Visually Speaking: This week's art news and events (2/15)

Feb 15, 2016 at 9:28 pm
Visually Speaking: This week's art news and events (2/15)

[The above image of a Portland warehouse by Tom Fougerousse will be the new home for the MFA program at UofL.]

Art news

The University of Louisville is moving its Master of Fine Arts program to a renovated Portland warehouse space at 1606 Rowan St. It should be open for the spring 2017 semester. The MFA degree in studio arts and design includes ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, painting, printmaking, sculpture, design, mixed media, book arts and interior architecture (louisville.edu/art/).

Louisville Visual Art is seeking summer camp instructors. Deadline: March 1 (louisvillevisualart.org).

Call for art: Public Art Installation Proposal for the 9th Street Underpass. Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, in partnership with the Louisville Downtown Partnership, invites artists, architects and designers to submit letters of interest and qualifications to be considered for the commission of a long-term public art/design installation to enhance the Ninth Street underpass in the 900 block of Main Street in downtown Louisville. Deadline: March 11 (louisvilleky.gov/government/public-art/opportunities).

Art events

Spalding University is embarking on a project to commission an artist to design a commemorative sculpture in honor of Mother Catherine Spalding. One of the finalists, Margo Sawyer, is giving a public lecture about her work on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium, 824 S. Fourth St. (spalding.edu).

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Ct., will be presenting the new book, “The House of Worth: Fashion Sketches 1916-1918” by Karen DePauw and Jessica Jenkins on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Tickets are free for members and $10 for non-members (conradcaldwell.org).

Reservations required. Painter Dean Christensen is conducting selfie painting classes on Feb. 26-28 at Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St. $75. For more information or to reserve a spot, email [email protected] and put “workshop” in the subject (ndeanchristensen.com).

“The Weight of the Mark: John Nicholas Hitchings” at 849 Gallery, Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University, 849 S. Third St., through Feb. 26 (kycad.spalding.edu).

An exhibition of Andy Perez’s work at the gallery at Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty, 3803 Brownsboro Road, through March 31 (lsir.com).