Catapult Exhibit Inspired by Works of Hemingway, Faulkner


“Literary Ioconnor_meghan_02nnovation: A Juried National Exhibition Inspired by William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway,” will open on the First Friday in October, Oct. 7, at Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The juried exhibition is sponsored by Catapult and the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University. The show features artists from across the nation, from a wide array of disciplines ranging from traditional printmaking to video/sound installations.

A one-of-a-kind creative arts and industries incubator, Catapult Creative House continues to promote artists working across disciplines to promote the interaction between diverse areas of study. This exhibition was juried by Christohper Rieger, associate professor of English and director of the Center for Faulkner Studies; Chris Wubbena, professor of sculpture; Justin Henry Miller, associate professor of painting; and Hannah March Sanders, assistant professor of printmaking.

ballweg_janet_03“Literary Innovation: A Juried National Exhibition Inspired by William Faulkner and Ernest Hemmingway” was created in conjunction with the annual Faulkner conference held at Southeast Missouri State University. The exhibition will run concurrently with this year’s conference, “Faulkner and Hemmingway,” Oct. 20-22.

A reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Catapult Creative House Gallery. Guests are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities including the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art students’ studios upstairs, as well as the Catapult Creative Shoppe which features student work and local business products.

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.