Department of Fine Arts
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10/23/19 - leoweekly.com - highlights an upcoming display that will be held at Schneider Hall's art gallery
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.
10/23/19 - bizjournals.com - Brandon Harwood will be UofL's Fund for the Arts' NeXt Ambassador for 2020
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.
A building renovation in the Portland neighborhood is expanding Fine Arts, Archaeology, and Urban Design studio space while helping to revitalize a community.
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.
09-27-19 - winchestersun.com - features Zed Saeed, a master's photography student.
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.
09-25-19 - leoweekly.com - This show at the KMAC includes work by Prof. Mary Carothers.
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.
While it might seem sleepier on campus through summer, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do or see. You might meander over to Schneider Hall Galleries, for example, to peruse Hite’s current exhibition: “Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care.” The show, which runs through Aug. 30, 2019, investigates mental health and the healing process known as post-trauma growth, the sense of well-being after a traumatic event.
Just as one community connection flows into the next, UofL is partnering with local museums, historic sites and the downtown library to offer its scholarly expertise to the citywide “Afloat: An Ohio River Way of Life.”
The Open Walls Exhibit, hosted annually by the Office of Communications and Marketing and taking place in Ekstrom Library, features works of various mediums by employees of all backgrounds. From humanities to STEM fields, from classroom to cubicle, one thing remains constant: the artists’ passion for their work, though it may not be their day job.