River Campus Art Gallery Hosts 2009 Art Faculty Exhibition


Photo of a piece of artwork by Carol Horst, Southeast instructor of art, that will appear in the 2009 Art Faculty Exhibition.

This piece by Carol Horst, Southeast instructor of art and middle and secondary education, will be display as part of the 2009 Art Faculty Exhibition in the River Campus Art Gallery.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 13, 2009 – The River Campus Art Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University will present the 2009 Art Faculty Exhibition, a showing of pieces created by the talented professional artists of the visual arts department, beginning Oct. 26.

The Gallery will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, to view this diverse and accomplished collection of work. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 16.

The 2009 Art Faculty Exhibition includes a broad sampling of media that encompasses a wide range of studio practices.  Ceramic, paints, dyes, embroidery and beading, processes of printmaking, sculpture and digital technology are only some of the materials and techniques used by the Department of Art’s artist-teachers.

The content and subject matter in this exhibition is as varied as the material choices. Explored are the topics of identity through traditional and non-traditional portraiture, epic and evolving personal narratives, the process of transforming a surrounding reality into metaphor, and current issues of race and gender. Other pieces address memory and transition, the manipulation of contemporary belief systems and the examination of repeated symbols. This manner of intellectual investigation coupled with skillful material exploration produces accomplished, thoughtful works of art and encourages both the viewer and the artist to continue to nurture the creative process.

The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Seminary Building, Room 106. Normal Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1-7 p.m. on first Fridays. All Gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information contact Gallery Coordinator Emily Booth at ebooth@semo.edu.