For a chance to meet new Speed Art Museum director Charles Venable, attend AfterHours at the Speed on Nov. 15 from 6-9 p.m. (free for members, $10 for non-members). The new museum guidebook “Highlights from the Collection” will be available on Nov. 25 for $16.95; book signings are Nov. 25, Dec. 6, Dec. 9 and Dec. 13.
Photographer Josh McNally’s 2008 calendar “Rat Rods and Rust Queens” is available at Borders, Barnes and Noble and from his Web site www.ratrodsandrustqueens.com.
The Center for Women and Families has formed an Art and Facility Enhancement Committee, resulting in more than 20 original works, many by Louisville artists, placed throughout the center.
The Mary Anderson Center artist colony is taking applications for its 2008 Fellowships. Deadline is Dec. 3. For details, visit www.maryandersoncenter.org.
New galleries: Rayluma Gallery, 2214 Frankfort Ave.; Kentucky Backroads, 602 S. Third St. in the Henry Clay building; Kaviar Forge & Gallery has expanded to 1718 Frankfort Ave., next to North End Café.
U of L art history professor Tom Buser will present a free lecture on German Baroque Architecture on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Speed Art Museum’s auditorium.
Deadline to nominate someone for the Arts Council of Louisville’s 2007 Community Arts Awards is Nov. 9. Call 585-9525 for application forms.
Dare to Care Food Bank’s “The Art of Caring” Art Show and Auction still has tickets available for the Nov. 9 event.
Call for entries: Flame Run Gallery and Hot Shop is sponsoring “Twist and Shout,” a juried exhibition of glass art inspired by the Beatles. Deadline is Feb. 28. Visit www.flamerun.com for more info.
Actors Theatre is playing host to the 14th Annual African American Art Exhibition. Deadline is Nov. 17. Call Leslie Hankins at 584-1265 ext. 3145 for an entry form. —Jo Anne Triplett