Monthly Archives: December 2011

‘2 Generations’ @ Cressman Center

Through Jan. 21 Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. • 852-0288 The late Anne Cooper Dobbins, a native of Louisville, was heavily influenced by a figurative approach to art — an approach common to her mentor and longtime friend Stephen Pace. The two artists will once again be joined in art […]

‘New Work’ @ Jane Morgan Gallery

Through Jan. 31 Jane Morgan Gallery 4838 Brownsboro Center • 592-7835 One must be passionate to paint outdoors in the (insert weather conditions here). I’m like Goldilocks in the house of the three bears — it can’t be too hot, too cold, but just right. That’s why I appreciate the hearty folks who list […]

Stites new chief curator at 21c

Alice Gray Stites is the new chief curator and director of arts programming at 21c; the position was formerly held by William Morrow.

Peterson Memorial Fund donations go to ACSI

The Memorial Fund for former LEO columnist Tom Peterson has been given to the Arts Council of Southern Indiana.

David Metcalf at Salvo

Salvo Collective, 216 S. Shelby St., 614-6381, is showing “Life without Industry … Industry without Art” by David Metcalf through Jan. 31.

Arts Council of Southern Indiana holiday raffle

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is holding a holiday raffle their lobby, 820 E. Market Street in New Albany, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. $1 buys a chance to win some great prizes. We have a bear tree, Rembrandt, the collectible bear (valued at $150) and a holiday gift basket filled with goodies.

Speed Museum to close for three years

The Speed Art Museum will close in Oct. 2012 for renovations and new additions. It is expected to open in the fall of 2015.

Sons of Tonatiuh @ The Rudyard Kipling

Monday, Dec. 19 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 $5; 9 p.m. Atlanta, well-known home of R&B and pop-country acts, is also home to Sons of Tonatiuh, sludgey doom metal “miscreants” (their word) coming through to lay waste to the decidedly un-metal Rudyard Kipling. Aquarius Records wrote in their newsletter, “The […]

Weekend visual art events

E&S Gallery, 108 10th St., is holding its Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 12-5 p.m. Up to 75% off specially marked items.

“2 Generations” at Cressman

U of L’s Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St., 852-4483, is showing “Anne Cooper Dobbins and Stephen Pace: 2 Generations” through Jan. 21. The exhibition of paintings is by Anne Cooper Dobbins and her mentor, Stephen Pace. Although an opening reception will not be held, a reception will take place during the […]

Blue Apple Players at 21c

The Blue Apple Players, in collaboration with 21c Museum Hotel and the Center for Neighborhood’s PAL Coalition, is presenting an art-inspired drama on Monday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at 21c, 700 W. Main St., 582-6300. Free and open to the public.

VOICES of Kentuckiana @ Ursuline Arts Center

Dec. 17-18 Ursuline Arts Center 3105 Lexington Road $20 ($15 students/seniors); 7:30 p.m. (Sat.), 3 p.m. (Sun.) VOICES of Kentuckiana kicks off its 2011-12 season under the baton of new artistic director Matthew Butterfield with a Christmas concert Saturday and Sunday at the Ursuline Arts Center, titled “Voices of Holidays Past.” The VOICES program […]

Jim Rooney & Mickey Clark @ Mulligan’s

Friday, Dec. 16 Mulligan’s 1801 Newburg Road • 632-2818 Free; 8 p.m. Local country/folk singer Mickey Clark’s award-winning Winding Highways album was produced by Jim Rooney, who has also worked on albums by Nanci Griffith, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, Cowboy Jack Clement, Townes Van Zandt and many more over the past 50 […]

The Boxcars @ Shepherdsville Music Barn

Friday, Dec. 16 Shepherdsville Music Barn 1833 Hwy. 44 West, Shepherdsville • 297-9979 $12; 8 p.m. The weekly Friday night bluegrass series at the Shepherdsville Music Barn continues with another fine episode, this time starring the all-star group The Boxcars. Band members Adam Steffey (mandolin) and John R. Bowman (fiddle) were both early members […]

Local Up Louisville

Local Up Louisville is a Louisville-based online marketplace that specializes in products made in or near Louisville. They feature many artist-created objects as well as holiday gift baskets that feature all Louisville-area items.

‘The Santaland Diaries’ @ Bunbury Theatre

Dec. 15-18 Bunbury Theatre Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St. • 719-8924 $15-$21; 7:30 p.m. (Thurs. and Sun.), 5 p.m. (Sat.) Before David Sedaris became an acclaimed humorist and best-selling author, he performed a variety of incredibly odd jobs: drink slinger at the state fair, something akin to a squirrel exterminator, Santa’s elf […]

‘Stones in His Pockets’ @ Alley Theater

Dec. 15-Jan. 1 Alley Theater 1205 E. Washington St. • 713-6178 $12-$15; 7:30 p.m. Romanticizing Ireland is a time-honored American tradition — think of a teary-eyed farmer in a wool sweater and cap singing “Danny Boy” to his cows with a glass of whiskey in one hand and a bar of Irish Spring in […]

Speed benefit at Boutique Serendipity

The Speed Art Museum and Boutique Serendipity, 1301 Herr Lane in Westport Village, have teamed up, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Speed. On Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5-9 p.m., stop in for a drink and appetizers and enjoy an evening of fashion fun. In addition to special sales all night, 10% of […]

Next Louisville Artists Syndicate event

The Louisville Artists Syndicate announces the next Third Thursday event on Dec. 15 at Dragon King’s Daughter, 1126 Bardstown Rd. Third Thursdays are monthly social events aimed at exposing the general public to the creative developments of Louisville area visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians. The Louisville Artists Syndicate is a collaboration of local creatives who gather […]

‘The King of Christmas’ @ The Bard’s Town

Dec. 14-1 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $15; 7:30 p.m. Has your Christmas season been lacking the presence of an Elvis impersonator? Have you missed the family dysfunction that makes the average American holiday so memorable? Then get out this weekend to catch “The King of Christmas” at The Bard’s Town, […]