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2020 BFA Exhibitions Online

Date: 
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00pm

While the Bolivar Art Gallery has temporarily closed its doors to visitors and converted its galleries to classroom space, we remain committed to our mission to engage students and the public in contemporary themes and issues meaningfully impacting artistic and curatorial practices.

Currently, we are thrilled to host virtual shows from talented BFA graduates Maggie Simic, Meredith Coffey, and Marissa Braccia. Check back throughout the fall for student exhibitions and events in the visiting artist series.

Experience In Amateur Hour - A Senior Virtual Exhibition

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 1:00am to Friday, May 22, 2020 - 11:00pm

We would like to announce the launch of the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies Digital Senior Exhibition “Experience in Amateur Hour.” This exhibition is a presentation of capstone research which began classrooms and studios and finished online via zoom meetings—with work completed in students' kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms across the nation.

Open Studio and Carey Ellis Show 2019

Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies will bring excitement to campus again this December with the university’s most popular visual arts event, Open Studio.Open Studio, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Art and Visual Studies Building. 

This annual event showcases the talent of the university's students and celebrated art faculty. Studios of graduates and select undergraduates will be open with the young artists present to talk about their ongoing projects.

Artist Discussion

Date: 
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Artist Discussion
2 – 3 pm
Exhibiting artists Crystal Gregory and Judy Ledgerwood discuss their engagement with feminism and formal concerns with curator Janie Welker.

image credit: Crystal Gregory, Portrait Series: Together, 2019, handwoven lace cast into concrete. Courtesy of the artist.  

Faculty Series: VOL III

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 4:30pm

The Bolivar Art Gallery is pleased to announce Faculty Series: VOL. III, the third annual exhibition featuring recent work of select faculty members from the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. A slight departure from the traditional "faculty show" format, the series occurs annually and represents only a portion of the faculty, with different artists exhibiting each year.

Opening Reception Faculty Series: VOL III

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The Bolivar Art Gallery is pleased to announce Faculty Series: VOL. III, the third annual exhibition featuring recent work of select faculty members from the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. A slight departure from the traditional "faculty show" format, the series occurs annually and represents only a portion of the faculty, with different artists exhibiting each year.

Thursday, September 5 @ 4:30-6:30: opening reception

Friday, September 6 @ noon: Janie Welker, UK Art Museum Curator, leads a discussion of the exhibited work

Open Studio 2018

Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Open Studio is an annual event organized by the Art Graduate Student Association of UK's School of Art & Visual Studies. During the event, the MFAs and BFAs have their studios open for viewing by the public. One of the highlights of the event is the Carey Ellis juried student exhibition. It is a chance for students to both show their artwork and receive scholarship awards for their hard work.

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