Kentucky Opera

The Academy of LVA

Artwork Inspired By Kentucky Opera’s Brown-Forman 2018/19 Season

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In a unique collaboration between Kentucky Opera and Louisville Visual Art, students enrolled In The Academy of LVA during the spring semester were engaged in a contest to create artwork inspired by Kentucky Opera’s Brown-Forman 2018/19 Season — "The Magic Flute," "Enemies, A Love Story," and “Rigoletto." The winning submission best represented the upcoming season.

Congrats to Madelynn Hicks, a 17-year-old junior at North Oldham High School, who studied under teacher Sunny Ra. She will be awarded a $250 cash prize by LVA. Additionally, Kentucky Opera will make a commemorative season poster to feature this winning submission.

LVA and Kentucky Opera greatly enjoyed collaborating on this incredible opportunity for a high school student's works to be selected!

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 12.14.17


We kicked off the show talking with LVA's Ehren Reed about the Call For Artists for the Artxfm Mural!!! Then Costume Designer Donna Lawrence-Downs was our guest on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. This is an example of her work, from last summer's Richard II for KY Shakespeare. Tune in each week to WXOX 97.1 FMA R T x F, 10am Thursdays.