Description: As a followup to the 2012 exhibition of Sam Richards’ work at the Cressman Center, the Hite Galleries presents Sam Richards Constructed Sculpture, Part II featuring late constructed wood sculptures that embody themes and ideas that occupied him throughout his career. This climactic work demonstrates how Richards’ lasting influence as a teacher, mentor and faculty member derives from the power of his art. A public panel discussion, "Sam's Impact," will be held in Schneider Hall Galleries regarding Richard’s work September 10 at 5:00pm. Panelists: former students - Scott Massey, moderator, Joe McGee, Joseph Smith, and Melinda Walters. A reception will follow the discussion.
Description: Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural dyes and historical processes to create contemporary textiles that span art and design. Trained in indigo farming and dyeing in Japan, Rowland received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2005 and is currently an Assistant Professor in Textiles at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Art.
Description: This exhibition features "Hite Scholarship recipients in the first decade that the gift was established, these three artists have set the precedent of continued artistic production for more than six decades. Please join the Hite Art Institute in celebrating the creative accomplishments of these distinguished Hite Scholars."
-Dr. Dario Covi, Curator
Description: An exhibition of prints from the University of Louisville collection highlighting works produced by Echo Press. Established in 1979 in Bloomington, Indiana, Echo Press has built a longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation as a printmaking workshop. The concept of Echo was established primarily by Rudy Pozzatti and David Keister who sought to create a workshop that was dedicated to printing and publishing quality editions and unique works. Over the years they built strong relationships with a network of respected artists such as Miriam and David Schapiro, Sam Gilliam, and Bob Nugent, heightening their reputation. The contributions of such artists also led to a diverse portfolio of imagery including unique approaches to lithography, woodcut, relief printing, and intaglio. Pozzatti writes “Whatever has been published was done with great commitment and care, using the best materials, patience, and the objective of meeting the highest of professional standards.”