‘Contemporary Female Perspectives: Transition Spaces 13.1’ Featuring Work of 15 Female Artists


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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., July 9, 2013 – “Contemporary Female Perspectives: Transition Spaces 13.1” will open July 23 and will be displayed through Sept. 22 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artists from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 2. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 22. Admission is free.

The exhibition includes drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, fibers and sculpture by 15 female artists. The artists share a common focus by commenting on contemporary art as a whole through the female perspective. The works explore their innermost thoughts, feelings and desires while creating a statement on societal expectations in an unedited and paradoxical movement.

Artists included in the exhibition are Katherine Smith, Rochelle Steffen, Elizabeth Thomas, Judy Barks-Westrich, Christy Spence Moore and Caroline Kahler, all of Cape Girardeau; Jan Von Bokel of Illinois; Allison Rademaker, Annie Smith Piffer, Ashley Thurman and Jennifer Wigel, all of St. Louis; Leslie Stucker of North Carolina; Aimee Fresia of Kansas City; and Suzanne Thompson and Diane Wilson, both of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. For more information, email museum@semo.edu or call (573) 651-2260