July 11, 2006

Splatters: ART NEWS BITS

galerie hertz, on the second floor of 632 E. Market St. (584-3547), will close on Saturday, July 15, with art at reduced prices during the grand finale sale.Louisville Metro’s Historic Preservation Officer Joanne Weeter is retiring from the Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission at the end of the month.Artists Dave Caudill and Bart Herre collaborated with the students of St. Francis School in Goshen on an outdoor sculpture called “Our Gifts,” now displayed on the grounds of the school.Photographer/mixed media artist Dinah Smiley has moved her studio and gallery, Through Dinah’s Eyes, to 1701 Bardstown Road (494-7457).Artist Jeffrey Scott Holland recently exhibited his paintings, prints and photographs in Brooklyn and Seattle. For more information, visit www.jeffreyscottholland.com.Chapman Friedman Gallery, at 624 W. Main St. (584-7954), now has a wedding registry for art.Laura Armstrong, Kelly Cranston and Julia Lee won Louisville’s Third Congressional District section of the national Congressional Art Contest. The ceremony was held in Washington, D.C., on June 28.The Speed Art Museum, at 2035 S. Third St. (634-2700), has a new, free public database. The Kentucky Online Arts Resource documents the decorative arts, fine arts, folk arts and design of Kentucky (www.koar.org). Cynthia Moreno, the Speed’s curator of education, has been elected to the American Association of Museum’s National Committee on Education. The work of two contemporary Mexican artists, Sofia Taboas and Miguel Calderon, is now on display in the museum’s sculpture court.Artist & Craftsman Supply recently opened up in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. (895-7889). —Jo Anne Triplett