Open Studio Weekend

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio: November 1, 2018

Alex Adams

Alex Adams

Alex Adams & Beth Bradley from AA Clay Studio & Gallery joined us November 1 on LVA's Artebella On The Radio to talk Open Studio Weekend - which is THIS weekend, Nov. 3 & 4, and all things clay. Tune in every Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear artists talk with Keith Waits about their work.

Beth Bradley

Beth Bradley

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: November 2, 2018

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TONIGHT:

The Open Studio Weekend Juried Exhibition opens at the University of Louisville Hite Institute’s Cressman Center.

La Vida, la Muerte y el Amor (Life, Death and Love) opens at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Creature: A Puppet Frankenstein Adaptation has performances tonight and tomorrow at Suspend.

CirqueLouis: Gravity’s Varieties is up at The Kentucky Center for the Arts.

WEEKEND:

OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND is happening ALL OVER the Metro Louisville area.

ONGOING:

Kentucky Cup: A tradition of excellence in Art is a group exhibit opening at The Brown Hotel Gallery.
Kathleen Loomis Day by Day by Day: adventures in regular art has a reception Sunday at Pyro Gallery.
IU Southeast just opened a Faculty Exhibition at The Ogle Center.
Tiffany Calvert: Semper Augustus is at Moreman Gallery.

Elsa Hansen Oldham "Muses" is at KMAC through January 27, 2019.

Monster Mash - A Graveyard Smash by Harrison Fogle is at Revelry Boutique & Gallery.
This and That, It’s All Abstract: new work by Karen Terhune is at Kore Gallery in the Mellwood Art Center.
Susan Toliver: Menagerie is open at Craft{s} Mercantile and Gallery
When Elements Collide, new work from Casey McKinney, at The Pigment Gallery at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center.
Aleksandra Stone has a new solo exhibit, Fruits of Labor, at garner narrative.

               

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio: October 25, 2018

Sculptor Bryan Holden and Printmaker Elizabeth Foley came in the studio Thursday morning for the first of a 2-part preview of Open Studio Weekend, which takes place Nov 3 & 4. tune in at 10am to WXOX 97.1.Artxfm.com for LVA's Artebella On the Radio.

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Bryan K. Holden was born in Louisville, Kentucky and has lived and worked there his entire life. Holden studied under the guidance and influence of his father, where he learned about conceptual thought, creativity, intricacy and superior craftsmanship. He continues his studies to this day, on his own.

His work is continuously evolving and refining and has changed monumentally since 2012, when he started his Deconstruction series of work. Stretched across a vast range of media, Holden creates contemporary, inventive and complex two and three-dimensional conceptual work. His Deconstruction series of work serves as the foundation for an ongoing investigation of human behavior and how it affects people and those around them. Often using repurposed, common and uncommon collected materials related to the particular behavior he is addressing.

Holden’s works are in the public collections of Humana Health Care, Brown-Forman Corporation, The Helen Keller Foundation, The City of Louisville, National Public Radio, The University of Louisville and many others. Also, Bryan’s work can be found in private collections throughout the United States, as well as in Dubai, Germany, Italy, Canada, Sweden and the UK.

“Pretty+Distractions” by Elizabeth Foley

“Pretty+Distractions” by Elizabeth Foley

Elizabeth Foley earned a BFA in graphic design from Washington University in St Louis and an MFA in printmaking and M.Ed in secondary education from Ohio University. As a new resident of Louisville, she is pursuing art full- time. While developing her art practice, she taught art; five years at Wyoming Middle School in Wyoming, Ohio and fifteen years as the Upper School 3D Art Teacher at Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky. She is a founding member of the Bluegrass Printmakers’ Cooperative in Lexington and was Executive Director for ten years. She is a member of the Kentucky Crafted Program and is a cohort in the 2017-18 Hadley Creatives Program.




PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 11.3.17

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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.

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

Studio Tour
11/4 & 11/5
12-6pm

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PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On the Radio 10.26.17

"Remember Her" by Juiia Davis

"Remember Her" by Juiia Davis

Ezra Kellerman & Lori Larusso from KyCAD & Julia Davis , whose studio is in Portland, were with Keith this week to talk about Open Studio Weekend and "Artists in Our Midst" at Kaviar Forge & Gallery. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to hear LVA's Artebella on the Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM./ A R T x F M.com.

Events

Event Feature: Open Studio Weekend

Open Studio Weekend 2016 might have been the most successful year yet! We had such a great time visiting artists in their studios and we hear you did too— thanks to everyone who came out and showed your support for these amazing artists. Over 227 visitors went to the 67 participating studios— totaling over 4,000 studio visits in all! 

Check out the #osw2016 tag on Instagram to see more images from the day!

Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Petersen Thomas

How did you first get involved with LVA?

I honestly do not recall.  LVA seems to be woven into the fabric of the visual arts in Louisville. I probably joined as a function of donating to a fundraiser.  

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I think this question has it backwards.  Children seem to have an innate desire to create images.  Like most kids, I could amuse myself endlessly by drawing. Those drawings evolved from scribbles to animals to cars to figures to portraits and back to scribbles.  At some point, probably in high school, I realized that art was never going to stop being a big part of my life.

What does LVA add to your life?

So many things: a framework for collaborative projects; opportunities to interact with patrons and the public (Open Studio Weekend!); the ability to give back through fundraising efforts that support worthy art projects (Open Studio Weekend!); and generally a feeling of being part of a larger community.

How else are you involved in the community?

I do my part to uphold the image of us as a bourbon soaked people.  And Forecastle.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

Being abducted by a race of space aliens who are fascinated by human creativity, and to study the phenomena, they put me in a clean well-lighted space with unlimited food and art supplies to observe me making all the art I possibly can until they get enough data for their study at which point they time warp me back to where and when I was. And then I get up, have a cup of coffee and work on the NYT crossword puzzle.

Who is your favorite local artist?

Bobby Benjamin

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

38°13.52′N 85°44.5′W

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

Downtown.  I love the proximity to the bike trails along the river, Waterfront Park and NULU.

What three items would you bring to a desert island?

A fire extinguisher, a brick on a string, and some big warm blankets.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

Don’t confuse punctuality with integrity.

Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Jenny Zeller

How did you first get involved with LVA? 

Joining LVA was one of the first things I did upon my return to Louisville in 2011. I first showed my work in Louisville that winter at LVA, for the Month of Makers exhibition in conjunction with Makers Mark.

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I was a bit of a late bloomer when it came to art.   I didn’t connect with a particular medium until my last semester at University of Kentucky when I took my first photography class.  It was my first job out of college at the Haitian Art Company in Key West that solidified my life with art!

What does LVA add to your life?

LVA has been a huge source of support to me for many years.  They have promoted and exhibited my work, and provided teaching opportunities to me.  LVA continually educates and inspires me with the introduction of new artists, concepts, and ideas.  I love my weekly sessions with Artebella and PUBLIC radio! 

How else are you involved in the community? 

Currently I’m working with the Louisville Photo Biennial, teaching photography classes at underserved community centers throughout the Louisville Metro area.  I am also a fixture in the local yoga community.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

My perfect afternoon contains little yoga, a lot of cooking with my NPR Sunday shows in the background, some quality time outdoors as well as with my stack of library books. The day would end watching a film that I think about the next day!

Who is your favorite local artist?

I love the work of collage and assemblage artist Caroline Waite.

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

I would like to see Louisville competing on a national level for creative, artistic, and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

I live in Irish Hill.  It’s a quick bike ride to most places I want to be in the city.  While the area is in a constant state of transition, many of my neighbors have lived in Irish Hill for 30/40 + years!

What three items would you bring to a desert island? 

A rain barrel, lacinato kale seeds and my citrus press.

What advice would you give your past self if you could? 

Trust your intuition.

Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Phillip High

How did you first get involved with LVA? 

I attended an Artebella pre-launch feedback meeting and signed up when it first came online.

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I have always enjoyed art related activities, but In the 4th grade, one of my classmate's mother was an artist and gave a guest drawing lesson to the class. The process felt very natural to me and I received a lot of positive feedback from the results.

What does LVA add to your life? 

Just knowing there is an organization dedicated to promoting local art and artists is very encouraging. Artebella, Open Studio Weekend, and the Artist Opportunities email newsletter have been specifically helpful to me. 

How else are you involved in the community?

Mainly through arts related activities: attending openings and events and actively networking with other artists.

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon.

I am in my studio all day, six days a week and I like for Sundays to be intentional down-time, with as light an agenda as possible. Being outdoors and time with family are always good. A clear break from "accomplishing" anything helps me to be more motivated throughout the rest of the week.

Who is your favorite local artist?

This is difficult to answer. I have only been back in Louisville since 2012 and I feel like I am still discovering new artists all the time. I honestly cannot pick a favorite at this point. There are many to choose from. 

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

I believe Louisville is headed in a great direction right now. Some things I am looking forward to are: The Waterfront Botanical Gardens, the revitalization of urban communities, greater national recognition for our commitment to creativity and healthy growth, and an increasingly diverse and inclusive cultural mix.

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

I live in Hikes Point, a well maintained and convenient location. I am pleased to see many young couples and families moving in on a regular basis. I also like the surprising amount of cultural, racial, and economic diversity happily coexisting there.

What three items would you bring to a desert island?

Water, an umbrella... and a prayer rug.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

Focus, plan, act.

Member Monday

Member Monday: Open Studio Weekend Artist Rebecca Norton

How did you first get involved with LVA?

I signed up for LVA newsletters when I moved back to Louisville. 

When did you first know that art was going to be a big part of your life?

I was attending shows and exhibitions shortly after starting my undergraduate studies at U of L in 1999. Art was what I did - it permeated my social, academic and private life. There was no one moment when I knew it was going to be a big part of my life. It just was. 

What does LVA add to your life?

Keeps me informed about artists and events in my community.

How else are you involved in the community?

I spend my free time at First Build making things and sharing ideas with other makers. 

Describe your perfect Sunday afternoon. 

A banana split followed by a walk in Cherokee Park with my family. 

Who is your favorite local artist?

Nico Jorcino

Where would you like to see Louisville 10 years from now?

More pedestrians and sidewalk culture.

What neighborhood do you live in? What are some of your favorite things about it?

Crescent Hill. The Crescent Hill Reservoir and Gatehouse, Blue Dog Bakery, Craft House, and the sounds of trains in late evening and night. 

What three items would you bring to a desert island? 

A book on classical and modern geometry—written in at least three languages and laminated, a mason jar (for its many uses— cup to capture water condensation for drinking, instrument to make sounds with different objects or water filled inside…), and a knife.

What advice would you give your past self if you could?

You'll have several opportunities to stop and see the Grand Canyon while driving to and from Los Angeles. Take advantage and spend a night under it's stars - its something I never did but wish I had.