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SA/VS' professor's article analyzes portrait by Ray Johnson

By Hayden Gooding, UKNow

Using several forms of art world communication — commercial, bureaucratic and interpersonal — influential pop artist and pioneering correspondence artist Ray Johnson created a portrait of noted curator and photography collector Samuel J. Wagstaff that emphasized identity as dependent on one’s position in their social network. Many have previously noted the networked character of Johnson’s mail art practice, but few have explored its connection to contemporary network theory and none have examined any correlation with portraiture of the period. 

Episode 3 of CFA Community Conversations

In Episode 3 of the CFA Community Conversations, Dr. Angelique Clay Everett, Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Voice Area, talks with Ruthie Sangster, 2020 BM in Vocal Performance and BA in Arts Administration about life after graduation. Dr. Clay and Ruthie share their love of singing, the University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, and how they're navigating a path forward in the arts.

Core77 Design Awards Recognize Bolivar Art Gallery, UK Faculty Artist Exhibits

By Hayden Gooding, UKNow

Core77 is dedicated to excellence and inclusivity, offering students and professionals the opportunity to promote their best work on a global scale across 19 design disciplines. The program serves a global audience of industrial designers and provides a gathering point for designers and enthusiasts via design competitions, lecture series and exhibits.

SA/VS Faculty Exhibition Examines Dairy Farmers' Struggle

By Hayden Gooding, UKNow

For the past few years, Southard has spent his summers in Johnson, Vermont, documenting the daily life of small-scale dairy farmers. The photographs in this exhibition focus on the Rankin family and tell a familiar story about the collapse of the dairy industry in the region: large, automated, and heavily mechanized operations systematically undercut local farms, leading to the closure of the majority of artisanal operations and increased suicide rates amongst the farmers.

Safe Haven CFA

By Emma Lucas

Safe Haven CFA was created in September 2020. Its primary focus is to support CFA’s LGBTQ* community while also serving as a liaison between CFA faculty, staff, and administration. Boutell also says that he hopes his organization will “foster growth and acceptance within CFA and the surrounding campus community while also advocating for our LGBTQ* students who are still experiencing discrimination on campus.”

UK Grad Zindzi Harley is making an impact on the art world

Tell us about your recent participation in Studio Museum Harlem’s “Museum Professionals Seminar.” 

My participation in the Studio Museum Harlem’s Museum Professionals Seminar was one of the highlights of my work in my graduate career. The seminar was in place of the summer internship program due to the restraints of COVID-19 and was an experimental initiative of the educational department head up by Dr. Ilk Yasha, Studio Museum Institute Coordinator.

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