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Visual Arts Teachers Attend Statewide Conference at Mississippi College


"Aligning Our Future"

About 100 visual arts teachers from schools across the Magnolia State are booked for a conference at Mississippi College.

They’re coming from Delta State University, William Carey University, and schools stretching from Pearl High to Tupelo High for the Mississippi Art Education Association’s fall conference.

“Aligning Our Future” is the theme of the series of informative meetings designed to help arts instructors strengthen their teaching methods.

Educators will attend meetings set for November 12-13 on the Clinton campus. The conference concludes with a November 14 awards program at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson.

Mississippi College art professor Stephanie Busbea serves as the association’s president-elect. The 93 educators registered for the fall conference as of late October represent a new record.

MC art professors including Albert Smathers, Ben Ivey, Ray Gregory, Guy Stricklin and Art Department Chairman Randy Miley will be among the conference presenters.

Graphic design and photography workshops, a pottery demonstration led by Gregory, and sessions where arts educators share their classroom experiences will be among the highlights.

For more information about the Mississippi Art Education Association conference, contact Stephanie Busbea at 601-925-7712 or busbea@mc.edu