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 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.
Description: A wide range of student work will be on display in Schneider Hall Galleries for the 2014 Student Biennial Show at the University of Louisville. For this exhibition, faculty of the Hite Art Institute selected work by current students seeking undergraduate degrees in both BA and BFA degree programs.
The Hite Art Institute offers a variety of courses in ten different studio areas. Fine Art students have the opportunity to work in any of the following programs while earning their degrees:
Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Printmaking, Fiber and Mixed Media, Glass, Sculpture, Communication Art and Design, and Interior Architecture. Many of these program areas will be represented in this exhibition, running through March 30, with an opening reception Thursday, March 6 starting at 5 p.m.
Description: The Hite Art Institute Galleries presents Clearing, a two-person exhibition, featuring Stephen Cartwright and Ché Rhodes at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts. The exhibition runs March 21 - April 26 with an opening reception Friday, March 21. This exhibition is sponsored by the Sutherland Endowed Chair in Glass, which supports the enrichment of the Hite Art Institute’s Studio Glass program.
Description: The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Spring 2014 BFA Thesis Exhibition at Schneider Hall Galleries. The show will feature the artwork of Caitlin Davis, Katie Etheridge, John Hayden, Shadia Heenan, Alexa Helton, Kendall Herdelin, Ericka Jeffries, Emilee Linders, Tiffany Luette, Raegan Maddox, Tracy Norman, Alex O'Keefe, Meredith Raque and Lauren Adkins Smith. The exhibition will open with a reception and remarks on Thursday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m. 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: A downtown rooftop perch for Thunder Over Louisville, convenient parking and an art-oriented family party – those are just some of the attractions at “Fire & Art 8: Thunder at the Cressman” offered by the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute.