Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (12/14)

[The above image is “Sex: Young Man’s Fancy” by Joel McDonald from “Project 10: obby obby” at Zephyr Gallery.]

Art news
Governor Bevin has named Don Parkinson as Secretary of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Parkinson is a retired KFC and Yum! Brands executive who served twice as the interim president of the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Call for art: “Form, Not Function” at the Carnegie Center for Art & History. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The entry fee is $35. Deadline: Feb. 1 (

Top art events
Evolving Gallery, 1912 Mellwood Ave., is presenting a Holiday Open House on Dec. 15-17 at 6-9 p.m. (

The Alley Theater’s “1st Annual ChrismaHanuKwaanSolstikkah Reasonably Priced Pop-Up Art Sale” is Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 5-10 p.m. 633 W. Main St. Most items will be $30 or less (

“The Special Project” fundraiser at Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave., is Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 5:30-7 p.m. (

The MAMMOTH Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Dec. 19 at Nelligan Hall, 2010 Portland Ave. (

“Project 10: obby obby” by Joel McDonald at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., through Dec. 28 (

Mazin Annual Art Exhibition at the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, through Dec. 29 (

“Resonant Disclosures” by Joshua Watts at Cressman Center, 100 E. Main St., through Feb. 6 (