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Image 24 of Kentucky Alumni, vol. 76, no. 1, Spring 2005

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. FEATURE g · E.E, l ~"“° t. °·2;·¤` 3 ° l ¥ * é GY] SU,/ldlO H l . ·_., , l S ° l · E · E EE5 1/111/1 E . . l »EE,E , , [ l E Exper 'IQY lC€ l l . - .» : 1* . E.'E ° p r s e By Clll'|,S IVllles l l’ ~ We A if A he UK Art Department opened its doors on Dec. 3 as hundreds of people " l· A 4*/ ig i ‘ A strolled in to partake in the 13th annual Open Studio Gala. ' ‘ ;_] ll ~ event, which was sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts and the /‘ AA —"` i Student Association, had gone all out to try and make it one of — {ii} _ ;` , most spectacular department events of the year. A AA _ `A ' l t`‘'‘ "Thi5 is a huge celebration of our work," said Bob Shay, dean ofthe College " A _ " AA A · A of Fine Arts. "It’s very exciting? V The works of students from every possible genre decorated the walls of the l Y ‘ •iReyno1dsABuilding. Nude paintings and abstract works dotted the plastered * " A wgite wallgand self—portraits stared hauntingly from their places. : I z ,. visitors gazed at sculptures and designs literally sticking out of the , as . _ ;gl iQAfZand ceiling, still others took advantage of the banquet of food and drink. E , _A= every corner and hidden down every dark hall were some sort of per- _ ranging from live bands, free-stylists and DJs. V- 5 _ by . get very few chances to get this kind of mix of people to see our work," Fl l ( ` ~ ‘*°` Withers the new] a ointed chair erson of the art de artment .\» .· 5; A KL, _ , A A A , It s a very excellent showcase for student pieces of all kmds. `aa ’ A ` "A A A*<»~>~ Open Studio 2004 was a combination showcase of every type of artwork. ,AA_» we , New it? A Both graduate and undergraduate artists showed off work in drawing, painting, » E .lA. A,|asun $urré1lg_|6`§d$f ,;U`· ‘* ‘ ru. ' sculpture. ceramics. pottery, metalwork and print, A (As; AAF {gr m;A$gg|Am uy rgll all More importantly for the students, most work shown in the event was ac- AA _Q 4 r . Quxmetalrp2uwr\%A#=AAA.?·· A AAAA A C()[]']p&Ill€Cl 3 pI`1C€Al3.g· A A A A A l · AA { ;.€_f,;;,$;·€ AA *r er ; _ ~ "People are really interested rn buying pieces — whether 1t,S for a gift or a l -` L"?~ ‘;$ ” » , ~ private collection," said Tamara Ohayon, an artist and ceramist, and president l _A y , r f the Student League of Independent Potters. "The money we make really A A va » is nefits the students? r A “ ~ ‘Aj"T? " Garry Bibbs, an associate professor and head of the sculpture department, r it ·“ . ' I , ”’°’“ Q _;§greed that Open Studio gives students a chance to explore the financial aspect l *4 —~;4 rEr . mk- . . . . . l l _ 5; :i_ *-. .¤— __ We helped start this whole thing as a rnarketrng initiative for students, E`? Av .. e— Bibbs said. l A;» w A”AA * ~- ~ ·; Bibbs is one of the founding fathers of Open Studio. He helped create it for ip, A E E the graduate students 13 years agohto soAlve gradpate students ng being able to · *.;&l.;· . ·°·‘t=+ ‘ E ‘~r/‘ · . L s ow t reir wor in a major pu ic venue. . A A t ' G W _ A"This show helps them understand how l l A .AAA__§A ,‘ Q , A ‘ things are on the outs1de," he said. “It really is l AAA i A A A A U _ more of a learning experience? l l Q A ,_ =A ~.. »·;. Reprinted with permission from the Dec. 6, _ ;_ ·L ;_ ? 0 A 2004, Kentucky Kernel. 2 ‘ » i»··. · r . ·~‘* Q A A . {fil _A_ Q , A e-_ Professor Geri l\/lasse helps pour `· '· the molten aluminum into Jason , - __ ` » ‘ _ Surrette’s freeform mold. . · E _ rs r . , ·r._ ‘t ·~ ` E “‘?%.-· - .s.~ i_*: ‘·r l _, AT T` . —·.. . rj _. “ ‘ A5 ...° Q ·¥ G A l l l —··•. 2 ~ · E -*-E? 22 Kewruckv Arug rrre .· ,· ·r»l . ‘ ,‘ . -.2Ltt »li· . ‘·‘i.

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