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Now through Aug.16, 2021 Hours Weekday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sat-Sun. 1-4 p.m.
Closed Sept. 3-5, Nov. 24-28, 2021 and Dec 23, 2021-Jan.2, 2022
Extended hours of operation occur on First Fridays 9 a.m.-8 p.m., but not Sept. 3-5, 2021.
Open late in conjunction with certain evening River Campus events/performances also.
Southeast Missouri State University • 518 S. Fountain St. • Cape Girardeau, Mo
Tours may be scheduled by calling (573) 651-2260.
(check details for possible preregistration, age limit, and possible fee)
Small Group Adult Art Class (fee and preregistration required)
Ongoing Weekly come on Tuesdays 9 a.m.-Noon or 1-4 p.m. or Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Fee and pre-registration required, limited seating. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, enroll and pay online or in person.
This class can be for beginner to advanced. A variety of art and craft mediums are covered throughout the year. Participants may use their own supplies or the supplies provided. Topics can include the following: painting, (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel chalk) drawing, jewelry, stitching, book making, paper arts (2D and 3D) , fiber arts, weaving, collage, carving, calligraphy, photography, sculpture, and more. Painting styles include abstract, representational, and realism. If you have a project on your own that you want to bring in, you are welcome to do so.
Book Group Starting Sept 16, 2021 Time 3 p.m. CST
"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: Discovering Creativity and Meaning at Midlife and Beyond" by Julia Cameron with Emma Lively
Meet in person at Crisp Museum or link to group through Zoom weekly on Thursdays at 3 p.m.
No fee for this group. Purchase the book on your own.
In It's Never Too Late To Begin Again, Julia Cameron turns her eye to a segment of the population that, ironically, while they have more time to be creative, are often reluctant or intimidated by the creative process.
This twelve-week course is aimed at defining—and creating—the life you want to have as you redefine—and re-create—yourself, this book includes simple tools that will guide and inspire you to make the most of this time in your life.
Cameron tells the inspiring stories of retirees who discovered new artistic pursuits and passions that more than filled their days—they nurtured their souls.
One chapter will be read each week, then you have activities:
Morning Pages (three daily pages of longhand, stream-of-consciousness writing done first thing in the morning) and Artist Dates (weekly fun solo expeditions), a twice-weekly 20-minute solo walk and writing a memoir. (I guess new retirees can be expected to have more time for tasks and to need exercise.)
River Campus Open House
Sept. 28, 2021
Please check back later for updated information.
Free and open to the public.
First Friday Opening Reception and Trick-Art-Treat
Oct. 1, 2021, 4-8 p.m.
An art exhibit opening reception for Louise Marler: Digital Americana occurs Oct.1 from 4-8 with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 14. Admission is free. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged.
Marler's art has been largely influenced by her father who collected and repaired old typewriters. Her artistic style integrates modern digital photography with her passion for vintage items. The result is a composite of thought and form. She seeks to create art collections and events which integrate history, education, and entertainment.
A halloween themed craft will be available for Trick-Art-Treat. Plus, our. month long scavenger hunt begins this evening. Your completed checklist will put you in the running for our Cauldron of Candy to be awarded at 8p.m. Oct. 31. (Winner doesn't have to be present.)
Crisp Museum remains open for evening gallery visits most first Fridays of the year.
Crisp Museum sets up different spooky items around the exhibit to blend in with the
historical pieces for the guests to find. Your completed checklist will put you in
the running for our Cauldron of Candy to be awarded at 8p.m. on Oct. 31. Free and
open to the public. (Winner doesn't have to be present for the award announcement.)
Museum October hours weekdays: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; weekends 1-4 p.m. Extended hours Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
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1 p.m., Richard Flentge, local historian and story teller, will read excerpts by authors Tom Runnels and Mark Twain. Both had a way of entertaining a reader with grit and humor.
2 p.m., Dr. Frank Nickell, board chairman of Cape Girardeau’s Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation, will discuss the role of trees and lumber in the evolution of southeast Missouri with a story involving two men on a bear hunt.
Samantha Keller, local Southeast University student majoring in music, will fiddle around with a few popular Scotch (or Scots) Irish tunes through the day.
A one day exhibit of handkerchiefs plus antique and modern hand stitched quilts will
show the fine detail in stitching processes such as piecing, embroidery, applique,
and cross stitch. Anyone interested can give stitching a try.
Demonstrations for candle making and yarn spinning will also be shown. Visitors may also hear and see a steam engine close up, look through parts of our outreach Missouri History exhibit, and watch videos for Missouri archaeology, streams, swamps, and caves.
A docent tour will highlight the Inland Waterways mural by Gary Lucy and introduce various areas of our history gallery displays of early peoples, geology, empires, transportation, land adaptations, and the beginnings of Southeast University.
Preregistration for this two day calss and $10 fee required. Ages 14 and up. Register
The peyote stitch is usually one of the first things a new beader learns. It is considered to be a form of quiet, mindful meditation for many beaders throughout the world. Seven basic stitches will be introduced. Participants may decide how to use thier new craft for making an object or embelishing an item to keep or to gift.
Flat peyote patterns are a favorite of both beginner and experienced beaders for the beautiful designs and colors used in them. It can be made into tubular designs for seed bead bezels for crystal rivolis and cabochons.
Peyote stitch can be used to create sculptural beadwork as well as beaded jewelry like necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and sculptural peyote techniques are used to create three-dimensional works of art.
Mini Figure Painting Interactive Demo
December 18 and/or 19, 2021
Sign up for either day. Only one day needed to complete the activity.
This event only takes one session and requires preregistration. Seating is limited to 10. Two sessions are offered. Register
Mini Figure Painting activity is free and open to the public. Face coverings will be required. Social distancing guidelines are be in place.
Participants will receive individual supplies and tools, and materials are not to
During the workshop, participants will receive two mini, plastic figures to paint, such as soldiers, aliens, and cowboys.
Questions: email email@example.com or call (573) 651-2260.
Register for a museum workshop https://app.semo.edu/genl/DAPS/Application.aspx?app=CrispMuseum
One University Plaza, MS 7875 (mailing address)
518 S. Fountain St. (physical address)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701