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LVA's Artebella On The Radio: December 13, 2018

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

"Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail", opens at Carnegie Center for Art & History Dec. 14. Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf joined us and brought a couple of the artists with him to discuss this exhibit, Racheal Banks and Gaela Erwin. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM. or stream on Artxfm.com Thursdays at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio with Keith Waits.

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Daniel Pfalzgraf is an occasional artist and full-time curator who’s been working with galleries and museums since — as he elegantly describes it — the turn of the century. With a degree in Sculpture and Drawing, as well as an affection for soccer, marketing, and Banksy, he’s definitely the Center’s resident Renaissance man. However, and when his mind isn’t on art or soccer, it’s often filled with thoughts of wolves, conspiracy theories, or playing an endless loop of the opening riff from Smoke on the Water. So, yes. He’s also a little bit different.                  Dpfalzgraf.com

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Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University and is based in Covington, KY. She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX). Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.                  

rachaelbanksphoto.com



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Gaela Erwin is an American artist who was born in 1951. Gaela Erwin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Speed Art Museum. Her painting, “Portrait of Neema Tambo”, was selected for the highly prestigious British National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award 2018 Exhibition. The exhibit is at St. Martin’s Place in London, England, before it travels to Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Oct. 13 — Dec. 2) the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Dec. 15 — Mar. 10, 2019) in Edinburgh, and the Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England (March-June 2019). gaelaerwin.com

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LVA's Artebella On The Radio 5.24.18

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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/Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am.

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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

Open Doors

Open Doors Feature: Photography Time Machine

We had a great time working with Kosair Kids® through Kosair Charities and Fund for the Arts to bring a 8 week photography program as part of a full school year initiative with Home of the Innocents! Photographer Jenny Zeller took students through the history of photography— working with cyanotypes, polaroids, transfers, disposable cameras, as well as digital cameras! While exploring various photographic processes, students also learned the fundamentals of image making.

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Student Work, Age 13

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Student Work, Age 15

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Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14