Fund for the Arts

Open Doors

St. Joseph's Children's Art

Warm weather took students from St. Joseph’s Children’s Home outside during their most recent art workshops with teaching artist Janet Britt. The young artists explored the grounds, observed nature, and hung their delightful bird sculptures in a whimsical installation for all to enjoy!  LVA’s Open Doors program brings meaningful art experiences to students at state agency schools throughout the county. Thanks to the Cralle Foundation and Fund for the Arts for their continued support of these valuable programs!

Warm weather took students from St. Joseph’s Children’s Home outside during their most recent art workshops with teaching artist Janet Britt. The young artists explored the grounds, observed nature, and hung their delightful bird sculptures in a whimsical installation for all to enjoy!

LVA’s Open Doors program brings meaningful art experiences to students at state agency schools throughout the county. Thanks to the Cralle Foundation and Fund for the Arts for their continued support of these valuable programs!

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Open Doors, Mural

California Community Center Mural: Even More Progress!

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The warm spring weather has reinvigorated our mural painting at the California Community Center! Friends and family joined us on Saturday to help paint accents and trim and we're making steady progress! Thanks to our friends at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Fund for the Arts, and all the folks from the neighborhood who have stopped by with encouraging words!

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California Community Center: May 2018 Update

Some of LVA's finest employees and friends - Outreach Programs Manager Ehren Reed, teacher Janet Britt and artist Victor Sweatt - have been working hard all spring on giving the nearby  California Community Center  a fresh coat of love (in mural form!). Special thanks to our partners at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, and to the Fund for the Arts and the Center for Neighborhoods for their generous support on this project.

Some of LVA's finest employees and friends - Outreach Programs Manager Ehren Reed, teacher Janet Britt and artist Victor Sweatt - have been working hard all spring on giving the nearby California Community Center a fresh coat of love (in mural form!). Special thanks to our partners at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, and to the Fund for the Arts and the Center for Neighborhoods for their generous support on this project.

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Open Doors

Printmaking All Over

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The kids at the  Bellewood Home for Children  have really loved printmaking! Instructor and  ceramic artist Lisa Simon  says they have done some wonderful monoprints and callographs and group printing. Her photos here show the kids doing group printmaking. They discovered that they also like to print on themselves!  Special thanks to Art for Kosair Kids® through  Kosair Charities  in partnership with  Fund for the Arts  for their generous support of this program!

The kids at the Bellewood Home for Children have really loved printmaking! Instructor and ceramic artist Lisa Simon says they have done some wonderful monoprints and callographs and group printing. Her photos here show the kids doing group printmaking. They discovered that they also like to print on themselves!

Special thanks to Art for Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities in partnership with Fund for the Arts for their generous support of this program!

Open Doors

Chenoweth Water Tower: Form and Function

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Students at Chenoweth Elementary used cardboard construction techniques and teamwork to create their Water Tower projects in the "Water Tower: Form and Function" project sponsored and produced by the Louisville Water Foundation, the Fund for the Arts and Louisville Visual Art.  Each session included a history and science lesson from Louisville Water, a brief architectural lesson about the Water Tower, a student collaborative water tower drawing plan, much construction and artistic expression, a field trip to the Water Works Museum and Crescent Hill Reservoir and a Family Fun Day at the Water Tower. The project has been packed full of fun, artistic and educational opportunities and local history.

Students at Chenoweth Elementary used cardboard construction techniques and teamwork to create their Water Tower projects in the "Water Tower: Form and Function" project sponsored and produced by the Louisville Water Foundation, the Fund for the Arts and Louisville Visual Art.

Each session included a history and science lesson from Louisville Water, a brief architectural lesson about the Water Tower, a student collaborative water tower drawing plan, much construction and artistic expression, a field trip to the Water Works Museum and Crescent Hill Reservoir and a Family Fun Day at the Water Tower. The project has been packed full of fun, artistic and educational opportunities and local history.

Open Doors

Self-Portraits Inspired by Chuck Close

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Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at  JCPS   Uspiritus-Brooklawn School  various examples of  Chuck Close ’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.  Special thanks to Fund for the Arts'  Arts for Kosair Kids®  for their generous support of this project!

Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at JCPS Uspiritus-Brooklawn School various examples of Chuck Close’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.

Special thanks to Fund for the Arts' Arts for Kosair Kids® for their generous support of this project!

Open Doors

Price Water Towers

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Fourth graders at Price Elementary are collaborating in small groups to design and construct their own unique Water Towers. This is the first day of construction - recycled materials, art supplies, a lot of imagination, and trial and error make for a fun and different learning experience.  The project is sponsored by the Water Co. Foundation and the Fund for the Arts. The project also includes a field trip to the Water Works Museum and a Family Fun Day event at the Water Tower.

Fourth graders at Price Elementary are collaborating in small groups to design and construct their own unique Water Towers. This is the first day of construction - recycled materials, art supplies, a lot of imagination, and trial and error make for a fun and different learning experience.

The project is sponsored by the Water Co. Foundation and the Fund for the Arts. The project also includes a field trip to the Water Works Museum and a Family Fun Day event at the Water Tower.

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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Community, Artist Support

Announcing "Taking Art in a New Direction"

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

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

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

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

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Price 5x5 Mural

At Price Elementary, we talked about our vision for our Fund for the Arts 5x5 mural. The student artists decided on a seasonal theme that followed “Price Pride”:
P - positive attitude
R - respect
I - integrity
D - do the right thing
E - excellence in learning

Students drew various elements; instructor Annette put them together on the computer and added a grid pattern to the sketch. We made a large 12”x12” grid on the wall, transferred our drawing to the wall, and began painting... 

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