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    The schedule for April’s 27, 2012 Fat Friday Trolley’s Hop is…


    MEG KRAKOWIAK GALLERY Grand Opening 6:00 pm

    Meg has recently moved back to Louisville after being away for 20 years. The grand opening of her Gallery & Studio at Mellwood Art center is sure to please everyone. The Gallery features Meg's original acrylic and oil paintings showcasing her creative compositions "I like happy. I Love beautiful" Come to the opening and enter to win a free original painting!


    Robbie is back for a Derby Jewelry Trunk Show of her new Equine / Derby styles. There are some real beauties and reasonably priced! She will have her classic designs as well, don't forget Mother's Day!

    "Woman / Horse / Legend / Myth" Opening Reception & Awards 7:00 PM

    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 Derby week; 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.

    Gallery Janjobe will feature a "Garden Party" theme with works of art inspired by the garden. 6:00 pm

    Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery will introduce their new designer handmade soap, body lotion, and lip balm, including special Derby items! Fragrances include "Lilies for the Fillies," "Champagne and Strawberries," and "Old Kentucky Mint Julep."   6:00 pm

    Kaviar Forge & Gallery: 1718 Frankfort Ave

    Artists' Reception for "Figured OUT: explorations of the human form" TIME: 6:00 PM

    Spring’s hand has taken shape at Kaviar Gallery and the walls, pedestals and shelves show it with interpretations and explorations of the human form. With a range of work from nine different artists, spanning the gamut of mediums, Kaviar Gallery is Figured out. This marks the second nude exhibition of Kaviar Gallery’s Nude Biennial after the inaugural show in 2010.

    3-D pieces include Chyre Boardman’s ceramic sculptures with a weight reflective of their purely solid state and emotive nature. Sergio Vettori’s delicate glass sculptures speak through touch: the unique interactive elements invite a hands-on experience.

    Painters included in the exhibition represent a variety of styles. New York painter Clinton Hobart’s background in animation subtly seeps through his pieces. Claudia Hammer fashions figurative renderings from oil paints. Contemporary realist Lloyd Kelly's representational recreation of a figure takes on an almost life-size scale. Painter Sharon Matisoff's uses pastels for her two figure pieces, capitalizing on the freer medium to create her characteristic dramatic hues.

    Several artists add to existing historical conversations. Mark Selter plays on traditional religious imagery in his trio of oil paintings. Craig Kaviar uses the relief method of repousse to produce a copper derivative of Nicolas Poussin’s seventeenth century painting “Midas and Bacchus.” Penny Sisto’s artistically renown hand-dyed and sewn quilts piece together social commentaries.


    Crescent Hill Trading Company 2720 Frankfort Avenue (behind Carmichael's bookstore) EVENT: FAT Friday fun-raiser for St. Joe's Children's Home & Holy Mole Food Truck  6:00 PM

    Enjoy Holy Mole Food Truck tacos and libation outside the Crescent Hill Trading Company. 10% of sales will be donated to the St. Joseph Children's Home Capital Campaign.

    The Wine Rack: 2632 Frankfort Ave. Live Music with Wine & Cheese Sampling   6:00 PM

    Come by The Wine Rack from 6-8:00 for great live, local music & enjoy the festivities as you sample wines & cheeses from our shop!

    Vines and Canines: 1760 Frankfort Ave. Wine Tasting: 6:00 PM

    Tasting of 5 wines, from Washington St., to the Loire Valley. Cheers!!


    The Comfy Cow: 2221 Frankfort Ave. Live Music Friday 6:00 PM

    Come out and support local artists. Also we will be displaying childen's artwork from Kosair's Art Therapy program.

    MELLWOOD ART CENTER COURTYARD: 1860 Mellwood Ave.: JOEY SANDALS Live Music: 6:00 PM

    Come listen to the great music and vocals of Joey as he brings his style to songs from the 60's - present!

    A Reader's Corner Bookstore: 2044 Frankfort Avenue: Another Colour Acoustic Duo 7:00 PM

    Join Another Colour on Frankfort Avenue's Trolley Hop at A Reader's Corner Bookstore. Another Colour will perform live music on the front porch, and refreshments will be served inside.

    The Wine Rack: 2632 Frankfort Ave: Live Music with Wine & Cheese Sampling: 6:00 PM

    Come by The Wine Rack from 6-8:00 for great live, local music & enjoy the festivities as you sample wines & cheeses from our shop!

    The Irish Rover: 2319 Frankfort Avenue: Traditional Irish Music Seisuin: 8:00 PM

    Live traditional Irish music performed in an informal "seisuin" in the bar of the Rover

    Health and Fitness:

    PURE Fitness Training will put on a 'bodies in motion' workout demonstration using body paint to highlight different muscle groups used to perform given exercises. This is a unique event merging fitness and art!  6:00 pm

    The Frankfort Avenue Business Association (FABA) has been the backbone of the dramatic, positive change that has made Historic Frankfort Avenue such a vibrant area. FABA's mission is to enhance the Frankfort Avenue area as a place to do business.

    The Association works to stimulate economic development and growth along the business corridor and develop and implement marketing activities that promote and improve the business climate. In addition, FABA acts as a unifying force and advocate for solutions when issues emerge in the community, as well as supporting the work of the area neighborhood associations and charitable organizations.

    FABA helps keep Frankfort Avenue looking its best through clean-up blitz programs, graffiti eradication, and spraying for weeds, in cooperation with Operation Brightside, the Metro Council and the City Arborist.

    For more information about the thriving historic Frankfort Avenue corridor and FABA, stop by any participating business to pick up The Guide to Historic Frankfort Avenue or visit Follow us on Facebook.

    For more information about specific F.A.T. Friday events, the trolley schedule, and the participating businesses, please visit

    For more information on Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center visit

    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    502.895.3650 (office)
    502.895.3680 (fax)

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