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MSU鈥檚 Funderburk receives Governor鈥檚 Arts Award

Contact: Christie McNeal

STARKVILLE, Miss.鈥擜 longtime 亚洲色吧视频 professor is being honored with a 2024 Governor鈥檚 Arts Award.

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William L. Giles Distinguished聽Professor Emeritus Brent Funderburk works at his home. Funderburk is the recipient of a 2024 Governor's Arts Award. (Photo by Megan Bean)

William L. Giles Distinguished聽Professor Emeritus Brent Funderburk, who retired in 2018 after teaching art at MSU for 36 years, is the recipient of this year鈥檚 Excellence in Visual Arts and Education award. He and other award recipients will be recognized at the 36th聽Governor鈥檚 Arts Awards ceremony at the Two Mississippi Museums in downtown Jackson Thursday [Feb. 8] at 6 p.m. A public reception will precede the ceremony, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

鈥淚t has been my great privilege to have worked and learned from Brent Funderburk from the time of my hire in 2002 to his retirement in 2018,鈥 said MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design Dean Angi Elsea Bourgeois.聽鈥淪eeing his dedication to excellence and inspirational mentorship to our students provided a guiding light for me and so many others.聽Throughout his career, Brent drew the very best out of our students, helping them go farther in their artistic and creative discovery than even they believed they could go.聽He is a true inspiration and so deeply deserving of this immense recognition.鈥

Presented annually by the Mississippi Arts Commission in partnership with the Governor鈥檚 office, the Governor鈥檚 Arts Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to or achieved artistic excellence in Mississippi. This year鈥檚 honorees include Earl Poole Ball, Lifetime Achievement; Cedric Burnside, Excellence in Music; Peter Zapletal, Excellence in Performing Arts; and 100 Men Hall, Arts in Community.

Funderburk鈥攁 Charlotte, North Carolina, native who resides in Starkville with his wife Deborah Wyatt Funderburk, also a retired MSU professor鈥攊s known for his exuberantly hued water-media paintings and energetic teaching and lectures. He has been recognized with some of the highest academic, teaching and research honors and has presented 34 one-person exhibitions across the U.S. Funderburk has worked in public and private collections and publications worldwide. He has been juried into more than 100 regional, national and international shows, with numerous awards and has given presentations to more than 100 museums, universities and professional organizations.

Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the MAC will partner to record and broadcast the awards ceremony. The event will air on MPB Television at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 4:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22. MPB Radio will air the event at 5 p.m. Feb. 25 during 鈥淭he Mississippi Arts Hour.鈥

For more about Funderburk and his work, visit .

Learn more about the Governor鈥檚 Arts Awards at .

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