Category Archives: nature

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 […]

‘Gates in the Meadow’ @ Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden

<ART> Through summer ‘Gates in the Meadow’ Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1101 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 A gate without a fence is a curious thing. It’s a portal — to what? You could have walked around it, and yet it draws you to it like a magnet. The gates at Hidden […]

Garden Sculpture Show @ Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

<ART> May 16-Aug. 3   Garden Sculpture Show Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old LaGrange Road, Crestwood 502-241-4788 This is an event that gardeners/art lovers/all-around outdoorsy types wait for each year. Yew Dell’s Garden Sculpture Show likes to surround sculpture with foliage and flowers, reiterating that they all belong together. Not that I have anything […]

Gardeners’ Fair @ Locust Grove

<FAIR> May 9-11 Gardeners’ Fair Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane • 897-9845 $6 (includes tour); 10 a.m.-5 p.m. I don’t have a green thumb, but one place that makes me want to dip my digit in paint and pretend I do is Locust Grove. The historic property’s 55 rolling acres remind me I need […]

Landscape Photography Workshop @ Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden

<ART> May 9-10   Landscape Photography Workshop Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1101 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica 812-282-0524 $100 The name says it all. Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden has eight acres of great Southern Indiana landscape with sculpture nestled among the nursery plants and trees. It’s also a terrific place to have an […]

‘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 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. 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. 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

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

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 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. $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 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 […]