Visual Arts

Writing Workshop 2: Illumination

Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 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.

Randi Ewing examines the ways that writers, like artists, foreground certain details and background others. Participants use the Illumination installation to generate new work of heightened focus and tension.

Writing Workshop 1: The Good Earth

Date: 
Wednesday, October 16, 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.

The Good Earth installation lends structure to prompts that examine the possible places that stories and poems can take root.

Ewing has taught creative writing at Washington University in St. Louis, Eastern Kentucky University, and the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Her fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, Little Star, and Joyland. Writers of all levels and genres welcome.

Curator Tour

Date: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

Curator Tour
Friday, September 20
6:30 – 7 pm
Free and Open to the Public

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of  the exhibition, Interwoven, discussing the works of Joan Snyder, Judy Ledgerwood, and Crystal Gregory.

Image credit:  Joan Snyder, Still, 2011, oil, acrylic, paper maché, twigs, glass beads, cheesecloth, silk, burlap, and rosebuds on linen. Courtesy of the artist.  

Artist Talk

Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, September 14, 2 – 3 pm

Exhibiting artist Bethany Collins discusses her text-based works, and issues of race and representation, with Museum Director Stuart Horodner.

Artist Talk: Tony Tasset

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join artist Tony Tasset and UK Art Museum Director Stuart Horodner for a discussion of Tasset’s history of making sculptures based on common American experiences – like carving pumpkins and building snowmen – and using scale and materials in surprising ways.  Tasset’s 20 foot tall work, Mood Sculpture, was selected by the Student Center Art Committee last year, and will be installed on campus in the coming week.

Curator Tour

Date: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

Curator Janie Welker leads a tour of the permanent collection installations, including Encounters and Illumination. 

Rockwell Kent, Baker of the Bread of Abundance, from the series Bituminous Coal Institute, circa 1945, oil on canvas. Long-term loan from the Department of Mining Engineering, University of Kentucky.

Public Opening Reception

Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 7:00pm

We welcome the public to a reception celebrating our new exhibitions,including Off the Menu: Looking at Food, Illumination, and The Good Earth. Light refreshments. Free and open to everyone.

image: Julia Jacquette, A Constant Stream, 2014, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist.

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