Visual Arts

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.

Curating the Local in the Global: Contemporary Art from Senegal

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Dr. Underwood will be speaking on The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives from Senegal, the travelling exhibition which he organized for the OFF Program of the Dak’Art Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Kent State School of Art Collection and Galleries. In addition to editing and writing the catalog for this exhibition in 2018, he has published articles in African Arts and World Art, and written a chapter for a forthcoming volume on Relocating Modernism: Global Metropolises, Modern Art and Exile.

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. 


Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 4:30pm

2019 MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition
October 4–November 2, 2019
The Bolivar Art Gallery is pleased to host the 2019 Mid America Print Council (MAPC) Member’s Juried Exhibition, an annual exhibition showcasing the range of work in contemporary printmaking. This year’s juror Yoonmi Nam selected fifty pieces from the entries, including a variety of traditional print media as well as installation, animation, and sculpture.

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: Taylor Baldwin

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

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”. 


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

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 or 859-257-6218 to make your reservation.