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Professor Chris Reitz lectures at SUNY Binghamton

Photo of SUNY Binghampton lecture with information about Professor Chris Reitz. Organized by the Department of Art History with support from the Harpur College Dean's Office. VizCult The Dean's Speaker in Series in Visual Culture.

Professor Chris Reitz, Critical and Curatorial Studies, delivered a lecture, April 25th, for the Dean's Speaker Series in Visual Culture at SUNY Binghamton.

Hite alumni participate in the first Hadley Creatives Exhibition

A group picture of artists in the first Hadley Creatives Exhibition

15: The First Hadley Creatives Exhibition @ KMAC

Hite alumni are included in the First Hadley Creatives Exhibition at KMAC Museum:
Miranda Becht (MFA 2017)
Sandra Charles (BFA 2015)
Rebecca Norton (BFA 2004) 
Cynthia Norton (MAT 2004)
Autumn Lindsey (BFA 2017)

Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 • 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibit on view: June 1 – July 1, 2018
KMAC Museum – Third Floor Gallery
715 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Robyn Gibson recieves MFA from New York Academy of Art

Robyn Gibson (BFA 2014) presented her thesis show and graduated with an MFA degree at the New York Academy of Art. Congratulations!

Robyn Gibson standing in front of her artworkRobyn Gibson's charcoal drawing

Johannes DeYoung appointed Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

3/4 view Portrait of Johannes DeYoung

Johannes DeYoung (BFA summa cum laude, 2004) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Art in animation and time-based media at Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations!

For more information about the work of Johannes DeYoung, visit:
http://www.art.cmu.edu/people/johannes-deyoung/
http://www.johannesdeyoung.com/about/

May 2018 Hite Art Institute Commencement

University of Louisville Commencement document


May 2018 Commencement: Congratulations to our brilliant and hardworking graduates who received their BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees! We’re proud of all of your accomplishments. #hiteartinstitute#weareuofl @hiteart

Graphic Design Portfolio Day 2018

Group photo of 2018 Portfolio Day Graduates in the Hite Art Communication Art and Design program, with Professor Meena Khalili and Leslie Friesen

Lots to share from this year's Graphic Design BFA Portfolio Day. Here's the photo of our 2018 Portfolio Day Seniors with Professor Meena Khalili and Leslie Friesen. Thank you David Power, Dan Stewart, and Bob Gaeta! Check out the email newsletter for more about the day — the award-winning portfolios, links to all 20 of the graphic design BFA's portfolios, as well as links to our annual report and 2018 graphic design alumni salary survey.

https://us2.campaign-archive.com/?u=8820478f94c0d89a824adcea0&id=83f43e10d1

The 2018 MFA Hooding Ceremony

A&S Dean Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, SIGS Dean Beth Boehm, Douglas Miller and his mentor Professor James Grubola, Interim President Greg Postel, and Acting University Provost Dale Billingsley at the Hooding Ceremony

Congratulations to Douglas Miller, Hite's 2018 MFA graduate.

Image: A&S Dean Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, SIGS Dean Beth Boehm, Douglas Miller and his mentor Professor James Grubola, Interim President Greg Postel, and Acting University Provost Dale Billingsley at the Hooding Ceremony

MFA Candidate Monica Stewart's solo show “Short Cuts & Paper Tales”

Monica Stewart in front of paper artwork exhibited in her show titled, “Short Cuts & Paper Tales”

Art opening today: MFA Candidate Monica Stewart's solo show “Short Cuts & Paper Tales” opens with a reception on Friday, May 11, from 7-10 p.m. at Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St. The show continues through June 6. @monster.stewart #hiteartinstitute @revelryboutiquegallery

Professor Chris Reitz receives President's Award for distinguished service

Photograph of Chris Reitz with President's Award

Congratulations to Professor Chris Reitz, Critical and Curatorial Studies, for receiving the President's Award for Distinguished Service to the Community! In addition to the Arts and Science's Award, Professor Reitz received the President's Award for his continued work on Louisville's Commission on Public Art, the mayor's special commission reviewing Louisville's public monuments, his work helping to bring art to the Louisville Airport, and his work with Louisville Visual Art to develop and realize Louisville's Open Studio Weekend. Professor Reitz has also been recognized for bringing engaged programming to the city through exhibitions, panels, and lectures, and through his frequent contributions to local media.

Zed Saeed shows photographic works at Iroquois Library Community Gallery

Zed Saeed's photographs for the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project

MFA Candidate Zed Saeed's work for the Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project is being shown at the Iroquois Library Community Gallery. The project was made possible by a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.

All images are of refugees and immigrants that have been settled around Kentucky by local refugee settlement agencies.

Professor Chan delivers keynote address at Woodcock Society induction ceremony

Professor Chan's front cover of schedule for the keynote address at Woodcock Society induction ceremony.

Professor Chan's address title, Contemporary Art: Theory, Practice, and Education

Photograph of Professor Chan's works exhibited in a gallery.

 

Image of Professor Chan's ink artwork


Professor Ying Kit Chan delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Woodcock Society's annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The Woodcock Society is College of Arts and Sciences' oldest honor society. The title of his lecture was "Contemporary Art: Theory, Practice, and Education."

Douglas Miller's MFA Thesis Exhibition

Douglas Miller's Thesis Title 1, ink, pencil, and acrylic on paper. 40x50 in. 2018

The Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition by Louisville artist Douglas Miller at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts April 27 – Aug. 4. The show, which serves as Miller’s culminating thesis for his Master of Fine Arts degree, will feature approximately 100 drawings and a projected animation. Most of the images are not complete, however. They are fragments, wisps of ideas not fully realized, in keeping with the theme of the show.

Playfully called “Title,” the show considers the disorganization of the creative process — how a person fails to bring a large-scale project to fruition. Miller was inspired by the novel Dead Souls by Russian author Nikolai Gogol. Gogol always planned to write three volumes, but he deteriorated creatively and psychologically and never finished the series. “Most people have failed or not met goals they’re expected to meet,” Miller says. “It’s not a theme specific to this one author, it’s universal. Self-doubt and other feelings that come with completing a large project are familiar to everyone.” Miller earned his BFA from Hite. His drawings are in galleries across the U.S. and numerous private collections.

Image: Thesis Title 1, ink, pencil, and acrylic on paper. 40x50 in. 2018


Douglas Miller's MFA Thesis Exhibition reviewed:
http://arts-louisville.com/2018/05/08/look-behind-the-curtain/


Henry Kerns and Sara Olshansky awarded the Covi Scholarships

Sara Olshansky and Henry Kerns with Dr. Covi for Covi Scholarships

Henry Kerns and Sara Olshansky have been awarded the Covi Scholarships on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

The Dario Covi Scholarships are given to students in their last year of study who reflect the hallmarks of Dr. Dario Covi through civic-minded engagement in all aspects of the department, work across media boundaries and programmatic divisions, and in the broadest sense, reflect the traditions of the Hite Art Institute.

A native of Livingston, Illinois, Professor Dario Covi studied at Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, the University of Iowa, University of London, University of Florence and New York University where he received his PhD in Art History in 1958. Dr. Covi joined the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts in 1956 at the rank of Instructor and was subsequently promoted to Professor in 1964. He served as the Curator of University Collection and Exhibitions (1958-1963), Acting Head of the Department of Fine Arts (1960-63) and the Department Chairperson and the Director of the Allen R. Hite Art Institute (1963-67 and 1976-79).

Dr. Covi is a teacher and lecturer of the highest caliber. He is a highly respected scholar and of Italian Renaissance art history and an authority of the life and work of Andrea del Verrocchio of Florence. He has written numerous articles on Italian Renaissance, as well as many essays on local, regional and national artists published in exhibition catalogues.

At 97 years of age, Dr. Covi is coming to work and study in the library several days a week. His pleasant personality, tireless dedication, noble character and insightful wisdom have continued to inspire the faculty, staff and students and brighten the Department. Dr. Covi's contributions to the University and to the Hite Art Institute are immeasurable.

Images: Dr. Covi, Henry Kerns and Sara Olshansky

 

Sara Olshansky and Henry Kerns outside of Schnieder Hall with Covi Scholarship

 


Professor Tiffany Calvert for receives grant for from EVPRI

Tiffany Calvert's work titled

Congratulations to Professor Tiffany Calvert for receiving a grant for her proposal, "Tulip Mania and Data Manipulation” from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation. The grant will support her work while she is a Speed Museum artist-in-residence for 2018-2019 studying still life paintings in their collection. #hiteart#hiteartinstitute Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville UofL College of Arts and Sciences Speed Art Museum

Julie Leidner (BFA 2006) receives the Great Meadows Foundation's inaugural artist-in-residence award

Written document about Julie Leidner (BFA 2006) and details on Great Meadows Foundation's inaugural artist-in-residence award

Julie Leidner (BFA 2006) receives the Great Meadows Foundation's inaugural artist-in-residence award. Congratulations!

Professor Rachel Singel lectures at Wildlands Social Club

photography of Rachel Singel

Wildlands Social Club - Featured Speaker: Rachel Singel
Talk title: Fundamental Unity & Infinite Variety

Rachel grew up on a small farm outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. Her work is inspired by what she sees in nature. Rachel has participated in residencies at the Penland School of Crafts, the Venice Printmaking Studio, and the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia. Currently, she is an Artist In Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, and in June will be traveling to Spain for a residency at Art Print Residence in Barcelona and continuing to learn about non-toxic printmaking in an international workshop.
www.rachelsingel.com

Hite alumni and faculty receive Great Meadows Foundation Grants

Works by Mary Carothers, Meena Khalili, and Mitch EckertLeft Side: Mary C.Top Right: Meena K.Bottom Right: Mitch E.


Hite alumni and faculty receive Great Meadows Foundation Grants:

Two Hite alumni and three Hite faculty members have been awarded grants in the 7th round of Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grants program. The Hite alumni are Bette Levy (MA, 1998) and Cynthia Norton (MAT, 2004), and the faculty members are Mary Carothers, Mitch Eckert, and Meena Khalili. Congratulations!

The Great Meadows Foundation Artist Professional Development Grants program supports artists from across the state to travel to major exhibitions, conferences, and residencies, and to connect with professionals in the field. (http://greatmeadowsfoundation.org)

Images: artwork by Professors Mary Carothers (left), Meena Khalili (top right) and Mitch Eckert (bottom right).

Mo McKnight Howe coordinates Churchill Downs opening night

Mo McKnight Howe with two others at Churchill Downs opening night for the Arts & Jennifer Lawrence Foundation

Mo McKnight Howe (BFA 2008), coordinated the Churchill Downs Opening Night with Fund for the Arts & Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, three years in a row. Congratulations!

A new exhibition from the print collection curated by curatorial students Spring 2018

Image of print collection work as exhibition cover

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to present an exhibition from the University of Louisville’s print collection. Curated by students in the Critical and Curatorial Studies II class, “Caprices: Wit & Whimsy” transforms the white cube gallery into a space that invites laughter. The humor framed within this show is meant to break that invisible barrier one crosses when entering the gallery; the prints welcome candid, reflexive responses. Since the impact of visual humor is instantaneous and can be undermined by over-explanation or analysis, this exhibition aims to allow for both instant gratification and complex reading.

“Caprices: Wit & Whimsy” includes work by Édouard Manet, Francisco Goya, Tom Huck, Bob Lockhart, Honoré Daumier, Mel Ramos, Cima Katz, among others, and was curated by Diana Dillman, Alexis Doerr, Adelaide McComb, Jessica Schumacher, Layne Wegenast, and Stephanie Wise.

Caprices: Wit & Whimsy is on view

April 26-August 3, 2018


Judy Chicago named TIME 100 Most Influential People

Portrait of Judy Chicago

Congratulations to Judy Chicago on her inclusion in the TIME 100 Most Influential People! The International Honor Quilt, in the Hite Art Collection, is a collaborative, grassroots feminist art project initiated by Judy Chicago in 1980 “to extend the spirit of The Dinner Party” on its tour of venues throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. It consists of a collection of 542 individual quilts that can be assembled into a multi-sectional, monumental work of art.

http://time.com/collection/most-influential-people-2018/5238183/judy-chicago/