sculpture http://wfpl.org en Waterfront Park Bird Sculptures Fly Away for Restoration http://wfpl.org/post/waterfront-park-bird-sculptures-fly-away-restoration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Waterfront Park will be missing some of its more colorful residents this summer. “Flock of Finns,” a collection of painted metal bird sculptures based on Louisville artist Marvin Finn’s original designs, are headed to Ohio for restoration.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:21:18 +0000 Erin Keane 9425 at http://wfpl.org Waterfront Park Bird Sculptures Fly Away for Restoration Frankfort Park Seeks Sculpture for Summer Shakespeare http://wfpl.org/post/frankfort-park-seeks-sculpture-summer-shakespeare <p>Frankfort's <a href="http://www.josephinesculpturepark.org/">Josephine Sculpture Park</a> is home to more than thirty pieces of art, and every summer, they add a new piece through an innovative approach to integrating the arts. In each annual Summerstage&nbsp;outdoor theatrical production, a new sculpture becomes an integral part of the production's set design.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:47:08 +0000 Erin Keane 8109 at http://wfpl.org Frankfort Park Seeks Sculpture for Summer Shakespeare Louisville Artist Cuts Through Pain With Chainsaw http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-artist-cuts-through-pain-chainsaw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andrew Marsh was a full-time metal artist when he suffered a severe back injury about ten years ago while building St. Louis&#39; City Museum. His days of welding giant steel structures were over, but you can&#39;t keep an artist from creating.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now the assistant director of the University of Louisville&#39;s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, Marsh works in recycled iron and reclaimed wood. And he&#39;s traded large-scale welding projects for a new tool of choice: the chainsaw.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:52:40 +0000 Erin Keane 7220 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Artist Cuts Through Pain With Chainsaw ArtThrust: Empowering Young Louisville Women Through Art http://wfpl.org/post/artthrust-empowering-young-louisville-women-through-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.artthrust.com/">ArtThrust</a>, a program that empowers Louisville girls through art, will close its 2013 multimedia group exhibit next Friday. “A Weight Off My Mind,” which is open through September 27 at the <a href="http://www.kcaah.org/">Kentucky Center for African American Heritage</a>, features sculpture and photography exploring beauty standards and body image by young women artists.</span></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 17:25:11 +0000 Erin Keane 6888 at http://wfpl.org ArtThrust: Empowering Young Louisville Women Through Art Red Feather Takes Flight: Kentucky Center Sculpture Will Be Removed for Restoration http://wfpl.org/post/red-feather-takes-flight-kentucky-center-sculpture-will-be-removed-restoration <p>The front steps of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts will be missing a familiar figure this month. Alexander Calder’s eleven-feet-tall metal sculpture “The Red Feather” will be removed and packed for transit on July 13, where it will undergo a three-month restoration and repainting process in Virginia.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:41:43 +0000 Erin Keane 5948 at http://wfpl.org Red Feather Takes Flight: Kentucky Center Sculpture Will Be Removed for Restoration 'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage http://wfpl.org/post/wild-card-exhibit-mines-sports-gender-rites-passage <p>A new 15-year survey of artist Michael Combs' work is open at 21C Museum. Combs draws on his Long Island family’s long history as expert outdoorsmen and decoy carvers in his playful mixed-media explorations of gender identity, rites of passage and cultural myths. This is the first retrospective for Combs, who has shown his work throughout the United States and abroad.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:10:06 +0000 Erin Keane 4899 at http://wfpl.org 'Wild Card' Exhibit Mines Sports, Gender, Rites of Passage Visually Impaired Artists Exhibit Opens http://wfpl.org/post/visually-impaired-artists-exhibit-opens <p>A juried art show featuring visually impaired artists opens Thursday at the Galt House Hotel. Sponsored by the American Printing House for the Blind, APH Insights 2012 &nbsp;features 82 works (out of more than 400 submitted) by artists from across the country, ranging from professional artists to senior citizens and students.</p><p>A variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography, is represented.&nbsp;Winners in nine categories have been selected by a panel of Louisville judges to be honored in a ceremony Friday. Artists will greet visitors Friday 4:15-5 p.m.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 18:40:40 +0000 Erin Keane 1948 at http://wfpl.org Visually Impaired Artists Exhibit Opens Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee http://wfpl.org/post/jeffersonville-forms-public-art-study-committee <p>The city of Jeffersonville, Ind., has formed a study committee on public art. The committee will lay the groundwork for a new public art initiative.&nbsp;City council member-at-large Nathan Samuel hopes a public art initiative will help rally Jeffersonville citizens and leaders around a positive cause.</p><p>“I think Jeffersonville suffers from a self-esteem problem," says Samuel. "We don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we have here.”</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:23:14 +0000 Erin Keane 1416 at http://wfpl.org Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee First Friday Five: June http://wfpl.org/post/first-friday-five-june <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; ">It&rsquo;s fine to hit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ldmd.org/Trolley-Hop-Map.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); ">downtown First Friday Trolley Hop</a>&nbsp;without a plan. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 490 at http://wfpl.org First Friday Five: June Speed Museum Hosts Horse Sculptor Talk http://wfpl.org/post/speed-museum-hosts-horse-sculptor-talk <p><span style="color: rgb(17, 17, 17); line-height: 22px; ">Deborah Butterfield’s horse sculpture “Burnt Pine” stands seven feet tall, and its spare frame brings to mind reconstructed dinosaur skeletons. “Danuta” is a reclining bronze giant in outline, a tangle of rough bronze.</span></p> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:43:52 +0000 Erin Keane 176 at http://wfpl.org Speed Museum Hosts Horse Sculptor Talk