USM Art and Design’s Annual Juried Student Show Set for March 23


03/15/2022 – 13:30pm | By: Ivonne Kawas

A view of the galleryArtwork by learners in the Art and Layout program, housed in the Faculty of Carrying out
and Visual Arts at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), will be on exhibit
for its 2022 Once-a-year Juried Student Show, from March 23 via April 8 on the Hattiesburg
Campus. An awards ceremony will be held March 24 at 6 p.m.

The Exhibition was juried by Anthony (Tony) DiFatta, Director of Instruction at Walter
Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs Christian Bailey, potter, sculptor, and art instructor
at Harrison Central Higher University and Zach Blessing, graphic designer and Vice President
of American Marketing Federation of Pensacola.

DiFatta, USM alum and juror, says he has judged many artwork competitions from young children
to professional artists.

“I’m normally stunned with the perform I see from the learners at USM and stop by the gallery
and studios any time I’m in city,” stated DiFatta. “Some of the items in this demonstrate
are more powerful than most specialist artwork that I’ve judged.”

DiFatta said that the function exhibited by USM students make it distinct that art instructors
at USM truly emphasize the principles of craftsmanship and composition, without hindering

“Even although I graduated in excess of 20 many years ago, I can nevertheless see the impact of the USM
school in my own work,” reported DiFatta.

The clearly show features much more than 151 is effective of art that ended up picked from 192 entries.
These involve entries from studio courses in artwork foundations, drawing, portray, printmaking,
digital photography, ceramics, sculpture, and various classes in graphic design.

“We are delighted this yr to be back in the gallery for our Once-a-year Student Show
just after the previous two decades of on the web exhibitions,” mentioned Mark Rigsby, affiliate professor
and director of the Gallery of Art and Structure.

“This is just one of our most expected events of the year and we seem forward to viewing
and celebrating all the challenging operate and studio achievements of our students in Art and
Structure,” he extra.

The exhibit can be viewed at the Gallery of Artwork and Structure in the George Hurst Creating,
Monday via Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For inquiries about the Annual College student
Present, get in touch with Mark Rigsby at 601.266.5200.

Master extra about the Artwork and Design and style program. 


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