Monthly Archives: April 2010

“Roundabout: A Collaborative Art Show” at ART227

ART227 Gallery, 227 Chenoweth Ln., 471-7745, is presenting “Roundabout: A Collaborative Art Show” from May 14-28. The opening is May 14 from 6-9 p.m. This show features 15 of Louisville’s most incredible artists, brought together by Jeremy Dixon to collaborate on 15 new works of art. Each artwork was initiated by one artist, passed on to […]

PYRO Invitational 2010

PYRO Gallery, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106, is proud to present the PYRO Invitational 2010 on display from May 6-June 6. The opening reception will be held on the May 7 First Friday Trolley Hop from 5-9 p.m. Twenty-one renowned Kentucky artists along with exciting emerging artists have been invited to showcase new work in […]

“Conspiring with Nature” at the 930

“Conspiring With Nature” at the 930, 930 Mary St., 635-2554, is a multimedia art exhibit featuring local and regional artists whose work gets them interacting with the natural world in interesting ways. It’s on view from April 30-May 30, with the opening reception on Friday, April 30 from 7-10 p.m. (with a free concert by […]

Weekender: May 1-2

•Down & Derby Saturday, May 1 Louisville Water Tower 3005 River Road www.louisvilledownandderby.com $30; 8 p.m.-4 a.m. Down & Derby brings a whole new meaning to the lyrics of our state song: The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home, ‘Tis summer, the people are gay. We’re talking drag queens: Meet Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, […]

‘Louisville’s Butchertown’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Friday, April 30 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 www.kaviargallery.com Free; 6-9 p.m. When someone says Butchertown and the first thing you think of is “it smells,” then you definitely need to read Edna Kubala’s new book “Louisville’s Butchertown,” a work inspired by this unique corner of Louisville. “During the 1960s, Butchertown […]

Drop The Lime @ East Campbell Street Warehouse

FRIDAY, APRIL 30 East Campbell Street Warehouse Corner of Main and Campbell www.dropthelime.com $10; 11 p.m. New York-based producer/DJ/label owner Luca Venezia, aka Drop The Lime, is a leading authority on the bass-music scene. He incorporates elements of dub, drum ‘n’ bass and techno into original compositions he tops off with live singing. Raised on […]

‘Whiskey Days’ @ The Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, April 29 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 Free; 7 p.m. Whiskey inspires people to do many things, and writing poetry is one of them. Singing karaoke, peeing in public and hitting on bartenders are others, but we’ll leave those for another time. Kentuckian Tommy Gaffney is returning home Thursday for […]

Jamnesty 4 @ Temple Klein Center

THURSDAY, APRIL 29 Temple Klein Center 5101 Hwy. 42 • 599-3989 $10 donation; 7 p.m. In a week marked by excess, fashion and competition, it’s probably wise to keep larger injustices in mind: Suffering, poverty and discrimination are foes that Amnesty International’s Demand Dignity Campaign seeks to wrestle to the ground. For the fourth straight […]

Unknown Hinson @ Jim Porter’s

Thursday, April 29 Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium 2345 Lexington Road • 452-9531 www.jimporters.com $15; 8 p.m. He’s back. Once again, on the eve of Derby weekend, the King of the Country-Western Troubadours takes over Jim Porter’s and turns it into his own personal honky-tonk hell on earth. Did you know this guy used to […]

‘Women of the Alhambra’ @ Graciela Perrone Art Gallery

April 29-May 29 Graciela Perrone Art Gallery 2214 Frankfort Ave. www.gracielaperrone.com April 29 Reception: Free; 6-9 p.m. The Alhambra is a palace in Granada, Spain, that was built in the mid-14th century by Moorish rulers. It is now one of Spain’s major tourist attractions and acts as a museum of Islamic architecture. Artist, dancer and […]

Call for art

Exhibitors are being sought for an art, crafts, garden and antique festival at the Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, Ind. on May 15-16. Booth spaces are available for artisans to exhibit and sell their original handcrafted items at the 18th annual “A Victorian Chautauqua” on the lawn of the museum. This is […]

Outdoor Painting Workshop at LVAA

The Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146 x100, is hosting an outdoor painting workshop with Phil Starke on May 17-19. This class will be focusing on how to simplify color and use it to suggest light — how to use a limited palette effectively and the process of mixing color. Meet at the […]

KMAC holding silk painting workshop for Mother’s Day

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is holding a silk painting workshop for Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 8 from 12-4 p.m. Participants will create a personalized silk scarf as a gift for Mother’s Day or they can bring their mother along to make her own. Luci Mistratov, an […]

New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show

The Carnegie Center, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting the 38th Annual New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition from April 30-May 15. The exhibit includes work from grades 6-12. There will be a reception and awards presentation on Thursday May 13 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., with awards presented at 7:00 […]

U of L Research Building earns LEED certification

  The University of Louisville’s Clinical and Translational Research Building has received a Gold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit group that promotes sustainability in building design, construction and operation.

“Changing Speed: A Community Forum on the New Museum”

The Speed Art Museum is presenting “Changing Speed: A Community Forum on the New Museum” on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission is free but a ticket is required. Call 634-2970 for details.

PYRO Gallery has extended hours during Derby week

This Derby week, PYRO Gallery, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106, will be open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. showing the current exhibit, “Friends” by artists Bob Lockhart, Dave Caudill and Rex Lagerstrom. The exhibit consists of drawings, ceramics, wood engravings, and sculptures. It ends May 2.  

James McMurtry @ Fest-A-Ville

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28 Kroger Fest-A-Ville @ Waterfront Park www.jamesmcmurtry.com Free with Pegasus Pin; 7 p.m. James McMurtry is the kind of singer-songwriter whose life inspires movies like “Walk the Line” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” His astute observations on the human condition influence enigmatic characters like Bad Blake in last year’s Oscar winner “Crazy Heart.” After […]

David Ray Griffin @ St. Matthews Community Center

Wednesday, April 28 St. Matthews Community Center 310 Ten Pin Lane • 897-6371 Free; 7 p.m. Take whatever you think you know about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and quietly put it on a shelf — David Ray Griffin is in town. Griffin, a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of nearly 40 […]

Paul Strickland @ Comedy Caravan

April 28-May 2 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road www.comedycaravan.com $8; various times Paul Strickland is one of the most in-demand comics on the circuit today. The Nashville native, who now lives in Louisville, will be doing a rare run of local performances this weekend at Comedy Caravan. His special brand of humor isn’t filled with […]