Events

Sep 1 - Oct 1 2022

Exhibition opening 
Thursday, September 1, 4:30-6:30pm

UK's School of Art and Visual Studies is pleased to announce the fifth annual exhibition series in its Bolivar Art Gallery featuring recent work from select faculty members. A slight departure from the traditional “faculty show” format, the series occurs annually and represents only a portion of the faculty, with different artists exhibiting each year. This installment…

Bolivar Art Gallery
FREE
Oct 6 2022 | 9am - Oct 7 2022 | 5pm

The collaborative multimedia performance and installation, Blood Meal, illustrates the lifecycle of an organism by bringing the grotesqueries of organic development into focus. As a cluster of organisms slowly coagulate into an amorphous whole, the projection and audio swell to reveal a life form within the light of the circular projection. A series of articulate and pointed movements conjure a recognizable creature, emerging from the fabric…

Bolivar Art Gallery
FREE
Oct 7 2022 | 12pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Katina Bitsicas 
October 7th, noon  
SAVS Bolivar Gallery 

Katina Bitsicas is a new media artist who utilizes video, photography, and performance in her artworks to explore grief, loss, trauma and memory.  She has exhibited worldwide, including The Armory Show, PULSE Art Fair, Satellite Art Fair, Superchief Gallery NFT, the Wheaton Biennial curated by Legacy Russell, HereArt…

Bolivar Art Gallery
FREE
Oct 14 2022 | 9am - 3pm

A hands-on art experience at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies (SA/VS) for high school juniors and seniors, their parents, and their teachers. Join us for a day of demonstrations and workshops in the Art and Visual Studies Building on Bolivar Street. The day of workshops will end with an optional campus tour.

Workshops may include:

2D Surface 3D Form 3D Hot Metals Art Education Art History Ceramics Digital Media…
Art & Visual Studies Building
Free, Registration Required
Oct 14 2022 | 1 - 2pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Shenequa Brooks 
October 14th, 1pm 
Bolivar Art Gallery 

SHENEQUA is An Afro-Caribbean multi-disciplinary Artist and Teaching Artist who received her Masters of Design in Fashion, Body, & Garment at School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the mentorship of Nick Cave. Founder of Weave Your Dreams Into Reality Studios LLC, she shares her stories with the world one thread at a…

Bolivar Art Gallery
FREE
Oct 17 2022 | 3pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Akihiko Miyoshi 
October 17th, 3PM 
Bolivar Gallery 

Born in Japan, Akihiko Miyoshi received his MFA in photography in 2005 from the Rochester Institute of Technology after leaving a PhD program in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University to pursue art. Miyoshi is currently a Professor of photography and digital media at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.…

Bolivar Art Gallery
FREE
Oct 21 2022 | 1pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Katrina Coombs 
Friday, October 21st at 1pm 
Virtual Lecture - for Zoom Link email baol223@uky.edu 

Katrina Coombs was born in St Andrew, Jamaica. She holds a BFA with Honours in Textiles and Fibre Arts (2008) and a Certificate in Curatorial Studies (2009) from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. In 2013, she obtained an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart…

Virtual Event
FREE
Oct 27 2022 | 1pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Rebecca Drolen 
October 27th, 1PM 
SAVS Photo Classroom 

Rebecca Drolen (b. 1983) is an artist and educator working in Arkansas. Her photographs are concerned with how individuals visually assemble their identity and the constructed ideals placed on gendered bodily performance. Her work playfully explores the expansive nature of photography in contemporary art as it incorporates built…

Photography Suite
FREE
Oct 28 2022 | 12 - 1pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Etienne Jackson 
October 28th, noon 
Bolivar Gallery 

Etienne Jackson Born in Tuskegee, Alabama and native of Opelika, Alabama. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College in 1998.  In 2009, he received a Master of Fine Arts from Georgia State University Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design.

His professional experiences include adjunct professor of art at…

Art & Visual Studies Building
FREE
Nov 2 2022 | 3:30 - 4:30pm

SA/VS Visiting Artist: Christy Matson 
November 2nd, 3:30-4:30 
Virtual:  https://uky.zoom.us/j/84019340835 

Christy Matson lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 

Recent exhibitions include the Cranbrook Museum of Art, Long Beach Museum of Art, Craft and Folk Art Museum Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Arts Houston, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Knoxville Museum of Art, the Asheville…

Virtual Event
FREE
Nov 10 - 19 2022

Exhibition of work by our graduating seniors in art studio.

Opening reception: Nov. 10, 4:30 - 6:30pm

Bolivar Art Gallery
Free
Dec 2 - 10 2022

Annual Carey Ellis show and Exhibition of works from our digital media design seniors

Opening reception: December 2, 5 - 8pm

Image: Abby Green was awarded first place in the 2020 Carey Ellis Bachelor of Science awards.
Bolivar Art Gallery
Free