Painting

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: September 12, 2019

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Jacob Heustis' “Beasts Will Be Still There” opens September 20 at John Brooks' Quappi Projects space. Both were here in the studio Thursday morning, and Peter Morrin joined us in the 2nd half to talk about the Afloat cruise. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am to LVA' Artebella On the Radio to hear artists talk about their work.

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Opened by artist John Brooks in 2017, Quappi Projects is a Louisville-based art gallery featuring contemporary artists whose works are reflective of the zeitgeist. “Because we believe the highest function of art is to allow human beings to know ourselves more deeply, we are interested in exhibiting challenging, even discomforting, work as a way to explore and understand the mysteries of the human experience.”

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Jacob Heustis uses painting, drawing, and installation to question and explore value and class systems, vanity and desire and the nature of art and aesthetics within the context of contemporary society. Heustis’ large-scale works consist of a minimal but expressive application of medium and materials often combined with self-referential phrases and appropriated pop-culture lexicon in the form of hand written text.

Since 2004 he has exhibited at Swanson Contemporary, the Green Building Gallery, Land of Tomorrow, Zephyr Gallery, Actor’s Theatre, Brown Theatre, Kentucky School of Art, Hite Art Institute, The Speed Art Museum, Cressman Center for Visual Arts, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and 21C Bentonville, Durham, and Cincinnati.

Jacob Heustis’ “Beasts Will Be Still There” will have an opening reception Friday, September 20, 5-9pm, Quappi projects, 827 West Market Street, Louisville

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Peter Morrin was the Director of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships at UofL from 2010 until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Morrin also taught in the Department of Fine Arts, especially in courses serving the Critical and Curatorial Studies track in the Master’s Degree program, and before that he was the Director of the J.B. Speed Museum. He is now co-founder with John Begley of Afloat.

On September 22nd, join AFLOAT on the Belle of Louisville for a cruise with a variety of scholars, artists and performers who can tell about every aspect of Ohio River life and natural history. Informal, one-on-one up close and personal chats with the experts will be the order of the day. 5-8pm. Tickets at louisvillevisualart.org/ afloat





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LVA's Artebella On The Radio June 13, 2019

Rita M. Cameron's work appears on the June issue of Louisville magazine. She joined Keith Waits this week for LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/or stream on ARTXFM.com Thursday at 10am.


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Rita M. Cameron was born in Louisville KY. She was educated at MSU in Morehead KY (started out as printmaker then turned to painting). From 1994-1998 she maintained a studio on Billy Goat Strut Alley- an old warehouse with no plumbing or heat since 2013 she has worked out of her studio space at Art Sanctuary.

 

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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.

Summer Camp

Summer Camps, Week Three: Painting Lab

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Painting Lab students worked with a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic paint, and even house paint! Instructor Jackie taught this group to make geli prints, including mono prints.

Simple compositions lead to experimentation with various approaches to painting, and students experimented with non-traditional techniques. Creations came to life with quality materials and a little imagination!

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 6.7.18

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A couple of weeks ago I taped an interview with Billy Hertz pictured here with partner Tom Schnepf), local living legend in the visual arts community. Think that's hyperbole? Listen to the interview, which aired on this week's LVA's Artebella On the Radio. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

Because of some technical difficulties in the live playback, the actual interview begins about 12 minutes into this file.

Exhibits, Artist Support, Community

Looking Up: Heroes for Today at Metro Hall

Brianna Harlan

Brianna Harlan

Ashley Cathey

Ashley Cathey

Zed Saeed

Zed Saeed

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"Looking Up: Heroes for Today" is the title of the new art show LVA coordinated at Louisville Metro Hall. Artists Brianna Harlan, Ashley Cathey and Zed Saeed are all on display, and anyone visiting Metro Hall can ask to see their pieces through January 11, 2019.

Zed Saeed is an art and documentary photographer currently working with recent refugees and immigrants that have settled in Kentucky. In Louisville, he connects with these individuals mostly through the Catholic Charities-Migration and Refugee Services. Saeed believes strongly in the power of photography to create connections and to alter perceptions about people, places and things.

Ashley Cathey is a painter whose creative journey began with performing arts before she was eventually encouraged to develop her visual art talents, which, up until then had been purely for her own personal edification, by exhibiting in Chicago before returning to her native Louisville. She came to prominence when ArtsReach commissioned Cathey to create a series of portraits for their annual Keepers of the Dream celebration at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. In 2016 her work was featured on the cover of LEO Weekly as part of an extensive story on artists of color in Louisville.

Brianna Harlan describes herself as, “a mixed media artist that creates Radically Vulnerable art to invite transformative dialogue. Themes of her work include identity, social/cultural dynamics, intimacy, oppression, and self-suppression. Brianna works primarily with participants, inviting them to share and unpack sensitive topics through questions and actions. The discoveries that come from these mindful investigations shape the concept and inform the work's medium. She creates with people, not just about them, and views the process and resulting work as a tool for a moving experience and constructive conversation.

Open Doors

Self-Portraits Inspired by Chuck Close

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Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at  JCPS   Uspiritus-Brooklawn School  various examples of  Chuck Close ’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.  Special thanks to Fund for the Arts'  Arts for Kosair Kids®  for their generous support of this project!

Open Doors instructor Katy showed high school students at JCPS Uspiritus-Brooklawn School various examples of Chuck Close’s paintings from his career. They had learned how to mix colors and different ways to use their brushes. They drew self-portraits, as they saw themselves, and were to make grids of approximately two-inch squares. They applied bright colors of their choice and utilized said technical skills they have learned. They used acrylic paint and graphite on 22x30 inch paper. They were allowed freedom to deviate if they chose.

Special thanks to Fund for the Arts' Arts for Kosair Kids® for their generous support of this project!

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 12.7.17

"Onions and Tomato" by Mary Ann Currier, Oil pastel on mat board, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"Onions and Tomato" by Mary Ann Currier, Oil pastel on mat board, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cathy Shepherd and Peter Morrin joined us December 14 to discuss the work and impact of the late, great, Mary Ann Currier. Cathy was a former student and Peter was Director of The Speed Museum when a retrospective of Mary Ann's work was mounted there several years ago. Join us each Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio on WXOX 97.1 FMA R T x F M.com.

The Academy of LVA

Photos from Painting 2

Our Academy-level Painting II class builds upon instruction from Drawing and Painting I, focusing on the study of portraits and still life utilizing both acrylic and oil paints. The curriculum provides opportunities for experimentation with painting on a variety of different textures and provides further knowledge of a variety of tools, including palette knives and specialty brushes. This course is a comprehensive study of the principals of composition, staging, line, pattern, value, tone, and color theories. Emphasis is placed on the creative process from concept to completed work.

Instructor: Sunny Ra

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Exhibits

Exhibition: Shayne Hull

"Shaynicus Andronicus," a solo exhibit of  Shayne Hull Art ’s work, will be on view at Louisville Visual Art during the performances of  Kentucky Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus  that run October 4 – 31, or by appointment through LVA.  When Shayne Hull turns his sardonic eye to public figures, he joins a great tradition of political satirists. Republican Strategist Karl Rove, President Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all been subjects, and now, partially inspired by the plot of William Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus," Hull offers portraits of “Mobin Andronicus, Sr.,” “Eric Andronicus,” and “Donald Andronicus, Jr.,” wickedly funny caricatures that require no pithy caption for their pointed understanding.  Read more on LVA's Artebella:  http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2017/10/3/vignette-shayne-hull   Hull studied painting at Texas A&M and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and earned a Master in Art Education from the University of Louisville. His paintings have been shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 175 exhibits, including 25 solo shows. His work can be found in the public collections of Brown-Forman, 21C Museum and the Kentucky Arts Council.

"Shaynicus Andronicus," a solo exhibit of Shayne Hull Art’s work, will be on view at Louisville Visual Art during the performances of Kentucky Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that run October 4 – 31, or by appointment through LVA.

When Shayne Hull turns his sardonic eye to public figures, he joins a great tradition of political satirists. Republican Strategist Karl Rove, President Barack Obama, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have all been subjects, and now, partially inspired by the plot of William Shakespeare’s "Titus Andronicus," Hull offers portraits of “Mobin Andronicus, Sr.,” “Eric Andronicus,” and “Donald Andronicus, Jr.,” wickedly funny caricatures that require no pithy caption for their pointed understanding.

Read more on LVA's Artebella: http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/artebella/2017/10/3/vignette-shayne-hull

Hull studied painting at Texas A&M and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and earned a Master in Art Education from the University of Louisville. His paintings have been shown regionally, nationally and internationally in over 175 exhibits, including 25 solo shows. His work can be found in the public collections of Brown-Forman, 21C Museum and the Kentucky Arts Council.

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