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.

Events, Artist Support, Community

Open Studio Weekend 2017 - Day 2

How can we best sum up the many highlights of even just the second day of Open Studio Weekend? 2017 was even bigger and better than ever, thanks to the more than 100 artists who opened their studios to the public all over Louisville. LVA was thrilled that our partnership with the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute has been so well-received. We'll see you again on November 3 & 4, 2018!

 Lori LaRusso at KyCAD's Candy Factory with a guest

Lori LaRusso at KyCAD's Candy Factory with a guest

 Josh Johnson answers questions at Art Sanctuary

Josh Johnson answers questions at Art Sanctuary

 Debbie Shannon meets LVA's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier

Debbie Shannon meets LVA's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier

Events, Artist Support, Community

Open Studio Weekend 2017 - Day 1

How can we best sum up the many highlights of even just the first day of Open Studio Weekend? 2017 was even bigger and better than ever, thanks to the more than 100 artists who opened their studios to the public all over Louisville. LVA was thrilled that our partnership with the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute has been so well-received. We'll see you again on November 3 & 4, 2018!

 Hyland Glass and fans.

Hyland Glass and fans.

 Joyce Garner  

Joyce Garner
 

 Page Penna at Hope Mills

Page Penna at Hope Mills

Community, Artist Support

In Memoriam: Mary Ann Currier (1927-2017)

  Image courtesy KET

Image courtesy KET

On the Kentucky Women Artists Directory, the facts of Mary Ann Currier's 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 her work to remain online, forever archived, enabling her rich legacy to live on.

 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 on Wednesday, November 8th, from 4 - 8 pm at Ratterman's Funeral Home in St. Matthews (3711 Lexington Road).

Watch a very worthwhile KET documentary on Mary Ann here.

PUBLIC Radio, Artist Support, Events

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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Link Round Up

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.