“visual art”

May: Five Can’t-Miss First Friday Art Events

by Erin Keane on May 4, 2012

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It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears.

But with so many events and gallery receptions happening at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so every month we’ll take a look at five don’t-miss art events happening during the hop.

The western end of the hop is sure to see lots of action this week as the crowds flock down to 21C Museum Hotel to see “David (Inspired by Michelangelo).” He’s hard to miss. But these five events promise to be no less inspiring. [click to continue…]

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Demonstrators Call for Cowen’s Resignation

by Gabe Bullard March 11, 2011

Cowen’s supporters tout his fundraising skills, but the demonstrators say they won’t give up until the CEO is fired or resigns.

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Visual Artists Criticize Fund for the Arts

by Gabe Bullard March 8, 2011

Following a recent flap with Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen and the Louisville Visual Art Association, a group of visual art leaders has begun publicly questioning how the fund distributes money, specifically to visual art groups.

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Ali Center Artist Presents New Works

by dgilliam October 6, 2010

The 2009-2010 “Dreammakers” artist, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, will present new works in his culminating exhibit at the Muhammad Ali Center.

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Students Make Counterfeit Notes to Help New Orleans

by ekramer April 12, 2010

A truck will pull into to Louisville tomorrow to collect hundreds of fake currency notes for a project to restore lead-contaminated soil in New Orleans. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer details. It’s called Operation Paydirt and includes a effort called The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, which is collecting imitation one hundred dollar bills illustrated by students nationwide. […]

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More Art Collectors With More Access to Art

by ekramer March 26, 2009

Passion takes many forms and colleting art is one of them. Throughout history, most collectors have been considerably wealthy. But today, a collector doesn’t have to be Rockefeller. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. In one part of the Speed Art Museum, chief curator Ruth Cloudman shows me some paintings in its permanent collection. They’re by famed […]

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Glass Art Conference Slated for June 2010

by ekramer March 6, 2009

Louisville will host a major conference for glass artists next year. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. Mayor Jerry Abramson says the conference for the Glass Art Society will bring up to 2,000 people to Louisville in June of 2010 as well as up to $1 million in spending. Local glass artists and University of Louisville […]

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Speed Museum Chooses wHY Architecture

by ekramer January 30, 2009

Click here for Elizabeth Kramer’s interview with The Speed Art Museum’s Charles Venable and wHY Architecture’s principal architect, Kulapat Yantrasast. The Speed Art Museum has chosen an architectural firm to design the expansion of its building on the University of Louisville campus. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. A Los Angeles-based firm — wHY Architecture — will […]

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Museum Chooses Eight Firms as Finalists for Expansion Design

by ekramer October 3, 2008

The Speed Art Museum has selected eight architectural firms as finalists to design an expansion of its home. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The list* includes firms from Chicago, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tokyo. The museum will charge one of them with designing an addition containing exhibition space and room for educational activities. By […]

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