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Christmas Ornaments on Sale at Mississippi College

November 26, 2013

Christmas ornaments depicting manger scenes, crosses and Santa Claus are among those on sale to benefit a good cause at Mississippi College.

The MC chapter of the National Art Education Association will conduct its annual ornament and craft sale at the university’s cafeteria December 2-6. Ornaments cost $5 and sets of ceramic coasters sell for $10.

“This ornament sale is a wonderful opportunity to help raise money to aid students traveling to the National Art Education convention,” says MC student Abbie Gore of Memphis. “The ornaments were really enjoyable to make.”

Proceeds will help Mississippi College students attend the spring 2015 national convention in New Orleans. It is the world’s largest art education association and opens the door for students to sample from more than 1,000 workshops. The organization seeks to improve visual arts instruction in USA schools.

Art education coordinator Stephanie Busbea serves as the advisor to the National Art Education Association student chapter and always raves about the creative ornaments that students design each year.

This year’s ornament sale comes with a slightly different twist.

“This is our first year to make ornaments in the shape of Mississippi,” Busbea said. “They are my favorite ornaments this year.”

A graphic design major from Tupelo, Hannah Chandler worked with clay as she shaped her ornaments for the early December sale. “My favorites are the manger scenes and the crosses.”

Art education majors will be stationed at tables in the school cafeteria from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. each day to sell ornaments. The five-day sale is open to the public.

For more information, contact art professor Stephanie Busbea at busbea@mc.edu or 601.925.7712.

Photo: Ornaments from the 2012 NAEA sale.

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