Art Exhibit Explores Chautauqua Theme

Published on January 10, 2018

The diverse works of 40 artists from 25 states stretching from Maine to California will be showcased in Eastern Kentucky University’s National Juried Chautauqua Art Exhibition from Jan. 22 through Feb. 16 in the University’s Giles Gallery.

Transformations artThe exhibit, which encompasses 60 presentations in virtually all media, is based on the theme for this year’s Chautauqua series: “Transformations.”

The juror for the exhibit is Tamie Beldue, a contemporary American artist focused in mixed media drawings. Beldue, who earned degrees from the Columbus College of Art & Design and the University of Cincinnati, has exhibited extensively in U.S. in group and solo events. Her works can be seen in the permanent collections of the Arnot Museum of Art, The DeYoung Museum, Howard & Judy Tullman Collection, James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings and the Sandy & Diane Besser Collection. She is represented by Blue Spiral Galleries in Asheville, North Carolina, and is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery, which is located in the Campbell Building. Refreshments will be served.

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The event is sponsored by the Department of Art and Design and organized by Esther Randall, professor of art and design at EKU and curator of the Giles Gallery.

For more information about the 2017-18 Chautauqua Series at EKU, visit or contact Chautauqua Lecture Coordinator Dr. Erik Liddell at