An official headshot of Crystal Wilkinson.

Murray State announces 2018 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence

MURRAY, Ky. — The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Murray State University is pleased to announce Kentucky author Crystal Wilkinson as the 2018 Clinton and Mary Opal Moore Appalachian Writer-in-Residence. Crystal Wilkinson is an award-winning writer and founding member of The Affrilachian Poets, a literary collective that represents the multicultural reality of the Appalachian […]

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Murray State welcomes interdisciplinary artists for workshop

MURRAY, Ky. — The department of art and design at Murray State University is hosting an interdisciplinary artist workshop April 21 in partnership with New York University to further develop creative inquiry and exploration for students in visual arts, performing arts and writing at Murray State. The workshop will be held April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. in […]

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Three cast members pose with Dungeons and Dragons props during rehearsal for "She Kills Monsters."

Murray State to open ‘She Kills Monsters’ production

MURRAY, Ky. — “She Kills Monsters” is making its way to the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on Murray State University’s campus April 26–29 to provide a fantasy romp with heart. Combining real personal tragedies with the fantastical world of role-playing games, “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen is both wilding amusing and deeply touching. “She Kills Monsters” opens April 26 at […]

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Daryl Ward Phillipy stands in front of a fence in a baseball uniform.

Murray State University Information: Week of March 26–30

MURRAY, Ky. — Below is information regarding recent news, notes and accomplishments from Murray State University for the week of March 26–30. ** Two faculty members and one student in the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Murray State published a peer-reviewed article in “Science of the Total Environment” about the consumption of illicit […]

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An official headshot of Matthew Weedman.

Murray State to welcome Matthew Weedman as Elena Diane Curris Visual Arts Distinguished Speaker

MURRAY, Ky. — The department of art and design at Murray State University will host Matthew Weedman as the Elena Diane Curris Visual Arts Distinguished Speaker on April 12 at 5 p.m. in the Clara M. Eagle Main Gallery. During his presentation, Weedman will discuss “The Monster in the Image.” “We’d like to thank the Curris family for making Matthew […]

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An official headshot of Dr. Meeyoun Park.

Murray State music professor to perform in Carnegie Hall

MURRAY, Ky. — Dr. Meeyoun Park, pianist and assistant professor of music at Murray State University, has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, March 20, as part of the Yonsei University Alumni Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Yonsei University, Park’s alma mater, has one of the preeminent music programs in South Korea and the world with […]

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An official print by Matt Hopson-Walker titled “How Well We Learn to Deceive With Truth."

Patricia L. Summerville Lecture Series welcomes Matt Hopson-Walker

MURRAY, Ky. — Matt Matt Hopson-Walker will be the third Patricia Summerville Lecture Series Artist at Murray State University. Printmaker Hopson-Walker will edition his work and present a public lecture March 7 at 5 p.m. in room 631 of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Building. While at Murray State, Hopson-Walker will be editioning a relief and screenprint with the help […]

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Dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis performs a dance by Mimi Garrard.

Murray State to host ‘Mutual Muses’ exhibit by artists Garrard and Seawright

MURRAY, Ky. — University Galleries and the department of art and design at Murray State University are pleased to present “Mutual Muses,” a two-person exhibition featuring works by Mimi Garrard and James Seawright, a married couple whose works have inspired each other throughout their creative careers. “Mutual Muses” includes collaborative works the couple created together in addition to […]

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A set of gates at Murray State University.

Murray State to host ‘Returning Home,’ exhibit by alumna Lauren McAdams Seldon

MURRAY, Ky. — University Galleries and the department of art and design at Murray State University are pleased to present “Returning Home,” an exhibit in metals by Lauren McAdams Selden, a 2005 graduate of Murray State. Selden’s work will be on display March 5 through April 13 in the Mary Ed Mecoy Hall Gallery. Selden will also present an artist’s […]

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Mike D’Ambrosio sits at a piano, composing music.

Accomplishments and upcoming events from department of music

MURRAY, Ky. — As the spring 2018 semester continues, the department of music at Murray State University has a number of exciting accomplishments to reflect on and events to anticipate. Below is information regarding recent news and upcoming events from the department of music at Murray State. ** The Music City Trombone Duo, featuring Nashville-based musicians, will be […]

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