Visually Speaking: This week's art news and events (3/28)

Mar 28, 2016 at 9:04 pm
Visually Speaking: This week's art news and events (3/28)

[The above image of Mark Anthony Mulligan is from the film “Peacelands” showing at Swanson Contemporary. Photo credit: James Calvert]

Art news The Carnegie Center's “Stock the Shelves Art Book Drive” is April 1-30. They are seeking new or gently used art-related coffee table books and art-related hardback books for children. Book donors may drop books off at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, any time during regular museum hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (

Art events Artist Nick Deford of the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is giving a lecture at UofL on Wednesday, March 30 at 6-7 p.m. Humanities Building, Room 300. Free and open to the public (

“Working Without Walls: What and Where is Public Art?” by Adam Glick, Associate Director, Public Projects at Marian Goodman Gallery. Thursday, March 31 at 6-7 p.m. UofL, Humanities Building, Room 100. Free and open to the public (

April 1 First Friday Trolley Hop from 5-11 p.m. (

The Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S. Fourth St., is celebrating its third anniversary during the April 1 First Friday Trolley Hop (

Lecture by illustrator Barry Moser at Locust Grove on Friday, April 1 at 6:30-8 p.m. 561 Blakenbaker Lane. Free and open to the public. Presented by UofL’s Hite Art Institute (

AA Clay Studio & Gallery is holding a grand opening for the gallery on April 1-2. There will be a raku kiln firing event during the Friday reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. (

“Peacelands,” an award winning short film about artist Mark Anthony Mulligan, will be shown at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., on Saturday, April 2. Continual screenings from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The film was directed by Greg Maddox and produced by Chuck Swanson and Gill Holland. The event is co-sponsored by The Saint John Center for Homeless Men. The sale of Mulligan's artwork to benefit the Peacelands Fund.