Exhibits

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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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!

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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Exhibits

Exhibition: Shayne Hull

 "Shaynicus Andronicus," a solo exhibit of  Shayne Hull Art ’s work, will be on view at Louisville Visual Art during the performances of  Kentucky Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus  that run October 4 – 31, or by appointment through LVA.  When Shayne Hull turns his sardonic eye to public figures, he joins a great tradition of political satirists. Republican Strategist Karl Rove, President Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all been subjects, and now, partially inspired by the plot of William Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus," Hull offers portraits of “Mobin Andronicus, Sr.,” “Eric Andronicus,” and “Donald Andronicus, Jr.,” wickedly funny caricatures that require no pithy caption for their pointed understanding.  Read more on LVA's Artebella:  http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2017/10/3/vignette-shayne-hull   Hull studied painting at Texas A&M and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and earned a Master in Art Education from the University of Louisville. His paintings have been shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 175 exhibits, including 25 solo shows. His work can be found in the public collections of Brown-Forman, 21C Museum and the Kentucky Arts Council.

"Shaynicus Andronicus," a solo exhibit of Shayne Hull Art’s work, will be on view at Louisville Visual Art during the performances of Kentucky Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that run October 4 – 31, or by appointment through LVA.

When Shayne Hull turns his sardonic eye to public figures, he joins a great tradition of political satirists. Republican Strategist Karl Rove, President Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all been subjects, and now, partially inspired by the plot of William Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus," Hull offers portraits of “Mobin Andronicus, Sr.,” “Eric Andronicus,” and “Donald Andronicus, Jr.,” wickedly funny caricatures that require no pithy caption for their pointed understanding.

Read more on LVA's Artebella: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2017/10/3/vignette-shayne-hull

Hull studied painting at Texas A&M and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and earned a Master in Art Education from the University of Louisville. His paintings have been shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 175 exhibits, including 25 solo shows. His work can be found in the public collections of Brown-Forman, 21C Museum and the Kentucky Arts Council.

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Artist Support, Exhibits, Mural

IUS Veterans for Peace mural

We were honored to witness the unveiling of the Veterans for Peace mural at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN, honoring those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Printmaker and IUS Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Susanna Crum and Mariana Grohowski, Assistant Professor of English, led student and local veterans in creating the mural, and LVA was proud to do what we could to help make it happen.

We thank our partners who made this possible, ArtsMatch and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, and Center for Neighborhoods, for their continued support, and Veterans for Peace for all that they do.

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Exhibits, Community, Artist Support

Plein Air Paint Out 2017

LVA held our second annual Plein Air Paint Out from 8am-3pm on Sunday, September 17. It was part of a day of fun at the site of the future Waterfront Botanical Gardens that also featured:

A food truck, adult beverages, crafts, demos, nature activities, and more, including a large flower mandala weed walk, solar power demonstration, free canoe tours, butterfly tent, beekeeping, rainwater demo, raptors, baby goats, face painting, a paper flower workshop, a bonsai display and live music by the Porch Possums. Did we forget anything?!?

 LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier with winning artist Carrie Johns, whose piece is below:

LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier with winning artist Carrie Johns, whose piece is below:

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Exhibits, The Future Is Now

The Future Is Now: Opening Exhibition by KyCad

Thank you for being wonderful partners on The Future Is Now, our artist mentorship program, the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and Jefferson County Public Schools! The exhibition will run through August 4 in KyCad's 849 Gallery. Thanks so much to everyone who came out last night and showed your support! Thanks also to photographer Maggie Huber for these great images:

 Rashad Sullivan & Deb Whistler

Rashad Sullivan & Deb Whistler

 Hannah Lyle & Dominic Guarnaschelli

Hannah Lyle & Dominic Guarnaschelli

 Brittney Sharp & Bobby Barbour

Brittney Sharp & Bobby Barbour

 Sunny Rae Podbelsek & Lauren Hirsch

Sunny Rae Podbelsek & Lauren Hirsch

 Linda Erzinger

Linda Erzinger

 Jake Ford & Nicole Scott

Jake Ford & Nicole Scott

Events, Exhibits

Event Feature: art[squared] 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Children's Fine Art Classes program at art[squared] this year! 154 pieces sold so far, helping us raise over $30,000! This will allow us to continue to provide scholarships to over 1,000 talented and motivated students each year. We are so grateful for all the artists who participated and donated their time and talent, all the collectors who came out to purchase work, the board members and volunteers who helped everything run smoothly, Cunningham Door & Windows for sponsoring the event, as well as CirqueLouis for an amazing performance! It was such a wonderful evening and we are thankful beyond measure for the support of every one of you!

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Open Doors, Exhibits

Exhibit Feature: The View From Back Here

This was 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 Louisville Story Program, Louisville Visual Art, and The Backside Learning Center, 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. Thanks to UPS for providing a grant to make the whole program possible!