Visiting Artist to Present Lecture, Pop-Up Exhibition at Catapult

As part of the Catapult Edition Program, Nicole Hand-Bryant of Murray State University will present a free lecture entitled “The Job We Wanted, and the Job We Actually Do” from 6-7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2. Hand-Bryant will also present a pop-up exhibition and print sale during First Friday Openings from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3. All events will be held at the Catapult Press in Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The events are free and open to the public. Hand-Bryant is currently interim assistant dean and professor of art at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. She teaches printmaking, bookbinding and drawing. Her work has been showcased nationally and internationally in over 300 solo, invitational and juried exhibitions. She has given lectures and workshops in more than 30 venues, including Atlanta Printmakers Studio, University of North Carolina, University of Arizona, University of North Texas, and Ohio University. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of South Dakota and Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the University of Miami. The Catapult Editions Program is a collaborative endeavor between visiting artists and Southeast students and faculty at Catapult Press. Visiting artists create a print with Catapult Press during their visit to the University, and these prints are sold to help raise funds for future visiting artists. Catapult Creative House hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All gallery exhibitions, events, and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Leah Powers at or (573) 290-5372.