The Little Loomhouse Lecture Series 2018

Date(s) - 01/06/2018 - 03/31/2018
2:00 pm

The Little Loomhouse


The Little Loomhouse Lecture Series 2018

presents the following


Jan 6th, 4:00 Your Own – Performance Piece by Thea Henry

In this ‘solo mio’ piece Thea Henry discusses the limits of society through voice and movement in the hopes of ‘waking up’ our community and challenging our population to find the other perspectives life can be viewed in order to find YOUR OWN beneficial frame of living.

Thea Henry is 19, and currently a sophomore BFA Acting student at Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. She was raised here in Louisville, KY and considers Louisville to be her artistic backbone, inspired by how this city and the people have shaped her ways of thinking and viewing this world.

Suggested donation $5 members/$10 non-members, 18 and over show

Jan 20th, 2:00 A Peculiar Composition – Michael L. Jones

Writer Michael L. Jones will discuss his article in the Oxford American about the influence of African Music on the work of Mildred and Patty Hill.

Michael L. Jones is a freelance journalist and author. His latest book Louisville Jug Music: From Earl McDonald to the National Jubilee (History Press) received the 2014 Samuel Thomas Book Award from the Louisville Historical League. Jones studied journalism at the University of Kentucky and history at the University of Louisville. In 2003, he was among 10 writers selected nationally for the 2003 Academy of Alternative Journalism Fellowship at Northwestern University, an intensive three-month magazine writing course. Jones has worked as a staff writer for LEO Weekly, the Louisville Defender, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Jeffersonville Evening News. He has received seven Metro Journalism Awards from the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting. He also received a 2013 Spirit of Louisville Award and a 2015 Community Service Award from the Louisville Metro Council. Jones’ writing appears regularly in LEO Weekly, Louisville Magazine, Food & Dining –Louisville Edition, and Who’s Who Louisville: African American Profiles. He also sits on the board of directors of the National Jug Band Jubilee. Jones and his wife Melissa Amos-Jones, a physical therapist, live in the Kenwood Hills neighborhood near Iroquois Park.

Suggested donation $5/ $10 non-members

March 17th, 2 pm – The New Cut Road Mural – Sabra Lynne Crockett

Artist, Sabra Lynne Crockett will discuss her work on The New Cut Road Mural project. 

Sabra L. Crockett has been a professional working artist for over 20 years. Her career started when she was fresh out of college working as a scenic artist for a LORT theater in Rochester, New York. After one season at GeVa Theater in Rochester, New York, Sabra began working at Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama as a scenic artist where she learned trompe l’oeil, faux bois, faux marbre, and other decorative painting techniques. Soon this led to her getting mural and faux finishing jobs out of the theater. Faced with the decision of continuing her side projects when she was not working at the theater, and raising a newborn, she decided to leave the theater, and start her own business, Sabra Lynne Decorative Painting, LLC. After her son’s first birthday, she and her husband decided to move to Louisville, Kentucky to be closer to family. In Louisville, Sabra was able to continue her business rather successfully, and also work as a seasonal scenic artist for Actors Theater, and Stage One Family Theater. Some other notable employers Sabra has worked with are The Louisville Zoo, Le Moo, Frazier Historical Museum, Jefferson Development Group, and many private patrons in the Louisville area and around the country. She was the lead artist for the 174 foot long mural along Bardstown Road, and the I 264 Underpass in the Bon Air Neighborhood in Louisville, KY. She has also collaborated with artist, Linda Erzinger, on other public art projects. Currently, Sabra is focusing on her fine art career. She receives commissions regularly and is working on a couple of series of paintings about shifting people’s awareness about nature. In April 2017 Sabra exhibited in New York City with a prestigious group of artists from all over the world, called Salon. In 2018 she has been invited to exhibit in Leeuwarden, Holland.

Suggested donation $5/$10 non-members

March 31st, 2 pm, Women in Politics

On Saturday, March 31st We will host a panel of speakers on Women in Politics. The panel includes Dolores Delanhanty, the founding member of the National Women’s Political Caucus, State Representative McKenzie Cantrell, and Nicole George, candidate for the District 21 Metro Council seat.