Monthly Archives: September 2011

Weekend visual art events

Smithsonian Magazine’s seventh annual Museum Day is Saturday, Sept. 24. The following museums will be free: Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, Locust Grove, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum and Speed Art Museum. You must download the Museum Day Ticket for free admittance. It is available to download at […]

“Luminosity” and “Tell You What” at LOT

“Luminosity” by Shih Chieh Huang and “Tell you What” by Mickey Smith open at Land of Tomorrow, 233 W. Broadway, on Friday, Sept. 23 with a reception at 7 p.m. Both shows continue through Oct. 23.

Weekender: Sept. 24-25

•NuLu Festival Saturday, Sept. 24 700 block of East Market Street Free; 2-11 p.m. Even a designer neighborhood needs an annual block party. NuLu, the contemporary art gallery district around East Market Street, has grown to include a bustling upscale dining and shopping district over the last couple of years, and the recent addition […]

Global Gourmet @ Creation Gardens

Friday, Sept. 23 Creation Gardens 725 E. Market St. $60; 6:30-11 p.m. Since 1990, Kentucky Refugee Ministries has orchestrated the resettlement of 8,000 refugees fleeing persecution from all corners of the world. They’re both welcoming committee and longtime friend for new lives being built in Louisville. KRM covers immediate shelter and food concerns while […]

Latin Rooftop Dance Party @ Glassworks

Friday, Sept. 23 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. $10/$25 includes tapas and tequila; 8 p.m. to midnight A Latin dance party under the stars with tapas and tequila to boot? Sounds like the perfect way to spend an early fall night on the town. Granted, I don’t know how to do the merengue and […]

Jenny Owen Youngs @ Zanzabar

Friday, Sept. 23 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $10; 9 p.m. It’s always a treat when singer-songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs stops in town, and it’s been a while since her last visit in 2009. Back then she was promoting Transmitter Failure, her second full-length. Now she’s working on a new album and is hitting […]

Louisville Improvisors @ The Bard’s Town

Sept. 23-24 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $10; 7:30 p.m. This weekend, The Bard’s Town belongs to The Louisville Improvisors, as they have two completely different shows for you Friday and Saturday night.  Friday they will do their usual brand of music and comedy while performing alongside the debut of The […]

Jane Morgan Gallery extends current show

The Jane Morgan Studio and Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center, 592-7835, has extended its current still life exhibition through mid-October. The artists on display are Kyle Bianconcini, Katie Burke, Penny Diamond, Jean Distler, Suzanne Dougherty, Caron Fausel, Sally LaBaugh, Jane Morgan, Rita Neblett, Glenna Pfieffer, George McCracken, Pat Ritter, Robert Purol, Debsy Shwab, Pam Stockard, and Voltcho […]

‘Rough Cut: Artwork Inspired by Film’ @ O.Z. Gallery

Thursday, Sept. 22
 O.Z. Gallery 1710 Frankfort Ave. $1 (suggested donation); 6-9 p.m. Film is the second most expensive art form there is, just behind architecture. It certainly has a trickle-down effect, as this exhibition at O.Z. Gallery attests. “Art begets art,” according to Bobby Barbour and Sarah Katherine Davis, two participants in the show. […]

Louisville Artists Syndicate @ LVAA

Thursday, Sept. 22 Louisville Visual Art Association 3005 River Road • 896-2146 Free; 7-9 p.m. Calling all visual artists, filmmakers and musicians: There’s a new syndicate in town — without the sinister undertones usually associated with the word. The Louisville Artists Syndicate plans to gather creative types at events that will occur on the […]

Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, Sept. 22 Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater 584-7777 $25; 8 p.m. What the funk? You’ve heard the songs from “The Sound of Music” all your life — you know them like you know your own name, or your favorite comic book. Well, hold on to your butts, because on Thursday, Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata will […]

The Wandas @ Uncle Slayton’s

Thursday, Sept. 22 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway • 657-9555 $8; 8:30 p.m. The Wandas first came together at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Maybe they were majoring in music history, because the quartet’s sound is peculiarly retro. But you’ll never feel hit over the head with a “let’s all leave this place because the […]

Tatjana Krizmanic at B. Deemer Gallery

“Whispered Tales” by Tatjana Krizmanic is at B. Deemer Gallery, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687, through Oct. 5.

Waterfront Wednesday @ Big Four Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 21 Big For Lawn, Waterfront Park Free; 6 p.m. Tonight’s lineup features They Might Be Giants, J. Roddy Walston and The Deloreans.

LVAA and Speed Museum offer classes

Reservations are required. The Louisville Visual Art Association and the Speed Art Museum are presenting the “Fall Series of Four.” The classes are on screenprinting (on Sept. 25), jewelry making (on Oct. 9), fashion illustration (on Oct. 16) and fiber art (on Oct. 23). $55 for members of LVAA or Speed, $65 for non-members. LVAA, […]

Call for art

“Inspired by Bernheim” is a plein air opportunity for artists to utilize Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest’s natural beauty as the subject matter for a juried exhibition. Artists will be given the opportunity to paint in the setting of their choice throughout Bernheim’s arboretum now through September 31. Artists will receive a certificate for free […]

Bob Edwards at the Carnegie Center

Reservations are required and must be made by Tuesday, Sept. 20. In his new book “A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio,” Louisville native Bob Edwards recounts his career as one of the most important figures in modern broadcasting, describing his journey on the radio waves through his exit from NPR and “Morning […]

Anthony Redfeather Nava at Carnegie

Registration is required. The Carnegie Center’s next Lunch & Learn speaker is Anthony Redfeather Nava on “Native American Genealogy” on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 12-1 p.m. He will discuss Native Indian culture, focusing on genealogy, history and the movement of Native people. This program will provide the opportunity for questions and answers. Bring your own […]

Patience Chaitezvi @ Bellarmine University & IU Southeast

Sept. 19-20 Bellarmine University & IU Southeast Sept. 19: lecture, Bellarmine, 7 p.m. Sept. 20: performance class, IUS, 4 p.m. Straight outta Zimbabwe, mbira player Patience Chaitezvi is making a very special mini-tour of Louisville this week. On Sunday night, she’ll play a concert at Bellarmine, where she’ll return on Monday evening for a […]

Visual art fellowship

Now in its 7th year, the Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowships were established to increase public awareness of contemporary art in Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The intent of the fellowship is to reward creativity and encourage emerging and established individual artists by supporting their artistic development. 2011 Fellowship Eligibility Criteria: 25 or older Resident of […]