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May 6, 2008

Splatters: Art News

    Julien Robson, curator of contemporary art at the Speed Art Museum, is leaving the museum to take the same position at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. His last day is July 4.    May is National Preservation Month and Louisville’s “Hometown Tourist Month.”    The Brennan House Historic Home and the Louisville Historical League are presenting “Preserving Louisville’s Architecture: A Retrospective.” This special exhibition on endangered historic properties in the Louisville Metro area is on display May 10-18 at the Brennan House, 631 S. Fifth St. Cost is $5. For more info, call 540-5145.    Sculptor Ed Hamilton danced his way to victory at the Canfield Development’s “Dancing with the Stars, Derby Style” contest on April 26.    The Curry Stone Foundation has established the Curry Stone Design Prize, developed in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Design. The annual award of $100,000 is for “… exceptional emerging designers with extraordinary design projects or ideas that contribute positively to living conditions for broad sections of global humanity.” The winner will be announced at the 2008 IdeaFestival.    Bernheim is presenting a reenactment of artists John James Audubon and George Lehman, portrayed by Mike Strohm and Howard McDaniel, on May 19 at the Louisville Free Public Library’s main branch, from 6:30-8 p.m. The event is free.    Call for artists: Artists Mary Yates and Joyce Ogden are overseeing the creation of art in the lobby of the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Facility. They are looking for artists and non-artists to assist. Contact Ogden at 585-9911 ext. 2360 or jogden@spalding.edu for more info. —Jo Anne Triplett