Photo: Ade’ola Ayedun poses with her awards at the Fielding Wright Art Center Gallery exhibition reception. Left: Nursery Nightmare; Right and Bottom: Ole Folk computer imagery.

The showcasing of student work doesn’t end when graduating Mississippi School of the Arts. Visual 2018 graduate, Ade’ola Ayedun of Brookhaven, a freshman student at Delta State University (DSU), recently received awards in the 2019 Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition (MCAC).

According to Delta State’s web site, “In its 69th year, the Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition is the most prestigious contest of its kind in Mississippi and open to all art students at four-year colleges and universities in the state. Submissions must have been created within the last 12 months.”

This year, Jenny K. Haeger, Professor of Sculpture at the University of North Florida, juried the 2019 competition.

Out of over 890 collegiate entries, 101 were selected by Haeger. Two entries by Ayedun were included in the results: Nursery Nightmare and Ole Folk. At the January 26th award ceremony, Ade’ola received an award for the best artwork within the category of Computer Imagery. Ayedun was 1 of 9 students at DSU to receive an award.

Keep up with the graduates of Mississippi School of the Arts by checking out the alumni section of our web site. See news stories and posts on the Facebook group for the Mississippi School of the Arts Alumni Association.

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