Just last week we visited with Nate Rust, winner of the 2014 Brown-Forman Cooperage Barrel Stave Art competition – well we didn’t just visit – I shopped!  Walking through the Cooperage we saw artisans at every turn making the world’s greatest bourbon barrels.  Nate took it one step further and created such an incredible piece of Art I had to own it!  So what do you get when you combine one barrel stave with one young man’s imagination?  Find the answer when you watch his ArtSTORY below.  Nate Rust has an artist’s soul.  We are excited to share his story with you.

Watch Nate’s ArtSTORY and then look to the Forum section in this Sunday’s Courier-Journal for a special article on how Art IS crime prevention!


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Upcoming Events:

Now – April 11  SuperHuman: A Festival of New American Superhero Theater  The Alley Theater

Now – April 12 Finngan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun (The Sevenths) The Bard’s Town

Now – April 13 I Ought to Be in Pictures  Little Colonel Playhouse 

Now – April 20 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Bunbury Theatre

Now – April 21  The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn Theatre [502], Baron’s Theatre

Now – April 22 50 Years…And Counting Actors Theatre Gallery

Now – May 11  Stirring the Fire Muhammad Ali Center 

Now – May 18  Singin’ in the Rain  Derby Dinner Playhouse

Now – June 1 PRESS:  Artist & Machine Exhibit  Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 10 Louisville Philharmonia Spring Concert Louisville Philharmonia

April 10 & 11 Beethoven’s Ninth Louisville Orchestra

April 10 – 19  The Ballad of Night Moose  The Alley Theater

April 11 Art Walks the Runway Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

April 11 & 12 Connecting Cultures – Connecting Kentucky Walden Theatre

April 13  Louisville Master Chorale Concert  Louisville Master Chorale

April 19 orKIDStra Musical Menagerie Louisville Orchestra 

April 27 Pops Concert Louisville Youth Choir

April 28 Pouring Out the Heart:  Learning from Personal Holocaust Stories  Kentucky Center

May 10 & 11 Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly Stage One Family Theatre

Sign Up for Louisville Visual Art Association Summer Art Camps here.

Kentucky Shakespeare Announces their Summer season here.

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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