"It's All One River"

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
CHS CHS 104 Chase Auditorium
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Distinguished Visitors-Fine Arts

Distinguished Visitor Don Kimes, professor of fine arts, American University

Represented by Denise Bibro Gallery in Chelsea (NYC), Kimes's work has been presented in more than 150 solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums internationally including Denise Bibro, Frederieke Taylor, Claudia Carr, Kouros, Stephan Gang, Lucky Strike, Prince Street, and Arsenal galleries, National Academy of Design, Ammo Artists Space, Brooklyn Museum of Art (all New York City), Washington Project for the Arts, National Academy of Sciences, Katzen Museum, Fondo del Sol Galleries, Hillyer Art Space, Constitution Hall (all Washington, DC), Baltimore Museum of Art, Burchfield Penney Museum (Buffalo), Rueda Museum (Madrid), Biennale Internazionale di Firenze (Florence, Italy), Rocca Paolina (Perugia), ExMoenia (Todi, Italy), Living Art (Milan), America Haus (Munich), Casa di Cultura (Villahermosa, Mexico), and many others.

Kimes is currently a Full Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC, where he served as head of the studio art program for 19 of the past 30 years. He led that program to national recognition, resulting in a successful campaign to design and build the Katzen Fine and Performing Arts Center and Museum. He is also the Artistic Director of the ACI Artists and Writers Residency in Corciano, Italy and is also a contributing editor at the recently re-established New Art Examiner. Previously he was a faculty member at the New York Studio School for ten years, and also served as the Studio School's Program Director for five years. 

In 2018 Kimes was honored as the inaugural Sonkin-Siegal Endowed Chair at the Chautauqua Institution, where he had founded VACI and served as Artistic Director in the Visual Arts for 33 years. A 2016 Scholar in Residence in the Art and Philosophy Seminar at the American Academy in Rome, he has received awards to be Artist in Residence at SACI in Florence; to work on the island of Kauai; to spend a year painting near Todi, Italy; a US Department of the Interior award to be artist in residence at Yellowstone; a grant from the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes to work in southern Mexico; Eisenhower Foundation support to be a US Visual Arts representative to the Jurmala Cultural Exchange in the Soviet Union; studio residency awards from the Millay Foundation, the Assensore di Cultura in Corciano, Italy, the Accademia di Belli Arti in Perugia, and many others.
Tea at 4:15 p.m.  
Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program 

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