Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
1:11 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Today Is Poem in Your Pocket Day

 

National Poetry Month is winding down, but there will be time yet to share your favorite poems with family, friends and strangers on the bus. The Academy of American Poets designates April 26 asPoem in Your Pocket Day.

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Arts and Humanities
5:30 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

It’s Over: Orchestra and Musicians Reach Agreement

 

After 11 months of negotiations, the Louisville Orchestra musicians and board of directors have a signed employment contract. The two sides announced the agreement at a press conference at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall today.

The $5.3-million, one-year bridge agreement calls for a smaller orchestra with a shorter season. Fifteen musician spots will be eliminated, and the new 57-person orchestra will play a 30-week season.

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Arts and Humanities
2:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Kentucky Writers Gather at Capitol

Dozens of writers gathered in Frankfort yesterday for Kentucky Writers Day. The Kentucky Arts Council and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet invite former and current Kentucky state poets laureate to the capital’s rotunda to read their work and give remarks on the state of writing in the commonwealth.

This year’s speakers included former Kentucky poet laureate Richard Taylor, who echoed T.S. Eliot as he questioned how to live a reflective life in the fast-paced digital age.

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Arts and Humanities
12:00 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Author Re-imagines Poe Story as Steampunk Thriller

In Louisville author Bethany Griffin’s young adult novel “Masque of the Red Death,” a plague has ravished Araby Worth’s city. Her brother is dead, and she seeks escape from her grief in the seductive diversions of the Debauchery Club.

“She’s pretty suicidal because her twin brother died of the plague, and she’s trying to forget everything, and she meets people who are trying to change the world and finds a reason to live,” says Griffin.

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Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Fund for the Arts Names Smith President, CEO

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The Fund for the Arts board of directors announced today their unanimous decision to approve Barbara Sexton Smith as president and CEO of the organization. The decision follows a year-long search to replace former president Allan Cowen.

In a statement, board president David Calzi said the board was committed to finding the best candidate during their year-long search.

“Over the last twelve months it became increasingly clear that the right candidate was already leading the charge,” he said.

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Patrick Dougherty Creates Art for Bernheim Forest
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Sculptor Prefers Sticks to Stone

 

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visiting artist Patrick Dougherty will unveil the large willow sculpture he created on the Bernheim grounds this week.

Dougherty has created more than 200 large-scale sculptures all over the world, from a piece for the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to a Shinto temple in Japan. His raw materials are indigenous tree saplings and branches, like the locally-sourced willow, maple and gum branches that make up this sculpture, but Dougherty just calls them “sticks.”

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

New Speed Museum Exhibit Previews Expansion

 

A new exhibit is open at the Speed Art Museum. Three interrelated installations form “Inside|Out,” a preview of sorts of the museum’s planned expansion.

The exhibit demonstrates how nature and art will connect after the Speed’s three-year, $50 million renovation and construction project, which will include 9,000 square feet of new gallery space for contemporary art, is completed.

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