The season premiere of Louisville Life, hosted by Candyce Clifft, features visual artist Ann Klem and the St. James Court Art Show, the once-a-month outdoor bazaar Flea Off Market, the president of Leadership Louisville, and the Dainty Festival in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood. The program premieres at a new time Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET and Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. on KET2.
After a career working with computers, Ann Klem fell in love with glass art. In a little more than 10 years, the visual artist has gained a fan base and loyal customers, in addition to a prime spot at the popular annual St. James Court Art Show in Old Louisville. The program explores her unique and colorful designs, which include jewelry, vases, clocks and much more.
On the first weekend of each month, at the corner of Baxter Avenue and East Jefferson Street, Flea Off Market is filled with dozens of vendors offering a wide variety of items, including books, records, bourbon barrel art and jewelry, antiques, fine arts and crafts, and fresh flowers. Louisville Life joins in on the fun, which also includes live music.
Louisville Life then heads to the neighborhood of Schnitzelburg to explore the Dainty Festival, which celebrates the hard-hitting old German street game. Schnitzelburg, which was founded by German immigrants, and the 100-year-old Hauck's Handy Store have hosted the World Dainty Championship each July for the past 42 years. Itís a huge draw in the community, which closes off the street for an all-day festival and Dainty competition. In the game of Dainty, a flat stick is used to strike another stick on the ground to make it airborne. It is hit like a baseball, and whoever hits it farthest wins.
In the studio, Clifft talks with Cynthia Knapek, president of Leadership Louisville, a nonprofit, member-oriented organization that strives to grow and connect a diverse network of leaders to serve as catalysts in the Louisville community.
Louisville Life is a KET production, produced and directed by Gary Pahler. Jayne McClew is co-producer, and Angelic Phelps is associate producer. More information about Louisville Life, including streaming video, is available at KET.org/loulife.
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