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Artists' Series

Hunter Stamps and John Harlan Norris

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 

2:00 - 3:00pm

You’re invited to hear from KMAC Triennial artists Hunter Stamps and John Harlan Norris as they speak about their KMAC Triennial pieces, their respective artistic practices, and what it means to be contemporary artists in Kentucky. Stamps and Norris both approach bodily forms in their work, though Stamps’ ceramic objects and Norris’ graphic paintings provide vastly different ways to approach shared themes. After each presentation, audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions in the galleries with the artists’ work present.

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Big Talkers: On Photography

Saturday, November 2nd

2:00 - 3:30p

Join Ruckus and KMAC Museum for a panel discussion on the medium of photography, both in Louisville and at large, and its role in contemporary culture. Panelists include KMAC Curator Joey Yates, Triennial artist Casey James Wilson, photo archivist Elizabeth Reilly, and artist Zed Saeed, with Ruckus editor L Autumn Gnadinger guiding the conversation.

"Big Talkers" is the first in an ongoing series of lectures and discussions on a variety of topics surrounding art in Louisville.


Aaron Rosenblum & Andrew Cozzens (& Julie Leidner)

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

5:30 - 6:30pm


Join KMAC Museum and artist Julie Leidner for a conversation and collaborative sound performance with Triennial artists Aaron L. Rosenblum and Andrew Cozzens.

Hear Rosenblum and Cozzens discuss their inclusion in “Crown of Rays,” how they address the concept of environments, and the ways in which they incorporate technology into their work. The conversation will be guided by artist and gallerist Julie Leidner.

Before the conversation begins, experience a collaborative sound performance. The artists will explore their own abilities to create a sound-based work that is both predetermined and spontaneous.

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Bette Levy and Philis Alvic

November 9, 2-4pm

Visit during our November Family Fun Day to meet with and learn from KMAC Triennial fiber artists Bette Levy and Philis Alvic.


From 2-3pm, Alvic will demonstrate the use of her floor loom and Levy will have on hand examples of her crochet and embroidery objects for visitors to interact with closely. Both artists will be taking questions about the materials on display.

Around 3:15pm, Alvic and Levy will join University of Louisville MFA candidate and fiber artist Karen Weeks for a public conversation on how they make their art, the history of the materials they use, the similarities and differences of their respective practices, and more. Open Q&A to follow. 

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Lori Larusso & Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019, 2- 3pm

Want to know more about the broccoli poodle or suitcase piñatas featured in the KMAC Triennial?


Visitors are invited to participate in a public conversation with KMAC Triennial artists Lori Larusso and Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido as well as Triennial juror Dr. Emily Elizabeth Goodman about the themes and motifs found in Larusso’s and Mesa-Gaido’s works, which are on display next to each other in the galleries.


Hear from these three Triennial participants as they unpack depictions of domesticity, class, celebration, and more. Visitors will have the opportunity to ask their own questions.


Photos from Triennial

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