Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Student Events

The UAA has a lot of fun events planned for this semester! Drop by the art office in 101 Porter Hall to sign up! Everyone is welcome!

Friday, Oct. 31 - Artwalk Exhibition
Friday, Nov. 7 - First Friday Gallery Hop in Kansas City
Saturday, Nov. 8 - Volunteer at Rumble in the Jungle
Spring break - Trip to New York, Chicago, or Kansas City
End of June - Study abroad trip to Scotland

Friday, October 10, 2014

Faculty Member's Show Reception

Join us today, October 10th at 6 pm, for James Oliver's reception for his new show at artCentral. The show will be up from October 10th to October 26th.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stunning new exhibition opens to it door to waiting crowd...

Artist David Ingram's exhibition opened in the University Gallery today. Students from Eric High School were ready and waiting to see the work. 

His ceramic and wood vessels will be in the University Gallery from October 3rd through November 10th, 2014. 

 Come meet the artist at the reception on Monday, October 6th at 3:00 pm. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Matisse Mash-Up
September 22-October 24, 2014
An Art Connectors Exhibit
Pittsburg State University Art Department
Student Space Gallery, 2nd Floor Porter Hall
Gallery Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:00, Friday 8:30-4:30

Hey, Cut it OUT!

“Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.” - Matisse

Pittsburg State University’s Art Education Program invites the public to an interactive exhibit of studio projects and research celebrating the Cut-Outs of Henri Matisse. Viewers can create their own cut-out to add to the collaborative display wall and take home a gallery guide.

"Creativity takes courage." - Matisse

The gallery displays a “mash-up” of original artwork from K-12 students in both Kansas and Missouri. Participating schools include Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg Community Middle School, George Nettels Elementary, Girard Middle and High Schools, Webb City Middle School, Carl Junction Primary 2-3, and Carterville Elementary.

“I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.” - Matisse

Art education majors curated the exhibit together in PSU’s course ART 441 Art Education Theory and Practice. They researched Matisse, created a lesson plan and a take-home gallery guide, contacted area art teachers, and conceived of an onsite collaborative piece for the public. Associate Professor Josie Mai acted as Lead Curator of the exhibit and looks forward to more exciting Art Connectors exhibits in the future.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You're Invited!

Join us for Colby Parsons' Artist's Lecture and reception on September, 26 at 4:00pm!

Ceramicist and New Media artist, Colby Parsons, will present a public lecture over his work at 4:00pm on Friday, September 26, in room 103 Porter Hall. Anyone is welcome to attend and there will be a reception to follow!

Colby's work is a fascinating combination of ceramics and projected video that elevates his sculptures beyond their physical forms. Check it out in the University Gallery in Porter Hall from now until September 26!

University Gallery Hours:
Adjusted hours for Colby Parsons:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm

Thursday, August 28, 2014



Are you ready for "A Day at the Circus", this year's most excellent High School Art Day @ PSU?

The Art Department is buzzing with the possibility that you will be joining us from 9am-2pm on one of three dates in 2014:

Friday, September 12th
Friday, October 24th
Friday, November 21st

Due to campus construction, this year we will host the day exclusively at Porter Hall with very limited numbers for each day. We apologize for this limit, but feel this allows more schools to participate during this busy construction time.

September and October are limited to 30 STUDENTS TOTAL, 10 STUDENTS MAX PER SCHOOL not including teacher.

November date will expand to 60 STUDENTS TOTAL, 10 STUDENTS MAX PER SCHOOL not including teacher.

Please register your name and the names of the students you will bring with Tony Fuentez, Associate Director of Admissions via his email:

Registration is first come, first served, so sign up quickly! We will be in touch to confirm your numbers, date and information about days art making fun! If you have questions about registration call 620-235-4262.

We are very excited about this year’s “High School Art Day” and look forward to seeing you and your students here at Pittsburg State University.

Wishing you all the best,