Monthly Archives: April 2012

Vote for Eastern’s Vans Custom Culture Contest

Eastern High School, 12400 Shelbyville Rd., 485-8243, is in the top 50 out of 1,000 schools competing in the Vans Custom Culture Contest nationally. This contest gives students the opportunity to design four pairs of shoes for Vans. In order to get to nationals, they have to beat out 10 other schools in the Southeast […]

Weekend visual art events

Just in time for Derby Season, 21c will welcome a trio of artisan milliners to Louisville. The 21c Pop Up, presented in conjunction with flõ gallery, will be located across the street from Proof at 707 West Main Street. Joy Scott of Joy Scott Millinery, Cindy Kalnow of LaSevigne and Tonya Gross of Tonya Gross Millinery […]

Weekender: April 28-29

•Cherokee Triangle Art Fair April 28-29 Cherokee Triangle Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. With all the attention on Derby, I almost forgot about the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair this year. Shame! Good thing I get as many press releases as I do to remind me of such things. This weekend, Cherokee Triangle is the place […]

New gallery/studio opening

The Meg Krakowiak Gallery and Studio is having a grand opening on Friday, April 27 from 6-10 p.m. at Building A, #118-119 in the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center.

“50 Years of Studio Glass” at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., is having the opening of “50 Years of Studio Glass” on Friday, April 27 from 5-9 p.m. The artist talk by Fritz Dreisbach is at 6:30 p.m. Effective Sunday, April 29, the museum’s new hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Uncensored Expression, Erotic Photography” by Charles Shelton at KAS Gallery

KAS Gallery, Building A, #121 in the Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center, is having the opening reception of Charles Shelton’s “Uncensored Expression, Erotic Photography” on Friday, April 27 beginning at 7 p.m.

Bacon Ball @ Water Tower

Friday, April 27 Water Tower 3005 River Road • 896-2146 ext. 100 $35 ($25 members); 6-10 p.m. It’s time again to pig out at the Louisville Visual Art Association’s annual Bacon Ball fundraiser. Your ticket buys an evening of culinary bliss: access to 13,500 bacon bites created by some of Louisville’s top chefs, 800 […]

Sammy Bananas @ Zanzabar

Friday, April 27 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $5; 10 p.m.   Sammy Bananas is a disc jockey from Brooklyn who has a fairly prolific mixing portfolio available for download via SoundCloud. He spins for Fools Gold Records and, along with contemporaries Cool Kids, A-Trak and Kid Sister, invented the “Hipster Hop” […]

‘Apassionata’ @ Freedom Hall

April 27-29 Freedom Hall 937 Phillips Lane • 367-5114 $25-$175; various times Our last “European” Derby Festival was when Queen Elizabeth came to visit in 2007; the 2012 edition renews the tradition by adding “Apassionata” — Europe’s most successful live-entertainment show — to the official lineup for the 138th Derby Fest. More than 40 […]

April 27 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, April 27.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. Robbie Moriarty is having a Trunk Show during the FAT Friday Trolley Hop from […]

“Along the Ohio River” at the Jane Morgan Gallery

“Along the Ohio River” is the latest plein air exhibition at the Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center, 592-7835. It will be on display from April 25-June 2.

Barbara Sexton Smith new President & CEO of Fund for the Arts

The Fund for the Arts board of directors has unanimously approved Barbara Sexton Smith as the new President & CEO, transitioning Smith from her interim leadership role.  The decision came following a one-year search for a new head of the arts funding organization. “Last year we said that we were committed to bringing in the best candidate […]

‘The Cornbread Mafia’ @ Carmichael’s

Wednesday, April 25 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. My favorite story-song is Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road” — where the scions of moonshining families learn to switch over to pot growing. Well, if you’ve put your eyes on a newspaper in recent years or read novels in the burgeoning subgenre of […]

‘Wake the Sleeping Birds’ @ Swanson Contemporary Gallery

Through May 12 Swanson Contemporary Gallery 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 “I did not begin by saying ‘I want to be a Symbolist,’” says artist Laurie Doctor. “I didn’t even start out wanting to paint.” Those words were my introduction to her work. Doctor, showing for the first time in Louisville since her […]

Justin Vorel at Galerie Hertz

Galerie Hertz, 581-8277, 1253 S. Preston St., is featuring Justin Vorel from April 24-mid May. His reception is on Sunday, April 29 from 2-4:30 p.m. They are also showing works by gallery owner Billy Hertz.

Moth Storyslam @ Headliners

Tuesday, April 24 Headliners 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $8; 8 p.m. Do you have a friend who tells more stories than he buys rounds? Make him pay his dues and drag him to Moth Storyslam at Headliners Tuesday. The Moth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the craft of storytelling (so don’t let […]

“Project Derby” at the Kentucky Derby Museum

What kind of Kentucky Derby fashion accessory can you create with a cigar box, a vintage hat and $40? That was the challenge faced by six U of L students who have loaned their creations to the Kentucky Derby Museum, 704 Central Ave., 637-1111, for a special exhibition that will run from April 23-July 30. The […]

Kathleen Buechler at Heine Brothers

Artist Kathleen Buechler is having a show at the Heine Brothers in the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, 3060 Bardstown Rd., through May 27.

Tale of the Horse Drink Contest @ Varanese

Monday, April 23 Varanese 2106 Frankfort Ave. Free; 5 p.m. For the first time ever bartenders from the Greater Louisville area will have the opportunity to hop in the saddle this evening for a chance to show their mixology skills by creating their own version of a legendary “post-Derby 2012″ drink to live on for generations to come. is sponsoring this inaugural ”Tale of the Horse” Drink Contest to […]

James McMurtry @ KCD Theatre

Saturday, April 21 KCD Theatre 4100 Springdale Road • 432-0440 $20+; 8 p.m. James McMurtry is a singer-songwriter from Texas renowned for his ability to lyrically capture the depth and breadth of any situation. His capacity for arranging words was passed down to him from his parents — his mother was an English teacher, […]