‘Forum Confusio’ by John Begley

John Begley spent many years as an art educator and gallery director at UofL’s Hite Art Institute, was a past director of the Louisville Visual Art (Association), co-founded the Zephyr Gallery and helped promote Louisville’s Commission on Public Art. Whew! Now that he is retired, he’s returned to his first love, creating art by way of drawing, printmaking, book arts, installation and mixed media. In his exhibition “Forum Confusio,” he’s happily confused himself. Luckily, he gives viewers a long list of words to define his state. His “manifesto” states, “I am for confounded art! Consarn it. … So now, I am confused … ergo, I must be making confound art. With apologies to Bob Dylan, I do intend to ‘confound expectations.’”


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‘Forum Confusio’ 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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