Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘Half Dozen’ exhibition

Contact: Sasha Steinberg

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Works of six fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are on display Nov. 29-Dec. 7 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

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

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to crisp web layouts and entertaining packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotionals will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit

A 6-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will be held Tuesday [Nov. 29] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Veranda in Starkville will be served.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more, see at

According to Assistant Professor Suzanne Powney, “This year’s exhibition theme ‘Half Dozen’ is inspired by the six graduating seniors who are taking their final steps toward leaving the nest and beginning their careers.”

The “Half Dozen” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALTIMORE, Maryland—Lorianna A. Livingston.


JACKSON—Brian T. Ballou.

MERIDIAN—Andrea M. “Andee” Schuurman. She also is pursuing a bachelor’s in fashion design and merchandising in the School of Human Sciences.

PASCAGOULA—Katherine L. “Kaylie” Mitchell.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Matthew C. Garriga.

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

Part of MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design, the Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. For more, visit

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