Category Archives: nature

‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ @ Ekstrom Library

<FILM> Thursday, April 17 ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library U of L • 2301 S. Third St. Free; 6 p.m. “I feel like I’m a war photographer and I’m photographing history. I’m photographing changes in history right now in terms of animal rights and where it’s going,” says photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur […]

Weekender: March 15-16

<ART> Saturday, March 15 ‘Art [squared]’ PUBLIC Gallery 131 W. Main St. • 235-3088 louisvillevisualart.org Free: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Being anonymous can be fun, dangerous or dangerous fun. The Louisville Visual Art Association found out last year that we like the thrill of buying art without knowing the artist who created it. So it’s time […]

Talk on Falls of the Ohio at Carnegie Center

Pre-registration required. The Carnegie Center’s next Lunch & Learn program is “Falls of the Ohio: Unique in the World” with Alan Goldstein, Falls of the Ohio State Park, on Tuesday Jan. 21, from 12-1 p.m. This program is free but registration is required (812-944-7336). Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St., New […]

Weekender: Nov. 1-3

Patrick Jilbert Friday, Nov. 1 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. whylouisville.com Free; 5 p.m. Patrick Jilbert is a visual artist, but he’s also a street rat prankster visionary who knows a lot more about some different stuff than you do. The self-taught painter and illustrator is influenced by a chain of up-to-the-minute influences found […]

Weekender: Sept. 21-22

•African Heritage Festival @ KY Center for African American Heritage Saturday, Sept. 21 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. kcaah.org Free; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. African-Americans in Louisville and Jefferson County have a long and rich history, one deserving of recognition and celebration throughout the year, not just during a predetermined “history […]

“Beyond Borders” at Arts Council of Southern Indiana

The annual art exhibition “Beyond Borders,” in celebration of the Monarch Butterfly, is showing at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 E. Market St. in New Albany, 812-949-4238, from Aug. 9-Sept. 27. The opening reception and Monarch Celebration is Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1-6 p.m.  

Twilight Tram Tour at Cave Hill

RSVP required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is conducting a Twilight Tram Tour on Saturday, June 22 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 per person. To RSVP, call 502-451-5630 or email CaveHill@bellsouth.net.

6th Annual Garden Sculpture Show at Yew Dell

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Rd. in Crestwood, 502-241-4788, is presenting its 6th Annual Garden Sculpture Show through Aug. 4. Free with regular admission.    

“Discovering Louisville’s Arboretum” tour

Pre-registration required. The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is presenting a tour “Discovering Louisville’s Arboretum” of horticultural highlights by Lee Squires on Saturday, June 1 from 10-11:30 a.m. $15 per person. For more information, call 502-451-5630 or cavehill@bellsouth.net.

Weekend visual art events

Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden is opening for the season on Saturday, March 30 featuring blacksmith/sculptor Jeff Reinhardt and his friends along with the annual Kite Flying Extravaganza. 21c is showing “Wild Card: The Art of Michael Combs, a 15-year survey” beginning on Saturday, March 30. 700 W. Main St., 217-6300.

Panel discussion on mountaintop removal at Carnegie

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a panel discussion on mountaintop removal and Renewable Energy on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. The panel discussion is presented in conjunction with the Center’s current exhibit “Project Reclamation,” a visual art exhibition to help raise awareness […]

Weekender: Oct. 27-28

•Harvest Hootenanny Saturday, Oct. 27 Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park mightykindness.org Free; noon-6 p.m. What happens when the local farmer meets up with the social justice advocate who was hanging with the eco steward and the minister, who had a lunch date with the peace activist and the artist? It’s the ultimate vision of the Mighty […]

Weekend visual art events

The eighth annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! Event is on Saturday, Sept. 29. Participating museums and cultural institutions offer free admission: Carnegie Center, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, Locust Grove, Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum and Louisville Science Center.    

Yew Dell Concert Series

Thursday, Aug. 18 Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old LaGrange Road Crestwood, Ky. www.yewdellgardens.org $15 (members), $20 (general); 7 p.m. Bourbon Baroque performs the music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the instruments for which the music was composed. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is Louisville’s 34-acre public botanical garden and horticulture resource center dedicated […]

Monarch Butterfly Show @ Arts Council of Southern Indiana

Through Aug. 25 Arts Council of Southern Indiana 820 E. Market St., New Albany 812-949-4238 www.artscouncilsi.org I once heard butterflies described as “flying stained glass.” The huge, gorgeous insects that are monarchs really fit that description, so much so that the Arts Council of Southern Indiana decided to showcase the monarch butterfly in a garden […]

Yew Dell’s 4th Annual Sculpture Show

With over 40 sculptures, including site-specific pieces by Louisville’s Anne Peabody, the Sculpture Show at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens has something for everyone. The Sculpture Show is an exhibit and sale of outdoor sculpture in stone, glass, metal, ceramic and more; each piece elegantly displayed in one of Yew Dell’s exceptional garden settings. Show is […]

Bonsai Symposium @ Fern Valley Hotel & Convention Center

June 16-19 Fern Valley Hotel & Convention Center 2715 Fern Valley Road • www.louisvillebonsai.org $10; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 9 a.m.-noon (Sun.) Before miniature versions of normal-sized items became an accepted part of American consumer culture, there was the bonsai. Literally meaning “plantings in a tray” in Japanese, the ancient art of pruning the tiny […]

Weekend visual art events

The Communities of Southern Indiana are presenting an Art Trolley Hop on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Trolleys will leave all day from the Howard Steamboat Museum on the hour and the Arts Council of Southern Indiana and Hidden Hill on the 1/2 hour. $15 includes admission and transportation to all three locations. […]

Peony Fest @ Whitehall

Monday, May 16 Whitehall House & Gardens 3110 Lexington Road • 897-2944 Free; 5:30 p.m. The 8th annual Peony Fest features more than 50 peony varieties. Peonies will be sold for $20/plant.

Weekender: May 14-15

•Art in the Arbor May 14-15 4936 Brownsboro Road • 425-6943 www.artinthearbor.org Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.) A Louisville tradition since 1968, the Art in the Arbor Festival once again brings a host of attractions to help ease your post-Derby hangover. From live music to a wine garden, plus intriguing live […]