The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program recently produced a video about MFA student Neal Polallis. This video provides an inside glimpse of his artistic journey in the program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDVzs4u7XLQ About Neal Polallis My current research examines the altered state of existence an individual with schizophrenia might experience. Using computer software, … [Read more...] about Student spotlight: Neal Polallis
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program recently produced a video about MFA student Shen Hseih. This video provides an inside glimpse of her artistic journey in the program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCHBSfu4wvs About Shen Hseih Through study and research in the visual studies program, I found that I am interested in creating images that express my inner spirituality … [Read more...] about Student spotlight: Shen Hseih
First Friday Art Walk 6-10 p.m. on May 4 will have NEW art, NEW art venues, artist receptions, live music, the SculptureXGames Finale, international culture, local history, senior exhibitions, and all the food, fun, entertainment and shopping that have made downtown Springfield a destination! Below are some highlights of FFAW that will bring excitement for the last FFAW of the … [Read more...] about FFAW: May Celebration With 27 Locations!
This Friday, April 6, an exhibition of works by students in the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies program at Missouri State University's Department of Art and Design will be opening at the Mighty Sharp Gallery. Artists Ainura Ashirova, Neal Polallis, Xuehue Jin and Vladan Djordjevic will be exhibiting their work that explores multicultural topics. Their work includes … [Read more...] about 3&1 an exhibition featuring works by MFA students
When Ainura Ashirova arrived at Missouri State to pursue her Master of Fine Arts, she'd already established herself as an effective arts administrator. She'd spent many years working for the British Council in her native Kazakhstan. "I traveled to London often," she said, "and I was a very successful arts manager." Ainura also worked with the United States Embassy and … [Read more...] about Ainura: artist and traveler