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December 17th Extended Downtime

With Finals soon to be over there is some important work to be done on finearts.uky.edu to bring new features live, and that work involves some extra downtime.  While this offline upgrade work will require more time than a typical maintenance, it should not require more than 1 work day to complete.  We will keep this space updated if any changes occur in the scheduled downtime.

If you need to reach the CFA offices on December 17th, contact information will be included in the offline message.

Politics of Vision – Ashley Hunt Brings Degrees of Visibility to UK CFA

He has photographed landscapes encompassing prisons, jails and detention centers in all of America’s 50 states and territories, sharing a broad view of the geography and practice of mass incarceration.  There is a dichotomy between the sites that cannot be easily seen or recognized, versus their inhabitants who are constantly watched and whose identity is objectified.  Although the lives and conditions of prisoners are not immediately visible these compelling images, Hunt counters this through the narrative nature of the work — its text, storytelling and statistics, and dialogue with local

Musicians, Theorists, and Historians Uncover the Truth in Art

Imagine yourself huddled into a muddy trench on the western front with the rest of your bedraggled platoon. It’s been a long, grueling year fighting for your life in a war that seems to have no meaning, but you and your brothers are aiming to lift each other spirits tonight – and perhaps pester the Germans that can certainly hear you across the artillery-ploughed field.  With a bit of amateur conducting by a young officer, you all break into a chorus of Land of Hope and Glory to fill the night with song.

CFA Professor Named Associate Editor of Music Therapy Journal

The Journal of Music Therapy is a forum of current music therapy research and theory, including book reviews and guest editorials. All papers for publication are selected on their quality and contribution to existing knowledge with around 30 percent of the submissions chosen for publication.  

The Other Years to Open Appalachia in the Bluegrass

Heather Summers and Anna Krippenstapel of The Other Years are both originally from Louisville, Kentucky. They were neighbors growing up and their friendship was more of a sisterhood. Their style of music brings back old-time traditions in the lyrics and acoustics.

Krippenstapel plays the fiddle and guitar, and is known as the harmony master. Her duo partner, Summers, is known for her guitar and banjo play, as well as vocals. While The Other Years take audiences back to a musical era that once was, they are still able to make the sound contemporary despite its appealing rusticity.

The CFA Hustle, Summer 2018

School of Music Professors Release a New Album

CFA School of Music Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of trombone, Bradley Kerns, along with piano professor Dr. Jacob Coleman recently released an album of Brazilian music. Splotch Ecology, a collection of original compositions and arrangements from Brazilian composers for trombone and piano is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, or you can download it from Dr. Kerns' CD Baby Profile.

Untraditional Faculty Art Show Offers Intimate View

This will be possible for many of University of Kentucky’s own aspiring young artists, as well as the community at large, as the Bolivar Art Gallery stages its first show of the year, “Faculty Series: VOL. II,”the second annual exhibition featuring recent work of select faculty members from the UK School of Art and Visual Studies.

UK Art Historian Curates Mail Art Exhibit for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Beginning in the 1960s, mail art (alternatively called “correspondence art” or “postal art”) emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants used the mail to make art and share it with others. Mail artists circumvented traditional, elite modes of display and distribution — such as museums and commercial galleries — in favor of the more accessible space of the modern postal system.

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