MSU fine arts seniors present online ‘Escapade’ exhibition to celebrate upcoming graduation

group of fine art students gathered in Howell Building studio
With works featured in the “Escapade” online exhibition, Mississippi State’s graduating fine arts seniors include (seated in blue chair) Marissa Stanley of Rienzi; (on floor) Caylee Hubbard of Conroe, Texas; (standing on right) Timothy Bush Jr. of Starkville; (middle row, on computer monitor) Hunter Smith of Starkville; Gracie Conn of Jackson; Kenzie Johnston of Enterprise; Garrett Seal of Wiggins; Tori Mullins of Starkville; (back row, with cape) Sydney Cozart of Tuscumbia, Alabama; Justin Alexander of Meridian; Ronni Brashear of Madison; Anthony Lowe of Jackson; Justin Wright of Olive Branch; and (seated on top of shopping cart) Alex Ladewig of Pelham, Alabama. (Submitted photo)

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s Department of Art is continuing its celebration of graduating seniors with the launch of “Escapade,” an online exhibition of painting, ceramics, furniture, mixed media and more.

The virtual display represents the culmination of academic and studio work for 14 students earning Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program. The department typically honors graduating fine arts seniors with a campus exhibition but has adapted these plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student exhibitors used a variety of media in their pieces to showcase creative concepts at this momentous point in their artistic lives.

View the Exhibit.

Student exhibitors include (by hometown):

CONROE, Texas—Caylee L. Hubbard

ENTERPRISE—Kenzie R. Johnston

JACKSON—Grace A. “Gracie” Conn and Anthony S. Lowe

MADISON—Veronica A. “Ronni” Brashear

MERIDIAN—Justin C. Alexander

OLIVE BRANCH—Justin T. Wright

PELHAM, Alabama—Alexandra S. “Alex” Ladewig

RIENZI—Marissa D. Stanley

STARKVILLE—Timothy L. “Tim” Bush Jr., Jacquelyn V. “Tori” Mullins and Hunter C. Smith

TUSCUMBIA, Alabama—Sydney C. Cozart

WIGGINS—Garrett J. Seal

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