Monthly Archives: May 2010

“Artist Dialogues: Contemporary Glass” at the Speed

The Speed Art Museum is holding another “Artist Dialogues” and this time it is on contemporary glass. It will be on Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. The museum is showing “Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft or Otherwise?” through August 1.

Photo seminar at Hidden Hill

It’s one thing to create a great garden – and another to know how to photograph it. So Hidden Hill, (812) 282-0524, 1011 Utica-Charlestown Rd, Utica, Ind., will help solve that problem by hosting a two-day photo seminar on June 11 and June 12.  This seminar will be aimed at helping you deal with landscape challenges […]

“Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?” at the Speed Art Museum

  “Fifty Years of Contemporary Glass: Art, Craft, or Otherwise?” is at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, from April 25-Aug. 2. Created around 1960, the international studio glass movement will, in 2010, move past the half-century mark. The show looks at the movement’s development from both an historical and a critical […]

“Nature’s Semblance” at Kaviar Forge & Gallery

by Jennifer Umphress Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377, is presenting Andrew Jackson Pollack and Jennifer Umphress’ flamework glass creations in “Nature’s Semblance.” The dual glass exhibition will run June 2-Aug. 28. Kaviar Gallery will be open late on Friday, June 11 from 6-9 p.m. during the Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference 2010. […]

Visual Arts Pot Luck

This is the first official event put on by the Louisville Fund for the Visual Arts, an organization dedicated to promotion and funding of the visual arts in the Louisville Metro Region. Wednesday, June 2, 6-8 p.m., Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. Free to attend. Plates, utensils, and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Bring a dish […]

Weekender: May 29-31

•Mods vs. Rockers Saturday, May 29 Nachbar 969 Charles St. • 637-4377 $5; noon-10 p.m. It’s time for an old-fashioned brawl, all in the name of fun and bikes. The Mods and Rockers were two British youth subcultures in the early ’60s who just couldn’t get along. One group, the Mods, included trendy fashionistas who […]

Eight-Inch Elvis @ New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

Friday, May 28 New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater Free; 7:30 p.m. Eight Inch Elvis, a six-piece, rock variety band will perform Friday at New Albany’s Riverfront Amphitheater as a part of the city’s Summer Concert Series. The group plays something for everyone, from classic rock to new country, modern pop and your favorite dance and party […]

Grand Opening @ Icebox Co-Labs

Friday, May 28 Icebox Co-Labs 217 E. Main St. $5 (after 8 p.m.); 5 p.m. Renegade development? More like organic. Icebox Co-Labs is a creature of co-working, which emphasizes collaborative, sustainable spaces for artists, graphic designers, musicians and other independent professionals. Founded by John Wurth and Frankie Steele, Icebox premieres Friday as a 3,000-square-foot […]

‘Sabrina Fair’ @ MeX Theater

May 28-30 MeX Theater Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St.· 584-7777 $16; 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on May 30) The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company continues its 13th season with Samuel Taylor’s “Sabrina Fair,” a Cinderella story with a quick wit. It’s the story of young Sabrina Fairchild, daughter of a […]

Ceramics workshop with Dana Major Kanovitz

Louisville Clay is offering “Accessing Creativity: Clay and Mixed Media” workshop with Dana Major Kanovitz on June 19-20, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Clay House Pots, 741 E. Chestnut, 561-7878. Louisville Clay members, $50, students $50, non-member $75. Catered box lunch is available for $8.50. Prior registration required.

Speed Art Museum offers adult summer sketching classes

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2734, is offering adult summer sketching classes with Cathy Shepherd on Fridays form 5:30-7:30 p.m. Each session: $12 members, $15 non-members. For all four sessions: $40 members, $50 non-members. Architecture: June 11 Still Life: June 25 Figure Drawing: July 9 Gesture Drawing to Music: July 23

Glassworks classes and workshops

Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., 992-3266 is offering glass classes and workshops:  Beginning Glassblowing I: Tuesday evenings, 6-9 p.m., June 22-July 21, $445 One-Day Glassblowing Workshop: Saturday, June 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (with hour lunch break), $225 Intro to Fusing & Slumping: Sunday, June 27, 12-5 p.m., $150

F.A.T Friday Trolley Hop on May 28

F.A.T. Friday  – the Frankfort Avenue trolley on the final friday of the month, May 28. 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.

Beatles Rooftop Concert @ Louisville Visitors Center

Thursday, May 27 Louisville Visitors Center 301 S. Fourth St. Free; 11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m. WHAS-11 Abbey Road on the River is going to kick off this year’s largest Beatles festival in the world with a free rooftop concert that includes performances from Hal Bruce (, Britbeat (, and Drew Harrison (

LEO 20th Birthday Party @ Mellwood Arts Center

Thursday, May 27 Mellwood Arts Center Free; 6-10 p.m. Come celebrate with food and drinks!

‘The Tricky Part’ @ The Rudyard Kipling

May 27-29 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 $12; 7:30 p.m. (May 27 & 29), 9:30 p.m. (May 28) Sometimes all it takes is one voice to delineate an intricate sketch of human experience, with all of the joy, sorrow, sin and humor we encounter daily scribbled in. The Necessary Theatre’s latest […]

Abbey Road on the River @ The Belvedere

May 27-31 The Belvedere, Galt House $25 (packages available) Has it been six years? Abbey Road on the River, this year sponsored by WHAS, is back with less focus on Fab Four, more on 1960s and ’70s rock, for better or worse. Old favorites return: Hal Bruce and All You Need is Love, Britbeat […]

‘Darkness Doubled’ by Andréa Stanislav @ Art Ecology

Through August Art Ecology 224 S. Clay St. • 690-2311 Andréa Stanislav is showing us we have had it both ways far too long. Her 17 new works in “Darkness Doubled” continue her exploration of utopia, as well as its dark twin, dystopia. “There’s an irony in man’s attempts to achieve the ideal being […]

“Melting the Cultural Fringe” at VONFIRE Gallery

VONFIRE Gallery in Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., 584-4510, is showing “Melting the Cultural Fringe: an exploration in glass of contemporary (sub)culture” from June 4-Aug. 29 curated by guest artist Slate Grove from Penland School of Craft. Like no other before in our VONFIRE Gallery, glass objects and installations will represent all things of urban […]

Raffle of glass by Lino Tagliapietra at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 589-0102 is holding a raffle to benefit it’s educational and exhibition programming. Now through Friday, June 11, art glass lovers can purchase a chance to win a piece of blown glass, valued at $35,000, that was created by Venetian glass artist Lino Tagliapietra. From the BORNEO series, the elegant […]