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Rebecca Norton, "Counter Bells", 2013. Oil on linen, 83" x 50".

In Between, through October 11, 2014
07.12.2014
"In Between" features paintings by Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino. The artists bring both modern aesthetics and timeless ideas to the centuries-old medium of painting. They test the spatial limits of two-dimensional art through the feeling of depth that they infuse in their compositions. This illusion of depth often makes us feel as though we could walk into and physically explore the painted worlds that they create and the scale of their paintings further accentuates the idea that their artworks are actually extensions of the space we inhabit. Image shown is "Counter Bells" by Rebecca Norton, 2013. Oil on linen, 83" x 50".




Harvest, by Jeana Eve Klein, Greensboro, NC.

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through July 12
04.30.2014
Explore the world of contemporary art quilts in this national juried exhibit featuring 25 works by artists from across the United States. Now in its eleventh year, "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie" has served to broaden the concept of art quilts and gain recognition for this evolving art form. Be sure to vote for your favorite quilt to win our Visitor's Choice Award when you come in! Pictured is "Harvest", by Jeana Eve Klein, Greensboro, NC. This piece won an Award of Merit in this year's exhibit. Visit the "Form, Not Function" page to view all of this year's award winners.




New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition, April 12-26
04.08.2014
Explore the work of talented NA-FC student artists grades 5-12 in this exhibit held just for them. There will be a reception here on Thurs. April 24 from 5-6 pm for the public to view the work before the awards ceremony, which will begin at 6:30 pm in the NAHS auditorium at 1020 Vincennes St.




R. Michael Wimmer, "More Than Skin Deep" (detail), 2013. Mixed media.

Tonight, Tues. March 25! Studio Visit & Gallery Talk with R. Michael Wimmer, 6 pm at WE Studio, 324 East Main
03.25.2014
6-7 pm: Studio Visit at WE Studio & Gallery, located at 324 East Main Street; 7-8 pm: Gallery Talk at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring Street. We are pleased to invite the public for an opportunity to see New Albany artist R. Michael Wimmer's studio, WE Studio & Gallery, located at 324 East Main Street in New Albany. Following the studio visit, participants are invited to the Carnegie Center where Michael will talk about his works in the exhibit "The Potential in Everything". You can visit the Facebook page for WE Studio & Gallery at https://www.facebook.com/westudiogallery.




Carnegie Center closing at 12 pm today, Friday March 21
03.21.2014
The Carnegie Center will close for the day at 12:00 pm today, Friday March 21, to allow staff to attend funeral services for Martha Stubbins, a longtime and beloved staff member of the New Albany Floyd County Public Library. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding, as we take this time to remember our friend and pay our respects to the Stubbins family.




Gallery Talk with Albertus Gorman tonight, March 4, 6-7 pm
03.04.2014
Join artist Albertus Gorman for a gallery talk in the exhibit "The Potential in Everything". For the past ten years, Gorman has concentrated his art activities on the geographic area of the Falls of the Ohio State Park, making his artworks out of only materials that he finds along the Ohio River. Free and open to the public. Here, we see "Styro-Samurai" photographed on the alert at the Falls of the Ohio State Park.




Opening 1 hour late today, February 15, 2014
02.15.2014
Due to the weather, the Carnegie Center will open at 11:00.




Albertus Gorman, "The Tree Planters", 2013. Mixed found media. Photographed at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Gallery Talk, The Potential in Everything, This Sat. Feb. 8, 11 am
02.06.2014
For Albertus Gorman and R. Michael Wimmer, collecting objects and art making go hand-in-hand. Join them for a gallery talk in the exhibit "The Potential in Everything". Gorman has concentrated his art activities on the geographic area of the Falls of the Ohio State Park, making his artworks out of only materials that he finds there. Wimmer begins each artwork by gathering piles of objects that he pulls out of his collection – collecting from within his own collection to see what objects are visually interesting together. Free!




The Carnegie Center is closed
02.05.2014
Due to bad weather, the Carnegie Center will be closed today, Feb.5.




Carnegie Center closing at 3 pm today, Tues. Feb. 4
02.04.2014
Due to the impending bad weather, the Carnegie Center will be closing at 3 pm today, Tues. Feb. 4. Please be safe, stay warm, and we hope to see you another time soon.




Albertus Gorman, "Big Fish", 2013. Mixed found media.

LAST WEEK! The Potential in Everything, through April 5, 2014
01.27.2014
This exhibit features the works of Albertus Gorman and R. Michael Wimmer, two artists for whom collecting objects and art making go hand-in-hand. For the past ten years, Gorman has concentrated his art activities on the geographic area of the Falls of the Ohio State Park, making his artworks out of only materials that he finds along the Ohio River. Wimmer begins each artwork he creates by gathering piles of objects that he pulls out of his collection – collecting from within his own collection to see what objects are visually interesting together.




Lunch & Learn Rescheduled for Tues. Jan. 28, 12-1 pm, Falls of the Ohio: Unique in the World
01.14.2014
***Rescheduled from Tues. Jan. 21. If you were signed up for the program on Jan. 21, we will KEEP your name on our list - you do not need to register again. Alan Goldstein, Certified Interpretive Planner at the Falls of the Ohio State Park, will discuss the history of the Falls of the Ohio, from the Devonian sea floor 390 million years ago to what’s happening there today. Bring a lunch, drinks provided. Free, registration required (812-944-7336).




Jamey Aebersold NEA Jazz Masters Awards! Live webcast Mon. Jan. 13, 7:30 pm
01.11.2014
New Albany’s own Jamey Aebersold is one of the four jazz greats who are being honored as a 2014 Jazz Master by the NEA. In recognition of this honor, the Carnegie Center will host a live webcast of the awards ceremony and concert. Doors open at 7 pm, the program will begin at 7:30. Reservations are appreciated but not required to attend the webcast, which will be held in the Carnegie Center's Jane Barth Anderson auditorium. The Carnegie Center galleries will be closed so guests should enter the building through the Bank Street doors; parking is available in the lot behind the Center. This program is free and light refreshments will be available. If you are unable to attend, you can also watch the concert live online at arts.gov or jalc.org/neajazzmasters.




David Modica,

Meet and Mingle with photographer David Modica, this Sat. Jan. 11, 1-3 pm
01.08.2014
This Saturday January 11, 2014 is the last day of the exhibit "Of Place", featuring the work of video artist Tiffany Carbonneau and photographer David Modica. Join us from 1-3 pm on Saturday for a "meet and mingle" with David Modica. We'll have coffee and light refreshments available. Whether you're coming to see "Of Place" for the first time or want to have a second look, we hope you'll take this opportunity to visit when David Modica will be here to answer your questions. If you can't make it for the "meet and mingle" from 1-3 pm, you can still see "Of Place" on its last day during our normal hours from 10 am-5:30 pm.




The Labyrinth at New Harmony, photographed by Kate Linderman. Image courtesy of nps.gov.

Exploring Utopia: New Harmony on the Wabash, Dr. John Hale, Nov. 25, 12 pm
11.19.2013
Marie Duclos Fretageot, one of the founders of the Owenite New Harmony experiment, is the ancestor of Dr. John R. Hale, an archaeologist and the Director of Liberal Studies at U of L. Free, sponsored by the Paul Ogle, Inc. Foundation. Registration required (812-944-7336). *Please note that this event will be held in the sanctuary at St. Marks United Church of Christ, 222 East Spring St. (right across the street).




The hat in question. Collection of the Carnegie Center for Art and History.

Lunch & Learn: But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat? Tues. Nov. 19, 12-1 pm
11.18.2013
Carnegie Center volunteer Janene Zaccone spent the summer researching a long-held item in the Center’s collection, a hat that had been attributed to Mary Todd Lincoln. In her talk, "But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat?", Janene will describe how she conducted her research and present her findings. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




After sweeping up the sand from the World Peace mandala during the closing ceremony in July, the Tashi Kyil monks formed a procession to the Ohio River where they deposited the sand.

Tibetan Monks Return to the Carnegie, Thurs. November 14, 4-7 pm
11.13.2013
From 4-5 pm the Tashi Kyil monks will present a Tonglen ("giving and receiving") Meditation workshop ($5 suggested donation), and from 5-6 pm the monks will be available to talk with visitors. From 6-7 pm, artists Russel & Shelley Hulsey will unveil and give a brief talk about a painting they created on the mandala board that the monks used to create the World Peace sand mandala at the Carnegie Center in July.




Program & Book Signing, The Caudills of the Cumberlands, with Anne Caudill and author Terry Cummins, Wed. Nov. 6, 6 pm
11.05.2013
Appalachian author and activist Harry Caudill published the first edition of his landmark bestseller, "Night Comes to the Cumberlands", in 1963 - fifty years ago this year. In "The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry", Anne Caudill – at age 89 – tells author Terry Cummins fascinating and incredible stories from her life with Harry in Appalachia. This program is free, but seating is limited and registration is required; please call 812-944-7336 or email dthomas@carnegiecenter.org to register. This program is the first in conjunction with the publication of "The Caudills of the Cumberlands". Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at this event.




Tiffany Carbonneau, "Between Here and There: New Albany", 2013. Projected video, 12 minute loop. Site-specific installation.

Gallery Talk with Tiffany Carbonneau and David Modica, Sat. November 2, 10:30-11:30 am
10.31.2013
Join video artist Tiffany Carbonneau and photographer David Modica for a gallery talk in the exhibit "Of Place". This exhibit presents artworks by these two contemporary New Albany artists that speak to their experiences of living in New Albany today. Free and open to the public.




TONIGHT! Film screening, The Trick to Escape a Straitjacket, Wed. Oct. 30, 6-7:30 pm
10.30.2013
*ATTENTION: Traffic on 64-W leading to the Sherman Minton Bridge has been very backed up around 5:30 pm. If you are coming from Louisville tonight, we recommend taking 65-N or the 2nd St. Bridge instead. Please call 812-944-7336 if you need directions.* An eccentric lifelong New Albany resident, Kenny Stewart, recounts his passion for show business and the enchantingly bizarre stories of his life as he attempts to perform the one secret trick he’s always wanted to pull off: escaping from a straitjacket. The director of the film, Rosie Nakamura, is Kenny’s niece. Free and open to the public. Visit http://vimeo.com/rosienakamura/straitjacketfilm to view the trailer for the film.




Tiffany Carbonneau, "Between Here and There: New Albany", 2013. Projected video.

LAST WEEK! Of Place, Through January 11, 2014
10.08.2013
As New Albany's bicentennial year comes to an end, this exhibition turns our attention to New Albany today and the future of our community. "Of Place" presents artworks by Tiffany Carbonneau and David Modica, two contemporary New Albany artists that speak to their experiences of living in New Albany today. Their different perspectives influence their points-of-view on the city—one is a longtime resident, the other recently moved here. They both work in relatively new art media—one with photography, the other with video.




Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, "Confluence No.1" (detail), 2011.

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Transformation: Creating a Sense of Place Between Art and Craft, Thurs. Sept. 19, 6-7 pm
09.17.2013
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, University of Kentucky Alumni Professor, is known internationally for his innovative mixed media fiber art. He transforms linear recycled materials inspired from textile and computer symbols, and uses pattern, text, sewing, and interlacing to create unique graphic and colorful art expressions. Free!




Deborah Levine, "Dragon Tails", 2011. Hand knit from vinyl-coated polyester

Lunch & Learn: Knitting Art, Knitting Craft, with Deborah Levine, Tues. Sept. 17, 12-1 pm
09.16.2013
What is craft? What is art? What does it take for work done in a craft technique to be embraced by the art world? After 30 years as a knitter of garments, Deborah Levine has turned her needles toward knitting art. She will discuss these questions in terms of her own work as well as that of other craft knitters. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. Image shown is "Dragon Tails" by Deborah Levine, 2011. Hand knit from vinyl-coated polyester.




Suzi Zimmerer, "Letter to the Forests" (detail), Various papers, used tea bags, book parts, acrylics, pencil, ink, cut paper, collage, drawing, paste paper-making and sgraffito.

Gallery Talk, “What is Fiber Art?”, Saturday Sept. 14, 11 am-12 pm
09.11.2013
Join Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists members and exhibit juror, Beverly Glascock, for a conversation about fiber art in our current art exhibit, the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists Group Exhibition. Free and open to the public. Image shown is "Letter to the Forests" by Suzi Zimmerer.




Marti Plager, "Zion Sunset", Cotton fabric, dyed, overdyed, flour paste and soy wax resists, screen printing, textile paint & machine quilting.

Gallery Talk, What is Fiber Art? Thurs. August 8, 6-7 pm
08.06.2013
Join Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists members and exhibit juror, Beverly Glascock, for a conversation about fiber art in our current art exhibit, the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artist Group Exhibition. Free and open to the public. Image shown is "Zion Sunset" by Marti Plager.




NAHS theatre arts students Lillie Weber and Jack Amend perform at Boris Zakic's artwork

NAHS Theatre Students Perform at Carnegie Center, Tues. July 30, 6-8 pm
07.29.2013
**Due to rain, all performances will be held at the Carnegie Center, in the lower level. Students from the New Albany High School Theatre Arts program will perform original dramatic pieces inspired by the artworks of the New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Performances begin at 6:00 pm. Free & open to all.




Gloria Kemper-O'Neill, "Touch of Tradition", Cotton fabrics, machine piecing and machine quilting.

Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists Group Exhibition, through October 5
07.23.2013
Founded in 1995, LAFTA is an organization of local artists whose work encompasses various surface design & construction techniques. This juried exhibit includes work by Lisa Austin, Gweneth A. Dunleavy, Judy Goodwin, Linda Witte Henke, Gloria Kemper-O'Neill, Trish Korte, Bette Levy, Kathleen Loomis, Sallie Manassah, Pamela Mattei, Alyce McDonald, Susan Mercke, Luci Mistratov, Mary Nehring, Leigh Payne, Marti Plager, Jenna Richards, Felice Sachs, Beth Schnellenberger, Pat Sturtzel, Kit Tossman, Joanne Weis, and Suzi Zimmerer.




Artist Talk with Boris Zakic, This Sat. July 20, 10-11 am
07.17.2013
Learn more from Public Art Project artist Boris Zakic about the techniques of “gesturalist painting” that he uses in his art. Gesturalism is defined as a type of “painting or drawing in which the line indicates the physical gesture used to create it.” Free and open to the public. Registration not required.




Mandala Closing Ceremony, Saturday July 13, 12 pm
07.12.2013
The Tashi Kyil monks will conduct a closing ceremony for the sand mandala, in which the finished design is swept away as a powerful reminder of the Buddhist principal of impermanence. The monks will form a procession to the Ohio River, where they will deposit the sand as an offering of the merit created to all beings. Attendees are encouraged to join the procession to the river, and there will be another short ceremony there before the sand is deposited. The mandala is shown here at the end of the third day of construction.




Cultural Presentation by Tibetan Monks Tonight, Thursday July 11, 6-7:30 pm
07.11.2013
Monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehradun, India, will give a presentation on Tibetan monastic life, an overview of the history of their monastery, and a demonstration of Tibetan monastic chanting and debate. Suggested donation is $5; however no one will be turned away for inability to pay. No registration required.




Art Walk is proceeding tonight as planned!
06.22.2013
The Art Walk IS proceeding as planned tonight from 6-9 pm! The rain has slowed to a drizzle, a nice cool breeze is blowing, and it looks like it will be a nice night very soon. We hope to see you! Pictured is Tiffany Carbonneau's video installation "New Albany Now", projected on the side of Wick's Pizza located near State and Main. Come check out the video as it begins to get dark!




Tonight! Form, Not Function: The First Ten Years, Tuesday May 14, 6-7 pm
05.14.2013
Join us for this gallery talk with the River City Fiber Artists that takes a look at the first ten years of the Carnegie Center's "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie" exhibit. The River City Fiber Artists were instrumental in the founding of this annual, juried exhibit. Free and open to the public. Image shown is "Summer Flowers" by Daren P. Redman of Nashville, IN, winner of this year's Award of Merit, presented by Today's Woman Magazine.




Marsh Morning Mists, Charlotte Ziebarth, Boulder, CO

LAST WEEK! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through July 13
04.29.2013
Over the 10 years that this national juried exhibit has been held, it has served to broaden the concept of art quilts and gain recognition for this evolving art form. Exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc., with support from DELvelopment Foundation. Come in and vote for our Viewer's Choice Award! Shown is "Marsh Morning Mists" by Charlotte Ziebarth of Boulder, CO. Photograph by Ken Sanville.




Lunch & Learn: From Slavery to Civil War Nurse, Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tuesday April 16, 12-1 pm
04.15.2013
Judith C. Owens-Lalude will present her first-person interpretation of Lucy Higgs Nichols as part of our Lunch & Learn series. Wearing period costume, she engages the audience as she takes on the persona of Lucy Higgs Nichols by sharing Lucy’s thoughts, fears, and feelings during the pivotal events of her incredible life. Owens-Lalude will also be signing and selling copies of her book "The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom". Attendees are encouraged to view the exhibit "Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols" before or after the program. Bring your own lunch, drinks provided. Free, 812-944-7336 to register.




New Albany Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition, April 12-27
04.10.2013
Explore the work of talented NA-FC student artists grades 5-12 in this exhibit held just for them. There will be a reception on Thurs. April 25 from 5-6 pm at the Carnegie Center for the public to view the work before the awards ceremony, which will begin at 6:30 pm in the New Albany High School auditorium at 1020 Vincennes Street.




Norvin Baker (1896-1966), Untitled, 1934. Pastel on paper. Collection of the Carnegie Center for Art & History.

LAST WEEK! The Artists of the Wonderland Way, through Saturday April 6, 2013
04.02.2013
The 1906 opening of the Art Shop in New Albany by James L. Russell created an influential venue for regional art in the Southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky, area, and a gathering place for such artists as Joseph Krementz, Ferdinand Graham Walker, Harvey Joiner, Paul Plaschke, John Bauscher, Grover Page, Orville Carroll, and Russell and his son, James J. Russell. The Art Shop was a combination art supply shop and gallery, and the Wonderland Way Art Club was born there. The artists who formed the club were inspired by, and took the club’s name from, a network of roads, going along the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio to Mount Vernon, Illinois, that was designated the Wonderland Way.




Joseph Krementz (1840-1928), Untitled, 1898. Oil on canvas. Private collection.

Consult a Curator, with Warren & Julie Payne, Saturday March 23, 1-4 pm
03.19.2013
Do you have a painting that you suspect may have been created by one of the artists of the Wonderland Way? Or perhaps you know your painting was created by one of the Wonderland Way artists, but you would like to learn more about the artist or the work. If so, bring your artwork in on Saturday March 23 to meet with Warren and Julie Payne, guest curators of the exhibit "The Artists of the Wonderland Way". This program is free but attendees must register by calling 812-944-7336 for an appointment time to meet with the Paynes. Artworks will NOT be appraised. The general public is invited to attend to observe the discussion about the artworks (no appt. required).




James L. Russell (1872-1937),

Lunch & Learn: A Virtual Tour of Fairview Cemetery and Artists` Homes, Tues. March 19, 12-1 pm
03.12.2013
Warren and Julie Payne, guest curators of the exhibit "The Artists of the Wonderland Way", will discuss the use of genealogical research and tools such as ancestry.com in researching works of art, and in particular those included in the exhibit. This virtual tour will include images of headstones of a number of Wonderland Way artists buried at Fairview Cemetery, and photos of many of the Wonderland Way artists’ homes today. Bring a lunch, drinks provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




Carl Lotick (1878-1958), Untitled. Oil on board. Collection of Kyle and Susan Ridout.

Curators’ Talk, The Artists of the Wonderland Way, Tues. Feb. 26
02.21.2013
Join guest curators Warren and Julie Payne from 7-8 pm as they discuss the role that private collectors, institutions, and the families of the artists played in bringing together the work included in "The Artists of the Wonderland Way". Attendees are encouraged to visit the exhibit from 5:30-7 pm prior to the program. This free program is presented in partnership with the Floyd County Historical Society.




(L-R) Vic Megenity, Pat Vincent, Jannette Tignor, and Pam Peters discover Lucy Higgs Nichols' name for the first time in a legal document in Hardeman Co., TN.

Lucy Higgs Nichols` Civil War: From Slavery to the Grand Army of the Republic, Sun. Feb. 17, 2 pm
02.15.2013
Vic Megenity, and Curt and Pam Peters will talk on the life of Lucy Higgs Nichols. This remarkable woman was a slave who ran to freedom at Bolivar, Tennessee and reached the Indiana 23rd regiment camped there. Vic, Curt, and Pam are responsible for the extensive research that brought Lucy to life in our exhibit "Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols". Free and open to the public. Presented by the Carnegie Center and the Louisville Historical League.




Jo Ann Grimes,

Panel Discussion on Mountaintop Removal and Renewable Energy, Thurs. January 10, 6-7:30 pm
01.03.2013
The panelists will share their perspectives on the history and current work around the issue of mountaintop removal and its effects on the communities, economy and environment of Appalachia. The panel will also discuss renewable energy as an alternative to coal-powered energy. The panel will include Anne Caudill; Mary Love with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth; Andy McDonald, Director of the Kentucky Solar Partnership; and will be moderated by Ben Evans, Director of the film YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip). Free and open to the public.




Denise Burge,

Lunch & Learn: A Conversation about Video Art, Tues. Dec. 18, 12 pm
12.17.2012
Dr. Laurel Fredrickson, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Indiana University Southeast, will share a brief history of video art with us, showing examples such as Gary Hill’s “Crux” and others. Then we will move to the galleries to view “Harriman” by Denise Burge and enjoy a conversation, led by Laurel, about this artwork. Bring your own lunch, drinks provided. Free, registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by Carnegie Center, Inc.




Jo Ann Grimes, "Last Man Out"

Gallery Talk, Project Reclamation, Sat. Dec. 15, 11 am-12 pm
12.14.2012
Join exhibit co-curator Mary Margaret Sparks and artists Rachel Brewer, Jo Ann Grimes, and McKinley Moore for a gallery talk about "Project Reclamation", a visual art exhibition to help raise awareness and educate the community about Mountaintop Removal. Free & open to the public. After the talk, there will be live holiday music in the galleries.




YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip) Film Screening, Thursday December 13, 7-9 pm
12.10.2012
Director Ben Evans will be joining us! 3 friends. 50 States. One wild year! Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road - traveling America with hope, humor... and all of their garbage for the year - to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity's greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring music by Ben Sollee, Mark Geary and more. Synopsis courtesy of Media Changing Media, LLC. Presented with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Free, open to the public.




The Last Mountain Film Screening, Tonight, Thurs. Nov. 29, 7-9 pm
11.29.2012
"The Last Mountain" is a spellbinding tour along the front lines of America's most spirited battle over the environment and the economy. Set deep in the heart of Appalachian West Virginia, this consciousness-raising film captures a rowdy band of citizens as they try to stop a giant coal company from blowing up a pristine mountain for its coal. The daring solution proposed by this small Appalachian community takes on national significance when Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joins the Appalachian families to fight the extraordinary and insidious power of Big Coal. Presented in partnership with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. "The Last Mountain" was an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and the 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Free and open to the public.




Artwork courtesy of the Muhammad Ali Center

Lunch & Learn, Generation Ali: Art and Social Change, Tues. Nov. 20, 12 pm
11.19.2012
Plenty of space left! Jeanie Kahnke and Kelly Watson from the Muhammad Ali Center will talk about the Generation Ali Art & Social Change YouTube Video Contest and the Center’s Day of Dignity, Day of Compassion. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free but registration required.




Judith C. Owens-Lalude as Lucy Higgs Nichols

The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom, with Judith C. Owens-Lalude, Sat. Nov. 17, 10:30 am
11.14.2012
Writer and educator Judith C. Owens-Lalude will read from and provide first-person interpretation of her book "The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom". Set in Kentucky in the mid-nineteenth century, "The Long Walk" is a harrowing but inspiring tale of Africans enslaved on a farm outside Louisville who ran away, used the Underground Railroad to escape, and made “the long walk to freedom”. Based on the experiences of Owens-Lalude’s own great grandfather, "The Long Walk" is an important contribution to history. The program will be followed by a question and answer session and refreshments. Free and open to the public. Carnegie visitors may remember Judith from her first-person interpretation of Lucy Higgs Nichols (shown), at the opening of "Remembered: the Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols".




Michael Koerner, After the Canaries Left the Coal Mines, the Mountains began to Leave Appalachia. Oil on canvas.

LAST DAYS! Project Reclamation closes Jan. 12
10.23.2012
"Project Reclamation" is a visual art exhibition to help raise awareness and educate the community about Mountaintop Removal and its effects on the environment, society, politics and more and features artwork by Alex Adams, Rachel Brewer, Denise Burge, Aron Conaway, Joel Darland, Wayne Ferguson, Albertus Gorman, Jo Ann Grimes, Joshua Howard, Michael Koerner, McKinley Moore, Mary Margaret Sparks and Julie Yoder.




Sarah LaBarge, Clark Memorial Neckpiece

Gallery Talk with Ashley Brossart, Sarah LaBarge and Thaniel Ion Lee, Thurs. Oct. 18, 6 pm
10.17.2012
We will be staying open late on Thursday, October 18th to give visitors another chance to see the exhibit "Painted Portraits: City/Self" and meet the artists. At 6:00 pm, Ashley Brossart, Sarah LaBarge and Thaniel Ion Lee will each talk about their artworks in the exhibit, then they will be here until 8:00 pm to answer questions and talk with visitors. We will have coffee and cookies and hope you will join us to celebrate the ending of this popular exhibit. If you can't make it Thursday evening, the exhibit will be on view through Saturday, October 20th. Image shown is "Clark Memorial Neckpiece" by Sarah LaBarge.




2011 Taste for Art & History

16th Annual A Taste for Art & History, Fri. Sept. 7, 6:30 pm
09.04.2012
This annual event to benefit the Carnegie Center, Inc. features world-class beverages, delectable food, and lively silent and live auctions. $65 per person ($55 Carnegie members). Reservations confirmed only after payment in full and should be made by Sept. 5; call 812-944-7336 or reserve online at carnegiecenter.org/taste.html.




Brigadier General Daniel Griffin, Commander of the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 1863

Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with author Bryan Bush, Tues. August 21, 12 pm
08.16.2012
“My Dear Mollie: The Letters of Brigadier General Daniel Griffin, Commander of the 38th Indiana Volunteer Infantry”. The Daniel Griffin collection is one of the most outstanding collections of letters chronicling the major events of the Civil War. The letters were written between September 1861 to February 1865, and addressed to his wife Mary “Mollie” Compton. In vivid detail Daniel gives his description of camp life and major battles. The letters accurately describe people, events, and emotions of the period, the horror of battle, the pain of being separated from loved ones, the humor of camp life, valor, courage, and patriotism. Bring your own lunch, drinks provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




Sarah LaBarge, Ms. Washington Crosses the Delaware

LAST DAYS! Painted Portraits: City/Self, Through Saturday October 20
07.30.2012
This exhibit features paintings by four local artists: Ashley Brossart, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Sarah LaBarge and Thaniel Ion Lee. These four painters give us the opportunity to experience and compare their unique approaches to portraiture and to view ourselves and the cities within which we live in a new light. *As an added bonus, Thaniel Ion Lee will be drawing in the galleries on Saturday October 20 from 12-4 pm. Museum hours Tues-Sat, 10 am-5:30 pm. Image shown is "Ms. Washington Crosses the Delaware" by Sarah LaBarge.




(L-R) Chyna Cheaney, Alex Peck, and Jacie Hubbard in

Hanover College Traveling Theatre, Down by the River, Sat. July 21, 1 pm
07.17.2012
Courtesy of The Rivers Institute at Hanover College, this performance features history, folklore, and science, as well as musical performances and audience participation. Learn about the first steamboat trip down the Ohio in 1811, the start of Stephen Foster's musical career and "Ollie", the Ohio River monster that time forgot. Family friendly and free.




Michael Peake

Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with Michael Peake, Tuesday July 17, 12 pm
07.14.2012
"I Remain Your Affectionate Son", the Civil War Letters of Private James C. Vanderbilt of the 23rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. One year ago, local researcher and author Michael A. Peake began a search of the 23rd Indiana records for any additional information on Lucy Higgs Nichols. Among many other items of interest, he learned of the James C. Vanderbilt Letters, a New Albany soldier's letter collection preserved by his mother that exists in the Special Collections of the Indiana State Library. These letters show the little known history of this deserving Indiana regiment composed of citizens from Floyd, Clark and Crawford Counties. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




New Albany Public Art Walk, This Saturday June 23, 6-9 pm
06.21.2012
Start at the Carnegie Center, 201 East Spring St, and pick up a walking tour booklet. Artists, historians, demonstrators, and community leaders will be at the six artwork sites from 6-9 pm (all are walking distance from the Carnegie). A three-color screenprinted poster activity is free while they last! Live music and NABC beer garden on Bank St from 7 pm-midnight. Visit http://tinyurl.com/7p537sj to visit a Google map to find where to park and to locate the artwork sites. You may wish to bring a camp chair to enjoy the music and beer garden on Bank St. We hope to see you!




Mark Wetherington

Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with Mark Wetherington, Director, The Filson Historical Society, Tues. June 19, 12 pm
06.18.2012
"Treat Them as Wild Beasts": Civil War Bandits and Guerillas in the Ohio Valley Region. After the fall of 1862 and the Battle of Perryville, most of the conventional fighting between large Union and Confederate armies took place beyond Kentucky's borders. But the Union army was never able to adequately occupy and protect the entire state, focusing instead on key transportation arteries and garrison cities and towns. The remainder of Kentucky and So. Indiana could be a dangerous "no man's land" threatened by bandits and guerillas. This lecture explores wartime activities by these groups. Bring lunch, drinks provided. Free, register at 812-944-7336.




Complex Relationship, Cast glass, 2006

LAST WEEK! Our House: Recent Works in Glass by Joel O`Dorisio, Through July 28
05.21.2012
Through the artworks in this exhibit, glass artist Joel O’Dorisio explores the relationship between his fascination with the inherent wonder of the natural landscape and the contrived beauty of the city. To achieve a balance between these disparate elements, O’Dorisio creates molds of the bark from different types of trees that he then incorporates into cast glass sculptures. Exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. Join Joel for a gallery talk on Saturday July 28 from 10:30-11:30 am.




One of Captain Walter's letters

Lunch & Learn: God only knows when it will end: The Civil War Letters of Captain Benjamin F. Walter, with Jim Holmberg, Tues. May 15, 12 pm
05.11.2012
Jim Holmberg, Curator of Special Collections at The Filson Historical Society, will discuss Captain Benjamin F. Walter's life and his experiences during the war, quoting extensively from Walter's letters (part of The Filson Historical Society's significant Civil War collection), because "it can rarely be said better than in the words of the person who experienced the events and wrote the letters." Captain Walter was a member of the 23rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. This program is the first in a summer series of Lunch & Learn programs pertaining to the Civil War. Bring your own lunch, drinks provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




Work in the 2010 Secondary Schools exhibit

New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition, May 4-19
05.01.2012
Grades 9-12 will be on display at the Carnegie Center, and grades 5-8 will be on display at the NA-FC Public Library, 180 W. Spring St. Explore the work of talented NA-FC student artists in this exhibit held just for them. Carnegie Center hours Tues-Sat, 10 am-5:30 pm, Library hours 9 am-8:30 pm Mon-Thurs, 9 am-5:30 pm Fri-Sat, and 1-5 pm Sun.




Nathan Smith, Differential Component Study

Lunch & Learn with Artist and Architect Nathan Smith, Tues. April 17, 12-1 pm
04.16.2012
In keeping with Earth Day on April 22, Nathan Smith will speak about his work both as an architect and an artist and how he uses recycled materials in his projects. He will also speak about the MicroPark that he will create in downtown New Albany as part of the 2012 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




Spring Doily (detail) by Bette Levy

Gallery Talk with Bette Levy, Sat. March 24, 10:30 am
03.23.2012
Please note: Bette Levy's gallery talk tomorrow, Saturday March 24 from 10:30-11:30 am was incorrectly listed in Velocity as occurring on Sunday March 25. The Courier-Journal will be printing a correction in tomorrow's newspaper. If you miss the gallery talk this Saturday March 24, there is another gallery talk with Bette scheduled on Thursday April 12, from 6-7 pm.




Spring Doily by Bette Levy

LAST WEEK! Tools of the Trade: Fiber Art by Bette Levy,Through April 28
03.06.2012
Bette Levy is known for her embroidered artworks that explore the textures and patterns of the natural world. This new exhibit explores gender roles and tradition through conceptual crocheted pieces and paper quilts. Bette and other fiber artists “crochet bombed” the Carnegie Center’s outdoor urns, lamp posts and trees, come take a look!




Carnegie Center Closing at 5:00 pm Fri. March 2
03.02.2012
The Carnegie Center is closing at 5:00 pm today, Friday March 2, due to the ongoing inclement weather. Everyone please be safe.




The cover of

Lunch and Learn, Mervin Aubespin, Kenneth Clay, and J. Blaine Hudson, Two Centuries of Black Louisville, Tues. Feb. 21, 12 pm
02.17.2012
Since the settlement of Louisville in 1778, African Americans have created a history behind the wall of slavery and the veil of segregation, and have forged a remarkably vibrant community that, at times, influenced the political and cultural history of the nation. Mervin Aubespin, Kenneth Clay, and J. Blaine Hudson, authors of the book "Two Centuries of Black Louisville" will discuss these challenges and accomplishments. Copies of "Two Centuries of Black Louisville" will be available for purchase and signing after the program. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, registration required (812-944-7336).




Lucy Higgs Nichols, 1898

Grand Opening, Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols, Sat. Feb. 4, 10:30 am
01.31.2012
Lucy Higgs Nichols escaped from slavery in 1862 and served as a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. The exhibit will be formally opened to the public at 10:30 am with a ribbon cutting by New Albany Mayor Jeff M. Gahan. A community choir drawn from area churches will perform at 11:00 am, followed by a first-person interpretation of Lucy Higgs Nichols performed by writer and educator Judith C. Owens-Lalude at 11:15 am. Historians Curtis and Pamela Peters and Vic Megenity will speak about "The Search for Lucy Higgs Nichols" at 11:45 am, followed by sculptor David Ross Stevens on "Creating Lucy Higgs Nichols" at 12:15 pm. Free and open to the public.




Seeking Shade, Marti Plager

Lunch & Learn with Juror Marti Plager, Artistic Voice and Style: Are they the same or different? Tues. Jan. 17, 12 pm
01.13.2012
Marti Plager, a Louisville artist and one of the 2012 "Form, Not Function" jurors, will speak about artistic voice and style and whether these are the same or different elements within an artist's work. She will share her experiences and relate these ideas to her own art quilts and to artworks in the current "Form, Not Function" exhibition. The audience will be treated to the chance to see a selection of Marti's own artwork in person, along with digital images of others. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).




Best in Show, Betty Busby, Albequerque, NM, Fracture

Form, Not Function 2012 Award Winners Announced!
01.06.2012
Best in Show, Presented by Carnegie Center, Inc: Betty Busby, Fracture; Award of Excellence, Presented by the River City Fiber Artists: Katherine Allen, EVENTIDE (Triptych); Award of Excellence, Presented by Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists: Julia E. Pfaff, Contrast IX - Yellow; Award of Merit: Linda T. Walburn, Entropy 3; Award for Political and Social Commentary, Presented by Kathleen Loomis: Shawn Quinlan, The Fix Is In; Inspired by Nature Award, Presented by Juanita Yeager: Erika Carter, Cradle 2; Honorable Mention: Lisa Penny, Wall Street. Congratulations to all the award winners and accepted artists!




Honorable Mention, Lisa Penny,Wall Street

LAST DAY! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through March 3
01.03.2012
"Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie" is a national juried exhibit of contemporary art quilts featuring 24 works by artists from across the United States. Over the nine years that this exhibit has been held, it has served to broaden the concept of art quilts and gain recognition for this evolving art form. Stop in and vote for your favorite piece - the winning artist at the end of the show receives the $50 Viewers' Choice award!




Amy Pender, Residence, Blown and hot-sculpted glass

Free Teen Class Dec. 27! Intro to Sustainability and the Fire Arts
12.19.2011
For students ages 16-18. Limited to 20 students. Free, pre-registration required (812) 944-7336. This is a special program for teens to learn about sustainability through conversations and activities about alternative energy, the carbon cycle and how trash can be turned into an energy source, led by Sarah Lynn Cunningham of the Louisville Climate Action Network. The class content will consist of a mix of discussion, video presentation, and demonstration. Students will enjoy a pottery wheel demonstration with artist and Ohio Valley Creative Energy board member Benjamin Hunter as part of the class. Hunter's work is included in the current exhibit "Powering Creativity" (presented with OVCE), on display through December 30.




New Albany Public Art Project Call for Artists
12.03.2011
We are now accepting proposals from artists for the 2012 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. The submission deadline is January 3, 2012! Three artists will be selected to create outdoor artworks that will be installed in the Spring of 2012 to remain on view for two years. Each selected artwork will interpret one of the following historic themes: Education, Neighborhoods & Architecture, Parks & Recreation or Transportation. To learn more & download the call for artists, visit www.napublicart.org & click "For Artists"




Carnegie Center Closing at 4:30 pm on Tues. Nov. 22
11.21.2011
The Carnegie Center will be closing at 4:30 pm on Tuesday November 22 so that staff can attend the visitation for Carnegie Center board member Kevin Hammersmith. We have worked (and played) with Kevin for more than a decade, and we will miss him more than words can say. Our thoughts are with Kevin's family and many, many friends as we grieve this terrible loss.




Dandelion Dreaming (detail), Casey Hyland, Hot-sculpted glass, stainless rod, turf

Carnegie Center Closed Today, Thurs. Oct. 27
10.27.2011
The Carnegie Center is closed today, Thursday October 27, due to electrical issues. We apologize for any inconvenience. We anticipate that we will reopen tomorrow, Friday October 28, at our usual opening time, 10:00 am. Don't forget tomorrow evening from 6-8 pm is the opening reception for "Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat", presented with Ohio Valley Creative Energy. Plus there will be other fun events tomorrow evening at the NABC Bank Street Brewhouse! Visitors can join a "deinstallation celebration" for Leticia Bajuyo's "Brew History: All Bottled Up" at the Brewhouse from 6-8 pm, followed by an after party with live music. We hope to see you.




Brian Harper, Oscillations (folding, 23) (detail), Ceramic, epoxy, stain

LAST WEEK! Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat
10.18.2011
This exhibition of fire arts, works of art that utilize heat or flame in their creation, highlights the exceptional ceramic, glass and metal artworks being created in our region. Featuring work by Amy Pender, Aron Conaway, Benjamin Hunter, Brian Harper, Casey Hyland, Chris Chappell, Craig Kaviar, Devin French, Elmer Lucille Allen, Jonathan Swanz, Karine Maynard, Kristen Davis, Leah Friedberg, Matthew Maynard, Nicole Jacquard, Raymond Graf and Wayne Ferguson.




The cover of Pamela Cotton's book

Lunch & Learn: Pamela Cotton, author of Mindful Resilience, Tues. Oct. 11, 12 pm
10.06.2011
Pamela Cotton, author of "Mindful Resilience: Navigating the Labyrinth of Change in Times of Challenge", will briefly link the concept of presence to Penny Sisto's work now in the gallery, and then she will present some of the fundamentals of this process. The quilt used for the book's cover, not seen in any of Penny's shows, will be on display during the presentation. Free, registration required. Pamela will also be presenting a program with Penny on Sat. Oct. 15, 10 am-12 pm; they will share personal experiences and their own paths to discovering internal resilience and participants will be invited to share their own experiences. $15 / $10 Carnegie members. Registration required by Oct. 12. **Paste http://g.co/maps/cc6kp into your Internet browser for alternate directions to the Center.




Wolf Moon, by Penny Sisto

Gallery Talk with Penny Sisto and Anthony Redfeather Nava, Wed. Sept. 28, 6-7 pm
09.27.2011
Penny Sisto will speak about the artworks in the Heartbeats exhibit. She will also be joined by Anthony Redfeather Nava, who will share Native American stories and music related to the artworks in the exhibit. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the first gallery talk, this talk will take place in our lower level program space, with time to view the exhibit and speak to Penny and Anthony afterward. Free and open to the public, no registration required. **For alternate directions to the Carnegie Center due to the closing of the Sherman Minton Bridge, please paste http://g.co/maps/cc6kp into your Internet browser. Please call us if you have any questions.




The cover of Edwards' new memoir

Live Interview and Book Signing with Bob Edwards, Sat. Sept. 24, 6 pm
09.19.2011
Louisville native Bob Edwards got his start in radio in New Albany in 1968 at WHEL, located on the second floor of a building at the corner of Pearl and Main Streets. Edwards will be interviewed by Roger Whaley, Director of Technology for the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation (retired) and the first radio instructor at Floyd Central High School. $10 per person, free for Carnegie Center members. Reservations are required and must be made by Sept. 21 (812-944-7336). Reservations are confirmed ONLY after payment in full. **For alternate directions to the Carnegie Center due to the closing of the Sherman Minton Bridge, please paste http://g.co/maps/cc6kp into your Internet browser. Please call us if you have any questions.




The cover of the DVD

TIME CHANGE for Why Quilts Matter with Shelly Zegart, Wed. Sept. 14, 7:30-9 pm
09.13.2011
Sherman Minton Bridge (I-64) over the Ohio River is closed indefinitely. Due to the effect of the closing on rush hour traffic, we have changed the time of "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics" with Shelly Zegart on Wed. Sept. 14 to 7:30-9 pm. We have created a Google Map showing an alternate route of how to get to the Carnegie Center during the bridge closure, please paste http://g.co/maps/cc6kp into your Internet browser. Please call us if you have any questions (812) 944-7336.




Guests enjoy the live auction at the 2010 Taste for Art & History.

15th Annual A Taste for Art & History, Fri. Sept. 9, 6:30 pm
08.25.2011
This annual fundraising event features world-class beverages, delectable food, and a lively silent auction. LIVE AUCTION items include Churchill Downs Superfecta Package; Golf at The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort; An Evening with Bob Edwards (catered dinner for 12); and a Wine Weekend in Washington State at Chateau St. Michelle. $65 per person ($55 Carnegie members). Click on "Get Involved!" for more info.




Closed Wednesday
07.20.2011
The Carnegie Center will be closed today due to power outages from last night's storms. We will update the website as soon as we are able to re-open. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you and stay cool!




White Buffalo (detail), by Penny Sisto

LAST WEEK! Heartbeats: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto, Through October 15
07.19.2011
In this new exhibit, fiber artist Penny Sisto has embraced her interest in Native American history and culture. She writes, "Heartbeats is a journey into opposites, starting with the contrast between the sharpness of my needles, and the softness of the cloth, between the ache of honoring the past, and journeying into hope for a healing future." **For alternate directions to the Carnegie Center due to the closing of the Sherman Minton Bridge, please paste http://g.co/maps/cc6kp into your Internet browser. Please call if you have questions.




Steamboat table from the Carnegie Center's collection

Lunch & Learn, Steamboats: Remaking the Falls of the Ohio 1811-1850, Tues. July 19, 12 pm
07.15.2011
Presented by Mark Wetherington, Executive Director, Filson Historical Society. The arrival of the New Orleans at the Falls of the Ohio in 1811 ushered in a new era of transportation technology - steamboats. This lecture explores some of the people and places involved in the rise of a steamboat industrial complex in the communities that encircled the Falls, 1811-1861. Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Resartus, by Dominic Guarnaschelli, on the front lawn of the Carnegie Center

New Albany Public Art Walk, Sat. July 9, 6-9 pm
07.05.2011
After welcoming remarks at the Carnegie at 6 pm, visitors can drop in at the eight artworks of the New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series between 6:30-9 pm to speak with the artists and learn more about the project themes. A walking tour booklet for the 2011 artworks will be available at the sites. Art Walk participants can make their own screenprinted poster during the event. Sponsored by Carnegie Center, Inc.




Cover of

Lunch & Learn: The Indiana Supreme Court: Its History and Its Justices, Tues. June 21, 12-1 pm
06.16.2011
Authors Linda Gugin and James St. Clair will discuss their new book “Justices of the Indiana Supreme Court.” The authors “explore the lives of each justice, unearthing not only standard biographical information but also personal stories that offer additional insight into their lives and times.” Gugin and St. Clair also co-authored “Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice” (1997). Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Karen Titus,

LAST WEEK! 20/20 Vision Join us tomorrow night for a free program with Jan Albers from 6-7 pm
05.25.2011
From 1989-1995, artists Jan Albers and Karen Titus took photographs and interviewed people they encountered along U.S. Route 20, the longest transcontinental highway in the United States. Reaching from coast to coast, it begins in Boston, MA and ends at the Pacific Ocean in Newport, Oregon. They documented sites, events, and stories of people along this road.




Postcard from the Carnegie Center collection

Lunch & Learn: Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Good Architecture, May 17, 12 pm
05.16.2011
In celebration of National Preservation Month, author Craig Reynolds will present a program on Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s first internationally important architects. Reynolds will explain Jefferson’s theories and practices in architecture by exploring his only published book, "Notes on the State of Virginia", and conclude with a brief survey of New Albany architecture, including the Carnegie Center. Bring a lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




The 2010 NA-FC Secondary Schools exhibit

New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition, May 6-21
05.04.2011
Enjoy works by talented young artists in the New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools. Awards presentation and reception Thursday May 19, 6:30-8 pm, at St. Marks United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 222 East Spring Street (across the street from the Carnegie Center).




Leticia Bajuyo inside her sculpture

Lunch & Learn: The Art of Leticia Bajuyo, Tuesday April 19, 12-1 pm
04.15.2011
Leticia Bajuyo, co-curator of the Carnegie's current exhibit ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors, will join us to talk about her art. Leticia thrives on learning or inventing new ways to make, as evidenced in her artwork for the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project, which includes recycled beer bottles. Her approach to technique has a do-it-yourself, problem-solving attitude that is guided by concept and yields combinations such as 6,000 donated CD's and salvaged doors or Styrofoam peanuts and Happy Meals. Leticia creates, lives, and teaches in Southern Indiana where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College (www.leticiabajuyo.com). Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Registration is required (812-944-7336). Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Artist Al Gorman pictured with some of his Styrofoam sculptures at Falls of the Ohio State Park, Nov. 2008

ArtsWORK with Al Gorman Tomorrow Sat. March 26 CANCELED
03.23.2011
But don't forget you can attend a free lecture the same day by artist Jerry Bleem at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 12-1 pm. Jerry's work is on display at the Arts Council (820 E. Market St.) through June 17. Call Julie Schweitzer at the Arts Council at 812-949-4238 to RSVP for Jerry's program.




The cover of Robin Ryle's book, “Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration”

TONIGHT Wednesday March 16, 6-7 pm: Robyn Ryle, Gender in the Media & Popular Culture
03.15.2011
Why do most beer commercials seem to be aimed at men? Do women direct different kinds of films, make different kinds of music, or create different kinds of sculptures or paintings? In this talk, Robyn Ryle will explore a sociological perspective on the answers to these questions and more related to gender, the media and popular culture. Ryle is Associate Professor of Sociology, Hanover College, and author of “Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration,” published February 2011 by Pine Forge Press. Free and open to the public. No registration required.




Mary Dennis Kannapell, Ponder, Painted ceramic

LAST WEEK! ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors
03.11.2011
Enid Yandell (1869-1924) was the first recognized female sculptor in Kentucky. In 1998 a small group of female sculptors in Louisville came together to provide support for each other and took on the name of ENID for their collective. Including artwork by: Gayle Cerlan, Caren Cunningham, Jeanne Dueber, Ewing Fahey, Sarah Frederick, Valerie Sullivan Fuchs, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Elizabeth Kirkwood, Frances Kratzok, Shawn Marshall, Suzanne Mitchell, Joyce Ogden, Jacque Parsley, Cynthia Reynolds, and Melinda Walters. Exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5:30 pm. Admission is free.




The cover of Jane E. Schultz's book

Special Women`s History Month Program This Thurs. March 10, 7 pm: Author Jane E. Schultz
03.07.2011
In the free program "Harriet Eaton and Civil War Relief Work: Cooperation and Collision in Military Field Hospitals", author Jane E. Schultz will speak about how we have now come to understand the importance of medical partnering in medicine during the Civil War. Harriet Eaton, whose diary Schultz published in 2010 as "This Birth Place of Souls: The Civil War Nursing Diary of Harriet Eaton", will provide the focal point for this free lecture. This program is generously underwritten by Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. Registration is required (812-944-7336).




Dr. John Dittmer

`The Possibilities of Democracy` with John Dittmer, Thurs, Feb. 17, 7 pm
02.16.2011
We are thrilled to be welcoming noted Civil Rights author and historian Dr. John Dittmer to the Carnegie Center this Thursday evening. Please join us for his talk "The Possibilities of Democracy." Dr. Dittmer will discuss the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi and how local people were responsible for its success. He will also talk about the challenge of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party to the regular segregated delegation at the 1964 National Democratic Convention and how that challenge led to the opening up of the Democratic Party to minorities, thus making the candidacy of Barack Obama possible. Co-sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. and the Indiana University Southeast History Program's Institute for Local and Oral History.




Lucy Higgs Nichols with members of the 23rd Indiana, c. 1898

Lunch & Learn: New Findings about Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tues. Feb. 15, 12-1 pm
02.11.2011
Learn about the plans for the upcoming exhibition titled The Seven Journeys of Lucy Higgs Nichols. This permanent exhibit will tell Lucy’s story from her escape from slavery in 1862, through her service as a nurse with the 23rd Indiana Regiment during the Civil War, to her life in freedom in New Albany as an admired citizen whose wartime service earned her a nurse’s pension by a Special Act of Congress in 1898. Free and open to the public, pre-registration required (812-944-7336). Bring a lunch, drinks are provided. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Artist Al Gorman with his styrofoam sculptures at the Falls of the Ohio State Park

CANCELED: ArtsWORK Program with Al Gorman, Sat. Jan. 22
01.20.2011
The ArtsWORK program with Al Gorman scheduled for this Saturday Jan. 22 has been canceled. We do plan to reschedule this program, so stay tuned for a new date. Thank you.




A Time to Sow, Joanne Weis, from the 2009 exhibit Earthworks

Lunch & Learn with Form, Not Function Juror Joanne Weis Tomorrow, Tues. Jan 18, 12 pm
01.17.2011
Artist Joanne Weis will speak about “Finding your Voice as an Artist” and seek to answer four questions: 1. How do you find meaningful ideas and images? 2. How do you make these concepts tangible through the design process? 3. Where do tools and techniques fit into your process in order to support rather than dictate your art? 4. How do you define and produce art that is "good" and "feels right"? Joanne will share some of her own experiences as an artist and this program is open to all—artists and art appreciators alike! Free and open to the public, pre-registation required (812-944-7336). Bring a lunch, drinks are provided. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Barbara W. Watler, Hollywood, FL, Red Bioluminescence, 2011 Form, Not Function Best in Show

2011 Form, Not Function Award Winners!
01.08.2011
Best in Show: Barbara W. Watler, Hollywood, FL, "Red Bioluminescence" (pictured at left); Award of Excellence: Patricia Mink, Johnson City, TN, "Appalachian Landscape V"; Award of Excellence: Shin-hee Chin, McPherson, KS, "Self-portrait (#5)"; Award of Merit: Jill Ault, Ann Arbor, MI, "Ovals, Interference"; Award of Merit: Lisa A. Call, Denver, CO, "Home #13"; Award for Political and Social Commentary: Caroline Szeremet, Hebron, KY, "Oil Spill 2". Congratulations to all! Check back soon for images of the award winners.




Barbara W. Watler, Hollywood, FL, Red Bioluminescence

LAST DAY THIS SATURDAY! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
01.04.2011
Explore the world of contemporary art quilts in this national juried exhibit featuring 31 works by artists from across the United States. Over the eight years that this exhibit has been held, it has served to broaden the concept of art quilts and gain recognition for this evolving art form. Visitors on Sat. March 5 can also enjoy a free program, "Contemporary Textiles with Rowland Ricketts", from 11 am-12 pm. Exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5:30 pm. Admission is free.




HAPPY NEW YEAR!
12.30.2010
The Carnegie Center will be closed on Friday December 31 and Saturday January 1. Be sure to join us Friday January 7 from 6-8 pm for the opening reception for our next exhibit, Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie.




An image from a 2008 ice storm in Boston, MA.

We are opening at 11:00 am today!
12.15.2010
Due to the ice, we will be opening at 11:00 am today, Dec. 17. Please be safe and stay warm!




Susan Gorsen, Spring Fling, 2010, Oil pastel on paper

Gallery Talk with Susan Gorsen, This Thurs. Dec. 9, 6-7 pm
12.07.2010
Explore the exhibit "Phoenix Rising: Artwork by Susan Gorsen" with the artist during this free gallery talk. Free and open to the public. Exhibit on display through December 30. If you can't attend the gallery talk, you can check out audio recordings of Susan speaking about her work on our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/TheCarnegieCenter.




Artist Melissa Wilson

ArtsWORK-New Albany Networking & Workshop: Melissa Wilson, Sat. Dec. 4, 10 am
11.30.2010
ArtsWORK-New Albany is presenting a series of free monthly workshops at the Carnegie Center for artists focusing on career development skills and issues faced by artists with disabilities. On Saturday December 4 from 10-11 am at the Carnegie Center, artist Melissa Wilson will be discussing the Creative Diversity gallery and how she has adapted her own artwork due to physical limitations. Pre-registration required (812-944-7336).




Artist C.J. Pressma (photo credit John Nation)

Two Great Artists, Two Free Programs, This Sat. Nov. 20: C.J. Pressma & Susan Gorsen
11.17.2010
From 10-11 am, as a part of the monthly ArtsWORK-New Albany program, C.J. Pressma will present a talk on “Technology Working for Art” and artists will have the opportunity to network with other participants. Pre-registration required (812-944-7336). From 11:30 am-12:30 pm, artist Susan Gorsen will present a gallery talk on her exhibit "Phoenix Rising." Free and open to the public. Stay for both programs and spend your Saturday morning with us!




Susan Gorsen, Fish Gotta Swim, 2001, Oil pastel on paper

Lunch & Learn: Understanding Abstract Art for Art Phobics, with Susan Gorsen, Tues. Nov. 16, 12 pm
11.15.2010
Don't miss this great free program tomorrow from 12-1 pm with artist Susan Gorsen, whose exhibit "Phoenix Rising" is on display at at the Carnegie Center through December 30. It's not too late to sign up for this program, just call 812-944-7336 to register. You'll be glad you did! Bring a lunch, drinks are provided. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. You can learn more about Susan and her work on her blog http://www.susangorsen.blogspot.com/.




Susan Gorsen, July Heat, 2010, Oil pastel on paper

LAST DAY! Phoenix Rising: Artwork by Susan Gorsen
10.25.2010
Louisville, Kentucky artist Susan Gorsen has been exhibiting vividly colored abstract drawings for nearly three decades. However, in 2004 degenerative osteo-arthritis in both shoulders made it impossible for Gorsen to continue her quarter-century studio practice. After having bi-lateral shoulder replacement surgery in 2007 she was determined to resume her artwork and, as of January 2009, she is back working full-time in her studio. "Phoenix Rising" will highlight works of art that Gorsen created before her surgery alongside works that she has created since returning to her studio. On display through December 30, 2010.




Artist and gallery owner Billy Hertz

ArtsWORK-New Albany Networking and Workshop: Billy Hertz, Saturday Sept. 25 at 10 am
09.21.2010
ArtsWORK-New Albany and the Carnegie Center for Art and History are presenting a series of free monthly workshops for artists focusing on career development skills and issues faced by artists with disabilities. On Saturday September 25 from 10-11 am, Billy Hertz will be speaking at the Carnegie Center about resume writing and offering advice to artists looking to get “a foot in the door” at a gallery. Hertz has shown his work across the U.S. and in Russia and is the owner of Galerie Hertz, located on South Preston Street in Louisville. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with each other while building arts career-related skills during Hertz’s presentation. Pre-registration recommended (812-944-7336).




Architect Nathan Fuchs will discuss his work on the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center.

Lunch & Learn: Green Building Design, Tues. Sept. 21, 12 pm
09.20.2010
Join architect Nathan Fuchs for a discussion about designing buildings with green design principles and integrating LEED and environmentally friendly design into both old and new buildings. Free but registration is required (812-944-7336). You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks are provided. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Guests bid on live auction items at the 2010 A Taste for Art & History!

Closed Saturday, Sept. 11.
09.11.2010
Thanks to everyone who came to the Taste for Art & History Friday evening! It was a wonderful and successful event and we appreciate your support. We are closed on Saturday while our dedicated event committee and board get the center ready for the public to enjoy again on Tuesday. Thank you!




Still from Amplified Colony by Julia Oldham, HD video, 3:15, 2010

LAST WEEK! Possumhaw Plant Electrics: Drawings & Videos by Julia Oldham
08.27.2010
During her time as Bernheim Arboretum's 2010 Artist in Residence, artist Julia Oldham assumed a fictional identity as a technician for "Possumhaw Plant Electrics" and pursued a series of four strange experiments on the arboretum grounds. The resulting videos and preliminary drawings are on display at the Carnegie Center through October 23.




Program on Preservation & Sustainability this Saturday at the Carnegie Center
08.05.2010
This Saturday, August 7 at 10:30 am Prof. Duncan Campbell, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at Ball State University, will talk about preservation & sustainability, followed by a question and answer session. Professor Campbell has spoken and researched extensively on many topics related to sustainability and historic preservation including embodied energy, the value of restoration over demolition, and the importance of community involvement in large-scale projects. He also led students in preparing and presenting a plan for the revitalization of downtown Irvington.




Day at the Museum!
08.02.2010
Join us for Day at the Museum on Tuesday, August 3, 11 am - 2 pm and enjoy art activities: fused bead magnets, scratch art door hangers, sand art keychains, letter bead jewelry & zipper pulls with CAPE, face painting & tie-dyed t-shirts (each child must bring his/her own t-shirt). Grilled hot dogs, chips & drinks will be served. No reservations required and the whole event is free and open to the public while supplies last!




Karen Leist Bassett, Polly's Freeze at Dusk, Georgetown, IN

Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: Final Week!
07.16.2010
Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: 50 Years of Preservation in Southern Indiana, on display through August 21, features photographs of landmarks in sixteen Indiana counties and New Albany architectural remnants including the Scribner Park Fireman, a stone finial from the post office, parts of the original steeples from St. Mary’s and St. Marks Churches, and marble flooring from the Floyd County Courthouse.




Workers at DePauw's American Plate Glass Company

It Started Here! Plate and Architectural Glass, Thursday June 24, 7-8 pm
06.22.2010
David Barksdale will discuss the history of plate glass in New Albany, which began in 1869 when the New Albany Glass Works became the first company in the U.S. to manufacture plate glass. In 1875, G.B. Alberts founded Alberts Stained Glass Studio (now Architectural Glass Art) in Louisville. Ken von Roenn will share AGA's history and discuss the development of architectural glass. Free and open to the public.




C. Matthew Szösz, Untitled (Inflatable) No. 29, Fused and inflated glass

Artist Talk, Art Walk, and Glass by the Block TONIGHT!
06.11.2010
Matthew Szösz presents an artist talk from 6-7 pm on his exhibit Phase Change and his unique process of inflating fused plate glass. The New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project Kickoff and Art Walk begins here at 6 pm, and from 6:30-9 pm the Art Project artists, paired with historians, will be available at the art installation sites to talk with visitors. Glass by the Block, tonight 5-9 pm and Sat. 12-4 pm, includes glass installations in the downtown area and five glass exhibits at IUS.




Untitled (Inflatable) No. 29, fused and inflated glass

Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz
05.24.2010
"Phase Change" refers to the shift undergone by materials as they move from one state of matter to another - liquid to solid, gas to liquid. Writes Matthew, "The works are partnerships between the glass and myself - a carefully planned and assembled experiment is prepared, and then submitted to physics for sudden, violent, often unpredicted results.” Be sure to check out our gallery iPods with additional videos of Matthew's work! On display through July 10.




Glass Opening Still On Tonight! Public Art Project Art Walk Postponed to June 11.
05.18.2010
Join us tonight from 6-9 pm for the opening reception for "Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz." The Art Walk for the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project has been postponed to June 11, 6-9 pm, due to inclement weather. At tonight's opening for "Phase Change" at the Carnegie Center, visitors will have the opportunity to meet Matthew and the Public Art Project artists!




Our building under construction, 1903.

Lunch & Learn: Arthur Loomis, Southern Indiana`s Landmark Architect, Tuesday May 18, 12-1 pm
05.17.2010
For National Preservation Month, architect Steve Wiser will present a program about Arthur Loomis, an architect who lived in Southern Indiana. His firm, Clark & Loomis designed most of the Carnegie Libraries in this area, including New Albany’s Carnegie Library (now the Carnegie Center). Loomis was also the architect for the Speed Art Museum. Free, registration required (944-7336).




New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition
04.29.2010
April 30-May 15, 2010. Awards Reception Thursday May 13, 6:30-8 pm with awards ceremony at 7 pm, at St. Mark’s Church Fellowship Hall, 222 East Spring St. Enjoy works in a wide variety of media created by the NA-FC school system's talented young artists. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5:30 pm. Admission is free.




Closing Soon: Outta Sight! The Inner Vision of Two Blind Guys
04.20.2010
The last day of this popular exhibit is Saturday April 24, so please don't miss it. Outta Sight! presents the work of Louisville artists C.J. Pressma and Keith Kleespies, who have both, in recent years, dealt with developing vision impairment. Their light-hearted exhibit title illustrates the attitude and approach they have brought to their vision loss.




Lucy Higgs Nichols c. 1898, surrounded by members of the 23rd Indiana

Lunch & Learn: Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tuesday April 20, 12-1 pm
04.19.2010
Local historians Vic Megenity and Pam Peters will share an update on the details they have uncovered about Lucy Higgs Nichols, the subject of an upcoming permanent exhibit and documentary film. Lucy went from being a slave in Bolivar, Tennessee to drawing a pension from the U.S. government for her service as a nurse during the Civil War. In 1862 she joined the Indiana 23rd Regiment and returned to New Albany with them after the War. Free, but registration is required (812-944-7336). You may bring a brown bag lunch; drinks are provided. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Call for Glass Artists!
04.09.2010
New Albany will be awash with glass this June! The Glass Art Society will be holding their annual conference in Louisville on June 10-12. Check out their website: http://www.gaslouisville2010.org/ In addition to an exhibit called "Phase Change" by C. Matthew Szösz at the Carnegie Center (see his work to the left), we are matching artists with locations around downtown New Albany to exhibit their works. Please click below to download a pdf for this project, "Glass by the Block."




Gallery Talk with the Outta Sight! Artists Thursday April 8, 7-8 pm
04.01.2010
Join artists C.J. Pressma and Keith Kleespies in the Carnegie Center galleries to talk about their works in the "Outta Sight! The Inner Vision of Two Blind Guys" exhibition. Both artists have dealt with developing vision impairment in recent years. Their light-hearted exhibit title illustrates the attitude and approach they have brought to their vision loss. On display through April 24.




Outta Sight! The Inner Vision of Two Blind Guys
03.09.2010
This exhibit presents the work of Louisville artists C.J. Pressma and Keith Kleespies, who have both, in recent years, dealt with developing vision impairment. Their light-hearted exhibit title illustrates the attitude and approach they have brought to their vision loss. On display through April 24. Exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Jo-Ann Golenia, Venice, FL, Hiding

Only 2 Days Left! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
03.03.2010
Through Saturday March 6, 2010. Don't miss this great exhibit, and be sure to vote for your favorite quilt for our "Viewer's Choice" Award.




Maria C. Shell, Anchorage, AK, Albert Hoffman's Obit

Poetry Reading February 11 Canceled
02.10.2010
The poetry reading scheduled for Thursday February 11 at 7:00 pm has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Visit our current exhibit "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Center" now through March 6.




Make your reservation now! An Evening with Tori Murden McClure, Tuesday March 2
02.01.2010
"An Evening with Tori Murden McClure" includes a book signing of McClure’s book "A Pearl in the Storm" (which will be available for purchase) and meet the author event from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, followed by a talk with Tori from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. This event is free but seating is limited; reservations are required and can be made by calling 812-944-7336 by Saturday February 27. Presented in celebration of Women’s History Month and with the generous sponsorship of New Albany Business and Professional Women, Women’s Foundation of Southern Indiana, and the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Winter Weather Closing!
01.30.2010
Due to the winter weather, the Carnegie Center will be closed today, Saturday, January 30. Please be safe this weekend and we hope you will come visit us on another day soon! Thank you.




Caroline Szeremet, Hebron, KY, Pandemic

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Award Winners!
01.11.2010
Congratulations to the following artists who received recognition for their work: Best in Show: Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Clemson, SC; Award of Excellence: Marina L. Kamenskaya, Wauconda, IL; Award of Excellence: Shelley B. Baird, Columbus, OH; Award of Merit: Judie Huss, Indianapolis, IN; Award of Merit: Janet Steadman, Langley, WA; Award for Political and Social Commentary: C. J. Pressma, Louisville, KY; Honorable Mention: Caroline Szeremet, Hebron, KY and Mary Vaneecke, Tuscon, AZ.




Jo-Ann Golenia, Venice, FL, Hiding

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Opening Reception Friday January 8, 6-8 pm
01.05.2010
Enjoy refreshments and music by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet at the opening reception (free and open to the public) for "Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie", a national juried exhibit of contemporary art quilts featuring 31 works by artists from across the United States. Reception and exhibit sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5:30 pm. Admission is free.




Joanne Weis, Protect the Mountains, from the Wilderness Act Series, 2009 Silk, hand dyed, screened, laminated, embroidered and beaded

Senior Class, Ann Caudill: The Mining Industry in Eastern KY
12.11.2009
Ann Caudill's husband Harry wrote the influential 1963 book, Night Comes to the Cumberlands: A Biography of a Depressed Area. Though she now lives in New Albany, Ann Caudill continues to be involved in issues surrounding the mining regions of Eastern Kentucky. Bring a lunch; drinks are provided. Free, but pre-registration is required (812-944-7336). You are welcome to arrive beginning at 11:30 and the talk will begin at noon. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Carbon Nation! Wednesday Nov. 18, 7-8:30 pm
11.17.2009
See a special sneak peak of scenes from "Carbon Nation!" an upcoming documentary about climate change. "Carbon Nation" will be an optimistic (and witty) discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or at least slow down) the impending climate crisis. Peter Byck, Director and Producer of the documentary, will talk about the project and show about 20 minutes of clips from the film, followed by a dialogue with the audience about the film and the topic of climate change. For more information, visit the film's website at: http://www.carbonnation.tv/




Valerie White, Daucus Carota....Sweet Baby Carrots

Claude Stephens, Living on the Edge of Chaos: Danger, Opportunity and Sustainability; Tuesday November 17, 12-1 pm
11.16.2009
Claude Stephens is the Education Director at Bernheim Forest, a founding partner of Generation 14 (a sustainable design consulting firm), a backyard chicken farmer and the father of a one-year old. Bring a lunch; drinks are provided. Free, but pre-registration is required (944-7336). You are welcome to arrive beginning at 11:30 and the talk will begin at noon. Sponsored by the Carnegie Center, Inc.




Joanne Weis, Peace Like a River; Silk, hand-dyed, screened, laminated, and embroidered

Earthworks: Art Quilts by Pat DaRif, Joanne Weis, & Valerie White
10.27.2009
This exhibit focuses on nature and the relationship of human beings to the earth, with an emphasis on sustainability. The three artists share respect for the earth and a sense of responsibility for communicating those values. On display through December 30.




Brad McCombs' straw bale sculpture

Artist Talk: Brad McCombs on Straw Bale Building, Oct. 15, 6 pm
10.13.2009
After construction of his straw bale sculpture "Native Orbits" on the Carnegie Center's front lawn on Oct. 8, artist Brad McCombs will speak about his art, straw bale building techniques and ecology. Free and open to the public. Please call 812-944-7336 or visit www.carnegiecenter.org for more information.




Early Model for Native Orbits by Brad McCombs

Native Orbits Straw Bale Sculpture by Brad McCombs
10.02.2009
On October 8, 2009, artist Brad McCombs will design and build an original straw bale sculpture on the front lawn of the Carnegie Center. Members of the public are invited to watch and participate in the creation of the sculpture. Two workshops will be conducted, at 1-2 pm & 6-7 pm on Oct. 8, by the artist to teach how to build organically with straw bales and for participants to help build the structure. Please call for more information (812) 944-7336. The sculpture will be on view through Oct. 11.




Bidders enjoy the live auction at the 2008 Taste for Art and History.

13th Annual Taste for Art and History, Friday Sept. 11, 6:30 pm
09.09.2009
Please click on "Get Involved!" above and follow the link to "A Taste for Art and History" for more information on this gala fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Center, Inc. Tickets still available ($60 per person, $55 members); call 812-944-7336. You'll be glad you did!




Stripes, an international hooked rug exhibition; Opening Reception Friday September 4, 6-8 pm
09.04.2009
This international hooked rug exhibition features the fiber art of 52 artists from the United States and Japan. Each design incorporates stripes in a unique manner. On display now through October 24.




Hear the Remarkable Story of Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tuesday July 28, 11:30 am - 1 pm
07.20.2009
Lucy Higgs Nichols went from being a slave in Bolivar, Tennessee to drawing a pension from the U.S. government for her service as a nurse during the Civil War. In 1862 she joined the Indiana 23rd Regiment and ended up returning to New Albany with them after the War. Local historian Vic Megenity will share information recently uncovered about Lucy's fascinating story. Free, but pre-registration required (944-7336). Bring a brown bag lunch; drinks are provided.




Indiana Wheat Fields, pastel, 1979. Collection of the Carnegie Center for Art and History.

Remembering William Hancock, New Albany Artist: Opening Reception Friday July 17, 6-8 pm
07.14.2009
This exhibition highlights the remarkable works of William "Bill" Hancock, a well-known New Albany painter, and also includes works by his daughter Nancy Hancock Shallers. Drawing from local public and private collections, the exhibit will include a range of works that show the beauty of the landscape and architecture around New Albany.




Sally Newkirk accepts the award during a ceremony held at the Carnegie Center.

Carnegie Center Awarded a Horseshoe Foundation Grant!
06.30.2009
Carnegie Center, Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Horseshoe Foundation to support the New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project. Through this project, a partnership between Carnegie Center, Inc. and the Urban Enterprise Zone Association, five temporary sculptures will be installed in the downtown area in the spring of 2010. New sculptures will be installed each year until the 2013 bicentennial. Thank you to Horseshoe Foundation's board and staff!




Penny Sisto Gallery Talk
06.12.2009
Please join us at the Carnegie Center on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 pm for a gallery talk with quilt artist Penny Sisto in her exhibition "Faces of Faith: the Search for the Divine." For this exhibit, Penny researched five of the world’s major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. She discovered through her study that they share many similar rituals, histories and messages. The quilts she created illustrate those commonalities and celebrate the contributions of each religion to world culture. During the gallery talk she will share stories about these quilts and some of her discoveries about the religions. The talk is free and open to everyone. No reservations required.




Voices of Faith: a Search for Unity
06.04.2009
On Thursday, June 11th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, the Carnegie Center will host a group discussion with followers from the religions addressed in "Faces of Faith: the Search for the Divine," our current exhibition of Penny Sisto's art quilts. This discussion will be moderated by Terry Taylor, Executive Director of Louisville's Interfaith Paths to Peace and the panelists will include Richard Sisto, Sylvia Turks Weinberg, Haleh Karimi and Johnny Alse. This program is free and open to all.




Come see the improved galleries at the Carnegie Center!

Improved Carnegie Center!
05.14.2009
The Carnegie Center for Art & History has just completed a renovation that includes new walls in the changing exhibition galleries and updates and new flooring throughout the building! Our new galleries will be unveiled at the opening of "Faces of Faith: the Search for the Divine" an exhibition of art quilts by Penny Sisto, which will open with a reception on May 22nd from 6-8 pm.




Accepting the award for "Ordinary People"

Carnegie Center Wins 2007 Bronze MUSE Award
06.23.2008
The Carnegie Center was awarded the 2007 Bronze MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums for Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage.

Sally Newkirk, Director, Carnegie Center for Art and History and Cynthia Torp, President, Solid Light, Inc., were on hand in Chicago to receive the MUSE Award.