March 11, 2009

Art: News Bits

March is National Arts Education Month — voice your support to keep arts in the schools.

It has not been determined whether the Speed Art Museum will remain open during its renovation. The last scheduled exhibition is “Ed Hamilton’s Lincoln” ending Sept. 6.

U of L has partnered with Louisville-area groups to form the Arts and Cultural Partnership Initiative. The outreach program is primarily educational, with a focus on internships.

Arts Council of Louisville is offering artists a free webpage in their 2009 Arts Book (www.louisville.artsbookusa.com). Training is March 12 from 6-8 p.m. in the Computer Learning Lab of the Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St. Bring a flash drive with photos of art or arts activities, contact information, biography/description, e-mail address, website, text for personal messages or links, calendar of events and gallery. Call 585-9525 for details and to register.

Conceptual photographer Lorna Simpson will discuss her recent work at 6 p.m. on March 12 at the Speed Art Museum (2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, www.speedmuseum.org). The event is free and is presented by RéVive.

Call for art:

The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center is holding a contest to design the poster for the September Art Fair @ Mellwood (Sept. 12-13). The deadline is March 15. Contact Scooter Davidson at scooter@mellwoodartcenter.com or 895-3650 for more information.

The 9th Annual Arts on the Green Fine Arts and Crafts Show is June 6-7 on the historic Oldham County Courthouse Square. Deadline is March 15. For more information, visit www.aaooc.org.