Monthly Archives: May 2011

Kentucky Arts Council showing work of fellowship applicants

The Kentucky Arts Council is presenting a viewing of the visual artwork of applicants for the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Program on Tuesday, May 24 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ursuline Arts Center, 3114 Lexington Rd.

Summer art classes taught by Clare Hirn

Registration required. Artist Clare Hirn is offering summer art classes for teens ages 12-16.  Classes will take place at her studio at 552 E. Market St. in two sessions: June 27-July 1 and July 25-29. Students will collaboratively create mural paintings. For more information, please contact Hirn at 802-4744.

Summer children’s art classes at KMAC

Registration deadline is May 30. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is offering KidArt Camp this summer. Grades K-1: June 13-17, Grades 2-3: June 27-July 1, Grades 4-5: July 11-15. 10:00 am-3:00 pm daily. $149 for KMAC members / $174 for non-members. Grades 6-8 have Blackacre Art at Blackacre Nature Preserve on July 25-29 from […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, May 23 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. Featuring musical guest Doug Van Gundy and poets Carolyn Guinzio and Davis McCombs.

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, Cabaret Life Drawing welcomes Acrobatic Contortionist and Circus Director, Bethan Kannapell. Bethan is a regular (and one of the most popular) models at CLD. She has performed and directed circus productions around the country and is a member of the Circus Performance Group at Warren Wilson College. She has directed her own circus […]

Weekend visual art events

The Communities of Southern Indiana are presenting an Art Trolley Hop on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Trolleys will leave all day from the Howard Steamboat Museum on the hour and the Arts Council of Southern Indiana and Hidden Hill on the 1/2 hour. $15 includes admission and transportation to all three locations. […]

“Tiny Toes” by Morgan Grubola book signing

Morgan Grubola will be signing her book “Tiny Toes: A Creative Movement Class for Young Children” at Barnes & Noble at the Summit store on Saturday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m.

Weekender: May 21-22

•Forest Fest Saturday, May 21 Jefferson Memorial Forest 11311 Mitchell Hill Road • 368-5404 $5 per carload; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Some folks have a problem with the government, I hear. They say they’ve been taxed enough already, or that the CIA is spying on their hot tub. I’m not saying those things aren’t true, but […]

“Heat Prints” at Zephyr Gallery

Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646, is hosting an exhibit entitled “Heat Prints” by Louisville artist Tom Butsch from Friday, May 20-June 25. The artist reception is on May 20 from 5-8 p.m. “Heat Prints” is a body of work that is part alchemy, part chance, honed over a 20 year exploration of the […]

“Home Thrown, Home Grown” pottery sale

Louisville Clay is joining up with the Bardstown Road Farmer’s Market to present “Home Thrown, Home Grown,” an annual pottery clay event this Friday and Saturday. Deer Park Baptist Church parking lot, 1733 Bardstown Rd. Friday, May 20, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Louisville Loves Mountains @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Friday, May 20 Carmichael’s Bookstore 1295 Bardstown Road • 456-6950 www.carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 4-10 p.m. Carmichael’s Bookstore and Heine Bros. Coffee present the third annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival Friday at the Carmichael’s location in the Highlands. The festival is a fundraiser for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, an organization that advocates community involvement and organization. The […]

Home Thrown, Home Grown Sale @ Deer Park Baptist Church

May 20-21 Deer Park Baptist Church 1733 Bardstown Road www.louisvilleclay.org Free; 3-8 p.m. (Fri.), 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sat.) Bardstown Road in the Highlands is usually a great place to people-watch — but this weekend, there are a plethora of reasons to head there. We’ve got Bardstown Bound Friday night (4-9 p.m.), the Bardstown Road Farmers […]

Louisville Pirate Weekend @ J. Gumbo’s

May 20-22 J. Gumbo’s 8603 Citadel Way • 493-4720 www.louisvillefencing.org Free; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. With the fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” film set to hit theaters on Friday, the Louisville Fencing Club is riding the wave of pirate fever with the first-ever Louisville Pirate Weekend. Led by Les Stawicki, former head coach of the Polish […]

Astronomy 101 @ E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park

Thursday, May 19 E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park $5; 5-7 p.m. Come to the Louisville Astronomical Society’s Urban Astronomy Center located in E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park tonight for the first in a series of Astronomy 101 classes. They will be covering different types of telescopes and how they work. They will also discuss Earth’s […]

Ignite the Night @ Creation Gardens

Thursday, May 19 Creation Gardens 725 E. Market St. www.leadershiplouisville.org Free; 5-7 p.m. A wine social for young professionals courtesy of Leadership Louisville Center along with partners Brown-Forman Corporation and Northwestern Mutual. Young professionals are invited to sample Brown-Forman wines while networking in a relaxed atmosphere.

Preservation Louisville’s Top 10 lists

Preservation Louisville has announced its 2011 Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places & Top 10 Preservation Successes. A “most endangered” list is a preservation tool for recognizing sites with historic, cultural or archaeological significance that are directly threatened or in immediate danger of being lost. “Preservation Successes” recognizes the preservation projects that have successfully rehabilitated and […]

Paul Hornung exhibit @ Portland Museum

Wednesday, May 18 Portland Museum 2308 Portland Ave. • 776-7678 www.goportland.com $7; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Tue.-Thu.) The Portland Museum opens a new permanent exhibit today featuring the memorabilia of football great — and Portland neighborhood boy — Paul Hornung. A member of every national football hall of fame, Hornung first made headlines at Louisville’s Flaget […]

Rock Docs @ Kentucky Center

May 18 & 25 Kentucky Center www.kentuckycenter.org $7; 7 p.m. After being disowned by his mother for playing the devil’s music, Chester Arthur Burnett — aka Howlin’ Wolf — grew to be a giant on the electric blues scene in 1950s Chicago. Howlin’ Wolf’s sound still echoes today, with Hall of Famers like Keith Richards […]

Paintings by Stephanie Foster @ Wayside Expression Gallery

Through May 31 Wayside Expression Gallery at Hotel Louisville 120 W. Broadway • 836-7661 Life is full of mishaps — nothing new about that. Stir in the violence of nature, the plight of women and poverty to make it even more despondent. Stephanie Foster’s art speaks for the disenfranchised, especially women. Her series “Natural Disasters […]

“The Fortune Teller” by Caravaggio @ Speed Art Museum

Through June 5 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. • 634-2700 www.speedmuseum.org If you like your art mixed with scandal, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) is your man. This bad boy lived in society’s underbelly, a lifestyle that led to bar fights and even murder. His “day job” as a painter of baroque canvases […]