Big events to mark LouisvilleKy’s Speed Art Museum Anniversary Celebration

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James Lindsey to unveil new EP at Speed Art Museum’s 90th Anniversary Community Celebration

Louisville, Ky., – The Speed kicks off its 90th anniversary year with a Community Celebration on Saturday, January 21 from 10 am – 10 pm, with dynamic performances, art making, gallery talks, and of course, cake.

Throughout the day, there will be an exciting lineup of performers. Come and enjoy Teddy Abrams, the Kentucky Opera and Louisville Ballet, the University of Louisville Steel Drum Band, Louisville Dance Alliance, Squallis Puppeteers, Louisville Free Public Library, Twin Limb, DJ Grey, James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals, among others.

James Lindsey (formerly known as Jalin Roze) will also be a special guest performer at the celebration. The performance will double as a release party for his upcoming EP, “Same Sky,” which will be released on Friday, 1/20/17, on sonaBLAST! Records.

James Lindsey

Lindsey and his producer Joshua Nicholson have been working on this highly anticipated eight-track EP for the better part of two years. A preview of the lead single, “Wanna Shine? (ft. Otis Junior)” earned 3,000 streams on SoundCloud in 24 hours, several blog write-ups, and is now available on iTunes (http://apple.co/2iMRGTu) and Spotify (http://spoti.fi/2ikTu50) as of 1/6/17.
James will perform the entire EP and more at 8:00pm on 1/21/17 at the Speed with his live band, The Grand Nationals, and special guests. This will be a big day for Louisville hip hop – since breaking onto the scene in 2012, Lindsey has consistently been acclaimed for his originality and uncanny storytelling chops. Louisville hip hop fans [James Lindsey included] have been waiting years for this record, and it’s finally time!
Admission to the 90th Anniversary Community Celebration is completely free AND all ages.
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Doors open at 10:00 am.

10:00 am Welcome Celebration & Cake Cutting
Remarks by Ghislain d’Humieres, CEO; Martha Slaughter, Chair, Board of Trustees; and Juliet Gray, Chair, Board of Governors. Jeffersontown, Male, Eastern High Schools, and more sing “Happy Birthday.” Dessert by Mert’s Cakes. First come, first served.

All Day Art Activity – Wish Tree
Add your wish for the Speed to our community wish tree

All Day Picturing American Indian Cultures: The Art of Kentucky’s Frederick Weygold Exhibition

10:00 am African Gallery Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

10:00 am Kendall Carter Organ Trio

11:00 am Storytime with the Louisville Free Public Library

11:00 am Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Kid Canvas Face Painting

11:30 am Works on Paper Gallery Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

12:00 pm Louisville Dance Alliance

12:00 pm Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

12:00 pm Louisville Zoo
Interactive Keeper Talk with some of their furry friends.

12:30 pm Storytime Tour
Explore the Museum’s collection through pairings of artworks and related children’s books!

1:00 pm Cupcakes by Wiltshire at the Speed
Available throughout the day. First come, first served.

1:00 pm Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company
A Selection from Thomas Corneille’s Ariadne: A Dramatic Reading

1:00 pm University of Louisville Steel Drum Band

1:00 pm Collection Highlights Tour

1:30 pm Picturing American Indian Cultures: The Art of Kentucky’s Frederick Weygold Exhibition Talk with Kim Spence, Speed Curator

2:00 pm Music & Dance Performance
Dancers of Louisville Ballet and Studio Artists of Kentucky Opera and Teddy Abrams from the Louisville Orchestra

2:00 – 4:00 pm Squallis Puppeteers roaming throughout the Museum

2:30 pm Storytime Tour
Explore the Museum’s collection through pairings of artworks and related children’s books!

3:00 pm The Unknown
Louisville native Tod Browning directs a silent film released the year of the Speed’s opening with live accompaniment by Scott Carney (Wax Fang). Introduction by Dean Otto, Curator of Film. 13+

3:00 pm The Wonderland Museum Exhibition Talk with Scott Erbes, Speed Curator

3:00 pm Music by In Lightning

3:00–8:00 pm Photo Booth with Derby City Selfie

4:00 pm Dutch & Flemish Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

4:00 pm Tai Chi with Lloyd Kelly
Class with local artist and certified Tai Chi instructor.

4:30 pm The Wonderland Museum Exhibition Talk with Scott Erbes, Speed Curator

5:00 pm Music by Karter Louis

5:30 pm Old Masters Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

6:00 pm Music by Babs

6:30 pm Speed Dating Tour
Play matchmaker with artworks

7:00 pm Music by DJ Grey

7:00 pm American and European Gallery Talk with Erika Holmquist-Wall, Speed Curator

7:30 pm Music by House Ghost

8:00 pm Music & Dance Performance
Dancers of Louisville Ballet and Studio Artists of Kentucky Opera and Teddy Abrams from the Louisville Orchestra

8:15 pm Speed Dating Tour
Play matchmaker with artworks

8:30 pm Music by DJ Grey

9:00 pm Music by James Lindsey & the Grand Nationals

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