Monthly Archives: April 2010

‘Reid Norris: Revealing the Geography’ @ Gallery M

Through May 8 Gallery M Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 www.mellwoodartcenter.com “Revealing the Geography” is Reid Norris’ exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings in Mellwood’s new gallery, Gallery M. He specializes in works that combine Midwestern stories with Indian mythologies. “The narrative of the Midwest, particularly in my lifetime, is […]

GBBN Architects receives LEED certification

  GBBN Architects, 609 W. Main St., 583-0700, recently earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification using the Commercial Interiors Rating System from the US Green Building Council (USGBC). GBBN renovated their 3,500 sq. ft. office space prior to opening for business in November 2008. Several green practices were incorporated in […]

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

The Speed Art Museum will hold a community forum detailing plans for the Museum’s upcoming expansion and renovation on Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Admission is free, but a ticket is required.  Reserve your spot by calling 634-2970. This forum will reveal concept design renderings of the expansion project to the public for […]

Dan Rhema and Waller Austin at the Tim Faulkner Gallery

  Dan Rhema and Waller Austin are at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, 632 E. Market St., 381-1314, in May. Rhema is a self-taught painter and sculptor who became an artist after an illness resulting in brain injury. Following this traumatic chain of events, Rhema, never an artist of any kind, started compulsively collecting and assembling […]

En Vogue @ Fest-A-Ville

Tuesday, April 27 Derby Festival’s Fest-A-Ville Waterfront Park Free; 9 p.m. Hold on to your love … Midnight Star opens (at 8).

Velcro Pygmies @ Chow Wagon

Tuesday, April 27 Derby Fest Chow Wagon Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin); 8 p.m. Come relive the 80s with the Velcro Pygmies!

“The Pleasure Park” by Elena Dorfman
at 21c

The most recent video work by Elena Dorfman at 21c Museum, “The Pleasure Park,” combines original and found footage that not only captures the poise and resilience of the fleeting image of the animal in multidimensional space, but also places the spectator directly in the racing environment, overwhelming them with sensation and the power of the […]

Saaraliisa Ylitalo at the Patio Gallery

Saaraliisa Ylitalo will be presenting her fiber art in the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville, located at 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660. Her work features her handmade paper and various fiber techniques that tell her personal stories. The exhibit will be on display May 2-June 15. Ylitalo has been an innovator in the […]

F.A.T. Friday Derby Hop

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, April 30. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley. This Hop is the “Derby Hop.” Events are listed on the website.

Only 30 tickets left for KMAC’s Oaks Brunch

Don’t miss the chance to start off your Oaks Day with this elegant event. There are only 30 seats available for Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s 24th Annual Oaks Brunch Fundraiser. The brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. with cocktails in the lobby of The Brown Hotel while guests browse a silent auction and a […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, April 26 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature the musical artistry of Nathan Hunter and trumpeter Ryan Nottingham. Our poets Brian Barker and Nicky Beer are a poetry duo all the way from Denver, Colorado. Both are professors at the University of Colorado and co-editors […]

Early Times artist Celeste Susany @ 21c

Monday, April 26 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 5:30-7:30 p.m. This marks the final year of Celeste Susany as the bottle artist for the Early Times Mint Julep commememorative bottle. To send her off in style, there’s a going-away reception on Monday, April 26 at 21c Museum Hotel from 5:30pm-7:30pm. There will […]

HappyTail Hour @ Derby Fest-a-Ville

Monday, April 26 Derby Fest-a-Ville Waterfront Park www.Louisvilleky.gov/animalservices Free; 5-9 p.m. Attention dogs of all shapes and sizes!  It’s time to walk your owners down to Waterfront Park for the fourth annual Metro Animal Services HappyTail Hour. This pet-friendly cocktail event is an official part of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Dog owners may bring their […]

The Gypsie Courtyard @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

Monday, April 26 Diamond Pub and Billiards 3814 Frankfort Ave. Free; 9 p.m. Sub Rosa celebrates the music of Ashley Burchett and the comedy of Matt Linville. Open mic sign up list goes out at 8 p.m.

Arts Council of Louisville to hold “Derby After Glow” 


The 2nd Annual “Derby After Glow” benefit will take place Sunday, May 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the River Bend Winery, 120 S. 10th St. The evening’s activities include music by Heaven and Earth 360, Sabari Bengoma Tradition African Drummers, and Paula Yarbrough. Poets for the evening are Rebyth Ablaze, Makalani Bandele, REAL, King David, […]

Weekender: April 24-25

•Cherokee Triangle Art Fair April 24-25 Cherokee Triangle www.cherokeetriangle.org Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thunder is over, and Derby is rounding the corner. This can only mean it’s time for the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, now in its 39th year, to fill the void. Some go to buy, some go to people-watch, most go to drink […]

Kentucky School of Art classes at Yew Dell Gardens

Five-week Landscape Painting class at Yew Dell Gardens with Churchill Davenport: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and one Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m., Saturday, June 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sunday, June 27. Five weeks $250. The Writer Responds to Art: A One-day Creative Writing Workshop with Lynnell Edwards: Sunday, June 6, 1-4 p.m. Cost […]

Cabaret Life Drawing and Yoga with Art

Modeling this week will be McKinley Nicoson, a professional ballet dancer. Cabaret Life Drawing is an evening of provocative inspiration. An array of models – from burlesque starlets to ballerinas, body builders to fetish models, circus contortionists to costume designers – will perform and pose for the audience to sketch. This class is for professional […]

Author Susannah Gora @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Friday, April 23 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. This year’s Oscar ceremony included a touching tribute to the late John Hughes. For many who faced adolescence in the ’80s, his films offered social guideposts and personal reassurance, always accompanied by a great soundtrack. Film journalist Susannah Gora took on the […]

‘Doubt’ @ Actors Theatre

April 23-25 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. · 584-1205 www.apextheatrecompany.com $12 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. on April 25) After graduating from the Youth Performing Arts School in 2009, Christopher Hancock started the Apex Theatre Company. And usually when one begins a theater company, they start small — a little production to get […]