Background Image Alternative Text: graphic - writing in black "in the making" looks like it's on a blue background with paper airplanes flying off edges
Background Image Alternative Text: students pose in front of "in the making" letters and their gallery (Front row, kneeling) Malik Henley of Iuka; (Back row, l-r) Mandy Schemmel of Madison, Jeremiah Brooks of Carthage, Breanna Rochelle of Nesbit, Darius Amos of Greenville and Vick Jackson of Memphis, Tennessee

MSU graphic design seniors showcase what has been 'In the Making' with art thesis exhibition

The gallery, available for viewing in-person or online, spotlights the work of six art students.

students pose wearing mask in front of "in the making" sign for their senior exhibit
(Front row, kneeling) Malik Henley of Iuka; (Back row, l-r) Mandy Schemmel of Madison, Jeremiah Brooks of Carthage, Breanna Rochelle of Nesbit, Darius Amos of Greenville and Vick Jackson of Memphis, Tennessee

By Landon Gibson | Mississippi State University

Six senior art majors specializing in graphic design at Mississippi State are showcasing their work in a Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, available for viewing in-person or online.

Titled “In the Making,” the gallery spotlights the seniors’ completion of academic and studio work within MSU’s Department of Art, the state’s largest undergraduate studio art program. The students under the instruction of Associate Professor of Graphic Design Suzanne Powney this semester are displaying their graphic creations at the Visual Arts Center Gallery through Nov. 21 from 1-6 p.m., but also are available online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates on the exhibition are posted on Instagram.

View the online exhibit.

Student exhibitor Breanna Rochelle of Nesbit explained that “In the Making” refers to the process that comes with creating art, designing and the changes in life. This was instilled by Powney as she guided her students to achieve design goals and exhibit excellence in their work.

Rochelle said, “To me, ‘In the Making’ refers to the fact that we are always growing and changing, and it encourages me to look forward to what comes next for myself. I’m not finished yet.”

In addition to Rochelle, other student exhibitors include (by hometown):

CARTHAGE—Jeremiah Brooks

GREENVILLE—Darius Amos

IUKA—Malik Henley

MADISON—Mandy Schemmel

MEMPHIS, Tennessee—Vick Jackson

Learn more about MSU’s College of Architecture, Art and Design and the Department of Art at www.caad.msstate.edu.

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