Visual arts: Past, present and future

A look at the Louisville art scene from an insider

I was asked by LEO to reflect on the last 20 years of the Louisville visual arts scene. I imagine I was invited to this task because I was a part of this history as both witness and participant.


Capturing the famous

Yousuf Karsh’s infamous photographs at the Speed

While I am an art historian by trade, I’m a film historian by design.


Art: Bubble gum or local art?

Put your quarters in a Vend-A-Pin!

It’s springtime, and in addition to daffodils, a new crop of Vend-A-Pin! machines have been popping up all over town.


Art: Horse crazy

A Derby roundup

Giddy up, folks. It’s that time of year when we can’t seem to get enough of all things Derby.


Art: A portrait of endless interpretations

Daniel Pfalzgraf gathers Louisville’s top artists for his premiere exhibit

Daniel Pfalzgraf had a good idea (I’m sure he’s had plenty, but we’re only going to talk about this one): a portrait exhibition with local “all-star” artists.


Feature: A life less ordinary

In extracting the romantic and strange from everyday life, Louisville artist Kathleen Lolley has garnered worldwide acclaim

Call it through the looking glass. Call it whimsical folk art.


Art: Off Broadway, on Frankfort

Spot 5 makes space for emerging artists

If you’re in search of emerging artists or art in Louisville, look no further than Spot 5 gallery.


The writing on the stall

A funny thing happened while I was hovering over the toilet in a filthy public restroom the other day.


Art: A glimpse inside Tut’s Tomb

Kentucky Center for African American Heritage opens first exhibit

I have good news and bad news.

Art: News Bits

The Speed Art Museum ( has new hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri