky to be the recipients of this infused-life provided by MSU’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture departments with support from both the city and county. We feel like we have become the ‘new kid on the block’ again.”

A ribbon-cutting celebration of the completion of the green technology demonstration pavilion will be held on April 15.  All are invited.

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