Monthly Archives: December 2010

Pottery classes for children, teens and adults

Ceramicist Suzy Hatcher, 895-7735, 308 S. Bayly Ave., is offering pottery classes beginning in January. There are classes for children, teens and adults. All classes include materials of clay, glazes and kiln firing. Projects include throwing on the potter’s wheel, building by hand and much more. Aprons are provided.

‘Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest’ @ Village 8 Theaters

Wednesday, Dec. 22 Village 8 Theaters 4014 Dutchmans Lane • 897-1870 Curious about the Stieg Larsson hubbub but not big on the whole reading thing? The last film adaptation of Larsson’s best selling “The Girl Who …” trilogy opens nationwide this week. If you’re already one of the books’ avid readers (40,000 new members join […]

Spelling Bee @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, Dec. 22 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 Free; 8:30 p.m. I believe texting is making us stupid. As a species, our intelligence is going in reverse. Apostrophes are no longer necessary. Commas, semicolons, even periods have been thrown out with the bathwater. And spelling … well, who needs it? We have spell-check […]

‘Planes, Trains and Superheroes’ @ KMAC

Through Dec. 31 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 www.kentuckyarts.org The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s exhibition of vintage and modern toys may be the perfect place to take the kids. When’s the last time you got the chance to say, “When I was your age …”? The […]

‘Mythical Horse’ by Jaime Corum @ Gallery at the Brown

Through Dec. 31 Gallery at the Brown 335 W. Broadway • 583-1234 www.brownhotel.com “My new series of equine paintings and studies is inspired by the idea of the mythical horse,” explains artist and horsewoman Jaime Corum. “I grew up steeped in the great horse mythology of The Black Stallion, Black Beauty, Flame, Thunderbolt, Phar Lap […]

‘Red Alert’ @ Gallery Janjobe

Through Jan. 23 Gallery Janjobe 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 899-9293 www.galleryjanjobe.com As the holiday season nears its end, it’s hard not to see red. Not only are we exasperated from sitting in traffic on ice-covered roads, still without a gift for Uncle Roy, our eyes are bloodshot with images of creepy mall Santas, glassy-eyed Target […]

Speed Art Museum receives $1 million donation

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, is pleased to announce a $1,000,000 donation from Thorntons Inc. to the Museum’s “Changing Speed” Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign will fund the expansion and renovation of the Museum’s site in Louisville. The expansion will serve the community through new programming and increased space for educational […]

Navajo Folk Art trunk show extended

The Navajo Folk Art trunk show at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, has been extended through Thursday, Dec. 23. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm.  

Blow-your-own ornament through Dec. 22 at Flame Run

It’s not too late to pick up some beautiful, unique, hand-blown glass gifts for friends, loved ones, or co-workers at Flame Run Glass Studio & Gallery, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353. They still have time slots available through December 22 for a personal session with a Flame Run artist to blow your own ornament. A […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, heat up your Holiday Season with exotic dancer Ami Burton and her fun and provocative poses. For the past three years, Ami has worked as an exotic dancer. Her work as a dancer has helped her to become very limber, allowing her to cultivate moves that are animated, twisted, and yoga-inspired. Cabaret Life […]

Weekender: Dec. 18-19

•A Very Portland Christmas Saturday, Dec. 18 Nelligan Hall 2010 Portland Ave. Free; noon-8 p.m. If anyone was caught on Shelbyville Road near the malls on Saturday afternoon, they endured the same road-rage-fueled hell as me. I was merely trying to get to Best Buy for a satellite radio antenna — but what should have […]

Tours of Brennan House this weekend

The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St., is open for Victorian Holiday Tours hosted by Preservation Louisville, Inc. on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 5-8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 from 1-4 p.m. Join us for music and refreshments and experience the warmth of the holiday season in an authentic 19th century setting. $5 for adults; children under […]

Shopping for art at Mellwood

Finish your holiday shopping list with one-of-a-kind, artist-made gifts from the artists of Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7302 or 899-9293, on Saturday, Dec. 18. Galleries and artists’ studios will be open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a day of shopping, art tours and holiday cheer.

Louisville Vocal Project @ St. Martin

Friday, Dec. 17 St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church 639 S. Shelby St. $10; 7:30 p.m. The Louisville Vocal Project is a new group that is the Artist in Residence at Bellarmine University. Inspired by the renaissance but committed to living in the present, the singers of The Louisville Vocal Project present concerts with an emphasis on quality in an atmosphere of […]

‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Dec. 17 Kentucky Center 584-7777 $18; 7 p.m. Think back to the age of radio, before televisions and Hi-Tech existed.The number one source of information, news and entertainment; radio shows like “The Howdy Doody Show” and “Amos n’ Andy” streamed over the airwaves every night. Relive those days as Music Theatre Louisville presents It’s a Wonderful […]

Cougar Express @ Headliners

Friday, Dec. 17 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 www.myspace.com/cougarexpress $8 (adv.), $10 (door); 9 p.m. Not to overanalyze, but punk kids always did have different sensibilities about how rock ’n’ roll could and should be executed. And when they take on rap as a medium, witness. Cougar Express spells arena rock in […]

Kentucky School of Art open house

On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Kentucky School of Art, 845 S. Third St., 618-4600, is having an open house from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Navajo Folk Art for sale at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, will display unique works of contemporary Navajo Folk Art at a special holiday sale on Friday, Dec. 17 from 10 am-5 pm, and Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 am-5 pm. Throughout the two-day holiday sale, Louisville residents Rick and Susie Bell, former owners […]

Gebhardt Marshall Gallery holiday hours

The Gebhardt Marshall Gallery, 801 E. Market St., 317-696-3796, will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

KMAC children’s workshop at St. Joseph’s

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is partnering with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Butchertown to host a series of hands-on workshops where students will create artwork for the soon-to-open Family Community Clinic. The final workshop, with fiber artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9 […]