Thursday, February 4, 2010

2009/02/07 - Creative Muse

This Sunday Cabaret Life Drawing welcomes Donna McNutt (aka Katgurl 13), a local art model and creative muse!

Donna, a native Louisvillian, began art modeling life drawing classes at Mellwood Arts Center and has since been sketched and photographed by dozens of local artists. Her leisurely pursuits include reading and writing horror fiction, sketching, gardening, fool hardy culinary endeavors and sleeping. She has an affinity for intellect and creativity and abhors the base and commonplace. She is an atheist, artist, humanitarian, believer in personal accountability and independence.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture

From Skylar's email:

Please support the ARTS and CULTURE in the Louisville community by joining us for the:
This event is free and open to the public! No tickets are required!

Presenter: Cosponsored by Kentucky School of Art, Arts and Cultural Attractions Council, Arts Kentucky, Fund for the Arts and University of Louisville.
Date/Times: Monday, February 8, 2010, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, Bomhard Theatre, 502 W. Main St., Louisville
Program Information:
Louisville is defined in large part by its vital and thriving arts and cultural communities. Collectively, these organizations are one of the region’s largest employers, one of its most consistent producers of tourist revenue, and a significant factor in Louisville’s economic health. Anyone looking to lead Louisville into the next decade must demonstrate a vision for Metro Government’s role in supporting and preserving groups dedicated to arts and culture, and to their unique places in our heritage and our future. The purpose of the Mayoral Forum on Arts and Culture is to focus attention on this critical aspect of our city in all of its facets – social, economic and cultural – as well as its importance to the growth and diversity of the region. 
Each candidate will be asked to respond to questions posted by the community on their plans to promote arts and culture in Louisville, in terms of funding, neighborhood development, real estate opportunities, and arts education for both student and teacher development. To date, all candidates have been invited.
Each candidate will be sent a series of questions one week prior to the event. Candidates will be allowed to make a two-minute opening remark. At that time the moderator will direct questions to the candidates. Each question will be answered by three of the candidates, with 90 seconds allowed for response. In the final 15 to 20 minutes of the forum, candidates will be given an opportunity to give a 90-second response to a question that was not directed to them earlier, or to give a 90-second closing comment. As time allows, audience questions will be accepted. The audience can submit written questions during the first 70 minutes to ushers in the audience.
The local arts and culture community acknowledges the efforts of the Kentucky School of Art in conceiving and opening the dialogue that resulted in this event. Louisville’s newest arts organization, the Kentucky School of Art promises to be a vital member of our community, expanding even further our growing arts heritage.
Pricing: Free event, no tickets required.
Running Time: 2 hours
Age Appropriate: All ages
Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System
Questions: For more information call (502) 618-4600

Monday, February 1, 2010

Digital Tools and Software in the Life Drawing Studio and Beyond

MATC pioneers Digital Life Drawing Course using Wacom Cintiq monitors and the Corel Painter (natural painting and drawing media emulation) application.

Many new tools, such as pressure sensitive drawing tablets and pressures sensitive tablet displays coupled with software programs like Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop, ArtRage, and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro are allowing artists to now work digitally in the life drawing studio. See the link below for the full story about the Milwaukee college that has taken a hi-tech approach to life drawing.

With the recent announcement of Apple's iPad expect to see more digital art created out in the real world as digital artists break free of the chains to their desktop computers. Over the past months there has been an explosion of digital art produced on portable devices such as the Nintendo DS, Apple iPhone and Apple iPod Touch as developers produce art and painting applications for these platforms. This type of art has gained legitimacy - even gracing the cover of national magazines (see photo of the New Yorker cover by Jorge Columbo produced on his iPhone using the painting app "Brushes"). This was covered on the excellent art/illustration blog  "Lines and Colors".