Issue October 1, 2007

Splatters: ART NEWS BITS

Glassworks is helping create a “green” mobile glassblowing van that is fueled by vegetable oil. It will be done by the end of the year and will park at Westport Village (formerly Camelot Shopping Center on Westport Road) one weekend a month so the public can watch the artists work. Visit www.louisvilleglassworks.com for more info.
The Speed Art Museum is seeking 14- to 17-year-old high-school students who are interested in art careers. Youth Apprentice Program applications are due by Oct. 13. Contact Joel Javier at 634-2966 or jjavier@speedmuseum.org for details.

Trish Salerno has resigned as executive director of Arts Kentucky.
Artist Julius Friedman has designed a poster for the 30th anniversary of the Bristol Bar & Grille. Sales of the limited-edition poster will benefit local charities.

The visual art gallery consortium LOOK now has a new Web site, www.looklouisvilleart.com.
The New Albany chapter of Tri Kappa philanthropic organization recently awarded a grant to Studio2000 Southern Indiana to help create artwork for unused downtown New Albany windows.

The following Louisville artists were recently awarded the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Awards and Professional Assistance Awards: Mitch Eckert, Gaela Erwin, Gabrielle Mayer, Mark Needham and Molly Rucks. Also, blacksmith/metalworker Craig Kaviar received a Historic Preservation Award from the Clifton Community Council.

Call for entries: Artists who would like to exhibit in the next Good Folk Fest can find info at www.junkabilly.com/goodfolkfest or by calling 895-3650. Project Women seeks woman artists in Kentuckiana for its fourth annual “Women of Wisdom” art exhibition. The deadline is Nov. 10. Contact Glynis McManamon at srglynismary@hotmail.com for an application. Claypool-Young Art Gallery at Morehead State University is seeking submissions of self-portraits for the upcoming show “Self-Evident: Contemporary American Self-Portraiture.” The deadline is Nov. 16. For more info, contact Jennifer Reis at j.reis@moreheadstate.edu. —Jo Anne Triplett