Catapult Creative House Exhibition ‘Ipseity’ Highlights Individuality of Student Artists


Catapult Creative House and Southeast Missouri State University will display an exhibition titled “Ipseity: The Essential Element of Individuality,” opening Dec. 7, the First Friday of the month.

The show features student artists from a wide array of disciplines ranging from traditional printmaking to sculpture.

“Color Scope” by Alyscia Travis, Acrylic on Paper

A reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Catapult Creative House Gallery. The show will run until Jan. 24. Visitors are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities, including the Southeast Missouri State University Art Department students’ studios upstairs, as well as the Catapult Creative Shoppe which features student work and local business products.

Ipseity is the individual identity that each person inherently possesses. People’s identify is created through a lifetime of experiences that work to evolve their perspective on the world and themselves. This exhibition features the work of students from Southeast Missouri State University showcasing the significance of selfhood and each artist’s creative interpretation of individuality.

“Pieces of Me” by Melinda Hellman, Oil on Panel

A one-of-a-kind creative arts establishment and an industry incubator, Catapult Creative House continues to promote artists working across disciplines to promote the interaction between diverse areas of study. Southeast Missouri State University art and design students created and curated the work featured within the exhibition.

In concurrence with the exhibition, an artist talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 in the Catapult classroom. A selection of students will be discussing their artistic concepts and array of inspirations.

Catapult Creative House is located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Catapult Creative House hours are Tuesday through Saturday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for the workshop, contact Leah Powers at or (573) 290-5372.