Local students complete MSU art summer camp

Nine students from throughout the Magnolia State are back home after spending last week at the Mississippi State art department’s INvision summer camp.
Jaiye Gillon, of Ackerman, was one of the nine participants. She is the daughter of Raymond and Tricia Gillon.

Students find inspiration outdoors. Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Students find inspiration outdoors.
Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Ashley Bryant of McCarley (foreground) and Katherine Huang of Tupelo (background) were among recent campers taking part in the INvision summer art camp at Mississippi State. Other camper photographs may be viewed on the College of Architecture, Art and Design's Facebook page. Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Ashley Bryant of McCarley (foreground) and Katherine Huang of Tupelo (background) were among recent campers taking part in the INvision summer art camp at Mississippi State. Other camper photographs may be viewed on the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s Facebook page.
Photo by: Lori Neuenfeldt

Now in its second year, the visual arts introductory program provided a week-long [June 6-13] learning experience for students 16 years and older, as well as incoming freshmen at the university, interested in pursuing academic majors in the studio fields of art and design.
Led by department faculty members and students, the camp included a variety of workshops focusing on sculpture, drawing, graphic design, letterpress, bookmaking, papermaking, painting and screen-printing.
Participants this year also worked with mural artist and illustrator Michael Roy of Moss Point and went on a nature hike with MSU artist-in-residence Marian McLellan to sketch local plants at the nearby Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.
MSU graphic design graduate Lorrin Webb, owner of Wanderite Screen Print Design Studio in Starkville, returned to campus to provide campers with better appreciation of the varied career opportunities available to graduates with a fine arts degree.
At summer’s end, art works completed by the campers in a variety of media will be featured at the university’s Colvard Student Union second-floor gallery. The exhibit will be free and open to the public.
This year’s INvision participants included (by hometown):
ACKERMAN—Jaiye Gillon, the daughter of Raymond and Tricia Gillon.
BATESVILLE—Tatum Roper, the son of Cindy Roper; and James “Carson” Smith, the son of Cheryl Baird.
COLUMBUS—Ivy Williamson, the daughter of Andy and Jennifer Williamson.
McCARLEY—Ashley Bryant, the daughter of Lynn and Jearline Bryant.
OCEAN SPRINGS—Emily Koch, the daughter of Mark and Maureen Koch.
PASCAGOULA—Carly Bond, the daughter of Cleve and Carla Bond; and
TUPELO—Katherine Huang, the daughter of An-Ching and Mei-huei Huang; and Samantha Turba, the daughter of Mark and Michelle Turba.
For more about MSU’s art department and College of Architecture, Art and Design, visit www.caad.msstate.edu and on Facebook www.facebook.com/CAADatMSU and Twitter @CAADatMSU.
Information about Mississippi State University is available at www.msstate.edu.