Thunder Over Louisville, a new curatorial effort and anti-bullying theater project, here’s the latest arts news you might have missed – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville


Every two weeks, LPM offers you the newsletter arts, culture, etc. It’s packed with news about the arts and culture of the area, a recap of things to do and see, and each issue introduces you to an artist from the community.

Here is an excerpt from this week’s newsletter:

Events, exhibitions, etc…

Two events at the Louisville store and gallery Surface noise you might be interested:

First up: an evening of music and poetry with several artists based in Louisville and southern Indiana: Micha Feigin, Jon Silpayamanant and Aaron West. It’s a free show, but donations are accepted.

  • Date: April 22 at 7 p.m. More info here.

A Louisville legend, visual artist and chemist Elmer Lucille Allen has a solo show at Surface Noise.

  • Dates: Now – May 15. More here.

“Laureates out loud”: Kentucky Humanities and University of Northern Kentucky Present American Poet Laureate Joy Harjo and Poet Laureate of Kentucky Crystal Wilkinson in conversation.

  • Date: April 23 at 7 p.m. at NKU in Highland Heights, Ky. Registration Information here.

Thunder at the Kentucky Center will feature Louisville acts like StageOne Storytellers, DJ Alli and Juggernaut Jug Bandplus face painting, food, a drum circle, and a view of the Thunder Over Louisville fireworks display.

  • Date: April 23. Ticket information here.

Khristian I. Davis and Sadik Ibn-Mohammed in Bunbury Theatre’s ‘Look What the Fire Did’.

It’s the last week to catch The Bunbury Theaterthe production of “Look What the Fire Did”. It examines a college course created to empower young black people and what happens after a student dies.

  • Dates: Now – April 24. More information here.

There will be two free public events for the new season of “The Farmer and the Foodie” by KET one in Louisville and a second in Lexington. The show is marketed as a celebration of regional cuisine. Events include screenings and discussions.

  • Date Louisville: April 26, 6-8 p.m. Info here.
  • Date Lexington: April 28, 6-8 p.m. Info here.

Finding the Lilith Theater Company opens “Flipping the Script” later this month. This is an anti-bullying interactive theater project designed for young audiences.

  • Dates: April 30 to May 1. Ticket information here.

Hertz Gallery has three solo art exhibitions open simultaneously: visual artist Emilia Church, who grew up in Louisville; ceramist Lena Wolekand painter Gift Shield.

  • Dates: April 24 – June 4.

Editor’s Note: Check a venue’s or event’s COVID-19 safety and vaccination rules before you go.

Do you have an event you want me to know about? Email me at [email protected].

In case you missed it…

here are the road and bridge closures you’ll need to know for Thunder Over Louisville.

  • And a reminder that the theme for this year’s Thunder Over Louisville is “The Legend Returns”.

Amy Sherald has funded a new scholarship and fellowship in law at the University of Louisville. The artist painted a now iconic portrait of Breonna Taylor, and she donated proceeds from the sale of the portrait to the UofL to fund these efforts.

  • The first public display of Sherald’s portrait took place last year at the Speed ​​Art Museum in Louisville in an exhibit called “Promise, Witness, Remembrance.” The show paid tribute to Taylor, and her mother, Tamika Palmer, said it was “filled with his spirit.”

Louisville Visual Art, LVA, announced the four artists chosen for its inaugural cohort of curators for the Curate Purchase Inspire program. Keep an eye out for what Ada Asenjo, Bianca Vaughn, Minda Honey and Shauntrice Martin plan to do with the $30,000 they will receive to buy works from local artists and display them in exhibitions.

A Louisville high school student wrote a play selected for a national theater project titled “#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.” Last night, on the 23rd anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado, communities across the country, including Louisville, performed the works.

The Chicken Coop Theater Company rehearses for its production of Xanadu at Champ’s Rollerdome.

A local production of “Xanadu”, a roller disco musical, was set in an actual roller rink. The cast of the Chicken Coop Theater Company run, which ended last week, had to get used to singing and dancing on wheels.

the the new season of the Louisville Orchestra is out. It includes world premieres from the organization’s new Creators Corps composer residency, a concert series in southern Indiana, and at least a dozen free shows. (Disclosure: LO is an ACE Subscriber.)

WFPK takes a listen, watch to Louisville-based artist Zac Goldstein’s latest album, aka woods at nite.

For your Earth Day planning needs: WUOL has this classical music matching game which highlights how nature has inspired composers for centuries.

Last week, my editor and I decided to explore the melodic sounds and traditions of this year’s Spring Break season. The result is three, what we like to call, audio postcards. To listen :

  • WFPL City Editor Amina Elahi explains how the Islamic call to prayer, especially during Ramadan, reminds him of his late grandfather.
  • For Passover, I visited the Keneseth Israel Synagogue, where young children learned the Passover tradition of ask the four questions during the Seder.
  • And I attended a choir choir rehearsal at Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville to learn more about how Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” is, in fact, an Easter play.

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