Two new exhibits by alumni open in Porter Hall

Two new exhibits are up in Porter Hall — home to the Art Department at Pittsburg State University — both entirely curated of work by PSU alumni.  

The first, on display in the Harry Krug Gallery through Feb. 18, features work created by several PSU alumni affiliated with ArtForms Gallery in downtown Pittsburg. The second, on display in the University Gallery through March 4, features work by Ayman Alamoudi, who completed his master’s at PSU in 2004. 

The ArtForms exhibit features Michael Cessna (BST ‘86), Janet Lewis (BFA ‘93, MA' 07), Patricia Glick (BSEd ‘77, MS ‘90), Rebecca Lomshek (BSEd ‘94, MS ‘07), Nicole Meyer-Foresman (BSEd ‘95, MA ‘07), and Kristin Girard (BS ‘85, BSMT ‘86, MS ‘91). 

Cessna, whose degree was in print technologies and whose work is based in photography, is now a software engineer. Lewis, whose work is multi-media, is an instructor in the Art Department and the owner-operator of Janet Lewis Designs in Pittsburg.  

Glick, whose work is in acrylic, is retired after a 20-year career in Community Mental Health. Lomshek, whose work is based on mathematics, is now an art teacher at Pittsburg High School.  

Meyer-Foresman, whose work is jewelry, is now an art teacher at Girard High School. Girard, whose work also is jewelry, is an artist living in Joplin, Missouri, who makes one-of-a-kind jewelry from repurposed and upcycled elements. 

They’re all actively involved in the ArtForms Gallery, an artists’ cooperative gallery located at 620 N. Broadway in downtown Pittsburg. 

The exhibit will be on display through Feb. 18 and may be seen from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. It is free and open to the public. 

Alamoudi’s exhibit, titled “Strained and Silence,” is comprised of mixed media. After earning his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010, he now teaches there.  

In his exhibit, Alamoudi interweaves visual, digital, and interactive media with socio-cultural conflicts, differences and contradictions. 

The exhibit may be seen from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is free and open to the public. 

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