October First Friday Features Southeast Student’s Mixed Media Artwork at Catapult


The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their annual Artist of the Month exhibition titled “Psychopomp by Southeast Missouri State University student Cassadie Krigbaum opening Oct. 6, the First Friday in October.

The exhibition reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6, and is located on the second floor of Catapult Creative House.

Inspired by the traditions of Latin American and Spanish printmaking, Krigbaum’s work taps into the history and perception of the afterlife as well as its connection to modernity. Through the seemingly macabre totem of the skeleton, she explores the sociopolitical issues of addiction and substance abuse and their inherent relationships to family and community.

Each month and as a part of a program to promote community-based and integrated art making, a student artist is chosen to exhibit their work at Catapult Creative House’s Student Studio Gallery. These exhibitions will showcase a range of work from individual artists that highlights their personal and professional artistic explorations as a part of the southeast Missouri art community. These artists explore the physicality of the human condition, its relationship to nature and the role of art in contemporary society. In addition to the exhibition, attendees are welcome to tour the studio spaces, view ongoing projects and engage with the artists.

In connection with the exhibition reception, the Catapult Creative House Student Studio artists and Catapult jewelry artists are proud to present their Studio Pop-Up Shop. In October, the Pop-Up retail space will present the opportunity for visitors to purchase one-of-kind prints, handcrafted jewelry, wearables, as well as ceramics and additional unique works of art created by the participating artists.

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