KMAC http://wfpl.org en Second Life: New Exhibit Explores Taxidermy, Animal Bodies in Fine Art http://wfpl.org/post/second-life-new-exhibit-explores-taxidermy-animal-bodies-fine-art <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Using stuffed animals in art isn’t a new technique - 19th century ornithology expert John James Audubon was also an accomplished taxidermist, and he drew many of his iconic birds of America from his own models posed in the field. But the artists in <a href="http://www.kmacmuseum.org/#!upcoming-exhibitions/c23yh">Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s new exhibit “Second Life”</a> are taking the repurposing of bio-materials to a new level.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:56:09 +0000 Erin Keane 9549 at http://wfpl.org Second Life: New Exhibit Explores Taxidermy, Animal Bodies in Fine Art Narratives in Wood: Essential Elijah Pierce Exhibit at KMAC http://wfpl.org/post/narratives-wood-essential-elijah-pierce-exhibit-kmac <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Elijah Pierce was one of Ohio’s most acclaimed self-taught artists and one of the first African American wood carvers to rise to international prominence during his lifetime. Born in rural Mississippi near the turn of the century, Pierce lived and developed his artistic eye in a Columbus, Ohio barbershop three and a half blocks from the Columbus Museum of Art, where many of his significant pieces now reside. Pierce died in 1984.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8614 at http://wfpl.org Narratives in Wood: Essential Elijah Pierce Exhibit at KMAC WATCH | Rachel Grimes Improvises on Wendell Castle's Caligari Piano http://wfpl.org/post/watch-rachel-grimes-improvises-wendell-castles-caligari-piano <p>Last January, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft hosted pianist composer <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Rachel Grimes (Rachel's, Kings Daughters and Sons) for an evening of improvisation on the Wendell Castle-designed Steinway Art Case piano. </span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:07:15 +0000 Erin Keane 8581 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Opens Hands-On MakerSpace http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-museum-art-and-craft-opens-hands-makerspace <p></p><p>Museum visitors are used to rules. No flash photography. Use inside voices. Look, don't touch. But at Kentucky Musem of Art and Craft's new MakerSpace,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">touching is encouraged. The interactive stations are designed to connect patrons with the museum's exhibits through a series of hands-on art experiences.</span></p><p>“It’s supposed to enhance the exploratory art experience for all of our visitors by having them use their different senses,” says coordinator of educational programming and public outreach Sarah McCartt-Jackson. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:49:07 +0000 Erin Keane 8049 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Opens Hands-On MakerSpace 'Happiness, at a Cost': Art in the Fly-Over States at KMAC's 'The 7 Borders' Exhibit http://wfpl.org/post/happiness-cost-art-fly-over-states-kmacs-7-borders-exhibit <p>Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft's exhibit <a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/the-7-borders/">"The 7 Borders,"</a> which explores the regional identity of Kentucky's seven border states, closes Sunday. But first, two of the artists will give talks on their work on Saturday at 1 p.m.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Designer Mark </span>Moskovitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and sculptor/installation artist Leticia </span>Bajuyo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will discuss the Midwest's influence on their work.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 18:36:48 +0000 Erin Keane 6637 at http://wfpl.org 'Happiness, at a Cost': Art in the Fly-Over States at KMAC's 'The 7 Borders' Exhibit Rachel Grimes to Play 'Caligari' Piano at KMAC http://wfpl.org/post/rachel-grimes-play-caligari-piano-kmac <p>Louisville pianist and composer Rachel Grimes (Rachel's, Kings Daughters and Sons) is the latest musician to perform at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft this month.</p><p>Included in their on-going <a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/wendell-castle-forms-within-forms/">Wendell Castle: Forms Within Forms</a> exhibit is <a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/the-caligari-piano-performance-series/">a Steinway Art Case piano designed by Castle,</a> and KMAC&nbsp;is hosting a series of performances pairing innovative musicians with the musical work of art.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:11:04 +0000 Erin Keane 3470 at http://wfpl.org Rachel Grimes to Play 'Caligari' Piano at KMAC New Exhibit Explores Storytelling in Craft http://wfpl.org/post/new-exhibit-explores-storytelling-craft <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/">The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft</a> opens a month-long celebration of the new exhibit “Storytelling as Craft, Chapter One” tomorrow with oral and visual stories. The exhibit runs through November 11.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 19:56:27 +0000 Erin Keane 1571 at http://wfpl.org New Exhibit Explores Storytelling in Craft KMAC Studio Glass Exhibit Extended http://wfpl.org/post/kmac-studio-glass-exhibit-extended <p><a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/">The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft</a> is extending the 50 Years of Studio Glass exhibit through July 29. The exhibition celebrates the first half-century of the studio art glass movement in the United States. It&#39;s part of a national effort that includes live glass demonstrations, lectures and exhibits at museums and universities across the country.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:52:55 +0000 Erin Keane 794 at http://wfpl.org KMAC Studio Glass Exhibit Extended Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Names New Associate Curator http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-museum-art-and-craft-names-new-associate-curator <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">Louisville gallery director Joey Yates is joining the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kentuckyarts.org/" style="line-height: 22px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; text-decoration: underline; color: rgb(35, 97, 161); ">Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft</a><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">&nbsp;artistic staff. Fri, 04 May 2012 18:44:36 +0000 Erin Keane 133 at http://wfpl.org