Splatters: ART NEWS BITS

Apr 25, 2006 at 6:39 pm

Bird artist Ray Harm’s limited-edition print featuring two cardinals is now for sale and will benefit U of L’s J. Graham Brown Cancer Center. He will sign the print during U of L graduation events on May 12-13. Call 852-7768 to pre-register to purchase the $125 print.

The Children’s Free Art Classes, a Louisville Visual Art Association program, will have an exhibition from April 27-May 16 at the Water Tower, 3005 River Road. Work from middle- and high-school students will be on display. The opening reception is on Thursday, April 27, from 7:30-9 p.m.

Sculptor Stephen Paulovich has been commissioned to do a life-size bronze sculpture of Willie Thrower, the first African-American quarterback in the National Football League. It will be placed in Pittsburgh, Thrower’s hometown.

The Kentucky Watercolor Society now has a gallery and offices at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center. They will have the grand opening from 6-9 p.m. on April 28 as part of FAT Friday.
Ceramicist Fong Choo will hold a workshop June 2-7 at the Mary Anderson Center. Register by May 1. Call 923-8602 or go to www.maryandersoncenter.org.

The Louisville Arts Council is presenting the free “Festival of the Arts” April 27-28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Sixth and Jefferson streets.

A 1636 Rembrandt engraved print, “Christ Before Pilate,” has been donated to the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute and is on display in the Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library. —Jo Anne Triplett