Monthly Archives: May 2012

Call for art

LEO Photography Contest 2012 SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 25 When we announced plans to eliminate the photography categories from our annual Literary LEO contest, we promised all you shutterbugs out there that your time would come. Well, we’re not liars, folks, and now it’s your turn: LEO is accepting submissions for our first-ever photography contest. The […]

Weekend visual art events

Artist Dan Rhema is having a sale at 212 W. Ormsby Ave. during Old Louisville’s First Street Spring Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. His sculptures and painting will be 40% off. Vintage collectibles, antiques and first edition/collectible books are also for sale. The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, […]

LVAA’s children’s classes are finalist in national competition

The Louisville Visual Art Association’s Children’s Fine Art Classes has been chosen as a finalist for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for the second year in a row. NAHYPA is the Nation’s highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity of America’s young people, particularly those from underserved communities. […]

Ryan McGinness to speak at 21c

On Friday, May 18, artist Ryan McGinness is presenting a lecture at 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St., 217-6300, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Presented in cooperation with Land of Tomorrow Gallery. Free. McGinness now lives in New York City, but says spending his childhood immersed in the skate and surf culture of Virginia Beach heavily […]

Weekender: May 19-20

•KY Women’s Book Festival Saturday, May 19 U of L’s Ekstrom Library 2301 S. Third St. • 852-8976 Free; 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ekstrom Library at U of L will be home to the sixth annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival. Spalding University president Tori Murden McClure is speaker for the opening session, and then the […]

Art critic James Yood to speak at KMAC

Art critic James Yood will give a talk about how studio glass fits into the contemporary art world and why this is such an important year for studio glass at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. The talk is in conjunction with “50 […]

Coliseum @ Cahoots

Friday, May 18 Cahoots 1047 Bardstown Road • 969-6398 $TBA; 10 p.m. For fans of Louisville post-hardcore legends Coliseum, this is a notable show, as it’s their first without bassist Mike Pascal. “We’ve traveled the world together and had more great times than I can count,” band founder Ryan Patterson said in a statement/Facebook […]

‘Mayhem in May’ @ Union Station

May 18-19 Union Station 9302 Bluelick Road • 969-6398 $15 per day; 7 p.m. (Fri.), 1 p.m. (Sat.) Metal thrashing-mad fans, this is your seventh and last chance to check out this fest of heavy and wonderfully named bands, such as: Mangled Atrocity, Esoteric Burial, Cranial Impalement, Malignant Christ, Goremonger, Blood Coven, End It […]

‘This is Not a Pipe Dream’ @ Speed Art Museum

May 18-20, June 1-3 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. • 634-2700 $15; various times Seriously, this is not a pipe dream. Art is in action as the Alley Theater joins the Speed Art Museum to celebrate the life of Belgian artist Rene Magritte in the biographical play “This is Not a Pipe […]

Speed to show 1823 engraving of Declaration of Independence

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, announces that beginning Memorial Day weekend through July 15, visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to see a rare 1823 engraved facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, thanks to the generosity of Mayor Greg Fischer and the City of Louisville. The document was donated […]

Call for art

K.A.S. Gallery, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, #121, 614-5733, is seeking abstract art for its upcoming exhibition “Abstract Life” on display from July 27-Aug. 31. They are accepting abstract paintings, drawings, watercolor, photography (film, digital, iPhone), colleague art, 2D and 3D, ceramic, clay or wood based art. Deadline: June 16. If you have any further questions please […]

Call for art

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana in New Albany is holding its annual “Beyond Borders” exhibit from July 28-Sept 21. The theme, which can be interpreted literally or metaphorically, refers to the Monarch butterfly’s annual migration, other butterflies and the butterfly’s life cycle. Artists can send up to 3 jpgs of their work as well […]

Portland Wine Tasting & Art Glass Festival

The Portland Museum, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678, is holding the Portland Wine Tasting & Art Glass Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 1-6 p.m. with wine from some of the Kentucky’s best vineyards, including River Bend Winery, Equus Run, Lovers Leap Vineyard, and Elk Creek Vineyards. On view will be a large  Portland-inspired glass installation made by student artists from the […]

Seeking nominations for Southern Indiana arts contributors

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is seeking nominations for arts contributors in the following categories: Artist of the Year, Arts Educator of the Year, Arts Advocate of the Year, Arts Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Arts Achievement Award. To be eligible, nominees must work, live or contribute to the arts in the following […]

Andrew V. McNeill @ Carmichael’s

Wednesday, May 16 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. The plague of meth addiction has, unfortunately, become fertile ground for many a work of popular art. Louisvillian Andrew V. McNeill has had the chance to see the layers of criminality and the withering hopes in many parts of society — especially […]

Memoryhouse @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, May 16 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $10; 9 p.m. Sub Pop shoegazing poppers Memoryhouse are touring behind their new album, The Slideshow Effect, which showcases the Ontario-based band evolving from a bedroom project into a real, full-time band. The founders, Evan Abeele and Denise Nouvion, began working together as a […]

Urban Art Show @ Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Through May 26 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. · 895-3650 Just as Mellwood itself blossomed in the frame of the old Fischer Meat Packing Co., their newest exhibition illustrates just how well art and infrastructure cohabit. Austin, Texas, artist Chris Chappell understands this concept well, as his murals, which depict the […]

Mike Ratterman and John King at Zephyr Gallery

Mike Ratterman and John King are showing at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646, from May 15-June 23. The opening reception is Friday, May 18 from 5-9 p.m.

Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire party at Gilda’s Club

Reservations recommended. Elizabeth’s Timeless Attire, 2050 Frankfort Ave., is celebrating its 25th anniversary by hosting “A Silver Swank Affair,” a dress-up party benefitting Gilda’s Club of Louisville, 633 Baxter Ave., 583-0075, on Sunday, May 20 from 4-7 p.m. Appetizers, wine and desserts with French cafe’ music by Non Chalanté. Artistic attire (vintage or new) is […]

Kentucky Author Forum @ Kentucky Center for the Arts

Tuesday, May 15 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $20+; 5 p.m. While we just marked the one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, as intelligent LEO readers, you know we don’t live in a movie. One villain’s extinction doesn’t lead to happily ever after. For the real story, come […]