Crispin Prebys – Today & Tomorrow

Crispin Prebys, graphic designer. Election year graphic design workshop:

Today, Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 3:00-4:00 pm
Tomorrow, Thursday March 29, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 pm

With 2012 being an election year, the issue of voter participation will be a topic of discussion. Beyond creating artifacts to sell or identify a company or brand, Graphic Design has the power to create awareness and build grassroots enthusiasm.  For this workshop, Mr. Prebys will work with students to produce a number of design solutions that work to encourage and promote voting among Millsaps students and their peers in the community.

Crispin’s work can be seen at:

This workshop is a part of the Beginning Digital Arts Course, and we welcome guest attendance.  Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.


MIMB II – This Week

Here are a few pictures taken at MIMB II: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books, which currently on display  in the Emerging Space of the Lewis Art Gallery. The show will close this Friday, March 30, so be sure to catch it before it goes!

Press Release from the National Gallery of Art, Washington


WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2012 – The National Gallery of Art announces the launch today of NGA Images, a new online resource that revolutionizes the way the public may interact with its world-class collection at This repository of digital images documenting the National Gallery of Art collections allows users to search, browse, share, and download images believed to be in the public domain.

“As the Gallery marks its 71st anniversary, it is fitting that we introduce NGA Images and an accompanying open access policy, which underscore the Gallery’s mission and national role in making its collection images and information available to scholars, educators, and the general public,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art. “In turn this supports research, teaching, and personal enrichment; promotes interdisciplinary research; and nurtures an appreciation of all that inspires great works of art.”

Many of the open access images have been digitized with the generous support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.


Designed by Gallery experts to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration, NGA Images features more than 20,000 open access digital images, up to 3,000 pixels each, available free of charge for download and use. The resource is easily accessible through the Gallery’s website, and a standards-based reproduction guide and a help section provide advice for both novices and experts.

Users may search by keyword in the Quick Search box on the home page of NGA Images, or they may browse the regularly updated “featured” image collections prepared by Gallery staff on topics such as 19th-century French art or frequently requested works.

Other features for users include the ability to create one or more “lightboxes,” or images sets, and to save, share, and download multiple images at a time. Users may add individual labels and notes to their lightboxes or to images within them. Links to users’ customized lightboxes may be shared via e-mail or may be copied and pasted to social media sites.

Users may freely browse the NGA Images website and download screen- and lecture-size images without registering an account. Registration is required to use certain features of the NGA Images website, including saving and sharing lightboxes and e-mailing image links to others. Additionally, registration is required to fulfill certain image requests including direct downloads of reproduction-ready images.

Open Access Policy for Images of Works of Art Presumed in the Public Domain

With the launch of NGA Images, the National Gallery of Art implements an open access policy for digital images of works of art that the Gallery believes to be in the public domain (those not subject to copyright protection). Under the open access policy, users may download any of these images free of charge and without seeking authorization from the Gallery for any use, commercial or non-commercial.

The Gallery’s open access policy is a natural extension of its mission to serve the United States of America by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. In applying the policy in a global digital environment, the Gallery also expands and enhances its educational and scholarly outreach. The Gallery believes that increased access to high-quality images of its works of art fuels knowledge, scholarship, and innovation, inspiring uses that continually transform the way we see and understand the world of art.

View the full Open Access Policy at

Break the Mold ~ TOMORROW 03/22


Major Declaration Welcome
Kappa Pi Induction
Departmental Awards
Jello Chill-Off

Thursday March 22 at 11:30 am
Lewis Art Gallery

Bring your Jello concoction to the Lewis Art Gallery between 11:00 and 11:30 am to be entered in the Chill-Off. Visiting artist Crispin Presbys from Lamar University will judge the competition.

Get Your Jell(o) On!

Chocolate Raspberry Cream

Calling all Creatives!

Show your creative culinary chops by entering the Jello Chill-Off to be held during Thursday’s Major Declaration Party.  Awards and bragging rights will be given to the top three concoctions – our guest, Cripsin Prebys will judge.  Here are some recipes and ideas to get you started – click on the picture to find directions. Molly & Dr. Archino will have molds available for loan, just ask!



Cookies and Cream
Fruit Gelatin Molds
Nest Eggs
Orange Wedges
Jello Worms
7-Layer Jello
Art Deco Jello Salad
Vegetable Trio