Select/Collect : September 3rd 2014


Salut, listeners!

I’ve got something different this time. Today’s episode will feature interviews with all the parties involved in Select/Collect. Select/Collect is an exhibition coming to the Huff Gallery at Spalding University Friday evening. The exhibit is made up of the print collection of Rudy Salgado & Susanna Crum’s printshop, Calliope Arts. First you’ll hear a few words from the curator Stacey Reason (some of you may remember when I interviewed her about the Louisville Artists Syndicate, last year.) After that, I talk to the proprietors of Calliope Arts.

Stacey has sorted through over 1000 prints in the collection to put together this show which really covers a lot of ground in terms of the techniques and styles of printmaking. In our short discussion, I ask her why she was draw to the collection and the specific pieces she chose.

In the second half of the episode, I speak to both Rudy and Susanna. They both received MFAs in Printmaking at the University of Iowa, but their art goes far beyond that of the print studio. They are also into sculpture, contraptions, and video work. Though they explore different themes, Rudy and Susanna share an affinity for the community aspects of the printmaker’s world. All this and more is covered in their portion.

I’d like to just throw out a special thank you to all these wonderful folks. It’s been awesome working on this project, and I’m glad I could be a part of it. Check out these links below to learn more about them all:

The exhibition will have a public opening reception at the Huff Gallery on Friday, September 5, 6-8 p.m. You have till October 24 to check it out. This Blind Date episode will also be available for listen at the gallery….so if you don’t listen to it now, or through iTunes, that’s just another reason to check out this awesome exhibit.

Coming up in September…

Photo by Stacey Reason

Photo by Stacey Reason

Hello everyone. As we slip out of August, we’re going to be hit by wave of art come September.

To start out, Friday September 5th at the Huff Gallery, there will be a special collection of prints from one of Louisville’s newest up and coming print studio. You’ll hear all about it next week, as I’ll be posting an episode featuring some of the folks involved. Till then….

Also on Friday the 5th is the Open Studio Exhibition and Launch Party at the Cressman Center. This is a pre-Open Studio show displaying samples of what you’ll see in the various spaces. The show starts at 6, and the actual Open Studio Weekend tour is on Sept. 13 & 14th. To learn more and snag yourself some tickets, you can go here. And, (shameful self promotion just to let you know), my fledgling collective will have a space on the tour at the Clifton Center. Consider stopping by, and saying hi.

If you need help finding studios, there’s a Louisville Art Finder app you can download for free. TECHNOLOGY!

And next Friday being the first Friday of the month, it will be the Gallery Hop on Market street. Always a good time, weather permitting.

Of course, I can’t forget Cropped Out Fest at the end of the month…Sept 26 through the 28th to be precise. Cropped Out is a locally ran music fest that celebrates musicians, artists, and artisans they feel reflect a greater undercurrent of sonic, visual, and conceptual exploration. Much like Blind Date, they feature talents often omitted, overlooked, or cropped out of “the big picture.” This year’s lineup features the Sun Ra Arkestra, Ma Turner, and White Reaper among many, many more interesting folks. Check out their website here.

I’m sure much more will pop up. That’s all for now though…