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Providing opportunities for cultural enrichment by supporting a program of public exhibits and events

Photography students showcase Springfield in upcoming SEC exhibit

The Student Exhibition Center’s next exhibit, titled “Always Being Now,” will be on display from Feb. 19 to March 23. The SEC will be closed during Spring Break.

“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.

By Raven Kohlenberger
By Raven Kohlenberger
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By Shelby Allee

SEC receptions for this exhibit

SEC will host an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 and a First Friday Art Walk reception at 6 p.m. on March 4.

Go to the SEC website for the Student Exhibition Center’s complete spring schedule.

Complementary to Brick City Gallery exhibit

The exhibition is a companion show to the upcoming Brick City Gallery exhibit “Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Project,” which will open with a First Friday Art Walk on March 4.

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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First spring exhibit featuring printmaking, ceramics students opens Jan. 19

The Student Exhibition Center’s spring 2016 opening exhibit will feature works in printmaking and ceramics created by art and design students. The Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition will be on display from Jan. 19 to Feb. 13. The First Friday Art Walk reception will be held from 6-10 p.m. on Feb. 5.

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Spring schedule

Printmaking and Ceramics Students’ Biennial Exhibition
Jan. 19-Feb. 13

Always Being Now
Feb. 19-March 23 (closed during Spring Break)
Photography by art and design photo students will complement the Brick City Gallery exhibit from the Smithsonian, “Searching for the Seventies: DOCUMERICA Photography Project.”

MSU Department of Art+Design: Foundations Exhibit
April 1-22
The Foundations Exhibit is one of the most interesting exhibits held at the SEC. Beginning level classes show projects that have been assigned to them to demonstrate the students’ understanding of various artistic concepts in two- and three-dimensional design and drawing.

MSU BFA in Design Senior Professional Practicum Final Projects
April 29-May 13
The final project of the design practicum is based on the student’s ability to define and select a problem of visual communication that requires the work of a design 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 are encouraged to work with community nonprofit organizations.

MSU-SEC-HistoricWalnutStreetSEC 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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Exhibits featuring studio art seniors opens Nov. 18

Madeline Brice
By Madeline Brice, at Brick City Gallery

The Student Exhibition Center and Brick City Gallery will showcase the work of art and design seniors for the next few weeks.

Those students completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art will have the opportunity to display their works in the last exhibitions of 2015, including:

 

  • Audrey Layman, Painting, Brick City Gallery
  • Madeline Brice, Painting, Brick City Gallery
  • Patrick Willett, Drawing, Student Exhibition Center
  • Alannah Thomas, Ceramics, Brick City Gallery
  • Lucas Madden, Ceramics, Student Exhibition Center
  • Juliana Mills, Metals, Brick City Gallery

 

By Alannah Thomas
By Alannah Thomas, at Brick City Gallery

SEC exhibition

Nov. 18-Dec. 11
First Friday Art Walk Reception: 6-10 p.m., Dec. 4

SEC gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and University holidays

Brick City Gallery exhibition

Nov. 19-Dec. 8
First Friday Art Walk Reception: 5:30-8 p.m., Dec. 4

Brick City Gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment
Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Graphic design students’ biennial exhibit opens Oct. 23

The Student Exhibition Center will showcase the Design + Image 2015: Graphic Design & Illustration Exhibition from Oct. 23 to Nov. 13.

This biennial student exhibition will feature work from the sophomore through senior levels in graphic design and illustration at Missouri State’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in design program.

MSU-SEC-HistoricWalnutStreetEvent details

Exhibition: Friday, Oct. 23 – Friday, Nov. 13
First Friday Art Walk Reception: 6-10 p.m., Nov. 6

SEC gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Alumna’s SEC exhibit depicts modern Alaskan life

Missouri State alumna Anne Wedler will showcase her paintings at the Student Exhibition Center Sept. 28 – Oct. 17.

Paintings inspired by Alaskan cultural, physical landscape

In the exhibition titled “Away from Home: Paintings by Annie Wedler,” she explores the “intersection of the majestic and the mundane found on the fringe of developed areas of Alaska.”

Wedler is currently an assistant professor of drawing and painting at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. She describes Alaska as a place where people are “pioneers,” “man-made structures are reclaimed by the natural world at an alarming rate” and the harsh weather “distorts and eventually destroys anything foreign.”

“I am attracted to the beat up dirty old satellite dishes and electrical wires that populate the communication hubs, residential neighborhoods and ruins,” she said. “They are a kind of industrial ornamentation. They exist in various states of decay.”

More about Wedler

Wedler earned her bachelor’s degree in drawing and painting from MSU in 2005. She has an MFA in painting from Indiana University School of Fine Arts in Bloomington.

Wedler has had several solo and small group exhibitions in Alabama, Alaska and Missouri; as well as many national and international group/juried exhibitions, including galleries in Budapest, Hungary, where she was an artist-in-residence in 2013.

IMG_6064SEC 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 students’ biennial exhibition

The Student Exhibition Center’s biennial exhibition of work by animation, digital arts, electronic arts students will be ending Sept. 19. The next exhibit, Away From Home: Paintings by Annie Welder, will be on display Sept. 28-Oct. 17.

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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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Fall opening exhibit to feature work from animation, digital arts, electronic arts

The Student Exhibition Center’s biennial exhibition of work by animation, digital arts, electronic arts students will be on display from Aug. 28 to Sept. 19, with a First Friday reception on Sept. 4.

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2015-16 schedule

Department of Art+Design: Animation, Digital and Electronic Arts Students’ Biennial Exhibition
Aug. 28-Sept. 19

Away From Home: Paintings by Annie Welder
Sept. 28-Oct. 17

Design + Image 2015: Biennial Graphic Design & Illustration Exhibition
Oct. 23-Nov. 13

Department of Art+Design: Senior BFA in Studio Art Exhibition
Nov. 18-Dec. 11

IMG_6064SEC 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 design students’ work

Friday, May 15 is the last day for the Student Exhibition Center‘s exhibit featuring Missouri State graphic design students’ final projects.

This project in the design practicum is based on the student’s ability to define and select 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.

Gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Design students share practicum final projects

AnSECReception-COALBlogFeatureStudents in the Missouri State graphic design program will exhibit their final projects May 1 – May 15 for the last show of the season at the Student Exhibition Center.

This project in the design practicum is based on the student’s ability to define and select 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.

Event Details

Exhibition: Friday, May 1 – Friday, May 15
First Friday Art Walk Reception: 6-10 p.m., May 1

Gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and University holidays

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Foundations exhibit features 100-level student work

AnSECReception-COALBlogFeatureBeginning-level art students will have the opportunity to show their work in the upcoming Foundations Exhibition, starting March 27. It is one of the most interesting held at the Student Exhibition Center as it 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, March 27 – Friday, April 24
Second Saturday Art Walk: 1–5 p.m., April 11

Gallery hours

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and University holidays

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