‘For the Children of Flowers’ by Joe McGee

“Why flowers? Well, I have always been drawn to them,” said Joe McGee. “This will appeal to many, but, to me, I am just painting as I did before college.” McGee’s solo exhibition is a virtual florist shop. The 21 acrylic-on-canvas paintings are a departure for him, something he couldn’t be happier about. They are a homage to his parents and the love of flowers they instilled in him. “I grew up here in Louisville with my brothers and sisters surrounded by flowers. My mother Grace (and her mother and her mother before) had flower beds everywhere, it seemed. The different colors, shapes and textures fascinated me as a child. So here, I attempt to capture, from my mind (these are all imagined works), the beauty and mystery of flowers.”


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‘For the Children of Flowers’ by Joe McGee

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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