Casey Hyland's passion for creativity has led him to craft schools all around the United States. He parlayed a knack for drawing into a knack for conceptualizing and blowing intricate glass pieces. Eventually, he landed back in Louisville, his hometown, where he opened Hyland Glass in 2002. There, Casey designs contemporary hand-blown glass objects both for pure aesthetic joy and for all kinds of occasions. More than just reserving the space for his own creative endeavors, Casey opens the studio up to others and offers glass-blowing classes. During these sessions, groups craft seasonally themed treasures such as raindrops in the spring, sun discs in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and abstract representations of endless darkness and frigidity in the winter.
In 1990, Trish Lounsbury opened Celebrations with her husband, Stan, and her father, Ed. They seek out products from artists, designers, and leading companies such as Crane and Sweet Pea when crafting custom invitations and stationery. They also specialize in custom framing for a variety of projects, as well as unique gifts and elegant wrapping papers.
On the First Friday of every month, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft invites the community to peruse its wares for free. The museum, along with many of its neighbors on Louisville's Museum Row, participates in the First Friday Trolley Hop, a tour of the vibrant local art scene. It's one of many ways the museum team opens their 27,000 square feet of rotating art exhibits, which highlight styles from American folk art to taxidermy. The displays emphasize the importance of materials and process, rather than focusing exclusively on the final product. This philosophy extends to the museum's art workshops, in which kids make finger puppets, bracelets, and even mini-greenhouses well suited for pet hamsters who've always dreamed of gardening.
Tim Fout doesn't know the exact number, but he estimates that there are more than 50,000 titles inside the walls of A Reader's Corner, which he runs with his wife, Judy. And they run the literary gamut from fiction classics to sci-fi, mystery, non-fiction, and a huge children's section. New and gently used titles line the shelves of the quaint store that's housed in a rehabbed house, which frequently plays host to special events such as book-signings, and children's story time, which is on the second Saturday of each month at 11am.
With this package, registered pooches can enroll in any $85 weekly class; classes take place once a week for six weeks. Pre-requisites apply for intermediate and advanced classes, and aggressive dogs and barking cats are not permitted. Young canines get schooled on proper dog-park etiquette, including basic commands, loose-leash strolling, and social interaction, at the Positively Puppies class. For dogs more than five months old, the Manners for Life class effaces improper actions (jumping on people), and the Wallflower class pumps up social skills for shy breeds. Intimately sized classes guarantee ample attention. View a complete list of featured courses here.
Mom's Music records the voices of aspiring Aretha Franklins and David Lee Roths with state-of-the-art recording, mixing, editing, and mastering gear and a knowledgeable staff to perfect a band’s recorded sound. A professional engineer assists bands of up to six members to create their best work possible and press it onto a glimmering compact disc. Mom’s Music studios comes stock with a plethora of professional equipment and software, including Digidesign Pro Tools HD3, Roland DA-90 monitors, Great River microphone preamps, and a stellar collection of microphones that’ll capture the lead singer’s voice crisply and warmly. Having recorded everything from thrash-metal to radio commercials to Frasier-theme-song cover bands, Mom’s Music’s talented engineers can tailor the session to any style of music.