Visiting Artist Talk: David Ondrik

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Artist, educator, and writer David Ondrik discusses recent work featured in the Bolivar ArtGallery. 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 simultaneousabstractions of mutated cells and viruses, strip mines or clear-cut forests, and nebula birthingstars. Made at a human-scale, they envelop the viewer, creating an immersive space to invokecontemplation of the treatment of our bodies; our home; our small corner of creation.

Visiting Artist Talk: Volume Inc

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:00pm

Co-founders of San Francisco-based design firm Volume Inc., Adam Brodsley and Eric Heiman, discuss their gallery show This Will (Not) Be Easy. 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.

Open Studio and Carey Ellis Show 2019

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.

Visiting Artist Talk: Jesse Harrod

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:00pm

Jesse Harrod’s work manipulates and transforms materials to animate their sexual and sensual qualities and explore the intersections among queer kinship, support and sexuality. In their sculptural installations, they work with rope as a pliable linear element that they regard much like a drawing tool, specifically utilizing known making techniques such as macrame in ways that can be understood as simultaneously restraining and support.

Visiting Artist Talk: Angelica Pozo

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:00pm

For close to two decades Angelica Pozo’s work has visually and thematically dealt with the natural world, landscape, plant forms, and the environment. It is through these themes that Pozo’s work speaks of femininity, sensuality and the development of my spiritual awareness.

Lost Souls Project Presentation and Book Signing

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Mariusz Soltysik co-author of Lost Souls

Project Presentation & Book Signing

Lost Souls (text: Maciej Świerkocki, illustrations: Mariusz Sołtysik) is a graphic novel that deals with the history of the Holocaust in Poland. It represents an original take on the complex story of this dark chapter in human history. The graphic novel was presented at a number of prestigious venues in Poland such as The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź and Conrad Festival in Krakow. 

Visiting Artist Talk: Yoonmi Nam

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 12:00pm

Visiting Artist Talk: Yoonmi Nam
October 4th @ noon
Bolivar Gallery 

Yoonmi Nam’s work considers cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. In her prints, drawings, sculptural works, and installations, she uses familiar disposable objects and cut flower arrangements as subject matter and explores their materiality, ephemerality, persistence, and the common and extraordinary way we structure our surroundings. 

Visiting Artist Talk: Jason Craighead

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 12:00pm

Jason Craighead's paintings are a dynamic and expressive combination of acrylic paint, oil pastel, and graphite markings on canvas. His works emits an infectious, fervent energy; where every splatter, drip, and scratch conveys the artist’s emotional and profound spirit. Craighead's work echoes the well-known words of Edward Hopper, “If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint”.