We are having a wonderful time bringing "Water Tower - Form & Function" to Eisenhower Elementary through a partnership between LVA and the Louisville Water Company made possible through Louisville Water Foundation. During this class, students broke into small groups to create their very own water tower design—taking what they've learned about the form and function of a water tower and making it their own. Next class they will begin to build their water towers in small groups and will go on to paint and embellish them soon after! By the end of the residency, students will strengthen their critical thinking skills, learn new creative problem-solving techniques and will work collaboratively towards a common goal. We can't wait to see what they create!
During our visit to Roosevelt Perry's mask making residency, students were beginning to form their masks from papier mache! In the previous class, students sketched ideas inspired from two different folktales they read, including the Chinese Zodiac and a Native American folktales! Next class, students will add paint and will begin embellishing with a variety of materials to make their ideas come to life!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Children's Fine Art Classes program at art[squared] this year! 154 pieces sold so far, helping us raise over $30,000! This will allow us to continue to provide scholarships to over 1,000 talented and motivated students each year. We are so grateful for all the artists who participated and donated their time and talent, all the collectors who came out to purchase work, the board members and volunteers who helped everything run smoothly, Cunningham Door & Windows for sponsoring the event, as well as CirqueLouis for an amazing performance! It was such a wonderful evening and we are thankful beyond measure for the support of every one of you!
Photos by Crystal Ludwick Photo LLC.
"Above the Fray", by Britany Baker, the Featured Artist for LVA's art[squared] sale on April 7 & 8, was one of our guests on PUBLIC on March 31. Shae Goodlett and Irene Mudd also joined us from the Kaviar Forge And-Gallery exhibit "The Next Generation". Tune in to 97.1 WXOX-FM Thursday at 10am, or stream on ARTXFM.com.
This Shibori piece is by Elmer Lucille Allen, a Louisville treasure and our guest on PUBLIC March 23. She is one of the artists currently featured in "Tessile Ora", an exhibit at Louisville's Metro Hall through May 26. Tune in to 97.1 WXOX-FM each Thursday at 10am, or stream on ARTXFM.com.
We are off to a great start working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Bellewood! During this visit, students worked with instructor Ehren Reed to create abstract, colorful paintings to be used as collage materials for our Eric Carle inspired project! We can't wait to see the finished artwork! This summer, students will be working with ceramic artist Lisa Simon on sensory elements for their outdoor classroom as well. Check back in for more behind the scenes images.
oberto Rivera, Zach Allen-Kelly, and Lori Allen-Kelly of the Louisville Cartoonists Society joined us Thursday on PUBLIC. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on A R T x F M. COM, 10am each Thursday.
We've had a great time working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 28-week art therapy program as part of a full school year initiative with Home of the Innocents! During this visit, students showed off the comic books and comic book characters they created with Annette Cable. We love how much creativity they put into the project!
What does LVA add to your life?
Internship possibilities for my students, exhibitions that enrich the community, classes that enrich the community.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Cooking a delicious meal.
Who is your favorite local artist?
Too many good ones: some of my favorites: Mary Carothers, Debra Clem, Emily Sheehan, Susanna Crum
Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?
Less racially and economically segregated, more openness and acceptance of Southern Indiana as part of the Louisville community. It is a social divide that dates back to the civil war era, let’s move on and live and work together as the one community that we are. More public transportation, More creative industry, more private, local, state, and federal funds for the arts that are democratically allocated.
What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?
I live close to downtown New Albany. I absolutely love that my neighborhood is economically and racially diverse, that I can afford a beautiful historical home, that I can ride my bike/walk just a few blocks and be at the waterfront or at so many great, locally owned shops and restaurants, and our great farmers’ market.
What three items would you bring to a desert island?
My dogs, Crunch and Oliver, a water filter, and a really sharp knife, wait maybe that’s four.
What advice would you give your past self if you could?
Don’t expect the world to get better as you grow older, you have to work make it better. People are fragile. Gender Bias is alive and well and comes at you from unexpected places, don’t let that get you down, use the economic and educational privileges you have enjoyed to work for equality for all.
While LVA and Louisville Ballet have been collaborating to bring Human Abstract to the Kentucky Center, their education teams have been working with the students at Newcomer Academy and The Academy @ Shawnee on a student-led version of the project! Louisville Ballet led students at Newcomer through the process of planning the choreography for their own performance interpreting William Blake's Human Abstract while LVA helped Shawnee visual art students conceptualize and build sets to go along with the piece. The result is breathtaking— performances were held at The Academy @ Shawnee as well as at The Kentucky Center!
Lucas Jervies, choreographer of "Human Abstract," and Robert Curran, Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet joined us on PUBLIC, along with LVA Director Lindy Casebier, as we discussed the collaboration between Louisville Visual Art and the Louisville Ballet. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM or stream PUBLIC on each Thursday at 10AM.
Learn more about Human Abstract and get your tickets online here.