This week PUBLIC spotlights The Future Is Now, a mentoring program in collaboration with KyCAD. Our guests included Dominic Guarnaschelli (far right), and two of the mentees, Hannah Lyle & Sunny Podbelsek, as well as Jacqueliine Pallesen from LVA. Join us at 10am every Thursday on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
Illustrator Kevlen Goodner spent a week with our Comic Art summer camp class. Here's what he shared with his Facebook fans:
"I simply cannot say enough about the incredible young people I was privileged to meet and honored to work with at this week's Louisville Visual Art summer camp. I have no doubt that I met with future illustrators whose work will dazzle us in the pages of comics, manga and even animation!
I'm even more proud of the fact that the class was made up predominantly of young women! Their voices will be heard loud and clear, their stories told near and far! Thank you so much to each and every one of them.
Thank you to the parents and loved ones who continue to encourage and inspire them to reach their creative goals. And thank you to LVA for the invitation to share in this beautiful experience. Support your local art organizations! These are our neighbors dedicating their lives to enriching ours. Thank you a million/billion times over to the awesome Jacqueliine Pallesen and the amazing Annette Cable! You guys are Rock Stars in the truest since of the words ;)
See you soon
Studio 2000 had a very full week! Mural students made great progress despite the heat; fiber students went wild with Japanese shibori dyeing; ceramic students dove into wheel-throwing; mixed media students began creating custom skateboard decks; and Tuesday found us all trekking around visiting artists' studios at Hope Mills, Hound Dog Press and Art Sanctuary. Whew! We are exhausted and inspired!
"PUBLIC" is a radio show where we feature a local visual artist each week to discuss their work, inspiration and the current state of Louisville’s artistic community. We seek to bring greater awareness of the visual arts as a whole while promoting local artists and their endeavors.
Tune in Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. through artxfm.com or 97.1 FM, WXOX in the Louisville metro area. "PUBLIC" is presented by Louisville Visual Art and hosted by Keith Waits. You can check out some archived shows here.
Artists Remi and Aron Conaway visited "PUBLIC" to discuss the completion of their Butchertown mural:
This year for the 4th of July, LVA had a booth at Louisville Waterfront Park, where we made new friends of all ages from all over! When art wasn't being made, everyone enjoyed live music, fair food and community.
LVA instructor Liz has been working with students at Home of the Innocents on several projects, including a mural to be unveiled soon and these dreamcatchers. A fellow institution that has worked for more than 100 years to benefit Louisville, HOTI shares LVA's mission to give children and young adults "the opportunity to access services that may be hard to find elsewhere."
LVA Painting Lab students sing: "I'm an animal / you're an animal, too."
Painting Lab students (ages 7-12) use a variety of surfaces, including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting, and students have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques.
Painting Lab focuses on the young artist (ages 7-12) who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint. Students will work with a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint!
Family, friends, art ... all our Painting Lab students need is love.