Morlan Gallery

Waves and Currents: An Exploration of Sound, Light, and Time

Image from Waves and Currents

Sept. 6 – Oct. 11, 2013
Canadian artist Lenka Novakova and US artist Georgie Friedman simulate the waves and currents of water through digital means, exploring the flow of time and providing unique spaces for contemplation. This exhibition is part of Studio 300.

Special Events

  • Lexington Gallery Hop: Fri., Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m.
  • STUDIO 300: Digital Arts and Music Festival, Oct. 4-5

 I’ll Be Your Mirror

Images from I'll be your Mirror

Oct. 25 – Nov. 25, 2013
An exhibition of contemporary painting, drawing, photography, and pop ephemera chronicling the myths, stories, history and faces of the LGBTQ* community in Lexington, Kentucky. Curated by Lexington artist and activist Robert Morgan.

Special Events

  • Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m.
  • Lexington Gallery Hop: Fri., Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m. 
  • Jackson E. Schad: Transkentuckian—Wed., Nov. 6, 7 p.m. in the Morlan Gallery.
    Schad relates the idea of being born a new person in a new state and how Kentucky has influenced and supported his transition. 
  • Curator's Perspective with Robert Morgan—Tues., Nov. 12, 12:30-1:15 in the Morlan Gallery.
    Artist, activist, and I’ll Be Your Mirror curator Robert Morgan discusses the process of considering and assembling the exhibition as well as sharing the fascinating and often untold history of Lexington’s LGBTQ* community.

Dec. 4, 2013  – Faculty, staff and students participate in this one-day community art and craft sale. Free and open to the public; purchases may be made in cash and check only. Art sale noon to 5 p.m., refreshments served all day.


Details from Trashformed

Jan. 15 – Feb. 21 2014

American artists intercept the waste stream of flotsam and jetsam of American  culture and transform them into works rich with meaning. Artists include: David Williams, Suzanne Proulx, David Edgar, and Michelle Stitzlein.

Special Events

  • Lexington Gallery Hop: Fri., Feb. 21, 5-8 p.m.

ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors

Examples from Enid

Feb. 28 – Mar. 28, 2014 (By appointment only the week of Mar. 10)
This sculpture exhibition is the work of a Louisville, Kentucky-based collective of female artists known as ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors. The name is taken from that of the first recognized female sculptor from Louisville, Enid Yandell. Yandell (1869-1934) successfully competed against male artists of her period, winning many important commissions. Notably, she worked on the famous 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition (and World's Fair) in Chicago. In 1998, a group of local female artisans formed a collective to promote their own sculptural works—naming themselves ENID, in honor of Yandell. Showing regionally, members’ ages range from 40-91years with several members having varying levels of education, from those with graduate degrees to self-taught sculptors.

Special Events

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Fri., Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.

SIREN: A Beginning
Senior Thesis Exhibition

Work from Siren

April 7-18, 2014
Transylvania University Bachelor of Fine Arts students Alan Edwards, Hunter Kissel, Danielle Morton, Jennifer Smith, Zach Stanley, and Amanda Stoddard showcase their best work in this culminating exhibition.

Special Events

  • Opening Reception for the Artists: Mon., April 7, 5-8 p.m. (this date may change, check back please!)
  • Lexington Gallery Hop: Fri., April 18, 5-8 p.m.

Juried Student Art Exhibition

Juried Art examples

May 2–16, 2014
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: Fri., May 2, 5-7 p.m.