Opening Reception, Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto, Friday October 24, 6-8 PM
Enjoy refreshments and music by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet at the opening reception (free and open to the public) for the exhibit "Earth-Tones: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto". The title of this exhibition, "Earth-Tones", reflects its focus on two recent series by Penny Sisto. We begin with ‘earth,’ a series that stems from Penny’s experiments with dying fabrics with coffee and then working with them to create subtle quilts that express her impressions of aspects of the stages of life. The coffee-stained fabrics imbue these works with a sense of nature and history. The second part, ‘tones,’ is named for another series of artworks that explore the importance of music to cultural traditions across the globe.
LAST WEEK: In Between, through Sat. October 11, 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".
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through July 12
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
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.
Tonight, Tues. March 25! Studio Visit & Gallery Talk with R. Michael Wimmer, 6 pm at WE Studio, 324 East Main
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
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
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
Due to the weather, the Carnegie Center will open at 11:00.
Gallery Talk, The Potential in Everything, This Sat. Feb. 8, 11 am
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
Due to bad weather, the Carnegie Center will be closed today, Feb.5.
Carnegie Center closing at 3 pm today, Tues. Feb. 4
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.
LAST WEEK! The Potential in Everything, through April 5, 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
***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
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.
Meet and Mingle with photographer David Modica, this Sat. Jan. 11, 1-3 pm
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.
Exploring Utopia: New Harmony on the Wabash, Dr. John Hale, Nov. 25, 12 pm
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).
Lunch & Learn: But Is It Really Mary Lincoln’s Hat? Tues. Nov. 19, 12-1 pm
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).
Tibetan Monks Return to the Carnegie, Thurs. November 14, 4-7 pm
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Gallery Talk with Tiffany Carbonneau and David Modica, Sat. November 2, 10:30-11:30 am
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
*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.
LAST WEEK! Of Place, Through January 11, 2014
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, Transformation: Creating a Sense of Place Between Art and Craft, Thurs. Sept. 19, 6-7 pm
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!
Lunch & Learn: Knitting Art, Knitting Craft, with Deborah Levine, Tues. Sept. 17, 12-1 pm
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.
Gallery Talk, “What is Fiber Art?”, Saturday Sept. 14, 11 am-12 pm
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.
Gallery Talk, What is Fiber Art? Thurs. August 8, 6-7 pm
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 Students Perform at Carnegie Center, Tues. July 30, 6-8 pm
**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.
Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists Group Exhibition, through October 5
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
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
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
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!
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
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.
LAST WEEK! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through July 13
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
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
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.
LAST WEEK! The Artists of the Wonderland Way, through Saturday April 6, 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.
Consult a Curator, with Warren & Julie Payne, Saturday March 23, 1-4 pm
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).
Lunch & Learn: A Virtual Tour of Fairview Cemetery and Artists` Homes, Tues. March 19, 12-1 pm
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).
Curators’ Talk, The Artists of the Wonderland Way, Tues. Feb. 26
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.
Lucy Higgs Nichols` Civil War: From Slavery to the Grand Army of the Republic, Sun. Feb. 17, 2 pm
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.
Panel Discussion on Mountaintop Removal and Renewable Energy, Thurs. January 10, 6-7:30 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn: A Conversation about Video Art, Tues. Dec. 18, 12 pm
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.
Gallery Talk, Project Reclamation, Sat. Dec. 15, 11 am-12 pm
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
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
"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.
Lunch & Learn, Generation Ali: Art and Social Change, Tues. Nov. 20, 12 pm
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.
The Long Walk: Slavery to Freedom, with Judith C. Owens-Lalude, Sat. Nov. 17, 10:30 am
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".
LAST DAYS! Project Reclamation closes Jan. 12
"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.
Gallery Talk with Ashley Brossart, Sarah LaBarge and Thaniel Ion Lee, Thurs. Oct. 18, 6 pm
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.
16th Annual A Taste for Art & History, Fri. Sept. 7, 6:30 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with author Bryan Bush, Tues. August 21, 12 pm
“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).
LAST DAYS! Painted Portraits: City/Self, Through Saturday October 20
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.
Hanover College Traveling Theatre, Down by the River, Sat. July 21, 1 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with Michael Peake, Tuesday July 17, 12 pm
"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
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!
Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with Mark Wetherington, Director, The Filson Historical Society, Tues. June 19, 12 pm
"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.
LAST WEEK! Our House: Recent Works in Glass by Joel O`Dorisio, Through July 28
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.
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
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).
New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show and Competition, May 4-19
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.
Lunch & Learn with Artist and Architect Nathan Smith, Tues. April 17, 12-1 pm
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).
Gallery Talk with Bette Levy, Sat. March 24, 10:30 am
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.
LAST WEEK! Tools of the Trade: Fiber Art by Bette Levy,Through April 28
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
The Carnegie Center is closing at 5:00 pm today, Friday March 2, due to the ongoing inclement weather. Everyone please be safe.
Lunch and Learn, Mervin Aubespin, Kenneth Clay, and J. Blaine Hudson, Two Centuries of Black Louisville, Tues. Feb. 21, 12 pm
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).
Grand Opening, Remembered: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols, Sat. Feb. 4, 10:30 am
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.
Lunch & Learn with Juror Marti Plager, Artistic Voice and Style: Are they the same or different? Tues. Jan. 17, 12 pm
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).
Form, Not Function 2012 Award Winners Announced!
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!
LAST DAY! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Through March 3
"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!
Free Teen Class Dec. 27! Intro to Sustainability and the Fire Arts
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
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
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.
Carnegie Center Closed Today, Thurs. Oct. 27
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.
LAST WEEK! Powering Creativity: Air, Fuel, Heat
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.
Lunch & Learn: Pamela Cotton, author of Mindful Resilience, Tues. Oct. 11, 12 pm
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.
Gallery Talk with Penny Sisto and Anthony Redfeather Nava, Wed. Sept. 28, 6-7 pm
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.
Live Interview and Book Signing with Bob Edwards, Sat. Sept. 24, 6 pm
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.
TIME CHANGE for Why Quilts Matter with Shelly Zegart, Wed. Sept. 14, 7:30-9 pm
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.
15th Annual A Taste for Art & History, Fri. Sept. 9, 6:30 pm
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.
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!
LAST WEEK! Heartbeats: Art Quilts by Penny Sisto, Through October 15
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.
Lunch & Learn, Steamboats: Remaking the Falls of the Ohio 1811-1850, Tues. July 19, 12 pm
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.
New Albany Public Art Walk, Sat. July 9, 6-9 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn: The Indiana Supreme Court: Its History and Its Justices, Tues. June 21, 12-1 pm
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.
LAST WEEK! 20/20 Vision Join us tomorrow night for a free program with Jan Albers from 6-7 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn: Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Good Architecture, May 17, 12 pm
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.
New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition, May 6-21
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).
Lunch & Learn: The Art of Leticia Bajuyo, Tuesday April 19, 12-1 pm
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.
ArtsWORK with Al Gorman Tomorrow Sat. March 26 CANCELED
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.
TONIGHT Wednesday March 16, 6-7 pm: Robyn Ryle, Gender in the Media & Popular Culture
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.
LAST WEEK! ENID: Generations of Women Sculptors
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.
Special Women`s History Month Program This Thurs. March 10, 7 pm: Author Jane E. Schultz
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).
`The Possibilities of Democracy` with John Dittmer, Thurs, Feb. 17, 7 pm
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.
Lunch & Learn: New Findings about Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tues. Feb. 15, 12-1 pm
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.
CANCELED: ArtsWORK Program with Al Gorman, Sat. Jan. 22
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.
Lunch & Learn with Form, Not Function Juror Joanne Weis Tomorrow, Tues. Jan 18, 12 pm
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.
2011 Form, Not Function Award Winners!
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.
LAST DAY THIS SATURDAY! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
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!
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.
We are opening at 11:00 am today!
Due to the ice, we will be opening at 11:00 am today, Dec. 17. Please be safe and stay warm!
Gallery Talk with Susan Gorsen, This Thurs. Dec. 9, 6-7 pm
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.
ArtsWORK-New Albany Networking & Workshop: Melissa Wilson, Sat. Dec. 4, 10 am
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).
Two Great Artists, Two Free Programs, This Sat. Nov. 20: C.J. Pressma & Susan Gorsen
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!
Lunch & Learn: Understanding Abstract Art for Art Phobics, with Susan Gorsen, Tues. Nov. 16, 12 pm
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/.
LAST DAY! Phoenix Rising: Artwork by Susan Gorsen
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.
ArtsWORK-New Albany Networking and Workshop: Billy Hertz, Saturday Sept. 25 at 10 am
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).
Lunch & Learn: Green Building Design, Tues. Sept. 21, 12 pm
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.
Closed Saturday, Sept. 11.
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!
LAST WEEK! Possumhaw Plant Electrics: Drawings & Videos by Julia Oldham
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
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!
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!
Landmarks Through the Viewfinder: Final Week!
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.
It Started Here! Plate and Architectural Glass, Thursday June 24, 7-8 pm
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.
Artist Talk, Art Walk, and Glass by the Block TONIGHT!
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.
Phase Change: Works in Glass by C. Matthew Szösz
"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.
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!
Lunch & Learn: Arthur Loomis, Southern Indiana`s Landmark Architect, Tuesday May 18, 12-1 pm
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
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
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.
Lunch & Learn: Lucy Higgs Nichols, Tuesday April 20, 12-1 pm
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!
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
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
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.
Only 2 Days Left! Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie
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.
Poetry Reading February 11 Canceled
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
"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!
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.
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Award Winners!
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.
Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Opening Reception Friday January 8, 6-8 pm
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.
Senior Class, Ann Caudill: The Mining Industry in Eastern KY
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
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/
Claude Stephens, Living on the Edge of Chaos: Danger, Opportunity and Sustainability; Tuesday November 17, 12-1 pm
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.
Earthworks: Art Quilts by Pat DaRif, Joanne Weis, & Valerie White
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.
Artist Talk: Brad McCombs on Straw Bale Building, Oct. 15, 6 pm
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.
Native Orbits Straw Bale Sculpture by Brad McCombs
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.
13th Annual Taste for Art and History, Friday Sept. 11, 6:30 pm
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
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
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.
Remembering William Hancock, New Albany Artist: Opening Reception Friday July 17, 6-8 pm
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.
Carnegie Center Awarded a Horseshoe Foundation Grant!
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
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
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.
Improved Carnegie Center!
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.
Carnegie Center Wins 2007 Bronze MUSE Award
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.