Author Archives: jtriplettart

Aug. 1 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is on the first Friday of the month, Aug. 1. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S. Fourth St., 589-1133, is showing “Jawsone!” during the […]

Call for art III

Sojourn Community Church, 1207 S. Shelby St., is hosting an Affordable Art Show during their 2014 Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 12-4 p.m. It’s open to all artists and crafters. All art and crafts must be for sale and for $300 or less. Because this is part of a family-friendly event, some content […]

Sharon LaRue is the new director at KFW

The Board of the Kentucky Foundation for Women has named Sharon LaRue as the new Executive Director effective August 6, 2014.

Call for art II

Kaviar Forge & Gallery is currently accepting submissions from Kentucky abstract artists for the upcoming exhibition “Abstract in Kentucky” which will run from Oct. 31-Jan. 3. Artists are welcome to submit up to three images (JPEGS preferred) at no cost by email to or by mail addressed to Kayla Bischoff, Kaviar Forge & Gallery, […]

News on the recent death of artist Eugene Thomas

Artist Eugene Thomas passed away on Monday, July 28. He is survived by his wife, artist C. J. Fletcher-Thomas. Visitation is on Thursday, July 31 at A. D. Porter & Sons, 1300 W. Chestnut St. from 5-7 p.m.  

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” at Gallery 104

Gallery 104, 502-222-3822, 104 E. Main St. in La Grange, is showing “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” photography exhibition through Aug. 16.

Call for art

Bernheim Forest is holding CONNECT on Aug. 23 and is looking for artists, inventors, sculptors, science techies, geeks, landscape light designers, installation artists, art collectives and innovative cultural comrades to participate. The four hour event of art, music, science and nature that takes place around Lake Nevin exactly two hours prior to sunset (this year it is […]

Weekend visual art events

Julia Comer is having a trunk show of her jewelry on Saturday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 from 12-6 p.m. Also on display will be the work of artists Shelley Vaughn Hulsey (jewelry and mixed media) and Benjamin Ensor (photography). FLO, 803 E. Market St. in the courtyard behind Gifthorse. The Arts Association of Oldham County and […]

African art at U of L Hite Art Institute

U of L’s Hite Art Institute is showing “African Art from the Margaret and Frederick Merida Collection” from July 25-Sept. 13. The opening is Friday, July 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

“The French Poster: A Glimpse into 19th Century France”

Local Speed, 822 E. Market St., is presenting the lecture “The French Poster: A Glimpse into 19th Century France” by Dr. Wendy Yoder is on Friday, July 25 from 6-6:45 p.m. as part of their current exhibition, “Art of the Streets: The French Poster 1880-1930.” Free and open to the public.

July 25 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, July 25. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.

“HOT! HOT! HOT!” at Gallery Janjobe

“HOT! HOT! HOT!” by the Louisville Artisan’s Guild is at Gallery Janjobe, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 899-9293, from July 24-Aug. 23. The opening reception is on Thursday, July 24 from 5-7 p.m.

Call for art

The Portland Art & Heritage Fair, scheduled for Sat., Oct. 11, is seeking art from Louisville and Kentucky artists. It is a free one-day festival featuring a juried art exhibit, trolley tours of historic Portland with stops along the way, river-craft demonstrations, children’s activities, art cars, craft booths, food trucks and music. The purpose of the […]

Weekend visual art events

The Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660, is having the opening of the Kentucky Watercolor Society Show on Sunday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through Aug. 26.

“Part II: Analogy” at Zephyr Gallery

“Part II: Analogy” of “Project 3: Analog/Analogy” will be at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., from July 17-Aug. 16. The reception is Friday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m.

2014 Art Meets Activism grant recipients

The Kentucky Foundation for Women board has announced the 2014 Art Meets Activism grants. Louisville-area recipients are ArtThrust, Beaded Treasures Project, Boys and Girls Haven, Center for Women and Families, Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc., Linda Erzinger, Christine Haaga, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Louisville Visual Art Association, PEACC Program, and Sarah Reinhart and Shannon […]

Pottery Rowe closing

Ceramicist Melvin D. Rowe is closing his studio/gallery Pottery Rowe after 26 years at 2048 Frankfort Ave., 896-0877. The last day is Saturday, July 19. He will continue selling pottery at CRAFT(s) and A Taste of Kentucky as well as online at

“Larry Beisler: Organics” at Art Council of Southern Indiana

“Organics” by Larry Beisler is at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 812-949-4238, 1638 Market St. in New Albany, through Aug. 7.  

“Touching Your Inner Peace” at Kore Gallery

“Touching Your Inner Peace” by Lisa Leigh Payne is at Kore Gallery in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. through July 31. The reception is on Friday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m.

New Albany Public Art Project catalog

The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 812-944-7336, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting it New Albany Public Art Project catalog to the public on Friday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Attendees to the event will also be the first to hear about the New Albany Public Art […]