Visually Speaking: This week’s art news and events (5/17)

Art news

Call for art: “Beyond Border Exhibit 2016” at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana. Deadline: June 15. The exhibit’s theme refers to the Monarch butterfly and its migration and life cycle. Artists will be notified of acceptance by July 3 (
Artists and arts and cultural organizations in the Greater Louisville Region are invited to help create an inventory of cultural assets for the area as part of the development of a regional Master Plan for the Arts. The master plan, which is expected to be completed at the end of this year, will aim to identify and mobilize our regional arts and cultural resources, enhance quality of life, spur economic development and advance cultural tourism. This inventory is an important part of the overall planning process because it will identify the wealth of arts and cultural resources in the region. The questionnaire is open now through midnight on Thursday, June 30 (
Pre-registration required. Oil painting workshop at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana taught by Wini Harrison. $160. Workshop dates from June 16-Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m. (

Art events

“Gettin’ Puggy in Kentucky” with Gemma Correll is at the Block Party Handmade Boutique on Thursday, May 19 from 4-9 p.m. (

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Court, is offering Twilight Tours. It is led by Beth Caldwell, descendant of former owner William Caldwell. Thursday, May 19 at 5 and 7 p.m. Adults – $10, Seniors & Active Military – $7, Students $5 (

The Cave Hill Heritage Foundation is holding a Historical Walking Tour of the cemetery on Sunday, May 22 from 1-2:30 p.m. $15 (

About the Author

Visually Speaking: This week’s art news and events (5/17)

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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