The Museum of Art at The University of Southern Mississippi will
showcase works by the next generation of visual artists in its annual
Student Show April 5-23. An opening reception is planned from 4-6
p.m. April 15.
For more than
40 years, the Southern Miss Department of Art has held such an exhibition
to demonstrate the wide-ranging talents of students majoring in
the visual arts. It has long been an integral and much anticipated
component of the university's visual arts curriculum.
that were once held in classrooms under the direction of former
department chair Walter Lok evolved in the mid-1970s to more formal
displays in the C.W. Woods Gallery. Since the incorporation of The
University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art in 1997, the show
has become one of the most significant displays of emerging artistic
talent in the Southeast.
student art show is an opportunity for students to show their work
and demonstrate their skills," said John House, professor of
art. "They take this opportunity seriously, and our faculty
enjoy the exhibition insofar as we are able to see work from all
areas of the department."
of artwork created by many of the more than 250 majors working in
a variety of media -- graphic design, sculpture, painting, ceramics,
and drawing -- will be on display.
of Art at Southern Miss is located in the Fine Arts Building at
the southwest corner of the campus. The hours are Tues.-Fri., 10
a.m-5 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission to the museum is
free and open to the public. School and community group tours are
welcome. For more information, call (601) 266-5200.