University of Southern Mississippi students may have noticed it already. The Hattiesburg campus looks a little different! Recently, it earned an awesome autumn makeover. The next time you set foot on campus, don’t forget to look out for all the cool public art on display at Southern Miss. The exhibits will last through March 2023!
About the art
The college recently made their selections from a pool of nationally-recognized artists. Their goal? To find incredible pieces of outdoor art for the campus.
In the end, they selected four pieces:
- Laura E. Walters’ “Yellow Roses”
- Kelsey Wishik’s “Portal”
- Chris Wubbena’s “Action Reaction” and
- Matt Moyer’s “When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens…”
Choosing the art
Of course, all the striking public art didn’t just come out of nowhere!
Each piece you see is a juried pick chosen by a team from the College of Arts. Staff, faculty, and even a student all worked together to decide which pieces the college would proudly display.
Seeing the art
If you want to view the new pieces, here’s where to find them!
Check out Laura E. Walters’ “Yellow Roses” once it’s officially installed. You may have to wait a little longer, but when it’s up, you can find it at the back of the Liberal Arts Building.
You can see Kelsey Wishik’s “Portal” at the front of the International Center. You’ll recognize it with its patina and steel materials.
As for Chris Wubbena’s “Action Reaction,” come observe it at the front of the Liberal Arts Building. Stainless steel acrylic meets spray paint in this interesting piece.
Finally, you can view Matt Moyer’s “When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens…” when you walk between McCain Library and Cooke Library. It’s also made of steel—a uniting theme in these exquisite artworks!
This fall, take the scenic route on your way to classes. After all, there’s some nifty new public art on display at Southern Miss.
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