Thinker Statue Secrets Revealed

The University of Louisville’s copy of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker recently underwent a thorough restoration. The process revealed many details about the statue’s secret life, including a history of vandalism and other previously undocumented details hidden under layers of old paint and debris. The restoration team will speak Friday on a panel at the Public […]

New Albany Plans to Apply For Cultural District Designation of It's Downtown

Elizabeth Kramer New Albany has been featuring more arts and culture in its downtown in recent years, and now it’s looking to have that area become a state-designated cultural district. The city officially indicated this week that it will apply next month to the Indiana Arts Commission to receive the designation. City plan commission assistant […]

Mayor to Sign Ordinance for Public Art Plan

This week Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson is expected to sign an ordinance (pdf) into law to set up the city’s public art plan (pdf). WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The council unanimously passed the ordinance last week that creates a nine-member commission on public art, which will include business, civic and government leaders to oversee the […]

Mayor Unveils Public Art Plan for Louisville

Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today unveiled a detailed master plan for public art in city. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. (To listen to the audio of the announcement, click on “Listen to the Story.”) The plan was developed through the mayor’s office with diverse groups of artists, educators, government officials and property developers. One main achievement […]

City Plans to Apply for New Federal Art-Related Grant

Louisville plans to apply for a new funding program from the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Last week, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the agency will award a limited number of grants for up to $250,000 to cities for arts-related projects, including planning arts districts, promoting artists and using art to […]

New Year Brings New Albany Bicentennial Art Project

While New Albany’s 2013 bicentennial is three years away, the Indiana city will be starting celebrating in the New Year with a public art project. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Julie Schweitzer is the director of the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project which recently chose five regional artists who are making site-specific art work […]

Louisville Arena Authority Looking to Commission Art

The Louisville Arena Authority is looking to install a large-scale piece of artwork in the new arena under construction at Second and Main streets. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The Arena Authority received 75 submissions after putting out a call out to artists in November about the opportunity to create artwork for the arena, noting […]