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Virtual Visiting Artist Program – VVAP

A very important project that Brooke White has started this fall is the Virtual Visiting Artist Program. VVAP, is a Visiting Artist Program that brings artists, critics and art historians from all over the world, mostly the United States, to speak to us via Skype. The first artist in the series is Anne Massoni, She spoke on September 10th […]

The New South Project by Brooke White

The New South Project   Photographs by Brooke C. White     The New South Project investigates the ways that identity and place are affected by the economic and technological changes taking place within specific regions of the global south such as, South Central Asia and the southern United States. Through the use of photography, […]

Melton Takes Top Honors at Juried Show

Article by Paul Wolf, Find it in Fondren Flattmann, Melton and the Farringtons After 30 years in the chemical industry, Oxford’s Benny Melton has found his first love again. After hearing his name called last night at The Cedars 2nd annual Juried Art show, Melton found himself a winner, taking away the grand prize. “This is […]

Graduate Student Terry Lynn Shows Work in Memphis Exhibit

Contemporary Memphis artists on exhibit at the Dixon By FredricKoeppel Original article can be found here. Imagine an exhibition that features 100 pieces by more than 80 artists working in Memphis from 2001 to the present. Imagine that this show touches many contemporary genres, including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and video and installation art. Then […]

BFA Alum Exhibits Work in Spoke Art

Written by Rachel Ralph on Work by Ken Garduno Thursday night brought a packed crowd to Spoke Art where the gallery hosted the second annual Supersonic Electronic Invitational. For this show, 32 young artists were chosen founder Zach Tutor, who sees them as the leaders of a new generation of artists. The space was […]

MFA Candidate Brad Luke: Solo Exhibition

Article by: The Meridian Star MERIDIAN —      A local artist whose surreal paintings are creating a buzz around the state brings his work to East Mississippi Community College Sunday. Brad Luke, of Preston, will be at Aust Hall on the Scooba campus Sunday from 2-4 p.m. to explain his “Mindscapes and Dreamscapes.” The exhibit […]

Bruce Levingston Aims to Use New Post to Raise University’s Profile in the Arts

JUNE 12, 2012 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Bruce Levingston discusses his music during a 2011 performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Levingston has been appointed as special adviser on the arts to University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. UM photo by Nathan Latil. OXFORD, Miss. – Oxford has been called the “New […]

From Sculptor to Teacher to Sugar Diva

Cory Lewis, adjunct professor of art at Ole Miss and Sugar Diva of Oxford, talks life, adventure, and business ARTICLE | JUNE 19, 2012 – 2:39PM | BY EVERETT BEXLEY Photo Courtesy Cory Lewis Call her what you want – artist, professor, mother, wedding cake-maker, conversationalist – the list goes on and on; yet one thing remains certain: […]

Art Professor to Use Fulbright Fellowship to Explore Transformation of Indian Metropolis

JUNE 8, 2012 BY DEBORAH PURNELL OXFORD, Miss. – In the southeastern region of the Indian state of Karnataka, the capital city of Bangalore has been known for generations as the “Garden City” for its green gardens and parks. And over the last two decades, the city has gained a new reputation as the “Silicon Valley of […]

Exhibit of Southern Folk Art at UM Museum Through July 13

MAY 1, 2012 BY DEBORAH A. PURNELL OXFORD, Miss. – Mattie Codling, a junior at the University of Mississippi, curated the latest exhibit of Southern folk art as part of her internship at the UM Museum. “How We Worked, Played and Prayed: An Exhibition of Southern Folk Art” is on display from through July 13, […]

Bronzing an Icon: Elvis set to return to Tupelo

Written by Melanie Addington  The terracotta statue is but a ghost now as “Elvis” has left the building. “It’s getting harder and harder to work here,” sculptor Bill Beckwith said. It was mid-week when Beckwith was in his studio next door to Taylor Grocery helping visitors from Como tour his studio. The self-effacing artist who […]

Graduate Student Work

Fragmented by Hailey Hodge, CMYK and 3D screen print installation

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Teabowl by Preston Tolbert, anagama fired stoneware

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Firefly Cups by Bryan Horn, ceramic

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Red Dancers by John Cummings. Wood, screen print and gold enamel

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Work in Progress…


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Ceramic work by Andrew McIntyre. BFA graduate 2011

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Aluminum Pour

Image from the Sculpture Department's inaugural aluminum pour using the new foundry.

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Undergraduate Painting

Work from BFA student Judy Ford's thesis show.

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Wooden Type from Letterpress Collection


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Graduate student, Micah Craven, creates a monotype print.

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Liminal Space

Ceramics work from Sara Truman's MFA thesis exhibition.

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