‘My DIY Retirement’ By John Begley

John Begley retired from UofL in 2014. But, as his current solo exhibition at the university’s Cressman Center shows, he’s a gotta-do-something-creative kind of guy (I understand; I’m not-quite-retired myself). He has created digital drawings on his iPhone daily since his departure and is up to nearly 2,500 drawings. “My art training was as a printmaker, and I have an egalitarian mindset,” said the recent LVA Honors Legacy awardee. “I think the exhibit on a certain level demonstrates the availability of art-making and creative self-image formation that technology today provides.”

Through April 30

Cressman Center for Visual Arts
100 E. Main St.

About the Author

‘My DIY Retirement’ By John Begley

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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