May 24, 2006 — May 30, 2007

Description

15″: Class of 2007 Preview
Cochenour Gallery
May 24, 2006 –  August 24, 2006

Phenomenon: Dietrich Wegner, Nate Larson
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
August 31, 2006 – September 28, 2006

Mary Rezny, Magic of Emulsion: The Photogram as Fine Art
Cochenour Gallery
August 31, 2006 – September 28, 2006

Clifford Davis: Descent into Hell
Cochenour Gallery
October 1, 2006 – October 15, 2006

A Bostonian Painter in Kentucky: Asa Park
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
October 19, 2006 – November 30, 2006

A Biography of Rucker Hall
Cochenour Gallery
December 7, 2006 – December 14, 2006

Annual Student Competition
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
December 7, 2006 – December 14, 2006

Jane Inman
Cochenour Gallery
January 18, 2007 – February 15, 2007

Undertow: Andy Anzardo and Andre Price
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
January 18, 2007 – February 15, 2007

From Darkness to Light: A Tribute to Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
January 20, 2007
Displayed at the 14th Annual African American Ball on January 20, 2007
Organized by the Underground Railroad Research Institute and the Georgetown College Art Department

Bricolage: Jan Albers, Carolann Freid, Anne Leader
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
February 22, 2007 – March 29, 2007
Bricolage refers to a method of working with materials that are on hand in inventive and creative ways but has a deeper meaning from artistic, cultural and intellectual perspectives. The anthropologist, Claude Levi-Strauss developed this term to describe the process by which individuals pull apparently disparate images and materials to create new references. Our work reflects our experiences with the artistic, scientific and social movements of the past decades – loosely described as post modernism – as well as travel and living amongst other cultures. We are intrigued by the continued antagonism between art and science, rationalists and the deconstructionists, art and anti art – as we perceive the world as multi layered not dichotomous. All three artists are responding to similar cultural phenomena, using different materials and sensibilities in both traditional and nontraditional ways – unique to each artist. We believe art has to emerge from the post  modern period with a strong aesthetic that reflects a spiritual content and goes beyond social commentary.
About the artists
Jan Albers began making art after moving to Chicago in 1969, where she studied with instructors associated with the Art Institute of Chicago. Her early works included painting and drawing, along with two installations—The Jan (Titus) Albers Historical Museum (1982) and Pimping the Arts (1985). Since 1979, she has focused on photography. She settled in Georgetown in 2000 where she has continued her artistic pursuits. Her works for the Bricolage exhibition include infrared photography and an approximately 24 foot long mural piece of narrative art.
She states, “my role as an artist is not to identify my own tastes, values and aesthetics, but to explore, discover, and investigate what is beneath the surface of the times and events I encounter.” Carolann Freid, Ph.D. has had work exhibited in the United States, France, Central America, Italy, Germany and Ireland and now lives and works in Georgetown. Her performance and installation work in non-traditional venues has drawn on her extensive academic training in art, cultural anthropology and human development. In Bricolage, Dr. Freid will create a space, which permits the viewer a chance to peer into hidden spaces -the drawer, the corner, which hold elements of a cultural collector and commentator. Using traditional materials in a nontraditional way she will explore object relationships and the impact this has on perception.
Anne Leader, M.S. began her academic career interested in literature, but found working in clay as persuasively mesmerizing as reading.  While living in southern Africa, she apprenticed to an established studio potter and then opened her own studio. On returning to the States,  she obtained a BA and a BFA, (focusing in clay and printmaking) and she became interested in the content in art and its relationship to the  psyche-how art functions to heal the mind or soothe the spirit. She obtained an M.S. in counseling with an emphasis in art therapy and began working in Human Services. On moving to Georgetown, she began reestablishing herself in clay – both teaching and doing her own work.  Rediscovering ways to recreate the directness of her prior experience in clay, “bricolage” expresses that process.

Shooting Moby Dick at Night (Searching for the Great White Whale…)
Cochenour Gallery
March 1, 2007 – April 5, 2007
Works by Sarah Lyon

This Must Be The Place
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
April 5, 2007
Performance

Artweek!
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
April 9, 2007 – April 12, 2007
For the first time ever, the art department is presenting Artweek! The faculty and students are putting on special events in the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery on Monday, April 9 – Thursday, April 12.
Need to know
Refreshments provided by Kappa Pi, 
6:00 – 8:30 each evening (stop in anytime!)
. Attend each night to have the chance to win a fabulous prize!
 Admission each night is a non-perishable food item to be donated to AMEN House.
Monday, April 9: Sculpture
“i-moht”


Come one come all…
The Georgetown College sculpture department will be exhibiting current works of performace and installation. This is one not to miss. The “i-moht” exhibition is one of experience, when you hear about it from your friends it won’t be the same. So come and see for yourself.
Tuesday, April 10: Painting
The Artist Prepares…an exhibition installation exploring the relationship between paintings and preparatory drawings. At the beginning of the evening, you are invited to watch the students install their exhibit in the Cochenour Gallery. Then, the painters will move to the Anne Wright  Wilson Fine Arts Gallery, where you can observe them working on their most recent paintings. The exhibit in the Cochenour Gallery will be on view for your enjoyment for the remainder of the week.
Wednesday, April 11: Video
View works of art in the medium of video by internationally known artists and join in the age-old discussion “what is art?”
Thursday, April 12: Kappa Pi
Art-inspired games will be the order of this evening, along with a chance to see the award-winning movie Pollock, which chronicles the life and career of American artist Jackson Pollock.

2008 Senior Preview
Cochenour Gallery
April 19, 2007 – August 30, 2007

Wavering Stability 2007 Senior Exhibitions, Part One
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
April 19, 2007 – April 27, 2007
Georgetown College Art Department is introducing its annual senior exhibition, entitled “Wavering Stability,” which will showcase the work of the eleven senior art majors graduating in May. Artworks by the seniors will be on view in two exhibitions: one opens on Thursday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m., and closes April 27: the second opens Thursday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m., and closes May 11. The title “Wavering Stability” was chosen by the students to best describe the wide variety of art that will be included in the exhibit. There will be a broad range of subject matter, concept, and style exhibited in the shows. Each student will contribute their original concepts and utilization of media to the exhibition. The media ranges from painting, sculpture, installation, fabric art, photography, graphic design, and video art. The uniqueness of each artist’s work and the over-all harmony of the exhibition will make these shows a must-see.
The title of the exhibit also has different personal meanings to each student. “To me ‘Wavering Stability’ is a representation of the human experience,” says Amber Tackett. “There are times in our lives that even the most stable things are wavering and we feel as though our feet will never be planted firmly on the ground; yet, even during these times we find the strength to stand strong.” According to Christopher B. Wagner, “it is an attempt to find firm footing within my artwork though the world never seems stable.” Rachel Fawcett says, “to me it means that we are seniors, graduating from college and we are likely more firm in who we are and more confident in ourselves than we ever have been.” “Yet, we are not completely rooted in who we are, like adolescents who have to emotionally and intellectually grow into their physical bodies—because we are not yet fully grown, we waver at times.”
While the 11 art seniors are calling their final show “Wavering Stability” to describe the wide variety of works and styles, they also have different degrees of stability on how they will use what they’ve learned upon graduation in May.
Annie Paschall – A painter from Paducah, Annie plans to attend graduate school to either get a Masters of Art in Education or a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting.
Bekah Woodall – Bekah is a graphic designer from Cadiz who plans to go to Italy after graduating.
Joshua Howard – A multi-media artist from Simpsonville, Josh hopes to begin a successful career in the design/advertising field and to one day have his own photography and design studio. He is getting married to Melissa Phillips on June 15.
Rachel Fawcett – Rachel is a textile artist from Lexington and she plans to get married after graduation and then see where life takes her.
Sean Paul Roseman – Sean works with wood and is from Indianapolis, Indiana. He plans to become a realtor and continue his artwork.
Christopher B. Wagner – A sculptor from Richmond, Christopher plans to attend graduate school in pursuit of a Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture.

Wavering Stability 2007 Senior Exhibitions, Part Two
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
May 3, 2007 – May 11, 2007
Rachel May – A digital artist from Winchester, Rachel plans to get a job in graphic design / web design. Eventually she plans to go to cosmetology school too.
Chris Gaither – Chris is a digital artist from Leitchfield and he plans to marry Katie Denise Wilder and then go on staff with Campus Outreach, a interdenominational college ministry.
Miles Jackson – Miles is a digital photographer from Harrodsburg who plans to pursue a career in photography.
Amber Tackett – A painter from Raceland, Amber is getting married to Jordan Chapman and going to graduate school next spring.
Jonathan Ratliff – Jonathan’s works are button paintings. He is from Harrodsburg and plans to pursue further education in art history and curatorial studies.

Finding Family
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
May 24, 2007 – July 5, 2007
Finding Family was organized by the Montgomery County Council for the Arts as part of their “Community Unity” program—the aim of which is to raise the community’s awareness of issues involving diversity. Following positive reception of the exhibition at the Gallery for the Arts in Mt. Sterling and 21c Museum in Louisville, it will be on view at Georgetown College, its final venue, May 24 – July 5, 2007.
Curated by Karen Gillenwater, Director of Art Galleries and Curator of Collections at Georgetown College, this exhibition strives to explore the  diversity that exists within today’s families and the ways in which that diversity affects us individually and society in general. The idea of family  is typically connected with words like “tradition” and “values,” making it seem like a sacred, unchanging concept. However, family is difficult to define and constantly evolving.
Finding Family includes works of art by regional and national artists in diverse media, including photography, video, textile, collage and installation. Through these works of art, the artists share their personal concepts of family and explore society’s views toward family. Some, such as Lisa DuPree and Bryce Hudson do so through glimpses into the aspects that make their own families unique, providing the  opportunity for viewers to experience aspects of families that may be different from their own. Louis Zoellar Bickett II and Valerie Sullivan Fuchs examine how we construct identities for and explore the diversity within our own families. The ways that individuals find nurturing and unconditional love in relationships outside their biological families are illustrated in the works of Elena Dorfman and Brooke Jacobs, while George Haviland Argo III shares the difficulty of the end of such a relationship. The works of Russel Hulsey comment on the changing concept of family over time and how society shapes the ways in which we view families. Finding Family presents the beginning of a dialogue about diversity and families that will become more vital as the idea of family continues to change over time.
Finding Family was made possible through support from the Lexington Arts & Cultural Council, 21c Museum, Ruth Hunt Candies, Georgetown  College, the Kentucky Arts Council, Solo Flight National Ministries with Single Adults in the Episcopal Church and the Montgomery County Health Department.

Light: Projected Images by Sarah Wylie Ammerman & Rebecca Gayle Howell
Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery
July 19, 2007 – August 30, 2007
Now living nearly 2,500 miles apart, after once being nearly inseparable, we have reaffirmed that relationship is not based on the proximity of two bodies, and is rather based on the strength of the space between them. In this collaborative exhibit, we recognize and bow to light as a thing that is able to track this in-between space. By showing the physicalness of light through the medium of photography, the density of our imagery, and the throw of its installation, we hope to illuminate the relationship among the missing (artist-friends), the ephemeral (subject-imagery), and the tangible (you).
-Sarah Wylie Ammerman & Rebecca Gayle Howell, 2007
Artist Biographies
Sarah Wylie Ammerman was born and raised in Cynthiana, Kentucky to a gardener-seamstress mother and a collector-appreciator father. By way of a pieced together education in filmmaking (B.F.A. Art Studio-Photography & B.A. English-Film Criticism) she met and began  apprenticing with phtographer-filmmaker-poet-sage James Baker Hall and it was this friendship that connected her to Jim’s mentee, and her instantaneous art sister, Rebecca Howell. Just after finishing her undergraduate studies, she helped Ann Tower manage her new gallery in downtown Lexington while working with Rebecca on side projects, such as eating cheese on front porch swings and laughing late into the night. Later, Sarah Wylie and Rebecca started working together on bigger projects, like The Women Writers Conference and now they make photography installation-exhibits from across three time zones. Sarah Wylie is currently pursuing and developing her art practice of part-individual exhibitions and part-cinematic collaboration at San  Francisco Art Institute (M.F.A. Film) and although she is now physically away from her above-mentioned sources of inspiration, she is never  all that far from home.
Rebecca Gayle Howell was raised in a restaurant, where her father fried hamburgers on a flattop grill and her mother washed down tables  with white linens soaked in bleach water. Since then, her surrogate father and mother, James Baker Hall and Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, have  taught her and taught her again what it means to be an artist, a teacher, an editor, an arts administrator, and a woman. Through her work with  the University of Kentucky, the Gaines Center for the Humanities, The Women Writers Conference, Wind: A Journal of Writing & Community,  The Hatchet Buddha (Larkspur Press), and This is Home Now: Kentucky’s Holocaust Survivors (University Press of Kentucky), she’s doing  her darndest to get it right. Enter Sarah Wylie Ammerman, the most glorious light, the friend and sister and collaborator, the great cheese eater, the heart, with whom Rebecca is so lucky to share all these things, and many, many laughs.