Interior design creations by 16 graduating seniors at Mississippi State are on display Friday-Saturday [April 7-8] at the university’s Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery.

Free to all, the exhibit showcases the practical knowledge and range of skills that the rising professional designers have acquired throughout their participation in the state’s largest interior design program.

In addition to general education coursework, the students have gained studio experience in a variety of interior design areas, including design theory, lighting design and interior construction and furniture design, among others.

“We are proud of our interior design students, and we are excited that they have secured summer internships with firms in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Others are seeking internships with firms in Colorado, Florida and Oregon as well,” said Beth Miller, professor and director of the university’s interior design program.

MSU’s 2017 senior interior design exhibitors include (by hometown):

BARTLETT, Tennessee—Caitlyn R. Fleming.

COLUMBUS—Hannah E. Higgins.

CORDOVA, Tennessee—Sarah A. Galbreath.

CORINTH—Anastasia F. Miller.

LONGVIEW, Texas—Caroline E. Smith.

MADISON—Annah K. Pennebaker.

MURFREESBORO, Tennessee—Haley F. Austin.

NEW ALBANY—Bobbie O. Rogers.

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana—Rylee H. Laborde.

SOUTHAVEN—Mary Katherine “Katie” Hughes.

STAFFORD, Texas—Joy C. Bottom.

TERRY—Amber C. Henry.

Exhibit hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday [April 7] and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday [April 16] in MSU Welcome Center’s second-floor gallery located at 75 B.S. Hood Drive on the Starkville campus.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

Regular gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, as well as by appointment.

Accredited by The Council for Interior Design Accreditation and National Association of Schools of Art and Design, MSU’s interior design program provides students with a broad background in interior elements, materials, sources and practical experience in the business of interior design.

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