Description: John Whitesell has been a notable Professor of Fine Arts specializing in printmaking at the University of Louisville since 1973. He has also served as former Chair of Fine Arts and Director of the Hite Art Institute. He is represented in more than twenty-five public collections including the Library of Congress. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College and MFA from Indiana University. He also studied printmaking at Miami University of Ohio. Over the span of his career he has had several mentors including Marvin Lowe and Rudy Pozzatti at Indiana University, as well as Robert Wolfe at Miami University. IN RETROSPECT: John Whitesell Four Decades highlights artwork from his outstanding career over the past 40 years. It celebrates and honors his tremendous influence at the University, his recognition in the field of printmaking, and his continuing impact on students and peers.
Description: Even as fine arts professors encourage students to push their creativity and technical abilities, a new Cressman Center for Visual Arts exhibition shows that these University of Louisville teachers also continue to produce their own artwork.
Recent work by 18 fine arts faculty members will go on display Jan. 17-March 8 in the 100 E. Main St. gallery.
The free, public “2014 Hite Art Institute Faculty Exhibition” will open with a 6 p.m.-8 p.m. reception Jan. 17. Regular gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, with the gallery remaining open until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Trolley Hop events each month.
Media represented include painting, photography, digital video, sculpture, glass, textiles, mixed media and installations.
The show includes the work of Moon-he Baik, JP Begley, Todd Burns, Mary Carothers, Ying Kit Chan, Mitch Eckert, Leslie Friesen, Lida Gordon, James Grubola, Barbara Hanger, Scott Massey, Gabrielle Mayer, Philip Miller, Peter Morrin, Mark Priest, Che Rhodes, Steven Skaggs and John Whitesell.
For more information, call John Begley at 502-852-4483 or Renée Murphy at 502-852-6794.
Description: The symposium Crafting Space: Modernist Currents in Mid-Century Architecture focuses on
several of Eero Saarinen's innovative architectural achievements that capture the optimism and
boundless opportunity during Post-War America. Saarinen's designs communicated a strong and
meaningful identity for both the public and private sector by combining elements of the cultural and
technological progress of the era. "Architecture must make a strong emotional impact on man,"
Saarinen wrote. "I have come to the conviction that once one embarks on a concept for a building, this
concept has to be exaggerated and overstated and repeated in every part of its interior so that
wherever you are, inside or outside, the building sings with the same message."