Department of Fine Arts

Covi Award winner inspired by late mentor, professor

Covi Award winner inspired by late mentor, professor

One of the scholarships available in the Hite Art Institute in the College of Arts & Sciences is the Dario Covi Award, named for the beloved professor emeritus and art historian who was an important part of Hite for 50 years.

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Art professor gets creative with invasive species

Art professor gets creative with invasive species

An associate professor in the Hite Art Institute is coming up with creative new ways to eradicate invasive plant species that threaten local ecosystems

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A&S students contribute to Speed’s Breonna Taylor exhibit

A&S students contribute to Speed’s Breonna Taylor exhibit

Students in UofL Professor Chris Reitz’s Art and Activism seminar contributed to the Speed Art Museum’s exhibition “Promise, Witness, Remembrance,” in honor of Breonna Taylor.

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Graphic Design student's logo chosen for hometown’s bicentennial celebration

Graphic Design student's logo chosen for hometown’s bicentennial celebration

Next year, graphic design student Ava Becker is going to see her work all over her hometown of Columbus, Indiana. Becker, a junior, designed the winning logo for the 2021 Columbus Bicentennial celebration.

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Artist talk with Peter Williams and UofL Gallery Director Chris Reitz

Artist talk with Peter Williams and UofL Gallery Director Chris Reitz

Painter Peter Williams was scheduled to deliver a much-anticipated artist talk at the Cressman Center for Visual Arts on March 20th. Unfortunately the pandemic, and calls for social distancing, struck Kentucky before he arrived. Nevertheless, the show must go on, and so Williams and curator Chris Reitz staged a remote conversation, recorded here and presented in dialogue with video of the work.

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UofL interior design students gain experience through homeless veterans project

UofL interior design students gain experience through homeless veterans project

In the fall of 2019, Valerie Fuchs, a part-time professor at the Hite Art Institute in UofL’s Department of Fine Arts, tasked her interior design students with designing a few rooms and raising funds for the Louisville Hotel for the homeless.

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UofL’s Portfolio Day goes virtual

UofL’s Portfolio Day goes virtual

The Hite Art Institute Department of Fine Arts has created a Class of 2020 website where you can see their "portfolio cards" and link to their individual websites. We invite you to "meet" with our students, just as you would at an in-person event, to congratulate them, talk with them about their work, share thoughts about job opportunities, just generally welcome into the professional community.

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Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art

Fine Arts Prof. Ché Rhodes named Educator of the Year by Louisville Visual Art

Ché Rhodes, professor of glass at UofL’s Hite Art Institute, has been named “Educator of the Year” by Louisville Visual Art, the area’s largest arts collective. He’ll receive the honor at the third annual Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 7, 2020.

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Fine Arts sophomore recognized as a Scholar of Kentucky

Fine Arts sophomore recognized as a Scholar of Kentucky

Eugena Kim, a sophomore graphic design major from Hancock County, Kentucky, has been recognized by the Community Foundation of Louisville as part of its Scholars of Kentucky program.

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A Lyrical Understanding: Photography of Walker Evans and Zed Saeed

10/23/19 - leoweekly.com - highlights an upcoming display that will be held at Schneider Hall's art gallery

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Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

Open Studio Weekend showcases UofL artists

Artists from all over Louisville will open their doors Nov. 2 and 3 for Open Studio Weekend 2019. 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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These ambassadors will help shape Louisville's arts future

10/23/19 - bizjournals.com - Brandon Harwood will be UofL's Fund for the Arts' NeXt Ambassador for 2020

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Mural project provides platform for A&S student artists

Mural project provides platform for A&S student artists

Mattie Perez (Program Assistant, Sr. – Advising) exhibited a love of art from an early age, but her interest waned as a college freshman. “I didn’t see a future for myself as an artist,” she says. Fortunately, her supportive coworkers in Advising reignited this passion, encouraging her to create the large chalkboard wall now visible in the 1st floor advising lobby of Gardiner Hall. Working alone, Perez chalked a different mural every week for nearly two years before deciding this could be an excellent opportunity to support and encourage undergrad student artists. Thus, the A&S Featured Artist project was born.

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MFA, Archaeology and Urban Design Studio programs moving to West Louisville

MFA, Archaeology and Urban Design Studio programs moving to West Louisville

A building renovation in the Portland neighborhood is expanding Fine Arts, Archaeology, and Urban Design studio space while helping to revitalize a community.

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‘Street Studies: Photographs By Guy Dove And Elizabeth Reilly’

leoweekly.com - 10/11/19 - Dove, a professor of Philosophy, and Reilly, UofL's curator of Photographic Archives, will have their work on display for the next month.

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McCann: Fall season abound with arts events

09-27-19 - winchestersun.com - features Zed Saeed, a master's photography student.

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Hite Art Institute Presents Lensless Photography Show

09-27-19 - kentuckymonthly.com - The show, which features a number of UofL students, runs through October 26th and has a reception on the 4th.

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KMAC Triennial, Radiates Impressive Light

09-25-19 - leoweekly.com - This show at the KMAC includes work by Prof. Mary Carothers.

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‘At long last,’ Fine Arts alum Sam Gilliam’s artwork finds its place in a NYC gallery

‘At long last,’ Fine Arts alum Sam Gilliam’s artwork finds its place in a NYC gallery

World-renowned artist and double alum Sam Gilliam is no doubt a point of pride for the University of Louisville. The painter, widely known for his use of saturated color and his highly improvisational, spontaneous technique, received his BA in creative art in 1955 and his MA in fine arts in 1961 – both from the College of Arts & Sciences.

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