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Exhibit features regionalist art

September 26, 2011 12:00AM

A new exhibit in the University Gallery at Pittsburg State University highlights regionalist art by three Kansans. "Hauling Hay" opens on Friday, Sept. 30, and runs through Nov. 17.

The exhibit includes ceramics by Danny Meisinger, of Spring Hill, sculptures by Guinotte Wise of LaCygne, and photographs by Fred Kautt of Centerville.

The guest curator for "Hauling Hay" is Joe Summers, who received his master of arts degree from PSU and now teaches art at Prairie View High School in LaCygne, Kan.

"These men make art that is regionalist in spirit," Summers said of the three artists. "Their work is masculine, confident, intelligent, gentle and kind. My intention was to look for art and artists that have Midwestern attributes. I believe I have found them in a diverse group of artists who use different media to express contemporary regionalist work."

In conjunction with the exhibit, the Art Department has schedule five lectures. Guest Curator Joe Summers will speak about the exhibit at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. Artist Danny Meisinger will discuss his work at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. Meisinger will also give a workshop demonstration from 1:30-4 p.m. that day. At 6 p.m. on Oct. 27, Dr. Joey Pogue, a member of the faculty in the Department of Communication, will discuss the exhibit as it relates to one of his areas of study, gender studies. Artist Fred Kautt will discuss his work at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3. Dr. Catherine Hooey, a member of the faculty in the Department of History, Philosophy and Social Studies, will deliver the final lecture in the series at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. All of the lectures will be delivered in Porter Hall.

The University Gallery is located in Porter Hall on the Pittsburg State University campus. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Department of Art at 620-235-4302.

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