Monthly Archives: January 2012

Weekend visual art events

On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m., the Louisville Historical League will be handing out awards to individuals and groups who have contributed to Louisville history in 2011. Award recipients include Steve Porter, who will receive the LHL Founder’s Award; J. Blaine Hudson, Ken Clay, and Mervin Aubespin, authors of the new book “Two Centuries […]

Pam Tillis @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Jan. 20 Bomhard Theater at Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. kentuckycenter.org $25+; 8 p.m. “Maybe It Was Memphis,” “Mi Vida Loca,” “Shake the Sugar Tree,” “Spilled Perfume” — these Pam Tillis hits were all over my mixtapes in high school, when I joined the populace in swapping flannel for a cowboy hat. Tillis […]

Day Creeper @ Harley’s Main Street Tavern

Friday, Jan. 20 Harley’s Main Street Tavern 122 E. Main St. • 384-0151 daycreeper.bandcamp.com $3; 9 p.m. Ohio has always been a great source for rock ’n’ roll made by nice, polite people who are a little bit twisted, and Day Creeper is a worthy addition to that collection. The bi-gender trio from Columbus is […]

‘The 7-Shot Symphony’ @ The Bard’s Town

Jan. 20-23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstowntheatre.org $20 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (Sat. matinee 2 p.m.) Aside from the food, the best things Italy has given us since antiquity are clearly Commedia dell’Arte and the Spaghetti Western. Fans of both will find much to love in “The 7-Shot Symphony,” the award-winning […]

‘Frog’s Milk/Pump Works’ @ Rudyard Kipling

Jan. 20-22, 26-28 Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 therudyardkipling.com $15; 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Jan. 22) Certainly life is uncertain. Individual choices affect infinite numbers of people. Insight and experience coincide to bring balance to the madness. The Rudyard Kipling celebrates this balance with the meeting of two playwrights — Rebecca […]

“Two Friends” at PYRO

Bob Lockhart and Mike McCarthy are the “Two Friends” exhibiting together at PYRO Gallery, 624 W. Main St., from Jan. 19-Feb. 27. The opening reception is Friday, Jan. 20 from 6-9 p.m.

Christy Zurkuhlen reopens gallery

Christy Zurkuhlen has reopened her self-titled gallery in the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, 777-1794. The opening show features paintings by Claudia Hammer and jewelry by Zurkuhlen; it will be up from Jan. 19-March 1 with the reception on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 12-4 p.m.

“SPLASH PAGE” at the next Louisville Artists Syndicate

The Louisville Artists Syndicate is hosting ”SPLASH PAGE” on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Louisville Water Tower, Zorn Ave. and River Rd. The Syndicate has teamed up with Derby City Comic Con to give attendees a first-hand look into the intricacies behind the creation of illustrative art in the comic book world.  […]

Call for art

The Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, has announced the 2012 Poster Competition for their September Art Fair. Entries can be either be physically mailed or submitted electronically to Mellwood on 8.5″ x 11″ paper or board. To be considered, designs must include the name September Art Fair at Mellwood as well […]

‘Wild and Woolly Clipathon’ @ Clifton Center

Wednesday, Jan. 18 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-8480 cliftoncenter.org $5; 7 p.m. Wild and Woolly Video’s Todd Brashear sure has a fun hobby — he collects obscure and weird underground video clips and then pieces them together to create a single presentation that is guaranteed to entertain. A sampling of his collected works, […]

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ @ Kentucky Center

Jan. 18-22 Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $22.75-$76.75; various times It’s 1905, and humble milkman Tevye has five daughters he wants to see married well by the standards of the Russian shtetl of Anatevka, but he soon finds out his children want to follow their own hearts. What else […]

‘Rudy Pozzatti: a life in print’ @ Schneider Hall Galleries

Through Feb. 19 Schneider Hall Galleries, Hite Art Institute U of L • 852-4483 louisville.edu/art The Hite Art Institute is still waiting to exhale after receiving a gift of more than 400 prints from Indiana University professor emeritus (and former U of L Bingham Visiting Scholar) Rudy Pozzatti. As a way of saying “thank you” […]

Ming Ying Hong at the Green Building Gallery

Ming Ying Hong is at the Green Building Gallery, 732 E. Market St., 561-1162, through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Millikin University Choir @ Christ United Methodist Church

Tuesday, Jan. 17 Christ United Methodist Church 4614 Brownsboro Road • 897-6421 millikin.edu Free; 7:30 p.m. Don’t ask me how it happened, but college choruses are all the rage these days. And one of the best — the Millikin University Choir — sings a date here Tuesday night at Christ United Methodist Church. Yes, Bach […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

Pre-registration is required. Preservation Louisville, Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., is offering a Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop assists property owners with applying for state and federal historic preservation tax credits. Participants will learn how to properly complete the three-part application and receive one-on-one […]

KMAC workshops

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, has 4 multi-session workshops beginning on Jan. 18 or Feb. 15: Introduction to Surface Design, Exploring Folk Art Around the World, Printmaking Basics and Introduction to Wheel Throwing. See the website for dates, times and cost.

Weekender: Jan. 14-15

•Volstead Party Saturday, Jan. 14 The Pointe’s Barrel Room 1205 E. Washington St. $15; 8 p.m. Dust off those peek-a-boo hats and raccoon shawls. To commemorate the historic passing of Prohibition — aka the Volstead Act — the founders of Butchertown’s anticipated Boiler Room will slosh together an invigorating blend of, what else, old-timey and craft […]

Weekend visual art events

Preservation Louisville at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., is presenting “Anatomy of a Historic House: Hands on History Workshop” led by architect Gary Kleier on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 1-4 p.m. $20 for Preservation Louisville members and $30 for the general public. RSVP at 540-5146. “Douglas Miller: Old & New Drawings” […]

‘Queen of Kentucky’ @ Carmichael’s

Friday, Jan. 13 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Adapting to high school: one of life’s great opportunities, or traumas. Or both. In Alecia Whitaker’s YA coming-of-age novel “The Queen of Kentucky,” a farmgirl gets a quick chance to get in with the cool kids. It’s a ride that Ricki Jo […]

Civil Wars @ Brown Theatre

Friday, Jan. 13 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 562-0191 thecivilwars.com $20 (adv.), $23 (DOS); 8 p.m. It’s been a long time coming, but this weekend, Civil Wars will come to neutral ground in the bluegrass state. The duo, Joy Williams and John Paul White, met less than three years ago in Nashville, and they […]