Kristen Lane

I am Kristen Lane, creator and owner of Crafty K Designs.  I started my business 6 years ago as a way to use my art degree from IUS. Jewelry making is my outlet and free therapy.  I’ve worked in psychiatric care for 15 yrs.  I feel creating is the greatest joy in life.  Keep it local, keep it creative and keep it fun!  Keep Louisville weird!

Www.craftykdesigns.com

Meet the Galt House Artist in Residence: Gibbs Rounsavall

The Galt House Hotel has just announced that the first Artist in the brand new AIR or Artist in Residence program for the Galt House Gallery and studio is Gibbs Rounsavall.  Gibbs is a Louisville native and the geometric abstract painter who was in the back corner of the studio.  He was selected by the AIR Selection Committee which was made up of 12 members of the Louisville art committee.

Event: Meet the Galt Artist in Residence – Gibbs Rounsavall
Date: First Friday
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Galt House Hotel – 3rd Floor

Gibbs will be at the Galt through February 2020 and will be working live from his studio throughout the month. The first installation will start this month and we think you will enjoy seeing it as it progresses.  He is very excited about starting and we look forward to welcoming him with open arms.  You will see him in various parts of the hotel as he sketches, paints, and photographs of different parts of the hotel. Stop in and meet the artist, view his works and enjoy a drink around the corner from the cafe at ALJ’s while you are there.

So a little bit about the first Galt House AIR – Gibbs

  1. Featured in Louisville Magazine’s “13 Artists You Need to Know Now”
  2. His work can be seen at the KICC
  3. Gibbs’ art mural at Shelby Park is known as one of the most Instagrammable spots in Louisville
  4. Has a creative family, a wife who is a food stylist and two daughters.
  5. Was a high school art teacher.

Photos provided by the Galt House Hotel.

Ariana Massey at Mahonia

Ariana Massey’s abstract art show at
Mahonia, June 7, 2019 between 7 – 10pm.
Food and beverage will be provided and come as you are. Have a great time!
822 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206

Born and living in Kentucky, Ariana Massey is currently a self-taught, abstract artist. Art in various forms has allowed Ariana to express her philosophy and point of view without words. Her journey began with photography in high school, then evolved to pottery in college, and 15 years ago her journey with abstract painting began. Experimenting with the fluidity and motion of paint on a surface immediately opened a creative outlet. Employing unconventional tools and hardware store products to her creative arsenal, she has created abstract pieces for juried shows and fairs, interior designers, corporate offices and commissioned work.

Ariana draws inspiration from color and texture found in her daily life. Paper drywall mud, and objects others have discarded are among tools of application. The transformation of the mundane is critical to her work. Ariana’s philosophy of art is simple: she thrives on abstract painting by allowing her creative nature to act on impulse and instinct. Her goal is to inspire others to make their mark on the world and to never stop.

Currently, Ariana Massey resides in Prospect, KY with her wife and son. Her in home studio provides space for all of her art production. Ariana is available for commission work.

Mixed media on Canvas 16×20 Floating Frame

Ariana Massey

“Ariana Massey is hosting her first abstract art show at Mahonia June 7, 2019 at 7pm – 10pm. There will be food and drinks. Everyone is welcome to come and come as you are. No dress code, just bring a smile and some friends. We created a small film piece about Ariana and her work. I am excited for her and happy I could support her in the artwork she does. Feel free to share!” – Adam Brennan

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Still by Picturesbyab.com from https://vimeo.com/333825591  – Provided by the artist

ANNA MARIE PAVLIK SHADOWLAND

OPENING FRIDAY, 1ST 6-9P ANNA MARIE PAVLIK SHADOWLAND The uncertain reality of that era as well as our own, are seen in the new work of stratographs and etchings by artist Anna Marie Pavlik. Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile 572 South 4th St

Louisville Folk School Happy Hour Jam at Butchertown Social

Louisville Folk School and friends are jamming every Friday from 5:30-7:30 or later! Come jam with us. FREE! We make our jam session as beginner friendly as possible with moderate tempos and lots of bluegrass and folk songs most folks can join along on.
Bring your acoustic string instrument and your favorite song, or just pull up a chair and enjoy a tasty beverage with some friends from your Louisville Folk School class. Every Friday!!!

Joy Wilson’s LOCUS OF CONTROL


Joy Wilson’s LOCUS OF CONTROL

Louisville, KY – October, 6 2018 – Joy Wilson returns to Louisville with new paintings in Locus of Control at the Regalo Gallery on Fourth Street in downtown Louisville. Her gorgeous oil paintings of oversized florals, vibrant and lush will be on display in the gallery November 1st through the end of December with an opening reception on the 2nd of November.

Regalo 562 S Fourth Street Louisville KY 40202 www.regaloart.com November 2, 2018 6pm-9pm opening reception

Joy Wilson’s new work on display in Louisville only at Regalo downtown Louisville.

Regalo has been around over 17 years and proud to bring local artists and craftspeople to their space. We are excited to feature Joy Wilson in the gallery as well as a store full of local jewelers, a local t-shirt shop and socks. Lots of socks.

Shawn Roark

Shawn Roark came to Louisville in November of 2014.

“I immediately fell in love with the city and it’s abundance of art. As a photographer, I feel that surrounding yourself with things that make you feel something is the only way to truly enjoy art.”

Humanhood recordings release schedule post

Humanhood recordings is an experimental music, sound art, and oddness label based out of Louisville, Ky by Louisville Contemporary and conceptual artists including Thaniel Lee.

“We have always strived to release the most interesting and exciting releases by both new and established artists. We have released releases by Campbell James Kneale, Z’EV, Mike Shiflet, Angelwings Marmalade, Francisco López and many other national and international artists.

Recently we started to release a series of limited edition cassettes. Each tape will be in an edition of 50, will be professionally duplicated and come in simple black origami packaging.

this year we plan to release the following:”

  • HHR28 – Nathaniel Hendrickson & Erik Pedersen / Sleepletting
  • HHR29 – Joe+N/Mike Shiflet – split
  • HHR30 – Anthony Milton – TBA
  • HHR31 – Ben Rehling/Douglas Lucas – Split
  • HHR32 – Tim Barnes – TBA

Patrick Hume

Patrick Hume is a busy musician. Between owning and operating Last Horizon Audio recording studio and teaching guitar lessons at DeGeorge Brother’s Guitars, you can find him playing music in his bands, Analog Cannibal or Jazztron, or just playing guitar on the street. Patrick spends most of his days either playing music, writing music or helping other musicians either as an audio engineer or a teacher (He offers lessons for all ages). He is not famous (yet), he doesn’t make a lot of money, but he does make music every day.

Pat Hume- your friendly neighborhood musician can be reached at patrick@lasthorizonaudio.com

Asna Patel

“Hello, my name is Asna Patel. I am a fine artist based out of Lexington, Kentucky. I primarily work within the mediums of photography and painting. My work explores the construct of identity and the human psyche.

Asna Patel can be found occasionally set up at the St. John Church on First Friday Nights with gorgeous airy wistfully abstract watercolors and other works.

Asna is a featured artist of:

St. John United Church of Christ

Cynthia Norton

Cynthia Norton

(b. 1970, Athens, KY)

Farcical – Ninnie Nonesuch, 2017
Vinyl recording with 8 record paintings
acrylic on panel 19” x 19” x 2”

Riga Road
Sabadell Blues and Greys
Berlin Boxing Champion
Pori Pirates
My French Cafe
Swedish Mourning
Black Oak Tree
Estonian Knights

Norton is a painter, sculptor, instrument builder and performance artist who is known for her “Ninnie” persona, a roving folk artist and singer who spins tales of her travels and life as a rural Kentucky native. The Farcical installation documents her journey across Europe in July of 2010 on a tour called Diverse Universe with other international performers and the Estonian performance art group Nongrata. The eight paintings are a reflection of her experience abroad and each are matched with a song on the Farcical album. Taken from video footage of her performing in multiple European cities, she refracts the video images through a handmade kaleidoscope and then creates her impasto painting. She uses the impasto style in order to “critique the sentiment that “laying it on thick” is a metaphor for the use of intimacy as virtual media and/or the social nostalgia.  It suggests the root of the word impostre (imposter) and also highlights that humans are textural beings and storytelling beings. It implies the plasticity of paint and alludes to the use of social media as a tool to convey degrees of honesty.”

See these works on view at KMAC Museum.

Alex Sublett

Graffiti artist turned traditional sign painter Alex Sublett @alexsublett Hardship Sign co. made his debut at the Republic Bank First Friday Hop in April at @flame_run_gallery with the opening show “The Mirror Dimension”.  I met Alex on the Hop and he was immediately warm and welcomed me to take a few photos of his work and talk about some of his inspiration. Like his work, he was clear and open and easy to connect with and as steady as his pinstriping. There is a good chance you have already seen some of Alex’ work and didn’t even know it as it graces the wayfinding of some of our favorite First Friday stops like Red Hot Roasters in the Butchertown Block.

Alex’ typography is new and yet familiar with an organic lean. In a world filled with carefully cleaned and font-family homogenized graphics the letter for letter application of a simple message can speak volumes more than just it’s simple direction. Not that there isn’t room for perfect repetition it’s just in a world where that is becoming the norm, the handwritten letter is becoming something really special, an opportunity, a celebration, a love letter. Alex’ work could easily be done in the stilled language of Helvetica Neue or a hasty Arial Bold but in true Louisville fashion, not printed or, not emailed, not instagrammed, not projected onto the wall, irreproducibly unique to its exact environment, it just feels so much more personal, unique, and just for us in exactly this moment. Alex’ “I have a bone to pick” and “Go Play outside” hits home in a way that only hand lettering work can. “Come on in” is transformed from an advertisement to an invitation among friends. Ok clearly I have a bias as I love hand lettering. I think it marries traditional arts and graphic design in such an important way. So much of contemporary art is about messaging and communication and I think there is so much work to be done, so much more to gain by reclaiming the lost art of hand lettered signs and Alex will definitely be welcome on the forefront of that conversation here in Louisville. Want to get his take on the current scene? Check out his artist statement here:

(You can also follow him on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alexsublett/  )

Hey! This is Alex from the art gallery at Flame Run. Here is my artist statement that you asked for!

As far as I can remember I have always had some sort of passion for art. I was introduced to the very hated subculture of hip hop graffiti at a very young age. Which is where I found how easy it was for me to bend and break the traditional forms of letters and give the alphabet more style and attitude. It wasn’t until a year ago when I came across a Copenhagen sign painter Jakob Engberg (Copenhagen Signs) that I discovered the art of sign painting. Fast forward a year and it’s all I think about, talk about, or even want to do. In the past year, I have had a very humbling amount of support and interest in my work and have branded myself under the name of Hardship Signs.

If you have any questions let me know!
Thank you!
-Alex

Sent from my iPhone

Anna Gregory: FURNITURE + ART + DESIGN

KENTUCKYMAKERSNOW is a bi-monthly showcase featuring emerging Kentucky artists who redefine the boundaries of ART, CRAFT and DESIGN through the objects they make. Currently on view at KMAC Museum.

MARCH/APRIL 2018:

Anna Gregory: FURNITURE + ART + DESIGN Anna Gregory is a central Kentucky based maker that focuses on furniture, interiors and commissioned art pieces. In a full service woodshop, that was once a hay barn, located on her parent’s 12 acre property, she works as a full time designer and woodworker. With a Masters in Architecture, and a background in furniture, custom cabinetry, retail display and installation art, Gregory enjoys working in any scale. Focusing on design through abstraction in form and subtraction in materials, Gregory approaches woodworking with an intent to bring out a lightness and feminine element to each piece.

KMAC Museum is an art museum located in the West Main District of downtown Louisville KY, KMAC explores the relationship between art and craft.  It is a nonprofit organization supported in part by the Fund for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, as well as many public and private donors. Admission at KMAC is made free thanks to Delta Dental.

Ann Lawson Adamek, KWS at the Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Center

Ann began painting watercolors in 1989 as a creative outlet to balance her professional career as a Marriage and Family Therapist; she considers painting to be her therapy. Although she has had no formal training in art, she has attended numerous classes and workshops taught by nationally recognized instructors.

Ann holds a profound belief in the interconnected web of all existence of which we are a part. This belief was the basis for two solo exhibits in 2008 titled “Interconnected Web of Words and Watercolors” where watercolor paintings were accompanied by meaningful quotations. Ann believes in the arts as basic to life and our connectedness. She says “ I want my paintings to invite emotional connections.. . with one’s self, with others, with Nature, with all of life.

Often, inspiration for my paintings has evolved from a particular quotation or another creative form. I hope others will also find in them a source of continuing discovery and connections.”

MON, November 19th, – Artebella Ann Lawson Adamek, a marriage and family therapist, considers painting watercolors to be her therapy. Adamek started painting in 1989 with no formal training, but since then she has attended numerous classes and workshops.

Adamek became a Signature Member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society after having three of her works accepted in Aqueous, a national juried exhibition sponsored by the organization. A fourth painting was accepted in Aqueous USA in 2010.

“The process of watercolor painting is a journey of self-discovery,” Adamek explains. “As I become more familiar with the limits and possibilities of watercolors, so I discover the limits and possibilities in myself that have been hidden to me. The challenge and the delight for me are to allow watercolors to ‘do their own thing’, yet have some semblance of control over what they do. I want my paintings to invite emotional connections.”

Adamek’s paintings show a great appreciation of the natural world and eliciting emotion from viewers. Maine Mist depicts four boats adrift in fog. Even shadows seem swallowed up in the thickest part of it. Aunt Ruth is a tender portrait of an elderly woman holding a newborn puppy. Only the parts of the woman that are focused on the puppy are visible. Everything else disappears into background color.

In addition to her painting, Adamek’s sterling silver jewelry, made with real flowers, is available at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and the Berea Artisans Center. Adamek is a juried exhibiting member of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and an artist member of the KMAC. Her commissioned work can also be found at the Maker’s Mark Distillery Visitors Center. Ann’s paintings are also available at the Corner Cafe in Louisville, Ky.

Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visitor Center
301 S. 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Ann Lawson Adamek

Thaniel Ion Lee

Operating within the traditions of Dada, Art Brut and 20th century conceptualism, Lee locates the absurdities within everyday life, finding beauty in the ordinary and the grotesque. Using photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture, Lee’s early work was guided by concerns of the body, often his own, and by a cathartic exchange of ideas about mobility. After eschewing traditional media in a set of video performances and digital works inspired by conceptualist examinations of the art making process, Lee began employing his fellow local artists in a set of instruction-based projects that confronted issues of authorship and furthered his personal inquiries into the physicality of creative practice.

Thaniel Ion Lee The Ideal Viewer brings together examples from Lee’s past projects with his most recent drawings depicting spectral humanoid creatures engaged in cabalistic rituals set amid densely drawn labyrinthine backgrounds. The exhibition confronts audiences with Lee’s evolving use and portrayals of disparate bodies by implicating the viewer in a set of challenges to customary displays of art. Lee’s work will help place KMAC in a dialogue about museum accessibility by hanging and staging works in a way that subverts institutional hierarchy and standardized modes of viewership.

Michele Strotman

Artist Statement:

Although while growing up I was surrounded by an artistic family and immersed in various arts and craft shows, I always held strong to the belief that I couldn’t even draw a straight line.
Two years ago, I decided to try painting and made a few gifts for family Christmas gifts.  Once friends saw these, I was asked to make more.  Suddenly, a dam burst and my creativity was unstoppable.  While my first pieces were nicely done, they weren’t, in my opinion, artwork.  In the Spring of 2017, I made a slow switch to creating one of a kind original pieces and by the end of the 2017 art and craft show season, I had fully found my niche.
As an artist, I am constantly growing and recently introduced sculptures to compliment my other artwork.
FB:  rusticroosterbarn
IG:   rusticroosterbarn

Grackle Band

Grackle is an original quintet based out of Louisville, Kentucky.
Formed in 2015, the band released their 10-song debut album,
Wintergarden, in 2016, garnering wide critical acclaim and hundreds of
FM Radio spins (Including rotation on WFPK).  The band is comprised of
Steve Katsikas (vocals, keyboards), Myra Kean (Violin, Sax, Flute)
Jeff Gard (Drums), Steve Dietrich (Bass), and Joanna Katsikas
(vocals).

The band creates a style of music that is somewhat outside the
mainstream (though might be described as “piano-driven indie rock”).
A unique aspect of the band’s instrumentation is that they are
“proudly guitar-less”, preferring the flexibility and fluidity of
keyboards interwoven with violin and saxophone to deliver the songs.
Accessible melodies are couched in keyboard-driven compositions that
twist-and-turn through dense arrangements and atmospheric interludes.
The band has performed regularly since 2015, including shows in
Louisville, Chicago, and Cincinnati.

The band was formed by Katsikas and Gard, who had played together in
the avant-garde jazz rock band, French TV, and were looking to
collaborate on a series of compositions that were more
singer-songwriter driven.  Adding Dietrich, the band performed for a
year as a trio and, most recently, added multi-instrumentalist Myra
Kean and backing vocalist Joanna Katsikas, to round out their sound.

The band has its own PA system and can perform up to 3 hours of mostly
original music (with some select “off the wall” covers).

The band is actively seeking opportunities to perform in the region
and share the music.

For more information, contact Steve Katsikas at skatsikas@gmail.com
and visit the band’s website, which has links to live and studio
recordings, as well as addiitonal information, at www.grackleband.com

Sharon Marcum

Owner, Curator, and Artist, at The Normandy Gallery, studied Fine Art at the University of Louisville: Hite Art Institute. Sharon is an award winning printmaker who specializes in using pattern to tell stories. She is a Texas transplant who has been putting her stamp on the Louisville Art scene since 2004.

Jesse Mattingly

Jesse Mattingly is a Louisville native who loves to photograph anything from Louisville-based events like Thunder Over Louisville, to fun, creative photoshoots with her friends. She found a passion for photography in high school and uses her natural talent to try and inspire emotion and provoke thought through her images.

Jesse Mattingly’s work can be seen and purchased at the Normandy Gallery.

Contact information:

@RiverCityOriginals
rivercityoriginals@gmail.com
Call (502) 492-9465
River City Originals
River City Originals

Sampsontheghost: #mylouisville at RESURFACED Gallery for First Friday

“HASHTAG MYLOUISVILLE” OPENING RECEPTION AT RESURFACED WITH MONNIK BREWING, AND DJ DS
Friday, July 7, 2017
4:00pm – 11:00pm

Republic Bank First Friday Hop reception for our Artists on First Fridays at 5:00PM
We’re open 4-11PM, free, and all ages! 4-11PM – Monnik Brewing – 9-11PM – DJ DS

ReSurfaced
319 South Shelby Street
Louisville, KY, 40202
United States
Artist – @sampsontheghost
https://www.instagram.com/sampsontheghost/

@igerslouisville
https://www.instagram.com/igerslouisville/

“Louisville is a very dynamic city and I like to showcase it’s diversity through my photography. I incorporated my own mood of the day to capture the many moods of the city and the people who live here. From foggy mornings on the river to street musicians on the big four bridge, or one of our many talented artist performing into the sunset on Waterfront Wednesday. I hope you will take away a fresh perspective of mylouisville, the city I love.”

 

RESURFACED® 2017

ReSurfaced® will be strategically programmed for two-three day events. Our aim is to primarily program the space on the first and third Friday and Saturday weekends of each month. The space may be activated with other special events at different times and the soccer field will be continually operational.

Through the ReSurfaced® program, City Collaborative and our partners continue to activate and experiment with the three-quarter acre lot in the Phoenix Hill Neighborhood just south of NuLu for 2017.

We spent last year prototyping ideas, building infrastructure and Liberty Field (a 5-A-Side soccer pitch) all while bringing people together. Experimentation continues in 2017 with the addition of new features, new programming, and community demonstration projects. Our goal is to create a space where people from around the community can come to engage, collaborate, educate, create, and celebrate.

Now that we have taken the underutilized space and created a functional place, we are looking to work with a variety of interested groups and businesses to activate the space and create unique experiences.

Get hyped about the show – These images and more can be found by following the artist on the Instagram links above. If you love awesome Images of Louisville give Sampsontheghost aka @igerslouisville a follow. You will not be disappointed.

Matt McDole: Sing Don’t Cry

The museum will be open late for Republic Bank First Friday Hop 

Last chance to see exhibition: Sing, Don’t Cry, featuring selections from KMAC and private collections with interpretations by Matthew McDole. On view this September 1 in 3rd Floor Gallery. Exhibition comes down on September 10th!

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Sing, Don’t Cry

Selections from KMAC and Private Collections Ongoing Interpretations by Matthew McDole June 16 – September 10, 3rd Floor Gallery Opening reception July 7 from 5-9pm
This summer KMAC explores it’s collection and other local collections with artist Matthew McDole who will be contributing interpretive drawings. The complete exhibition will open July 7th during the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.
Special thanks to Jody and PA Howard, Henry Heuser, and Pat Stallard.
About the artist:

Skateboarder.Illustrator. Painter. Screen printer. Blacklist. Please & Thank You.

Purchase Work by Mathew McDole: http://matthewmcdole.bigcartel.com/

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First Friday Featuring Damon Thompson at Tim Faulkner Gallery

The Artwork of Damon Thompson

New Paintings at Tim Faulkner Gallery from 6/2/2017 through 7/4/2017

 

Known for his amusement park landscapes and figurative work, Damon Thompson’s recent paintings are the combination of these two distinctive strengths. The results are vibrant, pop surrealist paintings done with spray paint and oil paint on 42″ by 64″ boards. Dream-like starlets adorned with architectural details emerge in every painting. Faces with defiant stares and stiff lips are as fierce as the Statue of Liberty and as delicate as the Venus De Milo.

 

Damon Thompson’s work is often jocular anthropomorphic fun with a whimsical tone, from sad-eyed canine as a vintage hobo character, to horses on Bourbon barrels.  Two common motifs in Thompson’s work: animals and trains have been featured in Metro Hall, the Little loom House and all over Louisville.

Thompson has work in several private collections, including Brown-Forman. He has received recognition as 2nd Place Visual Artist Leo Reader’s Choice Awards 2015, Committee Favorite at Art For the Animals 2013, 1st Place in Oil, LVA “Paint-Out” Plein Air Competition at Buy Local Fair 2010. “Owl Over The City,” a new 8’ x 8’ acrylic painting by Damon Thompson was featured at Louisville Visual Art’s Art[squared] event in April 2016.

Join us for the opening reception   

Friday, June 2nd 2017

6pm – 11pm

Snacks and refreshments will be available

Check out Thompson’s latest works this First Friday at Tim Faulkner Gallery for the Republic Bank First Friday.

“Centipede Embrace” Oil & Spray Paint on board 42″ x 64″

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Marion Meadows with E&S Gallery

Jazz musician/Artist/Photographer

Marion is an internationally renowned saxophonist/composer, graphic artist and semi professional cyclist. He never stops thinking of new ways to express himself. His photographic and graphic canvas now rival his musical one. Both music and art are a way of life, and he continues to challenge himself by completely letting go. Marion’s love of visual art started when he was a young boy growing up in Stamford, CT. His mom bought him a paint set and he started dabbling in oil. He later took up photography as a hobby and eventually would go on to study graphic design all while studying to be a professional musician. Marion often credits his fascination with the universe as being the fuel that stokes his imagination. He now spends his time creating mixed media art comprised of his own photography and graphic manipulation. His work is vibrant and expressive with a hint of nature’s social order along with a love for Humanity.

Old farmstead.

House in field
House in field

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Cathy Wade Designs

As Derby approaches the line between fashion and creative finery have plenty of room to blur. In Louisville Artist Cathy Ridge’s studio art and fashion blends perfectly into quirky skirts, sensuously soft scarves and vintage Haute Couture.

Ridge has worn many hats but none more entrancing than her current passion as a Louisville fiber artist and seamstress. “I have always loved sewing” ” Her craft studio, composed of kaleidoscopic palette of hand selected fabrics and up-cycled materials.

“I have always loved the quirky side of designing. I hunt and gather, pick and search, bargain and barter to find the most wonderful vintage cashmere sweaters. I draw inspiration from their rich colors and patterns. ”

Every piece of wearable art from Designs by Cathy Wade is 100 percent green and recycled from 100 percent cashmere reclaimed from discarded cashmere sweaters. Wade uses every piece of the sweaters, including the cuffs, turtlenecks, and sleeves to make skirts, blankets, brooches, headbands and more. There really is nothing that compares with the luxury and softness of cashmere.

Wade combines colors, textures and patterns like a painter with a palette. Her love of sewing and fashion, design and, tactile pleasure matched with a bit of creative whimsy is organic and natural. We met Downtown next to Crafts Gallery and Mercantile, a gallery and gift shop on South 4th street where she features much of her work.  Wade has had many professions but none so fulfilling as the one she does full time now, whipping up textile art in her studio. She fearlessly combining colors and patterns and taking inspiration from the cashmere itself. “I’ve always loved cashmere cardigan sweaters,” she said. “I probably had one hundred at one time and wore a different one every day.”

Sewing each piece by hand, Wade turns a discarded item into something new and beautiful! No two lap throws are the same, and every brooch is a little different. Each piece taken carefully from select vintage fabrics. “I’m on ebay all the time, estate sales.” “Sometimes I see a piece of fabric and I can see so much in it. I can make so much from it.”

Wade’s work is something completely unique a kind of “fusion” that combines post-consumer clothing with new, up-cycled and vintage materials to create custom pieces. The result, she says, is a garments that is handcrafted, unique and visually distinct from any off-the-rack options out there.  Every woman wants a dress that no one else has especially at Derby and her work is so perfectly Derby ready. Fun vintage equine and Kentucky themed skirts with pom tassels and exquisite infinity cashmere scarves. “I love what I do,” Cathy tells me all about her studio and making work for clients for Oaks and Derby. She makes custom work on commission but also sells work off the rack at several boutiques all over Downtown Louisville from KMAC to Block Party Handmade. “Sometimes I will be out and I will see one of my skirts and it’s kind of exciting” one of the benefits of being an artist that makes wearable art, the world is her gallery and fashion is her canvas and it suits her perfectly.

As a child, Wade started making doll clothes from fabric scraps. Learning to work with the leftovers gave her an appreciation and talent for seeing the hidden potential in items others cast aside. Transcendent from family quilts, combined colors and patterns Wade’s first official foray into fashion was to create patchwork from old denim to make skirts in college. Over time Cathy Wade developed her own sense of design and an obsession with cashmere her trademark atmospheric texture.

Doree Woods

Doree Woods is an artist at Dork Tattoo Parlor & Gallery and has a Bachelors Degree in Photography from Memphis, College of Art. While in Memphis, she learned about tattooing from Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective; absorbing information and drawing profusely for 4 years. After moving to Louisville, Doree became a tattoo artist and co-opened her own shop with Mark Castle. She also began participating in community organizations that assist gun violence victims. Her love for nature and spirituality has fueled her obsession with the versatility of neo-traditional style tattooing. She also loves knitting, taking photos, and making music with her favorite guitar and cheap drum set.

Check out Doree’s Portfolio on Instagram. You can also find, friend and follow Doree at @wadoree

Mark Castle

Mark Castle, artist at Dork Tattoo off South Fourth Street, has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Memphis College of Art. While in Memphis, he tattooed for 11 years at 2 shops, one of them being Skull x Rose Tattoo Collective. Mark continues to keep ties with his tattoo roots, by guest spotting at Rook x Raven in Memphis. After moving to Louisville, he co-opened his own shop with Doree Woods, and began participating in community organizations that assist gun violence victims. Mark loves black and grey, neo-traditional style tattooing, but is fully comfortable and skilled with branching out into different genres. In his spare time, he loves painting and crafting wallets from leather.

Find, friend, like and follow Mark at @markxcastle

Gemma Correll

According to Gemma Correll, world renowned Artist/Cartoonist/Writer/Illustrator, she has bad eyesight. Thanks to the wonders of spectacle technology, however, she manages to hold down a full-time job as a freelance cartoonist slash writer slash illustrator and bumps into things only occasionally.

Gemma is the author of several books, including “The Worrier’s Guide to Life”, “The Feminist Activity Book” and “A Pug’s Guide to Etiquette” and has illustrated various things for clients including Jetblue, Keurig and Hallmark. She publishes comics on The Nib and GoComics and also creates autobiographical diary comics. She is also responsible for that “Pugs Not Drugs” T-shirt design that you’re sick of seeing everywhere. Gemma is the proud owner of two pugs – Mr Pickles and Bella – as well as an impressive collection of plastic snowglobes. Originally from England, Gemma currently lives in Oakland, California.

Gemma is a feature artist of:

Block Party Handmade Boutique

560 S 4th St, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Jeaneen Barnhart with Craft Gallery & Mercantile and Cellar Door Chocolates

Please join us for the opening reception of “The Gestural Line of Equine” new works by Jeaneen Barnhart.

We are thrilled to be showing the latest work of this celebrated artist.

Jeaneen Barnhart is dedicated to the art of drawing on paper, creating works with such diverse line and texture taking on their own dimension. Equine studies, Male Torsos, Sensual Nudes and Loving Couples encompass her extensive repertoire. Although painting is secondary, successful canvases depict similar qualities of classic drawing style and spirited movement. Her exploration with oil painting continues, working with a variety of subject matter including her Full-Bodied Wine, Tulips, Sunflowers, Equine, and Figure series.

A Florida native, Jeaneen started painting at an early age along with her twin sister, Doreen. The twins had devoted parents educating them on all aspects of technical drawing skills, along with grandparents who range from a professional musician, songwriter, and comic book illustrator. It was a natural progression for the sisters to look to the arts.

After Jeaneen received her BFA in painting from Alfred University in 1992, she joined her sister in Louisville, where they both currently reside and often collaborate on many notable projects including the Woodford Reserve KY Derby 136 Commemorative Bottle, 1994/1997/2009/2014 Kentucky Derby Festival Posters, 1999 & 2010 St. James Court Art Show Posters, Sonoma-Cutrer Wine Promotionals, Dumante Liqueur Promotionals, and the 1996 PGA Golf Experience poster. They have also collaborated on charitable projects for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and American Red Cross.

Jeaneen’s figurative drawings were featured on HBO’s Entourage, and her equine drawings appeared on ABC’s Body of Proof. Collectors and Commissions include Ralph Lauren, Brown-Forman, Clarendon Flavors, GE’s Monogram Design Center, and Papa John’s.

Just across the street Cellar Door Chocolates invites you to celebrate becoming the Official Chocolate of Churchill Downs! We have also partnered with Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart Dehart to design the beautiful packaging! Please eat and drink with us and then visit Craft Gallery for Jeaneen’s opening reception. We will also unveil Wes Conn’s new equine work for our Fourth Street window! Cheers!

Caleb Weintraub and “I Feel No Paint II” at Garner Narrative

Join us at Garner Narrative (642 E. Market St.) for Caleb Weintraub’s “I Feel No Paint II” – large format paintings, digital works, and hybrids for the Republic Bank First Friday Hop. Weintraub says “It may be a spectacle of corruption or it may be a utopian vision… My work is not quite a warning. And not quite a celebration. It is a wondering.”

Caleb Weintraub’s “I Feel No Paint II” (large format paintings, digital works, and hybrids) opens April 7 as part of the Republic Bank First Friday Hop.
Find more First Friday events on firstfridayhop.com

Weintraub writes “It may be a spectacle of corruption or it may be a utopian vision– the kind of utopia people might think up even now – an amalgam of fantasy lands cobbled together from various histories and inhabited by mysterious creatures, fantastic foliage and permanent youth… Here there are vestiges or echoes of a physical world, a world remembered or misremembered and reincarnated in a fanciful way — incongruous plants and animals exist side by side — climates are theoretical, pretended. Children reign.”

Weintraub earned a BFA from Boston University, an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania, and teaches painting at Indiana University Bloomington. Weintraub has had over a dozen solo shows in the past ten years including shows in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago, and his paintings and sculptures have appeared in art fairs in Miami, London, and Zurich. Weintraub has been an artist-in-residence at Redux Art Center in South Carolina and the Santa Fe Art Institute. Significant group shows include exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, the Hyde Park Art Center, and Scion Art Space in Los Angeles. Two of his paintings were featured in the book, “Signs of the Apocalypse/ Rapture” published by Front Forty press, distributed by University of Chicago Press.

About the gallery: Garner Narrative celebrates art with generative messiness and personal-political content. These are some hallmarks of a committed studio practice, in which fluid personal truth is defined through art making.

Fri 6 PM · Garner Narrative

Wanderlust Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik

Wanderlust

Etchings by Anna Marie Pavlik

Exhibition from November 25th through December 30th, 2016

Opening Reception with the artist; Friday, December 2nd from 6-10pm.  (Republic Bank First Friday Hop)

Artist Statement

Growing concern for the survival of natural areas and a need to understand the relationship of people to their environment have encouraged her to explore nature related themes.  The detailed attention given to the mysteries of nature, incorporate perceptions beyond mere physical reality.  Participation in Artist-in-Residence programs sponsored by Provincial, State, and National Parks, is a means to fulfill her lust for wandering paths and waterways.  The collaborations with Parks have resulted in artwork exhibited at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska, PRINT USA, Springfield Art Museum, and publication in the Trail Guide to the Northland Experience in Prints and Poetry, Calyx Press.  Her etchings are represented in the collections of the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, Hallmark Corporation, Kansas City, Missouri, Solender/Hall, Inc., Dallas, Texas, Sprint Corporation, Overland Park, Kansas, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and University of South Dakota, Vermilion.

Biography:

Anna Marie Pavlik grew up in Minnesota and moved to Austin, Texas in 1985. Her first degree is a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.  This was followed by a Drafting Certificate from St. Paul Vocational School leading to a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering during employment with Minnesota, Mining & Manufacturing.  The need for a greater involvement with art resulted in a membership at Flatbed Press.  Participation in the Serie Project at Coronado Studio and work at Slugfest Printmaking Workshop evolved into setting up her own studio.  Focusing on the intaglio process and stratograph, a monoprint technique have resulted in several bodies of work exploring narrative themes.  She now resides in Frankfort, Kentucky

 

 

One on One with Laura Ross and Judy Miner

ONE + ONE=TWO PEOPLE WORKING IN SIDE BY SIDE STUDIOS WHILE SHARING A VISION OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE.
LAURA AND JUDY ARE GRACED TO LIVE  BY A MIGHTY RIVER WHICH INSTRUCTS THEIR LIFE.  THE CONSTANT FLOW IS REFLECTED IN THEIR ABIDING SUPPORT OF EACH OTHER.THE ALWAYS CHANGING BUT HUMBLING BEAUTY OF THE RIVER CHALLENGES AND INSPIRES THEIR EFFORTS. IT IS A PROFOUND, INTIMATE INFLUENCE THAT’S PERMEATES THEIR WORK
 
LAURA ROSS
IN THINKING ABOUT THIS EXHIBIT, LAURA HAS FOUND HERSELF “CIRCLING”, NAVIGATING BACK TO FORMS AND SURFACES FROM LONG AGO, MADE IN THE BEGINNING YEARS OF A YOUNG POTTER TRYING TO FIND A VOICE.   THIS “CIRCLE” OF WORK FROM THEN TO THE PRESENT IS A REVOLUTION OF ROUNDED, FULL, ROBUST FORMS WHICH HAVE SIMILARITIES IN SURFACE AND SHAPE, YET PRESENTLY SPEAK MORE ABOUT THE MELDING OF FUNCTIONALITY IN USE WITH THE VISUAL PLEASURE ON THE TABLE.   “HAVE NOTHING IN YOUR HOUSE THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW TO BE USEFUL, OR BELIEVE TO BE BEAUTIFUL” – WILLIAM MORRIS. 
ALTERING THE SHAPES OF POTS FROM ROUNDED WHEEL WORK TO ASSYMETRICAL “OUT-OF-ROUND” SHAPES HAS BEEN A CONSUMING PASSION OF LAURA’S.   THE PIECES IN THIS EXHIBIT REFLECT THIS PASSION.THE LOVE OF TRADITIONAL FORMS WITH CONTEMPORARY ATTITUDES ALONG WITH FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP  HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE FOCUS IN LAURA’S POTTERY. 
JUDY MINER
THIS SHOW IS A DEPARTURE FROM JUDY’S PAST PORCELAIN WORK WHICH HAD BEEN STRICLY FUNCTIONAL. THE WHEEL THROWN AND HAND BUILT METHODS OF WORKING WITH CLAY HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE FOR THE EXTRUDER’S DISCIPLINE. IN ADDITION, BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE QUALITIES OF TERRA COTTA, THESE PIECES ARE ALLOWED A FREEDOM FROM USEFULLNESS AND PURPOSE WHILE RETAINING ECHOS OF THE VESSEL AND TILE.
SHE HOPES THE SENSUAL PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH CLAY INFORMS HER WORK IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE VIEWER DERIVES EQUAL PLEASURE. AS THE WET CLAY RESPONDED TO HER TOUCH, THE TOUCHSEEMS STILL TO BE ALIVE ON THE SURFACE.

William J. O’Brien: Oscillates Wildly

William J. O’Brien Oscillates Wildly at KMAC

Curated by Joey Yates

KMAC presents acclaimed Chicago artist William J. O’Brien in a solo exhibition that features ceramic and steel sculptures, textiles, drawing and painting. An appreciation for manual labor and the handmade is translated through a dexterous manipulation of multiple materials and forms, revealing a primary tenet of craft itself, the reversal of our de-valued relationship with the physical world. The work explores relationships between color, form, pattern and texture, balancing tensions between chaos and control, oscillating between abstraction and figuration. O’Brien’s varied practice references both Modernist masters and 20th century autodidacts. His democratization of the creativity of diverse artists conveys a personal mission to equalize and represent marginalized methods for communication, exposing new ideas through experimentations with craft based materials and traditions, and thereby expanding the vocabulary of our shared visual language.

About the artist:
William J. O’Brien received his BA in Studio Art from Loyola University in Chicago, and his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2007 he has had several solo exhibitions at the Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago and The Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York where his most recent body of work featuring new sculptures in bronze will be on view in a show titled The Protectors from January 5 – February 4, 2017. In 2014 he had his first major survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, curated by Naomi Beckwith. His work is included in several private and public collections including the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Hara Museum of Art, Japan; and the Art Institute of Chicago, amongst others. He his currently an Assistant Professor in Ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.