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STARKVILLE – Emotional response to scenic creation was the theme of a joint display exhibited on the third floor of MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library.

MSU’s Landscape Architecture Design I class, taught by LA faculty member Bob Brzuszek, pairing with Dr. Jim DelPrince’s Advanced Floral Design II class presented Floriscapes, a project exploring possible uses for the proposed green space facing the University Florist upon the proposed removal of Lee Blvd.

Students in both courses met to discuss needs, barriers and possibilities including interaction of the Florist’s retail element with the teaching element of the adjoining Floral Design Studio. In their creations, students were encouraged to create emotionally-based designs (for example, the emotion of “tranquility”) from abstract viewpoints. The LA class worked in teams to design their projects, and the floral design students created permanent designs from realistic artificial botanicals and preserved plant materials.

Floriscapes was on display from October 12 through Thanksgiving.

For more information on Floriscapes, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince at jdelprince@pss.msstate.edu or Mr. Bob Brzuszek at rbrzuszek@lalc.msstate.edu.

Article adapted from a press release by Lyle Tate.

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