Monthly Archives: April 2011

Call for art

The “Dignity of Aging” art show and Gala is seeking submissions for an art exhibition. GuardiaCare Services is a non-profit agency providing care management, guardianship, representative payee and medical adult day services to at-risk adults. To illustrate the dignity of aging, a juried art show and gala will be held on June 10 at the […]

Glacier Run Bear Habitat @ Louisville Zoo

Tuesday, April 26 Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way • 459-2181 www.louisvillezoo.org/glacierrun Zoo admission: $12.95 (adults), $9.50 (children) Everyone loves polar bears; it doesn’t matter that they could bite your face off without much effort. We love to watch them swim and play — and the Louisville Zoo knows that. After six years of preparation, Tuesday […]

Studio/gallery space for rent

The building at 825 S. Floyd St. has multiple spaces for rent. Other residents in the building include Deven 7 Studios, KLT Print Services and Louise Cecil Costumes. The building has free off-street parking. It’s two blocks from Broadway and 1/2 block from Breckenridge. Floyd Street is a two-way road with access to I-65 in […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, harpist Jordan Andrews will model 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 is for professional […]

Weekender: April 23-24

•Mighty Kindness Hootenanny Saturday, April 23 Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave. www.mightykindness.org Free; noon-5 p.m. “The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life,” wrote noted astronomer, writer and cannabis advocate Carl Sagan. “There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. […]

Weekend visual art events

Join the co-curators Leticia Bajuyo and Karen Gillenwater of the exhibit “ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors” and some of the artists for a gallery talk on Saturday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336. “Flora & Fauna” at the 930, […]

Photographer Debb Larr at Leslie Spetz Gallery

Photographer Debb Larr is showing at the Leslie Spetz Custom Picture Framing and Gallery, 2400-C Lime Kiln Lane, 426-8880. The show of heritage/rare breed domestic animals is her first solo exhibition. The opening is on Friday, April 22 at 5-7 p.m. and will remain up through May.

Free Seedlings @ Rainbow Blossom

Friday, April 22 Rainbow Blossom (all locations) www.rainbowblossom.com Earth Day is upon us, which means it’s time for Rainbow Blossom’s annual seedling giveaway. They’ll be giving away 800 Kentucky-grown seedlings – 400 Eastern Redbuds and 400 Gray Dogwoods – on Earth Day, Friday, April 22.  The seedlings will be available at all five Rainbow Blossom […]

Youth Poetry Slam @ Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

Friday, April 22 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. $10; 6 p.m. Generation iSpeak is sponsoring this youth poetry slam.

ConGlomeration @ Crowne Plaza Louisville

April 22-24 Crowne Plaza Louisville 830 Phillips Lane www.conglomeration.info $30/day ($40 for weekend pass) ConGlomeration, Louisville’s own multimedia science fiction and fantasy convention, brings its family-friendly brand of organized geekery to Easter Weekend, from noon on Friday, April 22 through 2pm Sunday, April 24. For a mere $40, you can enjoy 50 uninterrupted hours of […]

‘Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ @ Alley Theater

April 22-30 Alley Theater 1205 E. Washington St. • 713-6178 www.thealleytheater.org $15-$18; 8 p.m. Whether you’re down with J.C. or not, you’re likely familiar with his big story, and the name Judas probably rings a bell — and not a good one. Stephen Adly Guirgis’ profound dark comedy picks up Judas’ story where it left […]

Huff Gallery featuring photorealist Frank Weisberg

The Huff Gallery at Spalding University, 853 Library Lane, 585-9911 ext. 2360, is presenting Frank Weisberg’s “Still Life Series” through May 15. Weisberg specializes in photorealistic paintings.

Mint Julep Contest @ O’Shea’s Irish Pub

Thursday, April 21 O’Shea’s Irish Pub 956 Baxter Ave. Free; 5-7 p.m. It’s spring, and mint is in the air. We can officially order mint juleps without eye-rolls from bartenders or strange looks from out-of-towners. Besides the manhattan, the mint julep is my favorite drink, which is why I’m honored to be a judge in […]

KY Author Forum @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, April 21 Kentucky Center 584-7777 • www.kentuckycenter.org $10; 6 p.m. Garrison Keillor’s radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion” is part of my Sunday ritual. On more than one occasion, I’ve been spotted sitting in a parked car at my destination, listening intently as Keillor wraps up a tale about the fictional Minnesota town […]

‘A Play Called The Spy and The Playwright’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

April 21-23 U of L Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Fourth St. • 852-6814 www.louisville.edu/theatrearts Free; 8 p.m. It’s a play about writing a play — with spies. The young, talented and hilarious Corey Music and Nick Potter, who premiered “Hell’s Awesome” last spring, are back with some fresh material, presented by U of L’s student-run […]

Bill Fletcher at the Jane Morgan Gallery

The Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center in the Arcade, 592-7835, is featuring the Lexington plein air painter Bill Fletcher. The opening reception is Thursday, April 21 from 5-8 p.m. the exhibition runs through May 31.

Taste of Derby Festival @ Slugger Field

Wednesday, April 20 Slugger Field www.tasteofderbyfestival.org $75; 5:30-8:30 p.m. Celebrating its 24th year, the Dare to Care Food Bank “Taste of Derby Festival” will be held tonight at Slugger Field. Sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation, the “Taste of Derby Festival” is one of the most popular events of the Kentucky Derby Festival and the largest fundraising event for Dare […]

Penny Sisto at ArtsWORK

Registration required. ArtsWORK-New Albany Program is presenting Penny Sisto on Saturday, April 23 from 10-11 a.m. to talk about “The Quilt I Never Made.” Known for exploring socially challenging subjects such as AIDS, racism and poverty, Sisto will informally discuss how artists incorporate their own life stories into their work while demonstrating her quilt making techniques. Carnegie […]

‘Figure & Landscape,’ ‘Horses & Birds’ @ Galerie Hertz

Through April 30 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. • 635-3727 www.billyhertzgallery.com Ray Kleinhelter’s “The Figure and the Landscape” is a slight departure for the artist. Well known for his cityscapes, it seems Kleinhelter has revealed a hidden passion for the human figure. But after a bit of study, viewers will still recognize the artist’s […]

‘Trompe l’Oeil, What Seems to Be’ @ Gallery on Pearl

Through May 21 The Gallery on Pearl
 222 Pearl St., New Albany 812-542-0780
 www.thegalleryonpearl.com Regular readers know I’m a sucker for trompe l’oeil. Fooling me into thinking something made out of wood, paint or, in this case, clay is not what it seems never ceases to delight. It’s time to hail a new master. Susan […]