PYRO Gallery 10th Anniversary
PYRO Gallery: 10 Years and Still On Fire!
January 10 - February 18
10 Years - Still On Fire!... the catch line for the tenth anniversary exhibition for PYRO Gallery expresses the excitement of the members for the January 10 - February 18 exhibition featuring current and former members. PYRO, one of the few remaining cooperative art galleries in Louisville, will exhibit work from its 22 current members plus 18 former members in the gallery now located at 909 East Market Street. The show will celebrate the depth and breadth of talent that has been associated with the gallery over the years. Artists represented by the gallery engage in an array of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, and photography in traditional and conceptual formats.
Current members are: Ann Stewart Anderson (Member Emeritus), Keith Auerbach, Scott Borden, Amanda Briede, Carrie Burr, Beverly Glascock, Kay Polson Grubola, Susan Harrison, Kim Huber, Shohei Katayama, Bette Levy, Bob Lockhart, Debra Lott, Gabrielle Mayer, John McCarthy, Michael McCarthy, Susan Moffett, Corie Neumayer, James Norton, C.J. Pressma, Philip Rodriguez, Jeffrey Skinner and Wendi Smith.
Former members who are participating in the exhibition are: Lisa Austin , Geoff Carr, David Caudill, Emily Detrick, Susan Dougherty, Carlos Gamez deFrancisco, Mitch Eckert, Laura Eklund , John Fitzgerald, Susan Gorsen, Christine Kuhn, Sarah LaBarge, Collis Marshall, David Modica, Chris Mozier, Melinda Snyder, Marilyn Whitesell, and Mary Yates.
PYRO was formed as a cooperative art gallery in 2003 at 221 Hancock Street by CJ Pressma, Susan Moffett, Marilyn Whitesell, Scott Borden, Erin Devine and Mitch Eckert. The founding members were inspired to name the gallery PYRO in honor of the former firehouse they rented in what is now called the NuLu Neighborhood. The purpose of PYRO is to promote, sponsor and organize exhibits of art, and to contribute to the professional development of artists in making, exhibiting and selling works of art in a positive environment.
Despite the gallery’s several moves (to 224 West Main Street in September, 2008, and to its current NULU location in 2012), the co-op has retained the name of PYRO. PYRO has had numerous off-site group exhibitions at such venues as Actor's Theatre, Yew Dell Gardens, the Weber Gallery, The Jasper Art Center, and the Jewish Community Center.
To share the celebration with a broader community a companion exhibition celebrating the PYRO Gallery anniversary will be mounted at the Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205. The exhibition which opens January 12, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. will feature the work of the current PYRO membership.