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.”

(in)VISIBLE 3.12

(in)VISIBLE 3.12, created by assistant professor Yoon Bae, expresses our experience and emotion during the pandemic. The work was filmed on the weekend, which commemorated the 200th day since the theatres were closed on March 12th.

"There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.” (Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage)

CFA Holiday Card Competition

The College of Fine Arts invites students to submit art for our holiday card. The winning design will be used by Dean Mark Shanda as our official holiday card which is sent to a list of hundreds of donors, administrative colleagues and friends. The winning designer will also receive a $200 cash prize.

Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2020

Submissions will be reviewed by a blind jury. The winner will be announced November 9.

Submission guidelines:

2020 DMDE Grad Ben Byrum lands Product Designer at AR startup

After graduation, Byrum moved to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, CA where he landed a job as a Product Designer currently focused on designing for AR with a social media startup, Octi.  Originally from Franklin, Kentucky near the Tennessee border, Ben found himself drawn to LA. “I'm loving the weather, and I could see myself being here for a long time.

Classroom Concert Series

Music to transcend physical distancing. The University of Kentucky School of Music brings our student ensembles off the Singletary stages and into your living room. While we can't gather for live performances, our student musicians are still honing their craft. Our series of class recordings builds bridges to connect our patrons with our students.