Catapult Presents ‘Pointy Unit’ Exhibit, Jewelry Pop-Up Show April 1

Beaty ChrisCAPE GIRARDEAU, March 21, 2016 — The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their spring exhibition, “Pointy Unit,” in April, featuring the work of 11 Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art student artists and opening April 1 on the first Friday of the month.

An exhibition reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. April 1 on the second floor of Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau.

Through objects and ideas, the exhibition will present a body of work that investigates the disparate nature of unity.

Participating artist Chris Beaty uses collage as a platform to explore both the singular oneness that makes us all human, and its connection to the physical façade that seemingly separates us. Simultaneously, new media artist Lacy Bockhoff investigates the amalgamation of life and self-referential data through image abstraction.

Lacy Palm TreeAs part of a program to promote community-based and integrated art making, each of these artists has been awarded studio space at Catapult Creative House. The exhibition will showcase a range of work from the individual artists that highlights their personal and professional artistic explorations as a part of the Southeast Missouri art community. These artists explore the physicality of the human condition, its relationship to nature, and the role of art in contemporary society. In addition to the exhibition, attendees are welcome to tour the studio spaces, view ongoing projects, and engage with the artists.

In connection with the exhibition reception, the Catapult Creative House Student Studio artists and Catapult jewelry artists will present their studio Pop-Up Shop. This Pop-Up retail space will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind prints, handmade jewelry, whimsical cards, ceramics and other unique works of art created by the participating artists.