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LVA's Artebella On The Radio November 8, 2018

Sue Eng Ly and JoAnne Sweeney are my guests on tomorrow morning's LVA's Artebella On The Radio. They will tell us about "What Were You Wearing: A Survivor's Installation", an exhibit U of L's Brandeis School of Law. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

JoAnne Sweeny teaches Lawyering Skills and Writing For Practice. Prior to coming to Louisville, she was a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where she taught legal research and writing as well as a seminar in comparative constitutional law.

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Professor Sweeny's current scholarly interests include comparative constitutional law, freedom of expression, law and gender, and legal history. Some of Professor Sweeny's most recent research has focused the present and historical criminalization of consensual sex, such as the prosecution of teenagers under child pornography laws because they have "sexted" each other nude or erotic photos of themselves. Her comparative work focuses on the United Kingdom’s Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Sue Eng Ly joined the community at Brandeis School of Law in August 2016. Prior to law school, she spent three years with the AmeriCorps program, serving as a middle school teacher in Hartford, Conn., a volunteer manager in Boston and a small business program coordinator in Louisville. She is deeply passionate about social justice and empowering those who are marginalized. As a Human Rights Fellow, she hopes to be more connected to Louisville’s refugees and immigrants and gain a better understanding of their struggles. Some of Sue Eng’s hobbies include baking, singing, journaling and giving people hugs.

“What Were You Wearing.” The event will be the opening of an art installation about sexual assault survivors and it will showcase their stories through the actual clothes they were wearing when they were violated. It will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2018, beginning with an opening speech at 5:00pm at the Student Activities Center.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: November 1, 2018

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Alex Adams

Alex Adams & Beth Bradley from AA Clay Studio & Gallery joined us November 1 on LVA's Artebella On The Radio to talk Open Studio Weekend - which is THIS weekend, Nov. 3 & 4, and all things clay. Tune in every Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear artists talk with Keith Waits about their work.

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Beth Bradley

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: October 25, 2018

Sculptor Bryan Holden and Printmaker Elizabeth Foley came in the studio Thursday morning for the first of a 2-part preview of Open Studio Weekend, which takes place Nov 3 & 4. tune in at 10am to WXOX 97.1.Artxfm.com for LVA's Artebella On the Radio.

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Bryan K. Holden was born in Louisville, Kentucky and has lived and worked there his entire life. Holden studied under the guidance and influence of his father, where he learned about conceptual thought, creativity, intricacy and superior craftsmanship. He continues his studies to this day, on his own.

His work is continuously evolving and refining and has changed monumentally since 2012, when he started his Deconstruction series of work. Stretched across a vast range of media, Holden creates contemporary, inventive and complex two and three-dimensional conceptual work. His Deconstruction series of work serves as the foundation for an ongoing investigation of human behavior and how it affects people and those around them. Often using repurposed, common and uncommon collected materials related to the particular behavior he is addressing.

Holden’s works are in the public collections of Humana Health Care, Brown-Forman Corporation, The Helen Keller Foundation, The City of Louisville, National Public Radio, The University of Louisville and many others. Also, Bryan’s work can be found in private collections throughout the United States, as well as in Dubai, Germany, Italy, Canada, Sweden and the UK.

 “Pretty+Distractions” by Elizabeth Foley

“Pretty+Distractions” by Elizabeth Foley

Elizabeth Foley earned a BFA in graphic design from Washington University in St Louis and an MFA in printmaking and M.Ed in secondary education from Ohio University. As a new resident of Louisville, she is pursuing art full- time. While developing her art practice, she taught art; five years at Wyoming Middle School in Wyoming, Ohio and fifteen years as the Upper School 3D Art Teacher at Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a founding member of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative in Lexington and was Executive Director for ten years. She is a member of the Kentucky Crafted Program and is a cohort in the 2017-18 Hadley Creatives Program.




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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.18.18

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Teri Dryden has just returned from Onishi, Japan, where she spent more than five weeks in Residency at The Shiro Oni Studios. On the Thursday October 18 broadcast we had a long discussion about about her adventures there! LVA's Artebella on The Radio lets artists talk about their work every Thursday morning on WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com.

In this interview, I at one point mention the name of former University of Louisville Ceramics Professor as Tom Owen. This is a careless error on my part, because it was, of course, Tom Marsh who taught for many years at U of L’s Hite Institute and had studied for long periods in Japan. My apologies.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.11.18

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What a time we had! Louisville Ballet director Robert Curran, choreographer/dancer Brandon Ragland, and artist Vinhay Keo came in to discuss the Mozart Divertimento collaboration premiering this weekend. All have been my guests before, but never all at once! Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com at 10am each Thursday to hear artists talk about their work on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

Trained at The Australian Ballet School and having enjoyed a thrilling and fulfilling career with The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, Robert Curran is now the Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet. Education and experience continually expanded his ability to move his own body on stage and through this, move an audience through a wide range of emotions. Beyond his dancing career he strives to continue to move people towards a satisfying encounter with dance. Robert is motivated by the form that a dancer gains from training in the traditions of classical ballet, where respect and discipline can facilitate breathtaking strength and freedom. He is also inspired by the innovation that forms the function of any artist, that being to bravely and boldly express oneself through art for the greater good of a community.

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Born and raise in Birmingham, Alabama, Brandon Ragland received his early training from Jacqueline Crenshaw Lockhart and continued his dance training at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In 2007, he graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Dance-Arts Administration. Since joining the Louisville Ballet in 2010, he has had the opportunity to perform leading roles in a wide range of classical and neoclassical works choreographed by Andre Prokovsky, Val CaniparoliSerge Lifar, Roger Van Fleteren, Christopher Bruce, Twyla Tharp and George BalanchineOther works include Bruce Simpson’s Swan Lake, La Slyphide, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, and works by Adam Hougland, Lucas Jervies, and Alun Jones.  As an aspiring choreographer, he has created works for Louisville Ballet, Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Alabama Ballet, Alabama Ballet School, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Arkansas, Next Generation Ballet, J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute, and Sedona Chamber Ballet.

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Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent the first 10 years of his childhood. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and I now a graduate student at CalArts. He received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, a Great Meadows Foundation recipient, participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, Kentucky 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.

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Divertimento No. 15 Choreography by George Balanchine
World Premiere Work Choreography by Robert Curran
Scenic and Lighting Design by Vinhay Keo
World Premiere Work Choreography by Brandon Ragland

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.4.18

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Casey McKinney joined us October 4 on LVA's Artebella On The Radio to discuss his current exhibit, When Elements Collide, at Mellwood Art Center’s Pigment Gallery. Casey is also a sculptor and muralist and you will see examples of both at Mellwood. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com at 10am each Thursday to listen to artists talk about their work.

Because the host forgot to start the archive recording, the recording picks up about 20 minutes into the hours. Sorry Casey.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 9.27.18

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Sabra Crockett spent the hour with us talking about the new exhibit at Art Sanctuary, The Ears See and The Eyes Hear, local music, and the intersection of art and well-being. Tune in Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com for LVA's Artebella On the Radio with Keith Waits.


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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 9.20.18

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Jan McNary Louden, Tamara Dearing will be appearing in & Rachel Vidal is directing, "A Feminine Ending" from Theatre [502] beginning Sept. 28, and this week they are coming in to the WXOX studio to talk about it. Tune in Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com for LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

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Jan Louden - Is a Community Outreach Health Specialist at Lou Metro Dept. of Community Services & Revitilization. She made her professional theatrical debut last spring in How Water Behaves for Theatre [502].

Tamara Dearing - Is a Licensed Massage Therapist at VitalBody Therapeutic Massage. She has acted with Louisville Repertory Theatre, StageOne, Pandora Productions & Theatre [502] and is a singer.

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Rachel Vidal – Is a Social Worker with a degree in theatre from Connecticut College. She has worked with Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, for whom she directed Medea, & Theatre [502].

Theatre [502] presents A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem, and directed by Rachel Vidal September 28 through October 14 at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. 

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 9.13.18

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Barbara Hanger & Wayne Ferguson are but 2 of the 30 or so artists featured in Louisville Artists:Carry On, an exhibit opening September 23 at LVA. John Begley curated the show, and all three were our guests on LVA's Artebella On The Radio this week to talk about making a life in the arts in Louisville. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

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John Begley is currently a Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider). Previously he was Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art (Emeritus), Critical and Curatorial Studies graduate program coordinator at the Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Director, Louisville Visual Art Association 1983 – 2001, Director, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, (founding director) Historic New Harmony Inc., New Harmony, IN 47631, 1975-1983

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Barbara Hanger has worked in printmaking, paper making and book arts. She joined the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville in 1982 after completing her MFA degree at Ohio University. Hanger’s work has been exhibited in numerous invitational and traveling exhibitions locally, regionally and internationally including Mainz, Germany and Cortona, Italy. Barbara Hanger has received competitive grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Wayne Ferguson has been creating unique works in clay for over 30 years. A Kentucky native, Wayne is mostly self-taught in clay. While he has attended workshops throughout the region he works mainly as a studio potter creating one-of-a-kind works. Wayne has been a roster artist with the Kentucky Arts Council for over 20 years, and he has taught at numerous public schools throughout Kentucky. Wayne was awarded the Rude Osolnik Award by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program in 2006 and has been awarded the Early Times Scholarship as well. His work is published in Ceramics Monthly Magazine as well as other magazines and books.

 

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 9.6.18

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Lauren McCombs & Jack Wallen are starring in Cabaret for Pandora Productions. They joined us to perform live in the studio Thursday along with Music Director Alex Roby and Pandora Artistic Producing Director Michael Drury. Tune in to LVA's Artebella On The Radio at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

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Lauren McCombs works as an Graphic Designer for a national restaurant chain. She studied theatre at Eastern Kentucky University, she has worked many times with CenterStage at JCC, Acting Against Cancer, and Pandora Productions, where she is now playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

 Jack Wallen (pictured above) is a free-lance writer at TechRepublic and writes for The Linux Foundation, and is playing the Emcee in Cabaret.

 Alex Roby is a Data Quality & Metadata Analyst at Invesco. He has recently been on stage in Hairspray at CenterStage and is currently the Music Director of Cabaret.

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Michael Drury Studied Speech/Theatre at Morehead State University and is now the Producing Artistic Director of Pandora Productions, where he has directed numerous productions, and he has acted in recent years for Theatre [502] and The Liminal Playhouse.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.30.18

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On the August 30 LVA's Artebella On The Radio we spoke with three women artists who are opening exhibits on September First Friday: Jacque Parsley, Gayle Cerlan, & Meredith Harber. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear Keith Waits talk to local artists.

Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber  
September 4-29, Reception September 7, 5-7pm
McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University, Wyatt Center for the Arts, Norris Place

Frac/tured serves as an abstract expression of the seemingly disjointed sense of self, both individually and as a gathered community. Through fine lines, gestural marks, and bold colors, Meredith Harber creates a chaotic moment on the canvas that intends to capture the viewer and challenges them to make sense of what is before them. While each piece may serve as a playful distraction from one’s surroundings, it is the artist’s intent that one put each thematic motif into context as it relates to them personally and how it ties into the modern world.

Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley
September 7-30, Reception September 7, 6-9pm
Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile, 572 South 4th Street, Louisville

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Gayle Cerlan has been an active member of the Kentucky arts community through her involvement as the creator and director of the Cityworks exhibition (1997-1998), and as curator of the DinnerWorks exhibition (1994-1997). She has served on the boards of Louisville Visual Art and the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and has been an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Indiana University Southeast, Bellarmine College, and the University of Louisville. She founded Cerlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky (1997-2007) and established a fine arts school for all ages, ArtStudio (1997-2014). Cerlan has exhibited her ceramic art nationally and internationally and has won many awards and grants. Her work can be found in numerous public collections.

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Jacque Parsley Using the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life, including a myriad of found objects, artifacts, ephemera, and vintage printed matter, I present an iconography that creates a dialogue between the permanent and the transient.

As Kurt Schwitters said, “The waste of the world becomes my art”.

As a child I embroidered, wove potholders, collected charms and played with paperdolls.  The influence of the fond memories have been integrated into my art by means of collage, assemblage and embellishment. Each work reflects a partly told tale, a moment in time that gives a nostalgic visual narrative of memories that have been recycled, and a past that has been reinterpreted.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.23.18

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Angela Williams & Michael Roberts are in The Liminal Playhouse's upcoming production of Jim Grimsley's Mr. Universe, and Richard McGrew is one of the producers and co-founder with Tony Prince of The Liminal Playhouse. They talked about it with us on the August 23 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Join us each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear artists talk about their work.

 

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Angela Williams, graduate of Louisville Male HS, has worked with Smoked Apple Theatre, Theatre [502], and has appeared in the recent film Convenience and the upcoming Black Mamba.

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Michael Roberts, Louisville native and a graduate St X and Xavier University. He has worked for Finnigan Productions, Louisville Repertory Company, Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company, and the Liminal Playhouse in their first production, Christmas on Mars.

Richard McGrew, Producing Director for The Liminal Playhouse, Sound Design, Musician, Composer, he studied at Yale, the University of Louisville, and Brescia University.

Due to a technical malfunction, the archive file only contains the first 20 minute segment of this interview.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.17.18

Noted playwright Idris Goodwin is beginning his first season as Artistic Director of StageOne Family Theatre, and he was our guest on August 16. We also hosted Travis Reckner & Matty Sciannameo of the Louisville Jack O Lantern Spectacular. Join us each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

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Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, orator and educator. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisville, KY for which he penned the widely produced And In This Corner: Cassius Clay. Other widely produced plays include: How We Got On, This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval, Bars and Measures, The Raid, and Hype Man: a break beat play. The Way The Mountain Moved, commissioned as part of Oregon Shakespeare’s American Revolutions series. He has work produced by or developed with Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Steppenwolf Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Denver Center for The Performing Arts, Cleveland Playhouse, Seattle Children’s Theater, Nashville Children’s Theater, Boulder Ensemble Theater, TheaterWorks, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, La Jolla Playhouse, The Eugene O’Neill Center, The Lark Playwriting Center and New Harmony Project. He’s received support from the NEA, The Ford, Mellon and Edgerton Foundation, and is the recipient of InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Prize and The Playwrights’ Center’s McKnight Fellowship.                                                 

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Travis Reckner and Matty Sciannameo

Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular - October 9-November 4, 2018
Iroquois Amphitheater  1080 Amphitheatre Road

Travis & Matty are looking to recruit more Louisville artists to work on this project. With over 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns including well over 100 masterpieces lighting nearly a one-third-mile trail. Grouped in themed scenes and set to music, this year’s show, “A Night at the Library”, is a celebration of the Smithsonian’s 50th anniversary with vignettes highlighting imagery from literature, pop culture, history, arts and cinema. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. Gates open at 6 p.m. Trail opens at dusk (near 7:30 p.m.). Concessions available.

We were playing Aretha Franklin in the first place, but were saddened to receive the news while listening to the first of her songs that she had passed away earlier that morning. We played three of her songs on this broadcast.

 

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.9.18

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Jenny Zeller, the Visual Art Coordinator at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest was our guest this week, and she will introduced us to Ashley Peevor, who is in the middle of a Residency at Bernheim. We talked about CONNECT at Bernheim, which takes place August 18. Join us each Thursday at 10:00am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

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Jenny Zeller was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned an Arts Administration degree from University of Kentucky in 1995.

Jenny is currently working with the Louisville Photo Biennial, helping to bring arts education to underserved communities in the Louisville Metro area. In 2017 she was awarded an Artist Professional Development Grant from the Great Meadows Foundation and a Regional Artist in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

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In July 2017, Jenny stepped into the role of Visual Arts Coordinator at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

Ashley Peevor, a qualified fashion designer who studied fine art at Arts University Bournemouth. In recent years, his costumes have been showcased at festivals and venues across the UK, including the artist-led Bristol Biennial in 2014. He is perhaps best known for the creation of his living costumes, fondly referred to as "Grass men". Part-sculpture and part-performance, Grass men is a body of work that involves carefully crafted living costumes made from grass, flowers, and other flora.

 

Bernheim received a Regional Imagine Greater Louisville (IGL) 2020 grant for the Seeds of CONNECTion! Project.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.2.18

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Artist Matthew Mazzota and Architect John David Wagner are developing a project in the California neighborhood on the west side of Louisville, and they came on the August 2 LVA's Artebella On The Radio to talk about it. Listen to Keith Waits talk to artists every Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on the power of the built environment to shape our relationships and experiences. His community-specific public projects integrate new forms of civic participation and social engagement into the built environment and reveal how the spaces we travel through and spend our time living within have the potential to become distinct sites for intimate, radical, and meaningful exchanges. Through his process, each project starts by creating temporary public spaces for listening – ‘Outdoor Living Room’ - as a way capture voices from local people that might not attend more formal meetings. Stemming from this approach are experiences that involve people from a range of backgrounds working together to create new models of living that contribute to local culture beyond the economic realm. Mazzotta received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Masters of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and is a Loeb Fellow of Harvard University. 

John David Wagner is a Master of Architecture student at Harvard Graduate School of Design. His area of interest is in the emerging methods of alternative architectural practice and collaborative artistic engagement in the civic realm. Working with cities such as Fitchburg, MA, Charlotte, NC, and Louisville, KY, his studies and professional practice address art, public space, and community empowerment. 

 Mazzotta & John David Wagner in the WXOX studios just before broadcast.

Mazzotta & John David Wagner in the WXOX studios just before broadcast.

"We have been working closely in the California neighborhood with residents, local artists, and the Metro Louisville government for 1.5 years. They have been on the ground in Louisville for the summer organizing community design meetings and culminating our efforts in a final design to be debuted in mid-2019. The project focus is on food and community space. With a network of partners, we envision a new community food ecosystem, providing affordable meals at a constellation of pop-up restaurants. At the project's focal point will be an installation near several new developments at 18th and Broadway. Here, we are interested in providing a unique new space in California reflective of the neighborhood culture and experience."  - Matthew Mazzotta & John David Wagner

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7.26.18

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We began this week's show with the announcement from WXOX Station Manager Sharon Scott and outgoing LVA Outreach Director Ehren Reed that this design by Wilfred Seig III won the selection for a mural on WXOX's east facing wall! Seig will begin the mural soon, and expects to be finished by the end of August.

Then incoming LVA Outreach Program Manager Katy Delahanty, Portland studio artist, and board member for the Portland Museum, joined us to talk about her new job with LVA, why the Portland neighborhood is important to the city. She was joined by fellow Portland artist Bryan K. Holden to discuss The Future Is Now mentorship program that is a collaboration with LVA and KyCAD. he was paired with Ballard HS student Marc Nadmid, who was also in the studio with us.

The Future Is Now exhibit of opens Friday, July 27 and runs through August 7 at KyCAD's 849 Gallery, with a reception July 27 from 5-7pm. Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10:00am for the live broadcast of LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7.19.18

Jordan Clark, Lee Mai, & Abbie Springer of Cirque Louis were with us in the studio July 19. They will be performing at iroquois Amphitheatre on July 20 & 21 as a part of the Amphitheatre's 80th Birthday Celebration! Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com at 10am each Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk to artists!

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Jordan Clark was first taken to see the circus by his grandparents. From there, a fascination of the circus and its characters began to grow. The circus was a place where Jordan’s childlike imagination could manifest into a tangible experience. After training on his own in high school, Jordan began his formal circus training in 2006 at the National Circus School of Montreal’s summer program. He was later accepted into the school’s prestigious college program where he completed his training in 2012. Jordan has performed his hand-balancing act in over 20 countries as well as at sea.

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Lee Mai is a Juggler and circus enthusiast who is one of CirqueLouis’ most consummate and active performers. He is a regular fixture at CirqueLouis’ city wide events and productions, playing a Vaudeville star in Bootleg “Untapped” (2015) and Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Circus” (2016) and major roles in Pinocchio (2016), East of the Sun (2017), and Kaleidoscope (2017). In addition to performing, Lee is also an instructor for CirqueLouis’ educational outreach and Social Circus program. Beyond circus, Lee enjoys food, good conversation, kindness, and cheesy sci-fi.

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Abbie Springer grew up in Kansas City, Mo, but moved to Louisville to compete with the nationally ranked University of Louisville cheerleading squad and in 2009, she began her circus arts training. Abbie has trained extensively in doubles acts and apparatus (Acro, Adagio, Trapeze, Chandelyra, and Sphere). She has trained on Silks, Aerial Rope, Lyra and completed her instructional training through NECCA (New England Center for Circus Arts). Abbie has performed in CirqueLouis’ previous productions of Bootleg “Untapped” (2015), A Midsummer Night’s Circus (2016), Pinocchio (2016), East of the Sun (2017), and Kaleidoscope (2017).

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7.12.18

Zoë Peterson, Megg Ward, & Jon Becraft were my guests on the July 12 edition of LVA's Artebella On The Radio. All 3 will be participating in the new Louisville Fringe Festival that starts July 13: facebook.com/LouFringeFest. Tune into WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am to hear me talk with Louisville artists.

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Zoë Peterson is a student at Atherton High School and the Commonwealth Theatre Center, where she has acted, written, and directed. She is also involved with the Derby City Playwrights, from which has sprung her first full length play, “Shot In The Dark”, which will be presented during the Louisville Fringe Festival, Friday, July 13 at 7pm, Saturday, July 14 at 10pm and Friday, Feb. 20 at 7pm, all times at Four Pegs.

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Megg Ward is a Louisville native who studied Theatre Arts, Humanities, Communicating History at University of Louisville & Shakespeare and Creativity at Shakespeare Institute. She will be premiering her new play, “If”, at the LFF on Sunday, February 15 at 10pm at Four Pegs.

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Jon Becraft is a theatre artist active with Kentucky Shakespeare, The Bard’s Town, and others, and he is the co-founder of Baby Horse Theatre and the LWW. Baby Horse will be presenting “Robothello” on Saturday, February 14 at 7pm at the Monnik Beer Co. and Saturday, February 21 at 10pm at both at Four Pegs.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7/5/18

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Kristi Papailler is an actor, director, teacher and activist who recently directed "Fences" and appeared in "Steel Magnolias" and teaches at Central High School, so we had no problem filling the hour this Thursday on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. tune in to WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com at 10am.

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 6.14.18

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Scott Davis, Founder and Producing Director of The Alley Theater and the Arts Caravan was our guest on the June 14 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. We talked about the closing of The Alley Theater on August 1 after 25 years producing plays in Louisville, and the future for the Arts Caravan initiative. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am.