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Research bootcamp The Writing Center will hold a free workshop for students on how to find and recognize relevant information when writing a research paper from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in the Writing Center of the Axe Library. Amazing Race Residence Hall Assembly and Gorillas In Your Midst will be hosting the Amazing Race at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 in Lindburg Plaza. The race is open to all students and will be limited to 15 teams of two. Teams are requested to pre-register by March 8 by sending an email with team member names to Sara Liming at sliming@gus.pittstate.edu. Visit www.facebook.com/events/545074225526943/ for more information. Spring Career Day Spring Career Day is an event…

PSU hosts most successful High School Art Day ever

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Samantha Powell helped push over 2,400 thumbtacks into a wall while hanging over 600 high school artworks that were displayed during the annual High School Art Day in the Overman Student Center on order viagra without prescription Thursday, Nov. 15. The exhibition shows works of art students from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. “I liked the schools that made their artworks easier to hang with a string on the back,” said Powell, senior in art. “My thumb is really sore from pushing all the thumbtacks into that wall.” College environment High School Art Day is an annual event put on by the Art Department where local high school students come to…

Teachers show off talent

Pittsburg resident Betsy Gordan drops by the Inspiring Voices art exhibit Nov. 9, to enjoy the artwork.

J. Fred Fox | Collegio Reporter Joe Summers, teacher at Prairie View High School who received his master’s in art at Pittsburg State, presented scrap metal, rebar and an old rusty wrench in a sculpture for the Inspiring Voices art exhibit order viagra at Porter Hall. “I arranged the materials to depict my facial features as a self-portrait, welding together the most masculine materials I could imagine,” Summers said. The exhibit features works of art from 16 high school art teachers. The teachers showed off their skills and imagination at the opening presentation Nov. 9. The art has been on display since Oct. 24, and will be there until Dec. 6. S. Portico Bowman, gallery…

Weirsma’s art illustrates phases of her career

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Erin Wiersma began the “Intervals of Time” lecture with a simple message. “I hope that I’m creating spaces for myself to dwell on,” said Wiersma, assistant professor of drawing at Kansas State University cialis online . “I happen to find them filled at times, still inviting a sense of myself. I think there is some sense of bodied form to these paintings.” Her lecture kicked off the annual Interdisciplinary Lecture series put on by the Art Department on Thursday, Nov. 1. Each semester the Art Department selects one of the exhibits from its programming season to highlight in the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series, which is intended to foster discussion on a…

Art group seeks entries from all majors

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter The University Art Association is looking for a few good artworks, and they don’t care who submits them. “We accept any media, from painting to drawing to jewelry to ceramics,” said Mercedes Brink, junior buy viagra without prescription in art education and UAA vice president. The annual Fall Student Art Competition is in the submission stage, and it is open to any student who desires to submit a piece. Brink says the winners will be chosen through a vote. Students, faculty and staff members or Pittsburg residents will be able to vote between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. “At the end of that week, we tally up the votes and…

Emotive art on display

"Tuesday" by Erin Wiersma is exhibited in the University Gallery from October 3 to November 15, 2012.

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter Pitt State’s Porter Hall is showcasing a painting exhibition by Erin Wiersma, assistant director of art at Kansas State University, in the University Gallery that will conclude with a lecture by Wiersma on buy cheap propecia Nov. 2. “Figuration has consistently been the foundation of my paintings,” Wiersma said in the artist statement on her website. “My practice as an artist has progressed from observing the tangible human form of another, to the physical representation of myself in relationship to the paper, to expressing the emotional and intangible aspects that make up my being.” Wiersma’s lecture, part of the Interdisciplinary Lecture Series on Nov. 1 and 2, will lead…

Past sculpts artist

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter David Marquez says sculpting has always been one of his passions. “I enjoy building things and making things with my hands,” Marquez said. Marquez, whose artwork has been on display in the University gallery for a few weeks, gave a lecture that wrapped up his “Vessels” exhibit on Monday, Sept. 24. Marquez says he grew up in a small town in Kentucky. He says he didn’t have much money and moved around the country with his mother. Going to college, Marquez says, was a big step for him. He attended Western Kentucky University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, but he preferred the sculpture classes he had…

Expressing cultural diversity through art

Gretchen Burns | Collegio Reporter Students passing through the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter hall probably noticed a new art exhibit that has been set up. “Dream States and Detrius” is an exhibit that features the work of visiting artist Russ Revock. It is his first solo exhibit in eight years and features selected prints and drawings created by Revock. Revock has been a professor at Cleveland State University for more than 15 years, and he earned his MFA degree from Ohio State University. He says he intends his art to engage the viewer without oversimplifying concepts. “Every aspect of the subject matter is indirect and suggestive, and scenes often embody hints of existential despair,…