Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
4:23 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Jeffersonville Forms Public Art Study Committee

Floodwall mural in downtown Jeffersonville.
Jason Meredith Design Unleashed

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. City council member-at-large Nathan Samuel hopes a public art initiative will help rally Jeffersonville citizens and leaders around a positive cause.

“I think Jeffersonville suffers from a self-esteem problem," says Samuel. "We don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we have here.”

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Arts and Humanities
5:37 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Final Water Tower Exhibit Looks to Past and Future

The Louisville Visual Art Association pays tribute to three decades in their historic Water Tower headquarters with its final exhibit in that building. Art Envoy opens Friday with a free reception. The show pairs artists from a foundational exhibit with members of the younger generation of Louisville artists. 

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Arts and Humanities
4:33 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Anne Braden Documentary Premieres in Louisville

Appalshop

Life-long civil rights activist Anne Braden’s life and work are the subject of a new documentary from Appalshop. “Anne Braden: Southern Patriot” will premiere at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage Sunday at 3 p.m.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Community Arts Radio Station Plans Launch

A new community radio station will debut next month. Art+FM, which will broadcast music, talk programs and performance art, will launch its first broadcast live from the floor of the Idea Festival at the Kentucky Center on September 19 and air interviews and other arts programming throughout the three-day event.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Fri August 17, 2012

'It's All About the Want': Young Artists Transformed at Governor's School for the Arts

Ben Sollee teaches a strings master class at the 2012 Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts.
Erin Keane WFPL News

The Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary of free summer arts education Saturday at the Kentucky Center. The celebration includes an art show, an open mic, silent films from the new media program and a concert featuring Harry Pickens, Ben Sollee and jazz violinist (and GSA alum) Zach Brock.

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Arts and Humanities
3:17 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Speed Museum Director Leaving for Indianapolis

Charles Venable
Speed Art Museum

Director Charles Venable is leaving the Speed Art Museum next month. The Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that Venable has been appointed The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Museum. 

Venable joined the Speed five years ago, leading the museum during the development and funding of a $50 million renovation and expansion project, which will close the museum to the public for three years next month.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Chely Wright Film an Intimate Look at Coming Out in Nashville

Chely Wright at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, 2010.
Tanya Braganti First Run Features

In 2010, Chely Wright became the first country music star to come out as gay. Wright’s three-year journey to her coming out day is the subject of a new documentary by filmmakers Bobbie Berleffi and Beverly Kopf.

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Arts and Humanities
4:07 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

'H.M.S. Pinafore' Opens Friday at Amphitheater

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” opens Friday at Iroquois Amphitheater. The comic operetta is part of the new “Iroquois Amphitheater Presents” series produced by Metro Parks.

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Peanuts Gang Grows Up in 'Dog Sees God'

Todd Ziegler, Brandon Cox and Michael Mayes in Louisville Repertory Company's production of Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead."

Louisville Repertory Company is changing up its programming with an unauthorized homage to Charles Schulz’s Peanuts gang. Bert V. Royal’s play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” re-imagines the Peanuts characters as confused high schoolers. Names are changed, but the characters are still recognizable.

“Van” is a stoner who smoked the last scraps of his beloved blanket. “CB” is still a blockhead, but now he’s questioning his sexuality and possibly in love with his piano-playing classmate. Good grief.

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Arts and Humanities
4:25 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

Moderately Successful Poet, Jeffrey Skinner

Erin Keane

Jeffrey Skinner, formerly a private investigator, is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Salt Water Amnesia (2005), and two anthologies of poems, Last Call: Poems on Alcoholism, Addiction, and Deliverance; and Passing the Word: Poets and Their Mentors.

He recently penned The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir for Sarabande Books.

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