public art

Arts and Humanities
2:21 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Waterfront Park Bird Sculptures Fly Away for Restoration

Metro Louisville loaded up 28 metal bird sculptures, the "Flock of Finns," to travel by truck to Oberlin, Ohio, for restoration.
Credit Louisville Metro Public Art

Waterfront Park will be missing some of its more colorful residents this summer. “Flock of Finns,” a collection of painted metal bird sculptures based on Louisville artist Marvin Finn’s original designs, are headed to Ohio for restoration. 

The “Flock of Finns” settled permanently on Waterfront Park in 2001. The elements and a hands-on public have taken their toll on the brightly-painted metal sculptures, and now several have, among other ailments, rust blisters that will deteriorate the structural integrity of the pieces if not remedied.  

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Arts and Humanities
3:13 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Amplifying Voices in the Contemporary Art Park: Speed Museum Lecture Features Brazil's SuperUber

SuperUber's "Shadows," part of a cultural exploration of the connections between Brazil and Germany, on Sao Paulo's iconic FIESP building.
Credit SuperUber

  The Speed Art Museum’s $60 million renovation and expansion project, which has closed the main museum building for construction until 2016, will include the Elizabeth P. and Frederick K. Cressman Art Park and Piazza. Part of an ongoing effort to explore the possibilities of contemporary art parks is the Speed's spring lecture series. The latest talk in the series features Rio de Janeiro-based creative studio SuperUber, which mixes art with architecture and technology to create award-winning interactive art installations. 

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Arts and Humanities
11:58 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Sarah Lindgren Appointed Louisville's Public Art Administrator

Credit Louisville Metro

Pushing to increase public art in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday appointed Sarah Lindgren as the city's public art administrator.

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Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

New Albany's Public Art Project Celebrates Bicentennial

"New Albany Now," Tiffany Carbonneau, video
Tiffany Carbonneau

New Albany turns 200 years old this year. To celebrate, the Indiana town has unveiled the final pieces of its Public Art Project. The series culminates this summer with a series of outdoor installations exploring New Albany’s history. Nine pieces of public art are currently up in downtown New Albany, including four new works installed last month to complete the four-year bicentennial project.

This year’s four artists are interpreting themes dealing with New Albany’s art, culture and entertainment.

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Arts and Humanities
4:06 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Mayor Greg Fischer's Budget Calls For Public Art Administrator

Tony Smith's "Gracehoper," one of Louisville's most recognized pieces of public art, is installed on Waterfront Park's Overlook
Doug Orleans

Mayor Greg Fischer has included funds for a new public art administrator in his proposed city budget. The budget, which Mayor Fischer proposed to Metro Council on Monday, adds an additional $30,000 to hire a public art administrator to the $500,000 allocated to the city’s arts fund, which provides funding to external agencies.

The new position falls under the objective Mayor Fischer’s six-year strategic plan labels “investing in people and neighborhoods.”

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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

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
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
4:16 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Ozkaya's 'David' Arrives at 21C

'David (Inspired by Michelangelo)' stands outside of 21C Museum Hotel on Main Street.
Erin Keane

Just in time to welcome Derby guests, 21C Museum Hotel’s over-sized version of Michelangelo’s David was installed on the corner of Main and Seventh streets today. He rolled in on the back of a truck and stood up onto his 8-foot pedestal with the help of a crane. He stands three stories tall, and his gold paint gleams in the bright May sun.

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