I am honored today to announce the naming of the Owsley Brown II Center for Artistic Excellence. The W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre and surrounding properties at 315 West Broadway will bear this name proudly. Owsley was a true example of Henry Longfellow’s quote, “The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” Our many thanks to the benefactors of this community who, like Owsley, make Louisville vibrant. In my video blog this week watch with me as we celebrate this great dedication and explore just a few of the many Arts opportunities made possible by you.

Owsley Brown II & Christina Lee Brown

With so many wonderful events coming up, I think we should give away some tickets!  Don’t you?  All you have to do is make a comment on any of our social properties –FacebookTwitter, Blog or YouTube – expressing why you believe a life of service and charity is important.

Every comment will enter you into a drawing to see comedian Kathleen Madigan on March 2nd at the Brown Theatre.  Two winners will be chosen at random to win 2 tickets to the show. That’s double the chance for a night of laughter!

Upcoming Events:

Now – March 2 public @ PUBLIC Louisville Visual Art Association

Now – March 3 Scholastic Art Awards Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Now – March 24 Taking the “S” out of Craft Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Now – May 5 Matthew Ronay Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

February 21 & 22 Beethoven Symphony no. 7 Louisville Orchestra

February 23 Jackie and Me StageOne Family Theatre

February 27 – April 7 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays Actors Theatre of Louisville

February 28 – March 8 Quilters Walden Theatre

March 1 & 2 Romeo & Juliet Louisville Ballet

March 2 OrKIDstra 3 Louisville Orchestra

March 8 Spring Concert Louisville Youth Choir

March 10 Psalms  Louisville Master Chorale

March 14 – 15 Saint-Saens Organ Symphony Louisville Orchestra

March 16 Blood, Sweat & Tears Louisville Orchestra

March 16 The BIG GIG Louisville Leopard Percussionists

March 17 Aspiring Artists Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 23 Louisville Youth Choir and MO5AIC

March 24 Redeeming Response Louisville Youth Orchestra

March 25 Voice of the People Louisville Youth Orchestra

Ongoing Artebella Louisville Visual Art Association

2013/2014 Season Tickets on Sale at the Kentucky Opera

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts
502-582-0100

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