Monday, November 30, 2015

PSU Student Jacqueline Denton Exhibits Work in Phoenix, AZ

Pittsburg State University student Jacqueline Denton will exhibit her work alongside the work artist Oliver Hibert at Palabra Gallery in Phoenix, AZ from December 18th-January 14th. Denton and Hibert have worked on numerous collaborative projects since 2013, including a 56-page full-color experimental comic book titled Trippin The Void, published by VonZos in 2015. Their complimentary visual styles engage the same surreal and colorful world. 

An opening reception for Psychic Space Twins will be held on Friday, December 18th, starting at 7pm. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Upcoming Student Art Fair

Pittsburg State University Art Department’s
Student Art Fair

Wednesday, December 2nd
Overman Student Center
Sunflower Room

Just in time for holiday shopping, the students of the Pittsburg State University Department of Art will be holding their 2nd annual Art Fair! The event will showcase the work of undergraduate artists working in a wide range of media including painting, ceramics, jewelry, illustration, photography, printmaking and more! Artwork, handmade crafts, and other unique items will be available to purchase from the artists in the Sunflower Room of the Overman Student Center on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 10am-2:30pm.

For more information please contact:

Emmalyn Gennis at 620-235-4300 or

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pitt State Art Student Restores Letterpress Units

With tremendous gratitude to Cat Jepson for her dedicated and passionate efforts restoring three abandoned and unused letterpress units, Darah Miller, Jessica Switzer, Hannah Coward, Mattie Parrigon, Jessica Purevich, Gretchen Burns and Jerel Toler, experienced the joy and addictive pleasure of fine art letterpress creativity. These students are enrolled in the "Printmaking, Papermaking, Bookarts and the Letterpress" class, taught by Professor S. Portico Bowman. 

Because of Ms. Jepson's unswerving and fearless research along with a generous $3000 Research Grant from Dr. Pawan Kahol and the Office of Graduate and Continuing Studies, PSU's Department of Art joins the renaissance of fine art letterpress printing that is sweeping the globe. 30,000 letterpress
artists enjoy venues on Etsy, and 3,500 of them enjoy their own letterpress studios.  

The Department of Art extends a warm thank you to Cat Jepson for her hard work. A celebration and open house event will take place on December 8 at 11:00 am in Room 201 Porter Hall. Everyone is invited to attend.

Read more about Ms. Jepson's work in the Department of Art Letterpress Studio in The Collegio.