Collective Fusion, Collective Memories

The Harry Krug Gallery at Pittsburg State University has opened the Collective Fusion: Collective Memories art exhibition, set to run through April 7, 2016. There will also be a related Lecture Series (Interdisciplinary Education through the Arts (IDEA) Series) on February 18, from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Sunflower Room of the Overman Student Center, where lecturers will present on subjects related to the theme of “Collective Memories.” The reception for the exhibition will be February 18th at 4:00 in the Harry Krug Gallery.

This exhibit will celebrate the wide-ranging talents of faculty, staff, and Friends of the Museum, and will feature works by members of the Pittsburg State family from all across campus. “Pitt State has tremendous talent! We work to showcase that in our students, however there is a tremendous hidden talent among our faculty and staff not directly related to the art department,” Barbara Jemison from the Pittsburg State Purchasing Department said, “This exhibit is an opportunity to let all the artistic talents that usually go unseen to be spotlighted in a special way. For me personally, this will be my first exhibit. I look forward to the feedback of my peers and colleagues to help me grow.” Museum Director Rhona McBain agrees that there is hidden talent in the faculty and says “I truly enjoy this exhibition. Seeing the creativity that everybody brings is somewhat akin to the feeling you get unwrapping an unexpected gift. Wondrous and grateful.”

This exhibit seeks to find a connection between the memories of many in a community to create one larger interconnected collective memory. Some artists chose to create works using the collages of artist Cory Peeke, whose work was displayed in the University Gallery in the Fall of 2015, as inspiration, and use family photos, magazines, and other materials to create their own piece of the memory.

The Interdisciplinary Education through the Arts (IDEA) Series, will strive to present various viewpoints of the idea of a collective memory with lecturers from several different disciplines across the campus and community.


Gallery Hours:
University Gallery
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Harry Krug Gallery
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m,  Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



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