Voting rights were hard won in America. Women finally received the right in 1920, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 made it easier for African Americans to cast a ballot. Curator Skylar Smith organized a celebration of these events with the exhibition “BallotBox” featuring artists Sandra Charles, Brianna Harlan, Jennifer Maravillas, Taylor Sanders and James Robert Southard. If “BallotBox” sounds familiar, it’s because it was set to open at Louisville Metro Hall when the pandemic quarantine hit. As a result, no one was able to see it in person (although it could be viewed virtually). 21c’s exhibition, while open to the public, is by appointment only with masks required. There will be a virtual tour of the show with Smith and the artists on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Check the 21c website and Facebook for more details.

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Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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