The 10 Anniversary Open House celebration is on 1/17 (Tuesday) from 6pm-8pm. There will be a great swag bag give-away for all alumni and students who participate in our “10” submission request!
During the Open House on 1/17 a well deserving MFA student will win the biennial Concept 2017 Scholarship Award. MFA faculty nominated students who did outstanding work over the past year in any class/thesis. Students nominated and who submitted their proposals should attend the Open House. The winner will be announced at 7pm and you have to be present to accept!
In addition to the 10 Anniversary Open House and the Concept Award, we have two students who will present their thesis research:
Chase Quarterman thesis topic is titled “Painful Past, Hopeful Future: Discovering Mississippi’s New Identity”. Chase’s research focuses on Mississippi’s controversial state flag and how design can instill pride and hope to a place beleaguered by past and present difficulties.
Andrea Weissenbuehler’s thesis titled, “Design for Environmental and Social Impact with San Marcos Salamander” researches the impact that design can have in bringing awareness of the importance of the San Marcos River’s health.
The students in M. Wright’s fall history course, Contemporary Issues and Criticism, will host a book release and interactive experience during the MFA 10 Anniversary Open House. The book is titled “Pens, Pixels, & the Future of Design”.