Art Studio

Winners Announced in Inaugural Cornerstone Call For Art

By Ryan Girves, UKNow, with additions from CFA

Sixty-four individual artists from across the Commonwealth and beyond submitted more than 70 pieces of artwork. 

The jury of UK faculty, staff and community members included CFA representation by assistant dean Belinda Rubio and Department of Theatre and Dance faculty Yoon Bae.

Guerrilla Art, Interventions and Social Engagement students install mural near Bolivar Gallery

“We knew we wanted to do a mural project and discussed it early on in the semester. We scouted some locations that were offered to us, and continued looking. Aaron Abbott noticed this wall on Emmaline Lane on his way to school one day, and realized it was a great location for our mural and he actually knows the owner! It was really Aaron's connection to Mr.

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.

CFA Community Conversations with Crystal Gregory, Natalie Baxter, and Claire Thompson

The UK College of Fine Arts is a family. We support each other. We learn from each other. To celebrate the power of our network, we've launched a new series. CFA Community Conversations build bridges, connecting alumni, faculty, staff, and students through shared experiences.

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.