MFA student Marie-Elena Ottman has three sculptures in the exhibition THE CONSUMMATE CRAFTSMAN

MFA student Marie-Elena Ottman has three sculptures in the exhibition THE CONSUMMATE CRAFTSMAN at OMFA

This show is an invitational exhibition featuring twenty- four Southeastern artists who are recognized for their accomplishments in interior, architectural and environmental design. The exhibition features blown and cast glass, bronze, wood and stone sculpture, large-scale wall hangings, furniture and monumental ceramics.

Profesor Kim to co-author book on queer visual culture

Professor Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Art History, was awarded a new book contract with Ashgate Publishing. Co-edited with Christopher Reed, the book is entitled Queer Theory and Visual Culture: Rethinking Identity and the Sexed Body. Prof. Kim will contribute a chapter entitled "Not Melted Yet: Robert Gober’s Queer Delay."

Portfolio Day 2014

Portfolio Day 2014

2014 Communication Art & Design portfolio class

Once again, we are indebted to all professionals who took their time to provide feedback to the students. Our thanks for making this an excellent welcoming party for these emerging professionals.

As is our recent tradition, the BFA candidates received their Red Beret at Portfolio Day, signifying they will soon be joining the ranks of alums of the Hite Art Institute's BFA program in Communication Art & Design.

Five portfolios were selected for recognition. The BoB (Best of the Best Award funded by Bob Gaeta, Vice President of Welch Printing) winners are Brittani Rosier and Kyle Stewart for top honors;  Marc LaPilusa and Cassie Lydon received honorable mentions. This year's BoB Awards were selected by mystery judge, Phil Means, who has been attended almost every Portfolio Day since we started holding them in 2003. Phil said that he had a very tough job this year with so many quality portfolios. Phil is recently retired from leading Black & White, one of Louisville's outstanding design firms.