Faculty Exibition

Millsaps Studio Art faculty members, Kristen Tordella-Williams and Sue Carrie Drummond, are in the Lewis Art Gallery from 1/11/17 to 2/13/17. The artist talk is 1/27/17 at 2pm in the gallery.



Kristen Tordella-Williams

20 (of a projected 40) Wreaths

2015, cast iron, variable dimensions.



Sue Carrie Drummond


2017, handmade paper, paper pigments, sewing thread, machine sewing.


Art Alumna Amanda Cashman

Amanda Cashman (Studio Art, 2002) received the Millsaps Outstanding Young Alumna Award at the Alumni Awards Ceremony on Oct. 21, 2016. This award is presented to an alum “who graduated in the last 15 years and has exemplified leadership and commitment to the College.” Amanda teaches art at St. Anthony Catholic School in Madison and has won numerous awards, including the Bill Poirier Mississippi Outstanding Art Educator of the Year Award, given at the National Art Education Association Convention in Chicago in 2015. Most recently, she was named the Thad Cochran Distinguished Arts Educator for K-6 Visual Arts by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education. Congratulations, Amanda!!

Gracie Gadow!

Congratulations to Gracie for being accepted into the very competitive Arts & Humanities Student Research Symposium on Oct. 21. She presented her paper on “Fra Angelico’s San Marco Frescoes: Didactic Demonstrations for Friars,” written for Italian Renaissance Art last year.

Pillar to the Sky!

In fall semester of 2016, Kristen Tordella-Williams’ Beginning Sculpture class made a pillar to the sky for their introduction to the class. The whole class was split into three teams all trying to make the tallest cardboard structure they could without it falling over and with it also being esthetically pleasing.

Check out the video on the class blog!


MS Arts Commission Grant for Kristen Tordella-Williams!

Kristen received a $500 from the MS Arts Commission to help fund her fees at an iron-casting workshop at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum in Solsberry, Indiana, where she’ll cast a large wreath of books and handprints of patrons of the Eudora Welty Library in Jackson. The Eudora Welty Wreath will be a wonderful permanent installation in the library.

Kristen 2        Kristen 1