Visual Arts Galleries
Exhibits at SKyPAC & The Capitol Arts Center Galleries
The SKyPAC Main Gallery
February 25, 2014 - April 18, 2014
This exhibition is the twelfth exhibition in VSA and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc's annual Emerging Artists Program. This longtime collaboration is an unprecedented opportunity for visual artists, ages 16-25, with disabilities to receive national recognition at the start of their careers. It features works that illuminate their innovative viewpoints at the intersection of environmentalism, creativity, and disability. Regardless of continent, country, or culture, over 6 billion people draw sustenance from the shared resources of our planet, the repercussions of which are still unfolding. In/finite Earth is a call to artists to engage in the physical, emotional, and creative ties we share across our planet, and present their artistic perspectives regarding the natural world, sustainability, and our collective future.
The SKyPAC Children's Gallery
March 2, 2014 - March 31, 2014
Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs which develops critical thinking, multicultural awareness, and technical, communication, and expressive skills. This exhibit provides additional opportunities for youth of all ages to participate in creative art learning. The goal of YAM is to increase community, business and governmental support for art education and helping others to see art education as a viable component in the total education curricula that develops citizens of a global society.
Capitol Mezzanine Gallery
Alejandro Sala Torres
January 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014
Alejandro Sala Torres is a 22 year old young Cuban artist with the desire to express, through painting, his state of being and his desire to connect to people.
He was born on a small island belonging to Cuba with the name of "Island of Youth."
Since childhood, he focused mostly on a series of caricatures. After graduating from high school, he was admitted to the School of Plastic Arts Wilfredo Lam, where he studied for 4 years, finishing his degree in July 2010 with a Major in Sculpture. Alejandro achieved the highest grade in his senior thesis; Technique: Installation Sculpture Art; Title: "Transportation."
During his career he participated in several group exhibitions and received several awards from the various institutions of the arts in Cuba.
Alejandro recently moved from Cuba to Bowling Green, Ky, in March of 2013. He is eager to become part of the art community in the region.
Come see his work currently on exhibit at the Capitol Arts Center's Mezzanine Gallery.
Capitol Houchens Gallery
Lori Anne Parker-Danley: Tangled Earth
February 17, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Composed of recent paintings, sculptures, and installation art, Tangled Earth reflects Lori Anne Parker-Danley’s interest in the relationships between art, bodies, language, memory, nature, and time. An exhibition in which books become sunflowers, shoes seem to grow from the earth, and objects are more complex than their surfaces might initially reveal, Tangled Earth disrupts the boundaries we may be tempted to construct between biology and culture, nature and artifice, and human and animal. Works in the exhibition are made of various materials, including aluminum, encaustic, oil paint, paper, plaster, and even recycled shoes and plastic bags. Visit the artist's website: lorianneparker-danley.com