After years of intense studying, training and burning lots of midnight
oil, graduating seniors of the Department of Art at The University
of Southern Mississippi will celebrate their academic achievements
April 29-May 14 with an exhibition of their works at the university's
Museum of Art.
The show will
feature works of 10 graduating visual art students. A reception
opens the exhibit from 4-6 p.m. April 29 in the museum.
very proud of all our graduates, both in graphic communications
and fine arts," said associate professor of art DeAnna Douglas.
"Their work in this exhibition demonstrates the level of professionalism
that our students have attained."
A senior project
involves the creation and defense of a substantial body of work.
It is required of all students pursuing a bachelor of fine arts
and an optional requirement for bachelor of arts students.
a senior project and exhibiting in the Senior Show are integral
parts of our curriculum," said Jennifer Torres, chair of the
Department of Art at Southern Miss. "The process is quite rigorous
and not every student satisfies the requirements the first time.
However, the faculty believes that successful completion of a senior
project helps prepare our students for graduate study or to embark
on a career in the visual arts."
in the exhibition include six graphic communications students: Jamila
Caldwell of Gulfport, Michelle Simmons and Brianne Cavanaugh of
Brandon, Artimese Fairley of Hattiesburg, Ashley Powers of Pascagoula,
and David Reeves of Raymond.
of Richton and Shand Stamper of Hattiesburg will display ceramics,
and Christian Bailey and Kevin Harvell, also of Hattiesburg, will
display their sculpture pieces.
of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art is located in the Fine Arts
Building at the southwest corner of campus. The hours are Tuesday-Friday,
10 a.m-5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the museum
and reception is free and open to the public. School and community
groups are welcome. Call museum director Tony Lewis at (601) 266-5200
for more information.