LVA's Artebella On The Radio July 18, 2019

Naveen Chaubal is the recipient of the 2019 Hadley Prize for Visual Art. he will join us, along with his producing partner Bryn Silverman, to talk about their film "Pinball". Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/ to hear artists talk about their work on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.


Pinball is a feature-length documentary and fictional narrative hybrid about a teenage Iraqi immigrant figuring out his life as he straddles the two worlds and cultures he embodies—the world from which he emigrated and his current life in Louisville.

The Hadley Prize will allow Chaubal and Silverman to travel to Egypt with the local teenager featured in Pinball, where they will document the teen’s first return visit to the place he identified as home before coming to America 10 years ago.


Naveen Chaubal began making films while on a dramatic childhood family vacation amongst a forest in Michigan. Since then, he attended the USC School of Cinematic Arts and received the Thomas Bush Scholarship in Cinematography. Soon after graduating, he co-produced and co-shot “Tomorrow We Disappear,” a feature documentary about a displaced colony of traditional artists in India which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. He has worked for, Vice News, Bon Appétit and produced music videos for James Blake and Frank Ocean. He has traveled the world directing and producing advertisements in the Middle East, Europe, and Central America. In 2012, Naveen went through Film Independent's Project Involve program. In 2015, he filmed a short documentary with Eric Garner’s family as they dealt with the aftermath of a senseless tragedy for AJ+. His recent short film "Pinball" screened at a Director's Guild showcase in Los Angeles, Syndicated Theater in Brooklyn, TIDE Festival, the Speed Art Museum, and the Kansas City Film Fest. "Pinball" the feature project, produced by Bryn Silverman, is a hybrid documentary fiction film and will paint a portrait of immigrant suburbia with Louisville as a lush backdrop.


Bryn Silverman is an Oregon born Louisville based filmmaker whose work focuses on portraiture and people in both documentary and narrative film. She believes in entrepreneurship and seeing the world. She is a shorts screener for the Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently, she worked as a story-producer for a new Netflix series that will air in 2020.


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Mixed Media Artist Ashley Cathey and Photographer Zed Saeed were my guests this week. They are part of Looking Up: Heroes For Today – An LVA Exhibit at Metro Hall. Join us by tuning into WXOX 97.1 FM/ each Thursday at 10am.


Ashley Cathey is a Louisville native whose paintings have brought her to prominence in a fairly short time after moving back to Louisville from Chicago. When she returned, she quickly found her footing and exhibited work in a group show at the Louisville Community Center, one of the Metro Parks community centers overseen by Portia White. From there, Cathey caught the attention of ArtsReach’s Julia Youngblood, who commissioned Cathey to create a series of portraits, which ArtsReach used for posters for their annual Keepers of the Dream celebration at the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

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.

Looking Up: Heroes For Today – An LVA Exhibit at Metro Hall, May 14, 2018 – January 11, 2019