After the Bluegrass Bioneers talk, I had works open in a group show at Galerie Hertz in Louisville. The exhibit dates are October 18 through November 14. Many of the fifteen sculptures on display were featured first in this blog. It’s a night and day difference seeing them in a gallery context as opposed to their original settings at the Falls of the Ohio.
This space on South Preston Street is the latest incarnation of Galerie Hertz. Billy Hertz and his partner Tom Schnepf are rightly credited for their work in revitalizing and rehabilitating old buildings and distressed neighborhoods. Much of what exists as an art scene in Louisville, especially on Market Street, owes this unique pair a debt of thanks. Whether lightning can be bottled yet again remains to be seen. In addition to serving as a gallery, this large, high-ceilinged space is also home to the couple and serves as Billy’s painting studio as well. Tom is a marvelous gardener and it has been fun to watch black top and concrete being transformed into a living space for plants.
Paintings by M. Van Pelt and W. Goodman line the gallery’s walls. The opening was relaxed and informal and it was nice visiting with old friends.