Art and Culture Art & CultureEvents: Art & CultureEvents: MusicEvents: Performing Art Southeast Kansas Love Story muralPitt State TheatreSharon Kay Dean Recital Hall Upcoming Events Oct 4 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm CDT Recurring Art Exploration and Weekly Beginning Painting Instruction Oct 6 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT PSU Jazz Ensemble Oct 7 5:00 pm CDT Pony Bradshaw View Calendar Galleries ArtForms GalleryAn artists’ cooperative gallery, ArtForms offers handmade art & fine crafts for sale as well as hands-on workshops led by member artists in a casual atmosphere.Beverly Corcoran Art GalleryLocated inside the Memorial Auditorium, this gallery is a jewel within a jewel, featuring the work of local artists & exhibits on loan from other galleries.Bicknell GalleryInside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, this gallery features special exhibitions.Harry Krug GalleryLocated inside Porter Hall on PSU campus. Displays contemporary art from contributors from all over the U.S., university faculty, graduate students, and other local artists.University GalleryLocated inside Porter Hall on PSU campus. Exhibits Andy Warhol exhibit“Beethoven” by Warhol is on permanent display on the 2nd floor of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.Birger Sandzén Landscape ExhibitInside Pittsburg Public Library. Painted by a Swedish-American painter known for his landscapes of Kansas and the southwest.Ella Buchanan exhibitLocated inside Pittsburg Public Library. The first director of Pittsburg’s library, in 1901, went on to gain international notoriety as a talented sculptor & leader in women’s suffrage movement.Marjorie Schick exhibitInside Pittsburg Public Library. This former Pittsburg State art professor developed a worldwide reputation as an avant-garde jewelry artist with permanent collections on display worldwide. Murals 1957 and 1961 NAIA National Champions mural by Ted WattsInside Weede Physical building. By famed sports artist, Ted Watts, this mural is part of a series highlighting Carnie Smith and his Kansas State Teacher’s College Gorillas who won the 1957 and 1961 NAIA National Football Championships.1957 NAIA National Football Championship muralInside Weede Physical building. By famed sports artist, Ted Watts, this mural is part of a series highlighting Carnie Smith and his Kansas State Teacher’s College Gorillas who won the 1957 and 1961 NAIA National Football Championships.1961 NAIA National Champions muralInside Weede Physical building. By famed sports artist, Ted Watts, this mural is part of a series highlighting Carnie Smith and his Kansas State Teacher’s College Gorillas who won the 1957 and 1961 NAIA National Football Championships.Arma Heritage muralLocated at 3rd & Washington St in Arma.Barn Quilt muralThis large, colorful mural honors the rural folk art tradition of barn quilts and was dedicated at Girard’s sesquicentennial in 2018.Bender on 7 muralsOutdoor murals by Jenna Spencer.Creating Legacy Heroes muralGet your picture taken with your favorite cartoon hero or villain. Mural is on the outside wall of a non-profit charity working to help meet basic needs.Downtown Pittsburg ArtWalk muralCall it “street art”, “fine art” or “a mural” – six artists were each given a space to paint their interpretation of the them “Your Downtown”.Downtown Pittsburg Sunflower muralThis mural features sunflowers and plants to help brighten Downtown Pittsburg. Finished 2021. By Jenna Spencer.Father Emil Kapaun Memorial MuralInside St Pius X Catholic Center on PSU campus. A memorial to Catholic priest from Kansas who served as a Korean War II U.S. Army Chaplain. Died a POW while ensuring survival of others. Awarded Medal of Honor.Frisco Freight muralOn the south side of the Frisco Freight Event Center. By Jenna Spencer.Fun Zone Depot muralsInside Fun Zone Depot. This historic building includes decades old 140′ exterior painted sign. Murals inside include coal fired kiddy-sized train & logos honoring local schools. Murals by Jenna Spencer.Get Busy Livin’ muralMural honoring Dylan Meier and the values that he pursued: adventure, fitness, curiosity, generosity and a daily zest for life experiences.Girard Heritage muralFeatures several historic buildings in the Girard community.Gorilla in the Jungle muralGreetings Postcard from Pittsburg muralIn the style of vintage “Welcome from…” postcards. By Jenna Spencer.Immigrant Park muralTells the story of the immigrants who settled in Southeast Kansas and shows what the immediate area looked like at the turn of the century.Marquee muralLocated inside the Memorial Auditorium, this mural depicts a vintage movie theater marquee, including posters for upcoming performances. Mural by Jenna Spencer.Pittsburg State Centennial muralCompleted in 2004. Oversees Willard Plaza, on the north end of Nation Hall. By Mark Switlik.Sock and Buskin muralLocated inside the Memorial Auditorium, this mural features Greek theatre’s two ancient symbols for comedy (sock) and tragedy (buskin). Mural by Jenna Spencer.Solidarity – Amazon Army muralInside the Pittsburg Public Library. Features St. Barbara, the patron saint of coal miners, and a number of the wives, mothers & grandmothers of miners who organized the 1921 Amazon Army march.Southeast Kansas Love Story muralCreated by local college students, a young miner gives flowers to a Southeast Kansas girl holding a chicken.Spirit of the Little Balkans muralInside Miners Hall Museum. A charcoal mural by Antonio Martinez, tells the story of the thousands of immigrants who came to America to work in area coal mines.Transportation Heritage muralAlong old Jefferson Highway, this transportation heritage mural shows off vehicles of multiple eras. Look for the quirky element of surprise. Performing Art Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsBroadway shows, nationally known speakers, concerts, art gallery, symphony orchestra.Memorial Auditorium & Convention CenterOld meets new in this historic 1925 theatre with modern amenities. Check our website for upcoming theatre productions, ballets, vendor events & art exhibits.Pittsburg Community TheatreFounded in 1984, provides performances annually ranging from comedies to dramas to musical theatre. PCT conducts three shows & 15 performances annually.Pitt State TheatreThe Pitt State Theatre Company presents several plays throughout the year at the PSU Studio Theater in Grubbs Hall and at the Miller Theatre in the Bicknell Family Center for the ArtsSharon Kay Dean Recital HallBuilt in 1929 & originally called “Music Hall”. Recital hall features rebuilt Steinway concert grand piano & a 3-manual, mechanical action Fisk Opus 106 organ. Sculptures & Monuments American Legion Memorial MonumentEngraved stones from American Legions throughout Kansas and an airplane propeller were used to create a monument honoring the namesake of this local airport.Girard Centennial Deer SculptureDedicated on Girard’s Centennial Birthday in 1969, this monument honors the spot the town’s founder shot a deer and claimed the land for the new community.Jimmy B’s SaloonBuilt in 1904 to sell tombstones & monuments. Includes hand carved stone figures of prominent folk heroes including Mark Twain and Carrie Nation.Miners MemorialLarger-than-life-size bronze statue of an era miner, with granite monuments inscribed with the names of miners who worked in the Pittsburg-Weir coalfields.Night Song sculptureBronze sculpture of a Native American playing a flute. Designed by Joe Beeler and dedicated on October 11, 2001.Our Lady of PittsburgHonoring Women of Faith, this sculpture by Linda Dabeau is in the shadows of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was dedicated in 2006.Champions Plaza Gorilla SculptureA hand crafted 2,000 pound bronze Gorilla sculpture towers over Gorilla Village. Designed by world-renowned artist, Tom Corbin, and unveiled in 2014.The Healer SculptureCreated by Joe Beeler, this sculpture is at the entrance to the Bryant Student Health Center on the campus of Pittsburg State University.Wood Carving sculpturesCarved statues by chainsaw artist Ed Babcock.Wooster Gorilla sculptureAn iconic fiberglass structure created by the late Larry Wooster, an art instructor at the university. Located on the south side of Overman Student Center.