Description: As a followup to the 2012 exhibition of Sam Richards’ work at the Cressman Center, the Hite Galleries presents Sam Richards Constructed Sculpture, Part II featuring late constructed wood sculptures that embody themes and ideas that occupied him throughout his career. This climactic work demonstrates how Richards’ lasting influence as a teacher, mentor and faculty member derives from the power of his art. A public panel discussion, "Sam's Impact," will be held in Schneider Hall Galleries regarding Richard’s work September 10 at 5:00pm. Panelists: former students - Scott Massey, moderator, Joe McGee, Joseph Smith, and Melinda Walters. A reception will follow the discussion.
Description: This exhibition features "Hite Scholarship recipients in the first decade that the gift was established, these three artists have set the precedent of continued artistic production for more than six decades. Please join the Hite Art Institute in celebrating the creative accomplishments of these distinguished Hite Scholars."
-Dr. Dario Covi, Curator
Description: Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in Textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art.
Description: An exhibition of prints from the University of Louisville collection highlighting works produced by Echo Press. Established in 1979 in Bloomington, Indiana, Echo Press has built a longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation as a printmaking workshop. The concept of Echo was established primarily by Rudy Pozzatti and David Keister who sought to create a workshop that was dedicated to printing and publishing quality editions and unique works. Over the years they built strong relationships with a network of respected artists such as Miriam and David Schapiro, Sam Gilliam, and Bob Nugent, heightening their reputation. The contributions of such artists also led to a diverse portfolio of imagery including unique approaches to lithography, woodcut, relief printing, and intaglio. Pozzatti writes “Whatever has been published was done with great commitment and care, using the best materials, patience, and the objective of meeting the highest of professional standards.”
Description: In conjunction with the exhibition, Sam Richards: Constructed Sculptures Part II, a Public Panel Discussion will be held in Schneider Hall Galleries. “Sam’s Impact”- Panelists will include former students - Scott Massey, moderator, Joe McGee, Joseph Smith, and Melinda Walters. A reception will follow the Panel.
Description: Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in Textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art. His work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum (Washington, DC), Cavin-Morris Gallery (New York), and Douglas Dawson Gallery (Chicago) and has been published in Textiles Now, FiberArts, Selvedge, Surface Design Journal, and Hand/Eye Magazine.
Description: Curated by Art Historian Elín Luque Agraz, Art's Director of Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, this exhibition is a very special collection of pictorial votive offerings dating from the 17th-century to the present day. These offerings provide a popular record of the Independence wars and the Mexican Revolution.
Titled Los relatos pintados: la otra historia, exvotos mexicanos, this exhibition is the product of 20 years of academic research. Held in cooperation with Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm, Department of Classical and Modern Languages,College of Arts and Sciences, Spanish Section. Dr. Luque Agraz will present a lecture in Gallery X on October 3 at 4:00pm. She is a visiting scholar who will also lead an Exvotos building workshop on Wednesday, October 2 at 12:00 am in 300 Humanities. She will deliver a lecture in Spanish on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium. For more information on the workshop contact Manuel F. Medina at email@example.com.
Description: It is a mandate for post-secondary institutions in
Kentucky to prepare our citizens for success in the
global economy. In recent years, the Hite Art Institute
sought to provide this critical competitive edge by
supporting students and faculty travel to engage far
beyond the University of Louisville campus. It has
sought to promote the understanding of diverse
communities, societies and cultures and to participate
in a global dialogue through field trips for research,
presentation and other scholarly and artistic activities
such as study or exhibition.
This search for knowledge and inspiration stimulates
and deepens both academic learning and professional
contribution. Travel experiences prompt fascinating
new visions and perspectives about natural,
sociological and cultural environments, ideas and
Hite Art Institute faculty and students
share travel experiences they have found provocative,
inspiring, challenging or enlightening through
photographs, videos, and other media from recent Hite sponsored
travel for an exhibition in the Belknap Gallery during
the upcoming Photo Biennial.
Description: The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute Cressman Center for Visual Arts will host a lecture by Hite Gallery Director John Begley during the upcoming First Friday Trolley Hop. Professor Begley will discuss Echo Press and the prints featured in the current exhibition Reverberation: Echo Press Prints. The lecture will begin at 7:00pm on October 4. A reception will follow.