Mayor Greg Fischer

Events

Breeders' Cup 2018 Art Voting Contest

At  Downs After Dark - Art of the Horse  at Churchill Downs, finalists for the Official Artist of the 2018 Breeders' Cup displayed their art, giving racing fans chances to see their choices close-up.

At Downs After Dark - Art of the Horse at Churchill Downs, finalists for the Official Artist of the 2018 Breeders' Cup displayed their art, giving racing fans chances to see their choices close-up.

LVA board member Meredith Harber was interviewed about LVA and all the amazing artists we get to work with.

LVA board member Meredith Harber was interviewed about LVA and all the amazing artists we get to work with.

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We even appeared on the Jumbotron.

We even appeared on the Jumbotron.

Open Doors, Community

Russell Neighborhood Springfest

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Despite this morning’s rain, today turned into a beautiful day for the Russell Neighborhood Springfest!

We were excited to talk with neighbors and gather community input to inspire our new murals on Muhammad Ali Blvd! 

We were excited to talk with neighbors and gather community input to inspire our new murals on Muhammad Ali Blvd! 

Even Mayor Fischer stopped by to enjoy the fun! 

Even Mayor Fischer stopped by to enjoy the fun! 

Thanks to  New Directions Housing Corporation  and the Russell Neighborhood Association for hosting such a great family event, and to  Imagine Greater Louisville 2020  for their support!

Thanks to New Directions Housing Corporation and the Russell Neighborhood Association for hosting such a great family event, and to Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 for their support!

Events, Artist Support

The Stars Among Us 2018 - A Gallery

Wilma Bethel,   Vinhay   Keo, Mayor Greg Fischer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

Wilma Bethel, Vinhay Keo, Mayor Greg Fischer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier addresses the sold-out crowd

LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier addresses the sold-out crowd

Carol Seifer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Lindy Casebier, Gill Holland

Carol Seifer, Elmer Lucille Allen, Lindy Casebier, Gill Holland

Wilma Bethel, Porter Watkins, Elmer Lucille Allen

Wilma Bethel, Porter Watkins, Elmer Lucille Allen

Today LVA  celebrated  individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community, including Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, Wilma Bethel, and Vinhay Keo. Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the luncheon, which was hosted by Gill Holland at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.  We look forward to seeing you at the second ceremony, coming in 2019!

Today LVA celebrated individuals that have made a significant impact in our visual art community, including Elmer Lucille Allen, Porter Watkins, Wilma Bethel, and Vinhay Keo. Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the luncheon, which was hosted by Gill Holland at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.  We look forward to seeing you at the second ceremony, coming in 2019!

Events, Artist Support

Fund for the Arts 2018 Showcase & Campaign Kickoff

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Mayor Greg Fischer

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Mayor Greg Fischer

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Fund for the Arts President & CEO Christen Boone

LVA student Donielle Pankey with Fund for the Arts President & CEO Christen Boone

LVA's Annette Cable, Ehren Reed and Lindy Casebier with student Donielle Pankey

LVA's Annette Cable, Ehren Reed and Lindy Casebier with student Donielle Pankey

Shannon Cogan interviews Donielle Pankey and students

Shannon Cogan interviews Donielle Pankey and students

LVA joined the  Fund for the Arts  and other arts organizations to participate in their 2018 Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff.  Donielle Pankey, a veteran of LVA programs, was interviewed by  WAVE 3 News  anchor and philanthropist  Shannon Cogan !

LVA joined the Fund for the Arts and other arts organizations to participate in their 2018 Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff.

Donielle Pankey, a veteran of LVA programs, was interviewed by WAVE 3 News anchor and philanthropist Shannon Cogan!

Exhibits, Artist Support, Community, Open Doors

Art at Metro Hall

L-R: Artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller and Mitch Eckert, Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

L-R: Artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller and Mitch Eckert, Mayor Greg Fischer, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer and instructor Shawna Dellacave

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer and instructor Shawna Dellacave

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer

L-R: Participants in the Picture Love class with Mayor Greg Fischer

District 4 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

District 4 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith and LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier

LVA joined Mayor Greg Fischer, Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, Metro Public Art Administrator Sarah Lindgren, Metro Parks and a large crowd of friends and supporters at Metro Hall on Monday, January 29.

LVA coordinates exhibitions of local artists at Metro Hall, so on this night all gathered to pay tribute to artists CJ Pressma, Jenny Zeller, and Mitch Eckert. Also saluted were the participants of our summer program Picture Love, a partnership between LVA and Metro Parks that returns this summer!

Community

Althea Jackson: A Tribute from LVA

To look at her, you would not believe she is ready to retire - yet on August 31, Althea Jackson will spend her last day on the job at Louisville Metro Hall.  For 27 years, she has worked for Metro Government, mostly in the Mayor’s Office. Her duties over that enviable length of service were far-ranging, but her experience as the key arts & culture contact for three mayors was the foundation of her outstanding reputation and where her legacy will rest. During the current administration, she helped bring exhibits into Metro Hall representing Louisville Visual Art, the University of Louisville, the Frazier Museum and the Speed Museum. In addition, Althea hosted "Metro Matters," a weekly radio show on 1350 WLOU and 104.7 FM that was an essential vehicle for outreach in the community.  Althea served on the board of directors for Louisville Visual Art for several years, and all at LVA are sad to see her go ... but excited at what adventures lie ahead. LVA congratulates her on such distinguished service to our community!  

To look at her, you would not believe she is ready to retire - yet on August 31, Althea Jackson will spend her last day on the job at Louisville Metro Hall.

For 27 years, she has worked for Metro Government, mostly in the Mayor’s Office. Her duties over that enviable length of service were far-ranging, but her experience as the key arts & culture contact for three mayors was the foundation of her outstanding reputation and where her legacy will rest. During the current administration, she helped bring exhibits into Metro Hall representing Louisville Visual Art, the University of Louisville, the Frazier Museum and the Speed Museum. In addition, Althea hosted "Metro Matters," a weekly radio show on 1350 WLOU and 104.7 FM that was an essential vehicle for outreach in the community.

Althea served on the board of directors for Louisville Visual Art for several years, and all at LVA are sad to see her go ... but excited at what adventures lie ahead. LVA congratulates her on such distinguished service to our community!