August 2015

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Visual Arts Galleries

Exhibits at SKyPAC & The Capitol Arts Center Galleries

SKyPAC Galleries Address

601 College Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Capitol Arts Center Galleries Address

416 E. Main St.

Bowling Green, KY 42101

The SKyPAC Main Gallery

Print Mafia :: Secret Recipe

July 6, 2015 - August 28, 2015

Print Mafia

Print Mafia® is one of Bowling Green's best kept secrets! Connie Collingsworth and Jim Madison are the masterminds behind the recognizable Print Mafia® design styler: classy, gritty, and very much alive.

Print Mafia® is a design and print studio offering a full range of original design and product services with our roots firmly in the rock concert poster world. They create their work by hand in a lo-fi, old school style without the aid of computers. They rely on their copy machine, xacto knives and a vast library of found images and objects. Print Mafia® collected their entire lives to come up with their brand of cut/paste/destroy style art and are proud to say that they are Self Made in America.

In 1997, Print Mafia came into reality. Producing a huge catalog of gig posters in diverse genres, Print Mafia has made stuff. And made more stuff. And made stuff from other stuff. From The Melvins to Marilyn Manson, from Jack White to John Mayer. Each individual poster, and this is a vital rule of Print Mafia's work, is done by the hands of Jim or Connie and done with a personal creative investment to the particular event. Print Mafia admittedly has their own style: distorted, gruff, messy, and very much alive – but strive to make, for example, a Bruce Springsteen poster look like a Bruce Springsteen poster by Print Mafia, rather than a Print Mafia poster that might be for Bruce Springsteen.

Still rooted in Bowling Green, KY and still just the two of them as Print Mafia—Jim and Connie are surrounded by an epic group of families and friends that support (and often encourage) their pop culture obsessions with music, movies, television, cool junk, and especially the influences from their childhood in all of those fields. Classic, good pop culture is classic for a reason.



The SKyPAC Children's Gallery

Traditional Arts Around the World

June 8, 2015 - June 30, 2015

Students of Art Matters Community Studio :: Artist and Art Educator Teresa Christmas

“Traditional Arts Around the World” is a Reggio Emilio inspired children’s art exhibit that demonstrates the importance of art education “for art’s sake.”  This phrase implies that through art, a child learns much that cannot be learned through any other discipline.  While the teaching methods include Discipline Based Art Education and differentiated and product learning are taking place, in this exhibit the conscientious viewer can see that it is the “process” that is all important.  Much is gained when children are free to make their own choices, in materials used and in subject matter (each child chose and explored information on a country or culture.)  Skills are gained through hands-on experiences and the process of art-making results in good feelings about oneself and one’s work. 


The Mission of Art Matters is to teach tolerance and promote peace through exploration of art across cultures and eras, with special attention paid to women and people of color who are traditionally marginalized by studies of art history, to provide a venue for local artists, both well known and unknown, to display their work, and to provide an opportunity for children of all ages to create art in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect in which their talents are validated and their contributions to art valued.

The SKyPAC Children's Gallery

Metcalfe Center for the Arts

May 4, 2015 - May 29, 2015

A collection of 2D and 3D student artwork from Metcalfe County schools will be on exhibit in the Wedges Children’s Gallery.

The SKyPAC Main Gallery

WKU League of Sculptors presents Coalition

May 4, 2015 - June 26, 2015

WKU Sculpture student artwork on exhibit.

Students participating:

Michael Wheatley
Alexandra Brumley
Deidre Daniel
Hannah Johnston
Elaina Smith
Dakota Gore
Eleanor Davidson
Elizabeth Hoffman
Christina P. Rankin


The SKyPAC Children's Gallery

Bristow Elementary presents: "Who I Am"

April 6, 2015 - April 30, 2015

Bristow Elementary students created self-portraits. Crayon resist and graphite transfer were used by certain grade levels. Different media were chosen by students to be used such as colored pencil, watercolor pencils, crayons, watercolor, and color sticks. Intermediate students were asked to write down things that they wanted people who viewed their art to know about them. They could either choose a poem or just a few sentences.

The SKyPAC Main Gallery

Brenda Barnard: Cathedral Quilts

March 11, 2015 - April 27, 2015

Colorful, intricate cathedral window quilts by Bowling Green quilter, Brenda Barnard, are on exhibit at the SKyPAC Main Gallery through the month of April.

Click here to learn about this artist.

The SKyPAC Children's Gallery

Warren East Middle School: “Its All About Choice”

March 4, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Warren East Middle School is pleased to present “Its All About Choice”, a visual art show in the children’s gallery at SkyPac. The show runs from March 4- 30th, 2015.

The art education movement of TAB- Teaching for Artistic Behavior inspired this show. All students throughout the year are given the opportunity to express themselves through visual art using their own experimentations and interpretations. The students create using their own choice of images, processes, media, and techniques. This facilitates not only ownership of their art but also leadership, self-development and pride as well as perseverance when things aren’t going as they might have envisioned.

The work showcases 110 pieces of art that expresses the artistic choices the students are making everyday.

There will be a reception with the students on March 20, 2015 from 5pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served. Please join us to celebrate the wonderful artwork of  Warren East Middle School.

The SKyPAC Main Gallery

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

February 4, 2015 - February 28, 2015

South Central Kentucky Art Region

The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) will host the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards exhibition in the SKyPAC Main Gallery from February 4 – February 27, 2015.

A total of 166 works created by students from 24 counties in south central Kentucky will be featured in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition.

Due to inclement weather SKyPAC has decided to postpone the Scholastic Art & Writing ceremony scheduled for this Saturday, February 21st to a future date, to be determined. We apologize for any inconvenience a new date and time will be announced as soon as possible.

The SKyPAC galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The SKyPAC Main Gallery

From These Roots: the Landscape of South Central Kentucky

November 10, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Megan Lightell

My work as a painter focuses on the relationship that we have to the land that surrounds and sustains us. I have found myself drawn to the rural spaces that allow solitude and reflection, and have explored the imagery of Southern Kentucky many times over the years since moving just south of the region. This exhibit offered the opportunity to focus more intentionally on this unique place, and all of the images come from the area surrounding Bowling Green. Some views are broad fields under a wide summer sky; others are more intimate, like the small market farm of the Howell family, or a late-season view from Sunny Point Gardens. This body of work represents the diversity of the landscape; from the seasonal changes of agriculture to the wilder spaces, skies, and waters that have formed the experience of generations.

The SKyPAC Children's Gallery

Circles and Dots

November 10, 2014 - December 31, 2014

Greenwood High School

“We hope you enjoy our show full of Circles and Dots. Each piece represents a student interpretation of our theme. The students who participated are in beginning and advanced art classes. They have varying abilities and interests which makes our show come together with so many different interpretations. May you be inspired by colors, texture, and talent!” – Kim Soule, Art Teacher GHS