January 6 – February 15, 2015  

This annual exhibition, one of the longest running of its kind, will display an array of artwork from 23 local and national artists.

Actors Theatre Gallery presents:

The 21st Annual African American Art Exhibition

A Juried Art Show

January 6 – February 15, 2015

The African American Art Exhibition at Actors Theatre is one of the oldest and leading national exhibitions of its kind. Now in its 21st year, this juried exhibition, showcasing local, regional and national artists, celebrates African American history, culture and art, and has become a popular highlight of the region’s visual arts scene. Yearly, a more than 20,000 arts patron views the exhibit. On February 6th 2015, Actors Theatre will host a reception to honor the 23 artists who were selected to participate in this year’s exhibition. The free reception will include an awards ceremony where the artists can win merit prizes, including the Brown-Forman Corporation purchase award. This year’s exhibition was juried by renowned artist, Kevin Cole.

About the Juror

Mr. Cole is the recipient of more than 21 grants, 14 fellowships and 59 awards in art and 41 teaching awards. His work has been exhibited in more than 450 exhibitions and is included in more than 1,500 public, private and corporate collections throughout the United States. More information can be found at ArtistKCole.com.

 

ALSO ON DISPLAY

LIVING IT!
A student portrait series, in partnership with the Louisville Visual Arts Association

Living It! is a series of portraits depicting how a group of young people define and envision their professional futures in a world with no limits. Created through a partnership with Louisville Visual Arts Association (LVAA), IDEAS 40203 and Actors Theatre, students from Smoketown and surrounding neighborhoods will participate in workshops that combine storytelling, photography and creative entrepreneurship.

Following a storytelling workshop with Steam Exchange and local poets, students will work with professional photographers, wardrobe, hair and make-up, and community leaders to achieve their portrait. The image created of the student will develop an empowering, yet permanent image of the highest expression of themselves.

Living It! is supported by funds from IDEAS 40203 / YouthBuild Louisville’s 2014-15 ArtPlace America grant for “Creative Innovation Zone”.

 

THIS EXHIBITION WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE ACTORS THEATRE GALLERY JANUARY 6 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2015.

Gallery Hours of Operation: (during regular season) Tuesday – Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Mondays and non-performance dates, or available by appointment: 502.584.1265.

THE GALLERY AT ACTORS IS LOCATED IN THE SARA SHALLENBERGER BROWN LOBBY, MEZZANINE LOBBY AND VICTOR JORY LOBBY SPACES AT ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE. 316 WEST MAIN STREET, LOUISVILLE, KY 40202.

– See more at: http://actorstheatre.org/events/actors-theatre-gallery-the-21st-annual-african-american-art-exhibition-2014-2015/#sthash.xN9mHvDs.dpuf