April 18, 2019  

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USM’s Annual Student Show March 21 through April 4

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The Annual Student Art Show will be on display from March 21-April 4 at USM's Hattiesburg campus.

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Art & Design program will exhibit its Annual Student Show from March 21 through April 4 in the Gallery of Art & Design, George Hurst Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 5 p.m. All aspects of this event are free and are open to the public.

Over the past couple of weeks, USM students were encouraged to enter up to five total works to compete for a chance to win and be exhibited in the annual art competition. The competition was made up of the following categories: Foundations, Fine Art, and Graphic Design.

Various art mediums will be displayed such as drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and digital photography.

“The Annual Student Show is a juried exhibition that highlights student achievements in our visual arts programs,” said Gallery Director for Art & Design Mark Rigsby. “All studio areas are represented, including graphic design, painting and drawing, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.”

The Gallery of Art & Design presents a wide range of regional to national, and historical to contemporary exhibitions; and provides a forum for education by hosting lectures, workshops, and symposia by leading artists, critics, curators, and historians. Its mission is to enrich the educational and cultural experience of the university and Hattiesburg community; while at the same time serving as an educational platform for students of the Department of Art & Design.

For more information contact USM Art & Design program at 601-266-6788 or go to http://www.usm.edu/visual-arts.