Weekend visual art events

The Louisville Artisans Guild’s “Spring Showcase 2011” is March 26-27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the American Legion Post, 2919 Bardstown Rd.

ArtsWORK-New Albany is presenting a series of free monthly workshops at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, for artists focusing on career development skills and issues faced by artists with disabilities. On Saturday, March 26 from 10-11 am, Al Gorman, artist and Director of Studio Arts for Zoom Group, will be discussing StudioWorks, a unique studio/gallery for adult artists with developmental disabilities, and what he looks for in an artist’s portfolio. Zoom Group is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping adults with developmental disabilities experience a sense of belonging to the community. Pre-registration required.

Preservation Louisville, Inc., Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146, is sponsoring a Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshops on Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Participants will learn how to properly complete the three-part application and receive one-on-one assistance with questions they may have about rehabilitating their historic building or home utilizing the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. $20 Preservation Louisville members, $30 non-members. Registration is required. 

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, is hosting “French Vacation Family Day” on Saturday, March 26 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. It will feature a hands-on family workshop that combines watercolor and photography led by artist Samantha Whitaker. Claude Monet himself will be roaming the galleries (as interpreted by character actor Mark Sawyer-Dailey). Live music from the Impressionist period will be performed by musicians in the Sculpture Court. Jenny Jochim will be leading a plein air workshop on the Museum’s front lawn. Your inspired poems will be translated into French with the help of University of Louisville French students and you can create their own landscape painting or experiment with a variety of Impressionist mediums in The Spirit of Impressionism Family Lab. $10 adults, $5 children under 17 years-old, and free for members and children under 3.

Creative Diversity, 212-9474, 107 S. Ewing Ave., is having a Pasta Bowl Feast fundraiser on Saturday, March 26 from 4-8 p.m. It will be held at the City Cafe at 505 W. Broadway. Tickets: $8 pre-purchased at the studio, $10 at the door. Pottery bowls created by local artists are also available for purchase.

Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 635-3727, is presenting Ray Kleinhelter’s “The Figure and the Landscape” and Morgan Fisher’s “Horses and Birds.” The opening reception is on Sunday, March 27 from 1-4 p.m. with music by Charles Rivera.

Howard Steamboat Museum, 812-283-3728, 1101 E. Market St. in Jeffersonville is presenting “Spring into Art” from March 27-April 15. The exhibition contains work of 100 artists coming from counties within a 50-mile radius of the museum. The public reception is Sunday, March 27 from 2-4 p.m.

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