Artist Support

The 5th annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art

Adrienne Miller The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, presented Louisville-based artist and printmaker Adrienne Miller with the fifth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art today at 10 a.m. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience. Miller will use the prize to research the landscape and art historical influence of the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. The two-week trip will cover close to 2,000 miles in a loop through the Four Corners region and will include a variety of stops, including several different pueblo ruin sites, printmaking studios in Albuquerque, the Georgia O’Keefe museum and archives, several National Parks, energy vortexes in Sedona, and several large earthworks in the region. “I want the experience to be transformative and immersive so that I come away feeling as though the experience really was a tipping point for me,” said Miller of the Hadley Prize enrichment experience. “I want to return to Louisville renewed to create a whole new body of work.”

Adrienne Miller

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, presented Louisville-based artist and printmaker Adrienne Miller with the fifth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art today at 10 a.m.

The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience. Miller will use the prize to research the landscape and art historical influence of the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. The two-week trip will cover close to 2,000 miles in a loop through the Four Corners region and will include a variety of stops, including several different pueblo ruin sites, printmaking studios in Albuquerque, the Georgia O’Keefe museum and archives, several National Parks, energy vortexes in Sedona, and several large earthworks in the region.

“I want the experience to be transformative and immersive so that I come away feeling as though the experience really was a tipping point for me,” said Miller of the Hadley Prize enrichment experience. “I want to return to Louisville renewed to create a whole new body of work.”

Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry “The selection committee was very impressed with Adrienne’s clear artistic vision and the unique nature of her enrichment experience,” said LVA director Lindy Casebier. “Her focus on landscape, both as a part of the American identity and as a driver of her own work, really stood out.” “The local artists competing for the Hadley Prize continue to impress us with their originality and passion,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “While this award focuses on a single artist and a single project, it has the potential to make a much greater impact. By helping Adrienne develop professionally to realize her full potential, she will be empowered to share her gifts with other artists and the Louisville community.”

Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry

“The selection committee was very impressed with Adrienne’s clear artistic vision and the unique nature of her enrichment experience,” said LVA director Lindy Casebier. “Her focus on landscape, both as a part of the American identity and as a driver of her own work, really stood out.”

“The local artists competing for the Hadley Prize continue to impress us with their originality and passion,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “While this award focuses on a single artist and a single project, it has the potential to make a much greater impact. By helping Adrienne develop professionally to realize her full potential, she will be empowered to share her gifts with other artists and the Louisville community.”

Brad Vetter, Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry, Lindy Casebier

Brad Vetter, Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry, Lindy Casebier

Studio 2000: Batiks, 2D and Ceramics

Studio 2000 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, and mural art while also receiving a $500 stipend at the end of the eight-week session. The program culminates with a public exhibition and sale at the end of the summer that brings proceeds back to Studio 2000 to support future programming. Studio 2000 is a partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and LVA.

This week, students at the Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center enjoy working on ceramics, 2D art and Batiks.

The Batik process is a wax-resist dyeing technique that is traditional in several different cultures, mostly in Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. The textiles that this group is making will be used to create "functional" items - book covers for handmade books, pillow cases, tote bags, etc.

The 2D group's emphasis is on printmaking, but they will also be creating primarily functional things - printing on greeting cards, t-shirts, totebags, skateboard decks and more.

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Friday Link Roundup: June 23, 2017

Summer Camp

Painting Lab: Yummy Yummy Yummy

Painting Lab focuses on the young artist who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint. Students work with a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint! Students also use a variety of surfaces including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions will lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting, and students will have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques.

This week, our young artists found inspiration in an everyday object of joy: fun food!

 

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The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now: Icebreakers

The Future Is Now is a mentorship program that matches high school students with professional local artists. This summer, we are excited to be partnering with The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University

The Future Is Now's mentors and mentees worked together on an icebreaker to see who could build the sturdiest tower in five minutes! It was a great warm-up for their work-in-progress critique. We're looking forward to their exhibition opening on July 20 at KyCAD's 849 Gallery

Summer Camp

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens: Art in Nature

LVA brought a nature art half-day summer camp out to partners Yew Dell Botanical Gardens! Students explored the wonders of their gardens through a creative lens — imagine creating art in a castle or along woodland trails. Artists tapped into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the Great Outdoors. The natural world offered an opportunity for students to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art!

 

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Friday Link Roundup: June 16, 2017

Summer Camp

Picture Love at Sun Valley

What's the opposite of a selfie? LVA instructor Sarah and assistant instructor LaNia led a class of Picture Love students at the Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation's Sun Valley Community Center. Despite the summer heat, they had fun practicing taking portraits of each other.

Picture Love is a partnership between Louisville Metro and LVA that teaches the art and skill of photography.  The resulting images capture a meaningful moment in each participant’s personal history while painting a larger picture of Louisville as a whole.

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Friday Link Roundup: June 2, 2017