Splatters: art news bits

Laura Ross, Charles Hansen and J.D. Schall each won a design award for their booths at the recent Kentucky Crafted: The Market.

Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden has reopened for spring with its own blacksmith-in-residence, Jeff Reinhardt.

Sculptor/painter Amanda Matthews Fields will create an environmental art installation at the Louisville Zoo on Earth Day, April 22.

If you are a Kentucky artist who creates equine or Derby art and would like to be considered for press interviews during the Kentucky Derby, send a description of your art and contact information to Ed Lawrence, Kentucky Arts Council Public Information Officer, at [email protected]

Ceramicist Wayne Ferguson has moved into the pottery studio at 2201 Payne St., now called, of course, “Wayne on Payne.”

The Louisville Craft Mafia (www.louisvillecraftmafia.com), a cooperative of women-owned craft businesses, seeks new members.

The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center now has two legal graffiti walls, one private and one open to the public.

Regalo gift and art shop has opened a store over Jenicca’s at 636 E. Market St.

Butchertown Market (1201 Story Ave.) recently celebrated its grand opening with six retailers.

Studio2000 coordinator Bob Markert has retired. He is succeeded by Gwen Murphy.

Call for artists: The Arts Council of Louisville (585-9525) is hosting the Festival of the Arts on April 27-28 and is looking for visual and performing artists.

Artists can also submit proposals for the next installment of “The Late Seating,” Actors Theatre’s series of late-night events (www.actorstheatre.org/thelateseatingcallforart).

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Albany has a juried art show on June 9; contact coordinator Louise Gohmann at (812) 944-3226 or [email protected]

The Deer Park Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a bike rack competition; call Tim Darst at 459-8708 or Estelle Benner at 459-9689. —