Events

2017 Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties Artwork Auction

Art Auction Alert!!! Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!! Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today: https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017 The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m. "Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at Churchill Downs on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms. The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana. Participating artists included Bri Bowers, Adam Horton Art, Bobby Hinkel, Braylyn Resko Stewart, Ewa Perz, John King (DrunkWood), Wood & Twine, Ashleigh Anthony (Art From Ashes), Brandon Harder Art, David Nichols, Branden McClain (Slugger City Sign Company) & Mandi Caskey (Birdy), and Casey Mckinney.

Art Auction Alert!!!
Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!!

Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today: https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017

The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

"Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at Churchill Downs on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms.

The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.

Participating artists included Bri BowersAdam Horton ArtBobby HinkelBraylyn Resko StewartEwa Perz, John King (DrunkWood), Wood & Twine, Ashleigh Anthony (Art From Ashes), Brandon Harder ArtDavid Nichols, Branden McClain (Slugger City Sign Company) & Mandi Caskey (Birdy), and Casey Mckinney.

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Currier (1927-2017)

Image courtesy KET

Image courtesy KET

On the Kentucky Women Artists Directory, the facts of her life begin this way:

Married          Lionel F Currier July 2 1949

Attended        Chicago School of Fine Art 1945-1947
                        Louisville School of Art 1952-1962

Taught at       Louisville School of Art 1962-1982

For many of us, that last line is the how and why of knowing her. She was not just our teacher, but an example of what a teacher should be: patient, wise, and filled with joy for the making of art - a vital influence for more than one generation of Kentucky artists. She was often the only woman studying art in a classroom of GI’s, and her two triumphant shows in NYC placed her in permanent collections that allow you to find her work online now, forever archived and representative of the best of Kentucky and Louisville.

Onions and Tomato, Mary Ann Currier (American, born 1927), Oil pastel, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Onions and Tomato, Mary Ann Currier (American, born 1927), Oil pastel, collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Visitation will be Wednesday November 8th, from 4 - 8 pm @ Ratterman's in St. Matthews 3711 Lexington Road.

Watch a very worthwhile KET documentary on Mary Ann here.

Open Studio Weekend on Art FM

"LVA’s Artebella" on community radio station Art FM featured Open Studio Weekend artists Andy Perez, Tad DeSanto and Megan Bickel.

Andy Perez's studio is in Clifton. Tad DeSanto works out of his Highlands home. Megan Bickel shares space in Portland. They are all preparing to welcome you into their creative spaces for one weekend only, so get your tickets now: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/open-studio-weekend

Tune in Thursdays at 10 a.m. to hear interviews with local artists on 97.1 or artxfm.com.

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PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 11.3.17

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Open Studio Weekend is HERE! Tad DeSantoAndy Perez , & Megan Bickel joined us to talk about their work and what you should expect if you visit their studio. Tune in to LVA's Artebella On The Radio every Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/A R T x F M.com.

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Open Studio Weekend
Exhibit opening 11/3 6-8pm
Cressman Center
100 East Main St.

Studio Tour
11/4 & 11/5
12-6pm

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Friday Link Roundup: November 3, 2017

This weekend is OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND 2017! Join us: FRIDAY, November 3 11am-1pm: Visitor Center Artist Preview (301 S. 4th St) 6pm-8pm: Launch Party/Reception @ Cressman Center (100 E. Main St) SATURDAY, November 4 12pm-1pm: LouVelo Bike-ride Kickoff (Hyland Glass, 721 E Washington St) 12pm-6pm: Open Studio Weekend Tour Saturday SUNDAY, November 5 12pm-6pm: Open Studio Weekend Tour Sunday

This weekend is OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND 2017! Join us:

FRIDAY, November 3
11am-1pm: Visitor Center Artist Preview (301 S. 4th St)
6pm-8pm: Launch Party/Reception @ Cressman Center (100 E. Main St)

SATURDAY, November 4
12pm-1pm: LouVelo Bike-ride Kickoff (Hyland Glass, 721 E Washington St)
12pm-6pm: Open Studio Weekend Tour Saturday

SUNDAY, November 5
12pm-6pm: Open Studio Weekend Tour Sunday

ALSO: FRIDAY: Carrie Neumayer's "Way Out Is In..." at Art Sanctuary View "Offerings" by Kathleen Lolley at Craft Gallery "Water Strokes" your interest in Ewa Perz at Revelry See "Failure in Progress" at Zephyr Gallery Stop at the "cul-de-sac" at Garner Narrative Haymarket Whiskey Bar hosts "Art by Melissa Noseworthy"


ALSO:
FRIDAY:
Carrie Neumayer's "Way Out Is In..." at Art Sanctuary
View "Offerings" by Kathleen Lolley at Craft Gallery
"Water Strokes" your interest in Ewa Perz at Revelry
See "Failure in Progress" at Zephyr Gallery
Stop at the "cul-de-sac" at Garner Narrative
Haymarket Whiskey Bar hosts "Art by Melissa Noseworthy"

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On the Radio 10.26.17

"Remember Her" by Juiia Davis

"Remember Her" by Juiia Davis

Ezra Kellerman & Lori Larusso from KyCAD & Julia Davis , whose studio is in Portland, were with Keith this week to talk about Open Studio Weekend and "Artists in Our Midst" at Kaviar Forge & Gallery. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to hear LVA's Artebella on the Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM./ A R T x F M.com.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: October 20, 2017

ALL WEEKEND: Ai Weiwei's migration documentary "Human Flow" screens at the Speed Museum FRIDAY: Stay After Hours at the Speed Museum SATURDAY: Ultra Pop screams up a Halloween Group Show SAT & SUN: Art Sanctuary hosts a Gilding Workshop The Big Four Lawn explodes with Via Colori, the street painting festival PRINT: Local author & illustrator Aaron Bauer has published "Mr. Funbot..." 

ALL WEEKEND:
Ai Weiwei's migration documentary "Human Flow" screens at the Speed Museum

FRIDAY:
Stay After Hours at the Speed Museum

SATURDAY:
Ultra Pop screams up a Halloween Group Show

SAT & SUN:
Art Sanctuary hosts a Gilding Workshop
The Big Four Lawn explodes with Via Colori, the street painting festival

PRINT:
Local author & illustrator Aaron Bauer has published "Mr. Funbot...

Adventures in Water Festival 2017

Making Water Tower trading cards at the Adventures in Water Festival 2017, held by the Louisville Water Company.

Making Water Tower trading cards at the Adventures in Water Festival 2017, held by the Louisville Water Company.

The beginning of a complex Corinthian Column - trading card point value - 1.

The beginning of a complex Corinthian Column - trading card point value - 1.

It couldn’t have been a better day for drawing beside the river.   The teachers went home with Water Tower Trading Card instructions for two different games and our project will continue to grow at school.

It couldn’t have been a better day for drawing beside the river.
 

The teachers went home with Water Tower Trading Card instructions for two different games and our project will continue to grow at school.

In memoriam: Charlotte Price

The passing of Charlotte “Toddy” Price saddens everyone in the Louisville Visual Art family. An artist and a philanthropist who supported the LVA mission throughout her life, Charlotte led the capital campaign to renovate the Louisville Water Tower in 1978-79 so the Art Center Association could move in and grow its programming. It was a crucial transition in the history of our organization and we could not have done it without her.

Sculptor Ed Hamilton shared these thoughts with us:
"Dear lord, Charlotte Price was a wonderful person as well as a great artist sculptor.
When I had no work and no paycheck, she put me to work so I could earn money to feed my family.
I will never forget her kindness during those lean times.
And to the family - your mom was the best!
Love you, Charlotte."

Charlotte Price with sculptor Ed Hamilton in 2009:

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The Academy of LVA

Photos from Painting 2

Our Academy-level Painting II class builds upon instruction from Drawing and Painting I, focusing on the study of portraits and still life utilizing both acrylic and oil paints. The curriculum provides opportunities for experimentation with painting on a variety of different textures and provides further knowledge of a variety of tools, including palette knives and specialty brushes. This course is a comprehensive study of the principals of composition, staging, line, pattern, value, tone, and color theories. Emphasis is placed on the creative process from concept to completed work.

Instructor: Sunny Ra

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Animals From Different Angles

Scenes from Saturday morning CFAC with Miss Annette at Douglass Community Center:

We started our day with drawing experiments, such as contour drawing and turning our pictures upside down to draw, utilizing observation skills. The students then continued with their upside-down drawings and finished them off with pastels and gorgeous color!

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Friday Link Roundup: October 13, 2017

FRIDAY: Studio Works by Zoom Group displays their "Out of Frame" photo works Kore Gallery "Made You Look" at sculpture New painting and sculpture by new Louisvillian Jose Manuel Cartdoso is at Mellwood Speed film curator Dean Otto discusses photography at 21c SATURDAY: "Southern Accent"'s Sonya Clark performs at the Speed Revelry's annual tarot card show "The Future Is Unwritten" returns THURSDAY: Zephyr closes "Project 19: The Prolonged Gaze"

FRIDAY:
Studio Works by Zoom Group displays their "Out of Frame" photo works
Kore Gallery "Made You Look" at sculpture
New painting and sculpture by new Louisvillian Jose Manuel Cartdoso is at Mellwood
Speed film curator Dean Otto discusses photography at 21c

SATURDAY:
"Southern Accent"'s Sonya Clark performs at the Speed
Revelry's annual tarot card show "The Future Is Unwritten" returns

THURSDAY:
Zephyr closes "Project 19: The Prolonged Gaze"