Louisville Visual Art


LVA's Artebella On The Radio July 18, 2019

Naveen Chaubal is the recipient of the 2019 Hadley Prize for Visual Art. he will join us, along with his producing partner Bryn Silverman, to talk about their film "Pinball". Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear artists talk about their work on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.


Pinball is a feature-length documentary and fictional narrative hybrid about a teenage Iraqi immigrant figuring out his life as he straddles the two worlds and cultures he embodies—the world from which he emigrated and his current life in Louisville.

The Hadley Prize will allow Chaubal and Silverman to travel to Egypt with the local teenager featured in Pinball, where they will document the teen’s first return visit to the place he identified as home before coming to America 10 years ago.


Naveen Chaubal began making films while on a dramatic childhood family vacation amongst a forest in Michigan. Since then, he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts and received the Thomas Bush Scholarship in Cinematography. Soon after graduating, he co-produced and co-shot “Tomorrow We Disappear,” a feature documentary about a displaced colony of traditional artists in India which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. He has worked for Mic.com, Vice News, Bon Appétit and produced music videos for James Blake and Frank Ocean. He has traveled the world directing and producing advertisements in the Middle East, Europe, and Central America. In 2012, Naveen went through Film Independent's Project Involve program. In 2015, he filmed a short documentary with Eric Garner’s family as they dealt with the aftermath of a senseless tragedy for AJ+. His recent short film "Pinball" screened at a Director's Guild showcase in Los Angeles, Syndicated Theater in Brooklyn, TIDE Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Kansas City Film Fest. "Pinball" the feature project, produced by Bryn Silverman, is a hybrid documentary fiction film and will paint a portrait of immigrant suburbia with Louisville as a lush backdrop.


Bryn Silverman is an Oregon born Louisville based filmmaker whose work focuses on portraiture and people in both documentary and narrative film. She believes in entrepreneurship and seeing the world. She is a shorts screener for the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, she worked as a story-producer for a new Netflix series that will air in 2020.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.4.18


Casey McKinney joined us October 4 on LVA's Artebella On The Radio to discuss his current exhibit, When Elements Collide, at Mellwood Art Center’s Pigment Gallery. Casey is also a sculptor and muralist and you will see examples of both at Mellwood. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com at 10am each Thursday to listen to artists talk about their work.

Because the host forgot to start the archive recording, the recording picks up about 20 minutes into the hours. Sorry Casey.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 4.5.18

Chuck Swanson & Ewa Perz are two of the featured artists for the 2018 Art[squared] sale to benefit LVA's Children's Fine Art Classes. We talked with them on the April 5 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 / 

Photo by Geoff Carr.

Photo by Geoff Carr.

Chuck Swanson is an artist, primarily a painter, but he is also one of the pioneer gallerists in Louisville, having opened a gallery on Bardstown Road in 1982 and then in 1998 on East Market Street in what would eventually become the celebrated NuLu neighborhood. For the record, Swanson opened the space near Market and Clay well ahead of the rechristening of the area, so he must be counted as one of the reasons why the once-neglected and depressed environs became a hot spot for redevelopment.


Ewa Perz has paintings on display in Revelry Gallery Boutique, Tim Faulkner’s Gallery, European Splendor, Anne Tower Gallery (Lexington), Art on the Levee (Cincinnati), and Galerie Municipale (France). Her paintings have been featured in galleries in US, as well as Mexico, and France. Perz’s one-person show, Water Strokes, was at Revelry Gallery in November 2017. In May 2018, she will be the first artist to exhibit in the new AC Hotel when it opens in the NuLu neighborhood in Louisville.



LVA's Artebella On The Radio 2.15.18


Mark Rothko is the subject of John Logan's RED, which runs Feb. 16 - March 4 at Bunbury Theatre. Painter Petersen Thomas, actors J Barrett Cooper, and Brandon Meeks joined us to talk about their work on this production on Thursday, Feb .15. WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 11.3.17


Open Studio Weekend is HERE! Tad DeSantoAndy Perez , & Megan Bickel joined us to talk about their work and what you should expect if you visit their studio. Tune in to LVA's Artebella On The Radio every Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/A R T x F M.com.


Open Studio Weekend
Exhibit opening 11/3 6-8pm
Cressman Center
100 East Main St.

Studio Tour
11/4 & 11/5