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May 30, 2006

Splatters: News & Notes From the Louisville Art Scene

The Speed Art Museum’s “Passport to the Speed” free audio guide has been rated one of the top 10 in the country by MSNBC.COM. Also, the museum’s glass collection is featured in the new book “Sculpture, Glass, and American Museums,” which is available in the Speed gift shop.The Carnegie Center received an award from the American Association of Museum’s 2006 Museum Publications Design Competition.The Kentucky Foundation for Women has a new Web page with statements from women discussing the role of art and/or activism in creating positive social change (www.kfw.org).The new Jewish Hospital Medical Center South in Hillview commissioned eight local artists (Fred di Frenzi, Wyatt Gragg, Steve Heine, Bryan Holden, Paul Nelson, Berni North, Erika Strecker and Matt Weir) to create installations about nature.The Kentucky Center and the Commerce Cabinet have proposed a new specialty license plate that will celebrate Kentucky arts. The “Governor’s School for the Arts” plate must be supported by 900 signatures by June 30 before it can go into production. Go to www.kentuckygsa.com for more information.Scott Scarboro, founder of the Cinderblock Gallery, has been named the artist liaison and special-events coordinator of the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center.The George and Mary Alice Hadley Fund provides grants supporting non-profit visual arts, crafts and theater organizations. Contact the community foundation at www.cflouisville.org or 585-4649 for more information.