Arts & Entertainment Listings
Special EventsFrancisco’s Farm Arts Festival at Midway College — Artist Application Deadline Jan. 31, show dates June 16-17, 598-9063.••Jeffersonville Main St. Chili & Beer Bonanza — featuring chili, brew, silent & live auctions & live music, $15 (adv), $20 (door), Feb 1, 5:30-8:30pm, KYE’s II, 500 Missouri Ave., 280-7772, JeffMainStreet.org.••Frazier Museum — presents dramatic readings from love letters penned by the presidents and first ladies, Feb. 2, three readings, 6, 7 & 8pm, 824 W Main St, 412-2280. Imagine — St. Francis High School’s annual art auction to benefit student scholarships, featuring live & silent auctions, dinner & live jazz by Hunt Butler Quartet, $100, Feb. 3, 6:30pm, Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St., 736-1008.Muhammad Ali Center — hosts “Follow the Beat of Your Own Drum,” performance by River City Drum Corp & make your own hand-made drum, $15, Feb. 4, 2-3:30pm, View Pointe Hall Level 6, 144 N. Sixth St., 992-5329.Luna Boutique — hosting two shows featuring high fashion & catering by Avalon & Clements Catering; jewelry designer Catherine Nicole, Feb. 7, 6-9pm; hat maker Christine Moore, Apr. 21; 1538 Bardstown Rd., 454-7620.••Valentine Guy — presents free couple’s check-up session, by relationship counselors Marc Leibson and Carrie Hunter, now thru Feb. 28, 895-3388.Soapbox Sirens — free open forum for artistry/music/poetry/politics, third Thu., 8pm, Alternative 1032 Story Ave., 561-7613.Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.Visual Arts••Red Tree Showcase — artists Dan Torpey, Carol Tait and Laura Faber display works, thru Jan. 31, 701 E. Market St., 582-2555.Inspired Leap — Artist Richard Francis presents a retrospective collection, thru Jan. 31, Days Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 458-5036.Morrison Gallery — “Nesting Instinct” by Dennis Shaffner, thru Jan. 31, 610 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, Ky.Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Jan. 31, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.Butcher Block Gallery — Joseph Lappie’s exhibition “As if They Never Left Us” will be on display, through Jan. 31, by appointment, 931 E Main St., 802-9993.Atomic Saucer — presents “Existing Light Photography of Germantown/Paristown” by C. Read, Feb. 1-March 31, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399.Butcher Block Gallery — hosts opening reception for “Long Days Short Life” by Patrick Gilbert, collection of new drawings & paintings sponsored by Blood is the New Black, Feb. 2, 6-10pm, runs thru Feb. 28, 931 E. Main St., 802-9993.Chez Moi — Milton Nash opens “Hidden Light (Infrared Photography)” reception, Feb. 2, 6-9pm, 400 W. Market, 385-4206.••KY Museum of Art & Craft — presents “Clay Lancaster: The Man & His Art,” Feb. 2, 5-9pm, 715 W. Market St., 589-0155 x 217.Cutting Corners — the works of Brent Michael take a look at Louisville’s street corners, thru Feb. 2, Brown Hotel Gallery, 335 W Broadway, 583-1234. Jacque Parsley Gallery and Studio — “Jacqued Up,” an exhibit of mixed media collages, through Feb. 3, 620 Baxter Ave., 396-5383.The 930 — artist Ying Kit Chan and photographer Michael Wilson display their work, thru Feb. 5, 930 Mary St., 494-7042.Speed Art Museum — presents “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay,” $4-$8, Feb. 6-May 13, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.Pyro Gallery — “Heal Thyself” prints by Kate Sedgwick, thru Feb. 10, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.Zephyr Gallery — Sarah Lyon photography, thru Feb. 10, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.Hite Art Institute — presents Masters Thesis exhibitions by Michael Brohm & Sheila Flener, thru Feb. 11, Schneider Hall, U of L Belknap Campus, 852-4483.Huff Gallery at Spalding University — “Jen Pellerin: Private/Public” sculpture exhibit, thru Feb. 11, 8am-10pm, 853 S 4th St., 585-7122.Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center — Artist in Residency Program opening, application deadline Feb. 15, 895-3650.••Chapman Friedman Gallery — New Paintings by Tamar Kander and Patrick Adams, thru Feb. 17, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954.Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibit “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage (mixed media) and Blackburn Gallery exhibit â€¨”Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander (carved wood), both thru Feb. 24, Mount St. Francis in Floyds â€¨Knobs, (812) 923-6942.Kaviar Forge & Gallery — “Painting as Meditation” the work of Brian Millar, thru Feb 24, Thu & Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, artist reception Feb. 23, 6-9pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, 589-9254.Pigment Gallery — presents hand-painted silks by Luci Mistratov & mixed media works by Roxanne Clark, thru Feb. 28, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.Flame Run — “The Glass Canvas” highlights Swedish technique, solo exhibit featuring works by Susie Slabaugh, thru Feb. 28, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.Embroiderer’s Guild of America — presents “Verse-Atility,” an exhibition of verse in needlework, thru Feb. 28, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, 426 W. Jefferson St, 589-6956.Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — presents two folk art exhibitions “Slow Time” and “Lebanon Junction,” thru March 3, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.Carnegie Center for Art and History — “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie,” thru March 8, Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.Webster University — hosting two NCECA shows in Visual Arts Center, “At Home & Away: Intimate Portraits” by Amy Sanders & Alyssa Wood & “Out of My Mind” by Mitch Lyons, thru March 17, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.••Deven 7 Studios — presents “Winter Works” by Mike Sebastian, a collection of industrial geometrics and portraits, thru March 24, 825 S. Floyd St., 582-2333.Oldham Co. History Center — Oldham County Barns, an exhibit by Ann Carter, thru April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, Ky., 502-222-0826. Brown Williamson Tower, Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Donald Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.Application for Art Fair — Ursuline Campus accepting applications for 2007 Art Fair, deadline Feb. 16, available online at www.ursulineslou.org/artfairjuryingforms.asp or 896-3999.Call for Artists — MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme “Coffee – How Does it Make You Feel?,” results displayed at Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.Call for Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.Co-op Gallery — opening for one serious artist in 3D or fiber, Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.Mary Anderson Center — looking for emerging, serious artists to exhibit at Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, two small galleries, (812) 923-8602 or maryandersoncenter.org.Full Moon Yoga — free space available for artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 894-0094.Pyro Gallery — seeking experienced artists who are interested in dynamic co-operative gallery, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.Gallery Hops — first Fridays of every month, 5-9pm. 589-0102.F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops — final Friday of every month, 6-9pm. 314-5897.Access to the Arts Inc. — an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.Jewish Community Center — offers art classes, 459-0660.Bernheim — offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 955-8512 x 251.Flame Run Gallery — offers classes and tours, tour hot-glass and cold-glass studios, 10am-4pm, free, 828 Market St, 584-5353. Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.Performing Arts••UofL Theater Dept. — presents “Refractions,” $7-$10, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 8pm, Feb. 4, 3pm, Thrust Theater (Floyd & Warnock Sts.), www.louisville.edu.Specific Gravity Ensemble — local environmental theater group presents “Elevator Plays,” Feb 2-3, 8pm, $10, Starks Building Elevators, 384-2743.••Louisville Repertory Co. — w/ Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church present “The Laramie Project,” Feb. 1, 7:30pm, Feb. 2-3, 8-10, 8pm, Feb. 10-11, 2pm, MeX Theatre in KY Center, 584-7777.Ani-Hista-Meniacs — Improv troop will improvise dialogue for the movie “Bubble Gum Crisis 2040,” Feb. 2, 9pm, Pink Door, 2222 Dundee Rd., 413-5204.Squallis Puppeteers — present “Outside,” $5-$7, Feb. 2-3 & 9-10, 7pm, Feb. 3 & 10, 2pm, Shark Tank Theatre, 414 Baxter Ave., 540-4977.The Little Colonel Players — presents a mystery whodunnit of “Ten Little Indians,” Feb 2-4, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, $10 & $15, Mt. Mercy Dr, Pewee Valley KY, 588-1557.Museum Theatre — presents “Nothing New for Easter: Shopping for Civil Rights,” free w/ museum adm., Feb. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 & 3:30pm, Thomas D. Clark Center for KY History, 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort, 564-1792 x 4454.Actors Theatre — presents “Mary’s Wedding,” a sweeping love story by Stephen Massicotte, thru Feb. 3, $20-$36; also “9 Parts of Desire,” thru Feb. 4, $17-$30; also “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” thru Feb. 24, $26-$51; 3rd & Main St., 584-1205.Church of the Epiphany — w/ UofL African American Theater Co. present a play about de-segregation, free, Feb. 4, 4pm, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 245-9733.CenterStage — presents “Chicago: The Musical,” thru Feb. 4, $12-$18, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 450-0660.Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Divorce Southern Style,” thru Feb. 18, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 812-288-8281.Auditions/Contests••School of American Ballet — auditions for summer course, Feb. 4, 2-3pm for 12-14 yrs, 3:30-5pm, for 15-18 yrs, $25 application fee, 315 E Main St., 583-3150.Girls Going Places — Guardian presents seventh annual entrepreneurship program, national call for nominations of young women; 15 girls awarded total of $30,000 thru submission of 750-1,000 word essay; thru Feb. 16, 914-251-1500, www.msco.com.Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17, www.celebratelifephotocontest.com.Fred Wiche Awards — seeking nominations for those who continue Fred’s legacy of promoting beautification and environmental consciousness, deadline March 16, 574-5000 or www.brightsideinc.org.Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary — auditions seeking actors interested in summer missionaries in Eastern Europe focused on drama and English as a second language, 939-1284.Mellwood Arts Center — looking for street performers/acoustical music acts to perform throughout complex, 895-3650.Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or www.howseparty.com.Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, firstname.lastname@example.org.IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or www.ius.edu/music.Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.Book••Filson Historical Society — join Rick Bell as he discusses new book, “The Great Flood of 1937,” Jan 31, noon, 1310 S. 3rd St., 635-5083. Louisville Free Public Library — “The Big Read Louisville” community-wide book discussion of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” Feb. 1-28, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.Women Who Write — welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.Creative fiction writing group — Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.Wilderness Road Writers’ Group — meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome, 966-2327.The Vault — new sci-fi writer’s group, 7pm first Wed., Starbucks, 101 N. Hurstbourne Ln., bring a short story or novel chapter, www.vault.oseland.net.Mystery Book Discussion Group — meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, IN, 949-3523.Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.Music••Concert of Chinese Classical Music — a trio of highly accomplished musicians, Ming Ke, Zhengang Xie and Mei Hu, Feb. 4, 3pm, free, Comstock Hall U of L, 852-6907.IUS Music Dept. — acclaimed ‘Ars Femina’ Ensemble to present North American premiere of vocal works by 17th century female Italian composer, Barbara Strozzi, Feb. 4, 3pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, 361-3100. Music fellowship — at Mary Anderson Center, includes a stipend, www.maryandersoncenter.org or (812) 923-8602.MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.