Delta State Facilities Management, the Madison Center and the Art Department have partnered to develop a campus recycling program. Ten recycling modules will be placed across campus this week. The modules have three bins, one each for aluminum, paper and plastic materials.
The modules have been painted in the style of several contemporary artists. (See photos and artist’s profile below)
The modules have been placed in high-traffic locations throughout the campus. (Click for map) Faculty, staff and students are asked to deposit aluminum, paper, and plastic in these bins, but only these materials, please. Mixing the materials or depositing other waste materials adds to the cost of the program. Please use the trash containers located nearby for non-recyclable materials.
Look for more information on recycling in the near future. Mandatory recycling inside campus buildings will begin with a pilot project in Kethley Hall and eventually include all campus buildings.
Recycling is an excellent way for our campus to address the environmental issues facing our state and nation. DSU’s Year of Green goals included increasing our recycling rate by 25%. With your support, we’ll easily accomplish that goal.
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Fernand Léger (1881-1955) was a French painter, sculptor and filmmaker. Departing from Cubism, Léger developed an abstract style of bright unmodulated colors and simplified stereo-metric forms that echoes the early 20th century’s fascination with modern technology. His figures appear to be composed of pipes and boilerplates and find themselves in a mechanized futuristic environment.
Painted by Kayla Selby & Andrea Haynes, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Foundation Hall- North
Walter Anderson (1903-65) was an enormously productive artist who created thousands of paintings, watercolors, ink drawings, block prints, sculptures and ceramic pieces inspired by the scenery of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Yet he created much of his work in obscurity; it was only after his death that the volume of his work and genius came to light and earned him a place among the greats of American modernism.
Painted by Gabriel Nolden & Ryan Kwan, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Walter Sillers- South
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) was a pioneer of American abstract painting. Much of her work was inspired by nature: flowers, skulls, rock formations and the arid landscape of the Southwest, which she often presented in extreme close-ups so that we can read them both as representations of nature and abstract shapes.
Painted by Kathleen Taylor & Jessica Williams, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Union- North
Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) was among a group of young American artists who in the 1980s broke down the boundaries between high art and pop culture and turned graffiti into an acceptable art form. Yet Basquiat’s crudely drawn imagery and scrawled inscriptions are not merely a reflection of street culture; they consciously evoke comparison with artists such as Picasso, Pollock, and Rauschenberg whose work also borrowed from street and tribal arts and thus question the values we ascribe to each.
Painted by La Norris Allen & Richard Shue, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Holcomb Norwood- West
René Magritte (1893-1967) was a Belgian surrealist painter. Surrealism was an early 20th-century art movement that sought to liberate the imagination from conventional restraints and devised various strategies for doing so. Magritte employed the juxtaposition of incongruous objects, discrepancy in scale, and the metamorphosis of objects to instigate a chain of unexpected associations.
Painted by: Pete Horne, Spring 2011- Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Kethley – South
William H. Johnson (1901-70) was an African-American painter whose work chronicled the African-American experience in the rural South and urban North. Like many African-American artists of his generation, Johnson spent the early years of his career in Europe. Influenced by the European avant-garde, folk art and African-American narrative quilts, Johnson developed an abstract style of bold colors, simplified forms and rhythmic designs that have been described as evoking the spirit of “blues in paint.”
Painted by Brian Ambrose, Cetin Oguz, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Zeigel East
Joan Miro (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter and sculptor associated with Surrealism. Surrealism was an early 20th-century art movement that sought to liberate the imagination from conventional restraints and devised various strategies for doing so. Miro exploited automatic drawing – drawing rapidly without reflection – to conjure fantastic images born from his imagination and childhood memory.
Painted by Carley Wilson & Kaley Farris, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Ewing West
Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) was a Polish-born Art Deco painter who began her career in Paris in the “roaring 1920s” before moving to the United States in the 1930s. She is best known for her portraits of members of the European and American high society which reflect the taste for luxury, glamour, modern technology and futuristic design typical of the postwar years.
Painted by Lindsey Mashburn & Jesse Flowers, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Kent Wyatt East
Roy Lichtenstein (1923-97) was an American Pop artist who adopted the imagery and style of comic strips. The subject matter of his paintings, however, – still lifes, genre scenes, romance, acts of heroism, and the masters of art – emulates that of traditional art and thus begs a comparison of high art and popular culture.
(In Progress) Painted by Allan Morris & Jason Poole, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Union West
Aaron Douglas (1898-1979) was one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s who created book illustrations and murals depicting African-Americans’ history and struggle for recognition. Douglas’s style of sharply-angled silhouetted figures painted in flat colors draws on Egyptian and African art as well as Art Deco and became a visual expression of the Harlem Renaissance’s celebration of African American heritage.
(In Progress) Painted by Adam Horne, Steven Strauss & Kenneth Turner, Spring 2011, Art 465, Painting 1
Location: Union South