Weekend visual art events

Quilters’ Day Out, a gathering of Quilt Guilds in celebration of National Quilting Day, is Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway. The event showcases 23 area guilds, exhibits, vendors, door prizes, a quilt challenge with cash prizes, time to sit and sew, demonstrations, and workshops. Featured guest speakers are Patsy Shields, Mary Bauer, and Barbara Rogers. Admission is $3 plus a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to Mom’s Closet. For more information, contact Linda Slye at 266-7629 or Marilou Jacob at 742-0506.

The Kentucky School of Art, 618-4600, 845 S. Third St., is hosting an Open House on  Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Meet the teachers and students, see the school. Screenprint your own t-shirt. Refreshments served. This will be followed by Spalding University’s Open House at the Egan Learning Center, corner of Fourth and Breckenridge Streets at 1 p.m.

Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., 992-3270, is offering Beginning Beadmaking classes on March 12-13. This two-day class is designed to give students a basic overview of flameworking – a method of manipulating glass rods or tubes with heat (oxygen/propane blowtorch). Students will explore a variety of techniques and tool usage, while also learning about safety and equipment. Using Moretti (soft colorful glass from Italy), students will create an original collection of flameworked glass beads. Maximum 6 students. Registration required.

Preservation Louisville at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146, is presenting the next Hands on History Workshop on Saturday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. The topic is “Value Added — designing additions for historic homes.” $20 for Preservation Louisville members, $30 for non-members. Registration is required.

David McDonley is having his first solo show at Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor through April 30. The opening reception is Saturday, March 12 from 7-10 p.m.

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