Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 22, 2018

  FRIDAY:   Studio Works at Zoom Group  is in "Bloom"   SATURDAY:   The Brown Theatre  is visited by KRM's "We Create"  Cryptic Ink  hosts the "Southend Summer Shinding Music & Art Fair"  Highlands Community Campus  enjoys "The Louisville Art & Craft Market"   SUNDAY:   The Atelier  presents "Midsummer's Night Nocturnes"   ONGOING:   McQuixote  unveils a "Spectrum Art Show" Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at  Garner Narrative   The Carnegie Center 's "Form, Not Function" reboots  PYRO  shares their "Dream Diaries" "Discover" photography at  The Green Building   KMAC  takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art" "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21c   Hyland Glass  premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel  Quills Coffee  shares Kathleen Lolley "All That I Am Is Grateful" at  Houseguest  Our neighbors at  Quappi Projects  host a group show  Revelry  is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto  Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at  Craft Gallery  "Picasso to Pollack" go to the  Speed Art Museum

FRIDAY:
Studio Works at Zoom Group is in "Bloom"

SATURDAY:
The Brown Theatre is visited by KRM's "We Create"
Cryptic Ink hosts the "Southend Summer Shinding Music & Art Fair"
Highlands Community Campus enjoys "The Louisville Art & Craft Market"

SUNDAY:
The Atelier presents "Midsummer's Night Nocturnes"

ONGOING:
McQuixote unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"
Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at Garner Narrative
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest
Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show
Revelry is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto
 Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at Craft Gallery
"Picasso to Pollack" go to the Speed Art Museum

Summer Camp

Art in Nature at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

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Yew Dell and Louisville Visual Art’s summer camp was such a success last year that we expanded this year! The nature art summer camp gives children 7-12 the opportunity to explore the wonders of the botanical gardens through a creative lens. Imagine creating art in a castle or along woodland trails! Artists tap into their creative genius with guided curriculum and help from the great outdoors. The natural world offers the opportunity for children to draw, design, paint, sculpt and create their way toward beautiful works of art.

Events

Breeders' Cup 2018 Art Voting Contest

  At  Downs After Dark - Art of the Horse  at Churchill Downs, finalists for the Official Artist of the 2018 Breeders' Cup displayed their art, giving racing fans chances to see their choices close-up.

At Downs After Dark - Art of the Horse at Churchill Downs, finalists for the Official Artist of the 2018 Breeders' Cup displayed their art, giving racing fans chances to see their choices close-up.

  LVA board member Meredith Harber was interviewed about LVA and all the amazing artists we get to work with.

LVA board member Meredith Harber was interviewed about LVA and all the amazing artists we get to work with.

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  We even appeared on the Jumbotron.

We even appeared on the Jumbotron.

Summer Camp

Summer Camps, Week Two (Part Two): Creature Feature

   Creature Feature  is the class for children who like to experiment with multiple media, such as paint, plaster, gauze and air-drying clay!

Creature Feature is the class for children who like to experiment with multiple media, such as paint, plaster, gauze and air-drying clay!

  Students incorporate both 2D and 3D techniques, utilizing a variety of provided materials along with found objects to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

Students incorporate both 2D and 3D techniques, utilizing a variety of provided materials along with found objects to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

  Students draw, paint and sculpt to create a whimsical animal bust to hang on their wall!    Creature Feature finished up last week with roars, screeches and meows as campers painted and sculpted their favorite real and made-up critters. Beware the frogtopus!

Students draw, paint and sculpt to create a whimsical animal bust to hang on their wall!

Creature Feature finished up last week with roars, screeches and meows as campers painted and sculpted their favorite real and made-up critters. Beware the frogtopus!

Summer Camp

Summer Camps, Week Two (Part One): Creature Feature

   Creature Feature  is the class for children who like to experiment with multiple media, such as paint, plaster, gauze and air-drying clay!

Creature Feature is the class for children who like to experiment with multiple media, such as paint, plaster, gauze and air-drying clay!

  Students incorporate both 2D and 3D techniques, utilizing a variety of provided materials along with found objects to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

Students incorporate both 2D and 3D techniques, utilizing a variety of provided materials along with found objects to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

  Students draw, paint and sculpt to create a whimsical animal bust to hang on their wall!

Students draw, paint and sculpt to create a whimsical animal bust to hang on their wall!

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Creature Feature finished up last week with roars, screeches and meows as campers painted and sculpted their favorite real and made-up critters. Beware the frogtopus!

Community, Artist Support

Music Video Features LVA

  Louisville band  Annapurna  have debuted their video for the song "Henna". The video was filmed at LVA, showcasing members of our neighbors Cirque Louis, as well as at Lydia House and in a band member's garage. Louisville Public Media station WFPK debuted the song on the radio and  wrote about it .    Go  here online  and  here also  to see us in all our glory! Thanks, Annapurna, we're so glad to have been part of this with you.

Louisville band Annapurna have debuted their video for the song "Henna". The video was filmed at LVA, showcasing members of our neighbors Cirque Louis, as well as at Lydia House and in a band member's garage. Louisville Public Media station WFPK debuted the song on the radio and wrote about it.

Go here online and here also to see us in all our glory! Thanks, Annapurna, we're so glad to have been part of this with you.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 15, 2018

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FRIDAY:
"Picasso to Pollack" opens at the Speed Art Museum
Go "After Hours" at the Speed Art Museum

SATURDAY:
Our neighbors 1619 Flux displays "Visions of Power"

WEDNESDAY:
LVA is visited by KRM's "We Create"

THURSDAY:
Join LVA for our Hadley Prize reception with the Community Foundation!

ONGOING:
McQuixote unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"
Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at Garner Narrative
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"
Stumble upon Rodolfo Salgado Jr. at Sheherazade
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Speed Art Museum continues "Breaking the Mold"
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest
Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show
Mama Tried promotes "Women's Work"
Revelry is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto
Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at Craft Gallery
Surface Noise creates "A Family Affair"

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 6.14.18

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Scott Davis, Founder and Producing Director of The Alley Theater and the Arts Caravan was our guest on the June 14 LVA's Artebella On The Radio. We talked about the closing of The Alley Theater on August 1 after 25 years producing plays in Louisville, and the future for the Arts Caravan initiative. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am.

An Appreciation: Ehren Reed, LVA Outreach Program Manager, 2014-2018

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BY KEITH WAITS

I’m supposed to write about Ehren Reed, but remembering the old maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words," I would begin with this photograph. Taken at an event celebrating the installation of murals painted by students from four different schools* and installed on the Alltrade Building on Barrett Avenue near East Broadway, it exemplifies so much of what made Ehren so valuable to Louisville Visual Art.

As an art educator, Ehren brought an invaluable mix of professionalism, dedication, creativity, and joy in her work that stands as an example to any individual steeping into that arena. Her enthusiasm never flagged in the face of the formidable challenges of limited budgets, tight schedule, and the reality that there was never enough time to do everything asked of her and Louisville Visual Art. Community partners who worked with her were always eager to return, and you would hard pressed to find a sour note from any of her collaborators, most especially her fellow staff members at LVA. She will be sorely missed.

So it is important to note that Ehren is moving on to new challenges, but still working within the Louisville arts community that she has been wholeheartedly committed to since she moved back from San Francisco in 2013. LVA is proud of her accomplishments on our behalf, and excited about what happens next.

(*Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary, Bloom Elementary, J. Graham Brown School, Jefferson County Traditional Middle School)

Ehren Reed grew up near Chicago and graduated with a BA in Latin American Studies from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. In late 2013, she moved to Louisville from San Francisco, where she had lived for 14 years and where she received a BFA with High Distinction in Painting & Drawing from the California College of the Arts. As LVA’s Outreach Programs Manager, she continued her work as a community-based art educator, working with youth in a variety of visual art programs. Ehren’s latest personal artwork relies upon found photography which she reinterprets and transforms through stitching and embroidery. This unique blend of traditional craft and contemporary media investigates ideas of memory in contemporary culture and seeks to develop a conversation between the ethereal world of technology and the hand-sewn physicality of craft. Her rigorous personal studio practice helps guide her throughout her journey as an arts educator.

Artist Support, Community, Events, Mural

Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art Winner Announced

  The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist  KCJ Szwedzinski  is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.  “My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”  Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.  "I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."   Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.     The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.    The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.  “Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”  Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."  “This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”    “It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."  The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

The Community Foundation of Louisville, in partnership with Louisville Visual Art, is pleased to announce that Louisville-based multi-media artist KCJ Szwedzinski is the winner of the sixth annual Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design.

“My most recent body work has been on Jewish memory, identity and legacy," said Szwedzinski. "As an artist, I am continually mindful of who I intend as my audience. I question why it is important for me to make work about Judaism and how my work connects to contemporary issues.”

Szwedzinski will use the award to visit the Jewish Contemporary Museum and the Holocaust Center in San Francisco, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Archives in Washington, D.C., and the Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as to take a course at the Rare Book School in Philadelphia.

"I believe that the act of remembering is a powerful tool in fostering empathy and breaking barriers of bias," Szwedzinski said. "It's important, now more than ever, to remind people that when true diversity is present in a community is when we all thrive."

Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ Szwedzinski on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in their Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.


The $5,000 M.A. Hadley Prize is awarded from the George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund at the Community Foundation of Louisville. Focused on the arts and humanities, particularly visual arts, crafts, theater and the Louisville Free Public Library, the endowment has supported our community for more than 25 years.

The Hadley Prize winner is selected through a blind process by a diverse panel of arts professionals from Louisville and the surrounding area. The 2018 prize drew 40 applicants from the greater Louisville area, including Southern Indiana, whose work demonstrated mastery in ceramics, graphic design, drawing, crafts, painting, photography, sculpture, video, film and printmaking.

“Art soothes and calms our collective souls. Art causes us to question and to think. Through the years, art has been used to tell the story of those who came before. The work of KCJ Szwedzinski is powerful and will cause those who see her work to pause and reflect on this horrific period in our history,” said Louisville Visual Art's Executive Director, Lindy Casebier. “Louisville Visual Art is pleased to partner with the Community Foundation of Louisville in support of KCJ's growth as an artist and in turn share that personal growth with others in our community.”

Szwedzinski's itinerary has been designed to fuse personal history and artistic inspiration, "to synthesize seemingly disparate bodies of knowledge - archival practices for historical information and my personal inherited legacies."

“This experience will broaden my ability to make work that is rooted in my own Judaic heritage,” said Szwedzinski, “while facilitating engagement of a more universal audience.”


“It’s important for people to seek to find common ground and part of the way we do this is from remembering our collective history," said Susan Barry, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. "We are pleased the Hadley Prize will support an artist like KCJ, who is using art to begin difficult conversations around the Holocaust, one of the most tragic moments in our history."

The Community Foundation of Louisville believes that art is a vital part of a community where people and places thrive. The Hadley Prize is just one of the ways that the Community Foundation of Louisville supports local artists. Hadley Creatives is the Foundation's six-month comprehensive professional development program for working artists that recently celebrated its inaugural class with an exhibition that is running through July 1 at KMAC.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 8, 2018

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FRIDAY:
Revelry is "Transcending Duality" with Karl Otto
Lynn Dunbar is "Capturing the Spirit of Kentucky" at Craft Gallery
Surface Noise creates "A Family Affair"

SATURDAY:
"Parks & Crafts" are delicious at The Post

SUNDAY:
Mama Tried promotes "Women's Work"
"The Art of Recovery" screens at the Speed Art Museum

ONGOING:
McQuixote unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"
Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at Garner Narrative
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"
Stumble upon Rodolfo Salgado Jr. at Sheherazade
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Speed Art Museum continues "Breaking the Mold"
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest
Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 6.7.18

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A couple of weeks ago I taped an interview with Billy Hertz pictured here with partner Tom Schnepf), local living legend in the visual arts community. Think that's hyperbole? Listen to the interview, which aired on this week's LVA's Artebella On the Radio. Tune in each Thursday at 10am on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.

Because of some technical difficulties in the live playback, the actual interview begins about 12 minutes into this file.

PUBLIC Radio

LVA's Artebella On The Radio 5.31.18

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C.J. Pressma opened a new show at PYRO Gallery May 31, Steve Heine just installed a new piece at the new AC Hotel in NuLu, and Printmaker Elizabeth Foley is a member of the inaugural class for Hadley Creatives through the Community Foundation of Louisville, which opened an exhibit at KMAC June 1.Tune in WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com every Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On the Radio, hosted by Keith Waits.

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CFAC

CFAC Elementary School Art Exhibition 2018

  Each year, Louisville Visual Art hosts gallery exhibits from our Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program.

Each year, Louisville Visual Art hosts gallery exhibits from our Children's Fine Art Classes (CFAC) program.

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Each young artist has work displayed, providing them with an opportunity to see their work in an exhibition and to share that experience with family and friends.

  Students have the option to sell their work, with 80% of sales returning to the student and 20% to LVA to provide scholarships for future students.

Students have the option to sell their work, with 80% of sales returning to the student and 20% to LVA to provide scholarships for future students.

  These are elementary school highlights!

These are elementary school highlights!

  Our guest photographer for this event was Michael Smallwood, a high school student who has studied photography and was recommended by his CFAC teacher.

Our guest photographer for this event was Michael Smallwood, a high school student who has studied photography and was recommended by his CFAC teacher.

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: June 1, 2018

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FRIDAY:
KMAC presents the Community Foundation's "The First Hadley Creatives Exhibition"
Andrew Abbott & Suann Childers "Enter New Worlds" at Garner Narrative

WEEKEND:
It's the 10th annual Butchertown Art Fair

SUNDAY:
McQuixote unveils a "Spectrum Art Show"

TUESDAY:
KMAC hosts an Adult Workshop for "Screen Printing Basics"

ONGOING:
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"
Revelry shows "Short Cuts & Paper Tales"
Stumble upon Rodolfo Salgado Jr. at Sheherazade
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Speed Art Museum continues "Breaking the Mold"
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest
Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show

Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: May 25, 2018

  FRIDAY:   The Carnegie Center 's "Form, Not Function" reboots   SATURDAY:   The Art & Craft Market  showcases artists  ALL WEEKEND:  The Speed  screens "Boom For Real"   THURSDAY:   PYRO  shares their "Dream Diaries"   ONGOING:   Revelry  shows "Short Cuts & Paper Tales" Stumble upon Rodolfo Salgado Jr. at  Sheherazade  "Discover" photography at  The Green Building   KMAC  takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"  PYRO Gallery  loves a "Modern Muse"  StudioWorks by Zoom Group  is "Stronger Together" "Dress Up, Speak Up" at  21c   Speed Art Museum  continues "Breaking the Mold"  Hyland Glass  premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel  Garner Narrative  displays "Unnatural Affections"  Quills Coffee  shares Kathleen Lolley "All That I Am Is Grateful" at  Houseguest  Our neighbors at  Quappi Projects  host a group show

FRIDAY:
The Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function" reboots

SATURDAY:
The Art & Craft Market showcases artists

ALL WEEKEND:
The Speed screens "Boom For Real"

THURSDAY:
PYRO shares their "Dream Diaries"

ONGOING:
Revelry shows "Short Cuts & Paper Tales"
Stumble upon Rodolfo Salgado Jr. at Sheherazade
"Discover" photography at The Green Building
KMAC takes a "Spin: Turning Records into Art"
PYRO Gallery loves a "Modern Muse"
StudioWorks by Zoom Group is "Stronger Together"
"Dress Up, Speak Up" at 21c
Speed Art Museum continues "Breaking the Mold"
Hyland Glass premieres new paintings by Megan Bickel
Garner Narrative displays "Unnatural Affections"
Quills Coffee shares Kathleen Lolley
"All That I Am Is Grateful" at Houseguest
Our neighbors at Quappi Projects host a group show