Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
11:47 am
Tue September 11, 2012

Art in Metro Hall

Metro Hall Gallery

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Metro Hall will host a rotating series of art exhibits curated by local artists. The Rotunda Art Project is part of the mayor's on-going efforts to make Metro Hall (601. W. Jefferson St.) a community gathering place. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:34 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Symposium to Explore Louisville's Public Art

Tony Smith's "Gracehoper," installed on Waterfront Park's Overlook, is the topic of a discussion Saturday morning at the Speed Art Museum.
Doug Orleans flickr.com/photos/dougorleans/

The Commission on Public Art will host “The Power of Public Space,” a two-day event bringing together citizens and experts from national art institutions with leaders from the University of Louisville and the Speed Art Museum to lead discussions on public art history, collections and conservation in Louisville. 

The events are free and open to the public. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Speed Art Museum and International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – North America (INCCA-NA).

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Arts and Humanities
11:48 am
Mon September 10, 2012

800 Extras Needed Today for Film Scene

Filming for "Pleased to Meet Me," directed by Louisville filmmaker Archie Borders, wraps this week in Louisville. The crew needs 800 extras today to comprise the audience for the finale, a concert scene filmed at the Brown Hotel. Participants should arrive at the Brown (315 W. Broadway) at 5:30 p.m. for filming. 

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Arts and Humanities
10:34 am
Mon September 10, 2012

21C Exhibits Yale Architecture Student Distillery Designs

River Bend Bourbon by Seema Kairam
Patrick DeSpain WFPL

A new exhibit at 21C Museum Hotel features the work of ten graduate students from the Yale School of Architecture.  The students were challenged to design a distillery for a proposed site on Main Street.  Their projects take into consideration concerns over Louisville’s agricultural and manufacturing climate as well as the mechanics of the distillery process.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Review: Stylish Shakespeare Starts Actors Season Off Right

Elvy Yost as Juliet and Grantham Coleman as Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Alan Simons Actors Theatre of Louisville

The new season at Actors Theatre of Louisville is off to a rousing start with an energized and stylish contemporary production of William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet.” The season opener is both a homecoming for the director, Louisville native Tony Speciale, and a bright sign of things to come for the theater with new artistic director Les Waters at the helm.

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Arts and Humanities
5:16 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

How Civil War Fatalities Changed the Way America Deals with Death

It’s now estimated that 750-thousand people, two and a half percent of the population, died in the American Civil War, from 1861 to 1865. A new documentary from filmmaker Ric Burns explores how the scale of the war’s carnage forced Americans and woefully unprepared government officials to deal with death on a massive scale.

It’s called Death and the Civil War and will premiere on September 18 as part of the American Experience series on PBS. WFPL's Rick Howlett caught up with Ric Burns Friday on Byline.

Arts and Humanities
9:30 am
Fri September 7, 2012

First Friday Five: September

It’s fine to hit the downtown First Friday Trolley Hop without a plan. Park, wander in and out of galleries, grab a drink or dinner with friends and hop a TARC trolley from one end of downtown to the next and back—you’re sure to find something to catch your eye or ears.

But with so many events and gallery receptions happening at once, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so every month we take a look at five don’t-miss art events happening during the hop.

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Arts and Humanities
3:56 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

New Exhibit Explores Storytelling in Craft

Art by Cindy Sherman (left) and Mindy Shapero (right).
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 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. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:38 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Speed's Interim Leadership Announced

A rendering of the redesigned Speed Art Museum

The Speed Art Museum board of trustees has elected three top Speed leaders to share interim director duties during the museum's executive director search. 

Chief Operating Officer Lisa Resnick, Chief Financial Officer David Knopf and Scott Erbes, the museum's director of collections and exhibitions and curator of decorative arts and design, have been named co-interim directors and will lead the museum during its three-year expansion and renovation project. Resnick will chair the leadership team. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:03 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Governor's School for the Arts Suspends New Media Program

Transylvania University hosts the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts summer residential program.
Erin Keane WFPL News

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, which provides free studio arts education to talented students, will suspend its new media program for the next fiscal year. The suspension addresses a budget shortfall caused by state spending cuts. 

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