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September 2017
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Closing Reception – SK Lockhart closes “The Listening Wall” Installation

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1619 Flux: Art + Activism, 1619 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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August 5th - September 15th 2017 Curated By Jesse Levesque, Kara Nichols, and Jessica Oberdick The Meet Your Neighbors: Feminine & LGBTQ+ Perspectives Exhibition gives a platform to women and LGBTQ+ people at a time when inequality and prejudice are on the rise in the United States. This exhibition offers artists and audiences an opportunity to express themselves through artworks and connected conversations that challenge current gender and social norms. Meet Your Neighbors: Feminine & LGBTQ+ Perspectives Exhibition is an…

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CONFRONT | VINHAY KEO

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moremen Moloney Contemporary, 939 East Washington St
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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STALLATION, PERFORMANCE AND PHOTOGRAPHY In Conjunction with Louisville Photo Biennial 2017 Moremen Moloney Contemporary is pleased to present Confront, Vinhay Keo’s first solo exhibition since graduating from the Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spaulding University. This exhibition comes at a tumultuous sociopolitical time and Keo’s deeply personal examination of sexuality, the realities of existing as an Asian American immigrant, a “modeled minority," and the isolation of being a brown body navigating predominately whites spaces has universal implications. Here…

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Ai Weiwei and the Future of Chinese Museums

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Jeffrey Johnson will speak about Ai Weiwei’s impact as an activist, artist, and architect. He will specifically share some of Ai’s thoughts on the future of the museum in China as well discuss his lesser known approach to architecture in the radically transforming landscape of urban China. Jeffrey Johnson is the director of the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky School of Design and a principal of SLAB Architecture. For over a decade, Johnson has been researching the…

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ITALIA CON AMORE: Photographic Mosaics from Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Craft Gallery & Mercantile, 572 South 4th Street
Louisville , KY 40202
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ITALIA CON AMORE Photographic Mosaics from Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche DOBREE ADAMS September 22 – October 27, 2017 Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile, 572 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 Curated by Richard S. Levine, Architect OPENING RECEPTION Friday, September 22, 2017 5 - 9 p.m. Gallery Talk with the artist and curator at 6:30pm FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY HOP Friday, October 6, 2017 6 - 10 p.m. Live music by Tall, Dark and Handsome (Karen Jones, fiddle, Bev Futrell, guitar,…

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9th Anniversary & Art Exhibition at Koi Gallery

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Koi Gallery, Galt House West Suite 328, 140 North 4th Street
Louisville, 40202
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9TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND ART EXHIBIT Rebirth After Katrina -Distant Atmosphere collection by Artist Judith Rowley Louisville, KY, – Nationally known painter and sculptor Judith Rowley will discuss and present sculpture inspired by reclamation art from the depths of Katrina. The opening reception featuring New Orleans inspired cuisine is Friday September 22, 6 PM -9 PM. “All the materials that were used to create the sculptures in the Distant Atmosphere Collection were gathered from the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane…

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LOOK: 7th Edition Art Guide Launch Party at 1619 FLUX

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1619 Flux: Art + Activism, 1619 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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LOOK: 7th Edition Art Guide Launch Party at 1619 FLUX LOOK invites local art lovers to join in celebrating the printing of the 7th Edition of our award-winning Art Guide with a Launch Party on Thursday, September 28th from 6-8pm at 1619 Flux in Portland. LOOK is thrilled to announce the release of this biennial, free publication, featuring 34 art gallery and museum members in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area. The 7th Edition of the Art Guide is dedicated…

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October 2017
Free

Finding Heaven in a Holler Reception

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paul Paletti Gallery, 713 East Market Street
Louisville, 40202
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For our second Louisville Photo Biennial show we are proud to feature the work of Kentucky native and gallery favorite, Shelby Lee Adams, from October 1- December 31, 2017. Though Finding Heaven in a Holler is Mr. Adams first all color show, it still features the portraits of rural life that are his specialty. Though he will not be with us at the reception on Thursday, October 5 we hope you will join us in toasting his latest work.

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SOUTHERN SYMBOLS KEYNOTE: LOST CAUSES AND CAUSES NOT LOST: CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS, THEN AND NOW BY DR. DAVID BLIGHT

October 13 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Keynote lecture by Dr. David W. Blight of Yale University Dr. Blight will deliver a lecture on why the Confederacy in its various memorial manifestations never seems to go away. It will also examine why nearly all debates or struggles over monuments and memorials are about the the present. He will address this issue as a matter of origins and about our contemporary political culture. Dr. David W. Blight is the Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director…

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SOUTHERN SYMBOLS: REMEMBERING OUR PAST AND ENVISIONING OUR FUTURE

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Southern Symbols: Remembering Our Past and Envisioning Our Future A Public Conversation at the Speed Art Museum Cities throughout the United States are removing public statues, flags, and monuments associated with the Confederacy. As a nation, we are revisiting how we remember the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and our history of racial discrimination. In association with the exhibition Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, the Speed Art Museum will host a public conversation led by…

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SONYA CLARK, UNRAVELING

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Speed Art Museum, 2035 South Third Street
Louisville, 40208
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Join Southern Accent artist Sonya Clark as she performs her powerful performance piece Unraveling. For this artwork Clark will carefully unravel a confederate flag thread by thread and invite members of the public to join her in this process. Clark is chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. Unraveling is designed to be a slow, thoughtful process, with respect for all participants. Program is included with price of general admission and Southern Accent special…

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