Thursday, September 27, 2012

Opportunity: design a logo (paid)

NEEDED: someone to redesign an image that is used to market the AIKCU Spotlight Career Fair. Need to be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite or other design software. Info: contact

Georgetown Stories Reception

The Georgetown Stories exhibition opened on Friday with a reception and Chat. This display was prepared by students in the “Curatorial Studies” course who develop and install an exhibition focused on one aspect of Georgetown College’s rich history. The first exhibit was curated in 2005 and entitled “Faith Ablaze! The Chapel Fire of 1930.” This show recounted that tragic, chilly April morning as the building was lost to the smoke and flames. Students learned a great deal about that horrible event and its aftermath, and simultaneously realized there’s much more to learn about the college’s history. As a legacy, they selected the topic for the next year’s class exhibition. 

For this exhibition, the charge before the Fall 2012 class of Curatorial Studies was to document Georgetown’s stories by those who documented them (through scrapbooks and ephemera of long deceased alums), oral histories, and newly-recorded interviews. All of these narratives are paired with objects from the college's archives to provide a visual enhancement to the stories. Two of these stories are recounted below.

Winston (standing in the back) discusses the wonderful world of Marjorie Parrish,
GC '27, whose two scrapbooks are part of the College's Archives. 
In the Archives are a group of letters that Marjorie wrote home to her parents as a student of GC in the 1920s. In addition two richly annotated scrapbooks recount her academic pursuits and social outings.
      A typical weekend for Marjorie in the school year of 1924 involved a great deal of socialization. In particular, she developed adoration for a man named Shep, who happened to be Professor Jones’ son from the English Department. They often went to church together and enjoyed tennis. She wrote to her family, “He has promised me a box of candy if Grace and I win the doubles championship... This has been the happiest year of my college life!” Her sophomore year she began dating a man named Garrett, but continued to find interest in football players, such as Olaf and B.D. Marjorie also harbored a hidden love for a boy back home named Cap. Although many men turned her head, she kept one man close to her heart, her brother Cliff.

Dr. Dave Forman tells of being a freshman in the 1970s at GC.

Seen above, modelling his Freshman Week Beanie, Dr. Dave Forman '72, participated in the Fireside Chat.
      The beanie was required attire for all first-year students. As several alum recounted in the Oral History interviews we conducted this year, wearing the beanies allowed you to identify with your classmates who also wore them, and, too, to identify the upperclassmen (who weren’t wearing them!). But, it also subject students to teasing by the older students who asked (or required) the younger ones to carry their books to class, for example. As one issue of the yearbook noted, “Freshman Week is fun – that’s what the freshmen keep telling themselves. Finally the beanies come off and the greenie is considered fit to be a part of the campus!” 

If you've not already visited, please stop by the Cochenour Gallery through October 3. As you move through the exhibit, you’ll be greeted with historical information, narratives, and human interest stories interspersed, with alumni accounts. 

Previously recorded interviews were conducted by Dr. Jim Heizer in 1979-80 with the following alumni: Don and Chris Kerr Cawthorne, Sara Thomas Hambrick, Robert W. Hinton, Ira and Mary Thompson Porter, and George and Carolyn Rogers Redding. New interviews have been recorded this fall by students in this course with: Janie Hill M. Polk ’53; Martha Hagan ’55; George Lusby ’58; Judy Apple ’65; Flash and Carol Williams ’66; Frankie Johnson ’66; Bob Mills ’67; Dave Forman ’72, and Laura Owsley ’92. Email interviews were also conducted with Eugene Enlow ’44; Shirley Bard ’53; Edward Clark ’54; and Rozanna Dalton ’75.

We hope that you enjoy your visit and spend time listening to the interviews. And, please take care with any items that you handle as many of the items on view are items secured from the Archives. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Art Dept. Trip to D.C. Over Fall Break

The Art Department will be taking a trip to Washington D.C. over Fall Break. We will be staying with Prof. Daniel Graham's family and visiting the National Gallery of Art, as well as other museums, galleries, and locations.

A sign up sheet is posted above the dry erase board as you enter the Wilson Art Building.

We are collecting a deposit of $20 due to Laura Stewart by the end of the week. A final payment of $20 will be collected when we depart. Additional costs will include train fairs from the Graham's to downtown D.C., gallery admissions (if necessary), food, and shopping.

If you have questions, you can see Stephanie Barker, Sheila Denison, Laura Stewart, or Darrell Kincer.

Hope you can join us for a great weekend of art and fun in our nation's capitol.

Opportunity: Firmly Rooted Show

$500 1st Prize Award
Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards 
As well as Numerous Purchase Awards
Hosted by
M S Rezny Studio/Gallery
Lexington Distillery District
903 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40508
November 16th to December 21st, 2012
 Entry Deadline: October 1st, 2012 
Juror: Doug Stapleton,
Assistant Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery
Firmly Rooted is a juried exhibition addressing our ongoing, symbiotic relationship with plants. This is an open call for works in any medium including painting, drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, fiber, and any type of non-traditional art. Artists are encouraged but not limited to submit work that address some aspect of our connection with the plant world.--topics such as consumption, environmental reclamation, invasive species, extinction, healing and medicine, stories and myth. Artist are also encouraged to submit work that adheres to their personal aesthetic and formal styles of botanical representation. 

Content directly from MS Rezny Gallery.

Opportunity: Art Competition

Dave Bown Projects - 5th Semiannual Competition
15,000 USD (1 artist will receive $10,000 and 5 artists will each receive $1,000).
In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Art Moves

The GC Fine Art Galleries are in motion!  Last week, Dr. Juilee Decker's curatorial studies students opened "Georgetown Stories" featuring the tales of several alums--a great reception time was had by all!  The next day, during the Homecoming football game festivities, several art students assisted in the KidsZone, painting faces, making art, and bouncing around!  Special thanks to Terrell Taylor, Katie Mann, Hannah Kennedy, Maddy Fritz, Paige Roglitz and Lindsey Hutchison, for all their help!

This week, join visiting artists and twin sisters Meda and Veda Rives at the opening reception for "BookEnviron" in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery on Friday, September 28, 12-2 p.m. with a NEXUS Artist Talk in WAB 104 at 12:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Opportunity: Paint a Pony - help out Fall Break

Painters needed: From Peggy Angel:
This year for the Festival of the Horse of Georgetown we are presenting 12 American Miniature horses to be the Grand Marshalls for the Kids Parade on Friday, October 5th @ 6:30.  Local businesses have sponsored the miniatures; and now I need ARTIST to paint on each one of them on courthouse sqaure between the hours of 2:00 and 5:30 on October 5th.  We will provide the non-toxic paints, brushes, etc. all they will need to do is be creative!  These are service animals standing 30" - 34" in height and will stand for hours for children to paint on them - they enjoy people.
We need ARTISTS 
Thank you
Peggy Angel

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rucker Hall Flag: A Treasure from the Archives

Today's online and print versions of the Georgetown News Graphic have a photograph and mention of the Homecoming Exhibition with items from the GC Archives. Stop by the Cochenour Gallery in the LRC tomorrow, Friday, from 12-2 to learn about the Georgetown Stories that students have gathered in the Curatorial Studies course.

Thanks to Nancy Royden of the News-Graphic, Sandy Baird of the Archives, and Katie Mann and Laura Stewart for assistance in putting together this exhibition. And, of course, thank you to the alums who gave of their time to be interviewed. See you tomorrow!

See the earlier post about the exhibition here.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Last week's closing reception for "The Hanover Connection: Installations by Leticia Bajuyo and Deb Whistler," offered a great opportunity to hear from two savvy artists as well as the chance to meet art students from Hanover College, who came to see what their instructors had been up to all summer as well as spend some time on the Georgetown College campus.  

Mallory Meisner gets animated with exhibiting artists Deb Whistler and Leticia Bajuyo
Thanks to Katie Mann, Mallory Meisner and Stephanie Barker for showing these friends around the art building and galleries!  Here are some additional photos of the fun:
GC and Hanover College students enjoying the NEXUS artist talk
Leticia Bajuyo and Prof. Kincer swapping stories

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Join us for an afternoon of stories! GC Stories!

Frankie Johnson, class of '66,
 with student Elizabeth
Students in the Curatorial Studies have spent the past 5 weeks working on an exhibition related to Georgetown College's history, a project that has become a tradition in this course every fall.

LO (class of '92) with Dr. Decker,
Martha Hagan (class of '55), and student Maddy

The topic of Georgetown Stories was one of the proposed subjects of interest from last year's class. This year's class, in turn, will suggest a topic for next year's Curatorial students to research and exhibit.
Janie Hill M. Polk, class of '53, with Lynsey,
Elizabeth, and Kayleigh
For this exhibition, students in the course spent a week interviewing alumni from the 1950s through the 1970s (and one class of '92 gal!). They also conducted email and phone interviews, posing questions to alumni and friends of the college.
Flash and Carol Williams, class of '66,
with Lynsey and Kayleigh

For a preview, listen in on the closing moments with Carol and Flash Williams, class of '66, here:

In that recording you'll get a glimpse of GC and personal history: Flash's recollection of  U.S. history, changes in the landscape of the college, the beginnings of the radio station WRVG, their own choices as to making GC their college, and long-standing ties to the college that translated to their daughter coming to GC as well. 

From these stories, the students carved out narratives and paired these to objects from the college's Archives.

George Lusby, class of '58, with Cody,
Elizabeth, and Winston
Some of the stories that are told in the exhibition focus on activities; others focus on traditions. The commonality is that all stories relate to the people of Georgetown -- past and present.

Dave Forman, class of '72, with Maddy, Lynsey, and Kayleigh

We hope that you will stop by the Cochenour Gallery this Friday, September 21 from 12-2 pm for the opening reception of the exhibition. Students from the course will be on hand to answer questions and tell about their experience working in the archives, interviewing alumni, and installing the exhibition. 
Judy Apple, class of '65, with Elizabeth,
Catherine, Kayleigh, and Earl Grey

Thursday, September 13, 2012

GC ART welcomes the AAEA

This week, Xochitl (aka Sheila) Barnes, President of the American Academy of Equine Art, is offering a workshop on campus for AAEA painting members. Workshop students have been enjoying the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building, the upper veranda & golf course (thank you, Daniel Graham),  and our galleries. If any of our blog readers see our guests, please make them feel welcome.

A bit about their instructor: Xochitl (Sheila) Barnes has been drawing and painting all her life – both parents were artists. Sheila began doing commissioned portraits of horses in 1971. A Full member of the AAEA, she has been a student of the Academy since classes began at the Horse Park in ’92. The AAEA invites all of the campus and community to attend the Fall Open Juried Exhibition and Sale on Friday, September 14, 6-8 pm at the Scott County Arts & Cultural Center.

But, before you head over there on Friday night, take in the artist talk in the GC art galleries. On  Friday at 12:30 pm come one, come all to hear more about the Hanover Connection.

Images of Xochitl Sheila Barnes' work courtesy of the AAEA. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jessica Ferguson: Museum of Memory at U of L

"My work is slow, handbuilt, and cumulative, rather like the layering of dust of memories over time."

August 23 - September 30, 2012
Schneider Hall Galleries
Gallery X | Hite Art Institute

Barbara Bullitt Christian Memorial Lecture
Presence, Absence & Pinhole Photography
Tuesday, September 18, | 6:30 pm
Schneider Hall Galleries

Reception prior to lecture
5: 00 pm, Schneider Hall

The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce an exhibition of pinhole photography by Jesseca Ferguson of Boston, Massachusetts, titled “Museum of Memory” in Gallery X of Schneider Hall Galleries on Belknap Campus.

Ferguson’s photography alludes to the passage of time, and to what she refers to as a “private interior library” which she believes serves as a paradigm for collective and personal memory. The work exhibited combines 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographic techniques.

Ms Ferguson will be a visiting artist at the Hite in September and present the Barbara Bullitt Christian Memorial Lecture titled “Presence, Absence, and Pinhole Photography” Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm in the Hite Galleries. A reception to meet the artist, beginning at 5:00 pm that afternoon, will precede her talk. For further information about Ms. Ferguson or Barbara Bullitt Christian Lecture, contact the Schneider Hall Galleries at (502) 852-6794.

Link to original message via U of L

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

This Week: Get Your Art On!

Beautiful weather, busy week here in Georgetown, Kentucky, and more specifically, in the GC Art Galleries!  Check out these exciting opportunities:

Tues, September 11, 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the Jacobs Gallery:
First Meeting of the Art Tigers
a volunteer student gallery guide group.  Learn about ways to use art objects to engage people of all ages!  

Wed, September 12, 3 p.m. in the Art Building

(L) Bajuyo, Rewind, detail; (R) Whistler, Between You and Me and the Bedpost (detail)
 Fri, September 14, 12-2 p.m. in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, 
NEXUS Talk at 12:30

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Opportunity: Teach art to little ones!

Becky Whittemore, the director of the Kindergarten program at First United Methodist Church here in Georgetown, is seeking a student or students who may be interested in teaching art to work with their students once a week.  We are fairly flexible on the day and time.  The school hours are 8:45-3:00.  Afternoons do work best. Interested? Contact
First United Methodist Preschool/Kindergarten
BeckyWhittemore, Director
1280 Lexington Road
Georgetown, KY 40324

A'shop of horrors...

Students in modern art will be familiar with the first example of appropriation. . . 
a group that goes by the name "A'shop": 

They created the work at the right (thanks to Lynsey for tipping us off to this.) For 16 days straight, from dawn to dusk, this artist-run collective, A'shop, worked on a mural of a female figure that was Inspired by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha. They used 500 cans of spray paint in 50 colors. Here ere are some progress shots that were taken over the 16 day period.
The artists were appropriating an earlier artist with a newer medium. And, they were also appropriating the wall, since it had graffitti on it already. 
To appreciate this, watch the video here. Artists names are: Fluke - Guillaume Lapointe - Bruno Rathbone - Antonin Lambert - Dodo. More info on them here.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

STUDY ABROAD: London & Dublin this Winter

"Photography & the British Landscape"

I will be teaching a course abroad this winter break through CCSA. It is a two-week trip to London, England and Dublin, Ireland. It is a photography course focused on landscape/cityscape and place. The course will culminate in the production of a self-published photo book via

There will be an informational meeting today, Wednesday, September 5, at 5:00 PM in the Wilson Art Building if you would like to find out more.

Application deadline is at the end of this month, September 28. (The early deadline to save $100 is September 14.) You can apply online at CCSA's website.

I hope to see you at the meeting. If not, stop by my office (WAB 107) anytime before the end of the month to talk.

Links to a previous trip on

Link to my photo book on

Prof. Darrell Kincer

Below is the course description and additional information.
Course Dates
December 26, 2012 to January 8, 2013

Application Deadline
September 28, 2012
$100 Discount for applications received by September 14, 2012

Course Costs
$2995 without airfare, $3995 with airfare (Tuition not included)

"Photography & the British Landscape"
Digital photographers will develop their skills as we explore the cityscapes of London and Dublin with visits to the countryside of England and Ireland. Participants will develop their skills as they explore urban cityscapes and rural countrysides. Daily discussions, demonstrations, and critiques will be followed by fieldwork tuned to each photographer’s personal goals and talents. Opportunities will also arise to visit local museums and cultural landmarks. Once home, the course will turn to online posting via for discussion of work and culminate with each student producing a unique art book of edited and refined photographic work through

Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have at least a semester of experience in photography and/or digital imaging, although the course is open to photographers of all skill levels, with permission of instructor.

Credit Hours: 3 (undergraduate, upper level)

Instructor: Prof. Darrell Kincer

Campus Representative: Dr. Rick Kopp

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pizza & SoDAH!

Fun TRIPS        Festive EVENTS     Fantastic FRIENDS!

Kappa Pi
International Honorary Art Fraternity
THURS, SEPT 6, 6:30 P.M. 

For more than 100 years, Kappa Pi has offered thousands of art students and professionals an outlet for their success, talent, creativity and scholarship. In hundreds of chapters, including
SoDAH (students of design, art, and art history) at Georgetown College, students with a similar passion for visual art enjoy excursions, lectures, exhibitions and companionship that comes from being part of a group of like-minded individuals.   

Monday, September 3, 2012

LES and NOoSPHERE cont'd

“LES is More!” was the buzz leading up to the grand opening of NOoSPHERE Arts (please note the name change from .NO). The New Museum had just reopened and a number of eager upstarts started flaring-up the neighbourhood. The last week’s article by Rachel Corbett on bloating of Chelsea, must see article here, only reaffirmed what all of us already knew: LES is fun! Annoying as it may be, listening to manhattanites monopolizing their existence by real estate conversations is beside the point: It is a matter of conviction rather, a kind of commitment to pleasure investments – especially by those who came “not-to-stake-claim-to” anything of estate or land. 

On behalf of the NOoSPHERE Arts Advisory Board, I hope to extend an invitation to the 2012/13 season opener (see the post below). Aptly phrased I Thought We Were the Same Person, NOoSPHERE is proud to present a collaborative multimedia production created by Agnes Nedregard, Moray Hillary and Torgrim Wahl Sund. NOoSPHERE Arts is precisely that, the venue for the ever important challenge of “we.”

NOoSPHERE Arts is an artist-run, nonprofit exhibition and performance venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

NOoSPHERE season opener, Wed@6pm

Artist Trio Agnes Nedregard, Moray Hillary & Torgrim Wahl Sund 
September 5–30, 2012
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Sep 5, 6-10 pm with live performance by Agnes Nedregard
NOoSPHERE Arts, an artist-run, nonprofit exhibition and performance venue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, is excited to open the new gallery season with I Thought We Were the Same Person, a collaborative multimedia production partially created on site by Agnes NedregardMoray Hillary and Torgrim Wahl Sund.

While the nomadic artist trio – based partially in Glasgow, in Paris and in Bergen – have a long history of working together, this is their very first joint show in NYC. Nedregard, Hillary and Wahl Sund will combine a series of individual works into a collective whole that explores the intricacies of identity and individualism.

Quoting from their joint artist statement: “While many of us have at hand the opportunity to exercise free will of thought and action, we often forego exactly that option and find ourselves bound by the myriad of societal codes and structures. In everything from expressions of cultural taste and fashion to what we ought to be doing with our lives, there is a tendency to bend to the prevailing conventions of the times in which we live.”

Two oft-cited psychological studies of the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Stanford Prison Project and the Milgram Experiment, which analyzed aspects of obedience to extreme levels, demonstrate that individuals can be coerced into acting brutally and inhumanely merely by being told to do so.

Through this exhibit, which spans the media of painting, performance, video, sculpture, and printmaking, the artists aim to convey their sense that “the further away you walk from dominant trends and attitudes and the deeper you dig into what being alive really means to you, the more able you become to unearth significant expressions of individual thought.”

Like Alice, who disappeared down the rabbit hole to reveal a brand new world of imagination and wonder, you only need to take the plunge. 

 is located at 251 East Houston Street, btw. Norfolk and Suffolk Streets.

Subway: F-train, Second Avenue–Lower East Side stop. Gallery hours: Tue-Sun 12-6pm.
For more information, please contact the gallery at (646) 389-8229 or