Splatters: Art News Bits

Internationally known folk artist Marvin Finn recently died in Louisville after a long illness. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft carries his work, similar to his “Flock of Finns” sculptures that move around the city. LEO sends our condolences to his family.

Rockwall Bistro, 3426 Paoli Pike in Floyds Knobs, has started a “Meet the Artist” series on the second Thursday of each month. Larry Dalhover will discuss his paintings on Feb. 8, and glass artist Jonathan Swanz is featured on March 8. It begins at 6:30 p.m., with wine flights and hors d’oeuvres. Cost is $25. Call (812) 948-1705 for reservations.

2007’s Kentucky Derby Festival poster is by Donovan Sears of CurrentMarketing in Louisville.
The Creative Art Expo 2007 will be held on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday from 3:30-8:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 809 S. Fourth St. Contact Angel Rudolph at 637-1647 or [email protected] for more info.

This latest recipients of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts are J. Alexander Speer of Louisville (Milner Award), Patricia Neal (National Award), LaVon Van Williams Jr. (Artist Award), Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare in Louisville (Business Award), Kentucky Book Fair (Community Arts Award), The Russell Orchestra (Education Award), Lewis and Donna Lamb (Folk Heritage Award), Pike County Extension for Fine Arts (Government Award) and Morehead State Public Radio (Media Award). The awards presentation is on Feb. 14 in Frankfort.
For the 22nd year, the Kentucky Arts Council’s Kentucky Craft Marketing Program exhibited products, including Abby Glen Designs and Moss Hill from Louisville, at the New York International Gift Fair held Jan. 28-Feb. 1.
Congratulations to the Kentucky Foundation for Women’s 2006 Artist Enrichment Grantees, which includes many Louisville artists and organizations. For a complete list, go to www.kfw.org. —Jo Anne Triplett