Thursday Night Salon featuring 2022 CCAH Artist-in-Residence, Kacey Slone!
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Thursday, July 7th, 2022
The Carnegie Center’s 2022 Artist in Residence, Kacey Slone is an Indiana artist using the 200 square-foot Sally Newkirk Gallery in the Carnegie Center as her own personal art studio for 9 weeks during the summer–throughout the duration of the Form, Not Function quilt exhibition. On Thursday July 7th, our fifth ever Thursday Night Salon will feature Kacey’s work and an artist talk, a live Synth Jam performance by musicians William Lamkin and Zach Willman, snacks, and a hands-on art station where you can make your own metallic embossed zine.
Also check out the Form, Not Function exhibit in its final weeks while you’re at it!
This is a free, all-ages event.
More about the artists in this Salon:
Artist Kacey Slone was raised in a cornfield in Southern Indiana. She received a MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her work investigates identity, memory, and how place affects one’s belonging. By using familiar objects, Slone hopes to connect with others through collective memory. Kacey teaches at Indiana University Southeast and works as a gallery manager for the Barr Gallery and the Pat Harrison Fine Art + Design Gallery.
Born and raised in Louisville, musician Zach Willman holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from the University of Louisville, where he currently works as a Library Specialist in the Music Library. His main musical interests include vocal music, American and Irish folk musics, classical, and synthesizer-based electronic music. Synthesizer influences include Lisa Bella Donna, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Laurie Spiegel, and Isao Tomita.
Musician William Lamkin is a Filipino-American musician, media artist, and music software developer currently at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) pursuing a M.S. in Music & Technology. He is an internationally celebrated composer and songwriter, winning multiple contemporary classical competitions and having performed both classical and electronic music in the US, Canada, and Poland. He was a member of critically-acclaimed Louisville indie rock band Quality Cable (2017-2020), songs of which he wrote and produced appearing in official Spotify editorial playlists. His most recent release was Not to Scale, a collection of works written in his undergrad, where he received a B.M. in Music Composition. As a music software developer, William releases experimental audio/MIDI plugins, Max for Live devices, and music games. William is currently co-running Mt. Meteor Records, a Louisville experimental tape label, and an organizer for the official Louisville Ableton User Group.
What is Thursday Night Salon at the Carnegie Center?
Set in the main galleries amidst the art exhibitions, this interactive evening series is intended to foster a sense of community, with a rotating program of conversations, performances, and active art-making.
When do they occur?
Usually once per art exhibition, always on a first Thursday of the month.
What happens at the Salons?
It’s different every time! Our Salons are inspired by the rotating art exhibitions that we have on display in our Main Galleries. Here is an overview of the Thursday Night Salons that we have had over the past few months:
- May 5th 2022 Salon:
- Book launch of MoodRing, the first edition of our teen zine featuring art and literature by Southern Indiana high school students
- Poetry performance and open mic with legendary slam poet, Rheonna Nicole
- Snowcones and freshly spun cotton candy
- Set against the backdrop of the 2022 Secondary Schools Art Show
- March 3rd 2022 Salon:
- Live virtual music by Cincinnati-based singer and classically trained violinist and harpist, Bailey Miller
- Live durational visual art performance by Louisville-based artist Chelsea Markuson
- One-on-one oracle readings by energy healer and motivational speaker Breketa Goodwin
- Make-your-own “mood board” collage booth
- Free samples of locally made elderberry tea (a natural healing remedy) by The Elderberry Co!
- Set against the backdrop of the solo exhibition Penny Sisto at 80.
- December 2nd 2021 Salon:
- Live performance art by local painter Cynthia Norton
- Roundtable discussion with four local figure painters, including Norton, Clem, LaNia Roberts, and Patrick Smith
- Set against the backdrop of the solo painting exhibition Debra Clem: Surface & Illusion
- October 7th 2021 Salon:
- Louisville-based historian, podcaster, and author Jermaine Fowler presented a specially commissioned keynote presentation about the Underground Railroad
- Set against the backdrop of the exhibition Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020