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Garry Bibbs’ Art Commissioned for Lexington Senior Center

 By Lexington Senior Center

Koptizke commissioned the work in memory of his wife Betsy and donated it to the Friends of the Lexington Senior Center for display at the center.

“I started thinking about a project I could undertake to show my honor to her, for her to be represented somehow in a platform bigger than myself,” Kopitzke said.

He solicited senior artists from the area to create work that would reflect the mission of the Senior Center and be relatable to seniors. “I’m deliriously happy that it came to fruition,” he said.

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. 

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.

(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)

Dr. Everett McCorvey presents at Brazilian Choral Festival

The annual international choral festival was held virtually from July 7th-12th in Curitiba, Brazil, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Paraná. The “Henrique de Curitiba” Choir Week is an annual event produced as through an initiative between the Santa Maria Chapel, a major performance venue, and the Curtibia Institute of Arts and Culture, and named after the well-known Brazilian choral composer, Henrique de Curtibia Morozowicz.  

 

SA/VS faculty, alumni, students showcase work in international festival

Like many events and programs, 48 hours of Neukölln had to pivot from an on-site art encounter to a virtual exhibition. Featured in this year’s event, among the over 200 participating international artists, are faculty and graduate students from the University of Kentucky’s school of Art / Visual Studies. The main festival page can be found here: https://48-stunden-neukoelln.de/de/festival/homepage

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