Monthly Archives: October 2011

Richard Thompson @ Kentucky Center

Tuesday, Oct. 25 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. $28.50-$38.50; 7:30 p.m. Richard Thompson is one of my favorite songwriters, singers and guitarists of all of recorded history. Did you buy your ticket yet? As a journalist, I am supposed to be objective, but really, as primarily a music journalist, such […]

Photography classes at Yew Dell

Registration required. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old LaGrange Rd. in Crestwood, 502-241-4788, is holding two photography classes with former Southern Living photographer Joe Desciose on Nov. 4-5. Registration deadline: Nov. 3.

‘iPorn, or what you crave’ @ The Rudyard Kipling

Monday, Oct. 24 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. Free; 10 p.m. There was a time when porn lovers had to venture out of the house to procure their fetish films, either from the back rooms of video stores or seedy venues the likes of Blue Movies. The timid, meanwhile, were stuck with […]

Weekend visual art events

In conjunction with the Photo Biennial, the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, is hosting ten Canadian photographers who will be showing their work in the Mellwood galleries. The “Canadians Invade Kentucky” exhibition will be on display through October, with a grand opening and reception on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5:30-10 p.m. […]

C.J. Pressma at PYRO

The PYRO Gallery, 624 W. Main St., is showing “Many Views – One Vision” by C.J. Pressma from Oct. 20-Nov. 27. The opening reception is Friday, Oct. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Pressma is presenting a body of new work that explores his interests in abstractions and his interior realities in his exhibit of photographs. This […]

“Oxygen Art” at Swanson Contemporary

The Digital Immigrants are showing at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., from Oct. 21-Nov. 4. The works in the exhibition are being sold through an online auction at It continues through Nov. 30. Half of the proceeds from each piece will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Barbara Crawford at Swanson Contemporary Gallery

Barbara Crawford’s “Four Decades of Photography” is at the Swanson Contemporary Gallery, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466, through Nov. 26. This exhibition is part of the Photo Biennial. The opening is Friday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.

Kentucky Commission on Women seeking nominations

The Kentucky Commission on Women is currently seeking nominations of outstanding women for the “Kentucky Women Remembered” watercolor exhibit in the state Capitol. Nominees must have been born in or have spent a significant part of their lives in Kentucky, and may be living or deceased. Nominees’ actions or achievements should have influence outside their […]

Denise Burge @ Kentucky School of Art

Oct. 20-21 Kentucky School of Art 845 S. Third St. • 618-4600 The Kentucky School of Art is bringing Cincinnati artist Denise Burge to town. She works in multiple media but has a particular fondness for quilting. “Already highly romantic objects,” says Burge, “quilts exist as a physical analog to the forms and concepts […]

‘Rocky Horror Show’ @ The Connection

Oct. 20-31 The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. • 216-5502 $18-$20; 7:30 p.m. It’s astounding, time is fleeting — seriously, it’s Halloween already? That means it’s time for drag queens, saucy maids and groupies galore in Pandora Productions’ third annual presentation of Richard O’Brien’s cult classic “Rocky Horror Show.” Innocent nerds Brad and Janet […]

Photographers to speak on Floyds Fork

Louisville photographers Bob Hower, John Nation and Ted Wathen for a discussion of “The Vision of a Generation: Photographs from The Parklands of Floyds Fork” exhibit. The pictures on display at the Main Library were drawn from the more than 2,000 images that the photographers shot over the past four years at The Parklands. Thursday, […]

Louisville Artists Syndicate’s next Third Thursday

The Louisville Artists Syndicate is holding its next “Third Thursday” on Oct. 20 at the Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146. Free admission. Artist lecture: 6:30-7:30pm Kentucky School of Art visiting artist, Denise Burge will speak about her multi-media work that addresses human’s complex relationship with nature, and her own connection to the […]

Overall and Campbell at B. Deemer

B. Deemer Gallery, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687, is presenting “Landscape Paintings,” new oil paintings by Cynthia Kelly Overall and Betty Campbell on exhibit through Nov. 5. Overall and Campbell have painted together for years in Elizabethtown and are excited for the opportunity to show their work concurrently at B. Deemer Gallery. Overall has been exhibiting […]

‘Nosferatu’ @ Clifton Center

Wednesday, Oct. 19 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. $5; 7 p.m. “Nosferatu, that name alone can chill blood,” reads a title card, ripped from the diary of Johann Cavallius. The able historian of Bremen, Germany, describes the monster who brought the plague to his shores — a vampire styled long before the hunky rebrandings of […]

Tim Kidd @ Comedy Caravan

Oct. 19-23 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road $10+; various times The road is hard for traveling comedians, but you’d never know it seeing Louisville native Tim Kidd onstage. His high-octane performances explode from the outset and never slow down. Self-described as “a monkey with ADHD who needs Ritalin,” Kidd does a clean show that […]

Chapman, Friedman and Moh @ Firehouse Gallery

Through Oct. 29 Firehouse Gallery 221 S. Hancock St. 468-9393 (by appointment) While the Firehouse Gallery is part of the Photo Biennial featuring the photographs of Julius Friedman, it has stretched to include paintings by Cheryl Chapman and tea bowls Sebastian Moh. “(My) show is just a little reminder to slow down and look,” says […]

‘Blithe Spirit’ @ Henry Clay Building

Through Oct. 31 Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St. $21; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sun. matinees) Still in the mood for a hauntingly good tale this month? Good. The Bunbury Theatre presents “Blithe Spirit,” a comedy by writer/director/composer Noel Coward. The play — first produced in London’s West End in 1941 — is […]

Preservation Kentucky raffling Stephen Powell glass

Glass artist Stephen Powell has donated one of his pieces to Preservation Kentucky for a raffle. It’s on view at 21c, 700 W. Main St., through Wednesday, Dec. 7. Raffle tickets for the piece are available online at or by calling Preservation Kentucky, 306 W. Main St. in Frankfort, 502-871-4570.

Day of the Dead workshop at KMAC

Registration required. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is holding a Day of the Dead Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. Get in the spirit of Day of the Dead by creating a calaca. These skeleton figures, depicted wearing clothing and carrying out day-to-day tasks, are a […]

Taste of Louisville @ Mellwood Art Center

Monday, Oct. 17 Mellwood Art Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. $55; 6 p.m. Louisville is a tasty place indeed. Now in its 38th year, the annual Taste of Louisville event has moved to the Mellwood Art Center to allow for more space … to taste! More than 30 restaurants and beverage companies will be on […]