Thursday, February 12, 2015

Do You Plan to Major in Art?

If you are a Junior, Sophomore or Freshman intending to major in Art, speak to an Art professor to let him/her know. We want to make sure you are identified and in the loop regarding information and activities in the department.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cupid’s fancy is only varnish deep, coming Spring 2015

What are those flowers, pearls and places of delight all about? What set of ideals really run through the art of the 18th century? Enlightenment? This innovative art history course takes on the lineage of sources beneath the Late Baroque and/or Rococo Painting into the shades of which we see in the present. The units are organized according to chronology, geography, philosophy and theme, with special attention given to the main centers of production. 

TR 1:30-2:50, no prerequisites; recommended for both art history and painting students.

*Image above by Francois Boucher

Friday, October 31, 2014

NEW! Senior Expo & Forum:

Cochenour Gallery, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY
November 7 – November 21, 2014
Reception and lecture: Friday, November 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Georgetown College is pleased to present Teach Talent. A team of researchers, Catherine Shelburne and Miranda Sosby, will explore the current issues in art education. Why is talent important? How can it be recognized? How can it be nurtured? Recent reports claim that there is a desperate need for talent outside the realm of what higher education provides. Creativity, emotional intelligence, and true enjoyment, lacking or not, are skills that can be taught. By simply implementing a few proposed ideas into the secondary school programs today, the team suggests, we can significantly increase our talent-pool for the future.

The project will launch at the Cochenour Gallery and run through November 21, with an opening reception on Friday, November 7 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. The related presentation by Ms. Shelburne will begin at 12:30 p.m., to be followed by a brief Q&A session. The gallery will host Teach Talent’s direct proposals, interactive teaching tools, and their ideas for curricular/content managing. All events are free and open to the public.

Both Catherine Shelburne and Miranda Sosby are 2014 BA candidates at Georgetown College.

For further information please contact:

Jeanette Tesmer, Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections
Phone: 502-863-8399

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fotofocus Biennial; Congrats Sheldyn!

The Cincinnati Fotofocus Biennial is coming up in a few weeks, featuring numerous exhibitions, lectures, and photography opportunities from October 8–November 1, with most of the events occurrung during our Fall Break (Oct. 8–12). I attended in 2012 and had a wonderful experience gallery hopping in downtown Cinci.

Super big congratulations to our very own Sheldyn Duff whose work was juried into the regional student show. Her work and others will be on display at the Findlay Street Project Space with an opening reception on Saturday, October 11 from 11 AM–2 PM.

Image: Sheldyn Duff, Untitled, Archival Digital Print, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Grand Gesture @ PUBLIC, through Sep. 27

Grand Gesture, Paintings by Boris Zakic, will be on exhibit August 14 –September 27, 2014 at PUBLIC, the LVAA’s gallery in Downtown Louisville.
A subtle examination of mark making expands to embrace sweepingly romantic pictorialism in an ambitious new exhibition from Zakic. In the large canvases reminiscent of the late Baroque or Romantic periods, Zakic combines what might seem like conflicting elements into the magnificent allegories of love with a lush, continental grandeur.
“Initially, the gestures were to have an unparalleled ‘airiness,’ as if extensions to an evening breeze or a kind of bird song you may hear in the mornings,” explains Zakic. Brushstrokes, simultaneously abstract and highly realistic permeate representational images and evoke art movements that are, on their surface, in opposition to the modern sensibility of Zakic’s recent projects. If you have seen his Shhh, Flicker (Galerie Hertz, 2014) or the Painting at The New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project (2013-2015), the Grand Gesture will rather surprise and perhaps amaze you. (preview available here)
Zakic has taught at Georgetown College since 2000, where he teaches a popular painting course for art majors entitled Impasto Mannerisms. The course is dedicated to the study of gesturalist painting almost exclusively. In 2010 Zakic received the Frank F. Weisberg Award for Excellence in Painting from the Louisville Visual Art Association. In addition, a concurrent exhibit, Grand Gesture: Sublime, will be at Eastern Kentucky University’s Fred Parker Giles Gallery (link) August 18 – September 12, 2014.

Sublime @ EKU: promo card!

I cordially invite you all to my EKU expo and the reception on September 11th, 5-7 pm (directions)

Food For Thought, Boat Club, Louisville, Sep.16th

Boris Zakic, "Grand Gesture" from Louisville Visual Art on Vimeo.

welcome back!

It is very exciting time, particularly for me: I have been missing teaching very much over the last few months. In the next few days, all of us (art faculty) will be spending time with our new orientation groups, eagerly looking ahead to a jam-packed year of events and projects -- please join us anytime!

above: waiting for shuttle to Windsor Gardens (service project)
above: lining up for the class photo yesterday evening, class of 2018

To all tigers (incoming or returning): Have a great 1st day of class!!!