Weber Gallery Exhibition: The Striped Show
Friday, April 12, 2013, 5:30—9:00pm.
Free to the public; refreshments and beverages artists in attendance.
Exhibition: April 12 – May 31, 2013
Weber Gallery is proud to announce what could literally be termed a world class exhibition: The Striped Show, made possible in part through an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the support of the farsighted Louisville Metro Arts grant.
One might call this group exhibition a demonstration of both the world and of class: one great colorful world with its many classes—and cultures and races and beliefs. A world that is anything but black and white. A striped world. Diversity is a beautiful thing. As participating Russian artist Luci Mistratov puts it, “All my years in Louisville I’ve been impressed how many different people are able to live, to communicate, to work together and hold their cultural, religious and other traditions, their diversity, without conflict.” Louisville, international Compassionate City, seems the perfect place for The Striped Show.
This had to be a big show and, indeed, it includes artists of every stripe, some nationally and internationally recognized like Louisville’s own Ed Hamilton, all of broadly different ages and ethnicities. Several exhibits will stand out within the larger exhibit, one being CJ Pressma’s powerful multinational audio visual experience in the front gallery; another, the floor- to- ceiling revolving globe of the earth fabricated by Weber Group. The Earth’s continents and seas are comprised completely of colored canvas stripes painted by children, LVAA’s Open Door classes, and people with disabilities; after which the stripes are shaped and applied to the globe by Tara Remington of LVAA.
Sixteen very distinct artists make their statements overtly or subtly, abstractly or realistically, through a variety of media. The artists’ are their own illustration, their characters an amalgamation of histories, races, cultures and beliefs. Over twenty schools and organizations are collaborating in celebration of the striped world and the diversity that makes it beautiful, with as many variations in its unique peoples as hues on an artist’s palette.
Carlos Gamez de Francisco
Mary Dennis Kannapell
For information on scheduled art shows, please contact Carol Mueller at 502 584-1239.
|April 12 – May 31, 2013||The Striped Show|
|January 18 – March 22, 2013||Women Work, Visual Art Exhibition|
|October 19 – December 21, 2012||Breaking the Mold: The Louisville Clay 10th Anniversary|
|2012||Participation in Louisville Visiual Arts Festival|
|June 15 – July 27, 2012||extra ORDINARY PEOPLE|
|November 1, 2011||Art of Vision Pyramic Award, Center for Non-Profit Excellence
About the Pyramid Award
The Pyramid awards for Excellence are designed to recognize the value of our region’s nonprofit sector. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is recognizes the contributions made by nonprofit organizations in six areas: Collaboration, Diversity, Governance, Leadership, Vision, and Social Innovation. This award honors a nonprofit organization that has: devleoped a collective vision that inspired action; connected that vision to its mission and/or to community priorities; demonstrated the community benefits of that mission. Previous recipients include: Edge Outreach (2010); Hand in Hand Ministries (2009); Fund for the Arts (2008); Women 4 Women and Teach Kentucky (2007)
|October 7 – November 18, 2011||The Awful Revolting Terrible Halloween Celebration
In participation with the citywide Photo Biennial 20111. Featurin Keith Auerbach, Evi De Vie, Chris Skaggss, aritists of StudioWorks, Creative Diversity, Dreams with Wings.
|June 2011||Louisville Metro Government Arts Grant Award|
|May 2011||Council on Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors’ Vision Award|
|April 1 – June 30, 2011||Sister & Brother Exhibition|
|January 28 – March 18, 2011||Reflections from the Margins: an exhibit by Mark Bourlakas|
|November 30, 2010||National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award|
|November 16 – January 15, 2010||Art from the Hearts of Pyro|
|June 1 – July 23, 2010||SHINE: an exhibit in glass. Collaboration with the 2010 International Glass Art Society Conference, the Louisville Visual Arts Festival, Glassworks, StudioWorks.|
|2009||LIVE UNITED Social Innovation Price, Metro United Way.|
|October 1 – 31, 2009||Hold the Light: An exhibit by Tres Taylor|
|June 15 – August 28, 2009||Grand Opening with Art From the Heart: Photographic Image by Keith Auerbach|
|August 4, 2008||Weber Gallery Established|