People gathered at Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor on Saturday for an art show consisting only of art by female artists. The turnout was decent, and attendees enjoyed the art, live poetry reading and spread of refreshments. the refreshments table was well rounded with water, beer, wine, cheese, crackers, grapes, pretzels and other snack foods.
The show was a small exhibition of local female artists, and I was impressed by the variety of media in such a small exhibit. The types of media included textiles, assemblage art, ceramic sculpture, paintings and mixed media. One piece that garnered a few chuckles was "Eye Pod" by Tracy Parker - a ceramic sculpture of eyeballs in a pea pod. Linda Erzinger’s paintings added a touch of elegance and vibrant colors. Vibrant colors were in abundance (although not overwhelming) as further displayed in bright blue and yellow paintings by Jada Parks. Multi-media pieces by Suzanne Edds caught the heart and wallet of attendees.
The poetry reading by Ethel was well received. She did three readings throughout the evening, and she is graceful and powerful. She moves herself across the room very well, and almost made my heart stop when she clicked her tongue and pointed at me during a poem. She has an "Edgy Swagger", which is also the title of one of her poems about the involuntary notice given to people who have a certain conscious swagger.
Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor is run by Gary Bell and Suzanne Edds and has quickly become one of my favorite art spots in Louisville. The month-long shows there are creative, welcoming, and have quality work on display. The best part about their shows is the affordability. Prices on the art began at about $15 or $20, and I didn't notice a piece over $200. You can also find the gallery at the Unfair (the local arts festival that happens behind Mag Bar while the St. James Art Fair commences nearby).
The art will be on display until march 31. Stop in and check it out at 2801 S. Third St: Tuesday through Saturday from 11a.m. to 7 p.m.