Named in honor of Miss Mackie Rasdall (Student Center Director 1944-1966), the Rasdall Gallery has shown progressive, exciting exhibitions throughout its history. Of the most recent exhibits of the student-run gallery, UK students and faculty have seen works from internationally renown street artist Shepard Fairey, installation artist Waseem Touma, "Katrina Submerged" artist Lori K. Gordon, Post Secret collections, as well as numerous student shows and competitions. With each semester, the Cultural Arts Committee of the Student Activities Board works to bring talent and innovation to UK's campus. The gallery's entrance can be found in the the Grand Hall, around the corner from the Student Center Ticket Office.
"Steve Thomas Exhibit""Sand Animation""Young Artist""Student-Teacher-Student Exhibit"
Exhibit: M-F 11am-5pm, February 7 - February 28, 2013 Reception: 6pm, February 7, 2013
Before becoming a freelance illustrator/graphic artist, I worked for newspapers creating graphics and illustrations for 14 years. I did work for every section of the paper from Life and Entertainment to Sports. Now, I try to come up with new and interesting ideas for illustrations. My love for vintage poster, propaganda and product art from the early 20th century and an interest in retro-futuristic art from the mid-20th has led me to create some cool poster art. I mean, who doesn't want to travel the solar system or join the fight against the villains of 1980s arcade games? I also have experience creating marketing and advertising art for various companies. From label expo organizers to architecture firms. And I've had the opportunity to create artwork under such licenses as Star Wars, Disney, Fox, Star Trek, The Muppets and Marvel.
March 25, 2013 - Memorial Hall
SAB presents sand animation artist Joe Castillo that will preform a live exhibit of sand art and will showcase how art can come alive and can be all around you. This event is free and open to the public.
SandStory consists of art images created by Joe Castillo as he draws in sand with his Hands-on light table. This captivating performance is scored and choreographed to live or recorded music with a video projected on a screen for large audiences. To view a sample of this unique art form visit his page above or watch his 9/11 tribute.
Exhibit: 11am- 5pm M-F, March 28, 2013 - February 11, 2013 in the Rasdall Gallery Reception: 6pm April 4 in the Rasdall Gallery
The UK Student Activities Board Cultural Arts committee is excited to announce our Young Artists Exhibit! This exhibit, which will run from March 28 to April 11, will showcase two of the best student artists in the region who will be invited to UK to display their work. Students interested in applying should complete the application on the SAB website by March 1, 2013. Portfolios will be judged by local artists and gallery owners. Final decisions and notifications will be made by March 8, 2013. The two selected artists will receive an artist’s fee for displaying their works in the Rasdall Gallery.
Gallery submissions:Follow the link to the form below and be sure to email Brittany Woodrum,
Exhibit: M-F 11am-5pm, April 18- May 3 in the Rasdall Gallery Reception: 6pm, April 23 in the Rasdall Gallery
Students of UK's Art Education program will highlight their own students work in this colorful, fun, whimsical exhibit. The students range from elementary to high school age, bringing with them the work of their own creation. Take a break from the stresses of dead week and finals to join the students of UK students for this longstanding exhibition of a different kind. The opening reception will featuring catering as well.
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