‘Paper Cuts and Bruises’ Opening Oct. 6 at Catapult

The Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House will host a First Friday reception Oct. 6 from 5-9 p.m. for the exhibition “Paper Cuts and Bruises.”

The exhibition will feature the work of visiting artists Tim Dooley and Aaron Wilson, professors of art at the University of Northern Iowa, and will be on display until Nov. 16.

As part of the Catapult Press Edition Program, Dooley and Wilson will present a free lecture on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Catapult Classroom. They also will present an interactive demonstration Friday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m.-noon at the Catapult Press. The events are free and open to the public.

Dooley and Wilson co-founded Midwest Pressed in 2011 in Cedar Falls Iowa. The press grew out of collaborative artworks that began through teaching as colleagues at the University of Northern Iowa.

They produce a wide array of artworks ranging from fine art prints and public projects to printed ephemera. Their artwork is characterized as intensive, colorful and layered. They are primarily known for using the printmaking medium in an experimental fashion, including sculptural applications and installations.

Their extensive body of artwork has been shown widely around the United States. They have been visiting artists for many institutions, giving workshops and lectures pertaining to their work and contemporary printmaking.

For more information about Midwest Pressed, visit https://www.midwestpressed.com.

The Catapult Editions Program is a collaborative endeavor between visiting artists and Southeast students and faculty at Catapult Press. Visiting artists create a print with Catapult Press during their visit to the University, and these prints are sold to help raise funds for future visiting artists.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leah Powers at lepowers@semo.edu or (573) 290-5372.