Community, Artist Support, Mural

Google Fiber murals

Louisville Visual Art has forged a new and dynamic partnership with Google Fiber. Together, we commissioned artists for three murals celebrating Louisville's diverse neighborhoods and unique culture.

After receiving submissions from more than 70 local and regional artists, LVA and Google Fiber collaborated to select three very talented locals, all working in very distinct styles, to bring more color to different Louisville neighborhoods. Finalists were invited to submit a site-specific proposal for one mural each. The mural designs reflect each artist's vision of Louisville's diversity, independence, and optimism. The three artists are Carrie Donovan, Liz Richter and Carlos Gamez de Francisco.

Carrie Donovan worked in Portland at The Table restaurant in the Church of the Promise building (1800 Portland Avenue, owned by Kathie & Larry Stoess). “'Portland flows with promise'” is a phrase that represents all that happens in the Promise building," Donovan said. "The shapes connect the different aspects of their work, and the banner and the type express the idea of 'flow' — like the river, and like the way their work flows into the community."

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  Carlos Gamez de Francisco  brightened up a wall on the side of the Nitty Gritty vintage clothing store (996 Barret Ave., owned by Terri Burt) in the Highlands. He sought "to give visibility to one of the most important features of the people of Louisville: acceptance, respect, and tolerance to others," he said. Burt is thrilled by his work and said, "Everyone loves it. I actually have people coming into my business to tell me how cool the mural is on the building. My business neighbors love having it represent the 'hood." Gamez de Francisco 's folkloric style is synergistic with the colorful and eclectic feel of this neighborhood, and his images reference different immigrant cultures represented in Louisville. Burt added, "The building is much more noticeable. It has become a conversation in the Louisville art scene."

Carlos Gamez de Francisco brightened up a wall on the side of the Nitty Gritty vintage clothing store (996 Barret Ave., owned by Terri Burt) in the Highlands. He sought "to give visibility to one of the most important features of the people of Louisville: acceptance, respect, and tolerance to others," he said. Burt is thrilled by his work and said, "Everyone loves it. I actually have people coming into my business to tell me how cool the mural is on the building. My business neighbors love having it represent the 'hood." Gamez de Francisco 's folkloric style is synergistic with the colorful and eclectic feel of this neighborhood, and his images reference different immigrant cultures represented in Louisville. Burt added, "The building is much more noticeable. It has become a conversation in the Louisville art scene."

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  Liz Richter  added to the growing mural movement in NuLu on the side of Red Tree Furniture (701 E. Market St., owned by Garwood Linton). "I believe my design will help elevate the local culture as it relates to the mural scene by providing an example of a different kind of street art then what is seen around town, and from a distinctly feminine perspective. I want to make this mural bold, exuberant and engaging," Richter said. Her Kentucky Wildflower is "signifying the growth of local businesses and freethinking individuals. Overlapping, interdependent blades and flowers illustrate a community of connectivity."

Liz Richter added to the growing mural movement in NuLu on the side of Red Tree Furniture (701 E. Market St., owned by Garwood Linton). "I believe my design will help elevate the local culture as it relates to the mural scene by providing an example of a different kind of street art then what is seen around town, and from a distinctly feminine perspective. I want to make this mural bold, exuberant and engaging," Richter said. Her Kentucky Wildflower is "signifying the growth of local businesses and freethinking individuals. Overlapping, interdependent blades and flowers illustrate a community of connectivity."

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 Support from corporate partners, like Google Fiber, for public art projects celebrating distinct local perspectives has a significant impact on both neighborhoods and the business community.  Louisville Visual Art Executive Director Lindy Casebier said, “Public art makes a big difference in every community. We are thrilled that Louisville is one of five cities chosen across the U.S.”

Support from corporate partners, like Google Fiber, for public art projects celebrating distinct local perspectives has a significant impact on both neighborhoods and the business community.

Louisville Visual Art Executive Director Lindy Casebier said, “Public art makes a big difference in every community. We are thrilled that Louisville is one of five cities chosen across the U.S.”

CFAC

Price 5x5 Mural

At Price Elementary, we talked about our vision for our Fund for the Arts 5x5 mural. The student artists decided on a seasonal theme that followed “Price Pride”:
P - positive attitude
R - respect
I - integrity
D - do the right thing
E - excellence in learning

Students drew various elements; instructor Annette put them together on the computer and added a grid pattern to the sketch. We made a large 12”x12” grid on the wall, transferred our drawing to the wall, and began painting... 

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CFAC

Varying Lines

This is our last CFAC project of the semester at North Oldham Middle School. The student artists were given black paper and pastels, and tasked with creating a piece made of lines of varying thickness and type - broken, curved, diagonal, horizontal, vertical, thick, thin, etc. They could use any colors they wanted in any combination. Lines must leave the page on all four sides. The results so far are amazing!

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Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: December 1, 2017

  FRIDAY:  It's time to " Deck the Walls " again at the Tim Faulkner Gallery Because it's a " Winter Wonderland! " at Reverly Boutique Gallery " Don't Krampus My Style " this holiday season at Block Party downtown Craft offers " Atmospheric Energy " by Justin Rothshank Moremen Moloney highlights " The Elegant Form " Art Sanctuary shows a " Studio Artists Exhibition"    SATURDAY:  The Flea Off Market moves indoors to Art Sanctuary for the " Holiday Bazaar " " Come Home " with Angie Reed Garner to Consider Boutique   ALL WEEKEND:  " The Square"  screens at the Speed   TUESDAY:  Art Sanctuary hosts even more " Holiday Art!"

FRIDAY:
It's time to "Deck the Walls" again at the Tim Faulkner Gallery
Because it's a "Winter Wonderland!" at Reverly Boutique Gallery
"Don't Krampus My Style" this holiday season at Block Party downtown
Craft offers "Atmospheric Energy" by Justin Rothshank
Moremen Moloney highlights "The Elegant Form"
Art Sanctuary shows a "Studio Artists Exhibition"

SATURDAY:
The Flea Off Market moves indoors to Art Sanctuary for the "Holiday Bazaar"
"Come Home" with Angie Reed Garner to Consider Boutique

ALL WEEKEND:
"The Square" screens at the Speed

TUESDAY:
Art Sanctuary hosts even more "Holiday Art!"

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 11.30.17

 "Riverbank #1" by Ray Kleinhelter, oil on panel (2016)

"Riverbank #1" by Ray Kleinhelter, oil on panel (2016)

Ray Kleinhelter was in the studio this week to discuss painting on a boat, the new gallery he is building in New Albany, and his work on exhibit at Lenihan Sotheby International Realty. Tune in every Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits speak with local artists on LVA's Artebella on The Radio. WXOX 97.1 FM on the dial or stream at A R T x F M.com.

CFAC

Expressive Lines

CFAC middle school student artists at North Oldham Middle School focused on expressive lines. Students were given black paper, chalk pastels, white charcoal and black charcoal and instructed to fill the page with expressive lines, curves, diagonals, etc. and use color to enhance and highlight them. The color on black paper really pops!

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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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