Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
5:43 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Allan Cowen Signs New Contract with U of L

The University of Louisville has signed a new one-year contract with former Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen. Cowen is exploring partnerships between the university and the arts community. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:14 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

One-Woman Show Plays at Austen Festival

Megan Burnett as the legendary English actress in "Shame the Devil: an Audience with Fanny Kemble."
Kathi E.B. Ellis HerStory Productions

This weekend's Jane Austen Festival in Louisville will feature a one-woman play about  Fanny Kemble, a legendary English actress and author who wrote in the style of Jane Austen.

“Shame the Devil: an Audience with Fanny Kemble,  written by Anne Ludlum, is based on Kemble’s own journals.  Kemble never met Jane Austen—she was only six when the novelist died. But Austenites celebrating the Regency Era this weekend will hear a deep kinship between the two women.

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Arts and Humanities
4:01 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

LVAA Prepares to Move to Downtown

After more than three decades in the historic Water Tower on River Road, the Louisville Visual Art Association will move downtown later this year. In October, the LVAA will move into interim headquarters at 609 West Main Street while they search for a new permanent home. Scheduled children’s art classes will remain at the Water Tower through the fall semester.

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Arts and Humanities
5:17 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Free Concert Highlights Mental Health

A healthy lifestyle isn't just about physical health. Seven Counties Services and the Mayor's Healthy Hometown Movement want to remind the community not to neglect mental health, so they're staging a free concert in the Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater Friday that will emphasize the importance of preventative measures and empathy for those dealing with mental health issues. 

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Arts and Humanities
11:09 am
Mon July 16, 2012

The Abiding Wisdom of 'The Big Lebowski'

The 11th annual celebration of all things Lebowski—bowling, White Russians, what-have-you—happens this weekend at the Executive Strike and Spare. The Coen Brothers' 1998 film "The Big Lebowski" spawned a cult following with its own traveling fan festival, a religion based on its hero (Dudeism) and now a book of essays examining philosophical questions raised by the film. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants"

Last night, Kentucky Shakespeare opened its production of Much Ado About Nothing, with a twist—this version is set in the Wild West. Producing Artistic Director Brantley Dunaway joined WFPL's Erin Keane on Friday's Byline, to talk about the show, and what's new with Kentucky Shakespeare.

Arts and Humanities
10:45 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Arts Council Announces Arts Partnership Grants

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $600,000 to Jefferson County arts groups for the next fiscal year. The Kentucky Arts Partnership grant is an annual statewide program that funds operational support for nonprofit arts groups. This year, the arts council awarded more than $1.7 million to 104 groups across Kentucky that provide year-round arts programs for the public. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:30 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Open Doors Opens Exhibit

Residents of St. Joseph Children's Home worked with artists Tara Remington and Janet Britt to design and paint a mural in their gymnasium.
Aron Conoway LVAA

The Louisville Visual Art Association's Open Doors Program will celebrate two years of community-based arts projects with a retrospective exhibit, “Making Art. Changing Lives.”

Twelve art projects, selected from nearly forty pieces of art completed through the program, will be on view to the public in the Water Tower, with an opening reception on July 22. The exhibit will run through August 19.

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Arts and Humanities
5:28 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Ballet Announces Next Season

David Toczko Louisville Ballet

The Louisville Ballet returns to the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall with their new season, which opens in October with Val Caniparoli’s “Lady of the Camellias,” a tragic romance based on the 19th century novel by Alexandre Dumas fils about the courtesan Marguerite and her doomed affair with Armand, a provincial member of the middle class. The original story has inspired numerous adaptations, including Verdi’s opera “La Traviata.”

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Shakespeare in the Wild West

Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is one of the original romantic comedies, full of tropes you don’t have to be a Bard scholar to recognize: the bickering twosome who fight their mutual attraction until finally succumbing to each other’s unlikely charms, the tragic misunderstanding that derails a happy engagement, meddling relatives, scheming frenemies.

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