SURFACE • FUNCTION: Recent work by Department of Art Alumni at The HannahBerry Workshop and Charlotte Smith Studios

Sep 13, 2019

Visual Arts Center Gallery

Poster with exhibit titler SURFACE • FUNCTION and images of three tables, blue, pink, and purple, upside down over an image of black ceramic cups stacked in vertical columns.

Running September 13 through October 6, 2019, SURFACE • FUNCTION are two exhibitions of recent work by MSU Department of Art Alumni from Charlotte Smith of Charlotte Smith Studios and Sarah Qarqish and Morgan Welch of The HannaBerry Workshop. A public reception is planned for Friday, September 13 starting at 5pm in the Visual Arts Center Gallery, 808 University Drive.

Charlotte Smith is a 2012 graduate of the sculpture concentration currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work, specifically handmade ceramic cups, focuses on functional design. Smith’s work is sold through her website at and carried by Little Barn Apothecary and Steel + Plank.  Charlotte Smith Studios has been featured on and named “Beloved Local Ceramicist” on’s “A Quick Hit List of Atlanta Favorites.”

Located in Ocean Springs, MS The HannaBerry Workshop is a design build studio manufacturing handcrafted furniture and accessories. The founders and artists of The HannaBerry Workshop are MSU alumni Morgan Berry Welch and Sarah Hanna Qarqish. The Workshop's projects range from small scale pieces for individuals to large scale installations and interiors. With custom furniture clients including C-Spire and the Mississippi Children’s Museum, The HannaBerry Workshop has shown their work across Mississippi and is featured on WLOX’s Gulf Coast Weekend,, and were selected as artists for the Mississippi Museum of Art’s 2015 C3 Community Art Series.

An exhibition reception is planned for Friday, September 13 starting at 5pm in the Visual Arts Center Gallery. For more information, email or call 662-325-2970.

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