Southeast Student’s Ceramics Featured in Artist of the Month Exhibit at Catapult


The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their final spring season Artist of the Month exhibition titled “Natural Delights: The Explorative Pottery of Ellen Hones” featuring the work of Southeast Missouri State University artist Ellen Hones.

The exhibition will run through June 2 on the second floor of Catapult Creative House, 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. A reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. June 1.

Inspired by the richness of the Ozarks, Hones marries form with function and creates ceramic vessels that reflect the subtle beauty of nature. This duality is mirrored in the juxtaposition of colors and textures that reflect an appreciation for the intimate interconnectivity of the environment. While Hones’ work speaks to the natural elements of her youth, it is the pleasantly incessant horizons which introduce the evermore interesting notion of time. Each rich brown strata encircles the object, a literal ring of earth that is simultaneously reminiscent of the multitude of epochs and fleeting moments that make people who they are.

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.