- The next generation of visual artists at The University
of Southern Mississippi will be honored March 20 in an open
awards ceremony at 4 p.m. in the university's Museum of Art.
than 40 years, an annual exhibition has been held at Southern
Miss to showcase the talent of students majoring in visual
arts. It is one show that is greatly anticipated by students,
teachers and public alike.
year's exhibition March 18 through April 7 will feature selections
of artworks by the more than 250 majors in the Department
of Art. These works encompass a wide variety of mediums
including graphic design, sculpture, painting, ceramics and
always enjoy seeing what students have accomplished in the
past 12 months," said Jim Meade, a professor of art.
"It is educationally important for our students to see
their work displayed in a museum setting."
and department will announce awards in several categories
at 4:30 p.m. Jill Chancey, curator at the Lauren Rogers Museum
of Art in Laurel, will serve as juror. During the exhibition,
staff members will be available to assist interested buyers
of the students' work.
student shows once were held in classrooms of the Fine Arts
Building. Under the direction of Walter Lok, the show evolved
in the mid-1970s to a more formal display in the C. W. Woods
Gallery. The exhibition moved to the Museum of Art when it
was instituted in 1997 and has become one of the more significant
displays of emerging artists in the Southeast.
of Art is located in the Fine Arts Building with hours of
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday.
Admission is free and open to the public. School and community
groups are welcome. For more information, call Dr. Tony Lewis,
curator, at (601) 266-5200.