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2016-17 Schedule

Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2016

American Mortal

American Mortal

featuring the work of Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg

Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg create works of commemoration set within the context of United States politics. With the fever pitch of presidential elections just weeks away, the two artists jump into the political fray with sincerity and satire as they try to untangle ideas of nostalgia, gender and the homeland.

Special Events
Lexington Gallery Hop and Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, Sept. 16, 5-8 p.m.
Evening Hours: Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m.
Art Talk: Becky Alley and Melissa Vandenberg, Thursday, Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Kitchen Table Talks: Pull a chair up to a table and join in small group discussions of the political topics presented in the exhibition, Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Images above left to right: Becky Alley, Burn, 2016 (detail), 112,000 matches, 11'4" x 25” x 10" Image courtesy of the artist; Melissa Vandenberg, Monument, 2016, US flags, wood, metal, rubber and polyester, 24” x 24” x 65”, Image courtesy of Maus Contemporary


Oct. 28-Dec. 4, 2016 (closed Nov. 23-25)

Enough to Swear By

featuring the work of EJ Brown, Diem Chau, Althea Crome, Donna Conlon, Thomas Doyle, Lorenzo M. Duran, Robert Haven, Dalton Ghetti, Allison May Kiphuth, Lorraine Loots, David Mohallatee, Bob Morehead, Heather Moreton, Slinkachu, Kate Sprengnether, Laura Stein, Ericka VanHorn and Lee-Anne Wessel.

This exhibition features mittens so tiny a grain of rice would fit in a finger, sculptures carved from pencil tips and horse bridles and saddles so small, a miniature pony would be too large to fit. "Enough to Swear By" features artists from around the world, and just down the street, who are working in small scale to large effect.

Special Events
Evening Hours: Friday, Nov. 11, 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, Nov. 18, 5-8 p.m.
Weekend Hours: Sunday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 4, 2-4 p.m.
Art Talk: Dalton Ghetty, Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.

Images above left to right: Dalton Ghetti, Needle and Thread, c 1998, carved pencil, Image by Sloan T. Howard Photography Slinkachu, Skyscraping, 2012, C-type print on Aluminium, 120 x 180 cm, Image courtesy of slinkachu.com


Jan. 13-Feb. 14, 2017 (closed Jan. 16)

Black Bone

featuring the work of Brian Campbell, Angel Clark, Willie "Bing" Davis, Natasha Giles, Bianca Spriggs, Kiptoo Tarus, Frank X Walker, Valeria Watson and others

"Black Bone" is an exhibition of visual artists and poets sharing how those connected to Affrilachia tell the story of the United States through visual and written culture. Titled after the Affrilachian Poets' first literary anthology released in January, this month-long exhibition showcases artists and poets from states touched by the Appalachians—notably Kentucky, North Carolina and Ohio. The term "Affrilachia" was originally coined by Frank X Walker and is, according to the Affrilachian Poets website, “an ever-evolving cultural landscape poised to render the invisible visible." Affrilachia embraces a multicultural influence, a spectrum of people who consider Appalachia home and/or identify strongly with the trials and triumphs of being of this region.

Special Events
Public Reading: Affrilachian Poets present selected readings from Black Bone, Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 p.m., Carrick Theater (book release party to follow; cash and checks only)
Opening Reception for the Artists, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30-9 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, Jan. 20, 5-8 p.m.
Evening Hours: Tuesday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 4, 5-8 p.m.

Images above left to right: Natasha Giles, Famille, 2015, Acrylic and oil on panel, 23" x 32.5", Image courtesy of the artist; Valeria Waston, Blue and Orange Dress (From the Whole Earth Theory Series), 2013, Textile, lingerie, safety pins, 11’x6’, variable installation, Image courtesy of the artist


Feb. 21-March 29, 2017

The Places We Live

featuring the work of Meredith Knapp Brickell, Maria Lind Blevins, Wes Janz, Marc Manjivar, Rod Northcutt, Sean Starowitz and Michael Strand

"The Places We Live" is an exhibition of artists working in social engagement, an art practice where artists co-create their work with specific audiences. Five dynamic American social intervention artists will activate local and regional spaces while exhibiting tangible art objects from those programmed interventions.

Special Events
Evening Hours: Thursday, March 9, and Friday, March 17, 5-8 p.m.
Weekend Hours: Sunday, March 5, 2-4 p.m.
Lexington Gallery Hop: Friday, March 17, 5-8 p.m.
Art Talk with Dr. Emily Goodman, "What is Social Practice Art?": Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 p.m.
Art Talk with Sean Starowitz: Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 p.m.
Art Talk with Meredith Brickell and Wes Janz: Wednesday, March 29, 5:30 p.m.

Images above left to right: Sean M. Starowitz The Dialogue Lab 2027 Project: Denied, 2016, a community-engaged project; Meredith Brickell, Photographs and notes from a neighborhood workshop with the Busy Bees conducted in August 2016 by Meredith Brickell and Felice Salmon for The Places We Live exhibition.


April 6-14, 2017

Senior Seminar Exhibition

Transylvania University Bachelor of Fine Arts students showcase their best work in this culminating exhibition.

Special Events
Opening Reception for the Artists Friday, April 7, 5-8 p.m.
Artist Talks by the Graduating Seniors: TBA


May 4-19, 2017

Juried Student Art Exhibition

Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this joyful exploration of creativity.

Special Events 
Prizes and awards given during the opening reception Thursday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. 
Lexington Gallery Hop Friday, May 19, 5-8 p.m.

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