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Alumni Announcement

Cory Powell, December 2016 graduate, had three prints selected for the Juried Undergraduate Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. He is also has been hired as the Fashion/Product Photographer for Mark Ashton.


And, Sarah Hiatt, BFA 2013, is finishing her MFA degree at Columbia College Chicago this spring and had a recent (today!) publication of her photo work and written essay. Check out the links below:



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Visiting metals artist Nicole Jacquard, lecture and workshop

Nicole Jacquard, Professor at IU in Bloomington and President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 2 , 7 pm in Brick 1, room 312, and a workshop on Voodoo dolls in Brick 1, room 217 on Friday, March 3 from 9:00 – 5:00.

The public is invited to the Thursday evening lecture. Join us!

Nicole Jacquard
Nicole Jacquard



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MFA student Todd Reynolds to show in Paris

Todd Reynolds, a Masters of Fine Arts student in his final year of the program in Visual Studies, will be presenting a selection of works at the Paris Ass Book Fair in Paris, France, between March 10 and 12.

The exhibition is an international showing specializing in fan zines, graphic novels, and art books. Congratulations, Todd!


Todd Reynolds, “Meat Cake, issue #2” cover, 2017
Untitled photo, Todd Reynolds, 2016




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MSU Department of Art + Design: Foundations Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: Friday, February 24th- Friday, March 10th, 2017 (Closed for Spring Break from Saturday, March 11th- Saturday, March 18th)

First Friday Art Walk Reception: March 3rd, from 6:00- 10:00 pm

The Student Exhibition will be showcasing the work of MSU Art Foundations students. This exhibit demonstrates students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing and the development of artistic skills through classroom instruction. This show is free and open to the public.
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Metals Majors in Enamelist Society show

Works by two MSU Metals majors have been accepted into the “Alchemy” biennial exhibition of the Enamelist Society.  A silver and enamel brooch created by Joakima Day and a silver and enamel ring by Jacie McGowan will first be exhibited at the Sandra Blain Gallery at Arrowmont School of Craft in Gatlinburg, TN, and then travel to the Metals Museum in Memphis. There will be an accompanying print catalog.

Joakima Day, silver and enamel brooch
Jacie McGowan, silver and enamel ring






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Sean Lyman exhibit and presentation at Nerman Museum

Sean Lyman, Summers Past, 2014, Graphite on Bristol board

MSU Art and Design professor Sean Lyman will be one of two visiting artist’s presentations at The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Professor Lyman’s and artist Thomas Keifer’s talks will take place on the afternoon, Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the museum’s Hudson Auditorium.

Works by both artists—including recent graphite works by Lyman— are featured in the museum’s current temporary exhibition “Domestic Seen,” on display through March 26th, 2017.

The program is free and open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.


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Ceramics workshop

Join us for a two-person workshop with Ken Baskin and Scott Meyer, Thursday and Friday, March 2- 3–9:30- 12:00 noon and 1:30- 5:00 pm each day. Danish artist Priscilla Mouritzen will join in on Friday, March 2, to make it a three-person workshop that day.

MSU Dept. of Art and Design Ceramics Studio

Brick City/ Building one, Room 105

327 West Mill Street, Springfield, MO 65897

Ken Baskin
Scott Meyer
Priscilla Mouritzen
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Two new shows at Brick City Galleries

Join us this First Friday for the opening reception for two shows.

Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape (January 25-March 4, 2017)

In the East Gallery: Eight contemporary artists put forth a wide range of ‘landscape’ possibilities, in a range of media. Featuring the works of J.J. L’Heureux, Martin Weinstein, Kathleen Elliott, Sandra Gottlieb, Gerry Tuten, John Lyon Paul, Gail Watkins, and Rebeca Pittman.

Nolan Preece: Enchanting the Eye (January 24- February 22)

In the West Gallery: Cliché-verre and chemigram prints

First Friday Art Walk Reception: February 3, 5:30-8pm.

The Brick City Galleries are open Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm and the First Friday of every month: 6:00pm – 10:00pm. The Brick City Gallery is at Brick City, 215 West Mill Street, Springfield, Missouri 65806.

East Gallery: Nolan Preece
East Gallery: Nolan Preece
West Gallery: Resonance and Memory
West Gallery: Resonance and Memory
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Metals, Jewelry and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition

Come see recent student work from the Department’s Photography and Metals/Jewelry areas.

Exhibition dates: Friday, January 27th- Friday, February 17th

Reception: First Friday Art Walk, February 3rd, 6:00-10:00pm
Student Exhibition Center
838 East Walnut Street
Hours: Monday – Friday 11:00am- 6:00pm
Saturday 12:00- 5:00pm
Johanna Typaldos. "Rubber Band Gun." Copper, aluminum, purple heart wood, plastic beads, powder coat
Johanna Typaldos. “Rubber Band Gun.” Copper, aluminum, purple heart wood, plastic beads, powder coat




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