Thursday April 9, 2009
For Immediate Release
Office of the President
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622
Metro Council President David W. Tandy (D-4) today visited the Louisville Visual Art Association on River Road to announce the creation of a new Community Art Gallery at City Hall, which will showcase the talent of citizens from all over the community and promote local artist and the visual arts.
“Louisville is a place that values the importance of the arts and I believe local artists are the creative lifeblood of this city.” said Tandy. “I believe it’s important for the people’s building to reflect the spirit of our community and that is why we are here today.”
“The Louisville Visual Art Association has a 100-year history of educating and supporting local artists. We applaud Metro Council President David Tandy and the city for sponsoring this initiative. This innovative concept will expand artists' visibility, and provide a beautiful venue for the public to engage with Louisville culture through the Visual Arts.” said Shannon Westerman, Executive Director of the Louisville Visual Art Association.
All residents are invited to take part in the initiative by creating a piece of art that is Louisville themed and showcases the many unique characteristics and attractions of our community.
All submitted art should measure 18”x24” and be displayed on a material suitable for hanging. Additionally, all art should be appropriate for display in a public building.
For more information, contact President Tandy’s Office at 574-1104.
Specifics about the Community Art Gallery at City Hall:
Beginning April 13th, residents are invited to take part in the Community Art Gallery at City Hall by submitting a piece of visual art that measures 18”x24” and is displayed on a material suitable for hanging.
Art should be Louisville themed and showcase the many unique characteristics and attractions of our community.
This initiative strives to link visual artists with the larger community by providing the public with a greater knowledge of their artistic achievements.
This gallery is open to all amateur, emerging and professional artists residing in Louisville.
High school and college students are also eligible to submit artwork, but must be 18 years of age or older.
This initiative will encompass a variety of mediums, techniques, and subjects.
Additionally, this initiative is committed to presenting a diversity of ideas and artistic explorations.
All art should be appropriate for display in a public building.
Artists will elect whether or not they would like their contact information to be given out, if requested.
Art will be loaned to Metro Government and a waiver will be signed releasing metro from any liability if the art is lost, damaged or destroyed.
The art will be displayed on the first, second, and third floor of City Hall in common areas
Depending on the number of pieces submitted, art will be rotated throughout the course of the year.
David Tandy (D) 4