Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Show to Brighten up a Rainy Sunday

This has been a great few days for show openings!

We went out on this rainy Sunday afternoon, to see a Billy Hertz show opening in the new gallery/living quarters that he and his partner  renovated in an older part of Louisville.

They have given new life to a huge old building with VERY high ceilings, probably an auto repair shop. They kept the original stamped tin ceiling, and cleaned it up and painted it.  It makes a wonderful space for a gallery, a studio and living quarters. They have a beautiful sculpture garden outside, with beautiful tulips and daffodils thriving in what appears to be a concrete lot.  Even in the rain, it was quite a sight! There are several galleries and studios in the area, so I hope it continues to grow as another artist community.

His paintings are wonderful abstract landscapes in a series called "Farm, Fields, History and Erosion Series."  We saw work by other artists too, and enjoyed the bright interlude on a rainy day.

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