Hite Art Institute exhibition showcases work of new studio art faculty

    Professor Tiffany Calvert's "Untitled 274."

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Hite Art Institute presents “New Recruits,” an exhibition of art and design by its newest studio art faculty: Kyoungmee Kate Byun, Tiffany Calvert, Meena Khalili, Margaret Leininger and Rachel Singel.

    The exhibition spans the disciplinary range of the Department of Fine Arts with interior architecture by Byun, paintings by Calvert, prints and drawings by Khalili, textile multi-media by Leininger and lithographic prints by Singel.

                “‘New Recruits’ introduces the newest generation of Hite Art practitioners—a welcome addition to the boundary-defying work undertaken at the University of Louisville,” said Chris Reitz, Hite’s galleries director. “The department is extremely proud to showcase their incredible talent.”

                Taken together, the new faculty have dozens of years of experience practicing and teaching art and have shown their work in some of the world’s finest art institutions.

                This will be the Louisville public’s first chance to see much of this work, as these faculty members are new to the community.

                 The exhibition, open now, will run through Sept. 9, with a closing reception 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8.

    Click here for directions to the Cressman Center Gallery, 100 E. Main St. Summer gallery hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri. and 11 p.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays.       

    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.