[Ed. note: This event has been postponed until further notice, according to Louisville Visual Art.]

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 art exhibition “BallotBox.” (It took a village to make this show happen — support came from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, Great Meadows Foundation, Louisville Metro Government’s Office for Women, League of Women Voters, Frazier History Museum and Louisville Visual Art.) The artists in the show are Sandra Charles, Brianna Harlan, Jennifer Maravillas, Taylor Sanders, Penny Sisto and James Robert Southard. It is free and open to the public. The opening reception is March 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will include a conversation between Harlan and her grandmother, Civil Rights activist Mattie Jones.

March 12 – December 4, 2020

Mayor’s Gallery, Louisville Metro Hall
527 W. Jefferson St.
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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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