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Mississippi College to Host Senior Art Exhibit

March 28, 2014

Graphic design students from Mississippi College’s Art Department will host the program’s senior exhibit on the Clinton campus April 4-18.

The Gore Galleries show The Face of Design features work from artists across the state and around the nation. The exhibit is part of the students’ course covering business aspects of the arts industry, while assisting them with development of a professional portfolio.

“This class of student designers possesses great potential because of their varied talents and unique perspectives,” says art instructor Kent Mummert. “The work they have produced for their teachers and others is a testament to their work ethic and their desire to become professionals in the graphic design field. I look forward to hearing of their success after their graduation.”

A collection of notable pieces from each student will be on display in the gallery, offering an impressive visual representation of their accomplishments at Mississippi College.

Professor Ben Ivey, the undergraduate coordinator of graphic design, says, “This show is the capstone of our graphic design program and will be a celebration of their educational achievements.”

As a teacher, “it’s been a blessing to watch them sharpen their artistic skills, and forge their creative paths,” he said. “Each student is unique in their abilities and strengths, this is evident in the works that will be on display. Theses seniors, and their accomplishments, are the pride of our department.”

Artists featured include Mississippians Miranda Bryant of Pearl, Hannah Chandler of Tupelo, Anja Evans, Deborah Larkin and Thea Stevenson of Brandon, Lorin McAlpin of Magee, Justin Mitchell of Jackson, Edward Moak of Brookhaven, Clayton Thigpen of Madison, Chang Liu, Xun Liu, Mario Nevarez, and Ke Wang of Clinton. 

Others include Caroline Brock of Huntsville, Ala., Lauren Butler of Walker, La., Richard Colorado of Conroe, Texas, Josh Eddie of Mobile, Ala., Michael Smith of Fort Worth, Texas, and Ashleigh Teel of Katy, Texas.

The department invites the community to attend an artists’ reception on Sunday, April 6. The Gore Galleries are open Monday – Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Tuesday afternoons from 6 - 8 p.m. For more information, contact Randy Jolly at 601.925.7770.

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