In addition to our new Where Paradise Lay: Art and Southern Sanctuary exhibition which features the works of Southern folk and outsider artists, KMAC Museum current exhibitions and installations offer the chance to see the works of a number of Louisville artists.
Julie Baldyga’s Heavenly People features a selection of her rarely seen human figures combined with exemplary work from her past, as well as more recent images, rendered mostly in oil pastel, that she creates daily at StudioWorks here in Louisville. Baldyga considers all of her work to be pictures of heaven, representing all cultures and nationalities. The exhibition coincides with the release of Baldyga’s book with the Louisville Story Program, “In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand: The Art of Julie Baldyga.”
Jaylin Stewart‘s chalk mural is a prominent feature in the museum lobby and serves to welcome guests back into the space. Stewart is a painter, installation artist, art teacher and activist with her own non-profit, Adah School of Art. Providing art instruction to the youth in Louisville, her mission is to build compassion through art, encouraging creativity and instilling confidence in her students.
Hannah L. Drake is a blogger, activist, public speaker, poet, and the author of 10 books. She writes commentary on politics, feminism, and race. Drake’s message is thought-provoking and at times challenging, but she believes that it is in the uncomfortable spaces that change can take place. “My sole purpose in writing and speaking is not that I entertain you,” says Drake. “I am trying to shake a nation.” A reproduction of Drake’s “Dawn” serves as the backbone for the KMAC Museum window installation Words Not Boards.
Make plans now to visit KMAC Museum during our new open hours, Wednesday-Saturday 10AM-4PM.