Blow Ho Ho! — Glassworks invites public to blow their own glass ornament, reservations req., 815 W. Market St.: $40, thru Jan. 6, Thu.-Sun., 992-3056.
••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, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.
••Carnegie Center for Art & History — exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” thru Dec 30, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.
B. Deemer Gallery — “Just Paint” new works by Will Wolter, thru Dec. 30, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687.
Lionheart Gallery — exhibiting new abstract paintings by Eugene Thomas from “Belvedere,” Hyatt Regency, 313 S. Fourth St.: thru Dec. 31, 568-3030.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — exhibiting painter Rick Wilson’s new works, 1718 Frankfort Ave., thru Dec. 30, 561-0377.
Carnegie Center — announces new exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” with guest curator Dr. Dario Covi, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany Ind.: thru Dec. 30, Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, (812) 944-7336.
••Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Dec 30, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.
Mad About Art Gallery — presents local artist exhibit by Richard Francis, thru Dec. 30, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.
Diamante Bar & Grill — presents local artist exhibit by Richard Francis, thru Dec. 30, 2280 Bardstown Rd., 456-1705.
Pyro Gallery — presents “Off The Wall: Great Art at great Prices!” includes painting, fiber, ceramics and photography, thru Dec. 30, 11am-6pm, Thu-Sun, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
E&S Gallery — hosts four masks and one puppet used in upcoming PNC Broadway Across America “Lion King” show, thru Dec. 31, 108 S. 10th St., 568-2005.
••Day’s Espresso & Coffee — presents Louisville natives Daina & Christine (VanHeuklon) Selter, displaying art works in oil, pastels and graphite, thru Dec. 31, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170.
Artist’s Appreciation Show — by Deven 7 Studios Custom Picture Framing & Fine Art Restoration, 100 percent proceeds to 10 local artists showing, 825 S. Floyd St.: now thru Dec. 31 Tue.-Sat., 582-2333.
Bernheim Gallery — exhibiting “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in Main Library, 527 W. Jefferson St.: thru Jan. 3, 574-1644.
The 930 Art Gallery — grand opening, exhibiting “Cross/Purpose,” art forms on cross of Christ, 930 Mary St.: exhibit runs thru Jan. 4.
Mackin Boys & Girls Club — installing historical mural & participating in National Fine Arts Program at the Portland Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 3305 Northwestern Pkwy: thru Jan. 5, 574-1744.
Carr+Waite Studios —showing “Geoff Carr: Photographs of Mexico” and Caroline Waite, mixed media assemblage exhibiting “Matchbox Series,” thru Jan 15; opening reception Jan. 5, 5-9pm, 221 S. Hancock St., 894-9974.
••Unabomber Gallery — presents art of Wesley Willis, First Friday (Jan. 5), 6-10pm, 815 E. Market St. 595-7222.
Chez Moi Art Gallery — exhibiting “Flight of Angels,” by photographer Michael Skrentny, 974 Barret Ave., thru Jan. 6, 561-6206.
Underground Art Space — hosting Holiday Sale and show “Enlighten” by Underground Lights Up Louisville Tattoo Co., 1235 Bardstown Rd.: runs thru Jan. 13, 459-8005.
New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994, www.new-center.org.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, 589-9254.
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.
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Don 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.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
Application for Art Fair — Ursuline Campus accepting applications for 2007 Art Fair, 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 — looking for serious artists for 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 women 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.
Crafts for a Cause — Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave. learn to knit, crochet and other crafts, make items for Hospice and others, 206-5210.
Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center — open to people with disabilities, workshops and studio spaces available, 767-4723.
Access to the Arts Inc. — an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.
Carnegie Center for Art and History — art classes for pre-school to adult, New Albany, 944-7336.
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.
••Pandora Productions — presents “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel,” Dec 28-30 & Jan 4-6, 8pm, Dec 31 & Jan 7, 7pm, U of L Thrust Theatre, $13 & $15, 216-5502.
Wayward Actors Company — presents “Anger Box”, Dec 28-30, Jan 4-6, 8pm, Dec 31, 7pm, Jan 7, 2pm, MeX Theatre at Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, www.waywardactors.org.
Squallis Puppeteers — presents Monstruppets, Dec 29-31, 8pm, $10 & $15, 414 Baxter Ave, 540-4977.
••Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “A Christmas Survival Guide,” $30-$40, thru Dec. 31, evening, 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee, 11:45am, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-2632.
Actors Theatre — presents “A Tuna Christmas,” thru Jan. 4, $17-$40, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — presents “The Twelve Murders of Christmas,” at Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St.: $39.95 includes meal, thru Jan. 6, 6:30pm, Sat. evenings, 426-7100.
Indicators Improv — performs every first Thu., 11pm, free, Diamond’s Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., (423) 943-8150.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.
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.
••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.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 635-1391.
••Abraham-Hicks Book Study, experience and discussion group on “Ask and it is Given,” Wed., 6:30pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 Brook St., 583-5559 x12.
Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.
Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.
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/.
Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.