Monthly Archives: April 2012

Weekend visual art events

Art lovers can take in an afternoon at the Woods of Lafayette Clubhouse for a Spring Art Sale on Saturday, April 21 from 1-6 p.m.. The clubhouse, at 3500 Chateau Way on the corner of Lafayette Parkway off Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs, will feature work by 20 area artists. The Arts Council of Southern […]

K.A.S. Gallery open house

K.A.S. Gallery has moved to a new location in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center: Building A #121. . The open house is April 22-27.

Charity Art Auction @ St. Andrew’s Church

Friday, April 20 St. Andrew’s Church 2233 Woodbourne Ave. Free; 7 p.m. Unikids, a local charity that collects art supplies for needy children, and Local Art in the Highlands, a coalition of artists, are teaming up for a charity art auction to raise money to provide school supplies for orphanages and underprivileged families in […]

‘The Roast of Hitler’ @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, April 20 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $5; 10 p.m. The Young, Dumb and Full of Comedy crew is at it again. This time, they’re bringing their fury down on the fuehrer. Yep, they’re roasting Hitler. In dishonor of history’s most hated man’s 123rd birthday, the comics and The Bard’s […]

Kore Gallery opens in Mellwood

The Kore Gallery is now open in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. The gallery is comprised of four permanent member artists: Donald Cartwright (abstract paintings in acrylic and oil), Deborah Stanley (polymer clay), Spike Frederick (Folk Art and paintings in acrylic and oil) and Uneena Jackson (handcrafted jewelry). The gallery also […]

Crowbar @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

Thursday, April 19 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. • 589-4957 $15 adv., 18 DOS; 7 p.m. From New Orleans, home of the occasional unplanned disaster, came Crowbar, a sludge metal band with a name that summarizes their approach to music. Traveling down similar paths as the Melvins, Pantera and early Soundgarden, as well […]

First Annual Urban Art Show at Mellwood

Louisville’s First Annual Urban Art Show is at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, from April 19-May 26. The reception is on Friday, April 27at 7 p.m. The art will be shown in Kentucky Art Speaks Gallery, Mellwood Art Center’s Bridge and Hallway Galleries, and the Mellwood Café. The artists included […]

‘A Derby Carol’ @ The Bard’s Town

April 19-29 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $8+; 7:30 p.m. So the folks at Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble are letting the horse out of the bag on how we really feel about Derby. Sure, from the outside, we are a welcoming bunch of polite Southerners who give up our tables, barstools […]

Howard Steamboat Museum offering guide training

The Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion in Jeffersonville is planning a series of nine tour guide training sessions for Wednesday and Sunday afternoons beginning Wednesday, April 25 and continuing through June 24. The same session will be presented on Wednesday and Sunday of each week, attend the classes that best suit your schedule. The hour-long […]

Joshua Bell @ Kentucky Center

Wednesday, April 18 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $30+; 7:30 p.m. The opportunity to see a true virtuoso in Louisville only comes around every few years; even when it does, it’s usually someone that only people well versed in classical music would recognize. Joshua Bell is (nearly) a […]

‘Plays: A Play’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

April 18-22 U of L Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814 $8-$12; 8 p.m. (Wed.-Fri. & Sun.), 3 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) A university is in danger of being taken over by a nasty corporate sponsor, and the only way the students can save it is by winning a game they are unprepared for, […]

Lisa Simon & Kevin Lippy @ Galerie Hertz

Through April 22 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. • 581-8277 Lisa Simon loves her children. She loves them so much that she lets them draw all over her artistic livelihood when she’s finished. The resulting jumble of classical sketches and juvenile scribbles, entitled “Stratiform,” is not a fiasco, but rather a collaboration in […]

J. Barry Motes & Linda Akers @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

Through April 30 Tim Faulkner Gallery 632 E. Main St. • 640-0180 Opening reception: April 20, 6 p.m. The nasty viruses that sometimes emerge just as we make plans to attend Derby festivities rear their ugly, symmetrical head as Barry Motes puts sickliness in the backdrop of “Virus Paintings.” Invisible and deadly diseases are […]

‘Embellishments’ by Kiki McDonald @ Hudson Home

Through May 8 Hudson Home 806 E. Market St. • 384-4977 It’s not often that a proprietor gives some of his personal collection to an artist, then anxiously awaits the artist’s return so the work can be displayed in his establishment. That’s exactly what Andrew Hudson, owner of the sustainable design studio Hudson Home, […]

Deborah Thomas & Sharon Weis @ Zephyr Gallery

Through May 12 Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St. • 585-5646 The cooperative gallery that is Zephyr has a roster of artists with a full range of creative ideas. Their current exhibition features paintings: acrylic on canvas by Deborah Thomas and oil on board by Sharon Weis. “This body of work is about reclamations, […]

New Voices Young Playwrights Festival @ Actors Theatre

April 17-18 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 Free; 7 p.m. For anyone who watches reality-based television, 10 minutes is a lot of time to get something done. The young playwrights from schools across Louisville get 10 minutes to entertain play enthusiasts. Actors Theatre hosts a festival to exhibit the talent brewing […]

Author Erik Larson @ Kentucky Center

Monday, April 16 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $20; 5 p.m. Author Erik Larson has secured a stellar reputation in a unique niche: He writes nonfiction books that saturate the reader in a historical time and place just as remarkable things go horribly wrong. The bestseller lists took serious note of […]

The Cave Singers @ Zanzabar

Monday, April 16 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $12; 9 p.m. It was about this time last year that the Cave Singers first took the stage at Zanzabar. The Seattle-based indie folk-rock band received a warm reception from the crowd, which singer Pete Quirk called one of the best he’d ever played […]

Patricia Piccinini to talk at 21c

Fresh off an opening of a solo exhibition at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Australian artist Patricia Piccinini will travel to 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St., 217-6300, to speak about her work at a free artist lecture on Monday, April 16 at 6 p.m.  

Nathan Smith at Carnegie’s “Lunch & Learn”

Pre-registration required. “Lunch & Learn” for Earth Day at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, will feature artist and architect Nathan Smith, who will speak about how he uses recycled materials in his projects on Tuesday, April 17 from 12-1 p.m. He will also speak about […]