Welcome to the 19th annual University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum at Michigan State University. Throughout the day, undergraduate students from diverse academic disciplines will present their outstanding research and creative endeavors. This forum is the largest in the event’s history, with 930 students from 14 different colleges participating today. These students were mentored by more than 600 faculty members.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 12th at 3:30 PM for the awards ceremony in the Ballroom of the Union during which the prize winners in the various categories will be announced. We encourage all participants to join us for the awards ceremony and to invite their families, friends, mentors, and faculty members to attend.
To recognize exemplary scholarly achievements, monetary prizes will be awarded. One first-place award ($100) will be given in each section. Students working together in groups of four or less will each receive the award money independently. The maximum amount awarded for groups with five or more members will be $400, and the award money will be evenly distributed amongst the group members. Award money will be deposited directly into the student’s MSU account.
First-place award recipients will be considered for the grand prize award, which will be announced in early summer. All first-place award recipients will be contacted to submit a brief paper on their UURAF program topic and an electronic version of their poster or oral presentation. The Editorial Board and staff members for the Red Cedar Undergraduate Research Journal (ReCUR) will review submissions. A total of two grand prizes ($500 each) will be awarded to one program from the science and engineering categories and one program from the humanities, social sciences, and communication arts and sciences categories.
On Monday, April 24th the Michigan State University Sculpture Program in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design will offer an open house in the Sculpture Building (Kresge Art Center Annex) with studio visits of both undergraduates and MFA Candidates from 11:30 to 5:50 pm. At the same time in East Lansing, (Scene) Metrospace Gallery at 110 Charles Street will be hosting the MSU’s AAHD 2017 Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition featuring pieces from across all media and including mixed-media, digital video and bronze castings from selected students in the Sculpture Program. MSU Campus is also home to the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
April 24th open house will feature the work from MFA Candidates & Advanced Undergraduate Sculpture Students including: Mary Peacock, Jordan Smith, Dylan Milkins, Moira Salman, Amy Lambert Tarbell, and Sarah Winterbottom, along with coursework from Construction/Fabrication, Installation/Mixed Media, Casting, and Figure Modeling.
Do want to go on a cool camping trip this fall? Learn how to make photo books? Participate in an art book fair? Listen to visiting artists? Then come to the first photo club meeting on September 5 at 5:00pm in room 35 in Kresge! We will talk about up coming events this fall, pick officer positions, and learn how to stitch photo books.
Cross-disciplinary artist and Fiber Professor at VCU, Aaron McIntosh mixes textiles, sculpture, drawing, collage, and photography to find intersections of material culture, family tradition, sexual desire and identity politics. Recently his work has been featured in Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in NY and Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters at the CAFMA.
An exhibition of nature, science, philosophy, art history plus found objects and words by Robert B. Park.
September 15- November 4, 2017
(SCENE) Metrospace and the MSU Department of Art, Art History, and Design are excited to announce the opening of Quantum Entanglement featuring the work of Robert B. Park of Bath, Michigan. Park received his BFA in 1969 from Michigan State University, after completing his degree he returned in the early 70’s to obtain a teaching certification. Park’s work has been extensively shown regionally and nationally. His work is held in private collections through the United States and abroad. Throughout his career, his work has been the recipient of awards from exhibitions nationwide. This exhibition is the result of decades of making.
During Exhibitions (SCENE) Metrospace maintains the following hours and is free and open to the public with the exception of some special programming:
This event is designed to bring creative minds together and introduce the resources that the arts community at MSU has to offer. This year, Creative Collaboration will take the form of an arts festival! We are introducing student artist galleries, art activities, interactive booths, live performances and the chance to meet other students like you. With over 20 student creative organizations present, this event gives MSU students the chance to get involved and make a difference.
Every student at Michigan State University is aware of how big this school is. With over 600 student groups, it can be more than a little confusing and overwhelming to try and get involved or explore your interests when there’s so much information thrown at you on a daily basis, especially during Welcome Week. That’s why we created the MSU Arts Council and CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Now in its fourth year, CREATIVE COLLABORATION was formed under the idea of creating an arts-specific resource fair for new and returning students interested in pursuing creative endeavors and getting involved with the arts here at MSU, as well as creating a strong and collaborative arts community where groups can work together to create amazing events and establish long-term partnerships. Different groups from dance, visual arts, music, theatre, culture, and other art forms set up informational booths that showcase their work, activities, and events, meant to increase awareness and recruit new members. During the event, there are also numerous giveaways and awesome performances from the groups and fellow students. Whether you are looking for a networking opportunity, to improve your artistic skill set, or just for a creative outlet, CREATIVE COLLABORATION brings in groups that offer unique ways to engage with the arts and with MSU. Come out and join us, enjoy some live entertainment, meet new friends, and be a part of this amazing arts community. We hope to see you there!
STATES OF BEING
A solo Exhibition featuring the work of second-year MFA Candidate, Andrew Somoskey.
Exhibition Reception Friday, October 6, 6PM-8PM
At its core, my work examines identity and social constructs within society through the language of abstraction. Does the individual form society, or does society form the individual? What constitutes identity and the values of society; and ultimately determines who one is? What is the true representation of ‘self’; is it physical or digital? Is meaning gained or lost through these multiple representations?
My process is heavily influenced by my experience in construction and demolition. I use the grid as a surrogate for humanity and social structures. The grid has a power to harness a multiplicity of identities and existences in various stages of completion. Through these multiple modes of representation, I am not just questioning what makes something complete or incomplete, but what dictates the standard by which it is judged.