Visually Speaking: this week’s art news and events (12/7)

[The above image is “Art Speak” by Nathan Hendrickson from “Inside/Out” at PYRO Gallery.]

Art news
Local jewelry designer (Katharine) Carlton Ridge died recently. In 1975 she founded Sutton Hoo, a jewelry company whose designs were based on archeological finds and ancient jewelry from Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire. She closed Sutton Hoo in 2000.

Top art events
The New Albany High School Public Art Project, in collaboration with the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, is having its dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. outside the New Albany YMCA (

Matthew Mazzotta, an artist who has won recent acclaim for using innovative art and architecture projects to transform public spaces, will speak on Thursday, Dec. 10 in the University of Louisville’s Schneider Hall Galleries. His lecture, “Architecture of Social Space: Opening Spaces of Critique within the Places We Live” will be at 12:30 p.m. in Schneider Hall’s Gallery X. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Benjamin Hufbauer at [email protected] or 852-0442 (

“The Umpteenth Annual $20 Art Show” at Copper & Kings Distillery, 1111 E. Washington St., is on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 6-9 p.m. (

“Deck the Walls” at VIA Studio, 223 S. Clay St., is on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 6-10 p.m. Curated by Revelry Boutique Gallery (

“Inside/Out” at PYRO Gallery, 909 E. Market St., through Dec. 26 (

“Weavings, Textiles and Other Art Pieces” by Yvonne Greene at Wayside Expressions Gallery, Wayside Christian Mission, 120 W. Broadway St., through Dec. 27 (