‘Memorycycler’ Opening Aug. 3 at Catapult

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The Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau, will host a First Friday reception Aug. 3 from 5-9 p.m. for the exhibition “Memorycycler.”

The exhibition will feature the work of artist and animator Kevin Hand and will remain on display through Sept. 27.

“Memorycycle” is an installation commenting on the recycling of materials and memories.

“Recycling is the process of converting used products into new materials as an alternative to waste disposal that can save resources and help lower greenhouse gas emissions and, in turn, preserve the planet,” Hand said. “In the same vein, memories, both good and bad, are manufactured at the moment of experience and recalled within the heart and mind when emotionally needed which, in turn, preserve the psyche.”

Hand highlights how recycling allows environmental sustainability by converting raw materials into economic or emotionally renewed systems.

For more information about “Memorycycle,” contact, Dr. Joni Hand at jhand@semo.edu.

During the opening reception, visitors are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities, including the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art upstairs student studios.

Catapult Creative House hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leah Powers at lepowers@semo.edu or (573) 290-5372.