The Art Department celebrated its annual Major Declaration Day on March 21st, 2013. The Jello Chill-Off returned this year, as well as the Kappa Pi Honorary induction. Enjoy these great pictures from the event!
Please join us Thursday, February 7th for a gallery talk by visiting artist Christina Nguyen Hung in
the Lewis Art Gallery here at Millsaps College.
Hungs latest project, Visual Women, seeks to understand and explore the relationship between feminism, science, and conceptual art practices. By examining these relationships Hung hopes to gain a better understanding of the evolutionary process concerning how we as humans interpret and understand images.
Has your Christmas tree been up since September? Did you camp out all night at your local grocery store waiting for the first carton of eggnog? If the answer is yes, then you might enjoy more early holiday cheer in the form of the annual Fondren Unwrapped event on Thursday, November 15.
More information about the event can be found here:
Come celebrate Christmas two weeks early with the Millsaps College art department! Studio art majors Suzanne Glemot, Eric Bennett, Laura Glatzer, Katie Birdwell, and Brianna Robinson
In addition, the Millsaps art department will be hosting an interactive gallery activity. Participants should pick up the cards needed to play at Fondren Art Gallery. Names of those who complete all objectives will be entered in a raffle for cool prizes!
Please join us Friday, November 9th in the Lewis Art Gallery for a gallery talk by visiting artist Jonathan McFadden.
Jonathan McFadden is a print artist who’s work deals with the the rapid fire, temporary nature of mass media culture.
Bellow is a link to the artists web page, where you will find more information about the artist!
Join the first installment of the 2012 Senior Gallery Talks this Friday:
“Loosening my Grip” by Sue Carrie Drummond
“Ends of the Spectrum” by Jade Hewitt
“Geometric Identity and the Flower of Life” by Samantha Ledbetter
We hope to see you there!
[A reception in the gallery will follow
after the senior gallery talks]
Check out these great pictures of the Art Department as seen from
the heights of the Lewis Art Gallery.
On the right, furthest to closest: painting studio; drawing studio;
printmaking studio; Prof. Sandra Murchison’s studio.
On the left, furthest: student studios; closest: Prof. Molly Morin’s studio.
On March 22, 2012 the Art Department held its first annual Major Declaration Day. Other festivities also included a Jello Chill-Off contest, Kappa Pi Honorary induction, and departmental awards. Enjoy these pictures of event!
P.S.: Congratulations to senior art major Sue Carrie Drummond for winning first place in the Chill-Off with her “Jelly Night” creation!
From our e-lecture series (Spring 2012) TODAY:
Chad Hartwig, sculptor and potter. April 2, 2012 @ 1:00 pm in the digital arts lab
(3rd floor of the AC).
You are invited to join the Advanced Studio Art class for the e-lecture:
“A Conversation of Structure and Agency” with ceramic artist Chad Hartwig.
Chad will join us via Skype for an hour-long slide lecture and conversation. He will discuss recent work, inspiration, and thought process. We hope you can join us!
“Intellectually, the majority of my interest lies in the discussion surrounding ‘Nature vs. Nurture’ or to be more specific, ‘Agency vs. Structure’. I have personally had the pleasure of directly experiencing both sides of this dichotomy through the perspective of a civilized, suburban life and one comparable to the ‘return to nature’ actions of the protagonist in Sydney Pollack’s film Jeremiah Johnson (1972). What I know as a very distilled existence juxtaposed against the fluidity of a wilderness understanding has led me to appreciate both the faculties and inadequacies of each. Entangled in the latter, the uniqueness of nature and agency wrestle with isolation and division while the former nurtures the comfort of social structure and commonalities, while being surrounded by dissonance and conflict. Trying to balance conventional cultural ideals of existence and civilized versions of presence is where I find a point of departure for my sculptural ceramics.”