Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Phillip High

How did you first get involved with LVA? 

I attended an Artebella pre-launch feedback meeting and signed up when it first came online.

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I have always enjoyed art related activities, but In the 4th grade, one of my classmate's mother was an artist and gave a guest drawing lesson to the class. The process felt very natural to me and I received a lot of positive feedback from the results.

What does LVA add to your life? 

Just knowing there is an organization dedicated to promoting local art and artists is very encouraging. Artebella, Open Studio Weekend, and the Artist Opportunities email newsletter have been specifically helpful to me. 

How else are you involved in the community?

Mainly through arts related activities: attending openings and events and actively networking with other artists.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

I am in my studio all day, six days a week and I like for Sundays to be intentional down-time, with as light an agenda as possible. Being outdoors and time with family are always good. A clear break from "accomplishing" anything helps me to be more motivated throughout the rest of the week.

Who is your favorite local artist?

This is difficult to answer. I have only been back in Louisville since 2012 and I feel like I am still discovering new artists all the time. I honestly cannot pick a favorite at this point. There are many to choose from. 

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

I believe Louisville is headed in a great direction right now. Some things I am looking forward to are: The Waterfront Botanical Gardens, the revitalization of urban communities, greater national recognition for our commitment to creativity and healthy growth, and an increasingly diverse and inclusive cultural mix.

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

I live in Hikes Point, a well maintained and convenient location. I am pleased to see many young couples and families moving in on a regular basis. I also like the surprising amount of cultural, racial, and economic diversity happily coexisting there.

What three items would you bring to a desert island?

Water, an umbrella... and a prayer rug.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

Focus, plan, act.

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Printmaking with Maryhurst Students at Foxhollow Farm

We have come to look forward to the end of the summer because that means it's time to work with the students from Maryhurst on a field trip at Foxhollow Farm! Last year we did cyanotypes— this year we used printmaking! All artwork created will be for sale at this year's Foxhollow Farm's Fall Festival benefiting Maryhurst— come on out on October 8th to pick up a one of a kind piece of art! RSVP on the Facebook event today!

First we explored the farm and each student selected veggies, flowers, and leaves that they wanted to use to create their prints. Students got to sample cherry tomatoes, sweet peppers, and green beans from the edible garden as well! 

Students then rolled out the ink onto plexiglass and pressed their selected items into it— making sure to coat it evenly— a lot like stamps! They then created patterns and prints on notecards, tea-towels, and totes. 

We thought for sure the veggies would be the most successful, but all of us agreed that the leaves made some of our favorite prints! 

Be sure to come snag your favorite prints at LVA's table during the Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival on October 8th!

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 9.15.16

Savage Rose Artistic Director Kelly Moore joined us in the studio with Tad ChitwoodAbigail Bailey Maupin, & Neill Robertson, who performed scenes from the new radio adaptation of Titus Andronicus that will be onstage at Vault 1031 September 23 and 24. Tune in to 97.1 WXOX, or stream on Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am. (Please excuse the technical difficulties in the feed— there are some jumps here and there in the recording.)

Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Rebecca Norton

How did you first get involved with LVA?

I signed up for LVA newsletters when I moved back to Louisville. 

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I was attending shows and exhibitions shortly after starting my undergraduate studies at U of L in 1999. Art was what I did - it permeated my social, academic and private life. There was no one moment when I knew it was going to be a big part of my life. It just was. 

What does LVA add to your life?

Keeps me informed about artists and events in my community.

How else are you involved in the community?

I spend my free time at First Build making things and sharing ideas with other makers. 

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon. 

A banana split followed by a walk in Cherokee Park with my family. 

Who is your favorite local artist?

Nico Jorcino

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

More pedestrians and sidewalk culture.

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

Crescent Hill. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse, Blue Dog Bakery, Craft House, and the sounds of trains in late evening and night. 

What three items would you bring to a desert island? 

A book on classical and modern geometry—written in at least three languages and laminated, a mason jar (for its many uses— cup to capture water condensation for drinking, instrument to make sounds with different objects or water filled inside…), and a knife.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

You'll have several opportunities to stop and see the Grand Canyon while driving to and from Los Angeles. Take advantage and spend a night under it's stars - its something I never did but wish I had. 

Link Round Up

Friday Link Round Up: September 9th, 2016

Events

Event Feature: MAPPED Out

We had such a wonderful time at MAPPED Out! A huge thank you to Ashley Brossart, Alyx McClain, Braylyn Resko Stewart, Karl Otto, Liz Richter, Pat Sheehan, Vinnie Kochert for creating amazing mini-murals for our silent auction— nearly $5,000 was raised for the Mural Art Program! We also couldn't have done it without our generous sponsors— Garage Bar, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Via Studio, West Sixth Brewing, Tito's Vodka, and of course our wonderful partner Center For Neighborhoods. Thanks to all of you who came out and made the evening so successful— it was so humbling to hear you are as excited as we are about MAP!

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: The Future Is Now

The Future is Now is mentorship program that matches JCPS high school students with professional local artists in Louisville, Kentucky. This summer we were so excited to partner with The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University to bring The Future Is Now back for Summer 2016! We had six amazing students and six wonderful artist mentors participate! You can see all their artwork at their exhibition at the Huff Gallery. 

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 7.28.16

Studio 2000 class of 2016

Studio 2000 class of 2016

We had a wonderful time talking with the instructors of Studio 2000— a partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and LVA that allows high school students who are interested in pursuing visual art as a career to have the opportunity to work with professional artists in clay, fiber & mixed media while also receiving a $500 stipend at the end of the eight-week session. 

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Feature: Photography Camp, Ages 7-10

In Intro to Photography Camp participants learned the art and skill of photography. Students gained a solid understanding of the core foundation of photography and post-production while experimenting with non-traditional techniques as well. Instruction covered several photographic processes from historic cyanotype printing to digital manipulation—and lots in between! Students had chance to use a digital camera, be a “lighting technician”, and learn to edit their images in Photoshop and Lightroom. We are incredibly impressed with their work!

Eliza, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Eliza, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Lauren, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Lauren, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Emily, Shallow Depth of Field

Emily, Shallow Depth of Field

Hadley, Abstract Photography

Hadley, Abstract Photography

James, Abstract Photography

James, Abstract Photography

Grace, Insect's Perspective 

Grace, Insect's Perspective 

Sloan, Lightroom Processing

Sloan, Lightroom Processing

Piper, Perspective 

Piper, Perspective 

Lillian, Portraits with Projector 

Lillian, Portraits with Projector 

Sloan, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Sloan, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Kyel, Photoshop Layers Portrait

Kyel, Photoshop Layers Portrait

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 7.21.16

Shaii Morton and Alex Serpentini at a Future Is Now meeting.

Shaii Morton and Alex Serpentini at a Future Is Now meeting.

On this week's PUBLIC we talked with artist and independent researcher Alex Serpentini.  We discussed her work as a mentor in the The Future Is Now program through LVA— a program that pairs young artists with an adult artist mentor. PUBLIC airs each Thursday 10-11am on 97.1 WXOX-FM in Louisville or stream at Artxfm.com.