Monthly Archives: May 2012

DINNER(re)WORKS at Cressman

The Louisville Visual Art Association’s DINNER(re)WORKS 2012 is at the Cressman Center, 100 E. Main St. The ceramic dinnerware exhibition will be from May 31-July 7. For more information, contact LVAA at 896-2146. Thursday, May 31: Cocktail Soiree and preview reception, $80 members, $95 non-members June 1-July 7: exhibition, free admission Thursday, June 14: Edible Centerpieces, […]

“With Child” at Paul Paletti Gallery

The Paul Paletti Gallery, 589-9254, is showing “With Child: Photographs by Howard Schatz” from May 30-Aug. 31.

WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday @ Waterfront Park

Wednesday, May 30 Waterfront Park wfpk.org Free; 6 p.m. WFPK has arranged a great lineup of soulful artists for your listening pleasure next Wednesday. First up at 6 p.m. is Vessel, a folksy group of highly sought-after solo musicians who have banded together to integrate their best ideas into a lively, danceable performance. Next is […]

‘Aliens, Bulldogs & Snow Globes’ @ Patio Gallery

Through June 12 Patio Gallery Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane • 459-0660 jccoflouisville.org You had me at aliens. “Aliens, Bulldogs & Snow Globes” is an exhibition that’s both humorous and serious. The show features work by 21 artists, including Alice Stone, Brian Somerville and Ezra Kellerman. “(The exhibition) is a linked chain of low-brow […]

‘Classic Cathedrals to Concrete Donuts’ @ Louisville Slugger Museum

Through Aug. 12 Louisville Slugger Museum 800 W. Main St. • 588-7228 sluggermuseum.org Some of the most magical things about baseball are the stadiums in which the game is played; history is made at these places, as generations of fans move through the gates each summer, sharing experiences, making memories and enjoying the storied game. […]

“Barriers in Lifestyle … Life is Loud” at K.A.S. Gallery

K.A.S. Gallery in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center is showing the group show “Barriers in Lifestyle … Life is Loud” through July 9. The premise of the show has to do with important events, circumstances or feelings that had an impact on the artist’s life as well as personal actions and how people react to […]

Louisvillian invents art rack

Louisvillian Mack Dryden has invented The Dryden Art and Canvas Keeper that organizes stacks of canvases. It’s carried on Jerry’s Artarama online retailer store.

Call for cartoonists

The Atlantic Center for the Arts, 800-393-6975, is seeking applicants for its cartoonist residency, October 8-28, at its central Florida campus. Master cartoonists Megan Kelso, Dean Haspiel and Ellen Forney will each select eight associates through the Atlantic Center’s application process. During the residency, artists participate in informal sessions with their group, collaborate on projects, […]

Preservation Louisville’s success and endangered lists

Preservation Louisville, 530-5146, 631 S. Fifth St., has announced its 2012 Top 10 Endangered Places and Preservation Successes: Endangered: 1. Shotgun Houses 2. Colonial Gardens 3. Mid-Century Modern structures 4. Park Hill district 5. Corner Store Fronts 6. Roscoe Goose house 7. Historic Properties in the proposed bridge route 8. Doerhoefer mansion 9. Padget house […]

“Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present” at Kentucky Center

The film “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present” will be shown on Tuesday, May 29 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6 p.m., film begins at 6:30 p.m. Q & A with Marina Abramović & filmmaker Jeff Dupre after the film. Tickets are $12.

Museums offer free admission for active-duty military and families starting Memorial Day

Museum Row attractions offer free admission to military families Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Ali Center, Frazier Museum, KentuckyShow! and Science Center participate in country-wide program offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. The free admission offer is available to active-duty military and their family members (military ID holder and […]

Weekend visual art events

The Bluegrass Art Experience during the Memorial Day weekend is family friendly, multifaceted art festival, which offers a unique environment to showcase the vast variety of art being created in Kentucky and the region. A performing arts stage will be set up for music, dance, theater, spoken word, and comedy. 50-75 individual tented booth spaces […]

Weekender: May 26-28

•Alpaca Event May 26-28 Kentucky Exposition Center 937 Phillips Lane kyexpo.org Free; 8 a.m. Oh my goodness, look at how adorable that alpaca is! If you’re like me and say that often, this is your weekend. Free — let me reiterate that, this is a free weekend of alpacas in Louisville. Why? Why not? OK, technically […]

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ @ Kentucky Center

May 25-27 MeX Theater at Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $16; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.) You bust out “Take Me or Leave Me” at karaoke, you have headphones on at your desk but that thumping sound is your feet tap dancing, you may not be a Christian but you love […]

Abbey Road on the River @ The Belvedere

May 24-28 The Belvedere arotr.com $10+; various times This year, Abbey Road on the River, one of the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festivals, will present … Jefferson Starship? Yes, that’s the band that apparently built this city on rock ’n’ roll back in the ’80s, under the name Starship. The reformed Jefferson Starship — featuring […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

Reservations required. Preservation Louisville is conducting a Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop on Tuesday, May 29 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This upcoming workshop is meant for small business owners, non-profits and commercial property owners. The workshop will assist property owners with applying for state and federal historic preservation tax credits. The workshop is held at […]

Dry the River @ Uncle Slayton’s

Wednesday, May 23 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway • 657-9555 uncleslaytons.com $5; 8:30 p.m. In the UK, new buzz bands are hyped every day, and lately, everyone wants to find the new Mumford & Sons. Though Dry the River can’t seem to find their way into a write-up that doesn’t compare them to the British […]

‘Figures/Feelings’ @ Gallery M

Through May 31 Gallery M Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com The Figurative Collective is a group of artists who meet to draw, as their title suggests, the human figure. Two of the artists, PONDELL (Corrine Holt) and n d hazlett (Deborah Hazlett), are displaying some of their work from […]

‘Plastique Expectations’ @ Garner Narrative

Through June 30 Garner Narrative 642 E. Market St. • 641-8086 garnernarrative.com Prior to the feminist art movement of the 1970s, it was hard to find images of pregnancy other than those featuring the Virgin Mary. It’s fair game now, and many express their personal journey through art. One such artist is Jennifer Romita; she’s […]

Call for art

The St. James Court Art Show is sponsoring its annual poster design competition to select the official commemorative poster for the show in October. The winning design serves as the central visual image of the show and is used in promotional materials. There is also a $1000 cash prize for the winning design. Designs should […]