Visually Speaking: This week’s art news and events

[The above image is “Choose This” by Jill Ault from the exhibition “Form, Not Function” at the Carnegie Center.]

Art News

— Call for art: The Kentucky Watercolor Society is accepting entries for its Aqueous USA Show. Visit for more information.

— Architectural historian Steve Wiser is presenting four lectures on “Historic Houses of Louisville.” The first lecture, on Thursday, May 7 from 6-7:30 p.m., features the architectural styles and genealogy of residential designs as well as a discussion of the designers who created the structures. The series will be held at the Conrad Caldwell House, 1402 St. James Court. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required by calling 502-636-5023. An individual lecture is $10, series for $25. The dates for the rest of the series are May 21, June 11 and June 25.

— The Oldham County History Center is hosting its latest Archaeology Investigation of the Gatewood Plantation on Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free, but reservations are required. Call the Oldham County History Center for more information at 502-222-0826 or [email protected].

— Reminder: Call for artists: NuLu Art 16 is a public art installation sponsored by the NuLu Business Association. They are seeking artists to submit qualifications. Details are on Deadline: May 11.

— Reminder: Call for artists: The Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art is seeking applications for the monetary prize designed to help an artist with their professional ambitions. The $5,000 prize will be awarded in June. Details on Deadline: May 15.

Top five art events

— Opening of “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” group exhibition at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, on Friday, May 8 from 6-8 p.m. It runs through July 11 (

— Opening of “Amalgamations” by Jackie Head at Gadabout Gallery and Artisan Shoppe, 249 Spring St. in Jeffersonville, on Friday, May 8 from 6-9 p.m. It runs through June 7 (

— Cedar Lake’s 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 3301 Jericho Rd. in LaGrange (

— The first annual Schnitzelburg Arts and Crafts Festival is Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (

— Art demonstrations in the courtyard of Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (

About the Author

Visually Speaking: This week’s art news and events

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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