Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘Mad at Miles’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

Nov. 30-Dec. 4 U of L Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814 louisville.edu/theatrearts $8-$12; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sun.) Though Miles Davis’ music was nothing short of legendary, he hit some painfully wrong notes in his marriage to Cicely Tyson. Atlanta-based author Pearl Cleage explores this story of abuse and others in […]

‘Airway to Heaven’ by Kyle Fokken @ Garner Narrative

Through Dec. 23 Garner Narrative 642 E. Market St.
• 641-8086 garnernarrative.com This exhibition is Toys R Us for artists. Kyle Fokken’s mixed-media sculptures, although inspired by toys, have a message. He asks the viewers to add “re-examine” (our belief system) to the green slogan “reduce, reuse, recycle.” “My work is based on a love of […]

Dayton Castleman @ The 930

Through Jan. 1 The 930 930 Mary St. • 338-3857 the930.org daytoncastleman.com Among Dayton Castleman’s many impressive titles such as multi-modal artist, writer, educator and curator, “choreographer” instantly jumped out at me. While we won’t be seeing any of Castleman’s dance work this time, (though please do take a peek at some on his website), […]

Call for art

The Carnegie Center for Art and History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association are accepting proposals from artists for the 2012 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Artists may download complete submission guidelines at the project website: www.napublicart.org (click on “For Artists”). The postmark deadline for artist proposals is January 3, 2012. The […]

KMAC announces new director

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W, Main St., has selected a new director. Aldy Milliken is moving from Sweden, where he had his own gallery, to Louisville in January. He’s originally from Massachusetts.

‘Our Unspoken Word(s)’ @ Rudyard Kipling

Monday, Nov. 28 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 therudyardkipling.com Free; 8 p.m. Every year, Actors Theatre of Louisville welcomes a new crop of apprentices and interns. You’ve seen them on stage as dancing elves and moving sets between scenes, or running through the lobby on some important mission before the show, […]

Weekend visual art events

The Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S. Third St., 637-4777, is having its Third Annual Under $50 Art Sale through Dec. 30. This show features 20+ local and regional artists. Works include paintings, assemblage, pottery, clay sculpture, glass sculpture, tunnel books, pinstripping, and more. Their Holiday Party is on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5-9 p.m. with giveaways, […]

Flame Run’s alternative to Black Friday

Flame Run’s online store is offering 10% off on Black Friday, Nov. 25 through Monday, Nov. 28.

Nov. 25 FAT Friday

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Nov. 25. 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. Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 502-561-0377, is hosting an artists’ […]

Weekender: Nov. 25-27

•ear X-tacy Closing Sale Nov. 26-27 ear X-tacy 2226 Bardstown Road • 452-1799 earx-tacy.com Free; noon-5 p.m. The end is nigh, fellow travelers. If anyone is left wondering whether ear X-tacy’s recent closure was a mere hiccup before the store returned like a phoenix … there’s this: For two abbreviated days, “everything will be sold,” […]

Communication Workshop @ Actors Theatre

Thursday, Dec. 1 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 749-5904 www.artofexchange.com 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn how to develop skills to think fast on your feet, wherever you are. The Art of Exchange blends the acting skills of improv with executive and sales communication techniques to identify and capitalize on each individual’s unique […]

Holiday discounts at Galerie Hertz

Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 551-1017, is offering discounts up to 25% on works by Kleinhelter, Pfannerstill, Hertz and others in their holiday exhibition on display through Dec. 31.

WFPK Fundraiser @ Headliners

Wednesday, Nov. 23 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 wfpk.org $10 adv., $12 DOS; 8 p.m. This benefit for Dare to Care’s food-raiser program collects canned goods and frozen turkeys for those in need, so thank Yum! Brands and WFPK for making it happen. As entertainment, Joseph Arthur has replaced the previously announced […]

Eric Phagan & more @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

Through Nov. 29 Tim Faulkner Gallery 815 E. Market St. • 381-1314 timfaulknergallery.com Over the past few years, the East Market Street district has transformed into an art gallery center. The culinary arts also call NuLu home, dishing up organic fare while moving toward sustainability. The transcendence of Market Street embraces the hip culture of […]

Free admission at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., is having free admission through Jan. 14. Admission is normally $6 for adults, free for museum members.

Julius Friedman on Kentucky Muse

Artist Julius Friedman will be on KET’s “Kentucky Muse” on Monday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 a.m.

The Weekender: Nov. 19-20

•Portland Bicentennial Celebration Saturday, Nov. 19 Portland Wharf Park 719 N. 32nd St. www.goportland.org Free; noon-3 p.m. Two centuries ago, Gen. William Lytle — founder of Cincinnati — sent one of his minions south to survey a swath of land on the Falls of the Ohio. With steamboat travel and maritime trade booming, it was […]

Weekend visual art events

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) will provide high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors with the opportunity to do a “hands-on” arts enrichment opportunity. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a master class, in their particular art form, led by a GSA faculty member or guest […]

Julius Friedman on “Kentucky Muse”

Artist Julius Friedman is the next subject on “Kentucky Muse” airing on KET on Monday, Nov. 21 at 10:30 p.m. (repeats on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 12:30 a.m.).

Anthony Hamilton @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Nov. 18 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 www.anthonyhamilton.com $45-$55; 8 p.m. Anthony Hamilton makes music that is timeless. His voice is equal parts Bobby Womack and Bill Withers — an incredible stew, especially during this abysmal period of modern R&B. He’s had to fight a bit in recent […]