visual art 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 Remixing Childhood: Louisville Artist Scott Scarboro Explores Fragments of Memory http://wfpl.org/post/remixing-childhood-louisville-artist-scott-scarboro-explores-fragments-memory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Louisville artist&nbsp;Scott Scarboro&nbsp;focuses on artifacts, fragments, memories and icons from his childhood in his new exhibit “Glitches From the Memory Bank.” The show, which opens Friday at The Green Building and runs through July 4, consists of videos, mixed media sculptures and machine-stitched wall hangings.</p><p>WFPL’s Ashlie Stevens discussed this new body of work with the artist.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 15:07:06 +0000 Ashlie Stevens 9444 at http://wfpl.org Remixing Childhood: Louisville Artist Scott Scarboro Explores Fragments of Memory Inside Tim Faulkner's New Portland Arts Complex http://wfpl.org/post/inside-tim-faulkners-new-portland-arts-complex <p>Many of Louisville's art galleries are intimate spaces. They're re-purposed storefronts, hosting carefully curated&nbsp;solo or invitational small group shows that boom on opening nights and quietly go about their business with collectors and aficionados the rest of the month. But Tim Faulkner and his gallery director Margaret Archambault have always had a more raucous vibe going, first on East Market and <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/butchertown-loses-artists-gallery-and-theater-move-west">then in Butchertown</a>, where their bursting-at-the-seams Tim Faulkner Gallery moved in 2012.</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 9409 at http://wfpl.org Inside Tim Faulkner's New Portland Arts Complex New 21c Exhibit Explores Spaces Where Water Meets Land http://wfpl.org/post/new-21c-exhibit-explores-spaces-where-water-meets-land <p>Despite the name and the season, Duke Riley’s exhibit at 21c Museum Hotel, “See You at the Finish Line,” isn’t about horse racing. The show, which opened this week, includes documentation of and artifacts from two maritime art projects created and executed by the New York-based artist.</p><p>Riley says much of his work deals with issues facing waterfront communities and port cities, in the places where water meets land.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:07:42 +0000 Erin Keane 9212 at http://wfpl.org New 21c Exhibit Explores Spaces Where Water Meets Land U of L Admits First Visual Art MFA Class http://wfpl.org/post/u-l-admits-first-visual-art-mfa-class <p>The University of Louisville has admitted the &nbsp;first class of students in its new Master of Fine Arts in visual art program. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The three MFA candidates - two from the region and one from New York - start in the fall.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The University of Kentucky offers &nbsp;the only other visual art MFA in the state, but U of L expects to distinguish their program with an interdisciplinary approach that pulls in the university's programs in hot glass, graphic design, interior architecture and curatorial studies.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:34:29 +0000 Erin Keane 9153 at http://wfpl.org U of L Admits First Visual Art MFA Class Louisville Visual Art Association's $100 Sale Expands http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-visual-art-associations-100-sale-expands <p>Last year, the Louisville Visual Art Association added a second, more affordable event to their annual high-end art auction, which serves as a scholarship fundraiser the art organization conducts in conjunction with the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute -- <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/lvaa-adds-100-art-sale-annual-auction">they put a selection of small paintings up for sale, all a uniform 8-inches-square, all selling for $100</a>.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:55:05 +0000 Erin Keane 8801 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Visual Art Association's $100 Sale Expands Feminist Artist Judy Chicago Gifts International Honor Quilt to University of Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/feminist-artist-judy-chicago-gifts-international-honor-quilt-university-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The University of Louisville has accepted a significant gift of art from feminist art pioneer Judy Chicago. The International Honor Quilt, a large collection of small quilts honoring women from all over the world, joins the university's collection today. The quilts, with their documentation, will be available for study, research and exhibition.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8702 at http://wfpl.org Feminist Artist Judy Chicago Gifts International Honor Quilt to University of Louisville State-wide Exhibit Showcases Kentucky Artists With Disabilities http://wfpl.org/post/state-wide-exhibit-showcases-kentucky-artists-disabilities <p>The Kentucky Arts Council is curating a traveling exhibit of visual art by Kentucky artists with disabilities, and the first stop is Louisville. &nbsp;The “identity” exhibit will open first at Weber Gallery, the storefront gallery run by the Council on Developmental Disabilities.</p><p>The gallery specializes in collaborations between Louisville’s professional artists and artists with disabilities. But the 30 artists in this juried show represent a diverse body of Kentucky artists - some well-established, others showing for the first time - &nbsp;who self-identify as a person with a disability.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:12:51 +0000 Erin Keane 8250 at http://wfpl.org State-wide Exhibit Showcases Kentucky Artists With Disabilities Butchertown Loses Artists as Gallery and Theater Move West http://wfpl.org/post/butchertown-loses-artists-gallery-and-theater-move-west <p>Right on the heels of gallery owner / art scene impresario Tim Faulkner's announcement that his eponymous gallery and studio spaces will soon move to the Portland neighborhood from its Franklin Street compound, where it moved in 2012 after it outgrew its previous East Market Street digs, <a href="http://www.thealleytheater.org/">The Alley Theater</a> announced it would also leave the Butchertown&nbsp;neighborhood for a new downtown location.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alley has made its home in The Pointe on Washington Street for the last four years.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 18:56:02 +0000 Erin Keane 8112 at http://wfpl.org Butchertown Loses Artists as Gallery and Theater Move West This Is Not a Painting: Ephemeral Art Symposium Explores Fleeting Nature of Art and Time http://wfpl.org/post/not-painting-ephemeral-art-symposium-explores-fleeting-nature-art-and-time <p>If cared for properly, paintings and sculptures remain relatively static over time. Think of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=243174251">recently-discovered treasure trove of modern art masterpieces uncovered in a German apartment</a>, long thought lost to Nazi looting. After seventy years in a cabinet, a Chagall is basically the same Chagall.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7450 at http://wfpl.org This Is Not a Painting: Ephemeral Art Symposium Explores Fleeting Nature of Art and Time