from Perm, Russia, to attend the St. James Court Art Show
Sister Cities of Louisville
Inc. has arranged for ten artists from Perm, Russia, to exhibit at the
2003 St. James Court Art Show, scheduled for October 3, 4, and 5.
After months of saving their
money to travel to Louisville, the artists will take a day trip to another
city in Russia to pass an intensive interview process in order to obtain
their visas. They will then pack their artwork into tubes and boxes and
travel over 24 hours by plane through four international airports to
attend the show. Upon arriving in Louisville, they will spend 3-4 days
working days in local art studios producing artwork to be showcased at St.
James. However, not only will the artists enjoy a trip to the U.S.; they
will have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at a top-ranked
Sister Cities of Louisville
will feature at St. James Mr. Vadim Nikolayevich Skrylnikov, a sculptural
artist who works with ice, snow, sand, metal and jewelry. Vadim received
his education at the Leningrad Higher Art School, and has participated in
several international sculpture festivals. Assisted by the other Perm
sculptors, he will build a 9' sand sculpture at the St. James Court
fountain during the 3-day event. Sand sculpture varies in different
locals, but it is typically found in beach towns. It is unique in Perm
because the sand used to create the sculptures is excavated from canyons.
sand sculptors will work to create a piece of artwork similar to that in
Perm. They will first construct a box of compacted sand. The artist will
use water to compact the sand. If it rains, the sculpture will remain
standing because water is a bonding agent.
Perm is the capital of a
Russian province, also called Perm, and it is the region’s cultural and
industrial center. Located on the western slope of the Ural Mountains,
Perm lies about 800 miles east of Moscow and stretches along both sides of
the Kama River, the largest river in Russia. By 1781, it was established
as the administrative center of the northern Urals. As Perm developed as a
commercial center during the mid-19th century, it became a gateway to
Perm became a Sister City in
1994. The initial relationship was formed by Dr. Bruce Adams, Professor of
History at U of L, and Dr. Victor Henner, Professor of Physics at the
University of Perm, who realized the potential for exchanges between
Louisville and Perm. As the relationship blossomed, Louisvillians and
Permiaki have discovered several similarities: river cities, population
size, centers of culture, and large
in Central Park
September 7, 3:00-5:00p.m.
Doctors of Swing
Bring a lawn chair.
and your dancing shoes!
Since the initial
contacts formed, leaders in both communities have provided strong support
in the political, cultural, educational, business, and medical arenas.
Most recently, a wonderful mix of organizations working together with SCL
have reached out to Perm, including the Louisville International Cultural
Center, Supplies Over Seas, and the Louisville International Medical
Cooperative. Over the years, Perm has become a base for introducing
Louisville to Russian talent, culture, and business opportunities.
The Perm Committee
has coordinated many artistic and cultural exchanges over the years.
Cultural exchanges have developed in the martial arts, art festivals,
theater performances, etc. Currently, Sister Cities of Louisville is
working on programs to develop connections between the Perm and Louisville
of Louisville (SCL) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to
global friendship, multicultural understanding, and economic growth by
developing lasting relationships between the Louisville area and Sister
Cities around the world.
Up, up, and
Thanks to the
efforts of Susan Coleman, Director of the St. James Court Art Show,
Southwest Airlines has provided an in-kind sponsorship for this year’s
St. James Court Art Show. Twenty five airline ticket vouchers, which can
be used to fly anywhere in the continental United States serviced by
Southwest, will be offered in a drawing at 3 p.m. on October 5 at the
First Sunday Concert in Central Park.
Tickets for this
drawing are being offered by ten Old Louisville neighborhood associations
for $10 apiece. Twelve winners will receive two roundtrip vouchers good
for one year.
Proceeds from the
drawing will go to the participating neighborhood associations. Joan
Stewart has coordinated this St. James Court Art Show Consortium effort to
benefit neighborhood organizations.
Contact Joan at the
Old Louisville Information Center, 635-5244, for further information.
Letter to the
Letter to the Editor:
Dear Mayor Abramson:
I am writing to discuss with
you the possibility of renewing our efforts at either having the cobra
lighting taken down on West Saint Catherine Street, or, alternately,
having the City provide — as the primary source of our lighting — the
period lighting already installed on our street. As I have stressed in
previous correspondence to City officials from the last administration
(namely Bill Herron), the period lighting that Louisville Gas &
Electric installed on our street currently meets all ordinances for city
lighting, and provides lighting for, not only the roadway, but for our
Period lighting serves many
purposes. When our homes were constructed, it is true that the lighting on
our street was very similar to what is there now; however, aesthetics is
not our only concern. As any of our residents and neighbors, as well as
the many visitors to our area, will attest, when these lights are lit
there is a much increased and appreciated perception of security and
safety as a result of the period lighting. West Saint Catherine is a much
lighter and safer street with the advent of period lighting—a definite
positive when it comes to promoting our common vision of making the City
the place to live, work and play.
Recognizing that one of the
major goals of merger was the reduction in duplication of services, it
seems a simple solution to this matter exists in the removal of the cobra
lighting. The City should provide the historic district with the more
appropriate period lighting, and reserve its cobra style lighting with its
contemporary design for more suburban surroundings.
Thank you in advance for your
attention to this matter. If I can be of assistance, please do not
hesitate to contact me.
Chair of the West Saint Catherine Neighborhood Association
like Sunshine after Rain ....
The Old Louisville Gardeners
will meet Wednesday, September 10th at 7pm in the Old Louisville
Information Center in Central Park. In case you haven’t heard of us,
well, we are a laid-back group of women and men with no dues, no
officers...but a group of people interested in learning about plants,
gardening ideas and solutions, helping each other with advice and sharing
plants. Each month we have a speaker or workshop which is free!!
In August, our very own Dot
Wade shared tips on flower arranging and we each went home with a
beautiful floral arrangement...free! Thank you Dot!
We are excited to have Mr.
Monty Justice, the spokesman for the Louisville Rose Society, at our
September meeting. The subject is "What you need to do to enjoy your
roses". He will also teach us about improving the condition of your
soil. Does the name MONTY sound familiar? This is the Monty of "Monty’s
Joy Juice".. it should be a great meeting.
If you have plants to share -
September is the month to start dividing perennials, please bring them in
We’ll see you Wednesday, September 10th!
Missy Murphy 637-3456
September Garden Calendar:
Indoor Plants and
Prepare storage areas for
overwintering tender flower bulbs and garden produce.
Christmas) cactus can be forced into bloom in time for the holidays.
Provide 15 hours of complete darkness each day, such as from 5 p.m. to
8 a.m., for approximately eight weeks. Keep temperatures at about 60°
to 65°F. Temperatures of 55° will cause flower buds to set without
the dark treatment.
Dig and repot herbs or
take cuttings for growing indoors over the winter.
Store leftover garden
seed in a cool, dry place. A sealable jar with a layer of silica gel
or powdered milk in the bottom works well.
Bring houseplants that
were moved outside for the summer back indoors before night
temperatures drop below 55°. Gradually decrease the amount of light
to acclimate the plants and help reduce leaf drop. Be sure to control
insects and diseases before putting the plants near other houseplants.
To promote the lawn’s
recovery from summer stress, apply high-nitrogen fertilizer at the
rate of one pound actual nitrogen per 1000 square feet.
Mow lawn to maintain a 2
to 2.5 inch height, removing no more than one third of the height of
the grass at any one time.
Leave clippings on the
lawn or add them to the compose pile.
Reseed bare spots or new
lawns with a good quality seed mixture.
Early fall is a good time
to apply broadleaf weed killers. BE sure to follow all label
directions and choose a cal day to prevent spray drift.
Plant, transplant, or
divide peonies, daylilies, iris, and phlox.
Save plants such as
coleus, wax begonias, impatiens, or fuchsia for indoor growing over
winter. Dig plants, and cut them back about halfway, or take cuttings
of shoot tips, and root them in moist vermiculite, soil mix, or
Offered at St. James
Once again this
year, Central Park West Neighborhood Association is organizing the valet
parking for the St. James Court Art Show. The cost of valet parking is $20
per automobile, and allows one to stop at 6th and Magnolia, drop off a
vehicle, and walk one block to the St. James portion of the art show.
Patrons last years expressed how pleased they were that the service was
offered, and that they would definitely use it again.
The CPW Neighborhood
Association invites other neighborhood associations to help with the
parking for a piece of the fundraising pie. Last year, in addition to CPW,
the West St. Catherine and Ouerbacker Arts & Crafts Neighborhood
For further information, please contact the Old Louisville Information
Center at 635-5244.
Opens on South Third
Arts and Crafts Period Antiques has opened its doors at 1140 South Third
Street, just north of the Third Avenue Café. Twentieth-century modern
design is featured with an emphasis on American Arts and Crafts or
John Connelly, the
proprietor, relocated the shop from its 10-year location on Barrett
Avenue. The Massachusetts native has 25 years of experience in the antique
Business hours are
Saturdays, 11AM-5PM, and by chance or appointment. Call (502) 314-117 or
access www.jcdreamlight.com for further information.
Kids Fun Connection at St.
The St. James Court
Art Show will for the first time in its 47 year history provide on-site
child care during its three day event (October 3-5) this year. Kids Fun
Connection has been contracted to provide child care service and
coordinate other free activities that will be available to all children
who accompany their parents to the Art Show.
The Kids Fun
Connection at St. James service will operate during all hours of the show
under a tent on Fountain Court. It will include games, crafts, prizes and
entertainment. Parents wishing to use the service are strongly encouraged
to pre-register at the Kids Fun Connection website, www.kidsfunconnection.com
. Space is limited. There is a fee of $15 for each two hour session
The Kids Fun
Connection at St. James will be open to all and will include free hands-on
activities provided by Michael’s Arts and Crafts and Kidlywinks Children’s
Open Art Studio. Among the entertainers who are scheduled to appear are
"Redbeard, the Magic Pirate", and "The Monkey Lady and Her
Little Friend, Phyllis". J. C. Reedy will teach the kids "How to
Write a Hit Song" and Audio X-Press will provide "Interactive
Kids Fun Connection
has been providing on-site child care and youth entertainment to the
Kentucky and Southern Indiana community since 1996. Carolyn Johnson, the
owner, has worked with children and their families for over 25 years. She
is looking forward to this first time ever experience at the St. James Art
Show and said, "I want to assure parents that we will provide a safe,
secure, fun-filled environment for their children. I just hope the parents
have as much fun at the Art Show as their kids will be having with Kids
Art Show Poster
designer Lisa Simon has won the 2003 St. James Art Show Poster
Competition. Her acrylic painting, featuring the landmark St. James Court
Fountain’s central figure awash in swirls of fall color and fluid motion
of wind and water, was selected from among eighty entries.
She will be awarded
$1000 for her winning design, and will receive 25% of the proceeds from
poster sales at the show.
Jerry Abramson will officially unveil the poster and congratulate Simon on
Thursday, September 4, 2003, at a kickoff event for the show on St. James
Lisa will be on-site
at the art show, signing and numbering limited-edition prints of the
poster, which are available for $50; open-edition prints are $25. Souvenir
t-shirts with the design will also be on sale.
Lisa Simon has won many awards. After working in advertising for over ten
years, she started her own freelance service, Design Alchemy, in 2001. In
addition to winning several Louise Awards for her works with local
agencies, she has also been published nationally in Print Magazine’s
The Art Show is
going to be a family affair for Lisa and her husband, photographer Victor
Simon. Victor will be exhibiting his work at the show, as he has done
since 1997. He says, "I’m genuinely thrilled to be part of the show
this year. It’s always an exciting time for the Simon household, but
this year will be doubly so."
Hello to Linda Ewen and Mariah Cummins
Linda Ewen and Mariah Cummins
are the new administrative assistants at the Old Louisville Information
Linda will staff the Center
Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1PM-5PM. Mariah will be on duty Saturdays,
10AM-4PM, and Sundays, 11:30AM-3:30PM.
The OLIC is closed on Mondays.
Weight Watchers at Work
September, a new Weight Watchers program will be held at the Girls Scouts
of Kentuckiana Council Office, 1325 South Fourth Street on Tuesdays from
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program costs $109.50, which can be paid in
Contact Marsha at 636-0900
for more information.
A Place to
Relax and Unwind
Louisville Coffee Shop is open for business at the corner of
Fourth and Hill Streets. Coffee, teas, pastries, bagels, scones,
sandwiches and ice cream are included in the bill of fare. The
shop’s hours begin at 7AM, Monday-Friday, and 8AM on Saturday
and Sunday. The shop is handicapped accessible.
establishment features a West Village look with sofas, easy
chairs, wooden tables, sleek lighting, and polished concrete
floors. A selection of newspapers, including the New York Times,
and board games add to the inviting atmosphere. Art and local
crafts, including jewelry, are also for sale.
Proprietors are Kim and Tres Hundertmark and Ed and Lori Turley.
Call 773-3116 for further information.
Kim Hundertmark welcomes Old Louisville residents to the new
Old Louisville Coffee Shop.
Louisville United Unitarian
Churches Sponsor Bantu Refugee Family
Unitarian, Clifton Unitarian, and First Unitarian have pooled resources to
sponsor a Bantu refugee family of five from Somalia. Meetings have been
held, task teams are forming, and fund-raisers are in the works to make
this project come together. They expect the family, one of the first of
the 80 Somali-Bantu families who will settle in Louisville, to arrive
The family - a
mother, father, two children, and the father’s brother - will face
numerous challenges related to deficits in education and job skills. They
speak Mai-Mai; however, no one in the family reads or writes any language.
To help the family through this difficult period, the coalition of UU
churches will provide rent and living expenses for up to four months, and
support and befriend them with contact on a daily basis.
How can you help?
Come and bring a friend to the Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser for our Bantu
refugee family! It will be an exciting evening of raffles, information,
and music - the Sudanese Men’s Choir will be performing at 5:00 p.m.,
followed by other ethnic music.
will be held on September 6, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., at First Unitarian
Church at the corner of 4th and York. Dinner is $5 for adults and $2 for
children, and dessert is $1. Any questions may be directed to Betty Caudle