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Art: Uncovering secrets of the everyday

Mary Phelan’s paintings offer a fresh look at urban landscapes

It comes as no surprise that 2002 National Poet Laureate Billy Collins, known for his warm, accessible, finely crafted poems, is a fan of Mary Phelan’s paintings.

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Art: Trash man

Tom Pfannerstill transforms art into trash

By now you may know I have a passion for trompe l’oeil, as I often proclaim its virtues.

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Art: Keep it local

A roundup of holiday art shows

’Tis the season. In keeping with the holiday spirit, here are some artistic local events to entice your creative gift-giving self.

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Art: A-peel to tradition

Ryan Burns’ Year of the Banana

One of the rooms at the Tim Faulkner Gallery is looking especially yellow these days — and kinda fruity. Bananas. Lots of bananas. What’s this guy’s deal?

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Art: Motel mystery

Tracey Snelling’s multimedia project brings comic book to life

WHO IS VERONICA HAYDEN, AND WHY IS SHE ON THE RUN? WHY DID HER CREEP-TASTIC HUSBAND, VICTOR, SUDDENLY GO MISSING, SHORTLY BEFORE VERONICA VANISHED?

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Art: Rock ’n’ roll Retrospective at Revelry

“Retrospective: Don Aters” at Revelry Boutique Gallery is the kind of art exhibit you want to bring your dad to — accessible, interesting, affordable.

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Art: A Greek temple on the banks of the Ohio

LVAA celebrates 150 years of the Louisville Water Co.

The Louisville Water Company (LWC) is celebrating its 150-year anniversary. Today, of course, we think of water mostly when it doesn’t appear at the tap.

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Art: Dick Starr

Less of a dick, more of a star

The disclaimer on artist Dick Starr’s website reads: “The art work on this website contains nudity, blood, gore, sex and violence.

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Art: A horse off-course

Elena Dorfman shoots horses

Horses are ubiquitous around here. You can’t avoid them — even if you live downtown, you might see one trotting past, pulling a carriage or carrying a police officer.

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Art: Building a mystery

Gena Neumann’s art comes with secret messages

There is something to be said for artists who set up labyrinths for the mind to wander in, and then have the compassion to come along after a while and show you the exits.