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.