Located to the right of the entrance at Mellwood.
Administrative Cordinator: Devan Daugherty
Interns: Joshua, Hava
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10a.m. - 6p.m.
Final Friday Trolley Hop 1p.m. - 9p.m. or later
Water, Precious Water
July 12- Sept 26, 2012
Opening Reception July 27, 2012 6 - 9PM
Louisville, KY. Award-winning Kentucky Artist Catherine Bryant’s exhibition entitled Water, Precious Water premiers July 12th in Gallery M at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center. The opening reception will be on July 27th, 2012, from 6 – 9pm.
Bryant’s depictions of the natural beauty and importance of water breathes life into the significance of keeping water healthy for the consumption of humans, animals, and our planet. Her search for these moments of beauty has helped define Bryant’s work. Born in Louisville and growing up in Oldham County, she has lived her life interpreting God’s creations on canvas.Bryant’s most recent showings include the 2012 Group Show at The Hooser Salon in New Harmony, IN. She was the Guest Artist of the Month at the Kentucky Arts Council, and her work is featured in the newly released book, Painting Indiana III. In her free time, Bryant enjoys teaching painting classes through Preston Arts Center.
Woman / Horse / Legend / Myth
April 27 - July 3, 2012
Opening Reception & Awards April 27, 7 - 9PM
The spirit of women and horses in all settings is legendary, from the quiet pastoral walk in the field to the power and energy of the horseracing world. Opening the week before the Kentucky Derby, the Woman / Horse / Legend / Myth exhibition challenges artists to depict the female form, the spirit of the horse, or the connection between the two.
Jurors for this exhibition include John Michael Carter, O.P.A. Portraitist; Barbara Klausner of both Horse & Hound Gallery and Klausner Cooperage Gallery; Jane Morgan of the Jane Morgan Gallery; and Walter Lay, MFA Painter and Printmaker. Awards include Best of Show, Second, & Third Place Overall, in addition to varied merit and prize awards. Woman / Horse / Legend / Myth is sponsored by The Figurative Collective, a group of Louisville artists who meet two to three times a week in Studio 210 at Mellwood.
Best of Show:
Burbank & Collins PSC Award
"And they...by the light of the moon"
By: n d hazlett
Best Abstract Interpretation - George Baker Lay Award
"And they...by the light of the moon"
By: n d hazlett
Best Figurative - Smith, Greenberg & Moore, PLLC Award
By: Pam Stockard
Best Equine - Nancy Creal Burke Award
"Kentucky Wedding V"
By: Luci Mistranov
Best Landscape Genre - Jane Morgan Gallery Award
"Silver Light, Silver Horse"
By: Kathryn B Gray
Preston Art Supply - Best Pastel & Drawing
"Bathing Beauty" by Pamela Stockard
"Black Boots" by Suzanne E. Dougherty
Kentucky Watercolor Society - Best Watercolor & Acrylic
"Victoria" by Sue Huttenlocher
Figurative Collective - Best Oil
"Morgan" by Suzanne E. Dougherty
Barbara Hitchcock - "Wild Run"
n d hazlett - "Marilyn, My Marilyn
Elise Fazio - "Lovely Liz"
Gary Freudenberger - "Woman 2"
Janet Hoard - "Flute"
Karen Barry - "Clydesdale"
Valtcho Tonov - "Success"
Mary P. York - "A Winning Trifecta"
Michael B. Alexander - "French Whores"
Pamela Stockard - "Bathing Beauty"
Patricia Lyons - "Radiance"
Robert Purol - "Box Seats"
Sally LaBaugh - "On The Move"
Susan D. Dougherty - "Young Woman and Horse"
Figures / Feelings
March 3 - May 31, 2012
Opening Reception March 16, 5 - 9PM
Figures / Feelings, featuring works by PONDELL and n d hazlett, will be on display in the Gallery M Loft Gallery at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center beginning Saturday, March 3, 2012. The opening reception will be on March 16, 2012, from 5 – 9pm.
The artists are part of the Figurative Collective, a group of Louisville artists who meet two to three times a week in Studio 210 at Mellwood. All the works in this exhibit were done in these weekly studio sessions. A portion of any proceeds from sales of the exhibited works will go to the professional models.
n d hazlett, also known as Deborah Hazlett, has found artistic expression through designing scenery on the stage and costumes for television and film, designing books and journals through her publishing company Broadway Press, and capturing moments with pastels and paints to display under glass. "The way I figure it," she says, "being an artist is a way of experiencing—then creating—then sharing. All these experiences have brought me pleasure and I try to let others see what I see, feel just a bit of what I feel.”
Corrinne Holt, working under the alias PONDELL, works with pen or charcoal and the basics of blind contour drawing to expose both reality and abstract with a simple line. She says, "The experience of drawing the figure allows me to capture a pose with correct proportion. Using a pen or charcoal shows any mistakes or serendipity, which brings to life the individual or unique feeling of the subject and artist. It is important to be able to render a pose with correct proportion, but also be able to bring a certain feeling or mood into the pose."
Selected Exhibitions: PONDELL • Toledo Museum of Art; Spectrum Gallery, Toledo / Best of Show; Toledo Artists Club / First Place; Semantics Gallery, Cincinnati; The St. Louis Artists’ Guild; Shelby County Community Theatre Building; Community Art Center, Danville; Lexington Art League; Ed’s Art Gallery, Louisville; European Splendor, Louisville; Project Women, Louisville; UzoMa Gallery, Louisville; Eyedia, Louisville. n d hazlett • The Bridge Gallery, Mellwood Arts Center; The Pigment Gallery, Mellwood Arts Center; Fb3 Gallery, Louisville; Kaviar Forge Gallery, Louisville; Archtype Gallery, Louisville; AquaVenture 2011 - Kentucky Watercolor Society; T.C. Steele State Historical Site Studio Gallery (Blue Ribbon); "Inspired by Bernheim," the Henry Clay Building and the Bernheim Arboretum Education Center (Distinguished Achievement Award).
Seaside + Countryside: Two Artists on European Holiday
March 1 - April 22, 2012
Opening Reception March 3, 6 - 9PM
Escape the cold Kentucky winter and be transported to sun-drenched South of France and Central Italy through the paintings of Kentucky artists Bettye Brookfield and Susan Christensen. This stunning exhibition of thirty-five colorful paintings provides a portal to a momentary holiday for your mind.
Artists Bettye Brookfield and Susan Christensen combined forces after both taking European trips this past year, Brookfield to the French village Collioure on the Mediterranean Sea and Christensen to the Italian towns of Tuscany and Umbria.
Brookfield has traveled to the South of France to paint for the past ten years. Her pieces offer the viewer a window into the sundrenched village of Collioure, complete with terra cotta roofs and bouganvillia, colorful shutters, and the distant Pyrenees Mountains.
An artists’ workshop in Tuscany and Umbria drew Christensen to Central Italy. Juxtaposition of the old and the new provided the inspiration for her work featured in this exhibition. Christensen uses stencils, under-painting, and bright colors to achieve a layered approach to her subject matter, which includes landscapes, animals, and architecture.
Ode to Woman: The Poetics of Movement
November 25 - December 31, 2011***
***Extended through February 24!
Opening Reception November 25th F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop
Gallery M is pleased to announce Ode To Woman: The Poetics of Movement, a solo exhibition by Mellwood tenant André Foreman. Heavily influenced by the Asian Philosphy of Sumi-e, the work will be on display for two months.
Giving the art form a reprieve from its traditional roots, Foreman uses Sumi-e (also known as brush painting) to breathe life into his figures while placing them in a Westernized setting. Painting in the language of the subject’s spirit is an essential element of Sumi-e. Foreman has dedicated himself to this style and to discovering the balance, rhythm, and harmony of his subject’s spirits through developing patience, self-discipline, and concentration.
“I no longer need to pause to think of what colors to mix,” says Foreman. “The brush moves almost automatically. There is no conscious thought, only the absorption of creativity. There is no will, there is no planning. For [me] there could never be a bad painting, never a mistake, for I proceeded only as nature would.”
André Foreman’s previous exhibitions include a one-man show at Indiana University Southeast from 1999-2000 and the Madison Art Club Gallery in 2003. Notable recent awards and honors include Fourth Place in the 2011 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Art Car Hubcap Exhibition and creating the design for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Festival Poster.
Canadians Invade Kentucky
October 1 - October 31, 2011
Opening Reception October 22nd
Sunday Lecture Series October 23rd
Join us for during this full weekend of activities:
Saturday, October 22, 2011
5:30 PM - Opening of 11 Exhibitions throughout Mellwood
Bob Carnie - The Bridge Gallery
Laura Paterson Carnie - Gallery Janjobe
Charlotte Forbes - Gallery M
Denis Lalonde - Hallway Gallery B
Rinath Maman - Mellwood Cafe Gallery
Russell Monk - The Pigment Gallery
Maureen O'Connor - Gallery M
Kamelia Pezeshki - Mellwood Cafe Gallery
Robert Sprackman - Hallway B Gallery
Barrie Wentzell - Gallery M
Including - Studio 181
The Best of Canada Group Show
Sunday, October 23, 2011
11:30 AM - Sunday Lecture Series
Three lectures by Ryan Pyle, Barrie Wentzell, and Russell Monk
Through My Viewfinder
July 30 - September 20, 2011
Opening Reception on August 26th F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop
This collection of photographs comes from the need to document the beauty of the commonplace. The age of the film creates photographs that offer an authentic look into a nostalgic sense of memory, and a desire to revisit the past.
Using a so-called lost art form, Barnett captures slices of time and allows the aged film to transform the photograph through paint-like chemical reactions. "I fell in love with the authenticity of the film," says Barnett, "and how it captured moments in time so differently and yet so truthfully." Barnett hopes that these photographs will instill a longing within the viewer to reminisce about times in life when the simple moments made the best memories.
It's All In The Peripherals
May 27 - July 29, 2011
Opening Reception on May 27th Frankfort Ave. Trolley Hop
Gallery M is pleased to announce, It's All in the Peripherals, organized by
Louisville-native Aaron Raymer. The exhibition features seven artists working in New York City and will be on display for two months.
It's All in the Peripherals is Raymer's first exhibition in Louisville since earning his BFA from University of Louisville in 2006. The exhibition includes his work as well as the work of
Ernesto Burgos, Christopher Chiappa, Rico Gatson, Eun Jin Kim, Thomas McDonell, and
Michael St. John.
The works of these artists highlight the diversity of the current New York art scene. They have careers ranging from emerging to established and were selected for their varying art practices, styles and disciplines. The exhibition incorporates painting, drawing, video and sculpture.
Within these aesthetic differences, as they are displayed within the same context, peripheral relationships emerge to create a dialogue. This dialogue will allow trends and divergences to play off of each other, giving new interpretations to the work.
Carlos Gamez de Francisco
March 25 - May 21, 2011
Opening Reception on March 25th Frankfort Ave. Trolley Hop
Derreld A. Hallenbeck: Mid-Century Modern
Eco-friendly Furniture Inspired by the Essence of the MCM Style
October 29, 2010 – January 15, 2011
Mid Century Modern (MCM) design runs the gambit from high style and the absurd. During research, my impressions of furniture, architecture and furnishings of this design movement fluctuated between awe and….. how could anyone ever think that was attractive? Being a child of the 60’s, naturally some of the objects I encountered and thought utterly repulsive had been in my own home.
Ironically, prior to design school, I actually had distain for MCM design in general. The home I grew up in was full of some of the worst representations of the movement. My education gave me exposure to, and consequently, an appreciation for MCM’s efficient clean aesthetics through reduction of mass. While designing these pieces, I often times in a ‘defacto/dejure’ fashion had to increase scale on my designs to ensure they had the structural integrity to stand the test of time.
Additionally in research, I found the higher quality furniture representations were made chiefly of teak and mahogany woods. Lack of good stewardship of these resources in the past has rendered these species scarce, and in some cases, unavailable. By efficacious use of exotic woods in this body of work I feel have captured the essence of the style in an environmentally responsible fashion. Still, I continue evaluate the economy in my use of my chosen medium.
Fortunately, I am inherently driven for efficiency. In a past life I was an aircraft propulsion technician (22 years U. S. Air Force retired). My past vocation was a world of: function, fit and performance. These I consider positive qualities that I incorporate into my work. On a negative tone regarding aviation maintenance’s engrained influence on me, is inflexibility. Sometimes I have to tell myself, “lives are not at stake here, ease up, be creative”.
Biography: Derreld A. Hallenbeck
Shortly after my birth in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1959, I moved, and for various reasons I have been moving on a regular basis. I spent my formative years in northwest Missouri. It is from there in 1979 I joined the Air Force, where I enjoyed a 22 year career of…..you guessed it….moving.
After leaving the Air Force in 2001, I moved to the Upper Cumberland’s region of Tennessee. I knew I wanted to go to school, but what would I major in? After researching the possibilities I decided to attend Tennessee Tech. University, where I Received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (furniture design and construction). Life’s circumstances have caused me to move yet again to Louisville Kentucky. Who knows where the proverbial four winds may blow me in the future?
Wang Jianguo: A Personal Exhibition
Opening Reception September 24, 2010 Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop, 6pm-9pm
This body of work from Wang Jianguo’s vast oeuvre depicts beautiful places in the artists’ hometown, nearby water town and Europe. The painterly quality of these landscapes is inherently Western in style. The artist uses a Chinese traditional abstract method that romanticizes the landscape with soft, thick brush strokes.
Dr. Jianguo Wang is the President of the School of Art and Design, Jilin Art Institute at Changchun, a member of the Chinese National Artist Association, Associate Director of Northeastern Chinese Oil Painting Creative Center, Chairman of Changchun Artists Association and Vice Chairman of Jilin Province Artists Association.
Dr. Jianguo Wang is an outstanding and famous Chinese artist who has been exhibiting his artwork internationally in recent years. It is a great opportunity for Louisville’s public to learn about contemporary Chinese art movement through Wang Jianguo’s artwork and experience.
Wang Jianguo’s personal exhibition will be on display in Gallery M through the end of the year, 2010. For more information on Wang Jianguo’s exhibition in Gallery M, contact Gallery Director Jane D. Ferebee at (502) 895-3650 or send an email.
For more information, contact Administrative Coordinator Devan Daugherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 895-3650.