Monthly Archives: August 2011

Work by Laura Ross and Dennis Shaffner highlighted at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s September Artists of the Month are Laura Ross and Dennis Shaffner. These artists will be featured in KMAC’s Sales Gallery during the month. 715 W. Main St., 589-0102

“Kentucky Antiques from the Noe Collection” at the Speed

The Speed Art Museum, 634-2700, 2035 S. Third St., has on display 119 examples of early Kentucky furniture, paintings and other objects from the Noe collection. It will be up until further notice.

Waterfront Wednesday @ Harbor Lawn

Wednesday, Aug. 31 Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park Free; 6 p.m. Tonight’s lineup is: Katie Herzig, Ha Ha Tonka, and Sarah Jaffe.

Gebhardt Marshall Gallery available for exhibitions

The Gebhardt Marshall Gallery, 801 E. Market St., is available from Sept.- April. Individual wall space, partial or entire gallery option. Contact Angela Gebhardt at

Gillian Welch @ Brown Theatre

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 584-7777 $29.50; 7:30 p.m. How does she do it? To the casual ear, Gillian Welch’s folk/country songs can seem painfully earnest. Her voice doesn’t infuse a lot of character for its own sake. And the bluegrass/gospel-flavored arrangements she fashions with partner Dave Rawlings could be […]

Justin Townes Earle @ Headliners

Tuesday, Aug. 30 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $12 adv., $15 door; 9 p.m. A descendent of music royalty (son of Steve Earle, named after Townes Van Zandt and, legend has it, conceived in the musty palace that is Nashville’s most notorious dive bar, Springwater), it shouldn’t come as a surprise […]

‘Sense & Sensibility’ @ Actors Theatre

Aug. 30-Sept. 24 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 $24-$59; various times Actors Theatre celebrates the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s first novel, “Sense & Sensibility,” with founding artistic director Jon Jory’s adaptation of the classic comic tale of romance and redemption. The Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, find themselves […]

“A Taste for Art & History” fundraiser at the Carnegie

The Carnegie Center’s 15th annual fundraising event “A Taste for Art & History” will be on Friday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 pm. Held at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, it features a wide variety of beverages, cheeses and other food. Guests enjoy a silent auction where they may acquire artwork, […]

Art stolen from Kentucky State Fair

A hand-carved walking stick featuring a Harley Davidson skull has been stolen from the Kentucky State Fair. Artist Greg Miles is asking for it back, no questions asked. If you have the stick, turn it in at the entry booth at the Fair. If you know who took it, a reward is being offered for […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, Aug. 29 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. This month’s series features author Adam Clay with music by Amos Hopkins.

Weekender: Aug. 27-28

•Brew at the Zoo & Wine Too Saturday, Aug. 27 The Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way $45-$89; 4-9 p.m. It’s been suggested that people who don’t like animals can’t be trusted. I’ve actually heard The Bar Belle say the same thing about people who don’t like beer. And while I don’t endorse such sweeping […]

Weekend visual art events

The Louisville Visual Arts Association’s Children’s Fine Art Class (CFAC) program, 896-2146, is now enrolling students for the Fall 2011 semester. CFAC is a scholarship-based fine arts program and admission into CFAC is competitive, and granted by invitation only. Class placement is administered on a first come, first serve basis with only 12 students per core class […]

Brigid Kaelin @ Monkey Wrench

Friday, Aug. 26 Monkey Wrench 1025 Barret Ave. • 582-2433 $5; 7 p.m. One of the more popular solo artists to hit Louisville in the past decade is doing what many have done before her — leaving Louisville for a bigger city. But it’s not Nashville or Austin, the obvious choices; no, she’s moving […]

FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Aug. 26. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Ave. from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.

Art @ Bristol Highlands

Thursday, Aug. 25 Bristol Bar and Grille Highlands Featuring new work by artists Aberyln Sweetland-May, Chris Little, Danielle Maudlin, Miri Fetko, Jessica Elam, Veronica Greenwell and more.

Art opening at Bristol

On Thursday, Aug. 25 from 6 p.m.-midnight, the Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, will celebrate local artists with an art opening featuring food and drink specials. The new work includes paintings, drawings and photographs by Aberlyn Sweetland-May, Curtis Little, Danielle Maudlin, Miri Fetko, Jessica Elam and Veronica Greenwell.

‘STIRRING’ @ The 930

Through Sept. 12 The 930 930 Mary St. • 338-5857 You can stir cream into your coffee, but how do you stir art? Don’t have to — it stirs you. The premise of “STIRRING” is to make us think. Denise Burge’s series “Procession of the Great Destroyer” features that hell-in-a-hand-basket feeling that was the […]

‘Artistic Visions of the Hereafter’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Through Sept. 17 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 Opposable thumbs, speech, our ability to accessorize — there are many arguments for what sets us apart from animals. The Kaviar Gallery’s latest exhibit proposes that it is not poetry or Prada that make us unique, but the remembrance of loved ones who […]

‘Through My Viewfinder’ @ Gallery M

Through Sept. 30 Gallery M Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 There’s a sense of nostalgia in the photographs of George Barnett. Maybe it has to do with the expired Polaroid film he uses. It could also be the simple and oftentimes peaceful subject matter he prefers, like what we […]

Call for artists

Koch and Company, a new gallery at 10978 Dixie Hwy. in Valley Station, is seeking artists for their Dixie Alternative Art Show on Saturday, Oct. 8. Details on the website.