Friday, August 31, 2012

Everything must go!

All remaining prints, photography equipment, from the Art Sale in the foyer of the Wilson Art Building are FREECome by today, before 3 pm to pick up items from the sale. A treasure from our building is waiting for YOU!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to Georgetown College!

The weekend before classes began First Year Students were treated to an Orientation program entitled "Spaces and Places" that brought students to various parts of campus to learn about the college's past, present, and future. Students learned about classical education and athletics; Kentucky architecture and the famed painting of the college; community involvement and vocational discernment; and social activities past and present. 

Koeppe and Earl Grey put on costumes of today and yesteryear.

First-years learn about the college's 19th-century campus from Dr. Harold Tallant, History Department.
Earlier in the weekend, students came together for a service outing -- they went to "Old Friends" to learn about retired horses and to clean and weed the cemetery there.
Is this a weed?

Working hard. . .

Best wishes for a great semester. 

Stay tuned to the department blog for updates on events, department information, and other news of interest to art students. And, of course, come visit us in the art department soon!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Gallery Goings-On

Calling all students interested in working in the Art Galleries, volunteering as an Art Tiger, being a member of Kappa Pi Art Fraternity (SoDAH Chapter):  
Annual Info Meeting
Wed, August 29, 3-3:30PM
Wilson Art Building Room 104

Prof. Zakic with visiting artist Heather Deyling (above) and art seniors (Jen Stephenson, Kayleigh Riddell, Elizabeth Metcalfe, and Daniel Cantu, below) in the Cochenour Gallery exhibition "Color Sprawl"

The Galleries are off to a great start this academic year! Last week, we hosted Heather Deyling, who installed her felt/painting/collage installation "Color Sprawl" in the Cochenour Gallery.  Heather met with several students and gave a public talk describing her influences and processes. Check out the show--it's on view through September 16--and get involved! There will be many more opportunities to meet and work with professional artists in the Georgetown College Fine Art Galleries.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Opportunity: Internship

Wall Street Greetings is looking for a graphic design intern. See below:

Wall Street Greetings, LLC is a greeting card company that caters to the financial industry, with several major corporate clients. We offer holiday, birthday, note cards and other special occasion options. We do offer many general designs, and this market is rapidly expanding. Our most recent project is an E-Card line, which launched in 2011.

Internship Requirements: Proficiency in Adobe Design System -
particularly Illustrator & Photoshop - knowledge of Flash beneficial.

The internship position is a very hands-on job – we do all design and most photography in-house. Interns are asked to be completely involved in the creative process from photo shoots and group brainstorming sessions to final print processing. A recent intern designed one of our top selling holiday cards for this season which is a huge portfolio builder.

WSG is a very relaxed environment and offers a flexible schedule. Check us out online. If you are interested in the position please email your resume and any samples of your work you can include directly to:
Betsy S. Falk
Art Director
Wall Street Greetings, LLC
(859) 873-0877

Friday, August 24, 2012

Opportunity: Fall Internship at LAL

The Lexington Art League is seeking enthusiastic and qualified interns for the fall 2012 professional intern program. Ideal candidates for these positions possess the following characteristics:
-                Undergraduate student earning a degree in a field related to visual art
-                GPA of 3.0 or higher
-                Strong work ethic
-                Positive attitude
-                Interested in gaining experience and acquiring knowledge related to all departments of a non-profit visual art organization: development, marketing, events, front-of-house, exhibitions and programs

LAL interns will initiate or manage individual projects, as well as assist with existing projects of the organization under the supervision of staff members.
Interns at the Lexington Art League do not receive monetary compensation.

For more information regarding LAL, please visit:
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to Becky Alley, LAL Exhibitions and Programs Director, at by Sept. 7, 2012

*if you plan to gain college credit come see me for further details.

Internship at KHS

Fall 2012 Internship: Student Services
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Application deadline is SEPT 1, 2012. This internship will consist of developing and facilitating school tours of the Old State Capitol, an 1830s Greek Revival state house designed by Gideon Shryock. The internship program will provide 5 weeks of training (3 hours per week) which will include content information as well as best practices in teaching and museum education. Weekly readings are also required. At the end of the 5-week training period, students will be expected to give tours of the Old State Capitol to school visitors for a period of 10 weeks. All interns are expected to be able to commit to an average of 6 hours per week (flexible schedule) for tours. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Big, Colorful Art

It's going to be an artful week!  In the Cochenour Gallery, installation artist and Savannah College of Art and Design faculty member Heather Deyling will be preparing for the exhibition, "Color Sprawl: Works by Heather Deyling."  She will give a 12:30 p.m. NEXUS talk during the Opening Reception for her show, Friday, August 24, 12-2 p.m.

In the Art Building, check out the BIG Art Sale, also taking place this Friday.  Bring a few bucks and pick up some cool art and other interesting stuff for your room or home studio.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Opportunity: Design Contest

Keenland has teamed up with Kennedy’s Book Store to have a t-shirt design contest. The winning design will be printed on the official Keeneland College Day t-shirt.  Designers must currently be enrolled at a college, university, technical school or trade school. The winning design will be printed on the back of a white long-sleeved t-shirt. The front of the t-shirt will have the Keeneland College Scholarship Day logo. See for more details. Designs must be submitted to no later than 12:00pm on Tuesday, September 4th.
More information can be found at

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pleasure by Design

Artist, graphic designer and GC alumna Trista Coy presented a brief synopsis of her Masters of Fine Arts thesis paper for audience members at the opening reception for her exhibition, "Aesthetic Eclectic by Trista Coy: Ornament, Aesthetic Pleasure & Design," which took place last evening, August 16, in the Cochenour Gallery Annex of the LRC.  
Trista Coy taking questions from the audience during her artist talk.
For more information about Trista's creative ideas, click here for an article by GC's own PR guru Jim Durham.  The exhibition will remain on view through December 16.

Here are a few more photos from the festivities.  Congratulations, Trista!
Profs. Zakic and Kincer viewing the exhibition.

Trista Coy and Dr. Decker enjoying the evening.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Opportunity: Web Intern needed

The Keeneland Shop is looking for a Web Specialist Intern to assist the current Web Specialist in daily operations. The Intern will be charged with maintaining and updating web content, such as: posting new merchandise, removing old merchandise, and creating copy for the website. The position also entails working with vendor images: sizing and organizing new product images before appearing on the web. The Intern will also assist in filling, shipping, and reporting web orders.

Skills Needed:
·         Extremely Organized
·         Web Management Skills
·         Basic Photography Skills               
·         Savvy With Social Media
·         Be able to handle multiple responsibilities
You must be fluent in:
·         Facebook
·         Twitter
·         Pinterest
·         Photoshop

Contact: Tiffany Quisenberry | Keeneland Association Inc | HR Administrative Assistant
4201 Versailles Rd. | Lexington, KY 40510 USA | PO Box 1690 | Lexington, KY 40588-1690 USA
Direct Line 859-288-4327 | Fax 859-288-4331 |

Monday, August 13, 2012

For Sale! Mac PowerBook g4

#1: Mac PowerBook G4 for sale. 15" Screen. The exterior barely shows wear and all functions work. 1.25GHz processor. 2GB RAM. Comes with power cord for charging the battery. Software preloaded: Microsoft Office 2008, Macromedia (Dreamweaver) 2004, Adobe Creative Suite CS2 with Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Bridge, Fireworks. $150. Contact Jessica:

#2: Note: the Art Department will have a big, ole sale on Friday, August 24th from noon - 5 pm. We're cleaning out the closets! Come join us. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Aesthetic-Minded Alumna

Coinciding with Georgetown's August Antiques and ArtWalk, it's the first GC Art Gallery event of the academic year, so don't miss:
Aesthetic Eclectic by Trista Coy

Ornament, Aesthetic Pleasure & Design

Opening Reception
Thursday, August 16, 5-8 p.m. 
Cochenour Gallery Annex
Ensor LRC
Artist Talk at 6 p.m.

This exhibition showcases works on paper and fabric by graphic designer and Georgetown College art alumna Trista Coy as part of her Master of Fine Arts thesis for the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tweet Love

Here's another blog concerning new technologies and contemporary art. Artist Jessica Tankersley won a $1,000 award from Creative Divergents for her sculpture, Twitter Heart, which moves or "pumps," whenever the word "heart" is tweeted.  
Twitter Heart by Jessica Tankersley
According to the artist, "The sculpture anthropomorphizes social networks by representing Twitter activity in a form similar to something distinctly biological, a heart."  Ms. Tankersley also describes a personal instance in which she was cut-off from her social networks and came to realize that her online experiences provide the "framework" for her real life. 

If you took a sabbatical from social media, would you feel as if a part of you had died? Although the Twitter Heart interests me, it doesn't truly speak to me. Perhaps I need more "followers." 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Road Trip: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Earl Grey in front of one of Roxy Paine's dendroid works nestled on the lawn of
 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, photo August 2012
Crystal Bridges, nestled in a beautiful grove of trees and public art, opened last November on the outskirts of Bentonville, Arkansas. Yes, that's right - Bentonville, the home of Wal-Mart.

The museum has had its detractors -- those who despise Wal-Mart, in turn, despise this "museum that Wal-Mart built" simply because an heir of the company's founder funded the project and serves as Board Chair. To read an analysis of why this museum does not deserve its association with the Occupy movement, click here.

Alternatively, some from the art world have proclaimed its goodness - but not its greatness. Judith Dobrzynski wrote a good review of the collection in December 2011 focusing on its above averageness (click here). Roberta Smith, esteemed NYTimes critic, gave a very good review in December 2011 focusing on the collection and its outreach, noting: "The museum also has the beginning of a distinctive mission, which is to tie together American art and history and the immediate experience of nature in a compelling and accessible way, one that still keeps the art very much in the foreground." Smith points out that "Crystal Bridges is user friendly...Admission is free, and it has an ambitious education program that will...reach out to more than 80,000 elementary school students in the area. And in some of the interstices between its has areas outfitted with comfortable chairs and couches and stocked with stacks of art books for browsing. These elements, like the museum they are part of, convey the belief that art, like music and literature, is not a recreational luxury or the purview of the rich. Rather, it is an essential tool for living to which everyone must have access, because it helps awaken and direct the individual talent whose development is essential to society, especially a democratic one. Art, after all, is one of the places where the pursuit of happiness gains focus and purpose and starts expanding outward, to aid and abet that thing called the greater good."

More recently, Crystal Bridges has reached out to the "at risk" Stieglitz Collection at Fisk University to resolve the university's financial crisis by creating a partnership between the two institutions. According to the Museum's director,  Don Bacigalupi: “We are looking forward to working with Fisk University as we begin this partnership and eventually present the Stieglitz Collection to the very large—and growing—Crystal Bridges audience." Alice Walton, the heir behind the Crystal Bridges project further noted, “It’s been many years and we are grateful for the time, effort and final court decision that will enable Crystal Bridges to enhance public access to this important collection. We’re feeling great about the future of the Stieglitz Collection. The Fisk-Crystal Bridges partnership keeps the collection intact and ensures its long-term preservation and access.”

Earl Grey at Asher B. Durand's Kindred Spirits, purchased from the New York Public Library for $35M, now in the Collection of Crystal Bridges.

Having spent an entire day at the museum and on the grounds of the site, I can say that the museum is the real deal. It's worth the trip. Road trip anyone?