‘Re-Framed’ Opening Dec. 2 at Catapult


re-framedSoutheast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau is pleased to announce the opening Dec. 2 of an exhibit titled, “Re-Framed: The Alchemy of an Object.”

An opening reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. in the gallery.

Joshua Newth, Southeast instructor of art, distributed an array of two dimensionally printed ornate frames (screen-prints, digitally printed images and lithographs) to a diverse group of artists, community members, thinkers and makers who were subsequently asked to use the frame as a platform for presenting an idea.

Whether viewed as an object or symbol, the frame is inextricably connected to the tradition and culture of art; it persists as a manner of protection, presentation and as a complement to the work of art itself. And yet all too often a critical characteristic of the frame is ignored — its capacity to increase the significance of that which it surrounds.

Visually and conceptually this exhibition will explore and reaffirm the possibilities of the frame as a mechanism in which to enhance the importance of a specific idea or object. Simultaneously, this will be an opportunity for participants to present personal and important ideas to the community.

During the opening reception Dec. 2, attendees are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities, including the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art students’ studios upstairs. The exhibition runs Dec. 2- Jan. 26.

Catapult Creative House hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  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.