Arts & Culture

Got Someone on the Nice List? Deck Their Walls With Art From UK Open Studio

photo of "Old and Fragile Gods" by Lizz Hamilton
photo of group looking at student artwork at Carey Ellis Juried Art Exhibition
photo of people looking at ceramics in studio

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2018) — University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies will bring holiday excitement to campus again this Friday with the university’s most popular visual arts event, Open Studio. This one-of-a-kind holiday festivity for art lovers showcases the talent of the university's students and celebrated art faculty. Open Studio, which is free and open to the public, will run from 6-9 p.m., Nov. 30, in the Art and Visual Studies Building.

As part of Open Studio, the studios of graduate and select undergraduate students will be open with the young artists present to talk about their ongoing projects. From the artists’ studios to the classrooms, a variety of artwork will be on display including metalwork, fiber, paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics, plaster casts, printmaking and woodwork.

In addition to seeing a working arts facility, visitors may even purchase artwork by students and acclaimed UK faculty for that special someone this gift-giving season.

Open Studio also includes the Carey Ellis Juried Student Show, featuring the best of UK students' work over the last year. An awards ceremony for this show will be held in Bolivar Art Gallery during the night's events.

To round out the Open Studio festivities, there also will be arts and crafts for children provided by the students of the Art Education Program.

The School of Art and Visual Studies, at the UK College of Fine Arts, is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the fields of art studioart history and visual studies, art education, and digital media and design.