U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is sending out an open invitation to Louisville’s aspiring young artists to take part in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.
The recipients will be honored by Gov. Beshear at a public ceremony and celebration in October, in the Capitol Rotunda.
The KFC Yum Center will open in about four months, and a proposed public art project for the arena has not yet been announced. But officials say the Arena Authority could soon unveil a concept for art that will be installed in the arena’s concourse.
Dozens of bikes that high school art students have transformed into art pieces go on display this weekend before being installed around downtown Monday. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Five years ago, the Louisville Downtown Management District provided old bikes to art students at downtown area high schools so they could make sculptures. The organization… Continue reading Students' Art Bikes Hit Downtown Streets Monday
A group of Louisville artists will have a silent auction at a local gallery tomorrow to raise money to send medical equipment to Haiti. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The artists are part of Burners Without Borders, a relief group that grew out of people who attend Burning Man, a festival in Idaho that focuses… Continue reading Local Artists Hold Fundraiser for Haiti
The Louisville Ballet closed the first run of its new production of The Nutcracker yesterday, after more than a dozen performances. And it produced some surprising results. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Just after the economy took a nosedive last year, the Louisville Ballet had its lowest selling production of The Nutcracker. And it had to… Continue reading Ticket Sales Rise Sharply for Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker
With further budget cuts being proposed by Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, the Kentucky Arts Council is looking at ways to further trim its budget. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. One of the prominent topics at the recent meeting of the Kentucky Arts Council’s board of directors was further budget reductions. Due to falling state revenues over… Continue reading Kentucky Arts Council Deals With More Cuts
A revered Kentucky wildlife artist has created two new works with prints that go on sale this week for charity. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. In the 1960s, Ray Harm was one of the first artists to create paintings and sell a limited number of prints from them. Back then, his wildlife lithographs sold for… Continue reading Renowned Wildlife Artist Creates New Work for Charity
This year’s Festival of Faiths is underway in Louisville and it’s exploring the subject of water. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Now in its 14th year, the festival features exhibits, lectures and art that link diverse faiths and community-based organizations under themes. The title of this year’s festival is “Sacred Water: Sustaining Life.” Mark Steiner… Continue reading Annual Festival of Faiths Focuses on Water
This week the University of Louisville is celebrating the Day of the Dead, the Hispanic holiday that combines indigenous and Catholic traditions. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The university has partnered with cultural groups throughout the metropolitan area to create altars, as many Hispanics do on Nov. 1 to remember deceased loved ones. The altars… Continue reading Project Launches Day of the Dead Exhibits