Exhibition Programs

The Carnegie Center offers a variety of programs in conjunction with our special exhibitions. Ranging from gallery talks with artists to hand-on workshops, these provide new ways to experience the exhibitions.

Current Exhibits        

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Tuesday, July 21, 12 - 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: Making a Living Through Art
Come learn how aspiring artist, Pamela Mattei, transformed her love of fabric and passion for the theater into a multifaceted career in the arts. Whether you dream of building a business from your hobby, have struggled to make a living as an artist for years, or feel overwhelmed juggling life and art, you will leave this program inspired by the possibilities and empowered with ways that you too can make a living through your art.

Pamela Mattei has spent over a decade making a living through the visual and performing arts. By day, Pamela is the founder and CEO of DyeSigns By Pamela, an art business she built from a dream to a national and international brand. Her colorful hand dyed silk scarves can be found in over 150 galleries in 35 states and Canada.

At night, Pamela can be found behind the scenes working on the wardrobe crew for some of the biggest touring Broadway shows such as Wicked, The Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera as well as concerts featuring musical superstars including Taylor Swift, Elton John, and Cher. In addition to being a member of the Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists, Pamela is also a juried member of the Kentucky Art Council's Kentucky Crafted program, the Louisville Artisans Guild, and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

She has been featured in many publications including Today's Woman, Handmade Business, The Crafts Report, Smart Retailer, Xavier Magazine, and The Courier- Journal.

Pamela finished first runner up in The Crafts Report 2013 Cover Contest. While she may not have won the coveted cover spot, Pamela was featured in the October 2013 issue and Mayor Greg Fischer proclaimed the entire month of October 2013 to be "DyeSigns By Pamela, Inc. Month" in Louisville, Kentucky.

Pamela has won numerous awards throughout the years. She is the two-time recipient of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft's Woodford Reserve Scholarship and has received an Individual Artist Professional Development Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council. Pamela has also been awarded over 100 ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair. (www.DyeSignsByPamela.com)

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Saturday, July 11, 10 am - 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: A Heart That's All Tied Up
Make a drawing of your favorite thing made with pins and string. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. This is a drop-in workshop, but please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Tuesday June 16, 12 - 1 pm
Lunch & Learn: "Remembering Fiber Artist Alma Wallace Lesch", with Dennis Shaffner
Join us to hear a talk by renowned BASKETbowl artist, Dennis Shaffner. Shaffner is a textile and fiber artist with a studio in Shepherdsville, KY, whose work can be seen at the Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft. Lesch was a longtime mentor and friend to Shaffner, and he maintains a blog dedicated to her life and work (www.almawallaceleschdatabase.blogspot.com). Bring your own lunch, drinks are provided. Free, but registration required (812-944-7336).

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Saturday, June 13, 10 am - 12 pm
Free Family Fun Workshop: Sunny Day Sunprints
Use the power of the sun to make a print of found objects. *Adults should bring any small toys, flowers, sticks, or leaves that their children like the shape of. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suggested ages 2-12. Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. This is a drop-in workshop, but please arrive no later than 11:30; call 812-944-7336 to register.

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Saturday, June 6, 6 - 9 pm (Rain date Sunday June 7, 3:00-5:00 pm)
New Albany Public Art Walk
Explore three new art installations, screenprint your own poster, and meet the artists of the 2015 New Albany Public Art Project: Today & Tomorrow Series.

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