Description: Featuring the work of a Louisville, Kentucky-based collective of female artists known as ENID. The name is taken from that of the first recognized female sculptor from Louisville, Enid Yandell. Yandell (1869-1924) successfully competed against male artists of her period, winning many important commissions. Notably, she worked on the famous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (and World Fair) in Chicago. Yandell went on to become a member of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States. In 1998, a group of local female artisans formed a collective to promote their own sculptural works. They decided to also promote the memory of their pioneering predecessor by naming their group ENID, in honor of Yandell. Today, the collective shows its work throughout the Ohio Valley region. Members’ ages range from 33-88 years with several members having varying levels of education, from self-taught sculptors through those with graduate degrees. Fifteen artists will be featured in the exhibition including Shawn Marshall, Valerie Fuchs, Joyce Ogden, Gayle Cerlan, Cynthia Reynolds, Suzanne Mitchell, Sarah Frederick, Gloria Wachtel, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Jeanne Dueber, Jacque Parsley, Fran Kratzok, Elizabeth Kirkwood, Caren Cunningham, and Ewing Fahey.
Description: The exhibition of over 100 works of art and artifacts includes a wide variety of textiles, and examples of craftwork in leather, metal, glass, jewelry, felt, stone and clay. Textiles span a range of uses, including camel bags, pillows, curtains, fans, hats, shoes and window hangings. Metal wares cover a gamut from silver and brass vessels, jewelry, and braziers to drinking and cooking vessels and inlaid trays. Wooden objects include antique wood lattice windows from Egypt (mushrabbiya). The exhibition features works of art drawn from the Gray Henry collection, whose family has had a presence in Egypt since 1925.
Description: The Hite Art Institute and the Jewish Community Center present this lecture in conjunction with the Exhibition held at the Jewish Community Center Gallery. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art at the
University of Kentucky, creates a new aesthetic
with his contemporary fiber art objects using
20th Century recycled industrial materials such
as computer tape, battery cable, microfilm,
Mylar, holographic film and Lurex. Using a floor
loom, sewing machine, or hand interlacing
techniques he constructs works that are
visually and technically complex.
Sandoval’s fiber mixed media art works are in
numerous collections including the Museum
of Modern Art, The Museum of Art and Design
NY. His works have been exhibited extensively
regionally and nationally and have included the
8th and 14th Biennial of Tapestry in Lausanne,
Switzerland and the Textile Triennial in Lodz,
Poland. His creative efforts have been awarded
two NEA Visual Arts Fellowships.