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LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 15, 2019

Remy Sisk from Acting Against Cancer and Jordan Clark from CirqueLouis will be with us to talk about the upcoming collaborative production of PIPPIN that opens at Art Sanctuary on August 23, and cast member Myranda Thomas will be singing a song (or two). Keith McGill will also be joining us at the end to talk about the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival happening in Louisville.Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Thursday at 10am to listen to this power-packed episode!


Remy Sisk is a Louisville native and has been active in the local theatre community for the last six years. He currently serves as executive director for Acting Against Cancer, and favorite previous credits with AAC, CenterStage, Pandora Productions, Theatre [502] and The Liminal Playhouse. In addition to regularly directing AAC’s annual production of The Rocky Horror Show, he recently directed AAC’s productions of [title of show] and The Last Five Years and choreographed Mamma Mia!. Remy holds a B.A. in English from Indiana University and, when not directing or performing, works in community relations at Churchill Downs Incorporated.

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Jordan Clark, born in Louisville, Kentucky. He has been performing with CirqueLouis for several years and has directed their recent productions Gravity’s Varieties and Happy Birthday!  After training on his own in high school, Jordan began his formal circus training in 2006 at the National Circus School of Montreal’s summer program. He was later accepted into the school’s prestigious college program where he completed his training in 2012. Jordan has performed his hand-balancing act in over 20 counties as well as at sea.


Myranda Thomas (Leading Player): Myranda is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she earned two degrees in theatre and elementary education. She currently works at StageOne Family Theatre as an education associate as well as at Acting Against Cancer as a teaching artist for their after school children’s program. Her favorite roles include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Sense and Sensibility (Elinor Dashwood) and Alice in Wonderland (Caterpillar/White Queen).  

Directed by Remy Sisk, Circus Director: Jordan Clark
Music Director: Jessica Bullock & John Austin Clark
Choreographer: Zachary Boone & Paul McElroy

PIPPIN is presented by Acting Against Cancer in collaboration with CirqueLouis and is an unprecedented partnership in the Louisville area. Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St., Louisville.      August 23 - 31


Keith McGill is a free-lance theatre teacher and workshop facilitator, an actor, and a stand-up comedian. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville and was a member of the 2019 Hadley Creatives Cohort.

Founded in 2017, the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival is dedicated  to highlighting diverse talent, and showcasing that talent to Midwestern comedy fans. A secondary mission of the festival is to bring about awareness of a deserving local charity.

The Festival will be held Aug 21-25 in multiple venues around Louisville, KY: Comedy Caravan, The Bard’s Town, Kaiju, Aloft Louisville, and PLAY

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Friday Link Roundup: Friday, July 12



Yes, it is Forecastle Festival this weekend, but there is more going on:

Opening Reception for TKO: New Work by Tara Key & Tara Jane O'Neil is at Surface Noise.

A re-release of Say Amen, Somebody, directed by George T. Nierenberg opens at The Speed Cinema.

Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival opens tonight at The Bard’s Town. Listen to yesterday’s interview about this festival on LVA’s Artebella On The Radio here.


Albertus Gorman at Swanson Contemporary

Albertus Gorman at Swanson Contemporary

Cardinal Moments is at Swanson Contemporary.

Resident: Works by Renzo Velez is at Houseguest Gallery.

Breaking the Mold: Sculptor Enid Yandell’s Early Life, 1869-1900 is at The Filson.

“My Thoughts on Everything” is a solo show from Bob Lockhart at Kaviar Forge & Gallery.

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie continues through August.

Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self Care at The Hite Institute’s Schneider Galleries.

2019 MFA Graduates Exhibition at Cressman Center.

The Spring Invitational. is at Kleinhelter Galley in New Albany.

Joyce Garner - lazy susan is at garner narrative contemporary.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio July 11, 2019

Keith Waits returns after 2 weeks off to host three of the seven playwrights featured in the 2nd Derby City Playwrights New Play Festival July 12-28 at The Bard's Town. David Clark, Liz Fentress & Vidalia Unwin were in the studio at WXOX 97.1 FM/ on July 11.


David Clark co-founded Derby City Playwrights with playwright Brian Walker. His play Shrodinger’s Girl was part of the first Derby City Playwights New Play Festval in 2016. His work has been produced in Louisville in The Ten-Tucky Festival & the Finnigan & the 2012 Minnesota Fringe Festival. He has been published in two volumes of collected monologues, presented at the Last Frontier Conference Play Lab, and been selected as a semi-finalist for the Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Award, the Source Theatre Festival and as a finalist for the Heidemann Award at ATL.


Liz Fentress is playwright, director, and actor. In Louisville, she acts for Stage One, and has been a teaching artist for ATL’s New Voices program for ten years. She conducts playwriting workshops for the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Continuing Studies and wrote the department’s Online Playwriting Workshop. She is the Kentucky Regional Rep for the Dramatists Guild of America.

Liz’s plays have been produced locally at the Public Theatre of Kentucky in Bowling Green, Bunbury Theatre & The Bard’s Town Theatre in Louisville. Her play The Honey Harvest, which premiered at Kentucky Repertory Theatre, won the North American Actors Association Playwriting Competition and was staged in London's West End. Kentucky Educational Television’s production of Liz's Circus Story, a solo play which Liz wrote and performs, won the National Educational Television Association award for Best Dramatic Narrative.


Vidalia Unwin studied creative writing at the University of Louisville and has failed repeatedly to write the Great American Novel, ultimately giving up and deciding to write it as a play instead. Her other full-length work includes “The Ballad of Night Moose” (with Lex Mitchell), “@con”, and “Broken Iris”.

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Friday Link Roundup: March 14, 2019



Jake Ford’s Unveiled opens tonight at Quappi Projects

Ruben Brandt, Collector, Directed by Milorad Krstić opens at Speed Cinema.

Just Like Us/Justo como nosotros, a co-production of Looking for Lilith & Teatro Tercera Llamada opens at The KY Center.

Wayward Actors Company opens OH MY GODS! - "God" by Woody Allen & "St. Francis Talks To The Birds" by David Ives at The Bard’s Town


Dru Pilmer’s exhibit Moving Through is at Art Seed Gallery through April 5th.

Freeze State: Dissociating from the Here and Now is at Swanson Contemporary

Duality | The New Work of Valerie Timmons is at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Image and Word is at Kaviar Forge & Gallery through April 6.

Elmer Lucille Allen, Sandra Charles, and Barbara Tyson Mosley are exhibiting at Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany.

Rebirth, an exhibition by Bette Levy, continues at Pyro Gallery through March 23

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us is at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

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Friday Link Roundup: February 15, 2019



Sergio's Museum presented by Theatre [502] opens tonight at The Barons Theatre on Main Street.

Afterloves: Love Lives in the Afterlife is co-created by Louisville native Betsy Reisz, and she has brought it home to The Bard’s Town for this weekend only.

Sister Cities of Louisville’s Cultural Ambassador Intern to Ghana, Cameren Golden, will lecture at Kosair Charities tonight. Love Ghana


Montage Lives! Our Artistic Past Informs The Future opens at 1619 Flux Art+Activism today. If you don’t know what “Montage” was then you should come to this event.

Opening Reception--Artist Talk for the Secret History of the American River People exhibit at The Portland Museum.

Young Picasso, directed by Phil Grabsky, is at Speed Cinema this weekend.

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Friday Link Roundup: February 1, 2019



2019 Louisville Visual Art Honors Luncheon is today at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Tickets are still available at the door.

Guano Apasionado: Works by Ryan Case opens at Art Sanctuary.

Shadowland-Opening Reception an exhibition of stratographs and etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik, at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

The Louisville Ballet Choreographer’s Showcase runs this weekend in collaboration with the Kentucky College of Art + Design

Lil' Andy's BIG DATE is on at The Bard’s Town tonight and tomorrow!


Black Music and culture on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers is at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.

Kentucky Waterways Alliance Reception and Fundraiser is at garner narrative.

Years of Chaos- Issues That Are Destroying Us opens at Kore Gallery, now relocated to the Hope Mills Building.



Currents:: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio is up at Swanson Contemporary.

Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" is at garner narrative.

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.

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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.

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Friday Link Roundup: September 21, 2018



Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is hosting a reception and gallery talk for James Pate’s KKK Series: Kin Killing Kin.

Functional Design 2018 Opening Reception at garner narrative.

The Speed Cinema opens Love, Gilda tonight, but Friday is Sold Out. It runs through October 5.

The Bard’s Town Theatre opens the annual Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten Minute Plays.


Louisville Artists: Carry On, an exhibit curated by John Begley, opens at Louisville Visual Art with an Artist’s reception.


Revelry Boutique Gallery is showing new work by Kathleen Lolley.
Pyro Gallery, #MeToo "From Silent to Resilient" Paintings by Debra Lott - guests, Meg White, Sculpture and Rachel Gibbs, Painting.
Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile
Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber is at McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University.
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Poems For Every Occasion is currently on exhibit at KMAC. 
Watching the Sky, Waiting for Signs: New Work by Emily Church is at Galerie Hertz.                .