Description: This exhibition is composed of fifty-four alumni who received arts degrees from either a BA in Fine Arts, BFA In Studio Arts, BFA in Communication Arts and Design, BFA in Interior Architecture, MA in Studio Arts or MAT at the University of Louisville since 2000. They are currently working as artists, arts educators, designers, illustrators, curators, gallery directors and arts activists. They also may be running their own business and/or continuing their education (two are currently in PhD programs). Of the alumni in “Making it: Now”, twenty-seven have gone on to earn higher degrees at other institutions including Tyler School of Art, Yale University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, New York Academy of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Rhode Island School of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt, University of Cincinnati and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Some have stayed in Louisville or this region while others have moved to New York, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, San Francisco and all points between.
Description: BOB THOMPSON, (1937-1966) - In 1957, the same year that Federal troops were called in to escort black students in Little Rock, Bob Thompson, an African American artist, was granted an Allen R. Hite Art Scholarship to study at the University of Louisville. In 1959 he left Louisville for New York where he quickly and steadily gained success. In his brief life, Thompson produced well over 1,000 works, many of them monumental in scale and ambition. Although Thompson has been the subject of many exhibitions across the country, including a major retrospective at the Whitney in 1998, he is still not well-known in his hometown of Louisville. Seeking Bob Thompson will reintroduce the city of Louisville to one of its brightest talents.
This exhibition is presented as part of the University of Louisville Fine Arts Department 75th Anniversary Celebration.
Description: In conjunction with the First Friday Trolley Hop and the University of Louisville Fine Arts Department 75th Anniversary Celebration, the Cressman Center for Visual Arts will host an opening reception and gallery talk for the exhibition "Seeking Bob Thompson." Curators, John Begley and Slade Stumbo, will discuss the history, artwork, and local heritage of the accomplished artist.
Description: Born into a Czech family of glass workers, Martin Janecky began working in his father’s factory at the age of 13 before attending secondary school concentrating on glass art. Since his first visit to the United States in 2003, he has served repeatedly as an Artist in Residence and instructor at Penland, Pilchuck, Corning, Tacoma and Public Glass. Janecky received the 2006 Kaiser foundation Award and the 2008 Salvador Dali World Prize.
Description: For more than ten years Stephen
Cartwright has recorded his exact
latitude, longitude and elevation
every hour of every day. This data
is embodied physically in his
sculptural objects. While working in
the exhibit industry, making displays
and prototypes, Cartwright was
introduced to the possibilities of
digital fabrication, a technique he
frequently uses in his current work.
Cartwright was lured away from the
exhibit industry to complete several
grand bicycle journeys through
North America, Europe and Asia,
totaling more than 20,000 miles. He
relished the complete immersion in
the landscape and culture that selfcontained
bicycle travel afforded.
While Cartwright continues his work
related to his latitude and longitude
recordings, other recent work
focuses on human alteration of the
Cartwright earned a BA in Studio
Art from the University of California,
Davis and an MFA in Sculpture from
Tyler School of Art. Cartwright is
currently an assistant professor in
sculpture at the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign and longs for
the topographical relief that informs
Description: Bill Fischer is a life-long artist, having started painting in the late 1950’s and continuing on to as recently as 2011. The Hite Art Institute wish to recognize his accomplishments
as an artist and his contributions to young artists at the University of Louisville with a dedication ceremony and reception in his honor.
Bill Fischer has endowed the Bill Fischer Senior Project Grants which helps one student in 2-D studios and one student in 3-D studio each semester mount their Senior Exhibition based on their presentations during BFA reviews.
In addition, he has underwriten the department’s studio spaces at Our Mother of Sorrows, now referred to as the “The Bill Fischer Studios.”
Description: The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2012 BFA Thesis Exhibition at the Schneider Hall Galleries. The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums of those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute. The Exhibition will open with a reception and remarks on November 29 at Schneider Hall Galleries on Belknap Campus from 5:30-7:30pm.
This show will feature the artwork of Arin Ashley, Benjamin Cook, Julia Davis, Lana Wilson, Rachel Hagan, Sarah Hance, Jordan Lance Morgan, Charlotte Pollock, Patrick Rademaker, Philip Rodriguez, Jeff Ruemeli, and Lana Wilson.
Each BFA candidate will contribute their unique vision as represented by a concentrated body of work developed to demonstrate their readiness to enter the professional art world upon graduation.
Description: Presented by the Hite Art Institute and the Speed Art Museum. Dr. James Crump is Chief Curator at the Cincinnati
Art Museum. With over twenty years in the field, his
career is marked by ground-breaking exhibitions,
publications, acquisitions, and programming for
learning and interpretation.
The exhibitions Dr. Crump curated in recent years
include: American Photographs: Diane Arbus, Lee
Friedlander, Richard Avedon; Image Conscious:
Photography and Contemporary Art; Garry Winogrand:
Women Are Beautiful; Doug Aitken: Electric Earth,
Starburst: Color Photography in America 1970—1980;
Walker Evans: Decade by Decade; Doug and Mike
Starn: Gravity of Light; and Herb Ritts: LA Style (with
the J. Paul Getty Museum).
Description: Benefitting the Ceramic Arts Organization. Friday, November 30, 8am-8pm and Saturday December 1, 10am-2pm. Cash and Check Only. University of Louisville, 2314 South Floyd Street, HPES Building, Room 136, Corner of Floyd and Warnock.