Splatters: ART NEWS BITS
The Fourth Annual Sale by Louisville Clay (www.louisvilleclay.org) artists will be held at Glassworks during the April 4 First Friday Gallery Trolley Hop from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Mixed media artist Caroline Waite is the speaker at the Louisville Visual Art Association’s “Food For Thought” on April 8. Call 896-2146 for reservations.Julien Robson, curator of Contemporary Art, will present a free lecture on the Venice Biennale on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m. at the Speed Art Museum (www.speedmuseum.org).Glassworks (www.louisvilleglassworks.com) has opened VONFIRE Gallery, showcasing emerging glass artists. Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden (www.hiddenhillnursery.com) near Utica, Ind., reopens on April 4. Artists Jeff Reinhardt, Don Stevens and Melvin Rowe will be there April 5-6.The interior restoration of St. James Church, 1826 Edenside Ave., by Conrad Schmitt Studios of New Berlin, Wis., has received an award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center (www.mellwoodartcenter.com) is sponsoring a design competition for “18 Art Holes” miniature golf course. Deadline: April 21. The American Printing House for the Blind (895-2405) is accepting applications from visually impaired or blind artists for “APH InSights 2008: Visions From the Mind.” Deadline: April 15. The Arts Council of Louisville will host its Third Annual Festival of the Arts April 18-19 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in Central Park. Call 585-9525 to be a participating artist. Deadline: April 11. Derby City Espresso seeks art by tattoo artists for its “Derby City Tattoo Show.” For more info, call 442-0523 or visit myspace.com/derbycityespresso. Deadline: April 17.