FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 18, 2011
Contact: Janie Guyton Shields
West Point High School students to visit MUW Art and Design Department
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Some West Point High School students will be on campus on Friday, Feb. 25 participating in the Drawing Out Success program run by students of Mississippi University for Women’s Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity.
The Drawing Out Success program is a recruitment venture for the Art and Design Department. According to Dr. Beverly Joyce, MUW associate professor of art, invitations were sent to area high schools to come for a day of art workshops and demonstrations.
“We will have 20 high school students in our department from 9:30 to 1:30, and they will have a whirlwind tour of just some of the things we do here,” said Dr. Joyce.
The department will be helping the students screen print an Art and Design Department T-shirt for them to take home. The design was created by Amanda Brewer, junior art major and Kappa Pi chapter president.
Also, Al Holen, MUW assistant professor of art, will teach the students to throw a bowl on the wheel and show them how raku pottery is fired. Other activities include a workshop in computer art by Robert Gibson, Art and Design Department chair, and demonstrations in the photography dark room. At the end of the visit, the high school students will compete in a trivia contest about the Art and Design Department for a grand prize.
Kappa Pi’s mission is to enhance a deeper appreciation of the arts with the community, which MUW’s chapter achieves through its Drawing Out Success program. The international honorary art fraternity has partnered with area high schools to raise money for their art programs.
For more information, contact Dr. Joyce at (662) 241-7812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org