May
11
to Jun 13

CFAC & Academy Exhibitions 2018

May 11 from 6-8 PM: The Academy of LVA (High School) reception
May 9-16: The Academy of LVA (High School) exhibition

May 20 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Middle School reception
May 20-30: CFAC Middle School exhibition

June 3 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Elementary School reception
June 3-13: CFAC Elementary School exhibition

Gallery hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays from 12-4 PM or by appointment.

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Nov
2
to Nov 4

Open Studio Weekend 2018

Open Studio Weekend (OSW) is a partnership of LVA and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship programs.

One weekend each year, artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend!

This innovative weekend of fundraising events is in its fifth year, having replaced the partnership's annual art auction event of 47 years. The goal is to deepen our relationship with the community while simultaneously supporting local talented artists. OSW expands cultural and economic opportunities for artists and art lovers alike.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who appreciates art - from enthusiasts to collectors - to see artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It's such an amazing chance to see the behind-the-scenes world of your favorite artists, as well as new artists that will quickly become your favorites!

Buy tickets by clicking here soon!

If you missed a tour but would like to take a look at the Studio Directory & Artist Guide, you can view or download our Guide now.

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Apr
13
to Apr 14

art [squared]

   This thrilling and vital fundraising event is held annually in early spring. More than 200 artists create 12" x 12" works of art for the  art[squared]  exhibition & sale, which will be available for $125 each. All artists will remain anonymous until the squares are purchased - once a piece is sold, the artist's name will be revealed. Proceeds from  art[squared]  support  Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) .  How art[squared] works...  More than 200 paintings line the walls of the LVA Gallery. Each piece is priced at $125 and signed on the back, leaving the front anonymous. The beauty of an anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference.  The exhibition is unseen by the public until the doors open. Guests have 30 minutes to browse the artwork and seek out their favorites. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As each piece is sold, the buyer learns the identity of the artist, and a placard with the selling artist's name will replace the artwork on the wall.  All proceeds benefit CFAC, which educates more than 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Greater Louisville area. This provides students with scholarships and helps offset instructor and supply costs in all 12 participating Kentuckiana counties.  Buy tickets  at this link  online.  We look forward to seeing you at  art[squared]  2018!



This thrilling and vital fundraising event is held annually in early spring. More than 200 artists create 12" x 12" works of art for the art[squared] exhibition & sale, which will be available for $125 each. All artists will remain anonymous until the squares are purchased - once a piece is sold, the artist's name will be revealed. Proceeds from art[squared] support Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC).

How art[squared] works...

More than 200 paintings line the walls of the LVA Gallery. Each piece is priced at $125 and signed on the back, leaving the front anonymous. The beauty of an anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference.

The exhibition is unseen by the public until the doors open. Guests have 30 minutes to browse the artwork and seek out their favorites. All works will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. As each piece is sold, the buyer learns the identity of the artist, and a placard with the selling artist's name will replace the artwork on the wall.

All proceeds benefit CFAC, which educates more than 1,000 artistically talented and visually driven children annually in the Greater Louisville area. This provides students with scholarships and helps offset instructor and supply costs in all 12 participating Kentuckiana counties.

Buy tickets at this link online.

We look forward to seeing you at art[squared] 2018!

 Interested in becoming an art[squared] artist?  Each artist is invited to submit one 12" x 12" canvas. (Canvases will be provided FREE compliments of LVA & Preston Arts Center - pick yours up at LVA or  Revelry Boutique Gallery ).  Use the canvas to create your work in the medium of your choice!  Fill out the form and sign on the BACK OF THE CANVAS ONLY! Please do not sign your name on the front of the piece - remember, it's anonymous!  Drop off your completed work at a sponsoring location.  Each participating artist will receive a complimentary ticket to the festive  art[squared]  Artists Reception & Viewing Party.

Interested in becoming an art[squared] artist?

Each artist is invited to submit one 12" x 12" canvas. (Canvases will be provided FREE compliments of LVA & Preston Arts Center - pick yours up at LVA or Revelry Boutique Gallery).

Use the canvas to create your work in the medium of your choice!

Fill out the form and sign on the BACK OF THE CANVAS ONLY! Please do not sign your name on the front of the piece - remember, it's anonymous!

Drop off your completed work at a sponsoring location.

Each participating artist will receive a complimentary ticket to the festive art[squared] Artists Reception & Viewing Party.

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Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

Louisville Visual Art Honors "The Stars Among Us"

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  Louisville Visual Art Honors the Stars Among Us  is an inaugural luncheon on March 1, 2018, 11:30am-1pm at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Join Louisville Visual Art in celebration of individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community. LVA has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909.  Purchase your ticket  here  now! Awards will be presented to those listed below:   Vinhay Keo - Rising Star Award  In Memory of Bob Thompson

Louisville Visual Art Honors the Stars Among Us is an inaugural luncheon on March 1, 2018, 11:30am-1pm at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Join Louisville Visual Art in celebration of individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community. LVA has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909.

Purchase your ticket here now! Awards will be presented to those listed below:

Vinhay Keo - Rising Star Award
In Memory of Bob Thompson

 Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent his first 10 years. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University. A Great Meadows Foundation recipient, he received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, with a recent solo exhibition at Moremen Moloney Contemporary Gallery. That exhibit,  Confront , was one of the more important exhibits of 2017, a commentary that spoke to the chaos in American society, the worth and importance of the immigrant in that chaos, and the very core value of diversity that lies at the heart of the United States of America.    Visual Art Educator Award - Wilma Bethel  In Memory of Anna Huddleston

Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent his first 10 years. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University. A Great Meadows Foundation recipient, he received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art and participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, with a recent solo exhibition at Moremen Moloney Contemporary Gallery. That exhibit, Confront, was one of the more important exhibits of 2017, a commentary that spoke to the chaos in American society, the worth and importance of the immigrant in that chaos, and the very core value of diversity that lies at the heart of the United States of America.


Visual Art Educator Award - Wilma Bethel
In Memory of Anna Huddleston

 Wilma Bethel graduated with a BFA from Morehead State University in 1971 and received her MAT in Art Education from the University of Louisville in 1975. She taught with JCPS at Crosby Middle School from 1971-2012 and Bellarmine University from 2008-2012. For Louisville Visual Art, she has taught in our CFAC program since 1973! Her goals as a teacher have always been for her students to take away an appreciation of the different genres of art. Through the use of different mediums, she imparts knowledge of the elements and principles of art and design, and the confidence to discover each young artists' creative potential.    Benefactor of the Year Award - Porter Watkins  In Memory of Charlotte Price

Wilma Bethel graduated with a BFA from Morehead State University in 1971 and received her MAT in Art Education from the University of Louisville in 1975. She taught with JCPS at Crosby Middle School from 1971-2012 and Bellarmine University from 2008-2012. For Louisville Visual Art, she has taught in our CFAC program since 1973! Her goals as a teacher have always been for her students to take away an appreciation of the different genres of art. Through the use of different mediums, she imparts knowledge of the elements and principles of art and design, and the confidence to discover each young artists' creative potential.


Benefactor of the Year Award - Porter Watkins
In Memory of Charlotte Price

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Porter Watkins is a Louisville native who inherited a strong sense of community involvement and philanthropy from her family. Her Grandmother, Nora Iasigi Bullitt, was President of the Ladies' Auxiliary in 1913, and her uncle, Eugene “Bud” Leake, was for a decade the director of The Art Center (now know as Louisville Visual Art). Porter was a precocious child whose upbringing was a mix of the rural and the urban, characterized by adventures on horseback up and down Lime Kiln Lane and exposure to an arts and culture scene experiencing tremendous growth. Porter and her husband, George Bailey, follow their passion when it comes to the arts, and Porter put her “time, talent, and treasure” to work for several organizations over many, many years, serving on the boards of Louisville Visual Art, Sister Cities of Louisville, English Speaking Union, The Zoo, Kentucky to the World and YouthBuild-Louisville, and she has been significantly involved with Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm and has recently taken an interest in the Waterfront Botanical Garden.

 

Legacy Award - Elmer Lucille Allen
In Memory of Julius Friedman

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Elmer Lucille Allen, born in Louisville, Kentucky, is a ceramic artist and chemist who graduated from Nazareth College (now Spalding University) in 1953. She became the first African-American chemist at Brown-Forman in 1966. Allen retired from Brown-Forman in 1997, after which she devoted more time to her art. Starting in 1981 she began to study art at the University of Louisville, receiving her Masters of Creative Arts with a focus in ceramics and fiber in 2002. Allen's textile work incorporates Japanese Shibori dyeing techniques. She states, "When I rented my first studio in 2005 at Mellwood, I knew that I was truly an artist." In 2011 Allen's work was included in the show Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat at the Carnegie Center for Art and History in New Albany, Indiana. Allen's work was part of the 2016 Women's Artist Exhibition: The African Heritage Experience at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

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Jan
9
5:00 PM17:00

2018 Fischer Prize

  "Western Reverie" by Elizabeth Hardy, 2016-2017    The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists  is a $5,000 cash prize designed to make a meaningful impact on the career of a visual artist residing in the Louisville Metro Area by providing support in the form of grants for the execution and exhibition of artwork and other efforts to foster a professional career as a visual artist. Recipients of the Fischer Prize must show a commitment to experimentation and the creative use of materials and techniques, and a commitment to pursuing a career as a professional working visual artist.  "My work seeks to stir nostalgia for the primordial past and sublime in nature, via romantic collaborations with the natural world," says 2018 winner  Elizabeth Hardy . "Whether through carving marble (a material consisting of interlocking crystals made by generations of petrified tiny creatures slowly compressed by gravity at the bottom of a primordial sea), or through growing crystals as surface treatment, the role of natural phenomena as process is consistently present in sculptural works and installations".  Hardy adds, "Beyond my attraction to such processes that emphasize time passage - translating ephemeral makings into enduring works that can speak to our past and present for years to come - I am interested in producing work that honors the legacy of classic sculptural techniques which stand the test of time, married with a contemporary experimental style that defies convention."  Hardy plans to use her prize money "to provide a suitable environment with tools to establish a space to be able to create works on a larger scale than I am physically capable of doing with the restrictions of my current studio space. I could expand my practice for my own productions as well as have a proper venue to function as a learning environment that I could share the techniques I have learned with others."  A reception to present the award to Hardy will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 5-6 p.m. at the  Tim Faulkner Gallery ,  1512 Portland Avenue , adjacent to LVA's office in Portland. The event is open to the public.  The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is funded by the  Artist Bill Fischer Foundation for Working Artists  at the  Community Foundation of Louisville .  Louisville Visual Art  serves as the administrative partner to the project and competition process.

"Western Reverie" by Elizabeth Hardy, 2016-2017

The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is a $5,000 cash prize designed to make a meaningful impact on the career of a visual artist residing in the Louisville Metro Area by providing support in the form of grants for the execution and exhibition of artwork and other efforts to foster a professional career as a visual artist. Recipients of the Fischer Prize must show a commitment to experimentation and the creative use of materials and techniques, and a commitment to pursuing a career as a professional working visual artist.

"My work seeks to stir nostalgia for the primordial past and sublime in nature, via romantic collaborations with the natural world," says 2018 winner Elizabeth Hardy. "Whether through carving marble (a material consisting of interlocking crystals made by generations of petrified tiny creatures slowly compressed by gravity at the bottom of a primordial sea), or through growing crystals as surface treatment, the role of natural phenomena as process is consistently present in sculptural works and installations".

Hardy adds, "Beyond my attraction to such processes that emphasize time passage - translating ephemeral makings into enduring works that can speak to our past and present for years to come - I am interested in producing work that honors the legacy of classic sculptural techniques which stand the test of time, married with a contemporary experimental style that defies convention."

Hardy plans to use her prize money "to provide a suitable environment with tools to establish a space to be able to create works on a larger scale than I am physically capable of doing with the restrictions of my current studio space. I could expand my practice for my own productions as well as have a proper venue to function as a learning environment that I could share the techniques I have learned with others."

A reception to present the award to Hardy will be held on Tuesday, January 9 from 5-6 p.m. at the Tim Faulkner Gallery1512 Portland Avenue, adjacent to LVA's office in Portland. The event is open to the public.

The Bill Fischer Award for Visual Artists is funded by the Artist Bill Fischer Foundation for Working Artists at the Community Foundation of LouisvilleLouisville Visual Art serves as the administrative partner to the project and competition process.

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Nov
15
to Nov 17

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.

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Nov
4
to Nov 5

Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend (OSW) is a partnership of LVA and the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship programs.

One weekend each year, artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend!

This innovative weekend of fundraising events is in its fifth year, having replaced the partnership's annual art auction event of 47 years. The goal is to deepen our relationship with the community while simultaneously supporting local talented artists. OSW expands cultural and economic opportunities for artists and art lovers alike.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who appreciates art - from enthusiasts to collectors - to see artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It's such an amazing chance to see the behind-the-scenes world of your favorite artists, as well as new artists that will quickly become your favorites!

Buy tickets by clicking here now!

If you missed the 2016 tour but would like to take a look at the Studio Directory & Artist Guide, you can view or download our Guide.

 

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Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception: Open Studio Weekend Juried Exhibition

 The Open Studio Weekend 2017 tour features a juried exhibition at the Hite Art Institute's Cressman Center for Visual Arts. More than forty artworks, selected from over 200 submissions, will be revealed during the Open Studio Weekend launch party on November 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition was judged by three regionally renowned curators: Susan Tinney, Owner of Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, TN; Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Wave Pool gallery in Cincinnati, OH; and Sarah Brown, Gallery Director at Parachute Factory in Lexington, KY.  Open Studio Weekend Tour is an event organized by  Louisville Visual Art  and the  Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville  to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship program.  This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit artist studios, see artists at work, get a glimpse into their process, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed or mobile-friendly directory or participate in a new guided bike tour sponsored by  Louvelo ! Whether you're a fan, a collector, a fellow artist or just starting to explore this bustling scene, Open Studio Weekend is a very exciting (and efficient!) way to celebrate Louisville's creative community. Join us for  #osw2017 !  Saturday, November 4: 12PM-6PM Sunday, November 5: 12PM-6PM  The exhibition is free and open to the public. Tickets for the tour are available at  http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/open-studio-weekend : $20 for the general public. $10 for students, educators and LVA members.

The Open Studio Weekend 2017 tour features a juried exhibition at the Hite Art Institute's Cressman Center for Visual Arts. More than forty artworks, selected from over 200 submissions, will be revealed during the Open Studio Weekend launch party on November 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m. The exhibition was judged by three regionally renowned curators: Susan Tinney, Owner of Tinney Contemporary in Nashville, TN; Cal Cullen, Executive Director of Wave Pool gallery in Cincinnati, OH; and Sarah Brown, Gallery Director at Parachute Factory in Lexington, KY.

Open Studio Weekend Tour is an event organized by Louisville Visual Art and the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville to raise funds for LVA's signature program, Children's Fine Art Classes, and the Hite Art Institute's Mary Spencer Nay Scholarship program.

This event is a wonderful opportunity to visit artist studios, see artists at work, get a glimpse into their process, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. Visitors create their own self-guided tour using the printed or mobile-friendly directory or participate in a new guided bike tour sponsored by Louvelo! Whether you're a fan, a collector, a fellow artist or just starting to explore this bustling scene, Open Studio Weekend is a very exciting (and efficient!) way to celebrate Louisville's creative community. Join us for #osw2017!

Saturday, November 4: 12PM-6PM
Sunday, November 5: 12PM-6PM

The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Tickets for the tour are available at http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/open-studio-weekend:
$20 for the general public.
$10 for students, educators and LVA members.

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Zoom Group Presents Summer Send Off

 Join us for FREE family-friendly activities starting at 6 p.m., including arts and crafts led by StudioWorks artists and community partners such as Louisville Visual Art and Hound Dog Press, and a free pop-up yoga class at 6:30 by Lisa Flannery with Live Well Louisville!  Enjoy food from Lexie Lu's and SnoWhat Snoballs and drinks from Mile Wide Beer Co. and Rabbit Hole Distilling. All proceeds go toward programming at Zoom Group!  Music starts at 8 p.m. TWIN LIMB FREDERICK THE YOUNGER CURIO KEY CLUB Concert tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show

Join us for FREE family-friendly activities starting at 6 p.m., including arts and crafts led by StudioWorks artists and community partners such as Louisville Visual Art and Hound Dog Press, and a free pop-up yoga class at 6:30 by Lisa Flannery with Live Well Louisville!

Enjoy food from Lexie Lu's and SnoWhat Snoballs and drinks from Mile Wide Beer Co. and Rabbit Hole Distilling. All proceeds go toward programming at Zoom Group!

Music starts at 8 p.m.
TWIN LIMB
FREDERICK THE YOUNGER
CURIO KEY CLUB
Concert tickets $15 in advance, $20 day of show

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Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

ReGeneration Fair 2017

 LVA will be on-site at Waterfront Botanical Gardens' annual free, family-friendly fair with our Plein Air Paint Out.  Come see – and celebrate – the transformation of neglected green space in Butchertown into the thriving Waterfront Botanical Gardens. There will be food trucks, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including: Kentucky's largest flower mandala (bring flowers!); weed walk; solar power demonstration; free canoe tours; butterfly tent; beekeeping; rainwater demo; live raptors; baby goats; face painting; paper flower workshop; bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Rain or shine.   8:00 am – Site opens for Plein Air painters. 2:00-5:00pm – ReGeneration Fair (open to the public) 3:00pm – Paintings will be turned in for judging. 3:30pm – Award presentation. 3:30-5:00pm – Sale of paintings

LVA will be on-site at Waterfront Botanical Gardens' annual free, family-friendly fair with our Plein Air Paint Out.

Come see – and celebrate – the transformation of neglected green space in Butchertown into the thriving Waterfront Botanical Gardens. There will be food trucks, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including:
Kentucky's largest flower mandala (bring flowers!); weed walk; solar power demonstration; free canoe tours; butterfly tent; beekeeping; rainwater demo; live raptors; baby goats; face painting; paper flower workshop; bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Rain or shine. 

8:00 am – Site opens for Plein Air painters.
2:00-5:00pm – ReGeneration Fair (open to the public)
3:00pm – Paintings will be turned in for judging.
3:30pm – Award presentation.
3:30-5:00pm – Sale of paintings

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Sep
14
12:00 AM00:00

Give for Good Louisville

 We are so excited to be part of  #GiveForGoodLou  with the  Community Foundation of Louisville !  Please donate online at  https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/louisville-visual-art  on September 14, 2017!    About Give For Good Louisville:   The biggest day of local giving is going to be even better in 2017! After the unprecedented success of over 600 local nonprofits raising $4.3 million in 24 hours during the online giving day last September, we are excited to announce that Give Local Louisville is now Give For Good Louisville.  #GiveForGoodLou lets us take a day to celebrate our generous philanthropic community. With your help, we can make an impact and help create a community where people and place thrive. Join us in being a force for good!

We are so excited to be part of #GiveForGoodLou with the Community Foundation of Louisville!

Please donate online at https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/louisville-visual-art on September 14, 2017!

About Give For Good Louisville:
The biggest day of local giving is going to be even better in 2017! After the unprecedented success of over 600 local nonprofits raising $4.3 million in 24 hours during the online giving day last September, we are excited to announce that Give Local Louisville is now Give For Good Louisville.

#GiveForGoodLou lets us take a day to celebrate our generous philanthropic community. With your help, we can make an impact and help create a community where people and place thrive. Join us in being a force for good!

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Sep
13
5:30 PM17:30

The Bolivian Odyssey Project

  Dave Caudill  will be presenting photos and details of the Bolivian Odyssey project at Louisville Visual Art.   In April, he was Visiting Artist at the art center Ars Natura Uta (near La Paz, Bolivia), where construction began on a large labyrinth based on a human fingerprint.   He'll also discuss his proposal for a similar public artwork in the Louisville area and welcome your input!  RSVP to  dave@caudillart.com  (seating is limited)

Dave Caudill will be presenting photos and details of the Bolivian Odyssey project at Louisville Visual Art. 

In April, he was Visiting Artist at the art center Ars Natura Uta (near La Paz, Bolivia), where construction began on a large labyrinth based on a human fingerprint. 

He'll also discuss his proposal for a similar public artwork in the Louisville area and welcome your input!

RSVP to dave@caudillart.com (seating is limited)

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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Portland Art & Heritage Fair Juried Exhibition

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The 4th Annual PAHF Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition in conjunction with the Portland Art and Heritage Fair and will be on view at the LVA gallery in Portland, Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 11am-5pm. The awards ceremony will be held at 2pm.

The exhibition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now! The exhibition will be held at the LVA Gallery, 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

More information on the Portland Art & Heritage Fair

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

MAPped Out

 "MAPped Out," a live-painting event benefitting LVA's Mural Art Program (MAP), will be held at Garage Bar on Friday, August 18 from 5pm-10pm.  Several of Louisville's best artists will be creating mini-murals for a silent auction, serving as a unique and exciting focus for a night filled with DJs, drink specials and art, art and more art.    Participating Artists:   Braylyn Resko Stewart Casey McKinney Often Seen Rarely Spoken Juliet Taylor Margaret Morley    Sponsors:   Coopers' Craft Bourbon Tito's Handmade Vodka West Sixth Brewing Revelry Boutique Gallery Garage Bar Via Studio

"MAPped Out," a live-painting event benefitting LVA's Mural Art Program (MAP), will be held at Garage Bar on Friday, August 18 from 5pm-10pm.

Several of Louisville's best artists will be creating mini-murals for a silent auction, serving as a unique and exciting focus for a night filled with DJs, drink specials and art, art and more art.

Participating Artists:
Braylyn Resko Stewart
Casey McKinney
Often Seen Rarely Spoken
Juliet Taylor
Margaret Morley

Sponsors:
Coopers' Craft Bourbon
Tito's Handmade Vodka
West Sixth Brewing
Revelry Boutique Gallery
Garage Bar
Via Studio

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Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Studio 2000 Mural Unveiling Celebration

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Studio 2000 Mural Unveiling Celebration

Louisville Visual Art, in partnership with Metro Parks and Recreation, welcomes you to join us as we celebrate the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church!

Our Studio 2000 students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new artwork that is sure to become a beacon in the neighborhood. We hope that you will be able to join us in celebration! Friends and family are welcome!

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Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Studio 2000 Sale & Exhibition

The Studio 2000 exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 18 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program!

  • Sale Preview: 5:00-5:30PM
  • Sale 5:30-7:00PM

An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and LVA now in its 3nd year, Studio2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber & mixed media. Each participant receives a $500 stipend at the end of the eight-week session. The program culminates with a public exhibition and sale on August 3rd at the Actors Theatre. Proceeds from this sale are recycled through Studio 2000 to support future programming.

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Apr
7
to Apr 8

art[squared]

It's that time of year again, folks! We invite you to participate in Louisville Visual Art's (LVA) 4th Annual art [squared] Anonymous 8" x 8" Art Sale. This thrilling and vital fundraising event will be held Friday evening, April 7, 2017 and will continue Saturday morning, April 8, 2017 at LVA, and most importantly, will raise funds for LVA's Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program.

As done in previous years, all works donated to art [squared] will be exhibited anonymously and sold on a first-come, first-served basis at LVA's new location on Lytle Street on Friday, April 7th at 7 PM. The beauty of anonymous exhibition is viewers will be able to respond to the artwork on its merits alone, without prejudice or preference. Each piece will be priced at $100. The work will also be on public display for one week leading up to the sale, and for an additional week following the sale.

Hundreds of art works - the largest number of talented local artists to be found in one location – and each piece is ONLY $100.

Friday, April 7th - Preview, Sale & Party - Ticketed Event
7:00pm-7:30pm – Preview
7:30pm – Sale Begins

Saturday, April 8th - Public Sale - (Free Event)
10am-1pm – Sale open to the public

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Mar
1
to May 20

"Tessile Ora" Exhibition

The Middle of the 20th century in America brought an expansion of mediums and techniques in what we traditionally categorized as “Fine Art.” Such redefinition of craft mediums helped expand our understanding of the act of creativity. The current generation of textile artists whose work we can now find in the art gallery take craft techniques and reconfigure them into work that rivals painting and printmaking in its expressiveness, while maintaining the supple textures of the world of fiber art.

These three artists approach the use of textiles in much the same way other artistsapproach paint. Elmer Lucille Allen uses the Shibori dying technique to create geometric patterns evocative of primitive tribal motifs. Denise Furnish reclaims discarded quilts to use as the basis of abstract paintings of bold color and textural complexity. Vallorie Henderson creates her material at a more fundamental level, geometrically abstracted landscapes made from hand-dyed and hand-felted wool and silk organza with both machine and hand stitching.

       "Untitled ELA #5" by Elmer Lucille Allen 

 "Untitled ELA #5" by Elmer Lucille Allen 

  "Untitled ELA #4 " by Elmer Lucille Allen (right)

"Untitled ELA #4 " by Elmer Lucille Allen (right)

Elmer Lucille Allen, a clay and fiber artist was born in Louisville and in 1953 graduated from Spalding University (then Nazareth College) with a chemistry degree – one of the country’s first African-American female chemists. In 1966 she became the first African American chemist at the Brown-Forman Company in Louisville. Allen was one of three women employed at the company, where she held the title of senior analytical chemist. She retired in 1997 and returned to college at the University of Louisville earninga MAin creative arts with a major in ceramics in 2002. Her work can be viewed in the main stairwell of Metro Hall.

  "Gold Star" by Denise Furnish

"Gold Star" by Denise Furnish

  "Flower Garden Boogie Woogie" by Denisde Furnish

"Flower Garden Boogie Woogie" by Denisde Furnish

In the second floor hallway, you can find the work of Denise Furnish. Denise received her MA in Fine Arts Fiber from the University of Louisville in 2010, and a BFA from that same institution in 2008, having also studied at the Louisville School of Art and the University of Kentucky, where she earned her BA in Fine Arts. She has been recognized with awards and grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, has exhibited in Mainz, Germany, and twice received the Juror’s Choice Award of Excellence in the annual Artist as Quiltmaker exhibit in Oberlin, Ohio. "A quilt is shelter, adornment, and gift. A quilt is a story–a text that reveals a time in history, a vernacular. I am aware of its significance as both art history and women’s history." she says in her artist statement.

  "Amber Waves of Grain" by   Vallories   Henderson

"Amber Waves of Grain" by Vallories Henderson

Raised in Somerset, Vallorie Henderson is proud of her rural Kentucky roots. “I've lived and worked in both large and small communities in and outside of the United States. My Kentucky heritage has always provided me with a strong sense of self and the confidence to approach life with enthusiasm and curiosity.” Vallorie said of herself recently. “I will always call Kentucky my home.” That heritage provided early exposure to multiple traditional crafts. She is an experienced river cane basket maker in the Eastern Cherokee tradition as well as an award-winning quilter. Her work can be found in the 4th-floor hallway of Metro Hall.  “My creative process stems from a belief in perfection and symmetry but with the knowledge that these qualities often hide within imperfection and asymmetry. I want to bring a love of exploring, a minimalist sensibility, and a somewhat organic approach to making. For this reason, I strive to understand the capacities of my chosen materials, wool and silk, to perform both physically and poetically." she says about her work.

The exhibition is on view at Louisville Metro Hall during their business hours:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9AM - 5PM
  • Saturday: 12AM–5PM
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 9AM–12PM
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Feb
22
to Feb 26

HUMAN ABSTRACT

HUMAN ABSTRACT

An intimate and innovative dance and visual art experience

Feb. 22-26, 2017

Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center

Choreography by Lucas Jervies
Music by Adam Starr
Designs by Louisville Visual Artists Tiffany Carbonneau, Andrew Cozzens, Ezra Kellerman

A co-production between Louisville Ballet and Louisville Visual Art, this production will push the boundaries of how art can be created through collaboration. Choreographer Lucas Jervies brings a psychological drama to life in the intimate setting of the Bomhard Theater, where you will feel a close connection to the power of the art you see.

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Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Baseball Flags: New Work by Patrick Donley

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Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, cocktails, and new artwork from Louisville artist, Patrick Donley. Patrick Donley is a longtime member of the Louisville art community who has made his reputation with his colorful, collage-based abstract paintings, compositions composed of spherical objects applied with an insistent mark-making technique. His new work explores the global connection with the game of baseball with flags serving as the visual starting point. 


"This series began as an excuse to use the imagery of America’s Game in my art. For years, I have been fascinated by the gritty, rugged, glorious, and often tarnished visual lexicon of baseball, a game full of heroes, heroines, legends, myths, successes and failures. It fascinates me that although Soccer is the 'World’s' game, Baseball has 'the World Series', and now, for me, that phrase finally makes a little more sense."

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Nov
5
to Nov 6

Open Studio Weekend 2016

One weekend each year artists from all over Louisville open their doors for Open Studio Weekend! This event is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who appreciates art, from enthusiasts to collectors, to see artists at work, get a glimpse into the process of making art, and in some cases, take advantage of studio sales. It's such an amazing chance to see the behind the scenes world of your favorite artists— as well as new artists that will quickly become your favorites! Learn more here.

Saturday, November 5 - 10AM-5PM
Sunday, November 6 - 12PM-5PM


2018 Open Studio Weekend Ticket
20.00

Purchase your Open Studio Weekend ticket and gain access to artist studios throughout the city! Print out your e-mail confirmation to pick up your OSW Artist Directory and Studio Guide at one of our sponsor locations between October 20 - November 4, 2018:

Cressman Center for Visual Arts - 100 E. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Kentucky Fine Art Gallery - 2400 Lime Kiln Lane, Louisville, KY 40222

Kentucky Mudworks - 506 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

LVA - 1538 Lytle Street, Louisville, KY 40203

Preston Arts Center - 3048 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205

Nitty Gritty - 996 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY 40204

Revelry Gallery Boutique - 742 E. Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Silica Ceramic Studio - 246 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

 

Members of LVA use code MEMBEROSW to receive your membership discount. Not a member of LVA? Become a member here

For information on group rates contact Amy at amy@louisvillevisualart.org or 502.584.8166 x 108

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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

UnMasked Fundraiser

Join us in the unveiling of LVA's new architectural design!

Enjoy an immersive light show by Spettra as well as art, food and libations throughout the evening

Where: LVA, 1538 Lytle Street
When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 6pm – 9pm

$75 Single / $125 Couple
Order your tickets today
Ticket availability is limited

More information: 502.584.8166 x 100. info@louisvillevisualart.org
 

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Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

METAMORPHOSIS

Portland Art & Heritage Fair Exhibition at LVA Gallery: METAMORPHOSIS

METAMORPHOSIS is a juried exhibition and will be on view at LVA in Portland, 1538 Lytle Ave 10am-6pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016. The exhibition competition is part of the Portland Art & Heritage Fair and a production of Portland, Now! 

metamorphosis [met-uh-mawr-fuh-seez]: a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism. a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation. any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. a form resulting from any such change.

PORTLAND ART & HERITAGE FAIR
Saturday, October 8, 2016
10 am to 6 pm
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
More information on the Portland Art & Heritage Fair

Participating Artists:

Aron Conaway
Andy Perez
Ashley Williams
John Davis
Charlotte Pollock
SaraBeth Post
Jamie Green
Margaret Frozena
Kenneth Hayden
Barry Motes
Nancy Smith
Patrick Sheehan
Rachael Parrill
Jessica Oberdick
Adrian Rowan
Debra Lott
Braylyn Stewart
Ewa Perz
Devan Horton
Dorothy Kavka
Kayla Bischoff

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Oct
7
to Oct 15

The View from Back Here: snapshots and memories from the backside of the track.

  • ReSurfaced Liberty Build (map)
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Opening Reception: October 7th, 6:30pm

The Backside Learning Center, Louisville Visual Art, and Louisville Story Program invite the public to join them at the ReSurfaced Liberty Build on Friday, Oct. 7 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the opening of The View from Back Here: snapshots and memories from the backside of the track. 

This is the culminating exhibit of a summer photography and oral history program for youth and young adults in the backside community who expressed interest in the documentary disciplines. Guided by instructors from LSP and LVA and made possible with a grant from UPS, they learned the fundamentals of photography and were trained in the objectives and techniques of taking oral history. They photographed many aspects of daily life on the track and conducted personal interviews with community and family members. Some of the participants are the children of equine workers on the backside of Churchill Downs, others work on the backside themselves. Together they have captured a brief, vibrant glimpse into the lives and stories lived every day on the backside of the track. The exhibit will run throughout the month of October, Thursdays and Fridays 5-10 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m.

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Plein Air Paint Out - Botanica ReGeneration Fair
Sep
10
8:00 AM08:00

Plein Air Paint Out - Botanica ReGeneration Fair

Plein Air Paint Out, (organized by LVA)
Part of the Botanica ReGeneration Fair

Watch as more than 30 painters create beautiful artworks inthe hopes of winning a prize of up to $1000. Paintings will be available for purchase after the contest.

Paint Out: 8am - 3pm
Awards: 3:30pm
Sale: 3:30pm - 5pm

Interested in participating in the Plein Air Paint Out?
Registration Deadline is September 1, 2016. Register here

The Waterfront Botanical Garden’s 2nd Annual ReGeneration Fair will take place on the future Gardens site, with vendors and booths from around the city and region showcasing sustainable practices. Food trucks, sweet treats, and adult beverages will be available!

This family-friendly event will include activities for the kids, as well as a special Plein Air Paint Out in coordination with the Louisville Visual Art.

Waterfront Botanical Gardens is located on the corner of River Road and Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, KY. This event is FREE to attend!

More information
Botanica Flyer
 

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Aug
19
6:00 PM18:00

MAPPED OUT: A MAP Kick Off Party

Louisville Visual Art, in partnership with Center for Neighborhoods and Louisville Metro Government, announce Louisville's first ever city wide mural initiative: MAP! Join us as local artists live-paint 8ft x 8ft murals, enjoy food, drink, and a silent auction of the art you saw created—all while supporting a wonderful new program!

Participating Artists:
Ashley Brossart
Alyx McClain
Braylyn Resko Stewart
Karl Otto
Liz Richter
Pat Sheehan
Vinnie Kochert


Sponsors:
Garage Bar
Via Studio
Revelry Botique Gallery
West Sixth Brewing
 

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Visiting Artist Open House with Britany Baker

  • Lenihan Sotheby's International Realty (map)
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Join us for hors d’oeuvres, music, cocktails, and recent artwork from Louisville artist, Britany Baker.

“I strive to make art that encourages introspection, contemplation, and pareidolia, that is fractal and meditative the way nature is. I want to make art that changes and grows with you — something you can live with for the rest of your life. I want you to see something new in it each time you sit with it — a Rorschach test that reflects the viewer in whatever state they’re in. I want you to remember it when you’re away from it, and realize you missed it when you see it again. I want you to stop, and say to yourself, ‘Wait! What am I seeing here?’ and then catch yourself getting lost in it, thereby easing yourself into a different frame of mind.”

Learn more about Britany Baker and her work at britanybaker.com.

Presented by: Limestone Title & Escrow, LLC and Lenihan Sotheby's

In affiliation with: Louisville Visual Art

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