Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (6/8/15)

[The above image is “CoDependent Giver” by Keith Auerbach at PYRO Gallery.]

Art news
The Kentucky School of Art, the arts college within Spalding University, has recently had its first graduating class of nine students (kentuckyschoolofart.org).

The museum store in Locust Grove Historic Home is holding an inventory reduction sale through June 28. Included in the sale are Kentucky-made crafts, books and toys (locustgrove.org).

The first annual AIGA Louisville Design Week will be held June 8-12. The event will bring designers and other creative professionals to Louisville (louisville.aiga.org).

The Filson Historical Society is closed during 2015 due to building expansion. The planned reopening is mid-2016 (filsonhistorical.org).

Call for art educators: The Fund for the Arts invites local educators to apply for arts-in-education grants for the 2015-2016 school year through the EVERY CHILD Arts Education Initiative. Applications for the two different programs will be accepted via website with two separate deadlines: July 15, 2015 and Sept. 15 (fundforthearts.com).

The Kentucky Foundation for Women is now accepting artist retreat requests for the Hopscotch House for dates between July 20-Dec. 13. The retreat program offers up to six days free to artists, activists and allies who live and work in Kentucky and offers stipends to women who face financial challenges that may prohibit them from experiencing a successful retreat (kfw.org).

Top art events
“Big Paintings” by Joyce Garner at garner narrative contemporary fine art, 642 E. Market St., through July 31 (garnernarrative.com).

“Inside the Experience of Addiction” by Keith Auerbach at PYRO Gallery, 909 E. Market St., through June 27 (pyrogallery.com).

Architect and historian Steve Wiser is speaking on historic houses in East Louisville at the Conrad Caldwell House, 1402 St. James Court on Thursday, June 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required by calling 636-5023. $10 (conrad-caldwell.org).

Carl deGraaf is demonstrating hand-built pottery at Gallery Janjobe, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., on Saturday, June 13 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (galleryjanjobe.com).

The reception for “Becoming Wisteria” at PUBLIC Gallery, 131 W. Main St., is on Saturday, June 13 from 6-8 p.m. It runs through July 11 (louisvillevisualart.org).

About the Author

Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (6/8/15)

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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