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Art hangs on the walls on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, in the Singletary Art Museum at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Art brought to light: The UK Art Museum

Nate Lucas, Reporter March 6, 2023

Inside of the UK Art Museum at the Singletary Center for the Arts, visitors might notice the soft sounds of the orchestra. As soon as visitors enter, they’re met by two student workers of tranquil...

Artists Lynsay Christensen, left, and Hayley Harris, right, pose for a photo in front of their newly painted mural on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at girlsgirlsgirls Burritos in Lexington, Kentucky.

Twin sisters paint a picture of collaboration with mural business

Olivia Walton, Reporter December 12, 2022

Twin sisters and painters Lynsay Christensen and Hayley Harris recently finished their largest mural to date: the entire front of girlsgirlsgirls Burritos, a local restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. “(girlsgirlsgirls)...

The view of Studio Mel Designs mural for girlsgirlsgirls Burritos on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

‘It was just begging for a mural.’ Lexington’s girlsgirlsgirls Burritos gets a makeover

Morgan Loy, Reporter December 9, 2022

Local Lexington restaurant girlsgirlsgirls Burritos hosted a mural reveal party on Nov. 30. Sara Wood, an owner of girlsgirlsgirls, said she had been interested in finding an artist to paint the restaurant's...

LexArts HOP explores connections and artistry in Lexington

Nate Lucas, Reporter September 22, 2022

LexArt hosted its fifth bimonthly art HOP of 2022 on Sept. 16. The event hosted about 35 locations where hoppers are able to connect with local artists and view their work. Due to the size of participating...

A mural of a wildcat is displayed in Alumni Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

New Alumni Gym mural sparks mixed opinions among students

Hannah Stanley January 13, 2022

Alumni Gym’s new mural makeover brings not only a splash of color to its plain walls but also mixed reviews.After agreement from the students and other committees, such as the Student Government Association...

Memorial Hall on Monday, April 6, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

It’s coming down: After years of hesitancy, UK to remove Memorial Hall mural

Natalie Parks June 5, 2020

As nation-wide protests over police brutality and racism extend into a second week, institutions across the country are reckoning with their legacies of racism.At UK, the reckoning has forced a decision...

The mural inside Memorial Hall was created by Anne Rice OHanlon in 1934. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff File Photo

Documentary on controversial mural shown in Memorial Hall

Natalie Parks February 12, 2020

In the lobby of Memorial Hall, a white sheet covered Ann Rice O’Hanlon’s controversial fresco.In the auditorium of Memorial Hall, images of the fresco panned across a screen, accompanied by audio from...

Joan Snyder, Roses & Weeds, 2013, oil, acrylic, paper maché, fabric, pastel, and dried flowers. Courtesy of the artist. Photo provided by UK Art Museum

UK Art Museum features feminism, abstraction in new exhibits

Natalie Parks September 16, 2019

UK Art Museum is showing two new collections this fall, featuring all women artists. Both installations opened on September 14 and will be open through December 8.Benediction from Bethany Collins is showing...

Karyn Olivier works on her artwork Witness in Memorial Hall on UKs campus on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Karyn Olivier was an artist chosen by the UK Memorial Hall art committee to create an artwork that adds context to Anne Rice OHanlons 1934 mural. OHanlons mural depicts a sanitized version of the brutality that existed during the time of slavery and legal segregation. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Artist who created piece in response to Memorial Hall mural writes letter to UK community

Karyn Olivier April 8, 2019

Dear University of Kentucky community or more pointedly, Dear Students of Color,I wanted to write to you for several reasons. Firstly, I highly respect, admire and am truly moved by the real work and commitment...

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The O’Hanlon mural is painful, confusing and complicated

Mohammad Ahmad April 5, 2019

Reminders of pain and suffering. A symbol of oppression. Feeling like an unwanted, second-class student. Tired of thinking that their university doesn’t care about them.  Those are the concerns African-American...

The mural inside Memorial Hall was created by Anne Rice OHanlon in 1934. Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff File Photo

UK to cover Memorial Hall mural after student sit-in

April 2, 2019

The University of Kentucky administration will "immediately" cover a controversial mural in Memorial Hall that has been protested for several years on campus. The news came in a campus-wide email sent...

Isaac Couch poses with a coat he made. Couch won the Young Artists Competition, which was hosted by the Student Activities Board at the SAVS building on March 20, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Young Artists’ Competition opens student artwork to the community

Addison Lander March 21, 2019

On the night of March 20, the UK Student Activities Board hosted its seventh annual Young Artists’ Competition at the School of Art and Visual Studies.The event was created as a way to showcase works...

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