Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (7/6/15)

[The above image is a portrait of Tim Faulkner and Margaret Spivy by Ross Gordon in “Culture & Community” at Proof on Main.]

Art news
“Connect/Disconnect” is a public art exhibition that will take place during the fall of 2015. Louisville Metro Government and the Commission on Public Art have announced an open call for Louisville artists for event-based installations, performances and/or programs to further activate the riverfront and enrich the visitor experience during the Connect/Disconnect exhibition. Please visit the Public Art Initiative Opportunities page for more information and details regarding submission (

ASPIRE Café has opened at 418 S. 18th St. and will include artist studios above the café (

Louisville Visual Art has announced an updated curriculum for High School Children’s Fine Art Classes (CFAC). With the initiation of The Academy of LVA in Fall 2015, students between the ages of 14-18 can engage in a pre-college program designed to more fully prepare them for application and enrollment into fine art programs in the university or college of their choice. The mission of The Academy is to provide intensive, in-depth art experiences for talented and motivated art students. The program offers concentrated studies in two-dimensional art that include studio practices in drawing and painting, art history, critiquing skills and aesthetics. Instruction is covered by a sliding scale scholarship so that economic status will play no part in a child’s participation (

Top art events
The opening of “resoLOUtion” by Erik Orr at Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E. Market St., is on Friday, July 10 from 7-10 p.m. It runs through Aug. 7 (

Smoketown Arts Festival is on Saturday, July 11 from 4-10 p.m. at Preston and Lampton Streets (

The “Cold 40 Art Show” will take place at Seidenfadens, 1134 E Breckinridge St., on Sunday, July 12.

“Dessert Series (and More …)” by Frank F. Weisberg will be at the Patio Gallery, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, through July 14 (

“Culture & Community” by Ross Gordon is at Proof on Main, 21c Museum Hotel, 700 W. Main St., through mid-2016 (

About the Author

Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (7/6/15)

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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