Each year, Louisville Visual Art hosts a gallery exhibit of the work from The Academy of LVA in the late spring/early summer. Each student has work on display, providing them a chance to see their work in an exhibition and to share that experience with their families. Students have the option to sell their own artwork, with 80% of all sales going directly back to the student artist and 20% going back to LVA to help provide scholarships for future students. Students can also list their work as NFS (not for sale).
LVA's CFAC & Academy Director Annette Cable, Wilma Bethel, LVA Executive Director Lindy Casebier, Andrew Preston, and William Duffy presented awards to Academy graduates.
Claire Mundy received the Community Award, sponsored by Preston Arts Center and presented by their store manager, Andrew Preston.
Payton Sprau received the Portfolio Award, sponsored by Artist & Craftsman Supply and presented by teacher Wilma Bethel.
River Skipworth received the Vision Award, sponsored by LVA and presented by teacher William Duffy.
LVA Board Chair Marti Kuehn enjoyed the perfect weather with Board Members Wilma Bethel, Lisa Huber, and Executive Director Lindy Casebier.
Another productive semester of LVA's Academy!
Art brings everyone closer!
Another productive semester of LVA's Academy!
A great crowd gathered to celebrate the 2017-18 Academy of LVA success stories. Join us again for more:
Upcoming Events May 20 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Middle School reception June 3 from 2-4 PM: CFAC Elementary School reception
May 9-16: The Academy of LVA (High School) exhibition May 20-30: CFAC Middle School exhibition June 3-13: CFAC Elementary School exhibition Gallery hours: Mondays - Thursdays from 12-4 PM or by appointment.
Eileen Yanoviak is the new director of the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany. She will joined us to talk about the challenges of a new job and the community of artists she has worked with for the past few years. Spalding Instructor Ezra Kellerman also come on with student Miguel Rodriguez to discuss the Senior Thesis exhibit for KyCAD/Spalding. Tune into WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com each Thursday at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio.
All of us at Louisville Visual Art bid a fond farewell to Sunny Ra, a local artist who has been involved with us for many years as a teacher. She will shortly be on her way to take up the post of Museum Educator for K-12 and Community Programs at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in upstate New York.
Sunny is a Louisville native who received her BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MFA from Hunter College CUNY. She exhibited with LVA in 2014 and taught Painting and Developing Concepts in our Academy program for high school students. Additionally, she was an instructor for the Governor’s School for the Arts.
We are extremely grateful to have had Sunny as an important part of our family for the last several years, and we wish her the best in her new adventure!
The warm spring weather has reinvigorated our mural painting at the California Community Center! Friends and family joined us on Saturday to help paint accents and trim and we're making steady progress! Thanks to our friends at Louisville Metro Parks and Recreation, Fund for the Arts, and all the folks from the neighborhood who have stopped by with encouraging words!
Alphaeus Green, Jr. preparing for the upcoming Faithworks Studios production of August Wilson's "Fences" directed by Kristi Papailler. He was in the studio with me on May 10 to talk about the production, which opens May 23, Tune in at 10am each Thursday for LVA's Artebella On The Radio on WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
The kids at the Bellewood Home for Children have really loved printmaking! Instructor and ceramic artist Lisa Simon says they have done some wonderful monoprints and callographs and group printing. Her photos here show the kids doing group printmaking. They discovered that they also like to print on themselves!
"Poetry in Motion: The Equine Art of Jaime Corum and Richard Sullivan" is on exhibit at The Brown Hotel through July 1. What better Derby week guests to have for LVA's Artebella On The Radio! Tune in Thursday at 10am on WXO 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com.
"Gabi + Izzy" by Jaime Corum
Jaime Corum is an equine artist based in Louisville, Kentucky. Jaime's equine art is inspired and refined by her own experience with horses, especially her own horse Chesapeake. She has been drawing horses since she can remember and riding ever since she could talk her parents into it. Jaime's art evolved from doing portraits of friend's horses for fun to a full time career of commissioned portraits and original compositions. Jaime's work can be seen at Kentucky Fine Art Gallery in Louisville, KY, New Editions Gallery in Lexington, KY, and Tilting at Windmills Gallery in Vermont and Saratoga, NY
Richard Sullivan is an artist and former professional baseball player with the Atlanta Braves. Born and raised in Louisville, KY, he studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he received a BFA in Illustration. He had the opportunity to play baseball at SCAD and to continue his interest in art and illustration. In 2008, Richard was drafted by the Braves in the 11th round as a junior and played 6 years of minor league baseball. He returned to SCAD in 2014 to finish his degree and focus exclusively on his artwork.
His work has been accepted into the permanent collection of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Yogi Berra Museum and exhibited by the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum.
In 2017 the Atlanta Braves commissioned Richard to create 18 original watercolor paintings and 20 prints for their new stadium SunTrust Park. The paintings line the corridors of the Champions suite and the Executive Offices.