Art

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 29, 2018

FRIDAY:  CLOSING: Our neighbors at  Quappi Projects  host a group show CLOSING:  Art Sanctuary  celebrates James Russell May   SATURDAY:  CLOSING: Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at  Craft  CLOSING:  Surface Noise  creates "A Family Affair"   SUNDAY:   Prophecy Ink  offers "Morbid Apologies"   WEDNESDAY:  A  Surface Noise  pop-up rocks with Catherine Irwin and Tara Jane O'Neill   ONGOING:   McQuixote  unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"  The Carnegie Center 's "Form, Not Function" reboots Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at  Garner Narrative   PYRO  shares their "Dream Diaries" "Discover" photography at  The Green Building   KMAC  takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art" "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21c   Quills Coffee  shares Kathleen Lolley  Revelry  is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto  Studio Works at Zoom Group  is in "Bloom" "Picasso to Pollack" go to the  Speed Art Museum  "All That I Am Is Grateful" at  Houseguest

FRIDAY:
CLOSING: Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show
CLOSING: Art Sanctuary celebrates James Russell May

SATURDAY:
CLOSING: Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at Craft
CLOSING: Surface Noise creates "A Family Affair"

SUNDAY:
Prophecy Ink offers "Morbid Apologies"

WEDNESDAY:
A Surface Noise pop-up rocks with Catherine Irwin and Tara Jane O'Neill

ONGOING:
McQuixote unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots
Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at Garner Narrative
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
Revelry is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto
Studio Works at Zoom Group is in "Bloom"
"Picasso to Pollack" go to the Speed Art Museum
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest

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.

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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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!

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: February 16, 2018

FRIDAY:  Stay up for " Art After Dark " at the Speed Art Museum Penny Sisto returns to " The Sixties " at the Carnegie   SATURDAY:  " Women Impressionists " opens at the Speed Art Museum Also, " Art + Women in Music " will be discussed at the Speed   SUNDAY:  Join another  Gallery Talk  at the Speed   THURSDAY:  Meet  visiting artists  from St. Francis at Lenihan Sotheby

FRIDAY:
Stay up for "Art After Dark" at the Speed Art Museum
Penny Sisto returns to "The Sixties" at the Carnegie

SATURDAY:
"Women Impressionists" opens at the Speed Art Museum
Also, "Art + Women in Music" will be discussed at the Speed

SUNDAY:
Join another Gallery Talk at the Speed

THURSDAY:
Meet visiting artists from St. Francis at Lenihan Sotheby

Mural, Open Doors

Kerrick mural

Another  mural  is beginning to go up, this one at  Kerrick Elementary School ! We'll be posting updates as the kids keep working to complete this magical project.  Thanks to  Fund for the Arts' 5x5 program  for giving these kids such a great opportunity!   Photo by  @kerrickarts    UPDATE: Here's a fantastic picture shared with us by the Fund for the Arts! Great shot, Fund!

Another mural is beginning to go up, this one at Kerrick Elementary School! We'll be posting updates as the kids keep working to complete this magical project.

Thanks to Fund for the Arts' 5x5 program for giving these kids such a great opportunity!

Photo by @kerrickarts

UPDATE: Here's a fantastic picture shared with us by the Fund for the Arts! Great shot, Fund!

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Events

2017 Bourbon, Bets & Bow Ties Artwork Auction

Art Auction Alert!!! Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!!  Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today:  https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017   The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.  "Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at  Churchill Downs  on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms.  The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.  Participating artists included  Bri Bowers ,  Adam Horton Art ,  Bobby Hinkel ,  Braylyn Resko Stewart ,  Ewa Perz , John King ( DrunkWood ),  Wood & Twine , Ashleigh Anthony ( Art From Ashes ),  Brandon Harder Art ,  David Nichols , Branden McClain ( Slugger City Sign Company ) &  Mandi Caskey  (Birdy), and  Casey Mckinney .

Art Auction Alert!!!
Beautiful Bourbon Barrels!!!

Click here to make one of these unique pieces yours today: https://www.32auctions.com/LVA_Auction_2017

The online-only auction begins on Wednesday, November 15 at noon and ends on Friday, November 17 at 5 p.m.

"Downs After Dark - Bourbon, Bets & Bowties" was held at Churchill Downs on September 23. As a part of that event, 12 Louisville artists used authentic bourbon barrels culled from Kentucky distilleries to create original art! Some painted on them, some built images from thread and wire, and some deconstructed the barrels to fashion wholly unique sculptural forms.

The resulting 12 pieces are being offered for sale - an unusual opportunity for art collectors and bourbon enthusiasts! All proceeds will benefit Louisville Visual Art’s Children’s Fine Art Classes, which reach more than 5,500 students annually all over the Louisville Metro area and surrounding counties, including in Southern Indiana.

Participating artists included Bri BowersAdam Horton ArtBobby HinkelBraylyn Resko StewartEwa Perz, John King (DrunkWood), Wood & Twine, Ashleigh Anthony (Art From Ashes), Brandon Harder ArtDavid Nichols, Branden McClain (Slugger City Sign Company) & Mandi Caskey (Birdy), and Casey Mckinney.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: October 20, 2017

ALL WEEKEND:  Ai Weiwei's migration documentary " Human Flow " screens at the Speed Museum   FRIDAY:  Stay  After Hours  at the Speed Museum   SATURDAY:  Ultra Pop screams up a  Halloween Group Show    SAT & SUN:  Art Sanctuary hosts a  Gilding Workshop  The Big Four Lawn explodes with  Via Colori , the street painting festival   PRINT:  Local author & illustrator Aaron Bauer has published " Mr. Funbot... " 

ALL WEEKEND:
Ai Weiwei's migration documentary "Human Flow" screens at the Speed Museum

FRIDAY:
Stay After Hours at the Speed Museum

SATURDAY:
Ultra Pop screams up a Halloween Group Show

SAT & SUN:
Art Sanctuary hosts a Gilding Workshop
The Big Four Lawn explodes with Via Colori, the street painting festival

PRINT:
Local author & illustrator Aaron Bauer has published "Mr. Funbot...

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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Open Doors, Mural

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church mural - progress!

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church:

Early June

Early June

June 29  An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track.  Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood.  "Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods."  The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6.  Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program.  "We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work."  We hope you will be able to join us in celebration!    Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

June 29

An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track.

Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood.

"Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods."

The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6.

Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program.

"We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work."

We hope you will be able to join us in celebration!



Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood  "WDRB's  Kate Springer  talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it."  Read all about it  here !


Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood
"WDRB's Kate Springer talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it."

Read all about it here!

Summer Camp

Comic Art with Kevlen Goodner

Illustrator Kevlen Goodner spent a week with our Comic Art summer camp class. Here's what he shared with his Facebook fans:

"I simply cannot say enough about the incredible young people I was privileged to meet and honored to work with at this week's Louisville Visual Art summer camp. I have no doubt that I met with future illustrators whose work will dazzle us in the pages of comics, manga and even animation!

I'm even more proud of the fact that the class was made up predominantly of young women! Their voices will be heard loud and clear, their stories told near and far! Thank you so much to each and every one of them.

Thank you to the parents and loved ones who continue to encourage and inspire them to reach their creative goals. And thank you to LVA for the invitation to share in this beautiful experience. Support your local art organizations! These are our neighbors dedicating their lives to enriching ours. Thank you a million/billion times over to the awesome Jacqueliine Pallesen and the amazing Annette Cable! You guys are Rock Stars in the truest since of the words ;) 

See you soon
-The Illest-Strator"

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: July 7, 2017

Artist Support

The 5th Annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art

Adrienne Miller   The  Community Foundation of Louisville , in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, presented Louisville-based artist and printmaker  Adrienne Miller  with the fifth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art today at 10 a.m.  The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience. Miller will use the prize to research the landscape and art historical influence of the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. The two-week trip will cover close to 2,000 miles in a loop through the Four Corners region and will include a variety of stops, including several different pueblo ruin sites, printmaking studios in Albuquerque, the Georgia O’Keefe museum and archives, several National Parks, energy vortexes in Sedona, and several large earthworks in the region.  “I want the experience to be transformative and immersive so that I come away feeling as though the experience really was a tipping point for me,” said Miller of the Hadley Prize enrichment experience. “I want to return to Louisville renewed to create a whole new body of work.”

Adrienne Miller

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, presented Louisville-based artist and printmaker Adrienne Miller with the fifth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art today at 10 a.m.

The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience. Miller will use the prize to research the landscape and art historical influence of the Four Corners area of the American Southwest. The two-week trip will cover close to 2,000 miles in a loop through the Four Corners region and will include a variety of stops, including several different pueblo ruin sites, printmaking studios in Albuquerque, the Georgia O’Keefe museum and archives, several National Parks, energy vortexes in Sedona, and several large earthworks in the region.

“I want the experience to be transformative and immersive so that I come away feeling as though the experience really was a tipping point for me,” said Miller of the Hadley Prize enrichment experience. “I want to return to Louisville renewed to create a whole new body of work.”

Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry   “The selection committee was very impressed with Adrienne’s clear artistic vision and the unique nature of her enrichment experience,” said LVA director Lindy Casebier. “Her focus on landscape, both as a part of the American identity and as a driver of her own work, really stood out.”  “The local artists competing for the Hadley Prize continue to impress us with their originality and passion,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “While this award focuses on a single artist and a single project, it has the potential to make a much greater impact. By helping Adrienne develop professionally to realize her full potential, she will be empowered to share her gifts with other artists and the Louisville community.”

Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry

“The selection committee was very impressed with Adrienne’s clear artistic vision and the unique nature of her enrichment experience,” said LVA director Lindy Casebier. “Her focus on landscape, both as a part of the American identity and as a driver of her own work, really stood out.”

“The local artists competing for the Hadley Prize continue to impress us with their originality and passion,” said Susan Barry, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Louisville. “While this award focuses on a single artist and a single project, it has the potential to make a much greater impact. By helping Adrienne develop professionally to realize her full potential, she will be empowered to share her gifts with other artists and the Louisville community.”

Brad Vetter, Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry, Lindy Casebier

Brad Vetter, Adrienne Miller, Susan Barry, Lindy Casebier

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 23, 2017

Summer Camp

Painting Lab: Yummy Yummy Yummy

Painting Lab focuses on the young artist who needs the time and space to experiment with the wonders of paint. Students work with a variety of media, including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint! Students also use a variety of surfaces including paper, wood and canvas. Simple compositions will lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting, and students will have the chance to experiment with non-traditional techniques.

This week, our young artists found inspiration in an everyday object of joy: fun food!

 

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Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 16, 2017