MSU Graphic Design Seniors Present “Just a Bunch of Hipsters” Exhibit

MSU Hipsters
Graphic design seniors at MSU will present the “Just a Bunch of Hipsters” exhibit Dec. 2-8 in McComas Hall Art Gallery.
(Photo by: submitted/Kamau Bostic

STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) — Works of 14 graduating art/graphic design majors at Mississippi State will be on display Dec. 2-8 in the university’s McComas Hall Art Gallery.

Free and open to all, the art department-sponsored show titled “Just a Bunch of Hipsters” features various creations by the students during their final year of thesis studies. The exhibit includes web designs, posters, illustrations, packaging, self-promotional materials, as well as editorial, typeface, advertising and identity design, among others.

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Also open to all, a public reception honoring the seniors takes place at 5 p.m. Tuesday [the 2nd] in the ground-floor gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by City Bagel Café.

The graduating “Hipsters” include (by hometown):

AKRON, Ohio — Kelsey Ann Moore, the daughter of Sharon Schwertfeger.

GAUTIER — Victoria C. Strayham, the daughter of John and Carolyn Strayham.

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Carley E. Robertson, the daughter of John and Lesia Robertson.

GULFPORT — Austin C. Edwards, the son of Chadwick and Daniele Edwards.

HERNANDO — Rachel Lynn Weed, the daughter of George and Jodi Weed.

IRONDALE, Alabama — Carlyse W. Williams, the daughter of Carl and Wynee Williams.

MABEN — Chelbie C. Williamson, the daughter of Kenneth and Sandra Williamson.

MERIDIAN — Kimberly A. Davis, the daughter of Richard Davis and Laura Davis.

MULGA, Ala. — Colten H. McMickens, the son of Walter and Pamela McMickens.

NEW ALBANY — Mary Katherine Kitchens, the daughter of David and Patricia Kitchens.

OCEAN SPRINGS — Alyce N. Calkins, the daughter of Stephen Calkins and Jeri Boyd.

SARAH — Barney M. “Cissy” Rowland, the daughter of Timothy Rowland and Geraldene Word.

STARKVILLE — McRae Hopper, the son of Richard and Donna Hopper.

WASSERBURG AM BODENSEE, GERMANY — Katja Walter, the daughter of Hans and Eva Walter.

For more information on the student artists and the exhibit, see

Graphic design is one of seven areas of study offered through the College of Architecture, Art and Design’s art department. Complete details for the college and its art department are available at, and

For detailed information about the graphic design curriculum, contact professor Jamie Burwell Mixon at 662-325-2970 or

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