The Eva G. Farris Art Gallery is located in the Library Building of the Crestview Hills, Ky. campus of Thomas More College. Initially created to enrich the liberal arts experience at the College, The Gallery has become a leader in exhibiting local, regional and national contemporary artists and is one of the premier college galleries in Northern Kentucky.

For more information about current exhibitions, gallery talks and lectures or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting in the gallery, please contact the Gallery Director at

Elizabeth Neal
Assistant Professor, Studio Art
Apprenticeship Program
Director, Eva G. Farris Gallery
at Thomas More College
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY, 41017

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido & Jennifer A. Reis: Transfigured at Thomas More College

Summer Gallery Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:30pm*
  • Friday - 8:00am - 4:00pm*
  • Saturday - CLOSED
  • Sunday - CLOSED

* Closed:
Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day)
Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Friday, July 3, 2015 (for Independence Day)
Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015

Special Holiday Hours may change this schedule. Please call the Library at 859-344-3300 for any questions or directions. The Eva G. Farris Art Gallery is located on the entrance level of the Thomas More Library. For more information, call 859-344-3300.

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Eva G. Farris Art Gallery

By: Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido & Jennifer A. Reis

Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido is an actively exhibiting artist with over two decades of experience including one person, international and regional juried, and invitational shows. Her artwork have been presented at such revered venues as the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Spaces, Indianapolis Art Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Mexic-Arte Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, Speed Art Museum, Evansville Museum of Art, Avampato Discovery Museum, Cleveland State University, University of Kentucky, and Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts. Mesa-Gaido is a faculty member at Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky.

Jennifer A. Reis is also an exhibiting and teaching artist, as well as gallery director and faculty at Morehead State University. She exhibits award-winning, hand-worked, embellished textile and mixed-media artworks in nationally and internationally juried exhibitions. Reis holds a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and an M.A. in Museum Studies from Syracuse University. She is a traditionally trained artist who is self-taught in textiles. Founded in her belief in the power of the arts to positively affect individual lives, her aim is to create transformative art experiences.


On June 21, 2007, Thomas More College unveiled the naming of the new Art Gallery as the "Eva G. Farris Art Gallery." Over 150 friends attended the celebration, which was a surprise to the honoree as part of the annual Thomas More College Foundation Event. After the unveiling, friends dined in the Thomas More Library and had an opportunity to tour the Gallery where a student exhibit was on display.

"For some individuals, giving of their time and resources comes naturally. Eva Farris is one of these special individuals," said Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, former president of Thomas More College. "She not only gives financial support to numerous organizations, but she serves as a committed and passionate volunteer throughout the community."

A portrait of Eva Farris, painted by Thomas More graduate, Taylor Stephenson '07, hangs on the entry wall of the Gallery. Ms. Stephenson is one of two Thomas More art graduates whose work was selected in a national competition to be displayed at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati.


The Saint John's Bible opening reception