Category Archives: art

Mellwood censorship follow-up — artist evicted

The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, recently accused of censorship by artist Billy Twymon and his painting partner Devon Turley, has reacted strongly to the charge. As LEO Weekly reported last week, Twymon and Turley were asked to remove three paintings out of their 10-piece exhibition, “The Really Big Show” (the removed works featured female […]

Censorship at Mellwood?

When an artist proclaims censorship has happened, the statement is so volatile that it’s the equivalent of shouting “fire” in a crowded building. Art professionals, who are more comfortable with controversial subjects than the general public, have a knee-jerk reaction to it, recalling the First Amendment (visual art became part of “the freedom of speech” […]

Louisville Orchestra files for bankruptcy

After receiving an anonymous donation that allowed musicians to be paid, the Louisville Orchestra has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The ensemble asked for protection from creditors Friday morning, and will submit a reorganization plan is by April 4th. From WFPL: The orchestra’s administration has been in talks with the musicians over ways to […]

Fischer flip flops on arts tax

In the race for mayor of Louisville, Republican Hal Heiner and Democrat Greg Fischer faced off at debate hosted by the Louisville Forum. The discussion covered the candidates views on funding libraries, the bridges projects and merger, but many were surprised when Fischer made an unexpected U-turn about funding local arts organizations. During the debate, […]

The art of war

Presented by the Kentucky School of Art along with several other local arts and cultural organizations, the Mayoral Forum on the Arts and Culture is just getting started. It features 11 candidates in the crowded mayoral field and hopes to find out the candidates’ visions for the future of the arts and culture in Louisville. […]

First Friday Gallery Trolley Hop

Glassworks is presenting Glass Olympics II during the First Friday Gallery Trolley Hop on Sept. 4 from 6-9 p.m. The free public event has two teams competing for medals in such events as Longest Drip, Biggest Bubble, Cane Pull and Glass Relay. Kroger is giving away free ice cream at the Kentucky Museum of Art and […]

Call for artists

The 16th Annual African American Art Exhibition at Actors Theatre has issued a call for entries. Deadline: Oct. 30. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is looking for artists interested in their Artist-in-Residency Program. It provides an emerging artist the opportunity to hone their craft within an active museum environment. Benefits include the use […]

Weekend Art Attack!

Suzanne Dougherty is doing a portrait demonstration at Dunbar-Dougherty Studio, 2003 Frankfort Ave., during the August 28 F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. The Arts Council of Louisville is hosting a “Creative Conversation” on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 332 W. Broadway, Heyburn Building, second floor conference. Contact Nana Yaa Asantewaa at 585-9525 for more […]

Venue change for tonight’s showing of “Art & Copy”

Tonight’s showing of “Art & Copy” has moved to 21c Museum, 700 W. Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the film starts at 7:30 p.m. Free for LGDA and LFA members, $5 non-members.

Folk art sale at KMAC tonight

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (KMAC) has recently acquired a large assortment of folk art and they will host an exclusive sale of these works on Thursday, August 27 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. The sale is being held in celebration of the revival of The Kentucky Folk Art Society, which was reestablished in honor of […]