Louisville Magazine

SEP 2018

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98 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 9.18 WILMA BETHEL WON'T STOP TEACHING Photo by Mickie Winters b Wilma Bethel has been leading children's fine- art classes through Louisville Visual Art for more than four decades. Bethel, who retired as Crosby Middle School's art teacher in 2012, still teaches LVA classes to middle and high school students, meeting in community centers, spare rooms at U of L, churches. While growing up in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, Bethel often followed around a cousin and mimicked his drawings. She remembers creating mud sculptures after a rain, crafting at church. She went on to earn an undergraduate degree in fine art at Morehead State University and a master's in art education at U of L. She estimates that she has taught 150 students per year, multiplied by 40-plus years. "ere's a lot of artists and art teachers that I've taught," she says. While in class, she'll say, "How many of you love art? I have both of my hands up!" She tells her students, "Not everybody is creative in the same way, but we're all creative." — Jenny Kiefer PERCUSSIONIST DANI MARKHAM PLAYED WITH CHILDISH GAMBINO AT THE GRAMMYS. And she's touring with the rapper-singer this fall. We're not surprised. In 1998, here's what Louisville Magazine had to say about Markham, when she was a sixth- grader and member of the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. "Asked about her favorite percussionists, Danielle Markham… cites Bob Becker, a xylophone virtuoso who is a member of the Canadian percussion quintet Nexus, which regularly performs with symphony orchestras around the world. 'He plays a piece that I play — "Log Cabin Blues,"' says Danielle, referring to a xylophone rag that is considered appropriate for college-age percussionists to perform at recitals." LOUISVILLE IS A HOT FILMMAKING SPOT. In the last couple years, several movies have been filmed in town, including: And en I Go, featuring Justin Long, about junior-high kids who navigate anger, anxiety and alienation; e Art of Self-Defense, a dark comedy with Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots; and River Runs Red, starring Taye Diggs, John Cusack, George Lopez and Luke Hemsworth, about police brutality, in theaters Nov. 2. And, in 2016, Mom and Dad, an apocalyptic zombie movie with parents turning on their kids, starring Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. While in town, Blair visited the Louisville Zoo with her son and posted a photo on Instagram.

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