Monthly Archives: February 2012

‘Beyond the Blue Mountains’ @ Rudyard Kipling

Feb. 23-March 3 Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 638-2559 lookingforlilith.org $10-$15; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee) Happy Women’s History Month — you have died of dysentery! OK, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company’s new original play “Beyond the Blue Mountains” isn’t about our favorite old-school video game (though perhaps points will be tallied at […]

Mitchell and O’Bannon at Zephyr

Robert Mitchell and Michael O’Bannon are exhibiting at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646, through March 23.

Ivan Schieferdecker @ Galerie Hertz

Through March 11 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. • 581-8277 billyhertzgallery.com Old age has its privileges. People stand up and give you a seat. You’re sought out for advice and wisdom. But most importantly for an artist, you’re celebrated for your body of work. Maybe Ivan Schieferdecker has reached his 77th year by painting […]

‘Testimony of the Pavement’ @ 930 Art Center

Through March 25 The 930 Art Center 930 Mary St. • 338-5857 the930.org A new adventure for Joel Sheesley’s artistic form creates paintings of seemingly innocuous puddles situated on imperfect pavement, creating a mirror image of above. The perspective of looking downward gives hope as the sights depicted in the serene water are those from […]

David Walinski @ Quills Coffee

Through March Quills Coffee 930 Baxter Ave. • 742-6129 quillscoffee.com “A city has so much vibrancy, we have to tune out most of it.” So says David Walinski, an artist who defines his job as an “attempt to capture a few of those moments permanently.” Walinski loves Louisville, and it’s apparent in his work. His […]

Ellen Glasgow at B. Deemer

“Grand Mesa” by Ellen Glasgow is showing at B. Deemer Gallery, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687, through March 27. The works are inspired by a trip to Colorado’s Grand Mesa National Parks area.

Open studio for the community to make art

Enchanted Arts Studio is an open studio for community art-making in the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, Suite 155, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 836-8303. Fridays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays 12-8 p.m. and the first and third Sunday of the month from 1-6 p.m.

Sarah Lyon at Food for Thought After Dark

Limited tickets available. Photographer Sarah Lyon is the speaker at the Louisville Visual Art Association’s “Food for Thought After Dark” on Friday, Feb. 24 at Salvo Collective, 216 S. Shelby St. LVAA members Appetizers and drinks provided by Taste Fine Wines and Spirits, Please and Thank you, Garage on Market and Peace on Earth. $15, […]

Smith and Anthony at Tim Faulkner Gallery

The Tim Faulkner Gallery, 632 E. Market St., 851-2380, is currently showing Nathan Smith’s “Travel Notes” and Matt Anthony’s “Surreal Burlesque.” Both exhibitions will be up through February.

“Two Centuries of Black Louisville” lecture

Registration required. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, rom 12-1 p.m. at the Carnegie Center, Mervin Aubespin, Kenneth Clay, and J. Blaine Hudson, authors of the book “Two Centuries of Black Louisville,” will discuss these challenges and accomplishments as part of the Carnegie Center’s Lunch & Learn series. Copies of the book will be available for purchase […]

‘The Last Mountain’ @ Rich O’s

Monday, Feb. 20 NABC Pizzeria and Public House 3312 Plaza Drive, New Albany web.newalbanian.com/pizzeriaandpub Free; 6 p.m. There is a certain poetry in not charging people to watch films like “Capitalism: A Love Story” and “Inside Job,” the searing, Matt Damon-narrated investigation of the ’08 financial crisis that created our need for no-cost entertainment in […]

Silas House @ Clifton Center

Monday, Feb. 20 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Yes, Silas House is becoming a cottage industry. Prime example: The author’s next signing for Carmichael’s had to be moved to a bigger space (but do I really need to ask you to drop by Carmichael’s soon anyway, so as to serendipitously […]

Weekender: Feb. 18-19

•‘Masquerade’ Saturday, Feb. 18 Mellwood Art Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. pandoraprods.org $55 (adv.), $65 (door); 8 p.m. With an open bar comes great responsibility. Or not — if City Scoot is around. Pandora Productions’ annual benefit party, “Masquerade,” is celebrating all things Mardi Gras Saturday night at the Mellwood Art Center — complete with said […]

Weekend visual art events

The Forecastle Festival 10th anniversary celebration will start early this year with the unveiling of Forecastle X poster art on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Revelry Boutique Gallery, 980 Barret Ave., 414-1ART. The main gallery will feature first peek at this year’s poster art, as well as a retrospective of Forecastle Festival poster artwork […]

“Testimony of the Pavement” at The 930

“Testimony of the Pavement: Paintings by Joel Sheesley” is opening Friday, Feb. 17 from 7-10 p.m. at the 930. The show is on view Feb. 17-March 25. The artist talk is at 7:15 p.m., with a free concert at 8 p.m. by Ranger and Rit Black & Co. The 930, 930 Mary St., 338-5857.

Art After Dark at the Speed

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, is hosting its next Art After Dark, “redgreenblue,” on Friday, Feb. 17 from 7-11 p.m. $5 members, $15 non-members.

Art After Dark @ Speed Art Museum

Friday, Feb. 17 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. · 634-2700 $5+; 7-11 p.m. It’s time to show some love to the Speed: In October, the museum begins a three-year renovation during which it will remain closed, so if you’ve never visited, now’s the time to go. Even if you have been, this Art […]

The Good Lovelies @ IUS Ogle Center

Friday, Feb. 17 IUS, Ogle Center 4201 Grant Line Road · 812-941-2525 goodlovelies.com $26.50; 7:30 p.m. The Canadian Invasion has arrived. Or maybe it was already under way, just biding its time and choosing to manifest itself in big-ticket artists like Drake, Celine Dion and Justin Bieber. On Friday, IU Southeast will show its Maple […]

‘The Roast of Abraham Lincoln’ @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Feb. 17 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 thebardstown.com $8; 10 p.m. First they roasted Jesus Christ, the savior of all mankind, in front of a sold-out crowd. But this time, the roastee might be even more controversial than the last — the savior of The Union. In honor of President’s Day, […]

Closing reception at Swanson Contemporary

Carlos Gamez de Francisco is showing at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466. The closing reception is Friday, Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m.