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WHO: 75 YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ARTS AND SULLIVAN COLLEGE PROFESSORS TOMY LEE, LUCI MISTRATOV & CHIP MILLER
WHAT: DRAWING, PAINTING, FINISHING & DECORATIVE HANDS-ON TECHNIQUE CLASSES
WHEN: MONDAY AUGUST 1st THROUGH SEPTEMBER 8th (SIX WEEK CLASSES) and/or MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26thTHROUGH OCTOBER 28th (FIVE WEEK CLASSES. TIMES TBA)
WHERE: LOUISVILLE VISUAL ARTISTS COLLECTIVE, 2932 CLEVELAND BLVD, LOUISVILLE, 40206 (JUST OFF ZORN AVE/TURN AT GREEN LEAVES APTS/LOCATED INBETWEEN ZORN AND BROWNSBORO AVES IN CLIFTON HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD) Find us on facebook!
WHY: WITHIN OUR ECONOMY, DON’T BUY BRAND NEW. TRANSFORM YOUR OLD AND ORDINARY FURNITURE, ACCESSORIES, AND SILK FABRICS FROM FLAB TO FAB!
COST: $230 FOR 6-WEEK CLASSES + SUPPLIES. check/cash (FIVE-WEEK CLASSES TBA)
9:30AM – 12noon MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY CLASSES (six-week class 9/1/11):
#101 SILK & TEXTURE PAINTING with Luci Mistratov – Mondays 9:30am – 12N
#201 PRIMITIVE COUNTRY FURNITURE PAINTING with Chip Miller – Tuesdays 9:30am – 12N
#301 ORNAMENTAL DRAWING & PAINTING with Tomy Lee – Wednesdays 9:30am – 12N
#401 PENWORK & WATERCOLOR ON WOOD with Tomy Lee – Thursdays 9:30am – 12N
1:00PM – 3:30PM MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY CLASSES (six-week class 9/1/11):
#102 DECORATIVE WATERCOLOR PAINTING ON SILK with Luci Mistratov – Mondays 1-3:30pm
#202 COUNTRY FURNITURE FINISHING with Chip Miller – Tuesdays 1-3:30pm
#302 ANTIQUE-DISTRESSED FURNITURE FINISHES with Tomy Lee – Wednesdays 1-3:30pm
I incorporate the form of the nude female mannequin in my paintings to serve as an iconic symbol. These hybrid forms reveal a parallelism with society’s cultural ideals. Their identical, clone-like appearance suggests a culture that persuades its members to conform. The compositions express a type of confinement: as a specimen in attempts to preserve youthfulness, undergoing invasive surgery to be physically ideal or manipulating genes at the source of creation – to reach cultural ideals.
On exhibit at the Mellwood Art Center in the Pigment Gallery, hosted by K.A.S. Gallery.
Art is an inner expression which one uses to mimic his or her deepest thoughts and feelings. Some people may express themselves on canvas and others may use music. The China Deaf Group express sound and mimic objects through dance as they perform the Thousand Hand Guan Yin.
The Mellwood Art Center is located at 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville Kentucky. This unique building is located between Zorn Avenue and Brownsboro Road. Mellwood is known to many Louisville natives as the old Fischer meat packing plant.
Now, Mellwood houses roughly over 200 tenants from artist and art galleries, to a cafe, dance studios and novelty shops. The tenants of Mellwood has formed a non-profit organization named M.A.C., which will host demo days on the courtyard, the second Saturday of each month.
This allows artist to work outside their studio and gain exposure. Patrons my see performers, painters, wood carving or learn how to create a glass center piece. If you are an artist and would like to be a part of Demo Days, send an email to email@example.com.
I’m a fan of all medium’s of art, especially an artist with the purpose of creating a melodramatic method to position him or herself apart from the rest. One of my favorite artists with this gift is David LaChapelle. At times, his work may resemble other artist, but the vibrant colors he uses to create erotic art that is pleasing yet; imperceptible.
David LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s in New York City galleries. After attending the North Carolina School of Arts, he moved to New York where he enrolled at both the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts. His ability to create scenes of extreme reality using rich and vibrant colors makes his work instantly recognizable and often imitated. He continues to be inspired by everything from art history and street culture, to the Hawaiian jungle in where he lives, creating both a record and mirror of all facets of popular culture today.
He is quite simply the only photographic artist working in the world today whose work has transcended the fashion or celebrity magazine context it was made for, and has been enshrined by the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia. www.davidlachapelle.com