MSU exhibition ‘Press Any Key’ showcases graduating graphic design seniors

A group picture of MSU's graduating graphic design seniors
MSU’s graduating graphic design seniors will present a thesis exhibition April 21-26 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery. The graduates include, front row from left: Anna Grace Thompson, Alejandra Alcántara and Erin Thompson; second row from left: Christopher Gates, McKenzie Conner, Lizzy Jorgensen, Raphael Spears, Madisyn Rainwater, Jordan Carpenter, Emily Jeselink and Amari Caples; back row from left: Zac Sicola, Spencer Thomas, Markeise Willis, Cassie Winship, Collins Davis, Tori Suggs, Amy Kwas and Emily Harms. (Submitted photo)

Contact: Madison Welzbacher

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Nineteen graduating seniors majoring in graphic design at Mississippi State are presenting their work in a thesis exhibition April 21-26 at the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

The show, titled “Press Any Key,” is the culmination of student work completed within MSU’s Department of Art under instructors Claire Gipson and Cassie Hester, assistant professors in MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design. The exhibition is about “starting a new creative journey and how technology has influenced each graduate’s life.”

A reception will be held Friday [April 22] 6-8 p.m., also at the Depot Gallery.

Student exhibitors include (by hometown):

CARRIERE—Alejandra Alcàntara

CLINTON—Collins Davis and Emily Jeselink

CORINTH—Anna Grace Thompson

FULTON—Tori Suggs

HELENA, Alabama—Zac Sicola

HOMEWOOD, Alabama—McKenzie Conner

LAUREL—Cassie Winship

MADISON—Emily Harms

MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Lizzy Jorgensen

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama—Erin Thompson

NEW ALBANY—Madisyn Rainwater


PHEBA—Christopher Gates

STARKVILLE—Spencer Thomas

SUMRALL—Jordan Carpenter

VICKSBURG—Amari Caples, Markeise Willis and Raphael Spears

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