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LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 1, 2019

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Suzi Zimmerer, Juli Edberg, Nancy Currier, & Keith Kleespies together form ZECK, and they are exhibiting at Pyro beginning August 1. This week on LVA's Artebella On The Radio: what the HECK is ZECK. Tune in Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on

ZECK Featuring Suzi Zimmerer, Juli Edberg, Nancy Currier, and Keith Kleespies
Pyro Gallery Show dates: August 1 - September 7, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday August 2, 6-9 p.m. Gallery Talk: Sunday August 4, 1 p.m.

Suzi Zimmerer:  Not many of us are old enough to recall the name of Marian Etz, the actress and singer who, hailed for her exotic looks, played the boards of Eastern Europe in the 1930’s. Unfortunately for us, very few notices, programs, or photos survive. Marian is celebrated here in four of her most loved performances.

Please also enjoy four drawings made from the Museum of Imaginary Ethnography.

Juli Edberg: I am attracted to the peculiar, the geometric, the humorous, and words. The shape idea comes first. Then I create inkjet-printed paper that looks wonderful when cut up and glued onto cardboard tiles. Then these tiles are tied together.  A sculpture is formed. Like a PUZZLE! Graphic design and fashion design are combined. My airiness becomes solid.

Nancy Currier:  My past year’s adventure in art started with one happy little family of pieces who got wanderlust and began to roam about. They ventured into foreign territories and saw exciting new things - in color, in size, in material. “We like these,” they said. And decided to bring it all home with them. There the newcomers quickly settled in and became part of the family until, weeks later, they too got wanderlust and set off. It became a repeating cycle, and that’s how the happy little family kept growing. You can meet them.

Keith Kleespies: The expressionist power of East European puppet films has long intrigued and inspired me. Back in the days when there was film, I made numerous live action and animated puppet films and thought it was time to return to them. As there is no film to shoot now, I am presenting the work as an installation. The narrative is based loosely on the life of the Polish artist, Andrzej Kuhn [1929-2014].


LVA's Artebella On The Radio May 9, 2019: Corie Neumayer and Carrie Neumayer

Corie & Carrie Neumayer are exhibiting as mother-daughter at Pyro Gallery, but first they stopped by the WXOX studios to talk about it with Keith Waits. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on

Photo by Amber Estes Thieneman

Photo by Amber Estes Thieneman

Corie Neumayer is a painter “who creates abstracted paintings of the landscape that focus on open spaces; deserts, mountains, lakes, as well as the countryside of Kentucky and Indiana. My work is done in a variety of untraditional and traditional media. My current work reflects the changes in our climate and the effect on our earth.”

As an educator, Neumayer helped create and develop the Visual Art Magnet program at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville and was a teacher in that program 1986-2004. Neumayer has been a member of PYRO Gallery since 2005.

Carrie Neumayer is a Louisville, Kentucky based artist and a graduate of the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Co-Founder and Executive Director at Girls Rock Louisville. Her Illustration work can be viewed at

The House Paint & Pencil Show, New artwork by Corie Neumayer & Carrie Neumayer

May 10 – June 15, opening reception Friday, May 10, 6-9pm

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: January 11, 2019



Pyro Gallery opens Where We Are Now featuring Jody Johnson, Rita Cameron and Virginia Speed from 5pm-9pm

Night At The Carnegie is happening tonight. Biophilia is still on exhibit there.

The Tilted Crown Theatre Company Presents Beirut at The Bard’s Town.


2019 Fischer Award for Visual Art Presentation Ceremony will be at Portland Museum this morning.


Current: an exhibition of the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Industrial Wastelands Solo Exhibition from Dean Thomas at Tim Faulkner Gallery.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail.

Deborah Whistler: “Follow The Rabbit” is at Moreman Gallery through January 19, 2019. 

Cletus Wilcox, Joshua Bleecker Suyun Son at Tim Faulkner Gallery.

SewIn Qulit and Fiber Biennial is across the river in New Albany.

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


LVA's Artebella On The Radio November 29, 2018

PYRO Galley is 15 Years Old, and members of the artist's co-op Bette Levy and C.J. Pressma were with bus November 29 to talk about the anniversary exhibit opening in December. Tune in LVA's Artebella On The Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM or stream it on each Thursday 10-11am.


C.J. Pressma is primarily a digital printmaker as well as a textile artist. He is a
founding member of PYRO. In 1970 he founded the Center for Photographic Studies – an alternative school of creative photography. In 1978 he was awarded a National
Endowment Fellowship in Photography. In 2001 he was one of 84 artists selected by the Brooklyn Museum of Art for its landmark exhibition: Digital Printmaking Now.


Bette Levy is a founding member of LAFTA (Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists), a past member of Fiber Forum, an arm of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, a past vice president, board member and Kentucky state representative for the Surface Design Association, and a member of numerous other textile, arts, and community organizations. She has written articles for Surface Design Journal, Arts Across Kentucky, and other professional journals.

PYRO Gallery was founded in 2003 by CJ Pressma, Marilyn Whitesell, Debra Clem, Erin Devine, Susan Gorsen, Michael Brohm, David Modica, Cean Peevey-Rosenthal, Mitch Eckert, Keith Auerbach, and the late Susan Moffett, who was very excited about what said this about PYRO’s future: “Potential in that, this "Butcher Block" area will be a destination once all the development is complete - Butchertown is blooming! And possibilities in that having several smaller galleries will allow us to have more exhibits up by different people, perhaps some guests of PYRO. Not to mention some fun and challenging installation/performance artwork.”

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: October 26, 2018

David Schuster at The Brown Hotel Gallery

David Schuster at The Brown Hotel Gallery


Kentucky Cup: A tradition of excellence in Art is a group exhibit opening at The Brown Hotel Gallery.

Art Sanctuary is hosting a musical performance as a part of the closing reception for The Ear Sees, The Eye Hears.

Eve Theatre opens Anne Washburn’s 10 Out of 12 at the Kentucky Center.

The Liminal Playhouse opens The Effect by Lucy Prebble this weekend.


Saturday brings a Closing Performance & Reception for Waller Austin's negligence at The Tim Faulkner 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.
Pyro Gallery, #MeToo "From Silent to Resilient" Paintings by Debra Lott - guests, Meg White, Sculpture and Rachel Gibbs, Painting.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Poems For Every Occasion is currently on exhibit at KMAC. 


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 5.31.18


C.J. Pressma opened a new show at PYRO Gallery May 31, Steve Heine just installed a new piece at the new AC Hotel in NuLu, and Printmaker Elizabeth Foley is a member of the inaugural class for Hadley Creatives through the Community Foundation of Louisville, which opened an exhibit at KMAC June 1.Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/ every Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On the Radio, hosted by Keith Waits.


Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: March 3O, 2018

SATURDAY:  "Personal Is Still Political," but it's closing at the  Huff Gallery    WEDNESDAY:  But "What About Communication?" at  1619 Flux    ONGOING:   Moremen Moloney  welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco Michael James Moran opens at  Quappi Projects   StudioWorks by Zoom Group  is "Stronger Together"  Revelry Boutique Gallery  highlights "Kentucky Wildlands"  Sheherazade  shows off Yoko Molotov Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at  Garner Narrative   Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff  join forces at PYRO "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21C

"Personal Is Still Political," but it's closing at the Huff Gallery

But "What About Communication?" at 1619 Flux

Moremen Moloney welcomes Carlos Gamez de Francisco
Michael James Moran opens at Quappi Projects
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
Revelry Boutique Gallery highlights "Kentucky Wildlands"
Sheherazade shows off Yoko Molotov
Wendi Smith's "Ritual Collections" is at Garner Narrative
Bob Lockhart and Kayla Bischoff join forces at PYRO
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21C