Art Projects at Local Jail Reach Beyond the Bars

Jails aren’t pretty, and their not supposed to be. But now jails have programs to help inmates turn their lives around, and in Louisville art is part of the mix. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Jails across the country are overcrowded, and more than half of the 13 million people who are released from local jails… Continue reading Art Projects at Local Jail Reach Beyond the Bars

Mayor Abramson Announces Effort to Create Public Art Plan

Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that the city has hired a consultant to develop a master plan for public art. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Louisville has public art that ranges from men on horses to bike racks, but today Abramson announced that it is spending $50,000 to develop a master plan for public art in… Continue reading Mayor Abramson Announces Effort to Create Public Art Plan

Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan

Public Art is popping up around the country. There are more than 350 public art programs at the city, state and national levels. And today, Louisville announced it will establish a master plan of its own. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Why is public art important? “Art is about life. It’s about economic development. It’s… Continue reading Louisville Invests $50,000 for Public Art Master Plan

Sixth Forecastle Festival this Weekend

This weekend marks the sixth year for the Forecastle Festival with its emphasis on music, art and activism. Festival founder JK McKnight has featured regional music and community and environmental activists at the annual event. This year, he added music industry discussions to help regional musicians and tapped Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as its keynote… Continue reading Sixth Forecastle Festival this Weekend

The 48 Hour Film Project Debuts 48 New Films

Tonight and tomorrow, The Louisville 48 Hour Film Project shows the on the big screen. Last weekend, 48 teams scrambled to produce a film in 48 hours. Each team had to choose a genre and include a specific character, prop and line, as the festival’s producer, Sheila Berman, explains. “This year the character was a… Continue reading The 48 Hour Film Project Debuts 48 New Films

Landmark Feminist Art on Exhibit at Spalding University

An artwork created by local artists with renowned feminist artist Judy Chicago has an opening reception Thursday at Spalding University’s Huff Gallery. The idea for the Hot Flash Fan came about in 1984, when Geraldine Ferraro was a candidate for Vice President and women’s health issues, especially menopause, were seldom discussed. Ann Stewart Anderson worked… Continue reading Landmark Feminist Art on Exhibit at Spalding University