Letitia Quesenberry

We never saw this coming – the intersection of fine arts and real estate.

But it makes sense as more Louisvillians collect the works of local artists for their homes. And, ah, this is Sotheby’s, which of course operates one of the largest art auction houses in the world.

Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty, the Louisville-base luxury real estate firm, is hosting the opening reception for its quarterly Visiting Artist Series on Thurs., Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Louisville-based installation artist/photographer Letitia Quesenberry is the featured artist.

Quesenberry, who has a BFA from the University of Cincinnati, has been included in a number of major shows lately including last year’s Gateway Arts Festival in Cincinnati and the “Expanded Music Project” at Land of Tomorrow here.

The event at the Sotheby office, 3803 Brownsboro Rd., also will include a showcase of jewelry  from Jordan Clines Jewelry, according to a news release.

Previous shows have featured the work of prominent local artists such as David Schuster and Keith Auerbach and have attracted between 200 and 300 guests, according to a news release.

“The Visiting Artist Series is a great chance for us to help the local art community by bringing some additional exposure to accomplished local artists,” John Lenihan, founder and principal broker, stated in the release. “The previous shows have been very well-attended and give our professional real estate agents an opportunity to leverage the power of the Sotheby’s brand and its storied 268-year history of representing the finest pieces of art.”