Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘(dis)ARRANGE’ exhibition

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Works of 19 fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display April 26-May 4 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the second-floor “(dis)ARRANGE” exhibition at the university’s Welcome Center celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The wide array of portfolio works includes posters, illustration, packaging, editorial design, typography, advertising design, visual identity design, web design, video work and self-promotional materials. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit

A 5-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Tuesday [April 26] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by MSU’s State Fountain Bakery will be served.

According to student exhibitor Casey Jennings, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘(dis)ARRANGE’ is inspired by the chaotic and unrestrained feeling in grunge typography, the most memorable style from the decade in which we grew up.”

The “(dis)ARRANGE” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BATESVILLE—Amanda M. Whitaker.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Allison R. Berler.

BRANDON—Robbyn M. Weaver.

CLINTON—Austin R. Grove.

COLUMBUS—Cornelius T. “Hank” Washington.

GULFPORT—Faith East.

HEIDELBERG—Kaiyla T. Barber.

HORN LAKE—Ricardo L. Odum.

JACKSON—Daniel R. Jackson; and Daniel L. Thompson.

LOUISVILLE—Assanti T. Miller. She also is concentrating in photography.

MANDEVILLE, Louisiana—Patrick L. Francis.

MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Jordan R. Hankinson; and Emma Katherine Hutto.

NEW ALBANY—Casey E. Jennings.

RIPLEY—Austin B. Kitchen.

STARKVILLE—Keith Kellum.

TERRY—Kimberly R. Eady.

WEST POINT—Ronnie B. Robinson. She also is concentrating in photography.

The exhibition and reception are made possible by the art department, home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program.

One of several departmental venues, the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery regularly features traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at

Additional gallery information is available from Suzanne Powney at 662-325-2970 or

Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, MSU’s art department offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, with concentrations in graphic design, photography and fine art (ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture). Its galleries regularly feature traveling exhibits, student shows, and group and solo exhibitions by professional artists.

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