Delta State University’s Art Department will open its annual juried student exhibition on Thursday, March 7 from 5 to 7 PM in the Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery. Of 358 entries, 118 will be showcased at the show, which is free and open to the public and runs through April 18.
Durant Thompson, associate professor of sculpture at the University of Mississippi, served as the juror. He earned a BFA in sculpture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and an MFA in sculpture from Louisiana State University. Thompson has juried national and international exhibitions and is a co-founder of the Yokna Sculpture Trail in Oxford, Miss. One of his sculptures is on view in the Matthews-Sanders Sculpture Garden at DSU.
The exhibition allows the Art Department to highlight student work produced in the past year and affords students opportunity to gain professional experience by preparing it for exhibition and submitting it to a jury process. Students are also eligible to win monetary awards in a variety of categories. The awards, which will be presented at 6 PM on opening night, are made possible through the support of art patrons from the Cleveland community.
The art honor society Kappa Pi will organize a Salon des Refusés in the Holcomb-Norwood Annex to display some of the artwork that did not make the main event.
The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 5 PM and on Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
For more information, please contact the Art Department at 662-846-4720.