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.
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 –Facebook, Twitter, 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!
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