Monthly Archives: March 2011

Call for art — is seeking submissions for the upcoming exhibition “LoCAL.eats.” The exhibition will take place in the fall of 2011 and the theme is based entirely around food. For more information, visit

Patrick Jilbert is KMAC’s new artist-in-residence

Patrick Jilbert is the new artist-in-residence at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102. The 27 year-old artist is self-taught, and is influenced by history, pop culture and language. His website is

Oriental Rug Event at Just Creations

Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Ave., 897-7319, is holding their Annual Fair Trade Oriental Rug Event on March 23-26. An Introduction to Oriental Rugs Seminar will be held at the store on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Rug artisans are beginning to rebuild their lives after the severe flooding in Pakistan last August. Approximately 300 […]

Grasmere Writers @ The Bard’s Town

Wednesday, March 23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 Free; 7 p.m. It’s a storytime hour for adults — and it’s one where you’re allowed to eat and drink while listening, and your feet and butt won’t fall asleep from sitting on the floor. Isn’t it fun to hear a story aloud once […]

‘Return to Main Street’ @ Cressman Center

Through April 16 Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. • 852-4483 With Louisville going through yet another art upheaval right now, we can gather inspiration from the late artist/entrepreneur Leo Zimmerman. Zimmerman, aka Leo Wrye, knew Louisville’s 1950s arts community well. Upon his return to the city after living in Paris, […]

‘Landscapes’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Through May 28 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 It case you missed the official date, spring started Monday. To get us in the mood for flowers, trees and all growing things, Kaviar Forge & Gallery is showing the group exhibition “Landscapes.” Each of the eight Kentucky artists (Brian Bailey, Catherine […]

Martin Rollins at B. Deemer Gallery

B. Deemer Gallery, 896-6687, 2650 Frankfort Ave., presents “Oil Pastels” by Louisville artist Martin Rollins. The exhibition of new works on paper continues through April 30. “My current work is concerned with conveying a sense of place in oil pastels and related materials. In this I am less concerned with rendering 
a specific site and […]

“Painting Oldham County in Plein Air” at Gallery 104

“Painting Oldham County in Plein Air” is on view at Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in La Grange, 502-222-3822, from March 22-May 14. An artists’ reception is on Friday, march 25 from 6-8 p.m.

Al Gorman to speak at ArtsWORK-New Albany

Pre-registration required. 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 […]

Call for art — Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor

Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor is hosting the 2011 Beatersville Art Show, part of the Beatersville Car & Bike Show. It will run from May 4-June 25, with the art party on May 27. If you are interested in participating in this group show (and your artwork suits this theme), contact Suzanne at the Liberty Tattoo and Art […]

Monica Mahoney @ 21c

Tuesday, March 22 21c Museum Atrium Gallery 702 W. Main St. • 217-6347 Free; 7 p.m. While enjoying your wine and cheese at Proof, have you ever noticed the large portraits in the dining room, each showing a woman walking? Who are these women, and where are they going? The paintings are the work […]

Amazing Acro-Cats @ Kentucky Center

March 22-23 MeX Theater, Kentucky Center 584-7777 $19 ($16 for 12 and under); 7 p.m. Cats can do some pretty weird shit — that’s a given. But have you ever seen them ride a skateboard, roll a barrel, walk on a tightrope or play in a band? That’s the gist behind this traveling show […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

Advance registration is 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 […]

Drawing for Marvin Finn work at KMAC

The Kentucky Art and Craft Museum is giving one lucky individual the opportunity to win a piece of Kentucky’s folk art history. Art lovers can purchase a chance to win one of Marvin Finn’s signature large roosters for $20 per ticket. The piece is valued at $2,500 and measures 36″ tall, 25″ side to side, and […]

Hamilton Loomis @ Stevie Ray’s

Monday, March 21 Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar 230 E. Main St. • 582-9945 $10; 7 p.m. When blues guitar legend Bo Diddley made his final recorded appearance on “You Got to Wait,” a duet on Hamilton Loomis’ 2007 album Ain’t Just Temporary, he completed a cycle of musical inspiration. Loomis, considered by many critics […]

Cigar Box Shrine Workshop at Carnegie

Registration is required by Wednesday, March 23 The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a Cigar Box Shrine Workshop for Adults on Saturday, March 26 from 1-4 p.m. Create your own personal shrine to nature, Elvis or your Grandma. The workshop will be led by ENID artist, Jacque Parsley. You can bring your […]

Call for art — Arts Council of S. Indiana

Schmitt Furniture, The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, and the New Albany YMCA, are collaborating to create a community mural for the upcoming New Albany Bicentennial in 2013. The mural will be located on the side of the Historic Schmitt Furniture Building in Historic Downtown New Albany. The mural will be created as part of […]

Funds for the Arts president said to be retiring

Allan Cowen, President of the Fund for the Arts, is said to be retiring at the end of April (this has not been announced officially).

Weekend visual art events

The Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Crafted: The Market is Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $8 ($3 off coupon on website), children 15 and under free. Parking $8. Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing B. Irish Heritage Day at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, get lucky in Kentucky with an Irish twist, with “Mr. Leprechaun” modeling for your drawing pleasure. Cabaret Life Drawing is an evening of provocative inspiration. An array of models – from burlesque starlets to ballerinas, body builders to fetish models, circus contortionists to costume designers – will perform and pose for the audience to sketch. This class […]