Mural Art Program

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.4.18

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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.

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 7.26.18

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We began this week's show with the announcement from WXOX Station Manager Sharon Scott and outgoing LVA Outreach Director Ehren Reed that this design by Wilfred Seig III won the selection for a mural on WXOX's east facing wall! Seig will begin the mural soon, and expects to be finished by the end of August.

Then incoming LVA Outreach Program Manager Katy Delahanty, Portland studio artist, and board member for the Portland Museum, joined us to talk about her new job with LVA, why the Portland neighborhood is important to the city. She was joined by fellow Portland artist Bryan K. Holden to discuss The Future Is Now mentorship program that is a collaboration with LVA and KyCAD. he was paired with Ballard HS student Marc Nadmid, who was also in the studio with us.

The Future Is Now exhibit of opens Friday, July 27 and runs through August 7 at KyCAD's 849 Gallery, with a reception July 27 from 5-7pm. Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10:00am for the live broadcast of LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

Open Doors, Mural

California Community Center Mural: Even More Progress!

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The warm spring weather has reinvigorated our mural painting at the California Community Center! Friends and family joined us on Saturday to help paint accents and trim and we're making steady progress! Thanks to our friends at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Fund for the Arts, and all the folks from the neighborhood who have stopped by with encouraging words!

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Community, Artist Support

Announcing "Taking Art in a New Direction"

Louisville Visual Art is a recipient of a Jennifer Lawrence Foundation  Fund for the Arts  Imagine 2020 grant!  "Taking Art in a New Direction" - In partnership with  New Directions Housing Corporation , LVA will expand its existing Mural Art Program and target locations throughout Louisville's West End to develop a vibrant mural network.  LVA is grateful to the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, Louisville Metro Government and Imagine Greater Louisville 2020. We are thrilled to partner with New Directions on this initiative in West Louisville!

Louisville Visual Art is a recipient of a Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Fund for the Arts Imagine 2020 grant!

"Taking Art in a New Direction" - In partnership with New Directions Housing Corporation, LVA will expand its existing Mural Art Program and target locations throughout Louisville's West End to develop a vibrant mural network.

LVA is grateful to the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, Louisville Metro Government and Imagine Greater Louisville 2020. We are thrilled to partner with New Directions on this initiative in West Louisville!

Artist Support, Exhibits, Mural

IUS Veterans for Peace mural

We were honored to witness the unveiling of the Veterans for Peace mural at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN, honoring those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Printmaker and IUS Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Susanna Crum and Mariana Grohowski, Assistant Professor of English, led student and local veterans in creating the mural, and LVA was proud to do what we could to help make it happen.

We thank our partners who made this possible, ArtsMatch and the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts, and Center for Neighborhoods, for their continued support, and Veterans for Peace for all that they do.

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Events, Mural

MAPped Out 2017

"MAPped Out," a live-painting event benefitting LVA's Mural Art Program (MAP), was held at Garage Bar on Friday, August 18 from 5pm-10pm.

Several of Louisville's best artists created mini-murals for a silent auction, serving as a unique and exciting focus for a night filled with music, drink specials and art, art and more art.

Participating Artists:
Braylyn Resko Stewart
Casey McKinney
Often Seen Rarely Spoken
Juliet Taylor
Margaret Morley

Sponsors:
Coopers' Craft Bourbon, Tito's Handmade Vodka, West Sixth Brewing, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Garage Bar, Via Studio

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Open Doors, Mural

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church mural - progress!

Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church:

Early June

Early June

June 29  An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track.  Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood.  "Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods."  The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6.  Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program.  "We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work."  We hope you will be able to join us in celebration!    Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

June 29

An ongoing partnership between Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation and Louisville Visual Art (LVA) now in its third year, Studio 2000 pairs high school students who aspire to be visual artists with professional artists to work in clay, fiber, mixed media and beginning this year, the first-ever mural art track.

Students have been hard at work, under the guidance of artist Casey McKinney, creating a vibrant new mural that is sure to become a beacon in the South Broadway / Smoketown neighborhood.

"Louisville Visual Art is thrilled to collaborate with Metro Parks again this summer to provide an opportunity for these students to work with a teaching artist," said Lindy Casebier, LVA Executive Director. "In doing so, they experience firsthand the power of art to transform lives and neighborhoods."

The program culminates with a celebration of the completion of the Studio 2000 mural at Christ Way Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday, August 6.

Proceeds from the sale are earmarked to support future programming through Studio 2000. The exhibition and sale is your chance to see artwork from 19 up-and-coming local high school artists while supporting an amazing program.

"We are very happy with our partnership with LVA," said Ben Johnson, Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation Assistant Director. "This annual event showcases the talent these young adults possess. We hope people will make it out to see some of their incredible work."

We hope you will be able to join us in celebration!



Here it is on July 17, when we were joined by a crew from WDRB News:

Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood  "WDRB's  Kate Springer  talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it."  Read all about it  here !


Students use art to bring inspiration to Louisville neighborhood
"WDRB's Kate Springer talks with a group of Louisville students who are transforming a section of the city with their artwork creating inspiration for a neighborhood that needs it."

Read all about it here!

Events

Event Feature: MAPPED Out

We had such a wonderful time at MAPPED Out! A huge thank you to Ashley Brossart, Alyx McClain, Braylyn Resko Stewart, Karl Otto, Liz Richter, Pat Sheehan, Vinnie Kochert for creating amazing mini-murals for our silent auction— nearly $5,000 was raised for the Mural Art Program! We also couldn't have done it without our generous sponsors— Garage Bar, Revelry Boutique Gallery, Via Studio, West Sixth Brewing, Tito's Vodka, and of course our wonderful partner Center For Neighborhoods. Thanks to all of you who came out and made the evening so successful— it was so humbling to hear you are as excited as we are about MAP!