STARKVILLE, Miss.--The creations of 16 graduating Mississippi State art majors are being featured during the spring semester Bachelor of Fine Arts and Photography Thesis Exhibition.
The exhibit is being featured at the university art department's campus galleries on the ground floor of McComas Hall, Colvard Student Union's second floor and the Visual Arts Center at 808 University Drive. Displays at McComas and the arts center may be viewed through Sunday [the 13th]; at the union, through the end of the month.
Free and open to all, three successive Thursday [April 11] receptions for the seniors will begin at 5:30 p.m. at McComas; at 6:30 p.m. in the union; and 7:15 p.m. at the University Drive location near the state Highway 12 overpass.
A part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU's art department is home to the state's largest undergraduate studio program. A thesis exhibition is held at the conclusion of each semester.
This year's collection includes the works of (by hometown):
AMORY--Photography major Hannah P. Williams, daughter of Bruce Petty of Smithville and Melinda Petty of Amory.
ATHENS, Ala.--Photography major Riley E. Reid, daughter of Brad and Leah Reid. She also is majoring in business.
BATESVILLE--Drawing major Destiney S. Powell, daughter of Randy Powell and Klandra Brownlee.
BRANDON--Painting major Dorothy E. Printz, daughter of Gerald and Amy Printz.
BROOKHAVEN--Photography major Kellie E. Brady, daughter of the Rev. Bruce and Mary Brady.
CLINTON--Photography major Whitten Sabbatini, the son of William and Neva Sabbatini.
FLORENCE--Ceramics major April G. Shelby, the daughter of Frank and Audrey Shelby.
GRENADA--Photography major Nathan P. McRee, son of Marion and Kimberly McRee.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--Painting major Loren N. Bartnicke, daughter of Benjamin and Theresa Bartnicke .
MACON--Drawing major Mary Katherine Blackwell, daughter of Richard and Martha M. Blackwell.
MADISON--Sculpture major Morgan B. Welch, son of Dow and Cheryl Welch.
MORTON--Painting major Kacey R. Woolery, son of Phillip and Donna Woolery.
OCEAN SPRINGS--Drawing major Ashlei Michelle Stewart, daughter of David and Michelle Stewart.
RIDGELAND--Sculpture major Jonathan Q. "Jon" Nowell, son of Gary and Moni Nowell.
SOUTHAVEN--Photography major Alexis L. Harrington, the daughter of Pamela Armstrong.
STARKVILLE--Painting major Mary F. Switzer, the daughter of Lyellyn Switzer and the late Frank Switzer.
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