Five graduating seniors from Mississippi University for Women will mark the completion of their undergraduate art programs with their capstone thesis exhibition, which will be on display at the Mississippi University for Women Galleries from Nov. 2 through Dec. 2.  A reception will be held Nov.3 from 5:30-7p.m.  The artists are Lexie Ava, Justin D. Carson, Myles Moyé, Dominique Wells and Georgia Wood, all of whom will earn a BFA with varying emphases in studio art.

Three of the students are in the painting and drawing emphasis.  Originally from Pikesville, Maryland, Ava’s series of drawings and paintings focus on fusions of mythos and pop culture, exploring the process of creating fictional worlds.  These works explore character design and worldbuilding through both digital and physical media.

Moyé, from Liberty, Alabama, will feature mixed-media-based paintings and screen prints. Using tennis as a metaphor for life, Moyé explores Black celebrity and class issues.  He explores these themes in compositions that blend abstraction with figurative details.

As a lover of cats, Wood of Columbus, will celebrate her feline friends in paintings and prints using found materials.  Her work, which is characterized by fantastic and whimsical characters, will be a modern twist on southern folk art.  
Carson, a printmaker from Indianola, will explore retro-futuristic and post-apocalyptic themes in a range of printmaking media.  His themes blend with pop culture, enhanced by his love of manga, comic books and classical literature. 

As the ceramicist of the graduating class, Wells of Columbus, will display a variety of pots and figurative sculptural works.  His designs are inspired by his love for pop culture, including anime and wrestling.

The Mississippi University for Women Galleries are open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, following the academic schedule. The Galleries are located in Summer Hall on The W campus and are free and open to the public. For more information, please call (662) 329-7431 or email 

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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