This year’s IdeaFestival continues with its presentation of forward-thinking speakers, events and activities. Art speakers include Creative Capital artists Ann Carlson and the Ghana ThinkTank (“Ideas on the Edge”), visual and transmedia artist Lars Jan (in partnership with artwithoutwalls) and Anshu Gupta on “The Trash-Based Economy of the Future,” discussing how used fabric can become an economic resource. Gupta is a 2017 Curry Stone Design Prize honoree.


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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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