Art Studio

So Much to Do This Summer at CFA

The benefits of our current offerings are significant. These programs offer a unique opportunity for CFA to give back to the Commonwealth community, whether it is from expanding knowledge to current teachers, providing arts-based learning for middle and high school students, or providing hands on work experience for our currently enrolled CFA students. There is an enrichment program for everyone who has a love of the arts.

CFA Research and Creative Activity

This report attempts to capture, in part, many of those events and studies of artistic engagement that have occurred in the 2017 -18 academic year. Whether giving a presentation, exhibiting in a gallery show, publishing books and articles, or performing in musical venues around the world, CFA faculty are actively exploring the human condition through their creativity and risk.

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

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.

May we brag?

Our faculty, staff, and students do remarkable things every day. How do we share the breadth of research and creative activity across the College of Fine Arts? There's UKNow, a wealth of news and information. There's our social media channels where we can engage with our friends.

For the past few years we've been collecting and curating these stories on a blog dedicated to CFA creative activity and research.

Top 10 Fall Classes

HON 151-003: Music and Interdisciplinary Studies

MWF 10:00-10:50 AM | Instructor: Michael Baker

A study of interdisciplinary connections between music and various artistic, scientific, and cultural areas of study. Each week will be team-taught between the instructor and a guest lecturer from the university faculty on the given week’s topic. The course is open to all students within the honors college and fulfills the nature of inquiry in the humanities requirement for the UK Core.