Future Is Now

July 2018

A collaboration between KyCAD and Louisville Visual Art, “The Future Is Now” matched students with working artists for an intensive, six-week course that covers a wide variety of skills a professional artist needs to succeed. As the program came to an end, the student/mentor teams exhibited the resulting artwork a the 849 Gallery at KyCAD.

This year’s program featured five students (Marc Nadmid, Slone Morris, Isabel Mosely Elizabeth HIll and Emory Koester) and five mentors (Bryan Holden, Jake Ford, Stephanie Cobb, Meghan Bickel and Jennifer Palmer).

The Future Is Now is open to high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who are considering pursuing further education in visual art. Over the course of the program, each student/mentor team works toward creating individual and collaborative pieces for the exhibition.

Along the way, program facilitators from Louisville Visual Art and KyCAD work with the artist mentors to teach the students new artistic processes, portfolio building, effective critiquing, exhibition design, installation, marketing, and key strategies for becoming a professional artist.

LVA started the Future Is Now program in 2015. KyCAD began offering academic support to the program in 2017. Applications for next year’s “The Future Is Now” class will be accepted in the spring of 2019.

About Louisville Visual Art
Louisville Visual Art has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support since 1909. As a creative hub now established in the Portland neighborhood, LVA is dedicated to encouraging artists through programming such as Artebella, MAP (Mural Art Program), Open Studio Weekend, and weekly calls for artists. LVA is shaping the next generation of creative leaders by providing quality instruction to more than 1,000 students annually through Children’s Fine Art Classes and outreach programs in schools and community centers. LVA aims to engage, inspire, and improve our region through art.