Marie-Elena Ottman and Miranda Becht joined us this May 18 to talk about being the first MFA grads from the Hite Institute at U of L. Director of Grad Studies Che Rhodes was also there, and we are sorry Tom LeGoff (center) couldn't make it, but we'll get you another time Tom! Tune in each Thursday morning at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream it onArtxfm.com.
Andrew Cozzens and KyCAD senior Ed Taylor joined us on May 11 to talk about Senior Thesis at Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University. Tune in Thursdays at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com.
Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.
Lunch at Bluedog Bakery(if it were open on Sundays), Hiking with family in the park, and ending it with a good session in the studio.
Who is your favorite local artist?
There are so many whose work I admire that I would be impossible to label one as a "favorite."
Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?
In a Blue State.
What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?
We live in Crescent Hill and we love that we can walk to parks, bookstores, the library(my favorite), coffee shops, and a variety of great dining options (Red Hog, a new favorite)
What advice would you give your past self if you could?
Gibbs Rounsavall has a2D solo exhibition of new paintings at Hyland Glass, Thursday, May 4th from 7-9p for the opening reception! Exhibition runs May 4th-August 1, 2017.
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.