March 28th, 2014 – Jessica Miller “Pi”

This afternoon we welcomed Jessica Miller to the show! About her pairing she said “I chose to pair Pi with Wax Tailor’s “Que Sera” because they both have a new interpretation of old ideas. With Que Sera it is the compilations of old sound bits that elude to a since of nostalgia, with pi it is the use of a mathematical concept to form figurative images. Both attempt use repetition and rhythm in a contemporary way.”


Jessica currently attends Bellarmine University and will be having her senior thesis opening reception tonight (March 28, 2014) at the McGrath Gallery on Bellarmine University’s campus. You won’t want to miss it! There will also be a gallery talk on March 30th from 7-9PM and the show itself will be on view through April 12th.

Jessica’s work often incorporates conceptual undertones, traditional techniques, and a manipulation of common liquids as art. Miller says she is inspired by the complexities of the human behavior, the figurative works of Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and various architectural theories.

“The series I am working on are depictions of both mathematical concepts and the representation of pi. They describe the infinity of pi as a mathematical constant which is the ratio of a circles’ circumference to its diameter,” Miller explains.

Miller currently works at the Louisville Visual Art Association as the Administrative Assistant. She received the Gabrielle Norton Scholarship in Fine Arts 2013 and has her work on display at the McGrath Gallery on Bellarmine University’s campus until April 12th, 2014.



March 20th, 2014 – The Hubble Telescope’s Image of The Ring Nebula

It’s time again for the Castaways edition of PUBLIC. After each show there are songs that we originally had on our playlist that we just didn’t have time to play. These little treasures get moved over to a “castaways” folder where we save them for later. This week, we took those songs and found a piece of art to match.

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March 14th, 2014 – Edward Austin Abbey, “King Lear: Cordelia’s Farewell”l

This week we welcomed J. Barrett Cooper, Artistic Director of Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company on the show. He selected Edward Austin Abbey’s King Lear: Cordelia’s Farewell, 1898.

Edward Austin Abbey's King Lear- Cordelia’s Farewell, 1898


E. A. Abbey was born and brought up in Philadelphia and settled permanently in England in 1880. He was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy and continued to take commissions in America. This painting is the inspiration for the design work, particularly the costumes by Shana Lincoln, from Savage Rose’s production of King Lear, which opens March 21.

March 7th, 2014 – Julie Baldyga, “From the Large Sunglasses Series: Fuse Award”

Julie Baldyga works primarily in oil pastel. Many of her pieces depict women working on machines, engines, and motors. She is fascinated with electrical systems, and this focus on the way things work also applies to her soft sculptures— which are built from the inside out, so a sculpture of a person would have a liver and intestines inside, for example.
Julie is currently featured in a show at the Jewish Community Center along with other StudioWorks artists, and last November showed artwork at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. She also recently completed a large commission for the Big Ass Fan Company.