Crisp Museum Hosting Artist Talk with ‘Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations’ Feb. 5

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The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is hosting an Artist’s Talk with Sayaka Ganz as part of Cape Girardeau’s First Friday with the Arts activities Feb. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in place. The artists’ talk will also be available on Zoom at semo.zoom.us/j/87558404913.

Ganz will speak about her work and career. Her exhibit, “Reclaimed Creations,” is currently on display through Feb. 21 in the Crisp Museum. Admission is free.

Ganz utilizes reclaimed plastic objects like brush strokes which appear visibly unified at a distance though separate at close proximity. She describes her style as “3D impressionism.” Sculptures in this exhibition include recent work depicting animals in motion which are rich in color and energy that create an illusion of form.

The exhibition also includes both large sculptures of animals, including whales, horses and polar bears created from discarded items.

“The theme of recycling and stewardship is whimsically incorporated into the work,” said Jim Phillips, Crisp Museum manager. “It is easy to get lost looking at the sculpture as you try to identify or recognize the original materials. Most importantly it’s a fun exhibition.”

For more information about this exhibition, visit https://semo.edu/museum.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 1-4 p.m. on weekends and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of the month.

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