‘A Moment’ Explores Beauty, Solitude in Catapult Student Artist of the Month Exhibit


“A Moment,” featuring photographs by Southeast Missouri State University student artist Lloyd Fletchall, is available for viewing through April 3 at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House.

The exhibition is currently on display on the second floor of Catapult Creative House, and an exhibition reception is scheduled for April 2 from 5-9 p.m.  Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Fletchall is a digital arts major from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. His photography, videography and drawings typically address contemporary socio-political issues. However, in “A Moment,” Fletchall refocuses his lens on moments of spacious beauty and solitude. The photographic results allow the viewer the space to breathe and to remember what it means to rejoice in nature.

In two untitled photographs, the viewer is confronted with images that are both alive with light and infused with warmth. Qualities like these allow the viewer to remove themselves from the vapid grey and white of the gallery and be transported to a place that is distracting in its tranquility.

As part of a program to promote community-based and integrated art making, a student artist is chosen to exhibit his or her work at Catapult Creative House’s Student Studio Gallery each month. These exhibitions will showcase a range of work from 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 entire Catapult facilities including the Department of Art and Design students’ studios upstairs, as well as the Catapult Creative House Shoppe, which features student work and local business products.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public.