An opening reception for the artists will be held at noon Thursday in the gallery. Note that due to construction, only the West entrance of Ekstrom Library (on the 3rd Street side) is currently open.

For 2015, there are 28 artists from all corners of the university. Many of the artists are entering their work for the first time, while some have been part of the show every year since 2011. Woodworking, quilting, basketry, photography, painting, drawing and jewelry-making are all represented, along with a few surprises.

No matter what their job at UofL, all the participants are artists in their own right. Here they are:

  • Ruby Backert, UBM, EVPRI
  • Carrie Bibelhauser, Campus Health Services
  • Robin Blackett, University Writing Center, A&S
  • Trish Blair, Bridwell Art Library
  •  William Briggs, PA-C, Infectious Disease/Global Health
  • Lou Conley, groundskeeper, Physical Plant
  • Jack Correll, general maintenance mechanic, Physical Plant
  • Marry Cross, administrative specialist, Advancement
  • Lawrence Gettleman, lecturer, Dentistry
  •  Patrick Glisson, health physicist technologist, Radiation Safety
  • Victoria Harpe, HelpDesk manager, IT
  • Tracy Heightchew, program coordinator, A&S
  • Holly Hogue, administrative specialist, A&S Research
  •  Judy Hughes, communications and marketing specialist, OCM
  • Susie Jeffries, executive secretary, Dentistry dean’s office
  • Tammy Lawson, Visitor Information Centers manager, OCM
  • Cheryl Monroe, operations specialist, IT
  • Selene Phillips, communication professor, A&S
  • Nan Schlindwein, administrative assistant, Development
  • Jill Scoggins, associate director of communications, HSC OCM
  • Chuck Sites, systems analyst, Speed
  •  Pinkie Smyser, administrative associate, Campus Housing
  • Mark Strickland, database administrator, Academic Technology
  •  Maria Tinnell, graphic designer, OCM
  • Bruce Tyler, history professor, A&S
  • Michael Weise, program coordinator, clinical trials, Brown Cancer Ctr.
  •  Valerie Wells, administrative receptionist, Athletics
  • Aubrey Woolley, salary administration coordinator, HR


Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.