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.
Barbara Hanger & Wayne Ferguson are but 2 of the 30 or so artists featured in Louisville Artists:Carry On, an exhibit opening September 23 at LVA. John Begley curated the show, and all three were our guests on LVA's Artebella On The Radio this week to talk about making a life in the arts in Louisville. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
John Begley is currently a Freelance art worker (artist, curator, art services provider). Previously he was Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art (Emeritus), Critical and Curatorial Studies graduate program coordinator at the Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Director, Louisville Visual Art Association 1983 – 2001, Director, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, (founding director) Historic New Harmony Inc., New Harmony, IN 47631, 1975-1983
Barbara Hanger has worked in printmaking, paper making and book arts. She joined the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville in 1982 after completing her MFA degree at Ohio University. Hanger’s work has been exhibited in numerous invitational and traveling exhibitions locally, regionally and internationally including Mainz, Germany and Cortona, Italy. Barbara Hanger has received competitive grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Ohio Arts Council.
Wayne Ferguson has been creating unique works in clay for over 30 years. A Kentucky native, Wayne is mostly self-taught in clay. While he has attended workshops throughout the region he works mainly as a studio potter creating one-of-a-kind works. Wayne has been a roster artist with the Kentucky Arts Council for over 20 years, and he has taught at numerous public schools throughout Kentucky. Wayne was awarded the Rude Osolnik Award by the Kentucky Craft Marketing Program in 2006 and has been awarded the Early Times Scholarship as well. His work is published in Ceramics Monthly Magazine as well as other magazines and books.
Gallery Hop Tonight!
Revelry Boutique Gallery opens Strange Magic, new work by Kathleen Lolley. 7-10pm.
Meena Khalili: TYPO / TOPO will be on view at Sheherazade tonight from 6-9pm
Stop by Art Sanctuary for the opening reception of Moments of Clarity: works of Britany Baker and Frankie Steele. 6pm-9pm.
Opening Reception, Pyro Gallery, 6-9pm - #MeToo "From Silent to Resilient" Paintings by Debra Lott - guests, Meg White, Sculpture and Rachel Gibbs, Painting.
Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley, Reception, 6-9pm, Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile
Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber, Reception tonight, 5-7pm
McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University.
INGMAR BERGMAN’S CINEMA IN THE 1950S AND 1960S: A CENTENNIAL RETROSPECTIVE opens tonight at The Speed Cinema.
Swanson Contemporary is showing Benjamin Cook: History Abridged.
Tim Faulkner Gallery is exhibiting Opus No. 5. at their new location on Logan Street.
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. .
Carnagie Center for Art & History has a new exhibit: Spawning Grounds.
Larry Beisler is exhibiting at garner narrative.
On the August 30 LVA's Artebella On The Radio we spoke with three women artists who are opening exhibits on September First Friday: Jacque Parsley, Gayle Cerlan, & Meredith Harber. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear Keith Waits talk to local artists.
Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber
September 4-29, Reception September 7, 5-7pm
McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University, Wyatt Center for the Arts, Norris Place
Frac/tured serves as an abstract expression of the seemingly disjointed sense of self, both individually and as a gathered community. Through fine lines, gestural marks, and bold colors, Meredith Harber creates a chaotic moment on the canvas that intends to capture the viewer and challenges them to make sense of what is before them. While each piece may serve as a playful distraction from one’s surroundings, it is the artist’s intent that one put each thematic motif into context as it relates to them personally and how it ties into the modern world.
Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley
September 7-30, Reception September 7, 6-9pm
Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile, 572 South 4th Street, Louisville
Gayle Cerlan has been an active member of the Kentucky arts community through her involvement as the creator and director of the Cityworks exhibition (1997-1998), and as curator of the DinnerWorks exhibition (1994-1997). She has served on the boards of Louisville Visual Art and the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and has been an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Indiana University Southeast, Bellarmine College, and the University of Louisville. She founded Cerlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky (1997-2007) and established a fine arts school for all ages, ArtStudio (1997-2014). Cerlan has exhibited her ceramic art nationally and internationally and has won many awards and grants. Her work can be found in numerous public collections.
Jacque Parsley Using the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life, including a myriad of found objects, artifacts, ephemera, and vintage printed matter, I present an iconography that creates a dialogue between the permanent and the transient.
As Kurt Schwitters said, “The waste of the world becomes my art”.
As a child I embroidered, wove potholders, collected charms and played with paperdolls. The influence of the fond memories have been integrated into my art by means of collage, assemblage and embellishment. Each work reflects a partly told tale, a moment in time that gives a nostalgic visual narrative of memories that have been recycled, and a past that has been reinterpreted.
Kayla Bischoff & Bob Lockart will be exhibiting together at PYRO Gallery beginning Feb. 22, but first Kayla joined us in the WXOX studios to talk about their work. Thursday at 10a. Tune in to WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com.