"We are closer than you think!"
D.C. West's Taylor Dunker and Louisville's Taylor Mohler contest a rebound
All Photos and Stories Compliments of Mike Krambeck,
December was a busy month for the library, our book sale went well, those books not sold were donated to several agencies for their use, as well as some duplicate donations sent to Johnson, Nebraska to help with their new town library.
Mrs. Claus had a well-attended audience at story time and the surveys were read, tabulated and results may be viewed along with the board's response to most areas on the bulletin board at the library. We appreciate all who took the time to fill out the surveys. All in all, we had many favorable comments and some not so favorable, which is to be expected.
Coming February 1st our open hours will be:
Monday 10:00 to 12 noon and 2:00 to 7:00
Wednesday open at 2:00 to 7:00
Friday 10:00 to 12 noon and 2:00 to 5:00
Saturday 9:00 to 12:00
This will enable the general public better access to our computers, we now have four, before school lets out and the students arrive.
New Books in circulation this month are Dashing Through the Snow, Mary Higgins Clark; Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich; The Lucky On by Nicholas Sparks; Cross County by James Patterson and J.K. Rowling's new book for our younger readers, Tales of Beedle the
New Movies are Dark Knight, Mama Mia and Wall-E.
Don't forget we have many of the latest magazines, so please come in and take advantage of all your library has to offer.
Mayor Mueller , Senator Pankonin, City Supervisor Dan Henry
Each played a critical role in Louisville's 10 year Water Challenge
Speaks on the new Contract to Supply Louisville Water 
  to Rural Water - Otoe County
January 19th, Interview with Mayor Mueller


 Cass County Reporter

Rick Setchell


Leaves Local Newspaper

Click HERE for an Interview with Rick Setchell

Rick speaks with us about his beginnings, his time covering Cass County and his most memorable moment right here in Louisville last November

Audio File  - MP3 Format Click Here

Dear Art Lover,

This Saturday evening, from 6:30 to 10:00PM, is the opening reception for painter Zack Jones, photographer Lynda Tygart and potter Dan Toberer.

Zack, a native of Malvern, Iowa, has created a wonderful series of oil paintings featuring the rolling vistas and farm fields of the area. Many include the machinery that is needed to work the land and others simply show the outcome of the labor. Several large pieces with sweeping, panoramic views are included in this show along with some smaller, quiet pieces to compliment the larger works. 'Recent oil paintings' mean just that, as many were still wet (and getting on my hands and clothes) while they were being placed on the walls!
Back in the Omaha area after having lived in Scottsdale/Cave Creek, Arizona for the past eleven years, four of which were spent apprenticing under artist Sergio Ladron Guevara from Mexico City, with whom Zack shared the common belief of Art and Honesty; that painting reflects who you are, a place you have been, a person you have met, or an experience. He believes the story behind the art is what gives it strength, and has painted portraits, landscape, and abstract.

Also exhibiting with Zack is photographer Lynda Tygart. Though Lynda is more widely known for her bromoil process, a rare form of hand-inking photographs that was invented in the early 1900's and became very popular in the 1920's, for this show she has created some fantastic images of the artists and of their studios, using a multi-layered, multiple image technique and then hand tinting each photograph. These are really amazing and very unique, and have a soft, ethereal glow.

Last on the list of feature artists is Dan Toberer. Dan has been in the Gallery since the beginning, and along with his smaller, functional and decorative pieces, he seems to keep making bigger and bigger pots, and 2009 is no exception. An original founding member of the Omaha Clay Works, Dan is currently working from a studio in the HotShops Art Center at 13th and Izard.

The main floor feature show is complimented by a lot of recent work on the mezzanine of the Gallery and also by the music of Michael Murphy. Several artists brought in new work for this rare winter show, when the Gallery is normally closed. Well, it is a time of change, so this year there will be no two month hiatus for the owner, janitor, maintenance crew and employees of the Gallery. (I am sure I do not need to tell you who they are!)

That kind of covers this show, but there are a lot of things happening at the Gallery over the next couple of months, and hopefully you will be able to attend some of the events.


Something new this year is a Singer/Songwriter Circle, which will take place on Sunday afternoon, March 8th, beginning at 2PM. The afternoon will feature at least eight very talented local musicians performing original songs, with a portion of the ticket sales going to benefit the Cass County Food Bank. Seating is very limited, so get your tickets early so you do not miss this one. The current plan is to make it a yearly event, and the response from the artists has been so overwhelming that we have had to turn many away, not because of a lack of talent, but because of time constraints. This is one that I really hope to see grow in to the future, perhaps even into a two day affair.

More music is in store for April as east coast based singer/songwriter Edie Carey returns to the Gallery for a concert on Saturday evening, April 4th. This was a fantastic show last year and it was a full house, so get your tickets early for this one, too. Edie brought another great performer, Elana Arian, with her last year, and has an opening act set for 2009 that I am sure will be just as professional and entertaining.

Between the music gigs will be the opening of another feature show on the main floor with four well known and respected artists in the Omaha area. Painters Paula Wallace and Jean Mason are joined by potter John Dennison and sculptor Dan Newberry for what is sure to be another great show. All are very professional, very accomplished artists who are sure to bring their absolute best to the Gallery.

The Annual Spring Jewelry Show, Thrown and Blown 6, and more feature shows are coming in 2009. You can check out more dates on the calendar page of the website, and watch for future emails with more updated information as the months roll by.

As always, thank you for your support, and please feel free to forward this to all of your art loving friends, and if you have any questions or would like to contact me, do not hit reply as that will send you to internet no man's land! Email me directly at louisvilleartgallery@gmail.com . Hope to see you Saturday night, STEVE

The Gallery is open
on Saturdays 11:30-4:00
& by appointment

Louisville Art Gallery
230 Main St.
P.O. Box 160
Louisville, Nebraska 68037
Louisville Art Gallery: Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Glass and more.
the Gallery is open for artists' receptions,
special events and by appointment only.
The Gallery is open
on Saturdays 11:30am -4:00pm

Send Your L.O.V.
The Dinner Date is Set: Friday February 27th 
You are invited to Nominate a Neighbor
Louisville Outstanding Volunteers 
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You see them. They are your neighbors. They are out there tending flower gardens at the Care Center, painting the sign for the Church Bake Sale, Sheparding Cub Scouts around for their Food Bank collection, helping you fill out the form before you Give Blood. They are there. They are ALWAYS there.
First Suggested by BUILD Membership Chair Person Ronda Anderson - Volunteers are a critical asset in a small Community, and we will to find a way to say you are loved!
They make it all work, and on the 27th there will be a special dinner (prepared by MORE volunteers) where the first L.O.V. awards will be presented.
Do YOUR part, now before you forget.
Nominate someone now for the first ever L.O.V. Awards
Final Rules for the Spelling Bee will be released on Friday 1/16
Catch the BUZZZ!
Say, I don't mean to bug you, but we need to smoke you bumblers out of your hives
it's time to form that swarm! Plans are being finalized, and the April 3rd Date is now set. Louisville's next Community Event is a huge Spelling BEE that will tie in with School and County Spelling Bees in a fun, exciting competition on April 3rd, 2009
Here is your Task:
You are the Swarm Leader. Create a clever, funny Bee-related name for your swarm (team of 4 spelling Bee contestants) and appoint 3 additional drone bees (team members) and click submit.
As these teams form up, we will answer questions, and get the word out so the event is a Honey of a Louisville Spelling Bee
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From the Editor
The Eggman Cometh
Know your Local Rooster
Last Sunday
we traveled East for an early morning Interview
Clutching a Scrap of Paper we set out down a snowy gravel road. Knowing what was expected of us, I checked our supply of empty cartons.
"How did you get that address?" I asked -
"Shhhh.. don't ask, and don't tell!" I was cautioned.
As we bumped along the gravel road, the anticipation grew.
"What should we look for?"
"Not sure, they probably have several sheds in the back"
I was scoping the horizon,
"There! There,.. I shouted! That has to be it!"
Sure enough, ...
There in the driveway, standing guard

The Rooster
Slowly, we inched past the watchful bird.
"Can I help you folks?"
Came the voice from the house..
"Well, uhh.. They told us to bring cartons.. and money.."
"Sure!" was the cheeful response!
Minutes later, we were scrambling home with breakfast.

There is something reassuing about an omelet,
when you have been introduced to the chickens,
and have inteviewed the Rooster.
Breakfast in Louisville

Having Fun and Looking for Bacon South of the River
Computer John