installation as medium


LVA's Artebella On The Radio May 23, 2019

Tammy Burke and Helen Payne, from the current UofL/Hite MFA Graduates Exhibition at Cressman Center will be joining KeithWaits in the studio this week to talk about their work. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on each Thursday at 10am to hear artists speak about their work on LVA's Artebella On The Radio.


Tammy Burke has a MA in Media Communications, Webster University 2008 and a BFA in Painting Herron School of Art, IUPUI Indianapolis 1997. “Thinging”, solo MFA thesis exhibition, Grow West MFA Studios, Portland neighborhood, April 22 to May 3, 2019.   She mounted an installation concurrent with the run of Eurydice, at the U of L Thrust Theater in January 2018, and participated in the Artlink Regional Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, January through March of 2018. 


Helen Payne was born on Jamestown, RI and was raised in Appalachia.  She’s studied poetry at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Helen’s paintings and drawings have been shown nationally including Fraser Gallery, Washington, DC, Woman-Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, Mobius Gallery, Cambridge, MA and the Holzwaser Gallery. Her work is held in many private collections and Governor Gaston Caperton’s West Virginia Collection.

The Hite Art Institute 2019 MFA Graduates Exhibition. Featuring a selection of works from this year’s graduating MFA student’s thesis exhibitions.

2019 MFA Graduates include Lauren Bader, Reid Broadstreet, Tammy Burke, Helen Payne, Monica Stewart and KCJ Szwedzinski.

The exhibition will run through - August 30, 2019
Gallery Hours: Wed-Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11 am - 3 pm


LVA's Artebella On The Radio May 16, 2019

Sara Cissell & Diane Dillman joined us to talk about "Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self Care", the exhibit they curated at the Hite Institute at U of L. They also brought one of the artists, Carrie Donovan. Tune in to WOXO 97.1 FM, or stream on Thursdays at 10am to listen to LVA's Artebella On The Radio.

By Brianna Harlan

By Brianna Harlan

Sara Cissell will be graduating this upcoming fall 2019 with her BA in Art History and Humanities. Sara has eight years of museum experience formerly working at the Frazier History Museum, and currently the Speed Art Museum. She has interned for the Speed, KMAC, and Sheherazade Gallery. This will be Sara’s first curated show.

Diana Dillman graduated Fall 2018 with her BA in Art History and has interned for the Filson Historical Society and the United States Capitol Visitors Center. Diana currently works at the Kentucky Derby Museum. She has previously curated for the Critical and Curatorial Studies II class with “Caprices: Wit and Whimsy,” which was also at Schneider Hall.

Carrie Donovan is currently the Design manager at The Speed Art Museum. Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, she received her BFA in Communication Art & Design from the University of Louisville. 

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to present “Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care”, an art exhibition that investigates, comments, and validates the correlation between mental health and the healing process otherwise known as “post-trauma growth.” Post-trauma growth refers to those who have experienced a stronger sense of well-being after a traumatic event. This exhibition solely focuses on local artists and their unique interpretations towards their own self-care and the treatment of others.

“Mental Misconceptions: The Art of Self-Care” features eleven local artists including: Megan Bickel, Jeremy Brightbill, Julio Cesar Rodriguez Aguilar, Andrew and Simon Cozzens, Carrie Donovan, Brianna Harlan, Tammy Richardson, KCJ Szwedzinski, and Letitia Quesenberry.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: February 14, 2019


Ash Braunecker from Portland Museum came by to talk about A Secret History of American River People, which is a part of the "Afloat" series of exhibits happening in Louisville this year. There will be an opening reception Saturday 1-4pm, and the exhibit runs through August 3

A Secret History of American River People is a project to build a collection of personal stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated mid-century shantyboat over a series of epic river voyages. The project examines the emerging crises facing current river communities dealing with economic displacement, gentrification, environmental degradation, and the effects of global climate change. 

“We make our way downriver in a rustic houseboat, built by the artists over two years, loosely based on designs from shantyboats in the 1940s, from largely recycled and reclaimed materials. People tell us that traveling on the river in an authentic shantyboat and taking the time to listen to people’s stories makes this project unique. This participatory art project inspires deep wonder and connects meaningfully with people’s personal histories.” - Wes Modes 

Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on, 10-11am every Thursday to hear Keith Waits talk with artists.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

The Secret History shanty boat in Tennessee.

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