Artist Support

Community, Artist Support

Music Video Features LVA

  Louisville band  Annapurna  have debuted their video for the song "Henna". The video was filmed at LVA, showcasing members of our neighbors Cirque Louis, as well as at Lydia House and in a band member's garage. Louisville Public Media station WFPK debuted the song on the radio and  wrote about it .    Go  here online  and  here also  to see us in all our glory! Thanks, Annapurna, we're so glad to have been part of this with you.

Louisville band Annapurna have debuted their video for the song "Henna". The video was filmed at LVA, showcasing members of our neighbors Cirque Louis, as well as at Lydia House and in a band member's garage. Louisville Public Media station WFPK debuted the song on the radio and wrote about it.

Go here online and here also to see us in all our glory! Thanks, Annapurna, we're so glad to have been part of this with you.

Artist Support, Community, Events, Mural

Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art Winner Announced

  The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist  KCJ Szwedzinski  is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.  “My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”  Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.  "I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."   Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.     The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.    The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.  “Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”  Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."  “This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”    “It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."  The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist KCJ Szwedzinski is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.

“My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”

Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.

"I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."

Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.


The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.

The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.

“Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”

Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."

“This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”


“It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

Exhibits, Artist Support, Community

Looking Up: Heroes for Today at Metro Hall

  Brianna Harlan

Brianna Harlan

  Ashley Cathey

Ashley Cathey

  Zed Saeed

Zed Saeed

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"Looking Up: Heroes for Today" is the title of the new art show LVA coordinated at Louisville Metro Hall. Artists Brianna Harlan, Ashley Cathey and Zed Saeed are all on display, and anyone visiting Metro Hall can ask to see their pieces through January 11, 2019.

Zed Saeed is an art and documentary photographer currently working with recent refugees and immigrants that have settled in Kentucky. In Louisville, he connects with these individuals mostly through the Catholic Charities-Migration and Refugee Services. Saeed believes strongly in the power of photography to create connections and to alter perceptions about people, places and things.

Ashley Cathey is a painter whose creative journey began with performing arts before she was eventually encouraged to develop her visual art talents, which, up until then had been purely for her own personal edification, by exhibiting in Chicago before returning to her native Louisville. She came to prominence when ArtsReach commissioned Cathey to create a series of portraits for their annual Keepers of the Dream celebration at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. In 2016 her work was featured on the cover of LEO Weekly as part of an extensive story on artists of color in Louisville.

Brianna Harlan describes herself as, “a mixed media artist that creates Radically Vulnerable art to invite transformative dialogue. Themes of her work include identity, social/cultural dynamics, intimacy, oppression, and self-suppression. Brianna works primarily with participants, inviting them to share and unpack sensitive topics through questions and actions. The discoveries that come from these mindful investigations shape the concept and inform the work's medium. She creates with people, not just about them, and views the process and resulting work as a tool for a moving experience and constructive conversation.

Exhibits, Community, Artist Support

AC Hotel Installation #2

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 Artist Steve Heine of  Cranium Glass  hung his new piece “Honeycomb Clouds” at NuLu's new AC Hotel. LVA helped bring local artists Heine, Ewa Perz and Kate Mattingly to the hotel, where most work will he accessible to guests and the public for 6 months. Steve Heine's installation is permanent.  Details for “Honeycomb Clouds”: 4’-0” x 4’-0” x 4” each, laser-cut steel, maple, LED panel [variable color and a remote wi-fi controller], from his current series of “Cloud Panels”.

Artist Steve Heine of Cranium Glass hung his new piece “Honeycomb Clouds” at NuLu's new AC Hotel. LVA helped bring local artists Heine, Ewa Perz and Kate Mattingly to the hotel, where most work will he accessible to guests and the public for 6 months. Steve Heine's installation is permanent.

Details for “Honeycomb Clouds”: 4’-0” x 4’-0” x 4” each, laser-cut steel, maple, LED panel [variable color and a remote wi-fi controller], from his current series of “Cloud Panels”.

Events, Exhibits, Artist Support, Community

art[squared] 2018

It's a wrap! Art [squared] 2018 was a big success, thanks to the hundreds of artists who donated original pieces to support Children's Fine Art Classes; the hundreds of attendees who saw and/or bought pieces; our staff, board members and volunteers who gave their time, energy and hard work; and everyone else who contributed to this essential fundraiser. Let's do it again next April!

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Link Round Up, Artist Support

Friday Link Roundup: April 6, 2018

  FRIDAY:   Hyland Glass  premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel  Tim Faulkner Gallery  features OSRS  Art Sanctuary  shares "An Ostentatious Display of Thaumaturgy"  Swanson Contemporary  unveils David Iacovazzi-Pau's new paintings  Garner Narrative  displays "Unnatural Affections"  First Light Gallery  reopens  Block Party  celebrates 5 years downtown with Liesl Long   SATURDAY:   Speed Art Museum  opens "Breaking the Mold"  Revelry  sees "Divine Shadows"  Consider Boutique  has a "Kentucky Perspective"   TUESDAY:   Louisville Grows  hosts "Woke Women"   THURSDAY:   Copper & Kings  examines "French Paper"   ONGOING:   Moremen Moloney  welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco Michael James Moran opens at  Quappi Projects   StudioWorks by Zoom Group  is "Stronger Together"  Sheherazade  shows off Yoko Molotov Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at  Garner Narrative   Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff  join forces at PYRO "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21C

FRIDAY:
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Tim Faulkner Gallery features OSRS
Art Sanctuary shares "An Ostentatious Display of Thaumaturgy"
Swanson Contemporary unveils David Iacovazzi-Pau's new paintings
Garner Narrative displays "Unnatural Affections"
First Light Gallery reopens
Block Party celebrates 5 years downtown with Liesl Long

SATURDAY:
Speed Art Museum opens "Breaking the Mold"
Revelry sees "Divine Shadows"
Consider Boutique has a "Kentucky Perspective"

TUESDAY:
Louisville Grows hosts "Woke Women"

THURSDAY:
Copper & Kings examines "French Paper"

ONGOING:
Moremen Moloney welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco
Michael James Moran opens at Quappi Projects
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
Sheherazade shows off Yoko Molotov
Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at Garner Narrative
Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff join forces at PYRO
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21C

Events, Artist Support

The Stars Among Us 2018 - A Gallery

  Wilma Bethel,   Vinhay   Keo, Mayor Greg Fischer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

Wilma Bethel, Vinhay Keo, Mayor Greg Fischer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

  LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier addresses the sold-out crowd

LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier addresses the sold-out crowd

  Carol Seifer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Lindy Casebier, Gill Holland

Carol Seifer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Lindy Casebier, Gill Holland

  Wilma Bethel, Porter Watkins, Elmer Lucille Allen

Wilma Bethel, Porter Watkins, Elmer Lucille Allen

 Today LVA  celebrated  individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community, including Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, Wilma Bethel, and Vinhay Keo. Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the luncheon, which was hosted by Gill Holland at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.  We look forward to seeing you at the second ceremony, coming in 2019!

Today LVA celebrated individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community, including Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, Wilma Bethel, and Vinhay Keo. Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the luncheon, which was hosted by Gill Holland at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.  We look forward to seeing you at the second ceremony, coming in 2019!

Events, Artist Support

Fund for the Arts 2018 Showcase & Campaign Kickoff

  LVA student Donielle Pankey with Mayor Greg Fischer

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Mayor Greg Fischer

  LVA student Donielle Pankey with Fund for the Arts President & CEO Christen Boone

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Fund for the Arts President & CEO Christen Boone

  LVA's Annette Cable, Ehren Reed and Lindy Casebier with student Donielle Pankey

LVA's Annette Cable, Ehren Reed and Lindy Casebier with student Donielle Pankey

  Shannon Cogan interviews Donielle Pankey and students

Shannon Cogan interviews Donielle Pankey and students

 LVA joined the  Fund for the Arts  and other arts organizations to participate in their 2018 Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff.  Donielle Pankey, a veteran of LVA programs, was interviewed by  WAVE 3 News  anchor and philanthropist  Shannon Cogan !

LVA joined the Fund for the Arts and other arts organizations to participate in their 2018 Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff.

Donielle Pankey, a veteran of LVA programs, was interviewed by WAVE 3 News anchor and philanthropist Shannon Cogan!

Exhibits, Artist Support, Community, Open Doors

Art at Metro Hall

  L-R: Artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller and Mitch Eckert, Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

L-R: Artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller and Mitch Eckert, Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

  L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer and instructor Shawna Dellacave

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer and instructor Shawna Dellacave

  L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer

  District 4 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

District 4 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

LVA joined Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, Metro Parks and a large crowd of friends and supporters at Metro Hall on Monday, January 29.

LVA coordinates exhibitions of local artists at Metro Hall, so on this night all gathered to pay tribute to artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller, and Mitch Eckert. Also saluted were the participants of our summer program Picture Love, a partnership between LVA and Metro Parks that returns this summer!

Events, Artist Support

Fischer Prize 2018 reception

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 LVA partnered with the Community Foundation of Louisville in congratulating Elizabeth Hardy, the inaugural winner of the  Bill Fischer Award for Visual Art ! The celebration was held at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, located across the street from LVA's office in Portland.  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."

LVA partnered with the Community Foundation of Louisville in congratulating Elizabeth Hardy, the inaugural winner of the Bill Fischer Award for Visual Art! The celebration was held at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, located across the street from LVA's office in Portland.

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."

Mural, Artist Support, Community

The Hunt for Fiber

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 LVA was thrilled recently to discover that  Amanda James , an Assistant Director of Young Alumni & Student Philanthropy at the University of Louisville and self-described "wall crawler" (mural fan!) ended her 2017 by visiting the  trio of murals  LVA & Google Fiber helped bring to life for artists Carrie Donovan, Liz Richter and Carlos Gamez de Francisco.  She credits her friend Josephine Lee for introducing her to the murals and said of them, "I absolutely love these additions to Louisville!" We do, too, Amanda! Thank you for these wonderful photos.

LVA was thrilled recently to discover that Amanda James, an Assistant Director of Young Alumni & Student Philanthropy at the University of Louisville and self-described "wall crawler" (mural fan!) ended her 2017 by visiting the trio of murals LVA & Google Fiber helped bring to life for artists Carrie Donovan, Liz Richter and Carlos Gamez de Francisco.

She credits her friend Josephine Lee for introducing her to the murals and said of them, "I absolutely love these additions to Louisville!" We do, too, Amanda! Thank you for these wonderful photos.

Community, Artist Support

Announcing "Taking Art in a New Direction"

 Louisville Visual Art is a recipient of a Jennifer Lawrence Foundation  Fund for the Arts  Imagine 2020 grant!  "Taking Art in a New Direction" - In partnership with  New Directions Housing Corporation , LVA will expand its existing Mural Art Program and target locations throughout Louisville's West End to develop a vibrant mural network.  LVA is grateful to the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, Louisville Metro Government and Imagine Greater Louisville 2020. We are thrilled to partner with New Directions on this initiative in West Louisville!

Louisville Visual Art is a recipient of a Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Fund for the Arts Imagine 2020 grant!

"Taking Art in a New Direction" - In partnership with New Directions Housing Corporation, LVA will expand its existing Mural Art Program and target locations throughout Louisville's West End to develop a vibrant mural network.

LVA is grateful to the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, Louisville Metro Government and Imagine Greater Louisville 2020. We are thrilled to partner with New Directions on this initiative in West Louisville!

Events, Artist Support, Community

Seeking Nominations For LVA's "The Stars Among Us" Visual Art Awards

 "Enchanted Rider" by Bob Thompson, oil on canvas, 1961

"Enchanted Rider" by Bob Thompson, oil on canvas, 1961

LVA is seeking nominations to celebrate those who have made a significant impact in our visual art community. At the  Louisville Visual Art Honors the Stars Among Us... inaugural luncheon on March 1, 2018 at KY Center for African American Heritage, the awards will presented to those selected from the categories listed below. Award Recipients must be available to attend the ceremony on March 1, 2018.

Final selection of award recipients will be made by a select panel of judges.

Rising Star Award - In Memory of Bob Thompson

Thompson was a Louisville-born African-American figurative painter known for his bold and colorful canvases, whose compositions were appropriated from the Old Masters. He was prolific in his eight-year career, producing more than 1,000 works before his death in RomeItaly, in 1966. The Whitney Museum in NYC mounted a retrospective of his work in 1998.

The Rising Star Award is an annual recognition of an emerging artist in the Kentuckiana region. The artist receiving this distinction will be considered a new and/or up-and-coming artist; however, age will not be a determining factor. The winner of the award will separate them self from the rest of the candidates by demonstrating a widely acknowledged expert skill set in their respective field. Commercial success will help in distinguishing candidates - however, it will not be the most determining factor. The Rising Star Award-winning artist will be an individual whose future is bright both in terms of commercial success and in impacting the local visual arts community.

Visual Art Educator Award  - In Memory of Anna Huddleston

Huddleston was born in Louisville, where she taught elementary school for 19 years with Louisville Public Schools and then was a junior high school art teacher and consultant for 20 years. She was also president of the Kentucky Art Education Association and the first African American to receive the Milner Award.

This award will be given to an individual in the Kentuckiana region who has had a longstanding and important impact on developing, teaching, and inspiring artists. This individual will be recognized for their dedication to enriching the lives of students of all ages by meaningfully and continuously educating people in the world of visual art.

Benefactor of the Year Award - In Memory of Charlotte Price

Price was a gifted sculptor and painter committed to supporting the arts in the community, especially Louisville Visual Art (formerly the Art Center Association).

This award will be given to an individual who has gone above and beyond in giving back to the local visual arts community. Whether it be through funding education initiatives, sponsoring events, or through personal/familial/estate gifts, this individual has left a lasting impact on the visual arts community over the past year.

Legacy Award  - In Memory of Julius Friedman 

Friedman was a Louisville-based graphic designer, photographer, artist and design studio owner who was one of Kentucky’s most influential artists and an invaluable part of the Louisville arts community.

The Legacy Award will be given to an individual who has positively impacted and improved the visual arts community in many different ways for a time period spanning decades. This individual truly represents what it means to leave the world a better place than you found it, and their positive impact in the visual arts community will be felt, seen, and remembered for generations to come.

The deadline for suggested nominations is December 29, 2017.

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Community, Artist Support, Exhibits

Mayor Fischer announces steps to explore Louisville’s history and values through public art and monuments

  "Colonel William Oldham" by sculptor Matt Weir. Photo by Keith Waits.   "In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values."  Read more, including about LVA's role in this process,  here  now.

"Colonel William Oldham" by sculptor Matt Weir. Photo by Keith Waits.

"In an effort to ensure Louisville’s public art and monuments not only tell our history but also showcase our community values, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced steps to establish principles for such works, while creating additional opportunities for artists to explore issues of race, discrimination, xenophobia and values."

Read more, including about LVA's role in this process, here now.

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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.”

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