LAWRENCE – Visual art faculty will exhibit their work in a show starting Nov. 16 at the University of Kansas. The exhibit will kick off with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m.
Visual art faculty exhibit artwork across the United States and around the globe, and this exhibition is an annual opportunity for them to share their creative research with students, KU and the community. Each member of the faculty submits one or two pieces that demonstrate the creative range of the artists and scholars of the Department of Visual Art.
“The faculty exhibition is an annual occasion for students and the public to see that the faculty engage in rigorous studio practice. Viewing the exhibition can give a student insight into the ideas of their teachers and possibly a notion of how their own practice might develop over time,” said Mary Anne Jordan, professor and chair of visual art. “Hopefully the exhibited work inspires conversations in the studio classroom among students and with professors as we all seek to find appropriate contexts for our creative work.”
This year the work of Associate Professor David Vertacnik, who is retiring in the spring, will be featured. Vertacnik has taught ceramics at KU for 37 years and has exhibited artwork in the United States and Most na Soci, Slovenia, where he has three sculptures permanently installed.
A range of disciplines will be represented, including ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles.
The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome.
The Art and Design Building is at the northeast corner of 15th Street and Naismith Drive. Visitor parking is available at the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage, 1501 Irving Hill Road.
The Department of Visual Art is one of four departments in the School of the Arts. As part of the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of the Arts offers fresh possibilities for collaboration between the arts and the humanities, sciences, social sciences, international and interdisciplinary studies. The Department of Visual Art provides students with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers or administrators.