Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

May 19, 2017

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.

The speaker series will take place every other month in the Mayor’s Gallery, which is located on the fourth floor of historic Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.

Daniel Bodner is a painter based in Provincetown, Mass., and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bodner participated in the Visiting Artist Series this year and has completed a commissioned painting to be installed in Metro Hall. The Visiting Artist Series is made possible through the support of an anonymous donor.

Braylyn Stewart is a Louisville-based, graffiti-style muralist. Stewart completed the “There’s Love in Louisville” mural last November at the 1800 Ali building at the intersection of 18th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the Russell neighborhood. The mural is the first in a series of public art projects in memory of Fran Huettig, with support from Fund for the Arts, 1619 Flux: Art + Activism, and Louisville Metro Government.

Local bands will return to the Mayor’s Music & Art Series at noon on every first Thursday of the month beginning June 1. The Jesse Lees, an R&B/neo-soul band will kick off the series. The next performance will feature the Scott Moore Band, who will bring their roots rock on July 6. The August 3 performance features Brigid Kaelin, an Americana multi-instrumentalist who has shared a stage with many, including Elvis Costello.

When weather permits, the music performances will take place outside Metro Hall at Jefferson Street. Guests are invited to bring a lunch and enjoy the music. BirraCibo will be providing food samples during the June 1 performance. If weather prevents an outdoor performance, it will be moved indoors to the Mayor’s Gallery.

For more information on the Mayor’s Music & Art Series, please visit: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayors-music-art-series.