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Fun and Glass Art for a Good Cause

In Art Classes, Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Gallery on May 27, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Come one, come all to the glass carnival! Running from June 3 – July 30, Flame Run is pulling out all the stops for this fun-filled kid-centric glass art exhibit.

The show will include whimsical contemporary glass art such as Eddie Bernard’s alphabet zoo animals and Shelley Muzylowski Allen’s colorful jester giraffes. And what would a carnival be without ice cream vendors, balloon animals, face-painting, and giant (four-feet tall) popsicles at the Flame Run entrance!

Proceeds from the show (10 percent of all sales) will benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Children are invited to an opening day kid-friendly reception from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 4. Steve Scherer will do a flame-working demonstration and Carrie Battista will do a hot glass demonstration.


Come to the Monkey Wrench for a Benefit for Live Learn Love!

In Art Organizations on November 15, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Sorry the poster is kind of hard to read, I couldn’t make it any bigger but it was so nice-looking I had to include it!

This Saturday Amber Sigman is hosting a benefit at the Monkey Wrench for Live Learn Love, a workshop for children who have survived abuse, abandonment, and neglect. This workshop will focus on teaching kids about the art of photography, which is a therapeutic and practical skill that can enhance self esteem and confidence. $10 admission, event begins at 8 o’clock.

Total Art Soul: An Online Community for Artists

In Art Organizations on October 4, 2010 at 11:11 pm

"Dried Apples" by Zaira Dzhaubaeva

Total Art Soul is a network for artists to share their work and ideas. This information came from their website:

“This is a place for artistic souls. If you’re a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, writer, crafter or are creative in any way, then this is the place for you. You do not have to be a professional to be part of this community. Our wish is for this to be a place where the emphasis is in exchanging ideas and inspiring others. It has been set up to create a community and to nurture and encourage artists.

This site is entirely free and non-profit making. When you register you will have facilities such as a personal gallery which is fed through to a main gallery for all members to see, a personal blogging space, Twitter feeds, chat room and access to the forum. There’s now also a section where you can upload your videos.  Active members on the forum get featured on the main blog and random members are featured on the front page. We spend much of our time giving exposure to our members because we feel strongly that creativity should be nurtured and artists should have a platform from which they can be heard and seen.”

You can also join Total Art Soul’s group on Facebook.

The Louisville Visual Artists Collective is Looking for Artists Like You!

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits on September 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The LVAC is hosting an art sale that will take place on October 15th from 6-11 and October 16th from 1-6. The “ARTfordable Show” will feature  artwork priced at $50 or less from jewelrymakers, painters, photographers, and printmakers from around Louisville. Artists get to keep 100% of their sales.

The LVAC is still seeking artists for this show!

For more information about the “ARTfordable Show” or submitting your work, click here.

Visual Arts Grapvine

In Art Organizations, KY Proactive Community Art Groups on September 13, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Visual Arts Grapevine was started by a group of artists who want to build a network of resources for Fine Arts. Their goal is to inspire conversations about the arts, events, awards, galleries and artist opportunities, as well as share with each other best practices for incorporating new media into our art business. “Like” them on Facebook here.

The Louisville Visual Artists Collective is Now Open

In Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, See It Now on September 2, 2010 at 1:30 pm

A work featured in the "SUNday" show by Dekek Gregory

The LVAC, an art studio collective and gallery, recently had a grand opening on Cleveland Blvd. The collective celebrated the opening with an exhibition titled, “SUNday,” which featured work by 17 artists who found inspiration in the delays of building renovation due to rainy weather. That show has since closed, but there will be more group and solo shows in the near future. (Update: There will be an opening reception from 6-9pm tomorrow for a show titled “LVAC Eight Days a Week.”)

The LVCA is also offering affordable studio space for any medium. Bonus: all studio artists are allowed to exhibit work in the group shows for free.

“Like” LVAC on Facebook to hear about what’s going on there before it happens!

Also, check out LVAC in the Louisville Arts Review

Thank You!

In Art Organizations, Charities Seeking Art Supplies on August 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm

K.A.S. Art Gossip would like to thank to Action Graphics Inc of Louisville as well as participants in the Generating Generosity Through Art: The Generations Art Show that took place at Mellwood Art Center from July 18th to July 30th.
Last week S.E.E. Joining Community & Arts donated supplies for art classes to the activity department at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home.

More donations would be appreciated as you can never have too many art supplies! If you would like to donate art supplies contact Sally Walko or go to for more information.

Not Kentucky Art News, but still Art related…

In Art Organizations, Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm
An Art social site to network, exhibit and stay in formed. ArtSlant is your spot for the most up-to-date news on art events and artists in the great art cities of the world.

Blog, create a circle, post a job or post your art thoughts on the Whole9.






Call for Entries:

In Art Organizations, Call to Artists, Kentucky Art Exhibits on July 24, 2010 at 12:59 am

Seeking artist of all mediums, photographers and filmmakers.


Art: What Murray Kentucky has to offer.

In Art Organizations, Kentucky Art Exhibits, Kentucky Artist on July 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Explore Murray, Kentucky and you see the vibrant passion for art in the towns galleries and museums. 

Wrather West Kentucky Museum
Murray State University’s first building, erected in 1924, received extensive renovations and was rededicated as the Wrather West Kentucky Museum in 1982.  The museum features several permanent and changing exhibits.  West Kentucky history abounds at the museum which highlights the social, economical, and cultural development of this area.  Wrather West Kentucky Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The facility is closed on Sunday and all university holidays.  For more information, please call (270) 762-4771.

Paris-Henry County Heritage Center
The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center, which has been called “the crown jewel of Paris”, was built in 1916 by philanthropist Col. O. C. Barton. The beautiful mansion retains its original stained-glass windows, marble staircase and floors, ceiling and wall paintings, and mahogany woodwork.  The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center serves as a museum, an archive, and a research and educational center.  You can also partake in the Historical Walking Tour.  This tour is a historical audio-taped walking tour of west Tennessee’s oldest incorporated city, Paris.  Entitled “Paris Revisited,” this lively recorded tour will take you through downtown Paris, the North Poplar Street Historic District and the Old City Cemetery all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  For more information, call (731) 642-1030.

Lyon County Museum
The Lyon County Museum is also a favorite for historical buffs.  The museum is located in Old Eddyville and features all sorts of exhibits, murals, maps, a replica iron furnace, and so much more.  The Lyon County Museum is open on a seasonal basis.  For more information, contact the Lyon County Tourist Commission at (270) 388-5300.


Marty Colburn Wildlife & Nature Photography
The Kentucky Lakes Area’s newest Art Gallery is located in Grand Rivers at Lighthouse Landing.  The Marty Colburn Wildlife & Nature Photography collection features beautiful prints of plants, animals, and landscapes.  Not only are Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes featured at the gallery, many locations from Alaska to the Smoky Mountains to the swamps of Florida are showcased.  The gallery is located inside Lighthouse Landing, 320 West Commerce Avenue in Grand Rivers, KY  (42045).  The telephone number is (270) 362-8201 and you can visit to view and purchase many of Marty’s prints.  The gallery is open everyday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Closed Sundays December through March.

Murray Art Guild
The Murray Art Guild (pictured) features art sales and shows, schedules classes, conducts workshops, and has painting classes.  Located at 103 North 6th Street in Murray, The Murray Art Guild is the place for artists in Calloway County.  The Guild is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, contact The Murray Art Guild at (270) 753-4059.

Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery
This art gallery is located on the sixth floor of the Price Doyle Fine Arts Center on the campus of MSU.  The Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery features changing contemporary art exhibitions and student art shows.  Visit their site

Curris Center Gallery
The Curris Center, the student center for Murray State University, features its own art gallery on the first floor.  Admission is free and groups are welcome with prior notice.  For more information
on exhibitions and hours of operation, call (270) 809-3052.