Category Archives: art

“PRESS” letterpress demo and exhibition tour

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is featuring an exhibition tour and letterpress demo as part of its show “PRESS” on Friday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Earth Art Adventures presentations

Earth Art Adventures connects art, nature and digital photography with youths’ imagination. It’s great for youth groups, nature programs, kids camps, libraries, schools and more. Free introductory presentations are being offered on Friday, April 25 from 9-10 a.m. or Sunday, April 27 from 3-4 p.m. at 1741: A Collaboratory for Social Innovation, James Lees Presbyterian […]

Christen Boone named new Fund for the Arts president

The Fund for the Arts has announced that Christen Boone will be the new President & CEO. Current Fund President & CEO Barbara Sexton Smith will be retiring on Aug. 31, with Boone transitioning into the organization beginning on July 7.

Artist Ben Katchor exhibition, lecture and workshop

Registration is required. The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is showing “Ben Katchor: The Made World” from April 26-May 10 at the Cressman Center, 100 E. Main St. (the opening reception is from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26). Accompanying the exhibition are a lecture and workshop at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, […]

Weekend visual art events

The opening reception for “Demoiselle et Garcon” by Silvia Willkens and John Nation will be held on Sundnay, April 20 at Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 581-8277. Wayside Expressions Gallery, Wayside Christian Mission, Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway, is having its 9th year Birthday Celebration on Sunday, April 20 from 2-4 p.m. Hidden Hill […]

‘Party Animals’ @ Block Party Handmade Boutique

<ART> Through April 30 ‘Party Animals’ Block Party Handmade Boutique 560 S. Fourth St. Don’t let the name of Block Party Handmade Boutique’s latest exhibit fool you into a false sense of glitter and feeling like P. Diddy. “Party Animals” has nothing to do with the new, sans dollar sign sing-talker Kesha. It’s Old […]

‘Give Peace a Chance’ @ The Muhammad Ali Center

<ART> Through May 26 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ The Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. Sixth St. Everybody’s talking about bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism, this-ism, that-ism. All we are saying is give peace a chance … It may be 45 years old, but the words and message behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s […]

Danica Novgorodoff @ 849 Gallery

<ART> Through May 2 Danica Novgorodoff 849 Gallery 849 S. Third St. • 618-4600 Here’s some good news for all you single people out there — apparently there’s no such thing as a lonely afterlife in China. If an unmarried person dies, it’s believed the deceased will be forlorn and possibly haunt its living […]

‘Surrender to Color’ @ Kore Art Gallery

<ART> Through April 30    ‘Surrender to Color’ Kore Art Gallery Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 333-4355 There’s many in Louisville and Southern Indiana who want to put their arms in the air, spin around and scream, “It’s finally spring!” While I’m not entirely convinced it will not snow tomorrow, I’m loving […]

“Olmsted Parks Paintings II” at Jane Morgan Gallery

The Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center, 592-7835, is showing “Olmsted Parks Paintings II” by the Kentucky Plein Air Painters from April 16-May 31. The reception is Thursday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m.

Call for art deadline extended

PYRO Gallery, 587-0106, has extended the deadline for photographers to submit work for a juried exhibition on the concept of “Transformations” through Thursday, April 24. There is no submission fee, and the show will run from May 15-June 28.  All photographic processes are accepted.  

Call for art

The Jeffersonville Public Arts Commission is currently holding a call for entries for a variety of projects: Sculptural Benches for Chestnut Street, “On the Berm,” Wheely Artful Bicycle Racks and the Creative Crosswalk Project. For more information on any of these projects, go to Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 E. Market St., in […]

Weekend visual art events

C.J. Pressma’s talk on his show “Night Lights” at PYRO Gallery, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 12, has been moved to Saturday, April 19 at noon. PYRO Gallery will be closed on April 12 due to Thunder Over Louisville. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 589-0102, 715 W. Main St., is holding a exhibition […]

Weekender: April 11-12

<ART> Saturday, April 12 ‘Thunder at the Cressman’ Cressman Center 100 E. Main St. • 852-6794 $30 ($10 kids); 3 p.m. One of the things I like about all the activities that surround the Kentucky Derby is how they combine what we already love. Fashion? We got your Derby ties and socks right here. […]

KFW’s Judi Jennings discusses art and feminism

The Kentucky Foundation for Women Executive Director Judi Jennings is interviewed this week on Barry’s Blog, a national source for news, advice and opinion for the Arts Administrator. In it, Jennings discusses her views on social justice feminism, locally and nationally.    

‘MASS’ @ Flame Run Gallery

<ART> Through May 31 ‘MASS’ Flame Run Gallery 815 W. Market St. • 584-5353 The snow may glow white on the mountain tonight, but here on the banks of the Ohio, 17 artists are bringing to life glistening glass creations that would make Queen Elsa proud. In a departure from the blown or hot-sculpted […]

Hadley Prize for Visual Art

The Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art recognizes artists in the Louisville area who demonstrate a commitment to, and potential for, growth within their chosen medium in the visual arts. Rather than providing support for particular projects or capital equipment, this monetary prize is designated for enrichment experiences that will help the winning artists pursue their personal and professional ambitions, and […]

‘Look at me!’ @ Garner Narrative

<ART> Through May 30 ‘Look at me!’ Garner Narrative 642 E. Market St. Edward Snowden’s stated motive for leaking thousands of classified documents was “to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.” Local artist Keith Stone was inspired by this new information […]

KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 589-0102, is presenting “KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway” on Friday, April 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a benefit for KMAC with tickets starting at $125.

Brent Estabrook @ Tom Faulkner Gallery

<ART> Through May 1 Brent Estabrook Tom Faulkner Gallery 1512 Portland Ave. • 389-0347 I recently visited the Tim Faulkner Gallery at its new location. As we walked through the massive space, I was continually drawn to an assortment of paintings of rifles, money and skulls (not my normal areas of interest). Faulkner said […]