On Thursday, two soon-to-graduate Mississippi Valley State University art students will showcase their work at an exhibit on campus.
The opening reception for the unveiling of work created by seniors Angel Lett and Michelle Hart begins at 11 a.m. at the Johnston Gallery of MVSU’s Walter Sillers Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.
Both students will showcase digital paintings that were created on Adobe Photoshop, a photo-editing software.
Lett, who is from Moss Point, said her work depicts different colors that represent different emotions.
“I enjoy digital painting because it’s less messy. All the tools you need are right on the computer,” Lett said, who’s been creating digital paintings since 2017.
Over the past two summers, Lett interned as a graphic designer for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula. At Ingalls, Lett designed logos and banners — “just designed all the stuff that they would showcase,” she said.
Lett said she’d like to return to Ingalls after graduating to work there on a full-time basis while pursuing a graduate degree online for web design.
Hart, who is from Leland, said her work will depict animals in their natural habitats, revealing where they live, what they eat and what climates they deal with. She said she enjoys blending colors and creating realism within her paintings.
Aside from graphic design, Hart is also well versed in photography. She said that she placed in the top 13% in a California photography competition in 2017.
After graduation, she wants to do graphic design and photography work for a company located either in New York City or a nearby town.
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