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Repurposing with Character: A CFA Costume Studio X UK Art Museum Crossover (In-person event)

Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

10am - 5pm, presentation at 3pm

The UK College of Fine Arts Costume Studio will have a selection of pieces from their collection on display throughout the day, leading up to a presentation by Costume Studio faculty and staff at 3 PM on how they repurpose materials such as previously constructed costumes and purchased or donated clothing and accessories. 

Family Day: Sew Cool (In-person event)

Date: 
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 12:00pm

The artworks in Sew What are made of sewn, woven, and quilted materials. Family Day: Sew Cool will give participants the supplies to sew their own artistic creations. Using embroidery hoops, yarn, burlap, and plastic kid-safe sewing needles, participants will create their own stitched characters using either pre-made templates or their own original designs. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate with parent or guardian accompaniment. 

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In Conversation: Laura Hendrickson, National Quilt Museum

Date: 
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

Join National Quilt Museum Registrar and Collections Manager Laura Hendrickson for a conversation about contemporary quilting and gain insights into National Quilt Museum exhibitions and programming. 

Based in Paducah, Ky, the National Quilt Museum first opened its doors 30 years ago and serves tens of thousands of patrons every year through on-site and traveling exhibitions of contemporary quilters. 

Sew What: Materials & Methods

Date: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 5:30pm

Join us for a conversation about recycling, heavy metal music, and site-specific installation, with exhibiting artists, Bruce Burris, Elana Herzog, and Ben Venom.  

They each add something unique to the venerable tradition of collage and assemblage. Moderated by director Stuart Horodner.  

This conversation will take place on Zoom. 

MFA Show 2021

Date: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 8:30am to Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 11:00pm

Marika Christofides, Chelsea Clarke, Charles Dillon Ward, Jonathan Forrence, Amalia Galdona Broche, Frank Geiser, Sophia Louise Goodpasture, Melanie Landsittel, Jessica Page, and Hannah Smith

PROTAGONY: $100 for Truth

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 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.

Home As Situation

Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 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.

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.

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