Visual Arts

Visiting Artist Talk: Taylor Baldwin

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

Taylor Baldwin's work seeks to conflate the act of making with an act of violence - or unmaking - whether enacted physically or cognitively, whether enacted on an object, an image, or an idea. In his practice as a whole, he uses sculpture, video, and installation as a tool to stitch together and/or confuse the discordant relationship between a physical object and the cognitive experience of it.

Visiting Artist Talk: Jason Craighead

Date: 
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”. 

Eat/Art

Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Eat/Art
12 – 12:40 pm

40 years of art in 40 minutes. We present a significant artwork from the Museum’s collection and discuss its importance in our four decade-long history. In November we will focus on gifts from Robert C. May. Light lunch served; reservations are required. Contact Kate Sprengnether at ksprengnether@uky.edu or 859-257-6218 to make your reservation.

Eat/Art

Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 12:00pm

Eat/Art
12 – 12:40 pm

40 years of art in 40 minutes. We present a significant artwork from the Museum’s collection and discuss its importance in our four decade-long history. In October we will focus on objects from the Proskauers, including Green Sea by Milton Avery.  Light lunch served; reservations are required. Contact Kate Sprengnether at ksprengnether@uky.edu or 859-257-6218 to make your reservation.

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

Writing Workshop 3: Mistaken Identities

Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Lexington-based writer Randi Ewing leads three independent but connected workshops that use current Museum exhibitions as writing prompts.

Art is not always what it seems, and narrators cannot always be trusted. What first looks like one thing can be revealed to be another. Using the various forgeries, restrikes and misattributions in the Mistaken Identities exhibition, Randi Ewing leads participants in an exploration of various narrators.

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