March 20, 2023
Students make their way to class on a snowy campus day. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A mosaic of colorful paper butterflies have migrated to the International Center as part of a butterfly garden art exhibit titled “Together We Heal, Grow and Soar.” The garden is part of a series designed, created and installed by Zahrah Resh, MSU AgeAlive artist-in-residence, and is on display at the International Center as part of the MSU Asian Studies Center and MSU Japan Council's Japan Month events. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
MSU AgeAlive artist-in-residence Zahrah Resh speaks with students about the butterfly garden project. The nearly 4,000 butterflies, created by hundreds of campus and community members, are part of Resh’s goal to create fun and accessible projects that allow participants to experience the joy and healing in the process of creating art, while promoting cultural awareness, inclusion and community. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Decorations tied along the bridge near Wells Hall share kind messages for the MSU community. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
As the NCAA tournament started and MSU celebrated victory on the court this week, March 15 also marked the 60th anniversary of the “Game of Change,” considered one of the most important sporting events of the civil rights movement. During the second round of the 1963 NCAA University Division 1 basketball tournament, the Mississippi State Bulldogs went against rules that prohibited them from playing against integrated teams and came to Jenison Fieldhouse to play against the Loyola Ramblers, forever changing the landscape of collegiate basketball. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A ceramics student turns out a masterpiece while throwing on the wheel in the Kresge Art Center ceramics studio. The studio offers Art, Art History and Design students space to practice wheel throwing, hand building and slipcasting, alongside a glaze lab and 17 kilns to fire and finish their works of art. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
An ambitious artist creates a large terra cotta vessel in the ceramics studio. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
The curving metal plates of the sculpture “Oaxaca,” created by artist Mel G. Leiserowitz, command the attention of passersby in Brody Square. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
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