Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Americans Who Tell the Truth” at KCAAH

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-4100, is showing Robert Shetterly’s portrait exhibit “Americans Who Tell the Truth” through Nov. 20 (closed Nov. 15-16). The 30 portraits are of influential Americans who stood up for the truth, including several Kentuckians. Each portrait is accentuated by a quote from each […]

Speed’s new driveway is now open

The Speed Art Museum’s new driveway and parking garage entrance is now open and accessible directly from Third Street.

Peep-Show Dance Party @ Vernon Club

Monday, Oct. 31 Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. • 568-3280 www.vernonclub.com $5; 8 p.m. When the Vernon Club opens its doors on Monday, there will be more going on than bowling and music — we’re talking naughty nocturnal spirits here, folks. Lexington’s Rebel Riot Revue will turn the Vernon into a sexy haunted house as […]

Matt Weir at “Food for Thought”

Reservations required. Sculptor Matt Weir is the next speaker at the Louisville Visual Art Association’s “Food for Thought” lunch and lecture series. Tuesday, Nov. 1 at noon, 3005 River Rd. $15 members, $20 non-members. Reservation deadline is noon on Monday, Oct. 31. 896-2146, ext. 100.

Weekend visual art events

Ceramicist Suzy Hatcher is having a pottery sale on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 308 S. Bayly Ave., 895-7735. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is holding a Halloween Drop-In Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $6 per person. Open to all ages. The […]

Weekender: Oct. 29-30

•Fairness Campaign Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 29 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. www.fairness.org Free ($20 suggested donation); 7-11 p.m. Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood … or so said master of macabre Vincent Price in Michael Jackson’s […]

Opening reception for “Le Coeur du Cheval”

The opening reception for “Le Coeur du Cheval,” new paintings by Jaime Corum, is on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at The Gallery at The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, 583-1234. With wine, food and Breeders’ Cup Championships “buzz.” And if you come on opening night, you will get a special preview of Jaime’s […]

Oct. 28 art events in New Albany

On Friday, Oct. 28, the opening reception for the Carnegie Center’s, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, new exhibit “Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat” from 6-8 p.m. will be just one of many great events happening in the vicinity that evening. Visitors to the Carnegie Center can walk across the street to the New […]

Jack O’Lantern Stroll @ Louisville Slugger Field

Friday, Oct. 28 Louisville Slugger Field www.dreamswithwings.org Free; 6-9 p.m. It’s the goal of any red-blooded American child to gather enough candy at Halloween to last until Christmas. To help facilitate this goal, family friendly Halloween events are a must. Cue the Dreams With Wings event, which includes a showing of more than 1,000 carved […]

Helmet @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

Friday, Oct. 28 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. • 636-0405 www.helmetmusic.com $15; 7:30 p.m. Co-founded by Page Hamilton in New York in 1989, Helmet and its heavy music — call it post-hardcore if you must — married aggression and precision, beginning with its 1991 debut Strap It On. Hamilton wasn’t your average angst-ridden barker/shredder, […]

FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Oct. 28. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.

Arts Council of Southern Indians presents “Create & Bloom”

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 812-949-4238, is presenting “Create & Bloom” on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. This evening of art and flowers is at Lavender Hill Floral, 360 Spring St. in Jeffersonville.

Army Navy @ Zanzabar

Thursday, Oct. 27 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-ZBAR www.wearearmynavy.com $10; 9 p.m. You know you’ve arrived when Morrissey gives you a nickname. “’80s Legs” is what Britain’s King of Brood affectionately dubbed Army Navy’s Justin Kennedy when the two met earlier this year. No sulking can be found on The Last Place, the […]

Meet Heike Endemann, Bernheim’s artist-in-residence

Bernheim’s artist-in-resident Heike Endeman will be showing her work on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4-7 p.m. in the Education Building. Appetizers and cash bar. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2499 Clermont Rd in Clermont, Ky., 502-955-8512.

National Acrobats of China @ Brown Theatre

Wednesday, Oct. 26 Brown Theatre • 584-7777 www.kentuckycenter.org $15+; 7:30 p.m. Gather up the kids, and get them to the Brown Theatre next Wednesday. Why? Because the place will be crawling with acrobats. Direct from Beijing, the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China will swarm the Brown with its unique brand of stunning […]

‘An Evening with Poe’ @ Frazier History Museum

Oct. 26-27, Nov. 1-3 Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. • 753-5663 www.fraziermuseum.org $15; 7:30 p.m. If you visit Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite in Baltimore, you’ll likely find a bottle of cognac and a few long-stem roses. Poe’s life was as dark and mysterious as his poetry and short stories. Known as the father […]

Barbara Crawford/Digital Immigrants @ Swanson Contemporary

Through November Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 www.swansonreedgallery.com Swanson Contemporary has two exhibitions currently on display. Barbara Crawford’s “Four Decades of Photography,” part of the Photo Biennial, covers a span of time, subjects and techniques. The retrospective, with photographs chosen by Crawford, shows an artist growing over the years, from her ’70s […]

Latin American Women Photographers at U of L

Arizona State University professor David William Foster will talk about “Founding Latin American Women Photographers” during the University of Louisville’s 10th annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The free, public talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. For more information, contact Rhonda Buchanan at […]

Art stolen from Gonzofest

Wil Sieg and Patrick White had their art stolen from The Monkey Wrench after the recent Gonzofest 2011. Contact Sieg at 650-0523 if have any information.

“DIVERGENTPATHS” at IUS

IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, 812-941-2118, is showing “DIVERGENTPATHS” by David Morrison and Bonnie Stahlecker in the Ogle Center’s Barr Gallery through Nov. 14.