Hadley Creatives


LVA's Artebella On The Radio June 6, 2019

Tatiana Rathke & Keith McGill are two (out of 15) members of the 2019 Hadley Creatives Cohort, which will be presenting "Dis/comfort Zones" at Actors Theatre on June 8. Hear them talk all about it with Keith Waits Thursday morning at 10am on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com.


The Community Foundation of Louisville presents the 2019 class of Hadley Creatives’ culminating project with a show on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 6-9 pm at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The 2019 Hadley Creatives class will present Dis/Comfort Zones: a journey into the sensations and politics of being, on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Tatiana Rathke is a visual artist and photographer who creates dream-like, colorful portraits and digital collages. Her work explores the beauty and drama of human beings and the natural world. 



Keith McGill is a free-lance theatre teacher and workshop facilitator, an actor, and a stand-up comedianHe has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville.

The other members of the 2019 Hadley Creatives are Theresa Bautista, Andrew Cenci, William M.Duffy, Morgan Ecklund, Erica De La O, Eli Keel, Adrienne Miller, Irene Mudd, Brandon Ragland, Gibbs Rounsavall, Erica Cody-Rucker, Sanjay Saverimuttu, & Richard Sullivan.


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/Artxfm.com. 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 5.31.18


C.J. Pressma opened a new show at PYRO Gallery May 31, Steve Heine just installed a new piece at the new AC Hotel in NuLu, and Printmaker Elizabeth Foley is a member of the inaugural class for Hadley Creatives through the Community Foundation of Louisville, which opened an exhibit at KMAC June 1.Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On the Radio, hosted by Keith Waits.



LVA's Artebella On The Radio 3.15.18

Ramona Lindsey

Ramona Lindsey

Ramona Lindsey from Community Foundation of Louisville and Susanna Crum from Indiana University Southeast came to the WXOX 97.1 FM studio to talk about the 2018 Hadley Prize for Visual Art. In 2013, Susanna was the 1st recipient of the prize, and the discussion focused on what makes for a competitive application for grants such as this.

Application opens March16
at www.louisvillevisualart.org/hadley


Susanna Crum

Susanna Crum


There will be an informational session for the Hadley Prize with 

Community Foundation of Louisville & LVA
Saturday, March 17th, 2018
South Central Regional Library
7300 Jefferson Blvd, Louisville, KY
10:00-11:30 AM

Learn about the prize criteria and tips for writing competitive grants!




LVA's Artebella On The Radio 2.1.18


Sandra Charles is a 2017 Hadley Creative, and is currently a part of the "Strength In Three" exhibit at Art Sanctuary through February 28. We talked about all of that and more in the studio Thursday morning. Ehren Reed from LVA also stopped by to give us the 411 on Summer Camps! Tune in to LVA's Artebella On The Radio each Thursday at 10:00am on WXOX 97.1 FM / A R T x F M.com.


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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 01.04.18

For our first show of 2018, we talked with three of the Hadley Creatives: Printmaker Brianna Harlan, Glass Artist Devin French, & Performance Artist Cynthia Norton. Anne McKune of Community Foundation of Louisville joined us to explain this new program. Join us every Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM

Developed in partnership with Creative Capital, a New York-based nonprofit that supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country, Hadley Creatives is a 6-month learning and engagement experience for local artists who are at a pivotal point in their careers.  Through a competitive application process, we selected fifteen artists who demonstrated a strong creative vision and a readiness to pursue or extend their career as a working artist. The six-month program will help the selected local artists build their professional practice, cultivate an expanded peer network and dedicate time for reflection and planning.