December 20th, 2013 – Banksy, “Christmas Card”

This week we welcomed Aron Conaway to the show. He selected the Banksy Christmas Card for our interpretation— we had a great time finding songs to pair with this controversial piece!

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Aron Conaway and his wife Hallie Jones are the organizers of A Very Portland X-Mas— a yearly event that offers affordable local art and crafts to the public. Over 40 vendors will be present this year selling everything from jewelry to hand painted canvases to home wares and puppets! Be sure to stop by Nelligan Hall (2010 Portland Ave) this Saturday from 12-8 to get your last minute holiday shopping done while supporting local artists!

December 13th, 2013 – Angry Blue, “Flora Fauna”

Mary Yates of Madpixel chose Flora Fauna by Angry Blue for our weekly dose of inspiration! She kicked us off with Humano Instrumental by Calexico. She said, “I like both the Calexico song and the Angry Blue piece because they are both delicate and foreboding. There is also an intricacy to the artist’s style that fits with the arrangement of the song. There is a slow build to the music that reminds me of the complexity of Justin’s work. I discover new things the longer I look at it. He would hate this combo :)”

Mary Yates will be one of over thirty local artists participating in the 20 Dollar Art Show this Saturday! All artwork will be $20 no more, no less. This event is always such a fun time. Many of the artists will be offering one of a kind pieces at a crazy low price, so you’ll want to get there early. The show will be held from 6:00-9:00pm in the Art Sanctuary event space at 1433 South Shelby Street.

December 6th, 2013 – Christian Marclay, “The Clock”

This week Susanna Crum, local artist and Museum Administrator at 21c, selected Christian Marclay’s, “The Clock” for our interpretation. The MoMA has a wonderful description of the piece on their website, “Winner of the Golden Lion award at the 2011 Venice Biennale, Christian Marclay’s The Clock is a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock. The Clock incorporates scenes of everything from car chases and board rooms to emergency wards, bank heists, trysts, and high-noon shootouts.”

Susanna Crum & Rudy Salgado Jr. will be featured at December’s Food for ThoughtLunch & Learn. Susanna was the recipient of the inaugural Hadley Prize, presented by the LVAA and the Community Foundation of Louisville. This $5,000 award went to one local visual artist to participate in enrichment experiences to help pursue their personal ambitions and achieve their full artistic potential. The presentation will highlight the pair’s work as artists both individually and in collaboration, their plans for creating a print shop (and the importance of the local community in the decision to move to Louisville), and a discussion of how, even in works that are attributed solely to one of them, the other has played an integral role.

Food For Thought will be held December 10, 2013, Noon-1:30pm at the Louisville Boat Club, 4200 River Road. $25 for LVAA members, $35 for non-members, price includes lunch, dessert, and beverage. Pre-paid reservations must be made by Friday, December 6. Please call 584-8166 x100. Walk-ins welcome after 12:30 (no lunch), $10.