University of Louisville –
Hite Art Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries

    2300 South First Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    (502) 852-6794
    Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4:30 pm, Saturday 11am – 4pm

    Workshop Info:

    The workshop originally scheduled for November 11 & 12 has been cancelled.


    Coffee + Art Tour of the Schneider Hall Galleries
    Thursday, November 2 at 11:30am
    Email for reservations


    The Kallitype has a rich history beginning with Sir John Herschel in 1842 through its 1889 patent by W.W.J. Nicol. Also known as the ‘poor man’s platinum print’ the Kallitype is often indistinguishable from the platinum and palladium printing process. In fact, there are many vintage images out in the world claiming to be platinum prints that are in fact Kallitypes.

    It has a reputation for being complex and archivally fugitive, but it is quite simple and as archival as any other historic silver-based processes. Join me as I guide you on a journey from creating a digital negative to making an archivally toned print.

    In this workshop I introduce students to a very simple and effective way of calibrating a digital negative and producing curves using the free online resource  Easy Digital Negatives. Each attendee will print an image on letter size Pictorico transparency film, hand coat a sheet of Hahnemuhle Platinum Rag paper and process the print in a simple developer made from scratch.

    Handouts with resources and instructions will be distributed so anyone interested can do this at home. All you need is running water and some Christmas lights!


    This is Not the End

    Featuring photo-based work by Native Americans from 7 different tribes

    Dates: October 5 – November 4, 2023
    Events: Opening Reception October 5, 5pm – 7 pm

    The exhibition seeks to present a pathbreaking discourse on the subject of the assumed colonial lens in conversation with collective indigenous knowledge and individual self-knowledge. Anishinaabe scholar Gerald Vizenor wrote that “[c]ameras are the instruments of institutive discoveries and predatory surveillance, photographs are cultural commodities and class representations that reduce a sense of native presence to an aesthetic dominance.” This Is Not The End presents a broad range of diverse personal experiences, challenging mainstream conventions by offering a fresh approach to rethinking pictures in Native America.


    Beyond The Frame

    Featuring Mary Carothers

    Dates: October 5 – November 4, 2023
    Events: Opening Reception October 5, 5pm – 7 pm

    Beyond the Frame presents a series of solar prints, made by etching copper plates in the sun, which critically examine the trends of the “picturesque” through historic and contemporary times. This exhibition acknowledges a world beyond the frame and presents an alternative engagement with landscape representation.

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    Everlasting Remains

    Featuring Mitch Eckert

    Dates: October 5 – November 4, 2023
    Events: Opening Reception October 5, 5pm – 7 pm

    Using the genre of still life with memento mori as its focus, photographer Mitch Eckert considers the effect single use plastics has in our world. The tonally rich kallitype photographs inspired by the Dutch Golden Age address the environmental impact of consumer waste.


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