California artist named new MSU-Refuge artist-in-residence

Staff Writer

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s newest artist-in-residence is beginning her 11-day stay at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. Through her scheduled October 6 departure date, watercolor artist Nancy Mizuno Elliott plans to conduct research and host small discussions on her artwork. She also will visit classes and interact with art students at the university. In addition to the MSU art department, the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife artist-in-residence program is a collaborative effort of the refuge and its Friends organization, along with the Starkville Area Arts Council. Complete refuge information is found at,, and