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Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in the East Market Street business district of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Zephyr Gallery is a multidisciplinary exhibition space located in the East Market Street business district of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

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Project 6: Who’s Louisville?
January 29-March 27, 2015

For PROJECT 6: Who’s Louisville?, Zephyr Gallery will become IDEAS – a creative chamber of commerce and entrepreneurial engine during February and March. An artist-centric organization, IDEAS is deeply engaged in the process of helping to develop our city by working at the nexus of culture, business and inclusive politics. Through programming and dialogue, IDEAS invites the public to investigate the emerging identity of the city of Louisville, while cultivating a network of allies and engaging in frank discussions. Focusing specifically on Healthcare, Business and Social Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing, Who’s Louisville? explores how artists, cultural creators, business people, entrepreneurs and policy makers working together benefits the entire community.Join IDEAS and Zephyr Gallery for the opening of PROJECT 6: Who’s Louisville? Wednesday, February 4 from 5:30-7:30pm with an interactive art exhibit by Man Bartlett (NYC) and music by AMPED. Bartlett is in Louisville working with XLerateHealth (Thrive365) as part of IDEAS’ XLerateART program funded by a 2014 NEA Our Town grant.

Engage with and contribute to the Who’s Louisville? conversation with #WHOLOU on Twitter, Instagram  and Facebook, and by following @ideas40203. Visit www.ideaslouisville.com for program information, photos, livestream webcast, event calendar and more.Who’s Louisville? sponsors include USA Image, Kertis Creative, AMPED, and Switcher Studio. Our program partners include Leo Weekly, Residency Unlimited, ArtPlace America, National Endowment for the Arts, and YouthBuild Louisville.

Weekly programs include:
Who’s Louisville? Livestream Webcast: co-curated with Aaron Yarmuth/LEO Weekly, featuring a different topic and guest each segment. Broadcast from Zephyr 8am EST each Wednesday morning.
Open-source think tank questions: Participate using #wholou, as we propose questions that help to collectively identify opportunities for creative placemaking in Louisville.
Cultural events to highlight Louisville’s creative economy: artist talks, exhibit openings, performances, small concerts, etc.

Other Who’s Louisville? events at Zephyr Gallery include:
First Friday Trolley Hop: February 6 and March 6,  6-9pm
IDEAS Monthly MIX + PIVOT: IDEAS artist-entrepreneur networking event, 5:30-7:30pm
AMPED Recording Booth will be actively schedule and record live performances and oral histories in a pop up studio in the gallery space and offer a series of Musician Round Tables (MRT).
The Awesome School: 1-hour public Skype conversations with ArtPlace America grantees from outside of Louisville doing awesome things in the field of creative placemaking. The sessions will be free and open to anyone who wishes to learn about different creative platemaking strategies based on the new ArtPlace matrix, March 9 through March 12, 8-9am.
Industry Focused Roundtables: Who’s Louisville? will gather industry professionals and a cross-sector group of community members to explore topics including healthcare, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. 
#wholou

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Follow @zephyrgallery on Instagram to see more of Project 3: Analog / Analogy

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Please join Zephyr Gallery for the Closing Reception of
PROJECT 2: Defining Installation, Friday, May 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm.

Dr. Susan Jarosi, Associate Professor & Art History Program Director at University of Louisville, will be present for an evening of lively and intelligent discussion around the topic of “defining installation”. This stimulating conversation will be with artists, curators, academics, and students.

PROJECT 2: Defining Installation will close on May 24, 2014, at 6:00 PM.

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Tomorrow evening, Friday April 11, is the PROJECT 2: Defining Installation Artist Reception, sponsored by the Hite Art Institute, at Zephyr Gallery from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. See the Facebook event below for more information. 


See you there!

Project 2: Defining Installation is Zephyr Gallery’s second proposal-based exhibition in the series and the first collaboration with the University of Louisville. Curated by Susan Jarosi, Associate Professor of Art History, and students in her installation art seminar, Project 2 features original works of installation art commissioned from four local artists: Jenna Richards, Rosalie Rosenthal, Shohei Katayama, and Michael Ratterman. These four artists were charged with creating a work of installation that explored one or more of the “defining” aspects of the medium – scale, the production of space, space and its relation to the body, immersion, site specificity, to name just a few.
 
Focusing on the exhibition’s theme as well as the history, theory, and praxis of installation art over the last forty-plus years, the students in the seminar have made their own contribution by producing an exhibition catalog and installing a study space in the gallery that includes a specially selected library of texts on installation art.
 
Project 2: Defining Installation opens April 4 and runs through May 24, 2014, Thursday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., or by appointment. The gallery will also be open for the First Friday Trolley Hops on April 4 and May 2, from 6:00–9:00 p.m. A Hite Art Institute sponsored Artist Reception will be held on April 11 from 5:00–7:00 p.m.

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February 14 through March 22, 2014
Artist Reception: February 28, 2014, 5-8 pm

Project 1: Ariel Lavery and Liz Clayton Scofield is Zephyr Gallery’s first proposal-based exhibition curated by Independent Curator Suzanne Weaver. While the art of both Lavery and Scofield is informed by critical ideas and issues of art today – identity, body, and narrative, for example – they each bring their personal experiences to the making and presenting of their work.  This in turn gives the work resonance and deeply engages audiences on many levels, from the physical to the psychological.
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