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LVA's Artebella On The Radio July 25, 2019

Photograph © Grayson Dantzic

Photograph © Grayson Dantzic

Mia Hanson & Hawk Alfredson were the guests on this week's LVA's Artebella On the Radio. Hawk's new solo exhibition, "Mind Rivers", will be opening at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile on August 2. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com.

“Chance Meeting in the Outskirts of Town” by Hawk Alfredson, Oil on canvas 36x24in, 2013

“Chance Meeting in the Outskirts of Town” by Hawk Alfredson, Oil on canvas 36x24in, 2013

Hawk Alfredson was born in Örebro, Sweden in 1960. He moved to New York City in 1995, where he for many years lived and painted in the fabled Chelsea Hotel. In 2006, Art & Antiques Magazine proclaimed Mr. Alfredson as "one of the most collectible of the European Contemporary Surrealists of the new Century".

Alfredson’s prestigious list of exhibits includes The Katonah Museum (in a group show curated by Thelma Golden of The Whitney Museum), Japan's Prefectoral Museum in Tokyo, New York's Alternative Museum, Australia's Regional Art Museum in Orange, NSW, and the historic Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, Sweden. Gallery exhibitions can be counted in the hundreds and include the destinations Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boca Raton, Boston and Baltimore along with his frequent showings throughout New York City.

“Ida Disa” by Mia Hanson, Photograph, POR

“Ida Disa” by Mia Hanson, Photograph, POR



Mia Hanson Studied film theory and photography in San Francisco’s Bay Area before leaving to pursue a photographic mentorship with influential photographer/ videographer Matt Mahurin in NYC in the 90’s.She has lived in Stockholm but returned to the states with her partner, painter Hawk Alfredson to live for several years in the fabled Chelsea Hotel in NYC. While in residence there she, “Created portraits utilizing the light and charged energy of the hotel atmosphere while careful not to disturb or “document “ what is not entirely capable of being captured. The ghosts are best left alone.”

Hanson will be exhibiting at The Portland Museum in October as part of the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial.


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LVA's Artebella On The Radio June 6, 2019

Tatiana Rathke & Keith McGill are two (out of 15) members of the 2019 Hadley Creatives Cohort, which will be presenting "Dis/comfort Zones" at Actors Theatre on June 8. Hear them talk all about it with Keith Waits Thursday morning at 10am on LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com.

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The Community Foundation of Louisville presents the 2019 class of Hadley Creatives’ culminating project with a show on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 from 6-9 pm at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The 2019 Hadley Creatives class will present Dis/Comfort Zones: a journey into the sensations and politics of being, on Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

Tatiana Rathke is a visual artist and photographer who creates dream-like, colorful portraits and digital collages. Her work explores the beauty and drama of human beings and the natural world. 

 

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Keith McGill is a free-lance theatre teacher and workshop facilitator, an actor, and a stand-up comedianHe has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Louisville.

The other members of the 2019 Hadley Creatives are Theresa Bautista, Andrew Cenci, William M.Duffy, Morgan Ecklund, Erica De La O, Eli Keel, Adrienne Miller, Irene Mudd, Brandon Ragland, Gibbs Rounsavall, Erica Cody-Rucker, Sanjay Saverimuttu, & Richard Sullivan.

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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.                  

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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.

Student Work, Age 13

Student Work, Age 13

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 15

Student Work, Age 15

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14

Student Work, Age 14