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Friday Link Roundup: September 13, 2019

Bri Bowers at Revelry

Bri Bowers at Revelry


Bri's Louisville opens at Revelry Boutique & Gallery

The Bold Testament: New Work by Greg Maddux & Yoko Molotov opens at Surface Noise

The Louisville Ballet opens Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow

Bourbon Baroque Kicks Off their new season at Kentucky Peerless Distilling

Fiddlin' directed by Julie Simone at Speed Cinema

Pandora Productions opens TORCH SONG by Harvey Fierstein

Local playwrights are featured in the Ten-Tucky Festival 2019 at The Bard’s Town


Elevator Arts Pop-Up Fundraiser at Kaiju

The Jug Band Jubilee takes place on River Road

Louisville Literary Arts is hosting a Poetry & Short Fiction Workshop

Liz Richter, Muralist will be at South Central Regional Library

Liz Richter at South Central Regional Library

Liz Richter at South Central Regional Library


Bellarmine University’s McGrath Gallery is showing Enid Generations of Women Sculptors

Re/GENERATIONAL: a duo exhibition of work by Harlan Strummer Welch-Scarboro and Scott Scarboro

Taste for Art & History at Carnegie Center for Art & History

Annual Black & White Show opens at Kore Gallery

Don Stevens/FusionFire Glass Art is at Cook Studio & Gallery

Ericka Jeffries and Kelly Zellers: is at O Art. Listen to an interview with the artists on LVA’s Artebella On the Radio.

Connecting Community Through Creativity is at Studioworks.

The Triennial continues at KMAC.

“INTERSTICE” by Josh Azzarella at Moreman Gallery.

"Moonbeam Enterprises" - Work by Katy Delahanty continues at Louisville Grows.

Elements Group Show opens at Kentucky Fine Art Gallery.

ART SHOW: Journey to the Heart is at Lettersong Gallery.

Robert Pulley & Billy Hertz are showing at Galerie Hertz.

ZECK featuring Suzi Zimmerer, Juli Edberg, Nancy Currier, & Keith Kleespies at PYRO Gallery. Listen to a radio interview on LVA’s Artebella On The Radio with the four artists.

Dunno it's painterly: is at garner narrative.

Ebony G. Patterson…while the dew is still on the roses… continues at The Speed Museum. This is a must see.

Breaking the Mold: Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900 is at The Filson.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.11.18


What a time we had! Louisville Ballet director Robert Curran, choreographer/dancer Brandon Ragland, and artist Vinhay Keo came in to discuss the Mozart Divertimento collaboration premiering this weekend. All have been my guests before, but never all at once! Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com at 10am each Thursday to hear artists talk about their work on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

Trained at The Australian Ballet School and having enjoyed a thrilling and fulfilling career with The Australian Ballet as a Principal Artist, Robert Curran is now the Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet. Education and experience continually expanded his ability to move his own body on stage and through this, move an audience through a wide range of emotions. Beyond his dancing career he strives to continue to move people towards a satisfying encounter with dance. Robert is motivated by the form that a dancer gains from training in the traditions of classical ballet, where respect and discipline can facilitate breathtaking strength and freedom. He is also inspired by the innovation that forms the function of any artist, that being to bravely and boldly express oneself through art for the greater good of a community.


Born and raise in Birmingham, Alabama, Brandon Ragland received his early training from Jacqueline Crenshaw Lockhart and continued his dance training at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In 2007, he graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Dance-Arts Administration. Since joining the Louisville Ballet in 2010, he has had the opportunity to perform leading roles in a wide range of classical and neoclassical works choreographed by Andre Prokovsky, Val CaniparoliSerge Lifar, Roger Van Fleteren, Christopher Bruce, Twyla Tharp and George BalanchineOther works include Bruce Simpson’s Swan Lake, La Slyphide, Ma Cong’s Tethered Pulse, and works by Adam Hougland, Lucas Jervies, and Alun Jones.  As an aspiring choreographer, he has created works for Louisville Ballet, Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Alabama Ballet, Alabama Ballet School, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Arkansas, Next Generation Ballet, J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute, and Sedona Chamber Ballet.


Vinhay Keo is originally from Cambodia, where he spent the first 10 years of his childhood. He earned his BFA from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and I now a graduate student at CalArts. He received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, a Great Meadows Foundation recipient, participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection. His work has been exhibited throughout galleries in Louisville, Kentucky with a recent solo exhibition at Moremen Moloney Contemporary Gallery. 

That exhibit, Confront was one of the more important exhibits of 2017, a commentary that spoke to the chaos in American society, the worth and importance of the immigrant in that chaos, and the very core value of diversity that lies at the heart of the United States of America.

Oct. 12-13, 2018 - The Brown Theatre - louisvilleballet.org
Divertimento No. 15 Choreography by George Balanchine
World Premiere Work Choreography by Robert Curran
Scenic and Lighting Design by Vinhay Keo
World Premiere Work Choreography by Brandon Ragland


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 M.com, 10am Thursdays.

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Student Collaboration for Human Abstract

While LVA and Louisville Ballet have been collaborating to bring Human Abstract to the Kentucky Center, their education teams have been working with the students at Newcomer Academy and The Academy @ Shawnee on a student-led version of the project! Louisville Ballet led students at Newcomer through the process of planning the choreography for their own performance interpreting William Blake's Human Abstract while LVA helped Shawnee visual art students conceptualize and build sets to go along with the piece. The result is breathtaking— performances were held at The Academy @ Shawnee as well as at The Kentucky Center!


PUBLIC // 2.16.17

Lucas Jervies, choreographer of "Human Abstract," and Robert Curran, Artistic Director of Louisville Ballet joined us on PUBLIC, along with LVA Director Lindy Casebier, as we discussed the collaboration between Louisville Visual Art and the Louisville Ballet. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM or stream PUBLIC on each Thursday at 10AM.

Learn more about Human Abstract and get your tickets online here.


PUBLIC // 2.9.17

Brandon Ragland

Brandon Ragland

Ezra Kellerman

Ezra Kellerman

Leigh Ann Albrecht

Leigh Ann Albrecht

Visual artist Ezra Kellerman, and Louisville Ballet dancers Leigh Ann Albrecht and Brandon Ragland were our guests on the February 9th PUBLIC. They are just some of the creative individuals working together on "Human Abstract", a collaboration between LVA and the Ballet that opens Feb. 22. Tune in to 97.1 WXOX-FM/ Artxfm.com Thursday at 10am.

Learn more and get your tickets for Human Abstract here