The Art Department is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience for our students through theory and practice, in the classroom and in the studio, all in the context of a liberal arts institution and a thriving intellectual community. Embracing the interdisciplinary nature of art, each year the department produces a season of exhibits, installations, and shows that explore the complexities of the human experience and engages the hearts and minds of a growing audience. Visit the Van Every/Smith Galleries website and Facebook for additional information about upcoming art exhibitions and events.
Hiwa K, Eyes See Far, Hands Too Short to Reach
On View: January 14–March 1, 2019 • Van Every / Smith Galleries
The Van Every/Smith Galleries will present videos, performances, and installations from the last decade by Hiwa K (b. 1975, Kurdistan, Iraq), a German-Kurdish artist, whose work explores the body, identity, music, and play. He relies on childhood memories, local traditions, everyday encounters with others, and current events to source his works which are often more about process than product. Hiwa K is interested in ideas around belonging, identity, and alienation, expressed not only through his explorations/artworks, but in the fact that he hides his own surname.
Alumni Art Exhibition
On View: March 14–April 14, 2019 • Van Every Gallery
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Belk Visual Art Center, the Galleries present a curated group show featuring alumni exploring the body in their work in a variety of media, including video, performance, painting, sculpture, photography and more.