Graduating graphic design seniors showcase final work in ‘CMYK’ exhibition at MSU

Group photo of four graduating MSU art/graphic design seniors standing in front of a wall
Graduating Mississippi State art/graphic design seniors Canaan Griffin of Baldwyn, Ann Gray Flowers of Clarksdale, Jessie Gehrett of Madison and Stephen Latham of Flowood are showcasing a variety of work in “CMYK,” an exhibition on display Dec. 4-10 at the university’s Visual Arts Center Gallery. (Submitted photo)

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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Four dedicated Mississippi State art/graphic design majors are showcasing a variety of creative work Dec. 4-10 at the university’s Visual Arts Center Gallery.

“CMYK” celebrates the seniors’ completion of studio work in MSU’s Department of Art, the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program. The fall semester graphic design thesis students are under the instruction of Assistant Professor Claire Gipson.

“CMYK is an abbreviation for cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black). It is a method for combining primary pigments to create nearly any color of our visible spectrum,” said student exhibitor Stephen C. Latham of Flowood. “Just as the colors for CMYK combine to create a variety of colors, these four graphic designers have come together to create a professional level exhibition.”

The students’ portfolio books and self-promotional pieces will be available for viewing on opening night, along with display pieces, web design, posters, editorials, advertising and illustrations. For a preview, visit and follow on Instagram @cmyk_2019.

A 6 p.m. public reception in the students’ honor takes place Dec. 4 at the VAC Gallery, where complimentary refreshments will be available.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.

“CMYK” exhibitors include (by hometown):

BALDWYN—Canaan Griffin.

CLARKSDALE—Ann Gray Flowers.

FLOWOOD—Stephen C. Latham.

MADISON—Jessica L. “Jessie” Gehrett.

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