Graduating graphic design majors at MSU present ‘After Hours’ exhibition

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On display April 24-May 2 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, the “After Hours” exhibition will feature works of 20 fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State. The student exhibitors include (front row, left to right) Lauren Lewis, Layne Smith, McKinley Ranager, Kelsey Bishop, Tori Holmes, Keats Haupt, Jeremy Childress, Kelli Clayton and Sami Mendoza (back row, left to right) Mitch Phillips, Vernon McCoy Jr., Josh Green, Sarah Prater, Anna Barber, Anna Zollicoffer, Erin Frazier, Dustin Nickell-Templin, Brianna Bradley, Ian Green and Hayden Lambert. (Submitted photo)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Works of 20 fine art seniors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State will be on display April 24-May 2 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the “After Hours” exhibition in the university Welcome Center’s second-floor gallery celebrates the conclusion of the students’ art department studies.

The portfolio works range from illustrative poster designs and eye-catching advertisements to compelling web design layouts and packaging. In addition to the physical displays, individual portfolio books and self-promotional pieces will be available for viewing on opening night. For a preview, visit and follow on Instagram @afterhoursmsu.

A 5-7 p.m. opening reception in the students’ honor will take place Monday [April 24] at the Cullis Wade gallery. Complimentary refreshments provided by The Biscuit Shop and Strangebrew Coffeehouse in Starkville will be served.

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

Promotional poster for Mississippi State's "After Hours" BFA Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

The “After Hours” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BILOXI— Ian F. Green; and Dustin S. Nickell-Templin.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama—Anna C. Barber; and Sarah L. Prater.

BRANDON—Vernon E. McCoy Jr.; and Mitchell S. “Mitch” Phillips.

BOLIVAR, Tennessee—Kelsey M. Bishop.

CALEDONIA—Brianna G. Bradley.

COLUMBIA—Jeremy K. Childress.

CORINTH—Erin N. Frazier.

FLOWOOD—Anna R. Zollicoffer.

LAUREL—Hayden A. Lambert.

NEW ALBANY—McKinley Ranager.

PASS CHRISTIAN—Kelli M. Clayton.

PETAL—Layne Smith.

SIKESTON, Missouri—Victoria L. “Tori” Holmes.

SOUTHAVEN—Sami K. Mendoza.

STARKVILLE—Keats V. Haupt.  

TERRY—Lauren B. Lewis.

TUPELO—Joshua C. “Josh” Green.

Additional gallery information is available from Lori Neuenfeldt, MSU art department gallery director, at 662-325-2973 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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