Visiting Artist to Explore Concept Development at Catapult Workshop


As part of the Catapult Press Editions Program, Sarah Ellis of Murray State University will present a free interactive workshop on “Making as Research” exploring conceptual development strategies for artists from 7-8:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Ellis will also create a print with Southeast Missouri State University students that will be unveiled and available for purchase during Cape Girardeau’s First Friday with the Arts activities March 6 from 5-9 p.m. Proceeds will support the Catapult Press Editions Program.

All events will be held at the Catapult Press in Catapult Creative House at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The events are free and open to the public.

Ellis earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Akron in 2014, and Master of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of North Texas in 2018.

She is an adjunct instructor of printmaking and drawing at Murray State University. She instructs a wide range of courses, including lithography, silkscreen, introduction to printmaking, introduction to sculpture, and foundation drawing. In addition to teaching, Ellis serves as secretary on the Southern Graphics Council International’s Executive Board. She has been featured in national and international exhibitions and publications, and participates in curatorial work and academic conference presentations.

Visiting artists to the Catapult Press Editions Program create limited edition fine art prints with the help of Southeast students. Half of the print edition is available for sale at Catapult Press, with all proceeds going to support Catapult programming.