Thursday, April 16, 2015

Student Artwork on Display in MU Student Center

Our newest exhibition, located on the first floor of the MU Student Center, highlights the creative output of Columbia-area college students. The works on display were recently included in the annual Art After Dark exhibition organized by the Museum Advisory Council of Students (MACS) and held at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

The exhibition, "Selections from Art After Dark 2015" will be on display until May 1, 2015.

Art After Dark:
An Annual Student Art Competition
Art After Dark is an annual event presented by the Museum Advisory Council of Students (MACS). Students from each of the Columbia colleges are invited to submit work to be exhibited during an evening reception at the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology. The group receives an average of 80-100 submissions, which are narrowed to the best 25-30 works. In 2015, MACS sought the assistance of a jury of arts professionals to assist in selecting the top three entries. The artists selected by the jury received a cash prize.  A “People’s Choice” award was given to the artwork selected by the Art After Dark audience.

MACS and the
MU Museum of Art and Archaeology
The Museum Advisory Council of Students, or MACS, is a recognized MU student organization that is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in supporting the Museum of Art and Archaeology. Their mission states:
“The mission of our organization shall be to raise awareness of the art resources, exhibitions and public programs available at the Museum of Art and Archaeology to the students of MU. The purpose of MACS will be to represent students’ desires and needs for Museum-related event programming, to act as a liaison between students and Museum staff, to evaluate the success of current MACS programming, to assist in planning and carrying out MACS programming, and to generate ideas for programs that will meet the needs of the students.”
The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology houses a world-class collection and serves as invaluable educational and cultural resource for the students of MU and the Columbia community. It is located at Mizzou North.
For more information or to join MACS, visit

The Exhibition List 

Maeve Casey, MU

Photography, inkjet print
20 x 30 in.

Nate Compton, MU
To Pretend To Be The Wind
8 x 12 in.

Allyson Conroy, MU
Fishy Fishy
14 x 17 in.

Mae Godwin, MACC
Mixed media, acrylic and latex on canvas 
36 x 36 in.

Danyell Gomoll, MU 
Masked by Society

Charcoal on Paper

17 x 17 in.

Andrea N. Hendrix, MU
Structures/Spring 2014

Printmaking, poplar, plexiglass and LED lights

19 x 4 x 17 in.

Angela Pandorf, MU 
14-1/2 x 12 in.

Jared R. Law, MU 
Rioting Minds
Digital art
9 x 20 in.

Elena Plackis, MU
20 x 30 in.

Mitzi Dominguez Salinas, MU
Unlike Reflections
Acrylic on Canvas
9 x 12  in.

Shannon Soldner
Domus Daedali 
Oil paint and mixed media on panel
48 x 48 in.

Mackenna Surdyke 
Cardboard and tissue paper
66 x 43 in.

Exhibition curated by Sarah S. Jones, PhD. Candidate and Curator of Public Arts, Missouri Student Unions.