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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Art and the Automobile Exhibit


This week, students from the Automobile: Art and Design class had their works on exhibit at the second floor alcove galleries of Russ Hall. Each student designed and built a car, either from an existing model or their imaginations, and then created a professional display for the exhibit.

The class has been a great chance for the students to experience interdisciplinary collaboration between the Automotive Technology Department and the Department of Art, and we hope to have more classes like this in the future.






Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Senior Art Exhibit Opens Thursday

Seven students from the Pittsburg State University Art Department will display their senior exhibit from April 22nd through the 30th, 2015.  There will be a reception and lectures to meet and learn about the artists on April 23rd from 4pm to 7pm.  These lectures will be located in room 103 of Porter Hall.  
April 22nd, 2015 – April 30th, 2015
Second Floor Gallery, Porter Hall, Pittsburg State University
Artist Talk & Reception:
April 23rd, 2015 | 4:00 – 7:00pm
Porter Hall Room 103
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9:30pm

As art students at PSU, each of these individuals have been introduced to a variety of media, artists, and techniques, and through the years have developed styles of their own.  As the exhibition title implies, these seven artists will be presenting seven perspectives, each of which has been a unique interpretation of their views on the world of art.  They are united by their love of creating in the many facets they have found success in.  Plead join these students on April 23rd, as they share their individual creative journeys and stories through textile printing, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and a variety of commercial art.  

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Senior Exhibit Lecture Today

Senior Exhibit's Artist Lectures are today! The lectures have been moved to room 103 Porter Hall.
April 7th, 2015 – April 17th, 2015
Second Floor Gallery, Porter Hall, Pittsburg State University
Artist Talk & Reception:
April 9th, 2015 | 4:00 – 8:00pm
Porter Hall Room 103
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 9:30pm



The Pittsburg State University Art Department is excited to present the Senior Exhibition, Home Grown. This group includes a wide spectrum of works presented from a group of seven very unique artists: Lisa Bogart, Kelli Carter, Lauren Downing, Jared Jennings, Jeremy Kelly, Rudi Rodebush, and Sylvia Schultze.
Although each artist within our exhibition vary greatly, as our name implies, we share an intimate connection to the lands and communities in the Four State area. Much like the crops, trees, and even weeds that are an integral part of our society, our roots run throughout this community.
Through our time here within the Pittsburg State University Art Department our experiences have intertwined, creating our own symbiotic support system. Though our histories and creative expression may differ wildly, we could not have fully grown into what we have become without each other.
We would be honored to have your company, questions, and open minds to attend our Artist Lectures on April 9th from 4pm- 8pm or to have viewers simply explore and enjoy the art works in the Second Floor Gallery of Porter Hall any time between April 7th and April 17th. The night will include the intimate stories of struggle, creative intuition, and personal triumphs from the artists



Thursday, March 26, 2015

PSU Family Art Day 2015



Join us Saturday, April 4th for a day of fun and art.   There will be fun collaborative pieces to work on and a take-home project.

Ariel Bowman's show, A Magnificent Migration, will also be in the University Gallery.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Andy Warhol Artwork Unveiled




The Bicknell Center for the Arts now houses artwork by artist Andy Warhol.  Beethoven II.390 is available for viewing in the James S. and Treva J. Dawson Lobby.  

Monday, February 23, 2015

Pittsburg State University to Unveil a Significant Gift of Artwork by Iconic Artist Andy Warhol


Wednesday, February 25th

11 a.m. 

Bicknell Center for the Arts


Pittsburg State University will unveil a significant gift of artwork by world-renowned artist Andy Warhol at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 25th in the James S. and Treva J. Dawson Lobby in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. The artwork, which will be added to the university’s permanent collection, is a gift from Robert and Gwendolyn Tyler.

   “We designed The Bicknell Center to be a cultural destination for the region,” said Pittsburg State President Steve Scott. “The Tylers have a long history of supporting their university and their gift of an original Warhol is an extraordinary addition to our permanent collection. It speaks volumes about their belief in our mission and of our university’s commitment to the arts.”

   Andy Warhol is one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. His innovative approach to art-making still influences contemporary art and culture. He challenged traditional boundaries between art and life, and art and business, in all types of media. In the process, he turned everyday life into art and art into a way to live the everyday.

   “That Andy Warhol’s work will be displayed in the Bicknell Center, a place where the visual and performing arts will be celebrated together, is stunning,” said Rhona McBain, chairperson of Pittsburg State’s Department of Art. “It will serve as an inspiration to all who perform and visit this wonderful facility. We are grateful for the Tylers’ generosity and love of the arts.”

   Robert D. Tyler, president of Winfield Consumer Products, Inc., is a 1975 plastics engineering technology graduate of Pittsburg State University. Tyler previously served as a trustee of the PSU Foundation, Inc. He is a member of the PSU Plastics Advisory Council and the Tylers are lifetime members of the PSU Presidents Society.

   Through the Robert and Gwendolyn Tyler Charitable Foundation, the Tylers provided significant support for the construction of the Tyler Research Center and established the Dr. George Graham Plastics Engineering Technology Scholarship at PSU.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Art Connectors Exhibition Coming Soon

Creature Comforts

Heroic and Magical Monsters

February 23rd - March 13th

Come see creatures such as Pantalones Purpura.  This monster, nicknamed "Pants", connects with the imagination of children.  He helps us deal with our obsessions over technology and information. 

Pants, and many other creatures, will be taking over the Second Floor Gallery in Porter Hall starting February 23rd.