October 2012

DSU Arts Center/Gallery Features Works of Lydia Thompson

Delaware State University will feature an exhibition of unique ceramic sculptures by Lydia Thompson entitled Roots, Connections and Pathways from Oct. 4 to Nov. 9, in the Arts Center/Gallery in the William C. Jason Library on campus.   The exhibition and the below mentioned discussion and reception are all free and open to the public.   Ms. Thompson – an Ohio native who is the chair of the Art Department at the Mississippi State University – is displaying a 14-piece exhibition that is a combination of ceramic sculptures and collage works. She will be on the DSU campus from Oct. 16-19 and will add an onsite installation piece to the exhibition at that time.   Artist Lydia Thompson’s current research investigates various geographic landscapes and how natural resources impact culture and social practices in the surrounding communities. Lydia Thompson's ceramic, wood and paint work "Return 360, Nesting" is one of pieces on display in her current exhibition in the Arts Center/Gallery.   Ms. Thompson’s show reflects an examination of organic formations. The artist notes that the presenting artwork is also a reminder of the physical process of reduction made by nature; animals and human beings create pathways that define migration patterns.    “Agricultural objects in my work speak subtly to the notion of valued commodities, which determine also insights into one’s cultural traditions,” Ms. Thompson said.   A combination gallery discussion and reception will be held with the artist on Oct. 18 in the Arts Center/Gallery. The gallery discussion will take place at 4 p.m.; the reception will be held from 5-6 p.m.   During her time at DSU, Ms. Thompson, will present a guest lecture to DSU Department of Art students and provide some critiques of their works.   The DSU Arts Center/Gallery – which is located inside the main entrance of the William C. Jason Library – is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

2012 Parent's Day Luncheon -- Photo Slideshow


DSU President Harry L. Williams talks to a student and his mother during the Oct. 13 Parents Day luncheon.

DSU held its annual Parents Day on Oct. 13 with more than 400 moms and dads attending the event on campus. During an opening session, the parents heard about the latest development at DSU from University President Harry L. Williams, as well as remarks from other DSU officials. The parents then took advantage of morning workshops on financial planning for college, the University’s Health Services, and DSU Career Services. The parents than attended a luncheon in the MLK Student Center. Many also attended DSU’s victorious 31-10 game against South Carolina State University. For images from the Parents Day luncheon, click on the below photo slideshow: