‘Louisville Artists: Carry On’

When most people think of Washington, D.C., they think of a political company town. But many tourists are there to see the world-class museums, especially the ones packed to the rafters with art. Louisville is like that: a company town of bourbon, horse racing and baseball bats with a world-class roster of artists. “Louisville Artists: Carry On” tells the stories of 44 artists who live in Louisville with successful local, national and international careers. Curated by artist/educator J.P. Begley, the artists explain why they chose to live their lives here but send their art far and wide. Perhaps the best-known example is sculptor Ed Hamilton, whose African American Civil War Memorial, “Spirit of Freedom,” is in Washington, D.C. Other notables include Tom Pfannerstill, Chris Radtke and Jacque Parsley. The exhibition is viewable on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Normally LVA is not open on the weekends but has added times on Oct. 12-13 from 12 to 4 p.m. and Nov. 3-4 from 12 to 6 p.m. 


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‘Louisville Artists: Carry On’

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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