Spring Faculty News


Molly Morin (Assistant Professor of Studio Art, 2011-13) accepted a tenure-track position at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where she’ll start in Fall 2013 as their new Foundations Coordinator. This is an exciting move for Molly but we sure will miss here at Millsaps!


Sarah Archino (Art History Teaching Fellow, 2011-13) is moving on to a wonderful opportunity in Paris as a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art for the next two years (2013–2015).


Jonathan Metzger (replacing Sandra Murchison, who¹s on sabbatical for the year) – Jonathan got his BFA in printmaking from Viterbo University and his MFA in printmaking from the University of Kansas (2013). As explained on his web site (www.jonathandavidmetzger.com), “Growing up on the outskirts of La Crescent, Minnesota, Metzger freely roamed through the woods and fields of his parents’ farm where he helped raise cattle and worked the fields. Before attending college, he pursued a certificate in carpentry at a local community college, which he completed in the spring of 2005. This experience solidified his desire to enroll in art school and pursue a career in the visual arts…Within his studio practice, Metzger dedicates most of his time to working within the tradition of intaglio and relief, using hand-coloring and other embellishments to make both editionable and unique prints. Metzger’s content is informed by his experience growing up with his brothers within the conservative farming community that surrounded him.”

Barr Portrait Millsaps

Brandon Barr – Brandon is an interdisciplinary artist and a post-digital realist. Born in St. Louis, he earned his BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, and his MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in New York. Most of his work explores materiality within digital technology, and most recently his focus has been on abstraction in post-cinematic media. In 2011 he had a two-person show titled “Dual Singularity” at Urban Culture Projects Gallery in Kansas City, and he has also exhibited his work internationally, including in China and Brazil. Check out his web site at http://www.brandonhbarr.com.


Spring-Summer Student News

Events in February 2013:

New Orleans Museum of Art
Isabel Gray, Abed Haddad, and Andie Partridge on Field Trip to New Orleans Museum of Art with Dr. Elise Smith’s Baroque Art and World Art courses.

Claire Aime and Suzanne Glemot had works accepted into this year’s Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition which was on display at the Mississippi Arts Center in Jackson. Suzanne earned the Juror¹s Award of Excellence for her print at this highly competitive exhibition. The exhibit is open to all four-year college and university undergraduates and graduates in Mississippi. This year’s juror was Associate Professor of Printmaking Sarah Marshall from the University of Alabama.

Events in March 2013:

Baroque Art Students
Madeleine Calcote in the Baroque Art class, working on a Community Engaged Learning project at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Baroque Art Students
Baroque Art students at the Mississippi Museum of Art: Erin Sanders, Madeleine Calcote, Lauren Barattini, Cheryl Cole, and Amelia Woolard.

Congratulations to Kara Sowell, Liz Allen, Kelsey Smith and Kelsey Steen, who were inducted into the Kappa Pi Art Honorary.

Events in April 2013:

Congratulations to this year’s Awards Day winners!

Suzanne Glemot – William D. Rowell Memorial Art Award
Megan Starke – Art History Paper Award (for her paper entitled “Albrecht Durer: Self-Portrait of 1500 and the Imitation of Christ”)

Events in July 2013:

Megan Starke
Megan Starke (Art History major, Museum Studies concentration) working on a museum internship in ceramics collections: processing artifacts at the Kiuic lab in the Yucatan.

Megan and Betsy
Megan (L) working on sherds at Kiuic.

Megan Starke
Megan (R) and other students at Kiuic.

Megan at a cemetery
Megan assisting with historic cemetery project.

Emily with snake
Emily Simmons (double major Studio Art and Art History, Museum Studies concentration) at her museum internship at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.