Sunday, June 30, 2013

Report: Lecture for the KHS and the NEH

A good picture cannot be taken in Chao Auditorium at the U of L.
Case in point.
Friday afternoon I presented a lecture "Louisville’s Confederate Monument: Narratives of Commemoration, Loss, and Gender" to participants in the Kentucky Historical Society's NEH-sponsored conference entitled "Torn Within, Threatened Without: Kentucky and the Border States In the Civil War.” 

On the East face of the monument, I am introducing participants
to the process and production of Louisville's Confederate Monument.
The participants attended over 20 separate sessions, which consisted of six lecture gatherings—including one by State Historian and fellow GC faculty member, Dr. Jim Klotter— as well as four breakout/research sessions and ten site visits. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Field Trip: UK Art Museum

Time to visit the Old Masters @ UK. This fantastic show opens June 30. Make plans to visit soon!
UPDATE, 7/13/13: lecture tomorrow! See here...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Opportunities: Internships at NetGain & UHaps in Lexington, KY

NetGain Technologies located on Georgetown Road in Lexington has shared Fall 2013 internship opportunities.  The attached file includes brief descriptions for a Marketing Interns, a Public Relations Intern, a Sales Intern, an Event Planning Intern, a Graphic Design Interns and an Audio/Video Intern. 

If interested, email your resume to Megan Pulskamp, Marketing Program Manager at:

SECOND OPPORTUNITY, posted 7/13/13 
uHAPS Media has internship positions available for Fall 2013 and we are scheduling interviews immediately. 

uHAPS Media is looking for PR/Communication/Marketing students who are interested in gaining more experience in the fields of Public Relations, Content and Social Media Marketing, and Product Branding. 

uHAPS Media is a Multi-Channel Content Marketing firm established to help clients achieve their marketing objectives on both a LOCAL and SOCIAL level. We combine content development, guerrilla marketing, branded promotional events, and local interactive strategies to combat the resistance to traditional marketing channels. After testing our program for more than 5 years, we have added clients in 35 states across the country.  We work with clients including beverage distributors, Anheuser-Busch, Monster Energy Company, Renasant Bank and PepsiCo others. We are expanding rapidly and look to current and former interns to build our team! 

We are looking for students interested in client services, social media marketing and strategy, and consumer-focused branding.
Duties will include, but not be limited to:
-social media management (including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Google+, Vine, and more).
-client account management.
-collaboration with the Vice President of Operations to develop branding strategies. 
-creative content development for social platforms. 
-direct marketing campaign creation. 
-creating and implementing mobile and online marketing promotions. 

Internships with uHAPS Media have been approved for JAT399 credit. 

Please email your resume and cover letter to Thomas Shearman -

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Report: June 22 Art Walk in New Albany

Earl Grey and Boris Zakic discuss Painting along with alums
Mary Margaret and Rachel
and one of the students involved in the creation of this work,
Alex, a senior art major at GC.
As mentioned previously on this blog and on the Georgetown College website, the 2013 entries of the New Albany Public Art Project (including Boris Zakic's installation) officially debuted on Saturday evening. Artists were on hand to discuss their works and to sign posters that visitors were able to make (using silkscreens designed by Ron Jasin of Madpixel Art and Design and available at the location of each of the sites where new public art is to be explored this year). 
Boris signs a poster made
by one of the attendees Saturday night. Each new public art
piece was embodied visually as a screen image that visitors
could apply to a blank poster sheet (with the help of friendly
volunteers to demonstrate the silkscreen process).
Artists were available to sign the image representing their installation.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Opportunity: Internship at the Kentucky Arts Council - apply asap!

The Kentucky Arts Council is seeking a part time (10-12 hours per week) intern to assist with activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Al Smith Fellowship program. Internship period is from June 30 to September 30.  

Intern will work closely with the individual artist program director and other agency staff and will be in communication with Fellowship artists of all disciplines. Must have experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) and possess good communication skills. Organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to handle multiple small projects at one time are a must.

To apply send letter of interest including references and resume to Eva Latterner at No phone inquiries please.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Save the Date: June 22

Update, 6-19-2013: Read the story in LEOWeekly here.

The New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series is a multi-year outdoor exhibition that interprets New Albany's rich history and heritage. As part of the 2013 installment, Georgetown College's Boris Zakic was selected to address the theme of artist, artmaking, and local heritage. The result is an installation of several canvasses measuring 60 x 22 feet created by Zakic and students in his "Impasto Mannerisms" class taught at Georgetown College this past spring.

The work has recently been installed and will make its official debut on Saturday, June 22 as part of the 2013 Art Walk. Details here. 

Painting, 2013

Titled Painting, I see the work as interpreting the historic theme of visual arts and artists through crimson and clover gestures that neither contain nor are contained by their substrate.