Description: Featuring Reverberation: Echo Press Prints, refreshments, and glass demonstrations by Hite Art Institute students. Echo Press opened in 1980 and closed in 1996. During those sixteen years it created an impressive body of work that influenced how print publishers approached the collaborative process. Its example continues to reverberate today, just like resonance its name implies. The Hite Art Institute received a gift of twenty-two important impressions from the overall Echo portfolio for its collection earlier this year. The show, selected from this gift as well as earlier gifts and purchases of Echo Press editions, will highlight the work of Steven Sorman and David Shapiro as well as Mark Luyten, Robin Winters, Debra Kass, Georgia Marsh, and Rudy Pozzatti.
Description: An exhibition featuring candidates for the MA degree in Studio Art from the Hite Art Institute. Brandon Dyer will present a collection of work representing over two years of creating original narrative prints that tell a moral. He writes "I have created a fable telling the story of a flawed hero who must face his fears in order to not only save his love and her empire from an evil warlock but to save himself." Karen Habeeb's work primarily involves 2D abstract compositions in fabrics reclaimed from discarded clothing or other textiles, most often wool and linen. She writes "I believe that, like the clothes, we can all be remade into something useful and beautiful again." Deborah Levine is an artist and a knitter. She seeks to "find the best use for my materials, one that takes advantage of their characteristics while not forcing them to do something they cannot do." An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 15 at 6:00pm.
Description: The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2013 BFA Thesis Exhibition at Schneider Hall Galleries. The show will feature the artwork of Jennifer Adams, Jay Boone, Jenna Borden, Mary Burks, Ann Dawkins, Melissa Gilliland, Jenna Gordon, Alex Kenitzer, Aaron Kingsbury, Monica Konermann, Christine MacLachlan, Johnathan McCutcheon, Dyna Montgomery, Kevin Parrish, Olivia Perkins, Jenna Richards, Rosalie Rosenthal, Julia Sleder, Hannah Van Heuklon and Tonia Younger. The Exhibition will open with a reception and remarks on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30-7:30pm. 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: Kick off your holiday season at the First Friday Trolley Hop. The Cressman Center welcomes Recent Alumni from the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the public. The night will include presentations by MA Thesis Candidates featured in the current exhibition at 6pm. Glass demonstrations will be on display throughout the evening. Refreshments and a cash bar will also be available. The gallery will feature artwork by candidates for the MA degree in Studio Art from the Hite Art Institute- Brandon Dyer, Karen Habeeb, and Deborah Levine.
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."
Description: The Hite Art Institute presents a Gallery Talk by Professor John Whitesell about his current exhibition, In Retrospect: Four Decades, which is currently on view in Schneider Hall Galleries. Professor Whitesell will lead the discussion of his work, spanning forty years. He will be taking questions from any one attending the talk, including alumni, former students, collegues, and the general public.
Professor Whitesell, head of the printmaking program, former Chair of Fine Arts and Director of the Hite Art Institute, 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 Whitesell has had several mentors including Marvin Lowe and Rudy Pozzatti at Indiana University, as well as Robert Wolfe at Miami University. He also received an Indiana Artist Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant. He has exhibited his prints throughout the United States and internationally in over 150 exhibitions. Images of his work have been published in several venues and online.