Category Archives: art

‘Reminiscence’ by Rita Cameron @ Hotel Louisville

<ART> Aug. 1-Sept. 2 ‘Reminiscence’ by Rita Cameron Hotel Louisville 120 W. Broadway In Louisville, the word “Wayside” is tied with community service and support. The Wayside Expression Gallery, Wayside Christian Mission’s nonprofit gallery, is no different. Its give-back mission is what drew in artist Rita Cameron, who will be exhibiting a line of […]

‘New Work’ by Shayne Hull @ Swanson Contemporary

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘New Work’ by Shayne Hull Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 Shayne Hull is an artistic treasure around these parts. After a career spanning 25+ years (“rarely slowing down or taking a break,” he says), he took a three-year sabbatical from art. I’m happy to report his paintings and […]

‘Art Show from the Underbelly’ @ ART.FM

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘Art Show from the Underbelly’ ART.FM 829 E. Market St. Despite graffiti and street art being pastimes the majority of people aren’t associated with, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t at least somewhat familiar with the work of Banksy. Louisville hosts its own prolific tagger who couldn’t be […]

‘Jawesome!’ @ Block Party Handmade Boutique

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘Jawesome!’ Block Party Handmade Boutique 560 S. Fourth St. Opening Reception: Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. When owner Mary Levinsky first opened Block Party last year, she was excited to plan specific themes for each month. For August, the gallery will celebrate the release of “Sharknado 2” with a shark-themed exhibition. In […]

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.

‘KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014′ @ Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

<ART> Through Sept. 21 ‘KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014’ Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 A dress made out of bike tires and clasps? Cardboard craft paper fashioned into a Flamenco-style dress? A vest and skirt crafted out of rubber drawer liners and key rings? Recycled items, made […]

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 […]

Weekender – July 26 & 27

<SPORTS> Saturday, July 26 Derby City Roller Girls Kentucky Fair & Expo Center $12 adv., $15 door; 4 p.m. The only thing better than one rowdy roller derby match? Three rowdy roller derby matches. To mark the end of their 2014 season, the Derby City Roller Girls are presenting their first-ever tripleheader this weekend. […]

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.

Cryptid Carnival @ Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

  <FEST> Friday, July 25 Cryptid Carnival Nancy’s Bagel Grounds 2101 Frankfort Ave. Free; 6 p.m. Apologies if my next two sentences make you feel old. Do you remember “Tales from the Crypt,” the HBO television show with the creepy intro featuring a cackling skeleton? That program debuted 25 years ago last month. The […]

All City Art Weekend @ Spinelli’s Pizzeria

<ART> July 25-27 All City Art Weekend Spinelli’s Pizzeria 239 S. Fifth St. Free; noon-6 p.m. Remember that time you had Spinelli’s sober? Nah, I’m kidding. The pizzeria, which delivers until 4:30 a.m., is hosting its first ever weekend-long art festival, which will include live street art and music. The live painting will come […]

African Art @ Hite Art Institute

<ART> July 25-Sept. 13 African Art Hite Art Institute Schneider Hall Galleries Some of the oldest civilizations and cultures derived from the rich and vast continent of Africa. As a result, the nations therein are home to some of the most ancient and long-running cultures and art. In 2012, Margaret and Frederick Merida donated […]

‘In Between’ @ Carnegie Center for Art & History

<ART> July 25-Oct. 11 ‘In Between’ Carnegie Center for Art & History 201 E. Spring St., New Albany 812-944-7336           Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino have created a world that is “In Between.” This exhibition of their paintings focuses on the illusion of depth with its sense of “come on in.” Except you can’t. […]