Department of Fine Arts

New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

New A&S building in West Louisville formally opens with ribbon cutting

An 1880s brick warehouse nestled in Louisville’s Portland neighborhood has been transformed into space for College of Arts and Sciences students and faculty to create art, honor and learn from history and develop partnerships for the future.

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A&S professors share history’s impact on present

A&S professors share history’s impact on present

University of Louisville professors lecturing in a public, monthly series this semester will examine how history affects the present in their wide-ranging fields of theater, art, political science and humanities.

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Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Belonging/Exile/Place - Humanities Research Lab CFA

Application Deadline: January 18th 2019. The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society is organized around an annual theme that provides the foundation for the Faculty Fellows Program, the academic year’s scheduled events, and for a Humanities Research Lab, involving a bimonthly colloquium. The theme for the 2019-2020 academic year will be Belonging/Exile/Place.

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UofL to host annual ceramics sale Dec. 7-8

UofL to host annual ceramics sale Dec. 7-8

Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping.

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Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 3 and 4 for Open Studio Weekend 2018. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute and Louisville Visual Art, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.

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UofL and A&S have deep ties to Forecastle Festival

UofL and A&S have deep ties to Forecastle Festival

Louisville will be at the center of the music universe in July, 2018, as more than 75,000 people descend on Waterfront Park to hear an eclectic lineup. This year also features a live art wall.

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Hite graduate student wins prestigious Hadley Prize

Hite graduate student wins prestigious Hadley Prize

The 2018 winner of the Hadley Prize for Visual Art is KCJ Szwedzinski, a graduate student at UofL’s Hite Art Institute who works in mixed media and glass.

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A banner year at Portfolio Day!

A banner year at Portfolio Day!

More than 150 people turned out for the morning review at our Portfolio Day on April 20th—our largest attendance to date.

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UofL presents exhibition by artist Douglas Miller

UofL presents exhibition by artist Douglas Miller

The Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition by Louisville artist Douglas Miller at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts April 27 – Aug. 4.

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Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

Google Fiber taps UofL alums for design work

City leaders were thrilled to welcome Google Fiber to town this year. The company is developing a fiberoptics network to deliver ultrafast internet capability across the city, starting with three underserved neighborhoods. Two alums of Hite Art Institute’s graphic design program got to be part of the action.

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Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Hite Art Institute’s Open Studio Weekend draws UofL artist

Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 4 and 5 for Open Studio Weekend 2017. The event, co-hosted by UofL’s Hite Art Institute, gives anyone who appreciates art the opportunity to step inside studios all over Louisville where they can meet artists and experience how and where local art is made.

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2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

2017 Wilson Wyatt Alumni Fellow Kenneth R. Crawford, II

The UofL Alumni Association established the Alumni Fellows program in 1983. These awards recognize graduates who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields and are exemplary ambassadors for the university and their college or school. Recipients reflect the high standing and character of their alma mater.

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Hite photography professor plans major eclipse exhibition

Hite photography professor plans major eclipse exhibition

Prof. Mary Carothers, Hite Art Institute, is creating “Overshadowed,” a “collaborative, experimental exhibition that examines the meeting point between photography, landscape and astronomy.”

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Hite Art Institute presents Type Hike a design project supporting nature

Hite Art Institute presents Type Hike a design project supporting nature

Hite Art Institute will bring “Type Hike,” a collection of artistic posters that celebrate the National Park Service to Schneider Hall Galleries Aug. 18-Sept. 22.

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Artful geography: Hite Art Institute shows professor’s work exploring place

Artful geography: Hite Art Institute shows professor’s work exploring place

Prof. Meena Khalili moved to Louisville a little over a year ago to start her job as an assistant professor of design at Hite Art Institute, she challenged herself to get to know her new home in a new way.

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Students showcase work for Portfolio Day

Students showcase work for Portfolio Day

Portfolio Day at the Hite is to congratulate students who have completed their capstone portfolio course. Graphic design students follow a rigorous curriculum that engages their visual and verbal craft through collaborative, theoretical, experimental and applied real world projects to prepare them for these responsibilities as they graduate and transition into their careers.

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Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates

Hite Art Institute exhibition spotlights first Master of Fine Arts graduates

The MFA Thesis Exhibition runs through May 27 in the Cressman. The diversity of art forms in the show reflects the diversity of offerings in the MFA program. Students may choose to practice in a variety of mediums or narrow in on one. Courses include ceramics, drawing, fibers, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, design, mixed media, book arts and new media.

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