Catapult


Catapult cultivates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship by connecting interdisciplinary teams of students, faculty, and practitioners in a rich array of courses, collaborative projects and competitions, and a commercial learning laboratory that immerses students into the creative entrepreneurship process.

catapult gallery

Gallery

The Catapult Gallery is a cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental collaborative space linking the creative spirit of art with a wide range of diverse endeavors. Located in Catapult Creative House, a one of a kind creative arts and industries incubator, the Gallery is a 790 square foot space with moveable walls located under a two-story skylight. The Catapult Gallery offers diverse exhibitions, lectures, gallery talks, and other activities to the Cape Girardeau and University communities. Catapult Creative House is handicapped accessible. All exhibitions, lectures, and events are free and open to the public.

Co-Coordinators: Chris Wubbena and Dr. Joni Hand

catapult student studio

Student Studios

Catapult Creative House provides students with a unique arts environment to work on individual and entrepreneurial artistic endeavors. The space includes individual studios with worktables and locker storage, as well as 24 hour access to computers equipped with Adobe Suite. Through a competitive application process, student artists are selected based on quality of work and proposed contribution to the community and Catapult Creative House. Studio participants are encouraged to use the space to push themselves artistically while also promoting their work through the Catapult Retail Space, monthly exhibitions, and various other Catapult events.

Coordinator: Joshua Newth

catapult pop up shop

Students' Pop-Up Shop

In connection with Catapult exhibition receptions the Catapult Creative House Student Studio artists present a monthly Pop-Up Shop. This retail space presents the opportunity for visitors to purchase one of kind prints, handmade jewelry and wearables, ceramics, and unique works of art. Created by the participating artists, these individual works of art help reinforce the entrepreneurial and community based nature of Catapult Creative House.

Coordinator: Emily Denlinger

catapult press

Catapult Press

Catapult Press is integrally involved in helping young artists learn how to be entrepreneurs by providing space, equipment, and opportunities to learn the art of letterpress printing. These facilities are available for Southeast Missouri State University students and faculty as well as community members through participation in workshops and studio memberships.

Coordinator: Hannah Sanders

visiting artist program

Visiting Artist Program

The Catapult Visiting Artist Program seeks to bring professionals, students, educators, and community members together through shared learning experiences with artists from near and far. The Visiting Artist Program has brought in numerous visiting artists ranging from graphic design/letterpress entrepreneurs managing their own businesses and producing posters, labeling, cards, books and more to art educators and fine artists using letterpress in untraditional ways including large format sculpture, paper making, and installation art.

student of the month

Student of the Month Exhibition

Catapult Creative House hosts a student artist of the month during the academic year. Each participant installs his/her exhibition, promotes it through social media and printed materials, is available to discuss the work during first Friday events, and de-installs the exhibition. Each student is also responsible for pricing his/her work and arranging for sold work to be delivered to the buyer. These exhibitions present students with a real-world experience, helping to prepare them for the business of art, which will be an important part of their future careers.

Coordinator: Dr. Joni Hand

Contact

573.651.2143
jvinyard@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 104A

Department of Art
One University Plaza, MS 7825
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701