Monthly Archives: June 2012

Two shows at U of L’s Hite Galleries

The Hite Art Institute, U of L Schneider Hall, 852-4483, is showing two exhibitions through Aug. 11: “Art of the State” and “Jim Snodgrass: A Creative Life.” The opening reception for both shows is Thursday, July 26 from 5-7 p.m.

New art installation at the Kentucky Center

The Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W. Main St., 562-0794, has a new art installation in its lobby, “Possibilities” by Waseem Touma. The exhibit runs through Aug. 20.  

LVAA’s “Art Buffet” at Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Visual Art Association, 896-2146, and the Louisville Free Public Library, 574-1611, are presenting “Art Buffet,” a series of free family drop-in art workshop for all ages. They’re celebrating the 83rd birthday of author and illustrator Eric Carle (known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) on Saturday, […]

“Ordinary People” by Benjamin Cohen at Weber Gallery

The Weber Gallery, 736-0818, 1151 S. Fourth St., is showing “Ordinary People” by Benjamin Cohen from June 15-July 27. The opening reception is Friday, June 15 from 5:30-9 p.m.

K.A.S. Gallery Camp

Register your child for 1/2 a day or a full day of camp at K.A.S. Gallery, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 614-5733. Your child will start his or her day at 8:30 a.m. with a 30-minute yoga class by a registered yoga instructor. At 9:15 a.m., we will get your child moving with a dance […]

WFPK Blood Drive @ The Bard’s Town

Saturday, June 16 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road Free; noon-5 p.m. “It’s a philanthropic extravaganza!” says Alicia Kraus, a donor recruitment representative for the American Red Cross. And it is. Almost everything here is free — free music, free T-shirts for donors, a free venue for you to show off your unique talents. […]

Charlie Newton @ Second Story Books

Friday, June 15 Second Story Books 2004 Highland Ave. • 715-0248 Free; 6:30 p.m. Author Charlie Newton grabs readers and pulls no punches with his tales of Chicago police and the shady and explosive characters in their orbit. His “Calumet City” received nominations for the Edgar and other awards, and now he’s back with “Start […]

Hey Champ @ Headliners

Friday, June 15 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $5-$8; 10 p.m. Gone are the days when Hey Champ was known as “that band that opens for Lupe Fiasco.” The indie disco-tronic trio from Rockford, Ill., have made a name for themselves in the club circuit, where their hit single “Cold Dust […]

Kentuckiana Pride Festival @ Belvedere

June 15-16 Belvedere Parade: Free; 8 p.m. Friday Fest: Friday: Free; 8:45 p.m. Saturday: $5; noon Though society — and Kentucky in particular — has a long way to go when it comes to eradicating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, there remains much to celebrate in the LGBT community. And that’s where […]

‘New Expressions’ @ The Gallery on Pearl

June 15-July 27 The Gallery on Pearl 222 Pearl St., New Albany 812-542-0780 The Gallery on Pearl is the “retirement project” of John Guenther, Mary Ann Guenther, Curt Peters and Pam Peters. To celebrate its fifth anniversary, John Guenther will be showing his new ceramics, with Mary Ann Guenther displaying her new fabric art, […]

Vote for local artist’s design on Uncommon Goods

Artist Jennifer Palmer’s iPhone case design has been selected as a semi-finalist for the website Uncommon Goods. To help her go to the final round, go to and vote for her design. The site is also looking for constructive feedback on what makes each design uncommon.  

Micro-loan program for visual artists

The Louisville Visual Art Association offers a micro-loan program to artists who are seeking funds to further their professional and business development. Any visual artist over 18 who is living in Jefferson County may apply for a loan for any purpose that furthers the applicant’s professional career. An interest rate of 3% will be charged […]

‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ @ Actors Theatre

June 14-24 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. $18; 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. June 23) Pandora Productions cordially invites you to the wedding of the year, possibly this summer’s hottest (and tackiest) event: “My Big Gay Italian Wedding.” This colorful romp through Brooklyn explores the perils of big personalities, and big hair, as hopeless […]

Louisville named one of best American cities for art

Louisville has been named one of the “Top 25 Best American Cities for Art”  in the June issue of American Style Magazine.

Call for art

Artists and designers who graduated from the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute between 2000 and 2o1o can submit work for consideration in the upcoming exhibition “Making It: Now.” This exhibition is part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Department of Fine Arts. To have your work considered for this exhibit submit 5-10 images, an image […]

Michael Ratterman & John King @ Zephyr Gallery

Through June 23 Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St. • 585-5646 The best thing about Zephyr Gallery is its dual nature — perfect for artists John King and Mike Ratterman to be shown in environments that suit their work. King’s latest sculptures are wood and glass, which take advantage of the light that pours […]

‘Buried Child’ @ Bunbury Theatre Company

Through June 24 Bunbury Theatre Company 604 S. Third St. • 585-5306 $21; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. June 17 & 24) Legendary American playwright Sam Shepard wrote his masterpiece 34 years ago. One year later, it won a Pulitzer Prize. Sixteen years ago, an expansively remastered version of the play experienced a revival on […]

DINNER(re)WORKS @ Cressman Center for Visual Arts

Through July 7 Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. • 896-2146 The Louisville Visual Art Association’s former DinnerWorks has been reinvented, and it’s not just the name. This now biannual event ceased in 2009 but came back this year with a strong exhibition showing at U of L’s Cressman Center. DINNER(re)WORKS […]

Civil War lecture at Carnegie

Registration required. The next “Lunch & Learn” program at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 812-944-7336, is “Treat Them as Wild Beasts” on Civil War Bandits and Guerillas in the Ohio Valley Region, with Mark Wetherington, Director of The Filson Historical Society, on Tuesday, June 19 at 12-1 p.m. Participants can bring a lunch, […]

Father’s Day workshop for kids at KMAC

Registration required. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, has planned a workshop called “Wooden Boats and Floats” on Saturday, June 16 from 1-3 p.m. The workshop is suitable for parents and children ages 4 and up, and cost is $28 for KMAC Members/$33 for non-members.