Monthly Archives: January 2011

Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center has new blog site

The Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, has a new blog site to provide up-to-date information about its activities and opportunities. It is home to over 200 artists studios, specialty stores, galleries, teaching studios, office spaces, rehearsal spaces for theater groups and dancers. During the FAT Friday (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) Hop visitors […]

Governor’s School for Arts seeks director

The Kentucky Center is currently accepting applications for the full-time position of Director of Governor’s School for the Arts. The mission of The Governor’s School is to create and maintain an educational environment for gifted students that maximizes the artistic talent of each individual and to promote arts in the community.  The Director provides leadership for The Kentucky Center […]

Weekender: Jan. 29-30

•Guy Mendes & Ben Sollee Saturday, Jan. 29 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 4 p.m. Photography is just one of Guy Mendes’ significant contributions to the arts. Witness his several Emmys. And look at his idea for a collection of portraiture: He offers them up in text as well as pictures. Over […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, burlesque and S&M stage vixen, Mistress Elisabeth De Sade will model for your drawing pleasure. Mistress Elisabeth De Sade is a 5-year veteran of the burlesque and S&M stage, performing with the Suicide Girls traveling show (locally) and with her own troupe, Girlie Girl Burlesque (Lexington). Ms. De Sade’s stage persona is represented by […]

Loretta Lynn @ Palace Theatre

Friday, Jan. 28 Palace Theatre 625 S. Fourth St. • 583-4555 www.lorettalynn.com $38-$58; 8 p.m. Quite a while back, my parents went to see John Denver in concert. Shortly thereafter, he died. My parents also saw Tammy Wynette. Shortly thereafter, she died. Now they’re threatening to get tickets for Lynn’s concert. I love you, but […]

Jake Shimabukuro @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Jan. 28 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 562-0100 www.jakeshimabukuro.com $22.50-$27.50; 8 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro (pronounced she-ma-boo-koo-row) is using a backing band on his latest album, Peace Love Ukulele, so it’s true that no ukulele player is an island. It’s also true that when he throws himself into an instrumental break, he makes […]

Choreographers’ Showcase @ Louisville Ballet

Jan. 28-29 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 584-7777 www.louisvilleballet.org $20; 2 & 8 p.m. The Louisville Ballet has permitted its choreographers to run wild with creativity. This year’s Choreographers’ Showcase debuts 10 new dances created and danced by members of the Ballet. Expect to see dance in ballet and modern set to classical […]

‘Brontë’ @ Rudyard Kipling

Jan. 28-Feb.5 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 www.finniganbeginagain.com $15; 7:30 p.m. Oh, those Brontë sisters. They never got to go anywhere, get much of a real education or get laid, but they managed to concoct some of the fieriest literature of all time. Did Charlotte, Emily and Anne just sit around […]

Weekend visual art events

The Louisville Visual Art Association (LVAA) is hosting a fundraiser at Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St. on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 6-8 p.m. All donations and a percentage of the sales go to LVAA. The guest bartender is artist Mary Carothers. For more information, call LVAA at 896-2146.

“Mark Bourlakas: Reflections from the Margins” at Weber Gallery

The Weber Gallery, 1151 S. 4th St., 584-1239, is presenting “Mark Bourlakas: Reflections from the Margins” from Jan. 28-March 18. The opening reception is Friday, Jan. 28 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. “The work that makes up this exhibit is a collection of instant photographs combined with small sculptures created from cast off objects,” says Bourlakas. “Each […]

“Overarchery” at LOT

LOT, 233 W. Broadway, is having the opening reception of “Overarchery” on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 pm. For the exhibition, Paul Simmons and Will Tucker moved into the gallery on Jan. 6 and have been working to transform the space since. Simmons and Tucker use a broad range of visual media and processes to […]

FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Jan. 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. “Embrace and Release” at Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377, […]

Cincinnati Reds Caravan @ Louisville Slugger Field

Thursday, Jan. 27 Louisville Slugger Field www.batsbaseball.com Free; 6-8:30 p.m. The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan is a baseball tradition almost as old as Old Man Winter. Every January, the Reds load up a couple vanfulls of players and front-office bigwigs to barnstorm the cities near Cincinnati for a little Hot Stove League baseball talk. And […]

Beverly Fishman @ Kentucky School of Art

Jan. 27-28 Kentucky School of Art 618-4600 www.kentuckyschoolofart.org The Kentucky School of Art continues to bring national artists to Louisville. This time, we are getting a bonus. Beverly Fishman is both a visual artist and an art educator, so KSA has planned two programs to highlight her specialties. Both are free and open to the […]

s p a c e by Boris Zakic at Georgetown College

s  p  a  c  e is a solo exhibition by Boris Zakic at Georgetown College, 502-863-8399. The opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition runs through Feb. 24. This exhibition features new work by the artist, but still refers to many of the ideas he has examined during the past decade.

Literary LEO Party @ Monkey Wrench

Wednesday, Jan. 26 Monkey Wrench 1025 Barret Ave. • 582-2433 Free; 7 p.m. We have celebrated the area’s literary talents since the early days of our publication — that’s right, Literary LEO goes as far back as The Backstreet Boys, people. This issue features the winners of the annual contest, and tonight, we’ve invited them […]

“Shelter” by Carolyn Young Hisel at B. Deemer

B. Deemer Gallery, 2650 Frankfrot Ave., 896-6687, is presenting “Shelter” by Lexington artist Carolyn Young Hisel. The exhibition of new mixed media paintings continues through Feb. 26. “The longing for a safe place to rest demanded a voice in this current body of work, and as I constructed ephemeral spaces in the centers of the […]

KFW’s Hopscotch House retreat available for women visual artists

The Kentucky Foundation for Women’s Hopscotch House retreat requests for time and space from April 1 through June 12 are now available. A limited number of modest stipends are available for individual artists staying more than 3 days. The Hopscotch House will be closed May 27-31. Deadline: Feb. 18. 562-0045.

Author Karen Abbott @ Louisville Free Public Library

Monday, Jan. 24 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1644 www.lfpl.org Free; 7 p.m. She began the modern age of stripping and has been gone 40 years, but Gypsy Rose Lee even now seems to be revealing new sides to herself — and at a pace that would suit her spirit. A new […]

Swanson Reed Gallery is closing

Swanson Reed Gallery, 1377 Bardstown Rd., 452-2904, will close permanently as of Monday, Jan. 31. All non-consignment items are currently 40% off the ticket price. Please feel free to check the window for updated discounts as the closing date approaches. Additional sale events may occur, including a studio sale, so stay tuned.