Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: August 18, 2017

FRIDAY: Mapped Out is a big, fun, one-time-only LVA party at Garage Bar! Join us from 5-10! Our new neighbors Quappi Projects grapple with Adam Chuck's "Instant Gratification" Moremen Moloney Contemporary presents Kathryn Keller SATURDAY: Gallery Jaan puts on Linda Akers Bernheim Forest CONNECTs art and nature again

FRIDAY:
Mapped Out is a big, fun, one-time-only LVA party at Garage Bar! Join us from 5-10!
Our new neighbors Quappi Projects grapple with Adam Chuck's "Instant Gratification"
Moremen Moloney Contemporary presents Kathryn Keller

SATURDAY:
Gallery Jaan puts on Linda Akers
Bernheim Forest CONNECTs art and nature again

LVA staffer, member awarded prestigious Fellowship

Ann Stewart Anderson, LVA member LVA Creative Design Director Amy Chase, a ceramic artist, and Ann Stewart Anderson, a mixed media artist, are two of six Kentucky artists awarded a $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council "for exemplifying excellence in their respective creative disciplines." The Fellowship award was named in 1983 in honor of Al Smith, a journalist and Kentucky Arts Council board chair. This program has since been able to distribute a few million dollars to emerging artists in the Commonwealth. “Our Al Smith Fellowship and Emerging Artist Award recipients represent the best in their disciplines, and we count them as ambassadors for Kentucky’s artistic excellence,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, Arts Council executive director. “Their awards are well deserved, and we look forward to more great work from them in the future.”

Ann Stewart Anderson, LVA member

LVA Creative Design Director Amy Chase, a ceramic artist, and Ann Stewart Anderson, a mixed media artist, are two of six Kentucky artists awarded a $7,500 Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council "for exemplifying excellence in their respective creative disciplines."

The Fellowship award was named in 1983 in honor of Al Smith, a journalist and Kentucky Arts Council board chair. This program has since been able to distribute a few million dollars to emerging artists in the Commonwealth.

“Our Al Smith Fellowship and Emerging Artist Award recipients represent the best in their disciplines, and we count them as ambassadors for Kentucky’s artistic excellence,” said Lydia Bailey Brown, Arts Council executive director. “Their awards are well deserved, and we look forward to more great work from them in the future.”

Amy Chase, LVA Creative Design Director

Amy Chase, LVA Creative Design Director

Studio 2000 Mural Unveiling

We rise by lifting others. Sunday was a great day as we celebrated the first Studio 2000 mural with Louisville Metro Parks. Parishioners, family, friends and Metro Council member Barbara Sexton Smith came together to see what our high school student artists and instructor Casey McKinney made happen this summer, bringing brightness back to a beautiful community.

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Studio 2000: Exhibition Preparation

Our Studio 2000 students are nearing the finish line for their summer program we've been working on with Metro Parks. Fiber, clay and mixed media projects are all coming together so wonderfully!

Please come see the exhibition at Actors Theatre of Louisville on Thursday, August 4 from 5-7pm, free for all ages!

Open Doors

Bellewood: Exhibition Celebration

We have been working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring an art therapy program with Bellewood Home for Children, who "have worked to nurture Kentucky's most vulnerable children."

We celebrated this art program's conclusion as proud students shared what they made this summer with instructor and ceramic artist Lisa Simon - they are some of the sweetest kids we've gotten to work with yet!

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: July 28, 2017

Open Doors

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church mural - progress!

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church:

Early June

Early June

June 29 An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track. Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood. "Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods." The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6. Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program. "We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work." We hope you will be able to join us in celebration! Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

June 29

An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track.

Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood.

"Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods."

The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6.

Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program.

"We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work."

We hope you will be able to join us in celebration!



Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood "WDRB's Kate Springer talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it." Read all about it here!


Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood
"WDRB's Kate Springer talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it."

Read all about it here!

Exhibits, The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now: Opening Exhibition by KyCad

Thank you for being wonderful partners on The Future Is Now, our artist mentorship program, the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and Jefferson County Public Schools! The exhibition will run through August 4 in KyCad's 849 Gallery. Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night and showed your support! Thanks also to photographer Maggie Huber for these great images:

Rashad Sullivan & Deb Whistler

Rashad Sullivan & Deb Whistler

Hannah Lyle & Dominic Guarnaschelli

Hannah Lyle & Dominic Guarnaschelli

Brittney Sharp & Bobby Barbour

Brittney Sharp & Bobby Barbour

Sunny Rae Podbelsek & Lauren Hirsch

Sunny Rae Podbelsek & Lauren Hirsch

Linda Erzinger

Linda Erzinger

Jake Ford & Nicole Scott

Jake Ford & Nicole Scott