New Media

Inconnected, A Design Lecture Series - Black Voices in Design, Britt Davis

Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, and University of Louisville, in partnership with AIGA Louisville, AIGA Cincinnati and AIGA Nashville, are proud to announce Interconnected: a new, state-wide design lecture series for the 2020-21 academic year. This year’s focus — Black Voices in Design — aims to diversify and decolonize our pedagogical practices and design curricula.

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.

Denise Webber: LIFE LINES

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 4:00pm

Lectures: Feb. 18, 7pm, 21C Museum Hotel | Feb. 21, noon, Bolivar Art Gallery, Art & Visual Studies Building
Exhibition: Feb. 21 - March 20

Denise Webber (b1958 Leicestershire UK) is a British artist working with photography, drawing, audio, and video. She spent her early years in Ammochostos (Famagusta) in Cyprus, until the outbreak of war, when she and her family were evacuated under shell bombardment on the last British convoy to leave the city in June 1974.

Volume Inc: This Will (Not) Be Easy

Date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

The digital age has gifted us infinite Pinterest, Behance, and Dribble scrolls of refined visual inspiration. These feeds betray the numerous iterations, the dead-ends, the frustration, and (if one is lucky) the a-ha moments necessary to create the designs we admire. The pretty pictures are barely footnotes in the creation story of their design work. Which is why they’ve left them (almost) completely out of this exhibition. You’re getting everything else instead.

David Ondrik: Inheritance

Date: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Artist, educator, and writer David Ondrik discusses recent work featured in the Bolivar Art Gallery. Inheritance is shepherding a loved one through terminal illness, environmental disaster,and a glimpse at the vastness of the universe. These non-objective images are simultaneous abstractions of mutated cells and viruses, strip mines or clear-cut forests, and nebula birthing stars. Made at a human-scale, they envelop the viewer, creating an immersive space to invoke contemplation of the treatment of our bodies; our home; our small corner of creation.

Visiting Artist Talk: Denise Webber

Date: 
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

Denise Webber (b 1958 Leicestershire UK) is a British artist whose work spans video, drawing and photography. Her work has featured internationally in exhibitions at Tate Modern London, Moderna Museet Stockholm and the Museum of Contemporary Art Melbourne and is represented in the Arts Council England Collection and the Tate Archive. At 21C discussion will focus on the video animation Clay (1998) in which she repositions the 19th century still photographs of Eadweard Muybridge.

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