Local photographer Michelle Seivers is obsessed with the Louisville skyline and she was on a quest to find the best vantage points to capture it from all directions. She has many reasons why she loves her hometown and she saw an opportunity to show off Louisville through her eyes. Here are her 10 favorite vantage points of the Louisville skyline, starting from the North.
Tibetan Buddhist Monks, Spreading the message of peace and compassion through art in Louisville
CHENREZIG (Buddha of Compassion) SACRED SAND MANDALA Dissolution Ceremony TONIGHT! Friday, Feb 12
The solemn creation of this Buddha of Compassion Sand Mandala is offered to honor the life and enlightened intentions of recently passed Venerable Chatral Rinpoche and as a Long Life for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There will be a special Chenrezig prayers offered daily, with mantras during all construction. Complete silence will be kept in the Shrine Room during this multi-day prayer that overlaps Losar and Rinpoche’s 49th Day Commemoration.
Mandala Construction: Friday, 10am – 6pm
Chenrezig Puja and Dissolution Ceremony: Fri, Feb 12, 7-9pm
Through the years, the Louisville Orchestra has performed for prestigious events, including “A Festival of the Arts” at the White House, the Inter-American Music Festival at the Kennedy Center, “Great Orchestras of the World” at Carnegie Hall and a tour of Mexico City.
In 1981, the ensemble officially augmented to full-time status. In 2001, the Louisville Orchestra received the Leonard Bernstein Award for Excellence in Educational Programming, presented annually by ASCAP and the American Symphony Orchestra League (now known as the League of American Orchestras) to one orchestra in North America. Continuing its commitment to the music of our time, the Louisville Orchestra has earned nineteen ASCAP awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. Most recently, the Orchestra was awarded large grants from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the National Endowment for the Arts, both for the purpose of producing, manufacturing and marketing the Orchestra’s historic First Edition Recordings collections. Three compact discs of world premiere performances dating from the 1950s have been released, with seventeen more to follow.
Chronology of the Louisville Orchestra
The first official resident symphony orchestra is founded by the Society of St Cecilia.
Robert Whitney is appointed conductor of the Louisville Orchestra.
The Louisville Civic Orchestra becomes the Louisville Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Womens’s Association of the Louisville Philharmonic Orchestra is formed. Still in existence today, this group is now known as the Association of the Louisville Orchestra.
Charles Farnsley, Mayor of Louisville, insists the Orchestra begin commissioning new works from contemporary composers. He is called a “wide-eyed visionary.”
I was in Louisville, Kentucky the other day and stumbled upon this wall. I had never seen anything like this and since I am fascinated by all types of street art, I had to stop and check it out. The wall is located at 815 East Main Street, directly in front of the Speed Art Museum’s office in NuLu (that’s what the locals call it). Gill & Augusta Holland, Brett Jeffreys, Heather Kleisner, Rebecca Matheny and Gregg Rochman are responsible for this wall project, and they intend to take it to other parts of the city so that a variety of Louisville residents will be able to write on it and experience this interactive art.
The East Market District, colloquially referred to as NuLu (a portmanteau of “New” and “Louisville”), is an unofficial district of Louisville, Kentucky, situated along Market Street between downtown to the west and the Highlands neighborhoods to the east. A growing, hip district, the area comprises parts of two of Louisville’s oldest neighborhoods, Butchertown and Phoenix Hill. The district is home to schools, churches, large and small businesses and some of the city’s oldest homes and businesses. A destination since Louisville’s founding, Market Street has played host to a variety of businesses throughout the city’s history that have drawn Louisvillians for generations to its addresses.
Louisville’s East Market District is now best known for its galleries showcasing local, regional and national artists, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants. While multiple art galleries are located in Louisville, they are especially concentrated in this area east of downtown. It has most recently established its reputation for being the best place in town to experience local art