Posts Tagged ‘Art’

Photo Contest Announced for new eMag

Posted by chaska on May 13, 2010

Food. Community. Connection.

These are the cornerstones that support the Bon Vivant Savant, ‘live well, live wisely’ foundation. And we’re looking for all the talented photographers out there to help make our new website – launching at the end of this month – beautiful.

Bon Vivant Savant, leading the area with unique dining events that connect people with food & fun experiences is evolving into a regional, online lifestyle magazine that will represent the best around Kentuckiana, Lexington, Cincinnati/N.KY and surrounding areas. Articles on food, great events, the arts & culture as well as personal profiles by inspired/inspiring folks will grace the online pages – all supported by an online forum as well. Contest Rules & How to Enter

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May 1st Friday Trolley Hop

Posted by chaska on May 10, 2010

story by JENNI LAIDMAN
photos by JOEY HARRISON

Don’t worry if you missed the First Friday Trolley Hop on Market Street. Most galleries will have their shows up all month. Here’s a quick look some of the highlights in the NuLu area.

Reba Rye at Zephyr Gallery

At Zephyr Gallery, 610 East Market Street, check out the big photographic canvasses of Reba Rye of Frankfort. If you find photographs a bit cold for your taste, these will warm you up. They are often arranged as triptychs or diptychs, frequently with one panel showing a person turning away from the viewer. The idea is, you’re seeing their world, from their point of view. Each panel of the triptychs works at a different scale, from close-ups of sand to aerial shots of the U.S. West. More artists, more hop

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F-N Art launches in the ‘ville!

Posted by chaska on March 5, 2010

Kenn Parks, From Madness to Release to Enlightenment

F-N Art Series Launch
THEME: Madness
The Vernon Club, 1575 Story Ave across from Hadley Pottery
$5 Cover
BVS Members are free, but must RSVP to be on the VIP list to ensure free entry

For those of you with art in your heart, the F-N Art monthly artists’ salon (minds out of the gutters, it just means Friendship and Art), offers a chance to mingle with other artists, art lovers and any one else who feels the desire to express themselves through art. The theme for the first F-N Art series is “Madness” and will be launched in March – see the connection? Clever, no? All forms of art are encouraged. And kudos must be given to my friend Carrie in Birmingham who introduced me the the F-N Art concept.

7:00 – 8:00 mingling & community art piece
8:00 – 9:00 performance pieces
9:00 – 11:00 Music by Tamara Dearing and Amanda Lucas

Vernon will also offer $1 bowling, so we will have the whole facility!

So, what is this F-N Art??

F-N Art was originally created in Birmingham, by my friend Carrie and several of her creative type friends. This isn’t about solely professional artists, but for all of us who would love to get together with other creative types and express ourselves, always over a common theme. The series launch starts with “Madness.”

Madness – what does that mean to you? For some it brings to mind sports and “March Madness,” for others it might bring to mind Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Tea Party, and even others a mental state. There are no limits. It’s up to you. Costumes as well as art are encouraged. If you don’t feel creative, feel free to bring in a piece of work created by someone else that may be inspirational to you.

I encourage all levels and all forms/mediums of art. Think of this as a modern day arts salon for sharing and mingling and finding an outlet for our creative juices. I also encourage anyone who is in Arts Therapy to use the themes with their students and encourage them to participate as well.

The flow of the evening is as follows:
7:00 – 8:00 mingling & community art piece
8:00 – 9:00 performance pieces
9:00 – 11:00 Music by Tamara Dearing and Amanda Lucas

Community Art:
BVS will provide various materials so that we can create a communal piece each month. Eventually, we hope to have a gallery setting to display work, but will always have a photo gallery at our online FB Group (in the making)

Performance Pieces:
From 8-9 we will share performance pieces, read a poem, do a short play, show your short film. All pieces are limited to no more than 10 min in length and require you to pre-register for a spot. Again, original pieces encouraged, but not required.

Starting at 9 it becomes a free for all with great music by local bands.

If I’ve missed something, let me know…
And by all means, share this event with your friends. The more the merrier.
Facebook Event invite to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=376115170408&ref=ts

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2010 Teasers…

Posted by chaska on January 26, 2010

Oh yeah, baby…you’ll definitely want to be reading our newsletter (if you’re not on it, you should sign up now)  to keep up with all the fantastic events and opportunities we have planned this year – from new partnerships, to new series and some seriously unique “one-off” events – well, there’s a ton of fun to be had! Take a peek:

NEW ART SERIES
F-N Art

For those of you with art in your heart, the F-N Art quarterly event (minds out of the gutters, it just means Friendship and Art), offers a chance to mingle with other artists, art lovers and any one else who feels the desire to express themselves through art.  The theme for the first F-N Art series is “Madness” and will be launched in March – see the connection? Clever, no? All forms of art are encouraged. And kudos must be given to my friend Carrie in Birmingham who introduced me the the F-N Art concept.

NEW MUSIC SERIES
Fleur de LIVE

Have you ever wanted to ask a musician a question but were afraid to hear yourself on the radio? Have you been to a live gig, heard a great song and wondered where the artist’s inspiration came from?  The Fleur De LIVE event will offer you a chance to see, hear and have a dialogue with local artists in an intimate, unplugged venue that encourages interaction and participation. Series debuts in July.

THEATRE HOP

Think Gallery Hop but with live performances. The return of the Theatre Hop happens in May this year. Our 2nd (nearly) annual event features theatre companies from around the city giving short performances in non-traditional venues. Hop from gallery to bar to restaurant for a 2 hr revolving show clock and finish the evening with a late happy hour and cast party where you can meet the performers.

NEW PARTNERSHIPS:

LEO
While we can’t reveal all the details just yet, I am excited to announce that BVS and LEO have joined forces to offer some spectacular events and experiential advertising options in celebration of LEO’s 20th Anniversary this year. Details to be revealed soon!

mberry
Many of you know my fascination and enjoyment experimenting with Miracle Fruit, but you may not realize my interest in exploring the health benefits (obesity, diabetes, chemotherapy patients) of the berries/tablets as well. With these life enhancing properties in mind, BVS has partnered with mberry, a company based in AZ, who is very proactive in spreading the word on this intriguing fruit. Starting now, subscribers to BVS newsletter are able to purchase through the mberry site and receive a discount of 15% and free shipping. Discount code to be sent in the upcoming newsletter.

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bbc taproom first friday artisan fair

Posted by chaska on December 1, 2008

Rob Haynes of BBC has done an incredible job of putting together a great little (well, not so little anymore) artisan fair for the December 1st Friday Trolley Hop Downtown. I’ll be there checking things out and enjoying all the old world arts and some great food prepared by Stephen Dennison, now of Z’s Fusion, and groovin’ to hip holiday tunes of Neil Spilman. Hope to see you there.bbcxmas

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gallery opening and tasty cocktails – Nov 29

Posted by chaska on November 26, 2008

If you’re looking for something to do after the family is gone (or you’re just trying to get out of the house), indulge your artsy side and enjoy the gallery showing of Ray Bruwelheide. I’ll be there making a signature Dumante Cocktail which is perfect for this time of year! Hope to see you there.

ray

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art car weekend is here

Posted by chaska on August 1, 2008

If you’ve never seen it, you should! For a part of Louisville’s offbeat and diverse artistic group – as well as out of towners, this is an art show not to be missed. For more info check out the website. Be sure to check out the schedule as it all happens today and tomorrow!! And if you have kiddoes, there is a workshop at the Ky Arts and Crafts museum for them to make their very own little art cars… how cool is that?

Photos from the website, photographer and artist info can be found there.

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