A Strange Place to Call Home
The Tar Creek Superfund Site in Oklahoma is the largest and most heavily polluted site in the country.
This forty square mile area of northeastern Oklahoma includes five cities with a combine population of over 30,000 and was designated a toxic Superfund Site by the government in 1983.
Artist Vaughn Wasovich is documenting not only the current environmental problems found at Tar Creek but also to understand and demonstrate through his photographs the indigenous populations in close relationship to the land, and that in spite of the obvious hazards, their reluctance to leave.
Join the Department of Art and Pittsburg State University, as we learn more about Vaughn's work and the impact and importance of the Tar Creek Superfund Site.
Artist: Vaughn Wascovich
Speakers: PSU President Steve Scott, Mr. Gene Bicknell, Randy Roberts, Mr. John Sparkman, Dr. Alicia Mason, Mr. Ed Keheley, Darren Botello-Samson, Morgan McCune, Kyle McKenzie, Dr. Steve Ford, Dr. Jim Triplett, Amber Woodman and Dr. Xiaolu Wu.
Thursday September 26, 2013
6:00pm University Gallery: Porter Hall
Friday September 27, 2013
9:00 am Governor’s Room: Overman Student Center
Saturday September 28, 2013
10:00am Porter Hall: Family Art Morning
About The PSU Department of Art's Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
Each semester the Art Department hosts a series of lectures that provide an opportunity to have faculty and community members share their expertise. This is done in relationship to a central theme provided by one of the exhibitions found in the PSU University Art gallery.
The Department of Art envisions a situation where a wide variety of interests and research will have a point of intersection with the artist’s work and that the panels, presentations and dialog about such significant and poignant topics are not only a place for faculty, community members, and students to share their research, ideas, and opinions but it also broadens the experience of the exhibit.