Erica Denise is in charge of Arts Education at Louisville Central Community Center, and she is doing a one-night cabaret performance at Tim Faulkner Gallery on October 15. She gave us a taste of what to expect, singing live in the studio on LVA's Artebella On The Radio, and opened up about herself and the autobiographical nature of the show, which is called "Journal Entries." Tune in every week at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
Margaret Archambault was with us the first half of the show this Thursday. Her new show is at Tim Faulkner Gallery, and Shayne Hull occupied the second half hour - he is showing at LVA during the run of Titus Andronicus. Tune in every Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
LVA joined the annual NuLu Festival neighborhood block party celebration, and invited young artists to help create a large-scale collage! Educators Annette Cable and Ehren Reed and volunteers supervised the production.
Jon Huffman didn't come to the A R T x F M studios looking like this, but he and his Kentucky Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus director Matt Wallace did visit us on "LVA's Artebella" this week to talk about the production, which is being staged in LVA's building during October. it should be bloody good! Listen each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 or artxfm.com. Photo by Olen Owens Photography .
We were honored to witness the unveiling of the Veterans for Peace mural at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN, honoring those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Printmaker and IUS Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Susanna Crum and Mariana Grohowski, Assistant Professor of English, led student and local veterans in creating the mural, and LVA was proud to do what we could to help make it happen.
We thank our partners who made this possible, ArtsMatch and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, and Center for Neighborhoods, for their continued support, and Veterans for Peace for all that they do.
Local artists were assembled by Revelry Boutique Gallery to do live bourbon barrel painting at Churchill Downs, and LVA was invited to join in the fun with artists Bri Bowers, Bobby Hinkel, Adam Horton, David Nichols, Wood + Twine and more.
LVA held our second annual Plein Air Paint Out from 8am-3pm on Sunday, September 17. It was part of a day of fun at the site of the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens that also featured:
A food truck, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including a large flower mandala weed walk, solar power demonstration, free canoe tours, butterfly tent, beekeeping, rainwater demo, raptors, baby goats, face painting, a paper flower workshop, a bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Did we forget anything?!?
Dave Caudill presented photos and details of The Bolivian Odyssey Project at LVA on September 13.
In April, he was Visiting Artist at the art center Ars Natura Uta (near La Paz, Bolivia), where construction began on a large labyrinth based on a human fingerprint. He discussed his proposal for a similar public artwork in the Louisville area: