LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 8, 2019

On this week's broadcast we will be talking about The Future Is Now mentorship program. Susan Brooks, Sabra Crockett are 2 of the mentors, and Emily Riney & Cheyenne Elder are 2 of the mentees. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10:00am to hear Keith Waits talk to artists!

The Future Is Now is facilitated by Louisville Visual Art and Kentucky College of Art + Design.

Opening Reception: Friday August 9, 5-7 p.m.
849 Gallery, 849 South Third Street


Susan Brooks is a children’s book illustrator, drawing on her own life experience in Mozambique, Africa, and Turkish Cypress to create original stories. She taught art for many years, including at Portland Christian School, and is a member of the American Impressionist Society, Inc. & Louisville Visual Art, and has been included in Fine Art America’s Artist Listings.

 Her mentee is Emma Riney, a junior at DuPont Manual High School

Sabra Crockett is a painter. She was a recipient of a Great Meadows Foundation Professional Development Grant, and was in SALON International, in New York City in 2017. She is a muralist and scene painter, having worked at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and she is a member of Art Sanctuary. 

Her mentee is Cheyenne Elder, a sophomore at DuPont Manual High School 



LVA's Artebella On The Radio 5.24.18


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.


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