Saturday night's benefit concert
was well received by families, teens and generous motorcycle
enthusiasts. Over 600 people were served food until 11:30 p.m. The
five bands were met with applause and great audience participation. It
was an energetic and positive way to remember the Matchus brothers and
give strength and well wishes to the other 4 accident victims who
continue to recover. Thanks to the many people who volunteered their
time and talents.
Forsyth: $50 Gift Certificate from Taylor Quik Pik
Raffle prizes donated by:
Stander Ace Hardware
Berner Real Estate
Taylor Quik Pik
Special thanks to Todd, Jamie, Joel and
John P. for parking cars. They did a GREAT job with limited space
Dee and Nancy
The success of this our 5th Annual "Last Hot Sunday in July" (our traditional Louisville Summer Event) required dozens of people, several months and of course cooperation from the Weather. BUILD sponsors this summer event, but the real credit goes of course to the Events Committee and the Dynamic Duo of:
Feature Artist of the Month – August 2009 Ted and Amy Dohmen
Husband/Wife Glass Blowing Team
Meet the Artists Saturday Afternoon
August 1st, Noon – 4
Dear Art Lover,
The final Feature Artists of the Month for the summer are Ted and Amy Dohmen,
a husband/wife glass blowing duo. They have created over 30 new pieces
for this exhibition that commands most of the main floor of the
Gallery. An informal meet and greet will be held this coming Saturday,
August 1st, from noon until 4. I hope you can stop in and say hello.
With over 25 years of combined glass blowing experience between them,
Ted and Amy have a unique ability to create beautiful glass artwork
that captures the eye and spirit of anyone who sees it. The couple has
been working together since they met at Hastings College in 1997. Their
relationship has grown from assisting each other in a college glass
studio to watching their dream come true by owning and running their
own successful studio.
In 1993, Ted Dohmen was introduced to
the art of hand blown glass at Anoka Ramsey Community College in
Minnesota. This experience changed his life and shaped his future. Ted
moved out to Hasting College to study Glass Blowing under Tom Kreager
and he earned his Bachelor of Studio Arts. Ted also met his future wife
Amy at Hastings College. Ted has worked with a number of professional
artists in various glass studios around the Midwest.
Dohmen started her glass blowing career in 1997 at Hasting College
where she earned her Bachelor of Studio Arts. Drawn to the excitement
and team work of blowing glass, Amy was hooked immediately. While
working for Fiber Artist Sheila Hicks in Paris, France, Amy worked for
various glass artists to continue to hone her skills and knowledge of
Amy and Ted are a team in all aspects of their
lives. They work together instinctively in the glass studio. Each piece
of art they create is a collaboration of their love and knowledge of
There is also a lot of great, recent and new work
throughout the Gallery from many other local artists including the
first two features of the summer, Gerard Pefung and John Miller. Alan
Vap will be showing in the Gallery for the first time (after nearly 3
years of courting) and hopefully we will be seeing more of his work
throughout the coming months.
September sees the return of the
evening receptions with a very rare Friday night opening on September
18. The feature artists are Melissa Husby, Debra Groesser and Robert
Quinn. In October, there will be a jewelry and accessories show that
will also be a benefit for the career Closet and then on Sunday
afternoon, October 18th, music returns to the Gallery with the Fall
Singer Songwriter Sunday.
I hope everyone has been having a
great summer and I look forward to seeing you in the Gallery very soon.
If you need to contact me with questions or other comment, do not hit
reply, but email me directly at louisvilleartgall[email protected] or call the Gallery at 402-234-2867
On June 20, 2009, Margo Marino was in an
accident in South Bend, Nebraska. She has undergone surgery and was in the Adult
ICU for more than 10 days. Once she is released from the hospital she will be in
rehab center for several months. That is why Indulgence Salon has decided to
give 100% of our profits on Friday August 7th and Saturday August
8th to Margo!! We hope that you can help us support Margo with her
long recovery. She is a very bright girl with a positive attitude, and we know
that she would appreciate your generosity!! We understand that not all of you
come to our salon, so we have decided to also put a donation jar in the salon
from now until August 8th!! Thank you all for your compassion and
generosity during this difficult time. It truly is a
If you have any questions please feel free to call us at
Get the Facts on the Upcoming Louisville
School District Bond
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to help all School District members fully understand the facts of the upcoming
Bond Vote. The Committee is excited to get this
information out and more information/flyers will be coming to you in the
following weeks. See our site now at:
Go look in your Garage for Auction Items to Donate
ITEMS NEEDED - The Village of Manley is asking for donations of any
clean, working or fixable items to be auctioned. Proceeds will be applied toward
the development of the Manley Community Building (Manley School) which is
available for anyone for parties or meetings, etc. Monetary donations also
accepted. For more information and free pick up, call Betty Meyer
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Computer John is on Vacation this Week - so Instead we present:(reprint from 7/9/08)
The Further Adventures of. . DEET MAN - Louisville Superhero
When Duty Calls mild manneredDeet Marinade, handsome teenage lead guitar player for the popular Cherry Street garage band"Deet Marinade and the Chiggers"dons his familiar bug maskGreen Capeandtightsto become..
last we heard from Deet and the band, they were searching out Mushrooms
down along the creek bed. Brown paper sack in hand; the shrooming troup
scoured the landscape for the ellusive Louisville treat .
"Boys, we gotta find them Morrells!"Says Deet,"it is gonna be a great year for 'em, it has been wet for weeks. We can sell our shrooms on Ebay , and buy a fuzz box !"Deet explains:"We have very little time left to prepare for the talent show at the King Korn Karnival
. If we win there, we will be famous! We will be able to contribute to
the Louisville Gross Domestic Product as Super Stars with a record
contract!"Deet mumbles to himself;"I just gotta learn that Monkees tune "Valleri " I know that it is sure to get us the first prize!" "Without a fuzz box, I can't play that guitar lick at the end of the tune , so keep looking!"
Little did they know that their every move was being watched as they slowly made it through the brush.The Tickarch enemy of Deet Man was getting ready to pounce!
"It's a Tick!!!"
shouts little Jimmy Stohlman,
keyboards and tamborine player for the band and the smallest of the Chiggers kind of an emotionally shallow pest... Hickory (Sticks) Chriswisser the drummer, and Lance Heard the bass player look out for him.
"There he is! he's over there!!"
Quick as a Jiffy, mild mannered Deet Marinade disappears behind a Cotton Wood Tree.
"Fear Not young Jim, for we have DEET!"
As if from a cloud of"Off"the green caped crusader appears just in the nick of time and the stinken Tickis smoted.
"Thank you Deet Man!"says Jimmy, "You have saved us from that crummy Tick!"