Thursday, July 5, 2007

Call to Participate

Press Release August 2007

We would like to announce The Kentucky Girlhood Project: a provocative and multifaceted show of works produced by women from Kentucky with a particular interest in the theme of adolescence. Initiated by Louisville artists Laura Parker and Jill Frank, and supported by a grant through the Kentucky Foundation for Women; The Kentucky Girlhood Project specifically seeks to highlight current female contemporary artists working in all areas of Kentucky, in all mediums. The exhibition runs from September 14th to September 21st at both the Glassworks Gallery and Actors Theater with a blowout opening night on September 14th of live performance and visual art not to be missed!

Laura Parker and Jill Frank, both 1997 St. Francis High School graduates, initiated this project in order to create an outlet for their own work, as well as begin a dialogue with other female artists from all over the state whose work related to similar themes. In order to find new talent, the first-time curators took many trips around Kentucky, meeting artists and posting flyers, reaching areas and meeting people that would be otherwise inaccessible. To experience some of these curatorial adventures around the state, visit The Kentucky Girlhood Project blog at ( The blog has been and will continue to highlight selected submissions, and explain more about the project and its goals. Please join us for an opening night of unique and compelling artwork and performance!

The Kentucky Girlhood Project Presents:
One night, two venues—
On September 14th, 2007, join us for an evening of new artworks from leading contemporary female artists, authors, musicians, performers, and much more!

Glassworks Gallery, downtown Louisville at Ninth & Market
Opening Reception
Sept 14, 8:00 – 10 pm
Glassworks, downtown at Ninth & Market
Sponsored by BBC and TARC

The Late Seating at Actors presents
Kentucky Girlhood Project
Sept 14 at 10:00 pm
The Victor Jory Theatre and the Victor Jory Lobby

Doors open at 10 pm
Actors Theatre, downtown at Third & Main

Performance, music and art from the Kentucky Girlhood Project, highlighting current female contemporary artists working in all areas of Kentucky. Part of the late night series at Actors Theatre featuring new work by local artists.

TICKETS: $10 (or $5 with Actors Theatre ticket stub)
Call 502-584-1205 or available at Kentucky Girlhood Project Art
Exhibit Opening Reception.

Selected Kentucky Girlhood Project art on exhibit at Actors
Sept 12 – Oct 1 in the Victor Jory Lobby, Free
Tue - Thur, 7 pm – 10 pm and Sat – Sun, 2 pm – 10 pm

Attention all Kentucky Female Artists!
(Painters, Photographers, Writers, Filmmakers, Video artists, Sculptors, Performers, Print-makers, Musicians, any medium accepted…)

Kentucky Girlhood Project
Jill Frank and Laura Parker
502-821-9955 *

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