January 16, 2007

Art Splatters

The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center has initiated an artist-in-residency program for emerging artists, which includes free studio space for a year. The application deadline is Feb. 15. Scott Scarboro at 895-3650 has more info. Ceramicist Tonya Johnson has moved her Payne Street Pottery to 531 N. Hite St. Call 896-0230 for info. There’s a new way to own art, thanks to the Fine Art Adoption Network. They arrange “art adoptions” for people and organizations with a love for art but not the funds. Visit www.fineartadoption.net for more details. The Great Artistic Alliance has formed to help artists market work. Contact Paula Cundiff at cundiff222@aol.com or 637-8676. When American Style magazine asked readers to list their favorite art fairs, three events in Kentucky made the top 10: Kentucky Crafted: The Market (No. 1), St. James Court Art Show (No. 3) and Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival in Midway (No. 10). Louisville’s Waterfront Development Corporation has commissioned sculptor Ed Hamilton to create a memorial for Abraham Lincoln. Look for an unveiling in February 2008. A new book, “Painting Indiana II: The Changing Face of Agriculture,” features the work of 10 plein air (outdoor) painters. Call (812) 842-6796 or visit iupress.indiana.edu to purchase. The Collaboratory (896-0172, www.thecollab.com) is a not-for-profit visual art and music program open to the public on the last Saturday of the month. General Electric has commissioned glass artist Casey Hyland to create a chandelier for Appliance Park. A new glass flameworking supply shop, Glass Dreamz (www.glassdreamz.com), has opened at 2005 Bonnycastle Road. According to House & Garden magazine’s “Innovators” list, the Web zine MoCoLoco.com “has become a must-read for professionals and aficionados alike” on all things design. The list also mentioned William McDonough + Partners, architects of the Bernheim Visitor’s Center. —Jo Anne Triplett