Meet Multi-Media Artist Stein March 3
Linda Stein, best known for her figurative sculpture, is bringing her traveling multi-media exhibition – “The Fluidity of Gender” to the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery March 3-April 7. Meet the New York City-based artist at the opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on March 3; she’ll lecture about her work from 5:30-6:30. (Download the Linda Stein Release PDF).
The show is a continuation of “Knights,” her series which consisted of metal, “amazon-like” human torso forms. Now, however, she has created a new series of torso sculptures made of leather with metal and/or an overlay of comic strip sections featuring “Wonder Woman.”
Founder/President of the non-profit corp. HAVE ART: WILL TRAVEL! Inc., Stein focuses on empowering male and female gender roles for greater peace and equality. She is art editor of “On the Issues Magazine,” and in her writings and lectures, she explores sexism in the art world and elsewhere. For more information, visit her website: www.LindaStein.com or go to www.HaveArtWillTravel.org
First, See Boris Zakic’s Exhibit
Still up in the Anne Wright Wilson through February 24 is s p a c e, a solo exhibition by Boris Zakic, professor of painting and drawing at Georgetown College since 2000. He has exhibited his work locally, nationally, and internationally. This exhibition features new work by the artist, but still refers to many of the ideas he has examined during the past decade, including “ransparentness” and “impasto mannerisms.”
s p a c e, the title the artist has embraced for the exhibition, has also been given to his single, interior-specific painting. The largest canvas Zakic has completed to date, approximately 16 by 15 feet, speaks to his intimate relationship with the gallery and his special interest in its south wall windows, natural lighting, and seasonal effects. According to the artist, the painting pays particular attention to the viewer’s relationship to a painting and a painting’s relationship to a monumental enclosed space.
A Very Special ‘Empty Bowls’ Project
Art department chair Juilee Decker is inviting anyone to come by the Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Building on Feb. 22 or 24 from 1-3:30 p.m. to make a bowl and be part of a movement that aims to end hunger through the sale of handmade bowls.
What makes this Empty Bowls effort even more special is GC’s partnering with the Ashland Community Kitchen in northeastern Kentucky to provide at least 50 bowls for their outreach. The Georgetown connection: twins Ashley Tackett and Amber Tackett Chapman, both Art majors and class of ’07. Ashley is the ericorp VISTA worker for the community kitchen and volunteer Amber is an art teacher at Ashland’s Paul Blazer High School.
Clay will be provided. The bowls will be fired and glazed by professor Daniel Graham and senior art major Megan auter. The bowls will then be taken to Ashland, where the goal is to sell 500 bowls at an event where the Kitchen will offer a soup lunch and hand-crafted bowl for a donation.
‘Henry Clay’ Champions the Arts
Monday, Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY), left, came to the offices of the Kentucky Humanities Council in Lexington to provide answers to questions about the future funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts – and met up with none other than that famous Kentucky statesman from another era, Henry Clay.
Clay, of course, is the KHC Chautauqua character portrayed by GC professor George McGee, one of the longest-serving and most popular of all Kentucky autauquans. Virginia Carter, KHC Executive Director, cleverly invited McGee’s Clay to help her make the case to Congress for funding the humanities and to “call for reason and the common good, citizenship and civility in public discourse.” Carter points out that the expected cuts could make it impossible for the Council to award grants to community organizations or to continue to meet the demand for Chautauqua in the schools around the state.