Splatters – ART NEWS BITS

Glassworks (www.louisvilleglassworks.com) has unveiled a mobile glassblowing studio called Juicy Lucy. The van will be onsite at Westport Village one weekend a month and is also available for private events.

The quirky public restrooms in 21c Museum Hotel (www.21cmuseum.org) are a finalist in the “America’s Best Restroom VII” contest. Vote at www.bestrestrooms.com until July 31.

The Paul Paletti Gallery (713 E. Market St.) is showing “Howard Schatz Redux” through Aug. 31. Schatz’s beautiful images of Cirque de Soleil acrobats, ballerinas and models, all photographed underwater, are a follow-up exhibition to last year’s show and are in conjunction with the publication of his new book, “H2O.” 

Historic Locust Grove (www.locustgrove.org) is celebrating July 4 with the opening of a new exhibition dedicated to Kentucky’s role in the Revolutionary War. Admission is free.  

The American Society of Media Photographers (www.asmp.org) is asking artists to write their senators and congresspersons about the Orphan Works Bill. According to the Copyright Office, “orphan work” is work protected by copyright but whose copyright owners can’t be identified and located. While previous bills have died in committee, the issue is expected to be introduced again.

Call for artists: The 2008 “Art in the Round” contest is an online competition that specializes in vessels in a variety of media with cash awards of $6,500. Registration is through Aug. 15. Details at www.artintheroundcontest.com. —Jo Anne Triplett