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Louisville Artists Open Studio Doors to Public This Weekend

Open Studio Weekend returns to Louisville this week for its second year. Organized by LVAA and the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute, more than 80 local artists will open their working spaces to the public on Saturday and Sunday. It’s an opportunity for art lovers to see an artist’s works-in-progress and to score a rare peek behind the scenes into the creative process.“I feel like some people have this perspective of artists as them being these esoteric beings, or kind of a hermit or sage, but it kind of opens up that we’re just regular people working in our studios,” said artist Shohei Katayama. “It also invites people to see how artists construct their work or conceptualize it.”

Last year’s Open Studio Weekend generated almost 20,000 studio visits and garnered more than $60,000 in commission-free sales for the participating artists. That’s good news—and a big opportunity—for an emerging artist like Katayama, 26, to reach out to new audiences and potential collectors.“I’m a very communal-based artist, so I really like to see the art movement progressing within a community,” said Katayama.Katayama, a member of Pyro Gallery who graduated from Bellarmine University, describes his work as “kinetic-oriented”—he works with magnets, solar power, and other elements of natural power to create movement in his installations. This is the first year Katayama (no relation to WFPL's Devin Katayama) will open his Old Louisville studio to the public. His working space, a second apartment in the same building where he lives, is newly-renovated, but it’s not a pristine, sterile space.“I’m a warehouse boy. I like to make industrial-oriented artwork. I’m going to mess up the studio place. The studio place should be dirty,” he said with a laugh.You’ll see some of Katayama’s works in progress, and he might have a DJ or live music playing, too.“Just to make it fun,” he said. “I’m not that serious. I’m pretty goofy.”

A preview exhibit that runs at the Cressman Center (100 East Main St.) through Saturday can help ticket-holders narrow down their visits. LVAA makes finding the studios easy for iPhone users through their free Louisville Art Finder app, which includes a map to the open studios and an artist directory. Ticketing information is available online.Studios open for visits at 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 ($20 for LVAA members), with proceeds benefiting LVAA’s children’s art classes and U of L art scholarships.Here’s a list of all participating artists: Tiffany Ackerman – Flame Run, 815 W. Market Street, Louisville KY, 40204Alex Adams, 2829 South Fourth Street, Louisville KY, 40208Suzanne Adams, 213 North Hite Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Margaret Archambault, 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY, 40203Lisa Austin, 237 Fairfax Avenue, Read Building, Louisville KY, 40207Britany Baker – Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street, Louisville KY, 40217Jill Baker, 11760 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY, 40206Elizabeth Bizianes, 2317 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY, 40205Laurie Blayney, 2044 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206John Brooks, 1232 Cherokee Road, Louisville KY, 40205Stephanie Brown, 954 East Kentucky Street, Louisville KY, 40204Catherine Bryant, 3015 Sherbrooke Road, Louisville KY, 40205Don Burchett, 11007 Owl Creek Lane, Anchorage KY, 40223Carrie Burr, 177 Vernon Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Rita Cameron – Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street, Studio #8, Louisville KY, 40217Ché Rhodes – Cressman Center, 100 East Main Street, Louisville KY, 40202Steven Cheek –  Mary Anderson Center, 101 St. Anthony Dr, Mount St. Francis IN, 47146Debra Clem, 309 Pleasant View Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Aron Conaway, 744 South 13th Street, Louisville KY, 40208Andrew Cozzens, 2405 Northwestern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40212Brad Devlin, 2110 South English Station Road, Louisville KY, 40299Patrick Donley, 1005 Mary Street, Louisville KY, 40204Lynn Dunbar, 208 McCready Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Matt Edmondson, 912 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY, 40203Peter K. Eichhorn, 954 East Kentucky Street, Louisville KY, 40204Amy Elswick, 741 East Chestnut Street, Louisville KY, 40202Suzanne Enriquez Dougherty, 2751 Graham Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Linda Erzinger, 1035 Ash Street, Louisville KY, 40217Tim Faulkner, 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY, 40203Devin French, 954 East Kentucky Street, Louisville KY, 40204Lindsay Frost, 304 Dorsey Lane, Louisville KY, 40223Valerie Fuchs – Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, Teilhard Hall Office 108, Louisville, KY 40203Carlos Gamez de Francisco, 5115 Emerald Dr., Louisville, KY, 40219Joyce Garner, 642 East Market Street, Louisville KY, 40202Jen Goodell, 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville KY, 40203Kathryn Gray, 211 Clover Lane, Louisville KY, 40207Susan Harrison, 428 E. 6th Street, New Albany IN 47150Suzy Hatcher, 308 South Bayley Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Sarah Havens, 954 East Kentucky Street, Louisville KY, 40204Galerie Hertz, 1253 South Preston Street, Louisville KY, 40203Philip High, 620 Myrtle Street, Louisville KY, 40208Clare Hirn, 825 South Floyd Street, Louisville KY, 40203Nina Hobbs, 741 East Chestnut Street, Louisville KY, 40202Adam Horton, 1403 Story Avenue #3, Louisville KY, 40206Hot Garbage Art Collection, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville KY, 40206Susan Howe, 12902 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY, 40243Casey Hyland, 612 East Main Street, Louisville KY, 40202Joshua Jenkins, 1137 Bardstown Road, Apt. #1, Louisville KY, 40204Tonya Johnson, 531 North Hite Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Brian Jones, 2832 Montomgery Road SE, Corydon IN, 47112Rita Ford Jones, 422 Knobloch Avenue, Jeffersonville IN, 47130Shohei Katayama, 1401 South 3rd Street, Louisville KY, 40208Ann Klem, 18001 Meeting House Road, Fisherville KY, 40023Marti Kuehn, 954 East Kentucky, Louisville KY, 40204Julie Leidner, 744 South 13th Street, Louisville KY 40210Debra Lott, 10129 Spring Gate Drive, Louisville KY, 40241Dennis Mader, 2110 English Station Road, Louisville KY, 40299James Russel May, 1035 Ash Street, Louisville KY, 40217Gena Neumann, 4314 Lakelet Way, Louisville KY, 40299Marie-Elena Ottman, 4100 Bent Ridge Court, Crestwood KY, 40014Margaret Peabody, 954 East Kentucky Street, Lousiville KY, 40204Amy Pender, 954 East Kentucky Street, Lousiville KY, 40204Tracy Pennington “That Art Place, the home of Madcap Mosaics,” 1860 Mellwood Avenue, Building A, Studio 181, Louisville KY, 40223Glenna Pfeiffer, 611 Cloverlea Road, Louisville KY, 40206Dru Pilmer, 7814 Geswein Road, Lanesville IN, 47136C.J. Pressma, 1405 Rosewood Avenue, Louisville KY, 40204Judy Riendeau, 2110 English Station Road, Louisville KY, 40299Tara Remington, 744 South 13th Street, Louisville KY 40210Julio Cesar Rodriguez, 5404 Whispering Hills Boulevard, Louisville KY, 40219Judy Rosati, 12603 Kirkham Road, Louisville KY, 40299Gibbs Rounsavall, 327 South Bayly Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206J-D Schall, 741 East Chestnut Street, Louisville KY, 40202Schrodt Art Studio, 4014 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville KY, 40207David Schuster, 211 South Clay Street, Louisville KY, 40202Sharon Scott, 829 East Market Street, Suite J, Louisville KY, 40206Tolar Sesler Studios, 1005-1007 Mary Street, Louisville KY, 40204Guinever Smith - Studio School, 2312 Sycamore Avenue, Louisville KY, 40206Deborah Stratford, 3078 University Road, Louisville KY, 40206Chuck Swanson, 640 East Market Street, Louisville KY, 40202Guy Tedesco, 2012 Northwestern Parkway, Louisville KY, 40203Petersen Thomas, 550 South Fifth Street, #304, Louisville KY, 40202Susan Tolliver, 2125 Cave Spring Place, Anchorage KY, 40223Gretchen Treitz, 9509 Gerardia Lane, Prospect KY, 40029Matt Weir, 1034 East Oak Street, Louisville KY, 40204Brenda Wirth, 1005 Mary Street, Louisville KY, 40204Brook White – Flame Run, 815 W. Market Street, Louisville KY, 40202Judith Kennedy Zinner Kronbach, 1415 Evergreen Road, Anchorage KY, 40223Studio Works by Zoom Group, 2008 Eastern Parkway, Louisville KY, 40204