Missouri State University
Student Exhibition Center
Providing opportunities for cultural enrichment by supporting a program of public exhibits and events

MFA in Visual Studies: Thesis Exhibitions

Missouri State University’s Master of Fine Arts and Design places an emphasis on a student’s individual research. This experience culminates with an MFA candidate’s thesis exhibition highlighting the outcome of their research during the program. Depending on the candidate’s interests, a wide range of approaches spanning contemporary, traditional and interdisciplinary use of media may be utilized in the creation a final body of work for the thesis exhibition.

MFA Exhibit A

Emily Budd and Judge Bockman

OPEN DATE: Tuesday, March 28
RECEPTION: Friday, April 7  (6-10pm)
CLOSE DATE: Wednesday, April 12

MFA Exhibit B

Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic and Todd Reynolds

OPEN DATE: Wednesday, April 19
RECEPTION for Maria: Friday, April 21 (6-10pm)
RECEPTION for Todd: TBA
CLOSE DATE: Saturday, April 29

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Foundations exhibit showcases students’ 2D and 3D skills

Exhibition Dates

Friday, February 24th – Friday, March 10th, 2017

(Closed for Spring Break March 11-18.)

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, Jewelry and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition

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Student Exhibition Center (838 E. Walnut St.)

The Student Exhibition Center invites students, faculty and community members to the upcoming Metals, Jewelry, and Photography Students’ Biennial Exhibition. The exhibition consists of a combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional work produced by current Art+Design majors.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Exhibition Dates: Friday, January 27 – Friday, February 17, 2017
Reception: First Friday Art Walk on February 3, 6-10pm

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BFA Senior Exhibitions and MFA Showcase

Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition

Friday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 14, 2016
First Friday Art Walk Reception:
6:00-10:00pm, December 2, 2016

The Student Exhibition Center and Brick City Gallery will showcase the work of Art+Design seniors for the next few weeks.

Those students completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree will be displaying their works in the last exhibitions of 2016, including:

At the SEC:

Steven Heath, Animation
Anna Tumbabia, Photography
Tyler Forster, Sculpture

At Brick City Gallery:

Shelby Allee, Photography
Cortney Metzger, Ceramics
Michael Yates, Painting
Patrick Bowie, Drawing

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Fall 2016 MFA Showcase

Friday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 14, 2016
First Friday Art Walk Reception:
6:00-10:00pm, December 2, 2016

The SEC will be hosting a show of work by students in the MSU Visual Studies Master of Fine Arts program along with the BFA exhibition this year. The following graduate students will be displaying their current work:

Emily Budd
Todd Reynolds
Shen Hsieh
Tawn Dickison
Maria Gerasimchuk-Djordjevic
Judge Bockman
Ainura Ashirova
Xuehua Jin
My Q Luu

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Sculpture, Drawing and Painting Students’ Biennial Exhibition

The Student Exhibition Center is pleased to welcome members of Missouri State University and the Springfield community to the Sculpture, Drawing and Painting Students’ Biennial Exhibition opening this Friday. The show consists of work from all levels of current MSU sculpture, drawing and painting students as well as a few works by students who graduated last year.

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Exhibition dates

Friday October 28th- Wednesday November 9th, 2016

First Friday Art Walk Reception

6:00-10:00pm on Friday, November 4th, 2016

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Alumni showcase post-graduate work in October exhibit

We are pleased to welcome two Missouri State University design alumni to the Student Exhibition CenterFrank Norton and Daniel Zender will both be presenting public lectures and exhibiting work they have made since graduating from MSU. 

Dirty Pictures: Post Graduate Work of Frank Norton & Daniel Zender

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Exhibition Dates

Monday, Oct. 3 — Friday, Oct. 21

Frank Norton’s public lecture

Oct. 7, 5:15 p.m.
Brick City Building One, 327 West Mill Street, Room 312

Frank Norton is a designer and illustrator specializing in branding and identity systems. He is currently working as the art director for Boulevard Brewing Company.

First Friday Art Walk Reception 

Oct. 7, 6-10 p.m.
Student Exhibition Center, 838 East Walnut Street

Daniel Zender’s public lecture 

Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m.
Brick City Building One, 327 West Mill Street, Room 312

Daniel Zender is a full-time freelance designer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York. 

Homecoming Reception

Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Student Exhibition Center, 838 East Walnut Street

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Visiting Artist Gitte Kath from Denmark

Forty Years: Gitte Kath Posters

Thanks to Jesse Kuhn Visiting Artist Fund, Department of Art & Design and Department of Theater & Dance is hosting Gitte Kath, internationally recognized multidisciplinary artist from Denmark.

Gitte Kath Posters - Visiting MSU's Student Exhibition Center

Come see the exhibit

Exhibition
August 31 – September 23

SEC gallery hours

  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • First Friday Art Walk: 6-10 p.m.

Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Senior design majors showcase practicum projects

Seniors in the Missouri State graphic design program will wrap up their semester with an exhibition of their final projects at the Student Exhibition Center. The exhibit “Senior Design Professional Practicum’s Final Projects,” will be on display from April 29 – May 13.

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Students work with businesses to create materials

This project in the design practicum is based on the student’s ability to define a problem of visual communication that requires the work of a designer and/or illustrator. The process of design continues to be the emphasis of this problem, as well as visually organizing that process for presentation. Students were encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations.

Come see the exhibit

Exhibition
April 29 – May 13

First Friday Art Walk Reception
May 1, 6-10 p.m.

SEC gallery hours

  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • First Friday Art Walk: 6-10 p.m.

Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Foundations exhibit shows work of emerging MSU artists

Beginning-level art students will have the opportunity to show their work in the Student Exhibition Center‘s upcoming Art+Design Foundations Exhibition, April 1-22.

By Emma Gray
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About the Foundations exhibit

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.

Event Details

Exhibition: Friday, April 1 – Friday, April 22
First Friday Art Walk: April 8

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SEC gallery hours

  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • First Friday Art Walk: 6-10 p.m.

Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Last chance to see ‘Always Being Now’ exhibit

The Student Exhibition Center’s exhibit “Always Being Now” will come to an end on March 23.

The show opened Feb. 19 and is a companion exhibit to Brick City Gallery’s “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” which ends April 19.

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About the exhibit

“Always Being Now” features photographs of life in Springfield and surrounding areas, made by Missouri State’s photography students during the Fall 2015 semester. The photographs offer a visual expression of world views of the millennial generation, exploring issues related to culture, the environment and identity.

SEC gallery hours

  • Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
  • First Friday Art Walk: 6-10 p.m.

Closed Sundays and University holidays

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