Makeup makes the characters

He doesn't let anyone on stage without his approval first. "If you look bad on stage, it looks bad on the make-up designer not on the actor," he said. "That's why I have make-up call." While Christopher Cruz, make-up designer and theater junior, sketched the make-up designs weeks in … [Read more...]

High school art show kicks off

The annual High School Art Competition opened this week in the Fain Fine Arts Center Foyer Gallery. The art show will be housed in the gallery from Jan. 29, until Feb. 3. The gallery consists of at least 250 pieces of artwork from different high schools in the surrounding area. Steve Hilton, … [Read more...]

Fine arts building set to be renovated

To comply with the American Disabilities Act and fire marshal regulations, so students, faculty and visitors with disabilities can reach classrooms, offices and restrooms, the Fain College of Fine Arts is undergoing renovations to accommodate for such needs. In 2013, the fire marshal came to … [Read more...]

Satirical ‘Urinetown’ ‘ranks up there’ for musicians

Satirical. Funny. Entertaining. Poignant and Political. With 19 songs and a cast of about 20 college students, the production of "Urinetown: The Musical" began with rehearsals crowded around a piano Dec. 5. When choosing a musical, Dale Heidebrecht, director of choral studies and musical … [Read more...]

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in the production, seven of whom were actors and the rest were behind-the-scenes. The play focused on … [Read more...]

Students and faculty evacuate Fain Fine Arts

After the smell of smoke filled the Fain Fine Arts C-wing, students, staff and faculty were forced to evacuate by Martin Camacho, dean of Fain Fine Arts, and firefighters late Tuesday night. "Fain is set up on three circuits. Two of them were down, so one of them was overworking to compensate for … [Read more...]

New mass communication building to open in the fall

The Mass Communication Department will welcome students, faculty and staff to its new home at the university, in fall 2017. While the plans for the building began in fall 2014, the ground-breaking began in February 2016. Having an up-to-date facility is important to current students as well as … [Read more...]

For Colored Girls ‘a story rarely told’

"For Colored Girls," a poetic play, was met by a crowd of 98 students, faculty and community members in Bea Wood Studio Theatre in the Fain Fine Arts building. The event was held on Feb. 10-11 by Alpha Psi Omega as a fundraiser for First Step, Inc., Ms. Foundation, and INCITE! The reception at 7 … [Read more...]

53 prospective students and guests Discover MSU

It was a crisp, gray morning as 24 students and 29 guests entered the winding halls of Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, on Feb. 3, in attendance for the first Discover MSU event of 2017. Historically, Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts has been the smallest Discover MSU, while Robert D. & … [Read more...]

Ghost Light Project stresses inclusion

Deep in the roots of theater tradition, it has been customary for theaters to leave a single light lit in the middle of the stage after the theater has closed. Its purpose — to be a beacon to those who may enter into the vast darkness, so that they have a light to guide their path. The light has … [Read more...]