Monday, February 1, 2016

Collective Fusion: Collective Memory in the Harry Krug Gallery

A new exhibition was recently installed in the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall. Collective Fusion: Collective Memory features work created by Pittsburg State University faculty and staff, and Friends of the Museum of the Pittsburg State University Museum of Art. The works installed from the gallery come from all areas of campus. While Collective Fusion is a recurring exhibition, this year's theme "Collective Memory" adds a new angle to the show. Collective Fusion: Collective Memory seeks to connect the experiences of individuals within our community to create a larger, interconnected narrative. 

This exhibit showcases the wide-ranging hidden talents and creativity of our colleagues. This will be the first exhibition for many of the artists. Some of the pieces featured in the show include quilted works by administrative assistant Sally Nixon, photographs by Assistant Professor of Graphics and imaging Technologies Rion Huffman, painting by Professor and Chair of Communications and Interim Chair of Art Dr. Cynthia Allan, and 3D printed sculpture by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Dr. David Miller. Some of the artists created their work in Porter Hall at a Faculty and Staff Art Making Night hosted by the Museum of Art. At this event, faculty and staff were invited to create collage works inspired by artist Cory Peeke, whose work was displayed in the University Gallery in the fall. 

Collective Fusion: Collective Memory  will be used as a point of inspiration for this year's IDEA (Interdisciplinary Education through the Arts) Series, which will take place on February 18, from 9:30am to 4:00pm in the Sunflower Room of the Overman Student Center. This interdisciplinary lecture series will feature presenters from several different disciplines across the campus and community, who will speak on the subject of "Collective Memory" as it relates to their area of expertise. The reception for this exhibition will be February 18th at 4:00, immediately following the lecture series, in the Harry Krug Gallery.

This exhibition will remain in the Harry Krug Gallery through April 7, 2016. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.