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New art exhibit connects with audiences of all ages
A visitor views a gigantic pink rabbit's foot keychain, one of the pieces in a exhibit by artist Daniel Hunt.

New art exhibit connects with audiences of all ages

Rhona Shand, director of the Pittsburg State University Museum of Art, describes an upcoming exhibit by artist Daniel Hunt as “an immersive form of visual arts...accessible to all ages and all types of museum audiences.”

Rhona Shand, director of the Pittsburg State University Museum of Art, describes an upcoming exhibit by artist Daniel Hunt as “an immersive form of visual arts...accessible to all ages and all types of museum audiences.”

Hunt’s show, “Lucky Feet, Magic Holes,” will open in the University Gallery in Porter Hall on November 16 and will run through February 6. Hunt will discuss his work in an artist’s talk at 3 p.m. on Friday, November 13, in 401 Russ Hall. A reception for the artist will follow.

“My ideas are inspired by the experiences of living and the study of theology,” Hunt said. “Often the imagery is shaped by music, literature, film, outdoor adventures and hot rod culture. I purposely embrace logical fallacies and seemingly contradictive materials to elicit a giggle from the viewer, as a gentle introduction to more weighty questions of being, purpose, faith and hope that we all navigate.”

Hunt earned his B.F.A. and A.M. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Currently, an associate professor at Kansas State University, where he teaches all levels of sculpture at Kansas State University.

Hunt is an expert in foundry processes and has taught many workshops and courses nationally and internationally with that focus. However, he regularly employs fabrics, plastics, metals and wood to fashion his ideas. Hunt’s work is housed in private collections, has been publicly commissioned and exhibited widely in the U.S. and the United Kingdom.

The University Gallery, located in Porter Hall, 202 E. Cleveland, is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, contact Rhona McBain, 620-235-4202, art@pittstate.edu.

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