Campus exhibits feature fiber, wood
For the next several weeks, the Hite Galleries and the Cressman Center are featuring exhibits by two renowned artists.
Etudes: A Daily Practice
Fiber artist Jane Dunnewold
Through Feb. 13, Hite Galleries, Schneider Hall, Belknap Campus. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Artist's Talk: "Mining for Meaning: How do ideas manifest in unexpected ways? Where do outrageous inspirations come from?" Jan. 26, 6 p.m., Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library; Reception: 7 p.m., Hite Galleries. This is the Jane Morton Norton Memorial Lecture.
Artist's Talk: "Existing/Emerging: Genres within the Art Quilt World," Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Dunnewold will use images from "Form not Function," the national quilt exhibition at the Carnegie, to discuss art quilt traditions and current trends. The Carnegie Center is a member of UofL's Arts and Culture Partnerships Initiative.
Dunnewold, a visiting artist in residence at the University of Louisville, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of textile art. Her work has been exhibited worldwide, and in 2002 won the Gold Prize at the Taegu International Textile Festival. She is a former vice president of the Surface Design Association and maintains Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas.
Dunnewold teaches a dozen workshops a year and writes a blog about the creative process. Among the books she has written is "Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric" (Interweave 2010).
Rhythm in Relief
Wood sculptor LaVon Williams
Jan. 21-Feb. 26, Cressman Center for Visual Arts Gallery
Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and First Fridays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
LaVon Williams, one of America's preeminent wood sculptors, is based in Lexington, Ky. His work explores a sense of personal and cultural identity through an examination of his African American heritage, spirituality and passion for music.
Williams' older half-brother taught the craft to him after learning it from his great uncle.
Williams became a professional wood artist after leaving a professional basketball career in Japan. The Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University organized the traveling exhibit.