LVA's Artebella On The Radio May 16, 2019

Sara Cissell & Diane Dillman joined us to talk about "Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self Care", the exhibit they curated at the Hite Institute at U of L. They also brought one of the artists, Carrie Donovan. Tune in to WOXO 97.1 FM, or stream on Thursdays at 10am to listen to LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

By Brianna Harlan

By Brianna Harlan

Sara Cissell will be graduating this upcoming fall 2019 with her BA in Art History and Humanities. Sara has eight years of museum experience formerly working at the Frazier History Museum, and currently the Speed Art Museum. She has interned for the Speed, KMAC, and Sheherazade Gallery. This will be Sara’s first curated show.

Diana Dillman graduated Fall 2018 with her BA in Art History and has interned for the Filson Historical Society and the United States Capitol Visitors Center. Diana currently works at the Kentucky Derby Museum. She has previously curated for the Critical and Curatorial Studies II class with “Caprices: Wit and Whimsy,” which was also at Schneider Hall.

Carrie Donovan is currently the Design manager at The Speed Art Museum. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she received her BFA in Communication Art & Design from the University of Louisville. 

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to present “Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care”, an art exhibition that investigates, comments, and validates the correlation between mental health and the healing process otherwise known as “post-trauma growth.” Post-trauma growth refers to those who have experienced a stronger sense of well-being after a traumatic event. This exhibition solely focuses on local artists and their unique interpretations towards their own self-care and the treatment of others.

“Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care” features eleven local artists including: Megan Bickel, Jeremy Brightbill, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Aguilar, Andrew and Simon Cozzens, Carrie Donovan, Brianna Harlan, Tammy Richardson, KCJ Szwedzinski, and Letitia Quesenberry.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio May 9, 2019: Corie Neumayer and Carrie Neumayer

Corie & Carrie Neumayer are exhibiting as mother-daughter at Pyro Gallery, but first they stopped by the WXOX studios to talk about it with Keith Waits. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on

Photo by Amber Estes Thieneman

Photo by Amber Estes Thieneman

Corie Neumayer is a painter “who creates abstracted paintings of the landscape that focus on open spaces; deserts, mountains, lakes, as well as the countryside of Kentucky and Indiana. My work is done in a variety of untraditional and traditional media. My current work reflects the changes in our climate and the effect on our earth.”

As an educator, Neumayer helped create and develop the Visual Art Magnet program at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville and was a teacher in that program 1986-2004. Neumayer has been a member of PYRO Gallery since 2005.

Carrie Neumayer is a Louisville, Kentucky based artist and a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Co-Founder and Executive Director at Girls Rock Louisville. Her Illustration work can be viewed at

The House Paint & Pencil Show, New artwork by Corie Neumayer & Carrie Neumayer

May 10 – June 15, opening reception Friday, May 10, 6-9pm


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: Charlie Sexton and Dr. Janna Segal

Charlie Sexton, Artistic Director of Commonwealth Theatre Center, and Dr. Janna Segal, Director of Graduate Studies at UofL’s Department of Theatre Arts, discuss Shakespeare, dramaturgy, and theatre arts education ahead of the 2019 Young American Shakespeare Festival that opens May 9 at CTC. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to listen to Keith Waits talk with creatives on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on


Charlie Sexton is the Artistic Director of Commonwealth Theatre Center. He was among the first class of Conservatory students of Walden Theatre. Charlie’s resume includes many artistic accomplishments as an actor, director, and playwright, but his proudest achievement is the professional training and mentoring of thousands of students through the Walden Conservatory program, the students have been accepted into the nation’s best college theatre programs, including Juilliard, Carnegie Mellon, New York University, Northern Illinois University, and the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater.

Notable students include Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Jess Weixler (The Good Wife), Wes Ramsey (Charmed), Tom Graves (The Rude Mechanicals), Gisela Chipe (Asolo Rep’s Hamlet, Prince of Cuba), and Adam Wesley Brown (Once on Broadway).


Dr. Janna Segal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Louisville in: theatre history, literature, and theory; Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation; American feminist theatre; and dramaturgy. Prior to joining the UofL faculty, Dr. Segal was an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department and in the MLitt/MFA Shakespeare and Performance program at Mary Baldwin College, and an IHUM Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. She has published single and co-authored works on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItA Midsummer Night’s DreamOthello, and Romeo and Juliet; Dekker and Middleton’s The Roaring Girl; Fo and Rame’s Elisabetta; and Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Her scholarly work has appeared in such journals as SDC JournalJEMCSShakespeare, and Early Modern Literary Studies, as well as in numerous anthologies, including the forthcoming Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era (Rowman and Littlefield, 2018) and How to Teach a Play (Bloomsbury, 2018). Dr. Segal is also a freelance dramaturg whose past production work includes Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptation, contemporary theatre, and new plays in development. She is the Resident Dramaturg of the Comparative Drama Conference, for which she dramaturgs two to three new plays a year, and a dramaturg for ATHE’s annual New Play Development Workshop. At UofL, she has dramaturged Baltimore,Eurydice, and The Master and Margarita, and The Taming of the Shrew. She has also worked locally as a guest dramaturg for Commonwealth Theatre Center. Dr. Segal is a member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and she serves on the Board of the Comparative Drama Conference.

Young American Shakespeare Festival  May 9 – 19

Macbeth, directed by Hallie Dizdarevic
Henry V, directed by Jennifer Pennington
The Winter’s Tale, directed by Charlie Sexton


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: April 18, 2019

WXOX Founder & GM Sharon Scott and Speed Museum Curator Miranda Lash joined us this Thursday to talk about the April 19 After Hours at The Speed, which will feature WXOX programming and musical performances as well as the "Yinka Shonibare CBE: The American Library" exhibition. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on 10am each Thursday for LVA's Artebella On The Radio.


Miranda Lash is the curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum. Lash was previously the curator of modern and contemporary art the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). She joined NOMA in 2008 as the museum’s first curator dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art, and the founder of NOMA’s modern and contemporary art department. At NOMA Lash also managed NOMA’s Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden—one of the most important sculpture installations in the United States.


WXOX General Manager Sharon Scott of Louisville, KY was a devoted alum of Vanderbilt radio station WRVU when the Nashville-based University decided to sell its asset. She attended the 2011 Grassroots Radio Conference in Kansas City hoping to save the station. Instead, she was turned on to the upcoming “window” for LP-FM stations, and started work on an application. On one of her commutes back to Louisville from Nashville, it dawned on her that Louisville needed an LP station just as badly as Nashville and the rest…

Evan McMahon & Miranda Lash during interview.

Evan McMahon & Miranda Lash during interview.

You will also hear from Evan McMahon, Chief of Staff to the Director at the Speed, and Sheridan Gates, their Special Events Coordinator. And Sharon brought WXOX on-air personalities DJ Johnny Anku, who will be one of the performers Friday night, and Gregory Acker, who is a founding member of Kuvebo, an West African Drum & dance group, and Hamidou Koivogui, a Kuvebo member who emigrated from Guinea.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: April 11, 2019


Vian Sora & John Brooks were the guests on this week's show. Both are included in LVA's exhibit at Metro Hall, "Imagined Monuments" and very busy exhibiting elsewhere in Louisville. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on every Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.

Imagined Monuments: A Louisville Visual Art exhibit for Metro Hall thru July 12, 2019

Born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq in 1976, Vian Sora a self-taught painter that began painting as a child. Her first first solo exhibition was at In’aa Gallery, Baghdad in 2001. Since then, she has exhibited internationally. “Raised under the Ba’ath Party and subject to its mandates and masochism, I breathed in the studio when life outside had been suffocated. I am expressive, constantly experimenting with color and techniques, influenced by the intensity of my home country, a student of the civilizations lost - Mesopotamia, Assyria, Babylon and ancient Kurdish tribes; home.”


Unbounded Domains by Vian Sora is on view at Moremen Gallery in Louisville through May 25, 2019

A native of Kentucky, John Brooks studied Political Science and English literature at the College of Charleston, in South Carolina, and art at Central St. Martins and the Hampstead School of Art in London, England. His work is held in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, Australia, Germany, and India. He now lives and works in Louisville and is the director of Quappi Projects. 2019 Non-Arrivals, O Art, Louisville, Kentucky.

John Brooks will have a solo show at Moremen Gallery in July 2019.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: April 4, 2019

Hannah Drake is a true "Rock Star" in the Louisville community, a force to be reckoned with! She was my guest for April 4 on WXOX 97.1 FM/ She is currently part of “Imagined Monuments”, an LVA exhibit for Metro hall that runs through July 12. Tune in at 10am each Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk to artists.


Hannah Drake is a blogger, activist, public speaker, poet, and the author of 9 books. She writes commentary on politics, feminism, and race and her work has been featured in Cosmopolitan Magazine. Hannah has presented at the Idea Festival, curated performances for the Festival of Faiths, partnered with The Louisville Ballet for their Choreographer’s Showcase, and exhibited her visual art and poetry at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and 1619 Flux. Her poem “Spaces” was selected by the National Academy of Medicine for a national art exhibit about health equity. Hannah was selected as a 2017 Hadley Creative by the Community Foundation of Louisville and Creative Capital and her work has been honored by the Kentucky Alliance of Against Racist and Political Repression. In July of 2017, Hannah Drake was featured on the Tom Joyner Morning Show with Jacque Reid to discuss her movement, “Do Not Move Off The Sidewalk.” In February 2019, Hannah was selected by the Muhammad Ali Center to be a Daughter of Greatness which features prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice. Hannah’s message is thought-provoking and at times challenging, but Hannah believes that it is in the uncomfortable spaces that change can take place. “My sole purpose in speaking and writing is not that I entertain you. I am trying to shake a nation.”


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: March 28, 2019

Excited to have Natalia Zuluaga, the Great Meadows 2019 Critic-In-Residence, and Julien Robson, the Director of the Great Meadows Foundation, in the studio this week. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on each Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk to artists and curators and more.


Natalia Zuluaga, currently based in Miami FL, is visiting Kentucky as a Critic-In-Residence, a two-month residency program organized though Great Meadows Foundation in partnership with INhouse.

Between 2007 and 2012 Natalia Zuluaga was the manager of foundation programs at CIFO (Cisneros Fontanais Art Foundation), and from 2016 through 2018 she was Artistic Director of the ArtCenter/South Florida,. Since 2014 she has been the co-director of [NAME] Publications, a non-profit press and cultural office, and most recently she launched and is the co-editor of the bilingual online journal Dispatches.

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Julien Robson has 30 years of experience with curating and organizing events. After studying Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art in England, he worked in Britain and Austria before coming to the U.S. He was the curator of Contemporary Art at Louisville’s Speed Art Museum from 2000 to 2008. He is now an Independent Curator and serves as the director of INhouse Foundation, which is a venue for creative retreats and an organization dedicated to supporting extraordinary creative projects located in Louisville, He is also the director of the Great Meadows Foundation.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: March 14, 2019

''House Boat on Ohio River,” by Cleveland, Ohio, painter/ceramicist Lawrence Blazey (1902-1999). Exhibited in 1933 at the 15th Annual May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art. Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.

''House Boat on Ohio River,” by Cleveland, Ohio, painter/ceramicist Lawrence Blazey (1902-1999). Exhibited in 1933 at the 15th Annual May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art. Collection of Warren and Julie Payne.

Peter Morrin & John Begley in the studio (they are always welcome), but in this instance they will be talking about the "AFLOAT: AN OHIO RIVER WAY OF LIFE" project, which exists at the moment as exhibits and lectures about Harlan Hubbard and shantyboats on the Ohio River. We also took time to remember Louisville artist Ann Stewart Anderson, who passed away last week.

Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/ each Thursday at 10:00am to hear Keith Waits talk with artists and curators.


Peter Morrin was the Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships at UofL from 2010 until his retirement in 2016. The Center sought to find ways in which the University could be of assistance to area arts and cultural organizations, and in turn, make those institutions more a part of the learning experiences of UofL students. Mr. Morrin also taught in the Department of Fine Arts, especially in courses serving the Critical and Curatorial Studies track in the Master’s Degree program.

Prior to coming to UofL, Mr. Morrin was a museum director for 25 years, including 21 years at the Speed Art Museum. 


John Begley is a Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider). 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 2001 – 2014 (Retired) 

Prior to that he was Director, Louisville Visual Art Association for 19 years.

Together they curated:

The Art of Drifting: The Watercolors of Harlan Hubbard

The least known, but arguably the best, artworks in Harlan Hubbard’s body of work are his watercolors. Fresh, improvisatory, and spontaneous, they embody the lively, brief descriptions of nature found in his journals.

Frazier History Museum – running through May 5.

On this audio archive, the show begins at about 9:14.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: February 28, 2019


On the February 28 broadcast, Moira Scott Payne, President of Kentucky College of Art + Design, and Joyce Ogden, Dean of same, came to talk about KyCAD in a moment of transition and forward-thinking. Join us each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/ for LVA's Artebella On the Radio.

After a six-month national search, Moira Scott Payne became KyCAD’s first Dean in June of 2017. She was named its President less than two months later. Scott Payne was born in India in 1959, but spent most of her life in Scotland, United Kingdom.

An artist whose research focuses on cultural heritage, Scott Payne has worked with international institutions throughout Europe and North America. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree from the Glasgow School of Art in 1981, was awarded a funded Postgraduate Certificate from the same institution a year later, and a Diploma of Education from the Dundee College of Education in Dundee, Scotland, in 1986.


Joyce Ogden has taught art in higher education since 1993. She received an MFA from the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a BFA from the Allen R. Hite Institute at the University of Louisville. Ogden has been the recipient of grants and awards that include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant Program, the Kentucky Foundation for Women Sallie Bingham Award, the Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. She is a founding member of ENID, a Louisville-based women sculptors organization.

Due to technical difficulties, only the first portion of this program was recorded.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: March 7, 2019


Haydee Canovas of Teatro Tercera Llamada & Kathi E. B. Ellis of Looking for Lilith will join us this week to talk about the upcoming collaboration between the two companies, "Just Like Us/Justo como nosotros", which opens March 14. tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/ each Thursday at 10am to hear Keith Waits talk to artists.

Haydee Canovas is a Health Care Professional, a playwright, actor, director & producer and co-founder of Teatro Tercera Llamada, a Spanish-language theatre company here in Louisville.


Kathi E.B. Ellis is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of Lincoln Center and DirectorsLabChicago. She has attended the La MaMa Directing Symposium in Umbria, Italy and is featured in Southern Artistry, an online registry of outstanding southern artists. Her directing work has been recognized with nominations for South Florida theatre's Carbonell Award. Locally, Kathi is a member of Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, a founding principal of StageLab theatre training studio, and part of ShoeString Productions, an informal producing collective.

Just Like Us/Justo con nosotrs, based on Helen Thorpe’s book of the same name, dramatizes the lives of four Latinas in Denver – two of whom have papers, two of whom do not – as they navigate school and college, friends and romances, all within the shadow of their statuses. Their close-knit friendships and dreams begin to unravel when immigration status dictates the girls’ opportunities, or lack thereof. When a political firestorm arises, each girl’s future becomes increasingly complicated.

Hannah Connally and Jennifer Thalman Kepler (Founder & Co-Artistic Director Looking for Lilith) read a scene from the play.



LVA's Artebella On The Radio: February 14, 2019


Ash Braunecker from Portland Museum came by to talk about A Secret History of American River People, which is a part of the "Afloat" series of exhibits happening in Louisville this year. There will be an opening reception Saturday 1-4pm, and the exhibit runs through August 3

A Secret History of American River People is a project to build a collection of personal stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated mid-century shantyboat over a series of epic river voyages. The project examines the emerging crises facing current river communities dealing with economic displacement, gentrification, environmental degradation, and the effects of global climate change. 

“We make our way downriver in a rustic houseboat, built by the artists over two years, loosely based on designs from shantyboats in the 1940s, from largely recycled and reclaimed materials. People tell us that traveling on the river in an authentic shantyboat and taking the time to listen to people’s stories makes this project unique. This participatory art project inspires deep wonder and connects meaningfully with people’s personal histories.” - Wes Modes 

Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on, 10-11am every Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

We apologize that archive recording begins at the first song break.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: January 24, 2019

East of the Sun (West of the Moon) by Monica Stewart

East of the Sun (West of the Moon) by Monica Stewart

Monica Stewart is a multi-media artist and current MFA candidate at the University of Louisville’s Hite Institute. She will be recognized at the February 1st LVA Honors Luncheon as the 2018 Emerging Artist. She joined Keith Waits in the studio this week to talk about fairy tales, feminism, and cutting paper. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on every Thursday at 10 am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: January 17, 2019

Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams came to the WXOX studio to talk about music and the "Art+Music" program he will be conducting with the Louisville Orchestra January 25 and 26. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream at ARTXFM.COM at 10am every Thursday for LVA's Artebella On The Radio with Keith Waits. The show is produced by Louisville Visual Art.


Teddy Abrams is a widely acclaimed conductor, as well as an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer.  Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Classical Festival, he also serves as Resident Conductor of the MAV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest, which he first conducted in 2011. A tireless advocate for the power of music, Abrams continues to foster interdisciplinary collaboration with organizations including the Louisville Ballet, the Center for Interfaith Relations, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. His extensive community outreach continues to reach new audiences and bring classical music into increasingly diverse communities.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: January 10, 2019

Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self- Determination Movements, will be at the Schneider Hall Galleries through Feb. 22. Dr. Catherine Fosl of the Anne Braden Institute, Carla Wallace from Showing Up for Racial Justive, and Chris Reitz and Jessica Oberdick of the Hite Institute joined us to discuss this exhibit. . Tune in at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream for LVA's Artebella On the Radio with Keith Waits.


Dr. Catherine Fosl is a Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and founding Director of the Anne Braden Institute. Dr. Fosl was Anne Braden’s biographer and is the author of Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), as well as other books.


Carla Wallace is a civil rights activist in Louisville, Ky. She is co-founder of the Fairness Campaignand Showing Up for Racial Justice and a member of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Hall of Fame


Chris Reitz is Assistant Professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies and Gallery Director at the Hite Art Institute. His research focuses on transnational practices in art and exhibitions of the past 30 years, with a particular emphasis on art and the art market in the era of neoliberalism.

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Jessica Oberdick is a visual artist, curator, and writer. She has contributed to various online platforms including Burnaway and Ruckus Louisville, and was recently published in the international magazine Boshemia. She has curated + co-curated exhibitions at 1619 Flux and KMAC Museum, both in Louisville, and currently is the Exhibitions Assistant for the Hite Institute for Visual Art at the University of Louisville.



LVA's Artebella On The Radio: January 3, 2019

Jason Bige Burnett & Steven Cheek came in the studio January 3 to talk about Current: An Exhibition of The Southern Cross Pottery Festival opening January 4 at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on every Thursday to hear artists speak with Keith Waits about their work.

Jason Bige Burnett is a potter and the owner of Jason Bige Burnett Studio and Mr. Benny’s Pot Shop. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2009 with a BFA in ceramics and BA’s in both printmaking and graphic design. After college Jason continued his education at Penland School of Crafts in western North Carolina as a core fellowship student for two years. Since then he has exhibited nationally, been featured in Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated. Jason was accepted as an Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts Artist-in-Residence in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the 2012-2013 year. He lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.

Steven Cheek received his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the University of Evansville. Steven is currently the Director/Artist in Residence at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Louisville. Prior to moving to Louisville, KY he was visiting professor at Georgia State University School of Art and Design, a sabbatical replacement and adjunct lecturer at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and an Artist in Residence at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts in Asheville, NC. He has received several awards and recognitions and is included in many private and public collections. 



LVA's Artebella On The Radio: December 20, 2018

Jo Anne Triplett and Jessica Oberdick joined us Thursday to reflect upon 2018 in local visual art. Tune in to WXOX 97.1, or stream on every Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On the Radio.


Jo Anne Triplett is a contributing arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Jessica Oberdick is a visual artist, curator, and writer. In December 2017 Oberdick graduated from the University of Louisville with her dual Master of Arts and Art History in Critical and Curatorial Studies and Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management. She has contributed to various online platforms including Burnaway and Ruckus Louisville, and was recently published in the international magazine Boshemia. She has curated + co-curated exhibitions at 1619 Flux and KMAC Museum, both in Louisville, and currently is the Exhibitions Assistant for the Hite Institute for Visual Art at the University of Louisville.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: December 13, 2018

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

"Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail", opens at Carnegie Center for Art & History Dec. 14. Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf joined us and brought a couple of the artists with him to discuss this exhibit, Racheal Banks and Gaela Erwin. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM. or stream on Thursdays at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio with Keith Waits.


Daniel Pfalzgraf is an occasional artist and full-time curator who’s been working with galleries and museums since — as he elegantly describes it — the turn of the century. With a degree in Sculpture and Drawing, as well as an affection for soccer, marketing, and Banksy, he’s definitely the Center’s resident Renaissance man. However, and when his mind isn’t on art or soccer, it’s often filled with thoughts of wolves, conspiracy theories, or playing an endless loop of the opening riff from Smoke on the Water. So, yes. He’s also a little bit different.        


Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University and is based in Covington, KY. She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX). Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.          


Gaela Erwin is an American artist who was born in 1951. Gaela Erwin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Speed Art Museum. Her painting, “Portrait of Neema Tambo”, was selected for the highly prestigious British National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award 2018 Exhibition. The exhibit is at St. Martin’s Place in London, England, before it travels to Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Oct. 13 — Dec. 2) the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Dec. 15 — Mar. 10, 2019) in Edinburgh, and the Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England (March-June 2019).


LVA's Artebella On The Radio November 29, 2018

PYRO Galley is 15 Years Old, and members of the artist's co-op Bette Levy and C.J. Pressma were with bus November 29 to talk about the anniversary exhibit opening in December. Tune in LVA's Artebella On The Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM or stream it on each Thursday 10-11am.


C.J. Pressma is primarily a digital printmaker as well as a textile artist. He is a
founding member of PYRO. In 1970 he founded the Center for Photographic Studies – an alternative school of creative photography. In 1978 he was awarded a National
Endowment Fellowship in Photography. In 2001 he was one of 84 artists selected by the Brooklyn Museum of Art for its landmark exhibition: Digital Printmaking Now.


Bette Levy is a founding member of LAFTA (Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists), a past member of Fiber Forum, an arm of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, a past vice president, board member and Kentucky state representative for the Surface Design Association, and a member of numerous other textile, arts, and community organizations. She has written articles for Surface Design Journal, Arts Across Kentucky, and other professional journals.

PYRO Gallery was founded in 2003 by CJ Pressma, Marilyn Whitesell, Debra Clem, Erin Devine, Susan Gorsen, Michael Brohm, David Modica, Cean Peevey-Rosenthal, Mitch Eckert, Keith Auerbach, and the late Susan Moffett, who was very excited about what said this about PYRO’s future: “Potential in that, this "Butcher Block" area will be a destination once all the development is complete - Butchertown is blooming! And possibilities in that having several smaller galleries will allow us to have more exhibits up by different people, perhaps some guests of PYRO. Not to mention some fun and challenging installation/performance artwork.”


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/

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.


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.


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.


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

Alex Adams

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/ to hear artists talk with Keith Waits about their work.

Beth Bradley

Beth Bradley