High School Art Exhibition Held by Kappa Pi

Charlie Benton



The Rho Chapter of the Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity hosted its annual High School Invitational Exhibition on Friday, April 11.


The event, held in the Eugenia Summer Gallery in the Fine Arts Center on the MUW campus, was an exhibition of art from area high school students representing Starkville Academy, New Hope High School and Mooreville High School. Refreshments were served.


“This was the 4th Annual Kappa Pi High School Exhibition,” said Beverly Joyce, a professor of art in the Department of Art and Design and the faculty sponsor of Kappa Pi . “We invite high school art teachers to submit work by their students.”


The pieces, ranging in style from photography to abstract to sketches were judged, and the first-place winner received a certificate and a $25 gift certificate. The second and third-place winners also received certificates.


“I think it went fairly well,” said Sarah Barrett, a senior art major from Fulton, Miss., and the president of Kappa Pi. “We’re definitely going to do it [again] next year.”


“[Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity] is a national honorary fraternity dedicated to fostering a love of art,” said Joyce.


The MUW Department of Art and Design is “an intimate, dynamic department with a family atmosphere,” according to its website. Classes in art education, drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, photography, and ceramics are offered through the department. Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Arts in art or a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art or art education.


Upcoming events in the Department of Art and Design include the senior exhibition, running from April 16 to May 10. The exhibition will be held in the Eugenia Summer Gallery. The reception is to be announced.