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Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft

In Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist, See It Now on August 31, 2010 at 7:16 pm

The glassworks of Stephen Rolfe Powell have been featured at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft

Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft is located in Louisville. The Museum celebrates both funtional and traditional art, and viewers can come visit the four exhibition galleries and afterwards purchase hand-made items in our award-winning gallery shop. Artists from the state, region, and nation are featured in over 12 exhibitions per year and in our Permanent Collection Gallery. Art lovers also can attend exciting hands-on workshops in the Education Center and such great annual events as the Bourbon Ball, Oaks Brunch and Holidazzle.

The admission fees for non-members to view the exhibitions are as follows:

General Admission – $6.00

Seniors and Military – $5.00

Children Under 12 and Students with ID – Free

Groups of 10 or more – $3.00 each

First Friday Trolley Hops
And Exhibition Openings
Are Always FREE!

Visit the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft online


The Speed Art Museum Announces…

In Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist on August 31, 2010 at 2:20 am

Pursuing the Masterpiece: Five Recent Acquisitions

September 12 – December 31, 2010

The Large Bathers (1896), by Cézanne

This exhibit features recently acquired artworks from the Museum’s collection. These pieces have been chosen for their originality, technical virtuosity, and rarity.

A new gallery game called “Master Quest” will make Pursuing the Masterpiece entertaining and engaging. The game was created with the purpose of showing visitors the inner workings of how and why the museum selects specific works for a collection.

Only five works are represented in hopes that the viewer will better be able to engage in a close inspection of the work, as well as increase his understanding of why staff and trustees commit so much time, energy, and money towards the pieces’ acquisition and care.

The Speed will also hold a public panel with internationally acclaimed artist and former Louisvillian Sam Gilliam on Thursday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Artist: Present & Past

In Artist: Present & Past on August 27, 2010 at 8:00 am

Paul Klee, Sinbad the Sailor, 1928.

Born in Switzerland, Klee studied and worked as an etcher in Munich before joining the Blaue Reiter group in 1911. From 1920 to 1933, Klee taught at the Bauhaus and explored expressionism, cubism, and realism through his paintings that were often derived from folk and children’s art. Klee was condemned as a degenerate by the Nazis in 1933, and subsequently returned to Switzerland where he died in 1940.

Mark Your Calendars for Louisville’s Upcoming Gallery Hops

In Kentucky Art Exhibits on August 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm

This Friday is the Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop which will begin at Mellwood Arts Center. The featured event, “Symbols” a new sculpture series by Louisville artist Gena Neumann, is debuting at Gallery Janjobe. Opening reception is 6-9 p.m.

Next Friday, Sept. 3rd, is the Market Street Trolley Hop, which begins at the Glassworks building

Clifton Art Supply’s Back-to-School Special

In Good Deals on August 25, 2010 at 3:58 am

John Currin would take advantage of these sales...

Clifton Art Supply of Louisville is currently offering students 20% off EVERYTHING now through September 15th!

Also, don’t forget all in-stock canvas is 50% off

Filmmakers Wanted: Open Call for Entries

In Call to Artists on August 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm

The Rivers’ Edge International Film Festival brings independent film to the smart, arts-oriented, mid-American river town of Paducah, Kentucky. Paducah already has a burgeoning visual and performing arts scene, and the film festival is right in the center of this cultural hub.


Currently, River’s Edge  is having an open call for entries in the following categories: Animation, Documentary, Experimental and Narrative. Late submission deadline is Sept. 15th.  To find out more or to enter go

Artist: Past & Present

In Artist: Present & Past on August 20, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Marylin Minter, Bazooka, 2009. 76 x 114 inches.

I saw this work at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, and it dumbfounded me. There’s too much to say about Marilyn Minter in this post. Minter is known for her interest in exploring the boundaries between high and low art. She is a truly phenomenal artist; I won’t divulge all the details in hopes that you’ll look her up, but a there are a few things I love about her work. First, her technique is unique, second, her work makes you feel self-indulgent just for looking at it – I love it purely because it is brimming with sexuality and luxury. Third, the work I posted is a painting. A PAINTING.

Volunteers Needed

In Art Fairs, Kentucky Art Fairs on August 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Mellwood Art Center needs volunteers for the September Art Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Spetember 11th and 12th.

For more information, contact Jane Smith at 502-895-3650

Look at the flyer for the event here:

News from Preston Arts Center

In Good Deals on August 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Preston Art Center of Louisville is currently offering Fall art classes in a variety of different subjects for every age group. No experience is required, just go to the link below to sign up for classes in life drawing, comic drawing, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and more! (They even offer classes that parents and kids can take together!)

Also don’t forget that in addition to Fall art classes, Preston’s is also having a back-to-school sale!

AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park is this Weekend!

In Kentucky Art Fairs, Kentucky Artist, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on August 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

The Woodland Art Fair is Lexington’s largest free outdoor cultural event, and it’s taking place this weekend! Don’t miss out on great food, live music, family activities, and (most importantly) over 200 juried artists that will be exhibiting and selling their work. Open Saturday, August 21st from 10a-6p and Sunday, August 22nd from 10a-5p.