PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 3.24.17

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.

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Bellewood Art Program

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.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Round Up: March 10th, 2017

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Home of The Innocents

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!

Member Monday

Member Monday: Tiffany Carbonneau

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.

 

Link Round Up

Friday Link Round Up: February 24th, 2017

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Student Collaboration for Human Abstract

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!

Link Round Up

Friday Link Round Up: February 17th, 2017

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 2.16.17

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.

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 2.9.17

Brandon Ragland

Brandon Ragland

Ezra Kellerman

Ezra Kellerman

Leigh Ann Albrecht

Leigh Ann Albrecht

Visual artist Ezra Kellerman, and Louisville Ballet dancers Leigh Ann Albrecht and Brandon Ragland were our guests on the February 9th PUBLIC. They are just some of the creative individuals working together on "Human Abstract", a collaboration between LVA and the Ballet that opens Feb. 22. Tune in to 97.1 WXOX-FM/ Artxfm.com Thursday at 10am.

Learn more and get your tickets for Human Abstract here

Link Round Up

Friday Link Round Up: February 3rd, 2017

PUBLIC Radio

PUBLIC // 2.2.17

'Black Beauty' by Fahamu Pecou

'Black Beauty' by Fahamu Pecou

"#BlackArtMatters" is the Carnegie Center's first exhibition of the New Year and runs February 3 - April 8, 2017. Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf joined us on the February 2 PUBLIC to discuss the show and the work of ten African American artists from across the United States: Ray Dalton, Stephen Flemister, Robyn Gibson, Natasha Giles, Christina Long, Fahamu Pecou, LaNia Roberts, Dread Scott, Scheherazade Tillet, and Shawn Michael Warren. Tune in to PUBLIC on 97.1 WXOX-FM every Thursday at 10am, or stream it on Artxfm.com.

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Klondike Elementary Visual History Project

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We're so excited to be bringing the Visual History Program to Klondike Elementary this spring! Students have begun creating their quilt pieces based on Judy Chicago's International Honor Quilt. Each student has researched a female figure that played an important role during World War II to base their quilt piece on. Students are learning the importance of feminism while also learning how to turn the knowledge they gain into a creative work of art. This program, taught by Ehren Reed, is a perfect complement to social studies, literature lessons, and art lessons.

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Images provided by LVA's media intern Zoie Richey 

Member Monday

Member Monday: Andy Cozzens

How did you first get involved with LVA?

I volunteered in high school as an intern to Lisa Work. After returning from graduate school, I joined the membership committee and started an artist organization that worked alongside LVA.

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

I had a feeling at a very young age, my interest grew throughout high school, and I knew it was exactly what I wanted to do after my first semester in college.

What does LVA add to your life?

A sense of community within the art scene of Louisville. A springboard for launching new initiatives to improve the lives of artists, and thus improving the city of Louisville. 

How else are you involved in the community?

I live in Louisville. I teach Interdisciplinary Sculpture at KyCAD. I exhibit my work around Louisville. I volunteer on the Board at LVA. I often involve myself in programs that benefit artists and arts education. I am currently developing artwork to benefit health outcomes within the Smoketown Neighborhood through Project HEAL. I am collaborating with the Louisville Ballet. 

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

Wake up. Coffee. Read the newspaper. More coffee. Into the studio. Feed myself. Go Bowling. Eat dinner. Relax and reflect on the day. Bourbon. Sleep.

Who is your favorite local artist?

Carlos Gamez de Francisco

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

I would like to see a city that artists want to live in. A city that supports their artists and values them as a necessary component of the city. The arts give the city it’s flavor- artists create the art- if you don’t support the artists- your city will be flavorless. I would like to see Louisville understand this within the next 10 years. 

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

I currently live in Portland. I love the proximity to downtown and living on the river.

What three items would you bring to a desert island?

Sketchbook. Pen. Knife.

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

Read more.

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Western Middle School & Broadway Across America

With support from Broadway Across America and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Louisville Visual Art's Ehren Reed worked with eighth grade students at Western Middle School to create this immersive installation in anticipation of the upcoming performance of "The Little Mermaid".  The students explored a variety of textile techniques including traditional Japanese indigo dyeing and silk painting to create this work. Thanks to Western Middle School teachers Amanda Thompson and Becky Kelm for their participation and support! You can see the installation in person from now until February 19th.

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Images by Sarah Katherine Davis and Zoie Richey