Southeast Missouri State University

Crystal Wagner: Immersion

Nov. 7 - Jan. 25
Artist Talk: Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m.
Crystal Wagner: Immersion

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 27, 2014 – Crystal Wagner’s installations will encompass the entire gallery when she exhibits her work in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

“Crystal Wagner: Immersion” opens Nov. 7. Wagner will present an artist’s talk at 6 p.m. Nov. 6. An opening reception is planned for 4-8 p.m. Nov. 7. The exhibit runs through Jan. 25.

Wagner creates mixed media installations through a combination of different processes, including screen printing, intaglio etching, relief printmaking, drawing, intricately cut paper, collage, cable ties, paint and mylar, and tar paper.

Wagner earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Atlanta College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts at The University of Tennessee.

While in graduate school, she wrote and self-published the book, “Crimson Sky.” The story, which is about self-discovery and survival, explores the human condition.

Wagner has also participated in numerous artist residencies. Her work has been accepted into several national juried exhibits and has been showcased nationally and internationally. In April of 2008 and March of 2010, she was a featured emerging artist on Juxtapoz magazine’s website, and in the summer of 2010 and winter of 2012, she was featured on the cover of Graphic Impressions magazine.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. The Museum will be closed for the holiday break and energy conservation days Dec. 24-Jan. 6. For more information, call (573) 651-2260 or email museum@semo.edu.

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