Monthly Archives: August 2012

Guardian Alien @ Magnolia Bar

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Magnolia Bar 1398 S. Third St. facebook.com/MagBarOldLou $5; 9 p.m. Guardian Alien cites their influences by the sun, moon and Tao. Debuting this month on Thrill Jockey Records is their immersive, single-track record (better described as an escapade) entitled See the World Given to a One Love Entity. It begins somewhere off […]

New art radio station ART+FM hosting community meeting

The new art radio station ART+FM is having a community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at 829 E. Market St. (formerly La Bodega). ART+FM welcomes and encourages community participation in this project both on the air and behind the scenes. Their definition of artist is broad: musicians, performers, writers, athletes, painters, photographers, sculptors, […]

“Museum of Memory” by Jesseca Ferguson at U of L

Jesseca Ferguson’s “Museum of Memory” opens today at U of L’s Hite Galleries in Schneider Hall. It runs through Sept. 29. Call 852-4483 or 852-0288 for more information.

KFW Louisville-area “Art Meets Activism” receiptants

Individuals and businesses that received the Kentucky Foundation for Women 2012 “Art Meets Activism” grants in the Louisville are the Americana Community Center, Beaded Treasures Project, Jessica Bellamy, Center for Women and Families, Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc., Family Scholar House, Looking for Lilith, Louisville Girls, Heather Marshall and Sharon LaRue, Tara Remington, Nicole Sartini, […]

Weekender: Aug. 18-19

•‘Summer Slaughter’ Saturday, Aug. 18 Expo Five 2900 Seventh St. Road terryharper.com $20; 3:30 p.m. Last year’s “Summer Slaughter” lineup was about as exciting as watching someone film themselves taking a crap. Thank Satan (or whomever you wish), because this year’s lineup is absolutely killer. Cannibal Corpse are skipping out to play elsewhere, leaving progressive […]

‘Preserving Our Kentucky Heritage’ @ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Friday, Aug. 17 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 2233 Woodbourne Ave. • 871-4570 preservationkentucky.org $10; 6-9 p.m. What makes Kentucky architecture and landscape unique from other states? The “Preserving Our Kentucky Heritage” art exhibition will help answer that question. Local Art in the Highlands, whose mission “is to use a convergence of art, faith and activism […]

‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ @ Iroquois Amphitheater

Aug. 17-25 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road • 368-5865 iroquoisamphitheater.com $15; 8 p.m. Just in time for the summer weather to become bearable again and downright lovely in the evening, Gilbert & Sullivan’s 1878 “H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass that Loved a Sailor” is kicking off the new Iroquois Amphitheater Presents series. This is a […]

“The World Through My Eyes” at Goodall Gallery

“The World Through My Eyes” by Rhonda Goodall is opening on Friday, Aug. 17 with a reception  from 5-9 p.m. Goodall Gallery, 329 Stilz Ave., 895-7455. The show will be up through Sept. 29.

Next Carnegie Lunch & Learn program on the Civil War

Registration is required. On Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 12-1 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, author Bryan Bush will present the program “My Dear Mollie: The Letters of Brigadier General Daniel Griffin, Commander of the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry,” as part of the Carnegie Center’s […]

Tom Carter Benefit @ Zanzabar

Thursday, Aug. 16 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. helptomcarter.org $5+; 9 p.m. Guitarist Tom Carter was hospitalized this summer in Germany while on tour with his band Charalambides. The influential avant-gardist is battling pneumonia on a very serious level, and doctors have said he will be sidelined until at least January. Some of his fellow […]

LGBT Film Fest @ Floyd Theater

Aug. 16-19 Floyd Theater at U of L 2314 S. Floyd St. louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com $5; various times As a judge for this year’s LGBT Film Fest, I had to watch more than 40 short and feature-length films on various topics, but all dealing with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. This year’s films were by far […]

Kentucky State Fair @ Kentucky Fair & Expo Center

Aug. 16-26 Kentucky Fair & Expo Center kystatefair.org $10; 9 a.m. Attendance at last year’s Kentucky State Fair was 605,565 — but I’m kinda more intrigued with finding out how many corndogs were consumed, or fried Kool-Aid drank, or pigs pet. If the weather cooperates this year, I bet we will surpass that attendance number. […]

‘Dog Sees God’ @ The Bard’s Town

Aug. 16-18, 23-25 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road lourep.org $15-$16; 8 p.m. Ever wonder what happened to the “Peanuts” kids? Did Marcie and Peppermint Patty stay together and move to one of the states that allow gay marriage? Did Linus replace his blanket with a drug dependency? Louisville Repertory Company continues their season with […]

Speed director leaving to become director of Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Board of Trustees of the Speed Art Museum announced today that Dr. Charles L. Venable will be leaving the Speed Art Museum to become the Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, effective October 8, 2012. Venable will step down as the director and CEO of the Speed Art Museum in September.

“Everybody Smiles in the Same Language” at Mellwood

Bill Twymon’s “Everybody Smiles in the Same Language” is in the Bridge Gallery at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, through September.

‘Gestalt’ @ Pigment Gallery

Through Aug. 31 Pigment Gallery Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com Gestalt: an organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts. That idea was one of Aishwarya Kulkarni Bavle’s starting points for her “Gestalt” series. Other creative springboards were the perception about women’s emotions, her […]

Group Show @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

Through Sept. 5 Tim Faulkner Gallery 943 Franklin St. • 851-2380 timfaulknergallery.com   Post-Olympic depression got you down? Fighting withdrawal from the past two weeks’ onslaught of global competition and mind-boggling diversity? Lucky for you, Tim Faulkner Gallery is bringing some international flair to its latest exhibit. Artist Yolanda Khula hails from South Africa, home […]

Call for art

The South Fourth Street Association is announcing a design competition to create a new entrance to Fountain Court (1430 1/2 South Fourth Street). This competition will be a two-stage process. The first phase will be submittal of a designer’s qualifications. Then, from this submittal, a short-list of designers will be considered. Up to three will be […]

Call for art

Calling all artists who paint, sculpt or create art of trains or railroad themed items for our 2012 LaGrange Railroad Festival Art Show at Gallery 104. This is a juried show with cash prizes. Questions? Contact Kathy Dowling at Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in LaGrange, 502-222-3822.  

Association of Indiana Museums workshop

Registration is required. The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, is hosting the workshop “Truth, Myths and Minor Miracles: An Introduction to Preservation, Conservation and Exhibition Materials, Methods, and Resources,” presented by the Association of Indiana Museums (AIM), on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1-3 p.m. The workshop is free […]