Monday, August 31, 2009

SteeP: closing reception

Closing Reception for "SteeP"
Prof. J. Daniel Graham & Prof. Darrell Kincer
Tuesday, September 1 from 5-7 PM
Scott Co. Arts Consortium
117 N Water St, Georgetown, KY

"SteeP" is an exhibition featuring the works of Darrell Kincer and J. Daniel Graham. Including photographs, woodcuts, and sculpture, the show is a collection of works dealing with personal reflections. Professor Kincer has four separate bodies of work, each displayed in a different room of the exhibition space. While some photographs focus on a recent trip to Brazil, others document his parents’ home through the surrounding plant life; all in some way are a reflection on the past. Professor Graham's work, while crossing multiple mediums, deal with the elements of storytelling and personal history. A small series of cut paper prints investigate the recent addition of a newborn daughter to his family, reflecting forward on his anticipation and excitement of being a father, while his woodcuts deal with the forced dialog of historical images creating personal narrative.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Art Talk and Reception this Wednesday!

Eden Unknown: a puZZle
How the future is written in the past.
The invention of time

Closing Reception: Wednesday, August 26th from 5-7
Gallery talk 6PM - CEP credit!

Kim Chalmers drew inspiration from his love of traditional Japanese gardens in creating his own interpretation of "paradise" in Eden Unknown, an art installation in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibition brings the viewer into a space where they are watched by the Eye of God, drawn towards paradise and the natural world, but confronted by sin and death on all sides. Meant to bring up questions about the major issues of mortality, humanity, and the history of the world, visitors are encouraged to linger in the space.

Visit Kim Chalmers' website HERE

EKU Art + Design Faculty Show

Department of Art and Design Faculty Biennial
8/17/09 -9/25/09
Opening Reception; 8/27/09 5:00 – 7:00
An exhibition of recent work by EKU teaching staff. A wide range of approaches and media will be featured.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Melissa Forman

Here is a bit about Melissa Forman, a painter from Cleveland OH

Melissa Forman spends her days working as a commercial artist and her nights creating a richly visual world filled with characters created from an opulent, mysterious, and often eerie imagination. Her lovely, idealized figures seem lost in their own worlds, drifting between the 19th and 21st centuries. Created from a mix of appropriated imagery from the late Victorian era and modern photographs from her personal collection, her portraits draw from obvious traditions in the genre but take on a life of their own. Her figures are strangely perfect and almost frozen in their expressions and poses. They evoke a Victorian sense of etiquette and grace while reaching outside of their image to provide a window into something deeper and far more human. While these mysterious, and sometimes withdrawn, figures were created from photos of friends and family of the artist, they are not meant to represent themselves, rather, they portray emotional states and aspects of the human psyche. Melissa has carefully calculated each one by changing colors and manipulating features to evoke a mysterious and sentimental mood. Alienated from their real world and time, these images become metaphors for emotional and psychological states. They exist as a product of Melissa’s pursuit to create beauty and recognize the elegance and sincerity of genuine human emotion.

Check out her website HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ART 21 Screening

So this IS a big deal.

Georgetown College has been selected for a Pre Screening of An Episode of the New season 5 of Art 21. So set the dates in your calendars Sept 29th at 6:00pm It will be an entire event and a spotlight will be set on the Georgetown College Visual Arts department. We will be filling the Hotel Gill Gallery. We will be having lots of work on display as well as the performance and installation class will be having a special performance during the evening of the screening. So get ready to be the first to see Art Season 5.

To check out more Visit

View the Trailer HERE

Art Babble: new resource

A Fantastic resource for all you art kids (including myself)
It is an ever-changing collection of videos.

Click HERE to see a great one of an MFA Show in California.

Take some time and get lost in Art Babble for a while. It will enrich your life.